Written answers
Monday, 3 September 2012

  • Women and Equalities
    • Publications
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 567W, on publications, how much her Department has spent on (a) circulars, (b)...
  • Public Accounts Commission
    • National Audit Office
      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how many National Audit Office staff were previously employed by management consultants or organisations which include management consulting...
    • National Audit Office
      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how many National Audit Office staff have gone to work for management consultants since 2009-10.
    • National Audit Office
      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission whether any employment restrictions are placed on staff leaving the National Audit Office.
    • National Audit Office
      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission whether the National Audit Office examines, logs and analyses the use of management consultants by Government Departments, including the...
    • National Audit Office
      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission whether the National Audit Office warns Government Departments of management consultants with a poor track record of advice.
  • Wales
    • Twitter
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many Twitter accounts her Department operates; and who in her Department is responsible for them.
  • Northern Ireland
    • Motor Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the devolution to the Northern...
    • Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to have discussions with the new Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; if he will discuss the investigation by the Police...
    • Ulster Bank
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what further discussions he will have with the Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland on the technical difficulties at Ulster Bank; and if he...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Affordable Housing: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been completed in each London borough in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
    • Affordable Housing: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definition of affordable housing in respect of London his Department (a) used in May 2010 and (b) now uses; and if he will...
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to which registered charities his Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been...
    • Community Infrastructure Levy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable he has set for his Department's review of the community infrastructure levy.
    • Community Infrastructure Levy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the National Farmers Union on the potential implications for the community infrastructure levy...
    • Ex-gratia Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the monetary value of ex-gratia payments made through schemes administered by his...
    • Fire Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of fire service response times from time of call to time of first attendance for each fire and...
    • Google
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Erdington, of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 7W, on...
    • Government Procurement Card
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the Audit Commission's Government Procurement Card transaction data including value,...
    • Green Belt
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what records the Planning Inspectorate keeps of decisions that they have made in allowing planning applications made for...
    • High Street Review
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what additional funding his Department plans to allocate to successful Portas pilots; and what criteria will be used in...
    • Housing Companies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have established local housing companies to date.
    • Housing: Construction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built in each of the new growth points to date.
    • Housing: Construction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what data his Department is collecting to monitor the implementation of the New Homes Bonus; and when he plans to make this data...
    • Housing: Central London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the change in the value of central London homes since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.
    • Housing: Overcrowding
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 8W, on housing, how many overcrowded (a) households and (b)...
    • Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to create a myth buster section on its website similar to that of the Department for Environment,...
    • Landlords: Prosecutions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many private landlords have been prosecuted for evicting tenants who have requested that repairs are made to the property,...
    • Local Government Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an assessment on the effect of the manipulation of the LIBOR rate on the cost of borrowing for local councils.
    • Local Government: Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities increased pay for staff earning less than £21,000 per annum by £250 or more between 2010 and 2012.
    • Local Government: Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of staff employed in local authority planning departments in each of the last two years...
    • Mobile Homes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has any plans to increase the licensing powers of local authorities in respect of the management of mobile home parks.
    • Non-domestic Rates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to review the mechanism for determining annual business rates increases; and if he will make a...
    • Non-domestic Rates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many businesses have taken advantage of the Government's Business Rates Deferral Scheme for 2012; (2) how many...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what timetable he has set for his Department's review of neighbourhood planning; (2) what key performance indicators his...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the effect of recent planning reforms.
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received from local authorities on the ability of planning departments to carry out planning...
    • Planning Permission: Nature Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish guidance under the National Planning Policy Framework to planners on how to protect nature improvement areas...
    • Private Rented Housing: Evictions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has undertaken on retaliatory evictions in the private rented sector.
    • Private Rented Housing: London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent research his Department has undertaken into the operation of the private rented sector for housing in London.
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answers of 13 June 2012, Official Report, columns 517-8W and 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 418W, on...
    • Railways: Planning Policy (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to introduce a planning policy framework to support further private sector investment in rail freight...
    • Regional Planning and Development
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will encourage local authorities to publish a local equivalent of the National Infrastructure Programme with the aim of...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of his Department were in the civil service redeployment pool on the latest date for which figures are available;...
    • Work Experience
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many interns work in his Department's press office.
    • Written Questions: Government Responses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer Questions 111138 and 111139 on troubled families, tabled on 8 June 2012 for answer on 12 June 2012.
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to which registered charities his Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been paid...
    • Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the entry into force of section 16(5) of the Electricity and Gas (Energy Company...
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the role of distributed energy generation in reducing national electricity demand.
    • Electricity: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has put in place measures to ensure that any costs incurred by suppliers relating to the early smart meter...
    • Energy Retail Market
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of electricity market reforms on competition in the energy retail market.
    • Energy Company Obligation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the annual cost per household of the introduction of the energy company obligation.
    • Energy Company Obligation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will ensure that energy suppliers recover energy company obligation costs to the benefit of low consumption consumers; and what...
    • Energy Supply
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from energy companies on the likely increase in costs to non-domestic energy customers arising...
    • Energy Supply
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that energy companies make non-domestic customers aware of their contract renewal dates.
    • Energy Supply
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of global reserves of (a) oil, (b) natural gas, (c) coal, (d) wind and (e) solar power in planning the UK's...
    • Energy: Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress the UK has made towards meeting its EU energy efficiency target to reduce primary energy use by 20 per cent by 2020...
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of smart meters on competition and efficiency in the energy market.
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to regulate the installation of smart meters as part of the smart meter roll-out.
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure transparency from energy companies in the daily management of customer data as a result...
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department plans to set up a consumer engagement strategy, as part of the digital switchover, ahead of the smart meter...
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to encourage the growth of skilled jobs and apprenticeships linked to the smart meter roll-out.
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average expected life-span will be of a typical energy smart meter.
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what discussions his Department has had with (a) property developers, (b) local authorities, (c) voluntary sector organisations...
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the evidence base for his Department's conclusions about the ability of smart meter solutions to...
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether his Department has estimated the total cost of the smart meter roll-out to (a) consumers and (b) energy suppliers; (2)...
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in domestic energy prices on levels of child poverty in (a) summer and (b)...
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential effect on (a) domestic and (b) industrial fuel bills of the Government's policy on decarbonisation.
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of energy bill standing charges on (a) market competition and (b) achieving the Government's...
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Office of Rail Regulation's 13th Periodic Review, what assessment he has made of the effect on the...
    • Carbon and Renewable Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how the central framework for his Department's long-funded spending will operate in relation to legally-binding targets on carbon and...
    • Fuel Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment his Department has made on the uptake of energy efficiency measures by those in fuel poverty.
    • Fuel Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the written ministerial statement of 15 March 2012, Official Report, column 36WS, on fuel poverty, what recent...
    • Fuel Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 on levels of fuel poverty.
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he and his officials will consider any role the Green Deal could play in stimulating the boiler replacement market; (2) if he...
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on stimulating the UK boiler replacement...
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will meet representatives of the heating industry to discuss the Green Deal and the boiler replacement market.
    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of contracts for difference for medium-scale renewable electricity...
    • Renewable Energy: Transport
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contingency plans his Department has put in place to reach the 15 per cent renewable energy target by 2020 under the renewable...
    • Warm Home Discount Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to promote the uptake of the Warm Home Discount.
    • Wind Power
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind projects were connected to the grid in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012 to date; and (A)...
  • Cabinet Office
    • British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to Census data, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens living in each EU member state either for part of the year or all...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what dates the Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee has met; and which such meetings were attended by the (a) Prime Minister, (b) Deputy Prime...
    • Population
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the non-UK EU population of each nationality in each nation and region of the UK; and if he will make a statement.
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of airlifting equipment and supplies out of Afghanistan should overland routes not be a viable option for...
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Queen Elizabeth Class ships will be configured to allow shipborne rolling vertical landing of the F-35B.
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which fixed wing aircraft are capable of taking off and landing vertically on aircraft carriers.
    • Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure that reductions in spending on the armed forces do not reduce their readiness for action.
    • Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to publish full details of the future allocation of resources to regular and reserve forces.
    • Armed Forces: Adjustment Disorder
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been diagnosed with adjustment disorder since May 2010.
    • Armed Forces: Amputation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) medical services, (b) compensation and (c) mental health support are made available by his Department for service personnel requiring amputation.
    • Armed Forces: Discrimination
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to section 2 of the Armed Forces Act 2011, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the police on preventing...
    • Armed Forces: Discrimination
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to section 2 of the Armed Forces Act 2011, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with their counterparts in the (a)...
    • Armed Forces: Mass Media
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason the 2005 pledge that British forces would never deliberately target journalists or media facilities has been removed from the latest...
    • Armed Forces: Postal Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps he has taken to ensure that firms recognise a British Forces Post Overseas address as a valid British address.
    • Armed Forces: Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the level of skills lost from having made redundant service personnel with experience of serving in Afghanistan.
    • Army
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the demographic analysis used to determine the selection of infantry battalions to be withdrawn from the Order of Battle as part of...
    • Army
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the established unit strength will be (1) of (a) 3rd Battalion, The Rifles Regiment, (b) 2nd Battalion, The Rifles Regiment, (c) 2nd Battalion,...
    • Army
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many multi-role brigades the Army will have by 2020.
    • Army
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed in each of the 17 major units affected by the Army 2020 review.
    • Army
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what further steps his Department plans to take to deliver Future Force 2020 as set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.
    • Army
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to page 24 of his Department's publication, Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review,...
    • Army: Recruitment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) recruitment targets and (b) levels of recruitment (including shortfalls) were for each of the Scottish regiments for each of the last...
    • AWE: Research
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which universities receive funding for research commissioned by the Atomic Weapons Establishment; and what the nature is of such funded research.
    • British Telecom
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of the contract with BT to provide cyber security in each of the next seven years.
    • Defence Equipment and Support
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which organisations and businesses he plans to consult regarding the proposal to bring forward a Government-owned contractor-operated body to replace...
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 21 May 2012, Official Report, column 438W, on defence procurement, how many of the urgent operational requirements...
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value is of the Royal Navy's contracts for (a) Type 45 destroyers, (b) Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers and (c) Astute Class attack...
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what projects are on the Single Integrated Capability Priority List; and what the projected cost is of each project.
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with which firms his Department has signed contracts to provide contractors for roles in theatre since May 2010.
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the urgent question of 17 July 2012, on defence procurement, whether defence procurement is subject to European single market...
    • Depleted Uranium
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place a copy of the review into the legality of CHARM3 depleted uranium ammunition required by Article 36 of Additional Protocol I to the...
    • Filming
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions property owned by his Department has been used in commercial filming in each location in each of the last five years; (2)...
    • Horses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2012, Official Report, column 514W, on horses, what the cost of feeding and bedding ceremonial horses has been in each...
    • Horses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2012, Official Report, column 514W, on horses, what the total number is of ceremonial horses used by his Department.
    • Horses and Dogs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) horses and (b) dogs were euthanised by his Department in each month in 2012; and for what reasons in each case.
    • Iraq-Kuwait Conflict (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his Department's mortality statistics on the causes of death among Gulf War Veterans and Gulf War Era Veterans for the period of 1...
    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of US Congressional reports suggesting the cancellation of the F-35B variant; and what assessment he has made of the effect...
    • Manchester Declaration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent contribution his Department and its non-departmental public bodies and agencies have made to implementation of the 2005 Manchester Declaration.
    • Mercian Regiment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral question from the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North of 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 1097, what the annual recruitment to...
    • Military Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the value of maintenance contracts for (a) Tornado, (b) Typhoon and (c) Sea King aircraft in each of the last three...
    • Military Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what type of maintenance is carried out on the Tornado aircraft at (a) RAF Lossiemouth and (b) RAF Marham; (2) what type of maintenance is carried...
    • Military Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) flight simulators, (b) ground instructional aircraft and (c) inertial guidance systems trainers are permanently based in Scotland; what type...
    • Military Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of Merlin helicopter training equipment are permanently based in Scotland; and where each such equipment is kept.
    • Military Bases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make a decision on the future of Dreghorn and Redford barracks; and if he will make a statement.
    • Military Exercises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers from 5 SCOTS took part in Exercise Gaulish Hackle; and at what estimated cost to the public purse.
    • Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the specialist skills of the Ministry of Defence police's criminal investigation department; what assessment he has...
    • Nuclear Weapons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of the nuclear deterrent programme in the last year.
    • Official Visits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department has visited (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales and (iii) each English region (A) between May...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what duties the additional armed forces personnel to be covering London 2012 Olympics security will undertake; (2) where the additional armed...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether service personnel providing security at the London 2012 Olympic games will be paid a bonus; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost of...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 12 July 2012, Official Report, column 451, on Olympics: security, whether armed forces personnel will be able to opt out...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 12 July 2012, Official Report, column 451, on Olympics: security, whether any compensation will be given to the families...
    • Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the occasions since May 2010 on which his Parliamentary Private Secretary has travelled overseas with him or on his behalf.
    • Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the lowest hourly rate is paid to staff by his Department; how many members of staff based outside London are paid less than £7.20 per hour;...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on (a) his private office and (b) staff costs of each Minister in his Department under each category of expenditure in...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he expects his Department to underspend its budget for 2012-13; and what estimate he has made of any such underspend.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the results were, and what changes in policy have been made as a consequence, of the three-month exercise carried out by his Department jointly with...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of the three-month exercise carried out by his Department jointly with the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury in respect of planning round 11.
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 3 July 2012, Official Report, column 627W and 12 June 2012, Official Report, column 457W, on publications, how much his...
    • Radar
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual cost is of renting the Scanter 4100 air search radar from BAE systems.
    • Railways
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what railway equipment his Department possesses; and where such equipment is located.
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what regulations his Department introduced between 1 February and 31 May 2012; and at what cost to the public purse.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of reservists required to make up (a) an enduring intervention, (b) a non-enduring complex intervention, (c) a...
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish his Department's risk assessment concerning plans to increase the number of reservists up to 2018.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what frontline tasks he envisages reservists performing that they currently do not perform.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the £1.8 billion identified for reserve forces will be spent on; and over what timeframe such expenditure will be made.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservists serve in each Government department.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which trades and sectors his Department plans to recruit reservists.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with employers on reservists' employment rights.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has discussed with employers measures to incentivise recruitment and employment of reservists.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the oral statement of 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 1087, on Army 2020, whether reservists will form stand-alone units on the...
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2012, Official Report, column 516W, on reserve forces, when the specific parameters for the consultation on the effect...
    • Reserve Forces: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces reservists are ordinarily resident in (a) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency and (b) Scotland.
    • Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many serving members of the Second Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers reside in (a) Bury North constituency, (b) Greater Manchester...
    • Saudi Arabia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures his Department has put in place to detect bribery and other impropriety in contracts supervised by the Saudi Armed Forces Project Office.
    • Saudi Arabia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department's due diligence process in respect of the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications project recorded any payments made to...
    • Science and Technology
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he has allocated under each budget heading to his Department's science and technology budget for 2012-13.
    • Snow Removal Units
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many self-propelled snow removal units are permanently based in Scotland; what type of equipment each unit is; and where it is kept.
    • Strategic Defence and Security Review
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of implementation of the proposals contained in the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the (a) size, (b)...
    • Tony Gallagher
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many times each Minister in his Department has met Tony Gallagher since May 2010; (2) how many meetings Tony Gallagher has had at his...
    • Type 26 Frigates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely range of unit costs for the Type 26 frigate.
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on testing of Reaper and Predator drones at West Wales Airport Aberporth and the testing...
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the likely cost of operating the Unmanned Aerial Systems Capability Development Centre in each of the next five years.
    • Veterans: Suicide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 13 March 2012, Official Report, column 542W, on veterans: suicide, during what time period data on mental disorders were...
    • Veterinary Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on veterinary bills for (a) horses and (b) dogs in each year since 2010.
    • Work Experience
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many interns work in his Department's press office.
    • Written Questions: Government Responses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question 109631, tabled on 22 May 2012, for answer on 24 May 2012, on Royal Navy contracts. [R]
  • Treasury
    • Aggregates Levy
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered (a) reinstating the Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme in Northern Ireland and (b) expanding the scheme to other nations within the UK.
    • Banks
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to maintain confidence in the banking system.
    • Banks: Regulation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward implementation of the (a) ring-fencing of retail banks and (b) recommendations of the Independent Commission on Banking.
    • Banks: Scotland
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he was first informed that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service was conducting investigations relating to banking conduct in Scotland;...
    • Banks: Standards
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the his contribution of 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 1128, on professional standards in the banking industry, what questions he...
    • Child Tax Credit: Birmingham
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in (a) Birmingham, Ladywood constituency and (b) the Birmingham city council area received the child element of child tax credit in (i)...
    • Corporation Tax: Scotland
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has held with the Scottish Government on devolving the rate of corporation tax to Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many policyholders will not receive compensation from the Equitable Life payment scheme because they have experienced a relative gain.
    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many individual policyholders are yet to receive compensation payments from the Equitable Life payment scheme; (2) how many policyholders are yet...
    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on whose advice he decided to exclude policyholders who purchased with-profits annuities before 1 September 1992 from the Equitable Life payment scheme.
    • Fiscal Policy
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of fiscal tightening through any change in the general government cyclically-adjusted primary balance as a proportion of...
    • Green Investment Bank
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to work with established green investors on green investment before the Green Investment Bank is operational.
    • Import Duties: Israel
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions he has imposed EU import duties on Israeli goods entering the UK from Jewish settlements on the west bank considered illegal under...
    • Inflation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered changing the inflation target in the last year.
    • Libor
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will estimate the number of individuals potentially affected by the manipulation of the Libor; and if he will consider options for...
    • Libor
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which (a) officials and (b) special advisers have briefed the BBC on the role of the right hon. Member for Morley and Outwood in discussions on Barclays'...
    • Libor
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Financial Services Authority will establish a formal procedure by which small and medium-sized enterprises can claim compensation for interest rate...
    • Money Advice Service
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of the Money Advice Service budget is spent on (a) outsourced resources and (b) financial education in schools; (2) what proportion...
    • NHS: Redundancy Pay
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish the template for approval by his Department for NHS special severance cases; (2) what information his Department requires when...
    • Official Engagements
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list his official engagements for 14 and 15 September 2012.
    • Pensions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent a pension company is able to invest the money they receive rather than holding it.
    • Pensions: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will investigate reports of people being obliged to pay for financial advice from their pension provider; (2) if he will investigate reports of...
    • Personal Savings
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2012, Official Report, columns 448-9W, on personal savings, what assessment he has made of the distributional impact of...
    • Press Officers
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its arm’s-length bodies since May...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the out-turn was of each Government Department against its comprehensive spending review settlement in each year of the settlement to date.
    • Publications
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2012, Official Report, column 117W, on publications, how much his Department has spent on (a) circulars, (b) publications...
    • Renewable Energy
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the control framework for Department of Energy and Climate Change long-funded spending will operate in relation to legally-binding targets on carbon and...
    • Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services (2 annotations)
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the use of 0845 telephone numbers by HM Revenue and Customs; and whether he has any plans to end their use.
    • Taxation: Freight
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Office of Rail Regulation's 13th Periodic Review, what assessment he has made of the effect on the competitiveness of UK industry of...
    • Vat
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider returning the rate of VAT to 17.5 per cent; and if he will make a statement.
    • VAT: Caravans
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider not proceeding with his proposed 5% VAT rate on static caravans.
    • Personal Injury: Compensation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of proposals to increase the small claims limit for personal injury in terms of (a)...
  • International Development
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what date (a) CDC Group and (b) his Department were informed that Emerging Capital Partners' Africa Fund II was under criminal...
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to inform the House of the outcome of the criminal investigation by the European Anti-Fraud Office into Emerging...
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to refer the allegations against Emerging Capital Partners' Africa Fund II to the investigatory authorities in the UK;...
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2012, Official Report, column 389W, on Africa, whether European Investment Bank officials informed...
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the World Bank's decision to suspend aid to Bangladesh on UK aid to that country.
    • Burma
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to provide funding and expertise for conflict prevention, inter-racial and inter-religious dialogue and...
    • Commonwealth Development Corporation
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to stipulate to the CDC that corruption allegations should be reported to his Department and any other...
    • Commonwealth Development Corporation
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2012, Official Report, column 437W, on the Commonwealth Development Corporation, what assessment he...
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to which registered charities his Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been paid...
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to build peace in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
    • Developing Countries: Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made in establishing the leadership council for the New Alliance for Food and Nutrition security.
    • Developing Countries: Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what commitments his Department has made to the New Alliance for Food and Nutrition security; and what the timetable is for their...
    • Developing Countries: Religion
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of faith-based organisations to development.
    • European Investment Bank
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to require the European Investment Bank (EIB) to inform its shareholders of criminal investigations into...
    • European Investment Bank
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the European Investment Bank's Inspector General only refers investigations to the European Anti-Fraud Office where an initial...
    • Millennium Development Goals
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the Lord Bishop of Derby of 20 June 2012, Official Report,House of Lords, column WA300, on millennium...
    • Nigeria
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to tackle the issue of early and forced marriage in Nigeria.
    • Nigeria
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve the availability of information about state-level financing for education in Nigeria;...
    • Nigeria
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2012, Official Report, column 426W, on Nigeria, what funding his Department supplies to civil society...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answers of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 63W, 14 June 2012, Official Report, columns 574-75W, and 2 July 2012,...
    • Rwanda
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to leverage the annual £75 million given in international aid to Rwanda to end the Rwandan support to militias...
    • UN Women
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to encourage other international donors, private or public, to help ensure that UN Women has the core funding...
  • Deputy Prime Minister
    • Electoral Register: Fraud
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, columns 923-4W, on electoral register: fraud, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the two...
  • Education
    • English Baccalaureate
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the English baccalaureate on take-up of core subjects.
    • Youth Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to reform youth services to meet the needs of local communities.
    • NEETs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of young people who are not in education, employment or training.
    • Apprentices: Birmingham
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many apprentice starts there were for 16 to 18-year-olds in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date.
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education to which registered charities his Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been paid in each case.
    • Children in Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve the responsiveness of the children's care home inspection system and (b) enable local authorities to...
    • Children: Day Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to provide free child-care for all children.
    • Official Hospitality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2012, Official Report, column 1030W, on departmental drinks, what the (a) brand and (b) supplier was in respect of...
    • Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to paragraph 7.5 of his Department's publication The Importance of Teaching: The Schools White Paper 2010, what progress he has made on...
    • Education Maintenance Allowance: Ashfield
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the amount of education maintenance allowance paid to residents of Ashfield constituency in 2010-11; and what estimate he...
    • Education: Assessments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of 16-year-olds took qualifications in 2011 which counted for more than one GCSE; (2) how many qualifications...
    • Electronic Communication
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the (a) make, (b) model and (c) network provider was of each mobile telephone device he has been officially issued with in chronological...
    • E-mail
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the cost to publish all the e-mails sent by his special adviser, Dominic Cummings.
    • Empty Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many buildings owned by his Department and the bodies for which he is responsible have been empty for more than two years; and if he will make a...
    • Free School Meals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate has been made of the number of children who will receive free school meals after the universal credit is brought in 2013.
    • Further Education: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2012, Official Report, column 376W, on students: statistics, when he expects to introduce comparable measures of...
    • GCE A-level
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps his Department plans to take to encourage more pupils to take (a) mathematics and (b) science subjects at A-level; (2) what steps his...
    • Learning Records Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons national insurance numbers cannot be used to access personal learning records.
    • Learning Records Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the cost to the public purse was of the Learning Records Service in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the estimated cost...
    • Learning Records Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many records were held on the personal learning record database on 1 July 2012; and if he will estimate the number of records it will hold by 1...
    • Learning Records Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the purpose is of the personal learning record database.
    • Offences Against Children: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Young Families has had with stakeholders to discuss protecting children online.
    • Official Engagements
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his official engagements were on (a) 2 July 2012 and (b) 3 July 2012.
    • Official Visits: Israel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 488W, on official visits: Israel, for what reason (a) officials in his Department...
    • Regional Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to introduce regional pay since 20 March 2012; and if he will make a statement.
    • Private Finance Initiative
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the future use of the private finance initiative by his Department.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he expects his Department to underspend its budget for 2012-13; and what estimate he has made of any such underspend.
    • Rebekah Brooks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education from how many different telephone numbers he has received text messages from Rebekah Brooks since May 2010. [R]
    • Schools: Asbestos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the Committee on Carcinogenicity's findings on children's vulnerability to...
    • Schools: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the average per pupil unit of funding including the pupil premium, for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools based on (i)...
    • Schools: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of schools in (a) the 10 per cent most deprived areas and (b) the 10% least deprived areas fell below the Government's...
    • Social Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many vulnerable (a) children and (b) adults were (i) placed out of county and (ii) received from another county for each local authority area.
    • Teachers: Kent
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers in Kent were (a) dismissed and (b) dismissed due to incompetency in the last 10 years.
    • Teachers: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department provided for postgraduate initial teacher training in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
    • Teachers: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to attract high-calibre graduates into teaching.
    • Vocational Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the annual VQ Day promoted by the Edge Foundation on the perception of technical, practical and vocational...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Absenteeism
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the absenteeism rate was in her Department in each of the last three years.
    • Animal Welfare: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce cases of animal cruelty towards domestic dogs and cats in London.
    • Animals: Imports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 448W, on animals: imports, from which countries of origin the...
    • Biodiversity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to her Department's publication, “A Strategy for England's wildlife and ecosystem...
    • Biodiversity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to her Department's publication, A Strategy for England's wildlife and ecosystem services, what steps the...
    • Biodiversity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the indicators for (a) the status of priority species and (b) the effectiveness of integrating biodiversity...
    • Songbirds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has commissioned on the predation of songbirds in each of the last five years; at what cost; and...
    • Common Fisheries Policy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the oral statement of 12 July 2012, Official Report, columns 468-70W, on balance of competences, what the...
    • Endangered Species
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many globally threatened species were present in (a) England, (b) the UK and (c) the British Overseas Territories in each...
    • Environment Agency: Fines
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value is of outstanding fines imposed by the Environment Agency on businesses which have remained unpaid for more...
    • Ex-gratia Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the monetary value of ex-gratia payments made through schemes administered by her...
    • Farms: Crown Estates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of The Crown Estates New Farm Business Tenancy lease in helping...
    • Fishing Vessels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2012, Official Report, column 425W, on fishing vessels: scallops, how the UK complies with...
    • Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Environment Agency staff were required to stay overnight in areas of flood risk to deal with the flooding events in...
    • Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of food and accommodation for Environment Agency staff deployed to areas of flood risk...
    • Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Environment Agency staff were required to travel and stay overnight to deal with the flooding events in June and...
    • Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what additional payments and benefits are payable to Environment Agency staff deployed to areas at risk of flooding at times...
    • Floods: Greater London (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the proposed Salmons Brook Flood Alleviation works on Enfield, Southgate constituency in...
    • Public Forest Estate
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will rule out the use of private finance initiatives for the future funding of the public forest estate.
    • Fuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) her Department and (b) its executive agencies spent on petrol and diesel costs in each of the last five years.
    • Game: Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to ban the practice of caging breeding game birds.
    • Game: Birds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to ban the farming of birds for sport shooting; and if she will make a statement.
    • Manchester Declaration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department and its agencies have made on implementation of the Manchester Declaration of 2005.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she intends to answer the letter sent to her by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 8 June 2012 with regard...
    • Nature Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on biodiversity conservation in (a) England and (b) the British Overseas Territories in 2011-12.
    • Otters: Kent
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate she has made of the size of the otter population in Kent; (2) whether she has plans to reintroduce...
    • Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on which occasions her parliamentary private secretary has travelled overseas with her or on her behalf since May 2010.
    • Performance Appraisal
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) black and minority ethnic staff, (b) employees with disabilities, (c) employees aged over 50 and (d) part-time...
    • Performance Appraisal
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure the system of relative performance management in her Department, its Executive agencies,...
    • Performance Appraisal
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what box marking staff who have taken redundancy from her Department of each (a) ethnicity and (b) age received in the last...
    • Plastic Bags
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce the number of single-use plastic bags.
    • Plastics: Recycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the capacity for collecting and locally sorting waste plastic packaging; and what...
    • Plastics: Recycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons her Department has proposed plastic packaging recycling targets that differ from those recommended by the...
    • Plastics: Recycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the potential level of plastic packaging that may be exported to meet recycling targets for...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answers of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 333W and 25 June 2012, Official Report, column 21W, on...
    • Ragwort
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many enforcement notices have been served under the Weeds Act 1959 in respect of ragwort in each of the last five years;...
    • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial support (a) her Department and (b) the Rural Payments Agency provided to the Royal Society for the Protection...
    • Rural Areas: Weather
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Commission for Rural Communities is monitoring the effects on the rural economy of adverse weather during summer 2012.
    • Rural Areas: Weather
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the effects on the (a) rural economy and (b) farming industry of the adverse weather...
    • Rural Areas: Weather
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider providing financial assistance to rural businesses and traders affected by the cancellation of country...
    • Rural Growth Networks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding arrangements for the Rural Growth Networks will be finalised before the end of August.
    • Scallops
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Marine Management Organisation uses a calendar day or a 24-hour period to assess a day of fishing within the...
    • Scallops
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Marine Management Organisation introduced its current method of assessing a day of fishing within the Western Waters...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff of her Department were in the civil service redeployment pool on the latest date for which figures are...
    • Sustainable Development
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Government plan to publish departmental sustainable development headline indicators.
    • Water Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure households are on the best value water tariff.
    • Water: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department provides to water companies on (a) providing their customers with accurate information on the...
    • Wildlife: Circuses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on impact assessments, circus inspections and other research and investigations in support...
    • Wood: Recycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations her Department has received regarding any possible health hazards associated with wood recycling.
  • Justice
    • Aiding and Abetting
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the use of the law on joint enterprise; (2) when he expects...
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice to which registered charities his Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been paid in each case.
    • Civil Disorder: Fixed Penalties
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many penalty notices for disorder were issued in each of the last five years; and how many were not paid in each year; (2) how many penalty...
    • Contempt of Court: Non-molestation Orders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the number of convictions for contempt of court where the offence related to a breach of the terms of a...
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many payments were made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to (a) person attacked by dogs and (b) persons injured at work in the last 12...
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority paid to victims of crime in each category of injury in the last 12 months for which figures are...
    • Electronic Tagging
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on how many occasions tagging equipment was found to be faulty in England and Wales in 2011; (2) how many people were found to be in breach for...
    • Electronic Tagging
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many accredited experts his Department uses to act as expert witnesses in cases of breach of tagging orders.
    • Legal Aid Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much in legal aid payments was recovered by the Legal Services Commission from convicted offenders in each of the last three years.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he intends to answer the letter sent to him by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 30 May 2012 with regard to Hal Husbands.
    • Personal Injury: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if his Department will publish its impact assessment of the proposals to increase the small claims limit for personal injury to £5,000; (2)...
    • Prisoners: Eating Disorders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2012, Official Report, column 1006W, on prisoners: eating disorders, if he will consider making an assessment of the...
    • Prisoners: Vietnam
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Vietnamese children and young adults have been accommodated in the prison estate in the last three years.
    • Prisons: Mass Media
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many media requests the Prison Service received to enter prisons from (a) broadcast and (b) print media in each of the last three years; and how many...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2012, Official Report, columns 631-2W, on publications, how much his Department has spent on (a) circulars, (b)...
    • Young Offenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to make parents of children under the age of criminal responsibility accountable for criminal offences committed by...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Argentina
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Argentinian ambassador on the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    • Association of Southeast Asian Nations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his EU counterparts on greater involvement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Bangladeshi counterpart on the recent decision to suspend the caretaker Government...
    • Burma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to bring the situation in Arakan State, Burma, to the attention of the UN Security Council, the UN Human...
    • Burma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the situation of the Rohingya people with Aung San Suu Kyi (a) on her recent visit to London and (b) subsequently.
    • Conciliation Resources
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings his officials had with representatives of Conciliation Resources in 2010-11.
    • Conciliation Resources
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what activities funded by his Department Conciliation Resources undertakes in each location in Abkhazia.
    • Conciliation Resources
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding his Department plans to allocate to Conciliation Resources for the financial year 2013-14.
    • European Union
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times the Government has initiated an action for failure to fulfil an EU obligation against another EU member state;...
    • Guinea-Bissau
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to work with West African nations to tackle the narcotics trade in Guinea-Bissau.
    • Israel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on steps to end the practice of placing Palestinian children...
    • Libya
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Libyan Government on their decision to ban the security company G4S from the country, where...
    • Mali
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the situation in Mali; and what steps his Department is taking to protect UK interests in...
    • Mauritius
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the authorities in Mauritius on the trial of those accused of killing Michaela McAreavey.
    • Mauritius
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the trial in Mauritius of those accused of killing Michaela McAreavey.
    • Mexico
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to his Department's Strategy for the Prevention of Torture, what steps he has taken to ensure accountability for...
    • Mexico
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to prevent torture and monitor places of detention in Mexico.
    • Middle East and North Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to consult women's organisations in the Middle East and North Africa on the actions relating to the region in...
    • Middle East and North Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what formal mechanisms his Department has established to ensure that information gathered through consultation with women's...
    • Mozambique
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent representations (a) from and (b) on behalf of General Jacinto Veloso about a dispute involving...
    • Mozambique
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he met General Jacinto Veloso, a former Government Minister of Mozambique, when the President of Mozambique visited...
    • Mozambique
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the members were of the official delegation of the President of Mozambique when he visited London in May 2012.
    • Palestinians
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has commissioned any independent research into the content of Palestinian Authority TV programming.
    • Palestinians
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Palestinian Authority on incitement.
    • Paraguay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the Mercosur decision to suspend Paraguay following the impeachment of...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, columns 242-3W, on publications, how much his Department has spent on...
    • Recruitment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on (a) recruitment services and (b) executive search agencies in each month since January 2012.
    • Russia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the outcome of discussions at the UK-Russia Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue on (a) the...
    • South Sudan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the political situation in South Sudan.
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his oral answer to the hon. Member for Chippenham of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 45, on Syria, what...
    • Taxis
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on taxis for its staff in each of the last two years.
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what mechanisms exist for alleged human rights abuses in the non-self governing territory of Western Sahara to be (a)...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Access to Work Programme: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government about the steps he is taking to increase take-up of the Access to...
    • Assets
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assets his Department has sold and leased back over the last 12 months; what the sale price was of each asset so sold; and what estimate...
    • Asthma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with medical practitioners on occupational asthma.
    • Asthma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on occupational asthma.
    • Atos Healthcare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his answer to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West of 21 March 2012, Official Report, column 705W, on Atos...
    • Atos Healthcare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 29 February 2012, Official Report, columns 390-1W, on Atos Healthcare: Scotland, how many Atos assessment...
    • Atos Healthcare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 29 February 2012, Official Report, columns 390-1W, on Atos Healthcare: Scotland, how many training sessions the...
    • Bakeries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training is given to health and safety inspectors on conducting workplace inspections in bakeries.
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children for whom child benefit is paid live abroad for more than three months each year.
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households are subject to a Child Support Agency Inhibition Order; and how many such households are (a) fully and (b) partially owned...
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total amount of maintenance payments owed by non-resident parents as determined by the Child Support Agency is; and what proportion of...
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consultation his Department has had with the Law Society of Scotland on Regulations 18 and 20 of the Child Support Variations Regulations 2000.
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to amend the 12-month rule relating to the use of minutes of agreement in relation to child support.
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether (a) working tax credits, (b) child tax credits and (c) the childcare element of working tax credits will be included in the calculation...
    • Child Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children in (a) St Helens South and Whiston constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England were (i) living in poverty and (ii) living in...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against Social Fund crisis loan decisions were (a) upheld and (b) rejected in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for a (a) second, (b) third and (c) fourth or more crisis loan were (i) granted and (ii) declined in the last 12-month...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was to repay a Social Fund crisis loan in the most recent period for which figures are available.
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals making a third application for a Social Fund crisis loan within a 12-month period were required to attend a face-to-face...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many defaults there were in repayment of Social Fund crisis loans in each of the last 12 months; (2) how many defaults on Social...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Social Fund crisis loans were paid to recipients in each region in the last 12 months.
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Social Fund crisis loans were made to (a) individuals registered as disabled, (b) individuals over the pension age and (c) lone parent...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to repay a Social Fund crisis loan was in the latest period for which figures are available.
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for Social Fund crisis loans were received (a) by telephone, (b) in writing and (c) in person in the last 12 months for...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent pursuing the recovery of Social Fund crisis loans on which individuals had defaulted in the last five years.
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for a social fund crisis loan were made by people (a) under 18, (b) between 18 and 29, (c) between 30 and 49, (d) between...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for a social fund crisis loan were made by (a) women and (b) men in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average social fund crisis loan was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the social fund crisis loan scheme cost to operate in each of the last three years.
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of individuals in receipt of income-related employment and support allowance which includes a...
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received about employment and support allowance in each month of the last two years.
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the job outcomes for (a) all people and (b) people with mental health problems declared Fit for Work by the...
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of mental function champions on the assessment process for the work capability...
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress has been made with the mandatory work activity and voluntary work experience schemes in (a) England, (b) the South East...
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what means his Department arrived at its forecast of the indicative claimant volumes for the 18 to 24 jobseeker's allowance group on the...
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value is of each Work Choice contract in each area.
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 24 April 2012, Official Report, column 789W, on employment schemes, when he plans to conduct the next one-off...
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of each Fit For Work pilot to date.
    • Ex-gratia Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the monetary value of ex-gratia payments made through schemes administered by his Department over the...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether his proposals for secondary legislation relating to universal credit will apply to people who reside in supported housing...
    • Housing Benefit: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total annual expenditure was on housing benefit for persons under the age of 25 in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local...
    • Industrial Health and Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value is of outstanding fines imposed by the Health and Safety Executive on businesses which have remained unpaid for more than (a)...
    • Jobcentre Plus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department issues to Jobcentre Plus offices on their (a) stock, (b) display and (c) use of public information leaflets.
    • Nuclear Power Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date an inspection was (i) planned and (ii) carried out at each of the UK's nuclear...
    • Nuclear Power Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received in relation to safety at each of the UK's nuclear power stations in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c)...
    • Pension Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in receipt of state pension credit.
    • Pensioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the pensioner prices index was in each year since 1997.
    • Pensioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of pensioners had a net annual income of (a) up to £5,200, (b) £5,200 to £10,400, (c) £10,400 to...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) on what basis the assumption was made in the case studies provided by his Department in the personal independence payment consultation...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long he expects the reassessment to take of personal independence payment benefit entitlement for those receiving disability living allowance.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria his Department used to select organisations bidding for health and disability assessment services contracts.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of reassessing the personal independence payment benefit entitlement for all...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to ensure people undergoing reassessment of personal independence payment benefit entitlement are able to appeal...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from (a) organisations and (b) individuals on the reassessment of personal independence payment benefit...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the value of current contracts for health and disability assessment services (a) in Scotland, North East England,...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information will be used from existing disability living allowance files when contacting claimants to invite them to apply for personal...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 635W, on publications, how much his Department has spent on (a) circulars, (b)...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will provide a ready reckoner to show how much the benefits award of households will be affected by the cap before...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the amount of benefits recovered via the Compensation Recovery Unit in the last financial year for...
    • Social Security Benefits: Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) spouses and (b) and civil partners of serving members of each branch of HM armed forces applied for (i) jobseeker's...
    • Social Security Benefits: Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many spouses or civil partners of service personnel in each branch of the armed forces whose partner is serving in Afghanistan applied for...
    • Social Security Benefits: Bexley
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley have had their benefit withdrawn for refusing...
    • Social Security Benefits: Kilmarnock
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency had their benefit suspended for failure to attend (a) a job interview and (b) Jobcentre...
    • Social Security Benefits: Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with (a) banks and (b) other financial institutions on the move to monthly payments of benefit into an account.
    • Social Security Benefits: Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of benefit claimants currently without bank accounts.
    • Social Security Benefits: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Scotland and (b) Kilmarnock and Loudoun have had their benefit withdrawn for refusing to work since May 2010.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were in the Civil Service redeployment pool on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many...
    • State Retirement Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's Green Paper, A State Pension for the 21st Century, when he expects to publish a White Paper on the same subject.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2012, Official Report, columns 281-2W, on universal credit, when he last met (a) the Convention of Scottish...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the suitability of basic bank accounts for the budgeting needs of recipients of universal credit; (2)...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to monitor the payment of universal credit for joint claimants in male/female couples into (a) joint accounts, (b)...
    • Work Capability Assessment: Recordings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, column 930W, on work capability assessment: recordings, what the terms of reference...
    • Working Conditions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2012, Official Report, column 531W, on working conditions, what the results were of each of the...
    • Working Conditions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2012, Official Report, column 531W, on working conditions, for what reasons the number of Health and Safety...
  • Transport
    • Biofuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the (a) growth and (b) employment potential of the production of sustainable biofuels in the UK.
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to which registered charities her Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been paid in each case.
    • Cycling: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in her Department have attended each of the cycle safety stakeholder forums since their...
    • Cycling: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans her Department has to produce a strategy for cycle safety.
    • Driving: Diabetes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is taking to publicise the changes to the standards for drivers with diabetes mellitus in applying...
    • Government Car and Despatch Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date the Government Car and Despatch Agency will lose its agency status.
    • Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2012, Official Report, column 491W, on Heathrow Airport, how many of the (a) terminating and (b) transfer passengers...
    • Local Transport Boards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether local transport boards will be subject to requests made under the (a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and (b) Environmental Information Regulations.
    • Longbridge Station
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations her Department has received from (a) Birmingham city council, (b) Centro, (c) Network Rail and (d) London Midland on improvements...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she intends to answer the letter sent to her by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 8 June 2012 with regard to Mr G Hession.
    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the merits of separating the annual insurance check from the annual vehicle tax process.
    • Official Cars
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what security checks are proposed for (a) drivers and (b) other staff from companies bidding for the contract to provide Ministerial car travel as part...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answers of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 46W, 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 640W and 2 July 2012, Official Report,...
    • Railways: Capital Investment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the oral statement of 16 July 2012, Official Report, columns 687-90, on rail investment, which bodies will be able to apply for support...
    • Railways: South West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to her Department's publication, Unlocking Growth in Cities, what powers over rail planning and delivery she plans to give to Bristol...
    • Rescue Services: Liverpool
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects the coastguard station at Liverpool to close.
    • Roadworks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of the likely effect on standards and quality of works of the revocation of the Street Works (Qualifications of...
    • Roadworks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps she plans to take to safeguard works once approval of permit schemes is devolved to local authorities; (2) what assessment she has...
    • Shrewsbury-Wolverhampton Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to ensure electrification of the rail line between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.
    • Thameslink Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether Siemens will be deemed to be in default on the Thameslink Rolling Stock contract if it does not sign commercial close by a certain date; and...
    • Thameslink Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether a time limit has been set between awarding of preferred bidder status and financial close for the Thameslink contract.
    • Transport: Health
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department of the recommendations of the British Medical Association report entitled Healthy...
    • West Coast Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the expected timetable is for the awarding of the Inter-City West Coast franchise.
    • West Coast Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she plans to take to ensure that on-train catering facilities are maintained at an acceptable level under arrangements for the new...
  • Home Department
    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drink banning orders on (a) application and (b) conviction were issued in (i) England and Wales, (ii) Nottinghamshire and (iii)...
    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce the number of cases of underage binge drinking in the UK.
    • Animal Experiments: EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason she has changed her interpretation of EU Directive 2010/63/EU in respect of the use of stray and feral animals in...
    • Antisocial Behaviour
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) individual support orders, (b) intervention orders and (c) designated public place orders were issued in (i) England and Wales,...
    • Biometrics
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the use of IRIS scanners; what estimate she has made of the total cost of this technology, including its...
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to extend the proposed authority to carry scheme from aviation to maritime and rail entry points.
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a fully automated authority to carry scheme to be in place; and what estimate she has made of the costs of a fully automated...
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost has been of the e-Borders programme to date.
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who the providers are of the e-Borders programme.
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to secure a long-term provider or providers for the e-Borders programme beyond 2014.
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to extend authority to carry to include crime and immigration; and when she expects this to take place.
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from how many annual passenger movements passenger name record data are collected.
    • British Nationals Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the Britons arrested and charged abroad between April 2011 and March 2012 for the rape and sexual abuse of minors under the...
    • Brodie Clark
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payment the former head of the UK Border Force, Brodie Clark, received on leaving his post.
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which registered charities her Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been paid in each...
    • Close Protection UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the ability of Close Protection UK to meet financial obligations related to contracts awarded to it by her...
    • Crime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of any differences in levels of criminality between (a) men and (b) women; and what assessment she has made of...
    • Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her strategy is to ensure that people who are refused extensions to their visas leave the UK.
    • Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to resolve the cases of individuals reported by Sir John Vine who may or may not have left the UK after visa extensions have...
    • Entry Clearances: Shipping
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Tier 2 of the points-based system applies to non-EEA seafarers seeking admission to the UK to work on vessels where the tour of duty...
    • Extradition
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to provide the results of the exercise carried out by her Department to estimate the average cost to the public purse of the...
    • G4S
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to review her Department's contracts with G4S.
    • Gender Recognition
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a progress report on each of the proposed actions set out in the Government's transgender equality plan for...
    • Health Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of her Department's public awareness campaigns to reduce the level of (a) alcohol abuse, (b) drug abuse...
    • Human Trafficking
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's estimate is of the number of people trafficked into the UK in each of the last 10 years by nationality and region; and...
    • Immigration
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the length of time taken to process applications for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) British...
    • Immigration Controls
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to staff operating passport and security desks at sea and airports on customer friendly attitudes; by what means...
    • Immigration Controls
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how often UK Border Force staff are given updated training on forgery detection skills.
    • Immigration Controls
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the methodology used by the UK Border Force to measure queue levels.
    • Immigration Controls
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the reintroduction of exit checks to be completed; and if she will make a statement.
    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) EU and (b) non-EU immigration desks were open at Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 at 7.20 am on 9 July 2012.
    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional managerial staff are being recruited by the UK Border Force at Heathrow airport; at what pay grade; and at what cost to...
    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether additional UK Border Force managerial staff at Heathrow airport will be trained to staff the primary control points at the airport.
    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of UK Border Force funds allocated for the re-opening of Heathrow Terminal 2 in 2014 has been re-allocated to fund an...
    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions there have been multiple breaches of queue targets on single days at London Heathrow Airport for (a) non-European...
    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons queue targets have not been achieved at London Heathrow Airport following changes to UK Border Force rostering systems.
    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many secondary detection area staff at London Heathrow Airport are being trained to work at non-European economic area desks (a) for...
    • Immigration Controls: Ports
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that forgery detection equipment is used consistently by UK Border Force officers at primary control...
    • Immigration Controls: St Pancras Station
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what entry checks are conducted on (a) EEA and (b) non-EEA Eurostar passengers on arrival at St Pancras International; and whether checks are...
    • Immigration Controls: St Pancras Station
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the target is for (a) European Economic Area and (b) non-European Economic Area Eurostar passengers to clear immigration checks at St...
    • Immigration Controls: St Pancras Station
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average immigration waiting time was for (a) non-European economic area and (b) European economic area customers arriving at St...
    • Immigration: France
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her French counterpart on measures to deal with refugees from North Africa moving into France from Italy.
    • Immigration: Vietnam
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency has met with the Government of Vietnam and non-government organisations in Vietnam about the return of...
    • Knives: Crime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on steps to reduce the level of knife crime.
    • Legal Costs
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on legal fees in each of the last three years.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer the letter sent to the Minister for Immigration by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Dr...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer the letter sent to the Minister for Immigration by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 11 June 2012...
    • National Crime Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy that the National Crime Agency should be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
    • National Crime Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2012 to the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, Official Report, column 824, on police...
    • National Wildlife Crime Unit
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to publish the future funding plans for the National Wildlife Crime Unit.
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure that troops deployed to provide security to the London 2012 Olympic Games are not suffering...
    • Organised Crime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the (a) level and (b) costs of each type of serious organised criminal activity in each (i) nation...
    • Police: Recruitment
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the implications of the Winsor Report for diversity in the police service, with reference to the...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 87W, on publications, how much her Department has spent on (a) circulars, (b)...
    • Riot Control Weapons
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many plastic bullets are available to English and Welsh police forces; and what advice her Department has issued to police forces on...
    • Scientific Procedures Inspectorate
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Animals in Science Regulation Unit, Annual Report 2011, for what reason there was a reduction in the number of...
    • Scientific Procedures Inspectorate
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inspectors are employed in the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate.
    • Scientific Procedures Inspectorate
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to increase the number of inspectors employed in the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate to the number in post as of...
    • Scientific Procedures Inspectorate
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 18 March 2011, Official Report, columns 678-9W, on animal experiments: inspections, for what reason there is...
    • Sexual Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which agency is responsible for meeting sex offenders at UK airports following their conviction abroad and deportation to the UK.
    • Sexual Offences: Foreign Travel Orders
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many foreign travel orders of each duration have been issued to sex offenders convicted of sexual offences against children (a) in...
    • Stun Guns
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 12 July 2012, Official Report, columns 50-1WS, on firearms (England and Wales 2010-11), on...
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures for success have been set for the contract with Serco to work on the UK Border Agency's Migration Refusal Pool.
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the tender was released for the hiring of a contractor to work on the UK Border Agency's Migration Refusal Pool.
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bidders there were for the contract to work on the UK Border Agency's Migration Refusal Pool.
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date Serco was appointed as the contractor to work on the UK Border Agency's Migration Refusal Pool.
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost is of the contract with Serco to work on the UK Border Agency's Migration Refusal Pool.
    • UK Border Agency: Northern Ireland
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff of each rank were employed at each location in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.
    • UK Border Force
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when new UK Border Force uniforms will be issued to officers.
    • Work Permits: Shipping
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether work permits are required in respect of the seafarers working onboard the Maltese-registered tug Herakles, contracted as an emergency...
    • Work Permits: Shipping
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has taken steps to use its powers under European Council Regulation 3577/92/EC to require all non-EEA seafarers...
    • Yvonne Fletcher
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Metropolitan Police on progress in Libya to identify the killer of PC Yvonne Fletcher.
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Broadband: Rural Areas
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress he has made on EU State Aid approval for BDUK spending on rural broadband schemes.
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to which registered charities his Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have...
    • G4S
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) meetings and (b) communications he has had with G4S since 1 January 2012.
    • Maritime Heritage Foundation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many times he has met the Chairman of the Maritime Heritage Foundation; whether he discussed the HMS Victory 1744 site at...
    • Mobile Phones
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) when he expects the roll out of 4G technology to commence; (2) if he will estimate the cost to the economy of a delay...
    • Mobile Phones
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what the per unit cost will be of the filters needed to mitigate interference of digital terrestrial television signals...
    • Mobile Phones
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will give consideration to directing Ofcom to grant spectrum liberalisation and bring forward the spectrum auction.
    • Mobile Phones
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the model used by Ofcom to determine interference levels caused by 4G to freeview...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which companies and other organisations have been suppliers and contractors to the London 2012 Olympics site by region and product.
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how much was given by each (a) worldwide Olympic partner, (b) London 2012 Olympic partner and (c) London 2012 provider...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what guidance his Department has issued on the promotion of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to (a) worldwide...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what date each (a) worldwide Olympic partner, (b) London 2012 Olympic partner and (c) London 2012 provider and supplier was...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what date Ticketmaster was appointed as a provider and supplier to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; what...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what reports he has received of the amount paid for tickets for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by (a) worldwide...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) on the...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games for what reasons The Voice newspaper was not...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will encourage the British Olympic Association to ensure that an official photograph is taken of the entire (a) Olympic...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department plans to spend on hospitality during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with the...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what information the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has provided to his Department on ticketing...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Essex
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he has taken to raise participation in events connected with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in (a)...
    • Public Libraries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) with reference to his Department's minded to letter of 14 February 2012, when he expects to make the decision on whether...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 33W, on publications, how much his Department has spent on (a)...
    • Royal Archives
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what financial support his Department gave to the Royal Archives in each of the last three years.
    • Tourism: East Midlands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps (a) Visit Britain and (b) Visit England is taking to promote tourism in (i) the East Midlands, (ii) Nottinghamshire...
    • Tourism: South East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to promote tourism in (a) South East Essex and (b) Southend West constituency; and if he will make a...
    • Tourism: Weather
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will have discussions with the (a) BBC and (b) Meteorological Office on the importance of accurate reporting of local...
    • Wrecks: Salvage
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on ensuring that archaeological best practice and heritage...
  • Health
    • Abortion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2012, Official Report, column 664W, on abortion, how many of the incomplete HSA4 forms did not record the (a) gestational...
    • Abortion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the names are of the licensed clinics that provided incomplete HSA4 forms in (a) 2011, (b) 2010, (c) 2009 and (d) 2008; and if he will make a...
    • Alcoholic Drinks: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2012, Official Report, column 1026W, on alcoholic drinks: children, how many children between the ages of (a) 12 and 14,...
    • Anorexia: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce levels of childhood anorexia.
    • Antidepressants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for antidepressants were issued (a) in the community and (b) in hospitals in each year since 2001.
    • Asbestos: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the Committee on Carcinogenicity's findings on children's vulnerability to asbestos; and if he will make a statement.
    • Asbestos: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the Committee on Carcinogenicity's findings on children's vulnerability to...
    • Brain: Injuries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum's publication entitled, “Life after Brain Injury—A Way...
    • Brain: Injuries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are currently in place within the NHS for the commissioning of specialist brain injury rehabilitation.
    • Brain: Injuries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place within the NHS to record data on acquired brain injuries.
    • Brain: Injuries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from (a) individuals and (b) organisations on the treatment of acquired brain injuries.
    • Breast Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79, (e) 80 to 89 and (f) over 90 years were diagnosed with advanced...
    • Breast Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the National Breast Cancer Audit will audit (a) patient access to clinical nurse specialists and (b) personalised information provision,...
    • Breast Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to ensure that all women with secondary breast cancer have access to a clinical nurse specialist; (2) how many and what...
    • Breast Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effect access to a multidisciplinary team has on outcomes for women with secondary breast cancer; (2)...
    • Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what data on the patient experience of breast cancer will be provided by the Survivorship Patient-Reported Outcome Measures survey pilot carried out...
    • Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the availability of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-approved treatments for (a)...
    • Cancer: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have received the drug dasatinib on the Cancer Drugs Fund since the fund was created in 2010.
    • Cancer: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on money assigned to each Strategic Health Authority through their Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) budget which remains unspent (a) at the end...
    • Cancer: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that primary care trusts do not use the Cancer Drugs Fund to pay for treatments which are National Institute for Health...
    • Cancer: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the use of the South East Coast Strategic Health Authority Cancer Drugs Fund; and if he will make a statement.
    • Cardiovascular System
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will take steps to ensure that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on atrial fibrillation are being...
    • Care Homes: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that private care homes which receive registered nursing care contribution payments are required to make a proportionate...
    • Carers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to place requirements on HealthWatch to improve patient support for carers whose health is affected by their caring duties.
    • Carers: Health
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider adopting a strategy to promote well-being among unpaid carers.
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to which registered charities his Department has made payments in the last three years; and what sums over what period have been paid in each case.
    • Contraceptives: Cambridge
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that different forms of contraception are available to women of all ages in Cambridge; (2) what assessment he has...
    • Dehydration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to hospitals with dehydration caused by poor diet in each of the last five years; and what the (a) gender and (b) age was of...
    • Dental Services: Nottinghamshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists were registered in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire in each of the last five years.
    • Diabetes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes patients eligible for insulin pumps were prescribed them in each primary care trust area in the...
    • Diabetes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes patients received diabetes management education in the latest period for which figures are available.
    • Diabetes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which primary care trusts have asked diabetes patients to change their blood glucose meter to a different brand for cost reasons in the last 12...
    • Drugs: Industry
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to monitor (a) payment and (b) gifts given to (i) GPs, (ii) other medical staff and (iii) medical administrators by pharmaceutical...
    • Food: Health Hazards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which public awareness campaigns his Department has initiated against food and drink that poses a threat to public health in each of the last five years.
    • Food: Hygiene
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department provides to owners of shops selling food for immediate consumption who do not provide crockery and cutlery on steps to protect...
    • General Practitioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what safeguards his Department has put in place to ensure that the constitutions adopted by local healthcare commissioning groups are reflective of NHS...
    • General Practitioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that no adverse effects on the quality of healthcare commissioning arise from variations in the organisational...
    • General Practitioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the name and contact details are of the chair of each clinical commissioning group.
    • General Practitioners: Coventry
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries in (a) Coventry and (b) Coventry North East constituency offered extended opening hours in (i) 2010 and (ii) the...
    • Health Professions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for joint working between health visitors, midwives and GPs after the implementation of the provisions of Health and Social Care Act 2012.
    • Health Services: South West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish any correspondence between his Department and Sir Ian Carruthers, Chief Executive of the South West Strategic Health Authority, on the...
    • Health Visitors
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the future of the Health Visitor service; and how these services will be commissioned.
    • Health: Rural Areas
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions his Department has met the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss matters relating to rural health in the...
    • Health: Transport
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department of the recommendations of the British Medical Association's report, entitled Healthy...
    • Heart Diseases: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the decision to close the Leeds Children's Heart Surgery Unit.
    • Heart Diseases: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many procedures for children's heart surgery at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle were registered in the Central Cardiac Audit Database in the latest...
    • Home Care Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he expects HealthWatch to take to measure the quality of care provided in the recipient's own home.
    • Incontinence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bladder and bowel patients were waiting to see a specialist nurse providing continence advice in each primary care trust in London on 5 April (a)...
    • Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to create a myth buster section on its website similar to that of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
    • Leukaemia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that chronic myeloid leukaemia patients have a wide range of treatment options (a) when newly...
    • Malaria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) cases and (b) fatal cases of malaria have been reported in the last five years.
    • Medical Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of expanding access to anonymised medical data on (a) medical research and (b) the economy.
    • Medical Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what legislative proposals he plans to bring forward to support plans for greater use of anonymised data; (2) what his policy is on the use of...
    • Medical Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss the elimination of the duplication of patient data with the Health Research Authority.
    • Medical Records: Data Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that any future changes to European law on data protection provided greater clarity and proportionality on the use of...
    • Medical Records: Data Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce an opt-out system for the use of anonymised patient data within health research.
    • Medicine: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many students in each university left NHS-funded university medicine courses before completing their studies after (a) their first year, (b) their...
    • Mental Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish an implementation plan for his Department's No Health without Mental Health framework.
    • Mental Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2012, Official Report, column 73W, on depressive illnesses, how much the NHS spent on talking therapies in each...
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he plans to issue to local authorities on their responsibilities for local health improvement services in respect of people with...
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data on musculoskeletal services clinical commissioning groups will be required to supply to the NHS Information Centre.
    • Musculoskeletal Disorders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) assistance and (b) support the NHS Commissioning Board will provide to clinical commissioning groups to enable them to commission high quality...
    • Nervous System: Surgery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to improve neurosurgical treatment for (a) severe epilepsy and (b) other conditions.
    • NHS: Redundancy Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the system is for seeking approval from HM Treasury for NHS special severance cases; and what plans he has to improve that system; (2) how his...
    • NHS: Research
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring the NHS Research and Development permissions within the Health Research Authority.
    • NHS: Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the minimum ratio of medical to health care assistants on hospital wards.
    • Obesity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the increase in finished admission episodes involving patients with obesity between 1997-98 and 2010-11.
    • Personal Injury: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has conducted an impact assessment of the potential cost to the NHS of proposals to increase the small claims limit for personal injury.
    • Private Finance Initiative
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his policy is on the future use of the private finance initiative by his Department; (2) whether he plans to make ProCure21+ the mandatory...
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answers of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 160W, 12 June 2012, Official Report, column 443W, and 2 July 2012, Official Report,...
    • School Milk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many settings claiming for the cost of milk through the nursery milk scheme claimed more than (a) 10 pence per pint, (b) 20 pence per pint, (c) 30...
    • Smoking: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to assist local authorities in preparing to take over responsibility for commissioning smoking cessation services.
    • Smoking: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the quality and effectiveness of NHS smoking cessation services.
    • Thalidomide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Minister of State for Care Services has discussed the Thalidomide Trust's report entitled Securing Our Future with members of the Thalidomide...
    • Thalidomide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to obtain high-quality cost data on local thalidomide social care services; (2) how much his Department spent...
    • Thalidomide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions officials in his Department have had with clinicians experienced in the treatment of people affected by thalidomide in order to...
    • Thalidomide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the health grant for people affected by thalidomide; (2) what the level will...
    • Thalidomide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the findings of the interim Firefly report on levels of reliance on analgesic drugs amongst people suffering from the...
    • Thalidomide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor and publicly report on the quality and safety of specialised mobility for people affected by thalidomide,...
    • Transplant Surgery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2012, Official Report, column 559W, which health improvement initiatives were led by the former National Clinical...
    • Transplant Surgery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 765W, on transplant surgery, whether he considers the post of National Clinical Director...
    • Veterans: Amputation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) medical services, (b) compensation and (c) mental health support are made available by his Department for former service personnel who have had...
    • Warm Homes Healthy People Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans that his Warm Homes Healthy People Fund will run again in 2012-13.
    • Zinc
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, column 807W, on nutrition, what assessment he has made of the doubling of the proportion of young...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of additional apprenticeships that would need to be created per percentage point of rebalancing of...
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the apprenticeships (a) created in 2011-12 and (b) to be created in 2012-13 are level (i) 1, (ii) 2 and (iii) 3.
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will calculate the cost to the public purse of increasing the proportion of apprenticeships for 16-17 year olds by 11 per...
    • Business
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy that new (a) employment law and (b) other laws affecting businesses should be introduced only on a...
    • Business
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with micro-businesses.
    • Business: Peterborough
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to support small and medium-sized businesses in Peterborough.
    • Construction: Peterborough
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to support the construction industry in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.
    • Executives: Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 769W, on executives: pay, who will determine whether payments...
    • Exports: Mauritania
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what amount of British goods was exported to Mauritania in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.
    • Higher Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons he introduced due diligence checks for providers of designated courses.
    • Higher Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the length of time it should take to designate a course from receipt of an application for designation to...
    • Regional Growth Fund: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has allocated through round (a) one and (b) two of the Regional Growth Fund to each successful...
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to appointing named lead civil servants to deal with regulatory issues in particular industries.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the headcount was of (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies and Executive agencies in each...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the headcount was of (a) his Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies and executive agencies, by region...
    • Working Hours
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, columns 992-3W, on working hours, if he will publish the figures for the...
    • Working Hours
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, columns 993-6W, on working hours, EU law, what the position of the UK...
  • House of Lords
    • Electoral Registration
      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in making projections about levels of registration under the system of individual electoral registration proposed in the Electoral Registration and...
    • Electoral Registration
      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposals in the Electoral Registration and Administration Bill on levels of electoral registration (1)...
    • Government Departments: Ministerial Code
      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have made to ensure that Ministers with responsibilities in the Cabinet Office comply with clauses 1.2(b) and 1.2(d) of the...
    • Private Sector: Cash Resources
      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they estimate that cash resources held by private companies in the United Kingdom are increasing or decreasing. [H L2023 ]