Written answers
Tuesday, 23 October 2012

  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions the level of fine imposed by Ofgem on an energy distribution company for its failure to deliver on output...
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what policies and initiatives his Department introduced to (a) reduce the cost of consumer energy bills, (b) limit the volatility of...
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what investigations were (a) ordered and (b) begun by his Department into the pricing policies of the Big Six energy companies between...
    • Nuclear Reactors
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he intends to publish his Department's response to Kirk Sorensen's comments in the National Nuclear Laboratory report on the use...
    • Warm Home Discount Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the number of families with children under five years old who do not receive the warm home discount.
  • Attorney-General
    • Confiscation Orders
      To ask the Attorney-General how many confiscation orders have been granted to the Serious Fraud Office in the last five years; how much such orders were intended to recover; and how much they...
    • Corruption
      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the Serious Fraud Office's performance in recent years in prosecuting cases of overseas corruption by British companies.
    • Fraud
      To ask the Attorney-General what recent steps he has taken to ensure that the Serious Fraud Office's investigations and prosecutions of serious and complex fraud are adequately resourced.
  • Electoral Commission Committee
    • Electoral Register
      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to increase voter registration for the...
    • Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections
      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to ensure that the electorate is...
  • Prime Minister
    • Jimmy Savile
      To ask the Prime Minister (1) who nominated Jimmy Savile for a knighthood; (2) whether Jimmy Savile was vetted before being nominated for a knighthood.
  • Home Department
    • Asylum: Greece
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her assessment is of the extent of progress by the Greek Government in implementing its National Action Plan for Managed Migration and...
    • Atos
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2012, Official Report, column 862W, on Atos, whether she has made an estimate of the level of profit Atos...
    • Burglary: Greater Manchester
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of burglaries in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport local authority areas in the latest period for which...
    • Counter-terrorism
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) officers and (b) other staff in the Metropolitan police were working directly on implementing the National Counter-Terrorism...
    • Crime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 11 September 2011, Official Report, column 126W, on crime, if she will make an assessment of the implication...
    • Crimes of Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many incidents of actual bodily harm were reported in each of the last five years; (2) how many incidents of grievous bodily harm...
    • Deportation
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average number of escorts is needed per flight to return a foreign national criminal or failed asylum seeker; and what the maximum...
    • Deportation: Offenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national offenders from the EU have been subject to a deportation order in each of the last five years.
    • Emergencies: Hazardous Substances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the total deployable mobile decontamination capacity available for...
    • English Defence League: Rotherham
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of policing the English Defence League march and rally in Rotherham on 13 October 2012.
    • Essex Police Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was repaid by the former Chairman of Essex Police Authority, Councillor Robert Chambers, in misclaimed expenses in 2012; and if she...
    • Essex Police Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the Metropolitan police report on the expenses claims of the former Chairman of Essex Police...
    • Extradition
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British citizens were (a) extradited from and (b) deported to the UK from (i) the United States of America, (ii) Australia, (iii)...
    • Immigration: EU Nationals
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many nationals of other EU countries have been banned, including on a temporary basis, from entering the UK after being told to leave, or...
    • Licensing Act 2003
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to review the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 relating to noise conditions and guidance to councils.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to reply to the letter dated 5 September 2012 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) with...
    • Offences against Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding she will make available to investigate the relationship between viewing images of child abuse online and child abuse.
    • Offences against Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested for under-age sex in the last five years.
    • Police and Crime Commissioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of additional costs incurred by returning officers in Wales due to the time taken to lay the Police and Crime...
    • Police and Crime Commissioners: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the printing of additional English-only ballot papers for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales will cost.
    • Police Community Support Officers
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision she has made for the funding of police community support officers in 2013; and if she will make a statement.
    • Police Community Support Officers: Lancashire
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has allocated to Lancashire police for police community support officers; and if she will make a statement.
    • Police: Early Retirement
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers aged 60 years and under took early retirement in each of the last five years.
    • Police: Essex
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by Essex police on expenses in each of the last five years for which information is available; and if she will make a...
    • Police: Essex
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent reports she has received on the morale of officers in Essex Police; and if she will make a statement.
    • Police: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to review the floors and ceilings damping Police Service funding mechanism.
    • Police: ICT
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she has made in appointing 12 directors for the police IT company; and which directors have been appointed.
    • Police: ICT
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the Police ICT Company Ltd to transfer to Police and Crime Commissioner ownership.
    • Vetting
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) target and (b) average time taken is to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check from when the completed form is received.
  • Transport
    • Bus Services: Bristol
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on Greater Bristol authorities using allocation funding meant for other non-bus rapid transit schemes if one of its bus rapid...
    • East Coast Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has received in premium payments from Directly Operated Rail from its operations on the East Coast Main Line since it took over...
    • Electric Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research he has (a) undertaken and (b) plans to undertake on the effects on deaf and blind persons of plug-in electric and hybrid electric...
    • Electric Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the motor industry about establishing a minimum level of noise for plug-in electric and hybrid electric...
    • Electric Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to establish a minimum level of noise for plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles when operating in electric...
    • High Speed 2 Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what legislative options his Department is considering to expedite legislative proposals on HS2.
    • High Speed 2 Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of High Speed 2 per mile; and what comparative assessment he has made of the cost per mile with high- speed rail...
    • High Speed 2 Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much he expects to be spent on preparatory work for High Speed 2; and whether there are any Barnett consequentials arising from that expenditure.
    • High Speed 2 Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the case for a twin-track link between High Speed 1 and High Speed 2 (HS2), providing long-term capacity for HS2 and...
    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the European Commission's Project Veronica study on black boxes for cars.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the rate of staff turnover was in each SCS grade in his Department in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many SCS grade staff were employed in his Department in May (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of his Department were employed in the (a) rail division, (b) procurement division and (c) Finance Department of his Department in May...
    • West Coast Railway Line: Fares
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the maximum increase in percentage points above inflation is for regulated rail fares that the new operator of the West Coast Main Line franchise...
    • West Coast Railway Line: Franchises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the process of selection was by which his Department selected (a) Eversheds LLP, (b) WS Atkins and (c) PWC to carry out the work they undertook...
    • West Coast Railway Line: Franchises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the level of public subsidy was for each year of the West Coast Mainline franchise when operated by Virgin Trains; what the level was of fare- box...
    • West Coast Railway Line: Franchises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on whether any of the consultants used by his Department for the West Coast Mainline franchise competition limit...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Council Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will commission a survey of local authorities to ascertain which councils have asked housing applicants to move to another...
    • Emergencies: Sportsgrounds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions inspections of preparedness for an emergency have taken place at football stadiums with a capacity of...
    • Fire services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that firefighters are provided with the most suitable fire protection equipment; (2)...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has received information that local authorities have reduced rents for their housing stock as a means of...
    • Housing: Construction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in England were self-built in each of the last five years.
    • Housing: Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written statement of 6 September 2012, Official Report, column 33WS, on housing and growth, whether the...
    • Land Auction Pilot Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what funding he has allocated to support local authorities participating in the land auction pilot up to March 2014; (2)...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects his Department to publish its consultation on the temporary extension of permitted development rights.
    • Sportsgrounds: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which football and other sporting stadia have been refused safety certificates temporarily at any time in the last five years.
  • Health
    • Warrington Hospital
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the future of Warrington hospital; and if he will make a statement.
    • Health and Social Care Act 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether the Health and Social Care Act 2012 is being implemented as planned.
    • Diabetes and Asthma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to help people cope with conditions such as diabetes and asthma.
    • Bariatric Surgery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the economic and health benefits of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guidance 43...
    • Regional Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the introduction of regional pay in the NHS on recruitment between and within English regions.
    • Kent Health Commission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an assessment of the recent report of the Kent Health Commission; and if he will make a statement.
    • National Pay Arrangements
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on upholding national pay arrangements in the NHS.
    • Abortion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on carrying out abortions in each of the last four years.
    • Abortion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether local authorities will have responsibility for the provision of abortion services when they take on responsibility for public health provision.
    • Atos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, columns 785-6W, on Atos, whether he has made an estimate of the level of profit Atos will make...
    • Blood Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to tackle and prevent sepsis.
    • Care Homes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, column 346W, on care homes, how many of the Care Quality Commission inspections were conducted (a)...
    • Dementia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to tackle dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
    • Drugs: Misuse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organisations representing drug users Ministers in his Department have met in the last year.
    • East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the planned reorganisation of the East Midlands Ambulance Service; and if he will make a statement.
    • Emergencies: Hazardous Substances
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the deployable mobile decontamination capacity of the NHS available for homeland security in the event of a domestic...
    • Epilepsy: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent representations he has received on the future of funding for children's epilepsy surgery; (2) what recent representations he received...
    • Health Services: Homelessness (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government plan to take to improve NHS services for homeless people.
    • Health Services: Overseas Visitors
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS hospitals and NHS hospital trusts in England employ dedicated managers to ensure that visitors from overseas, not eligible for free...
    • Health Services: Rehabilitation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each primary care trust allocated to local authorities to spend on (a) re-ablement, (b) bed-based intermediate services and (c) early supported...
    • Health Services: Weather
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much winter pressures funding was allocated to each primary care trust in 2010-11.
    • Heart Diseases: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgical centres for children's congenital heart services he plans to retain following the findings of the Safe and Sustainable Review of such...
    • Lung Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the absence of a strategic clinical network on the ability of the NHS Commissioning Board to...
    • NHS: Vetting
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the level of completion of Criminal Records Bureau checks during the recruitment of NHS front-line staff; and if he...
    • NHS: Working Hours
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the NHS of the EU Working Time Directive and the European Court of Justice's ruling in SiMAP and...
    • NHS: Working Hours
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the level of hospital staff cover for (a) doctors and (b) nurses over weekend shifts.
    • Prosthetics
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Murrison report on military amputees; and what consideration it has given...
    • Sleep Apnoea (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that screening programmes for people at risk of type 2 diabetes should include screening for obstructive sleep apnoea.
    • Streptococcus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he has taken to publicise the UK National Screening Committee's public consultation on screening all pregnant women for group B...
    • Vulnerable Adults: Coastal Areas
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has undertaken an assessment of the movement of vulnerable people who are in the care of social services from inner cities to seaside towns.
  • International Development
    • Atos
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 774W, on Atos, whether she has made an estimate of the level of profit...
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will publish the full list of operational projects being undertaken by her Department in Bangladesh; which organisations are...
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the outcomes were of the Primary Education Development Programme 2; and how the project was implemented in Bangladesh.
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes she expects from the Economic Empowerment for the Poorest programme; and how the project is being implemented in Bangladesh.
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes are expected from the Sanitation, Hygiene, Education and Water Supply in Bangladesh programme; and how the project was...
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes are expected from the English in Action programme; and how the project was implemented in Bangladesh.
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes were achieved by the BRAC Education Programme II— Bridging Grant; and how the project was implemented in Bangladesh.
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes were achieved by the Enterprise Growth and Bank Modernisation programme; and how the project was implemented in Bangladesh.
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes she expects from the Climate Change Programme entitled Jolobayoo-O-Jibon; and how the project is being implemented in...
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what outcomes are expected from the Bangladesh Education Development programme; and how the project is being implemented in Bangladesh.
    • Developing Countries: Private Sector
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will publish any guidance given to her Department's country offices specifying requirements to increase private sector spending.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when her Department plans to respond to the letter sent by the hon. Member for Bury South (Mr Lewis) to her Department's Permanent...
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what official development assistance (ODA) each Government Department contributes towards the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national...
    • Rwanda
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) non-governmental and (b) private sector organisations receive funding from her Department to work in Rwanda; and what funds...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Capital Punishment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to overseas governments on the abolition of the death penalty.
    • Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions HM Ambassador to Indonesia had with local civil society organisations and security forces personnel concerning...
    • Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) HM Ambassador to Indonesia and (b) other Government officials have had with Indonesian Ministers and...
    • Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what UK-supplied military equipment is currently deployed in Papua; what assurances he has received from the Indonesian...
    • Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions on strategic exports the Prime Minister held with Indonesian Ministers and officials during his visit to...
    • Kenya
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many electoral observers from the UK will be present during the presidential and parliamentary elections in Kenya in March 2013.
    • Kenya
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to support the presidential and parliamentary elections in Kenya due to take place in...
    • Mali
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an assessment of whether the conflict in northern Mali is fuelled by drugs smuggling; what measures he (a) has...
    • Middle East (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the firing of mortars and Qassam rockets into southern Israel from Gaza on 8 October 2012; and...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the outcome of attempts to destroy tunnels used to smuggle weapons into Gaza since March 2012;...
    • Sierra Leone
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many electoral observers from the UK will be present during the presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone in...
    • Sierra Leone
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to support the presidential and parliamentary elections due to take place in Sierra...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many apprentices working in his Department are (a) paid and (b) completing a qualification as part of the...
    • Control of Dogs Order 1992
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) enforcement of the Control of Dogs Order 1992; and if he...
    • Horseshoes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to revise the definition of a horseshoe in the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975.
    • Pets: Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when his Department plans to bring forward new standards for the advertising of the sale of companion animals in conjunction...
    • Plastics: Recycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of weight-based local recycling targets on investment in collection of plastic and...
    • Plastics: Recycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to compensate UK plastic packaging manufacturers if the cost of new recycling targets exceeds...
    • Plastics: Recycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how he plans to increase local collection of mixed rigid plastics to achieve his Department's 2017 plastic packaging...
    • Waste Management (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to review the criteria for the award of waste credits due to changes in his Department's waste hierarchy.
  • Treasury
    • Air Passenger Duty
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2012, Official Report, columns 224-5W, on air passenger duty, what progress he has made in building international support...
    • Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much air passenger duty was raised by passengers using airports in Northern Ireland in the last financial year for which figures are available.
    • Child Trust Fund
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will permit the transfer of Child Trust Funds into Individual Savings Accounts before a child or young person's 18th birthday.
    • Green Investment Bank
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the Green Investment Bank assuming borrowing powers in 2015-16.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to provide a full response to the hon. Member for Harrow West's letter of 10 August 2012 regarding Mr Tandon of Harrow, further to the...
    • National Loan Guarantee Scheme
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have participated in the National Loan Guarantee scheme since the inception of the scheme; and what the monetary value was of such...
    • Non-domestic Rates
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many challenges to business rates are currently being processed by the Valuation Office Agency; (2) how many outstanding appeals in relation to...
    • Poverty
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make an assessment of the effect on (a) child poverty and (b) other household poverty in (i) Scotland and (ii) the United Kingdom of the...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the fiscal multiplier value used by the Office for Budget Responsibility.
    • Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) Protestant, (b) Roman Catholic and (c) non-determined appointees there were to HM Revenue and Customs in Northern Ireland in each of the last...
    • Terrorism
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what work his Department is undertaking with other (a) Government Departments and agencies and (b) Governments to evaluate and disrupt the financial...
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many explosions caused by improvised explosive devices were recorded by the armed forces in Afghanistan in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the dimensions of the deck lifts will be on the Queen Elizabeth class carriers.
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the significance is of the split tower design in the Queen Elizabeth class carriers.
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the running cost of a second Queen Elizabeth class carrier.
    • Apache Helicopters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date the Apache helicopter fleet will be upgraded to fire the Brimstone missile.
    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many BsS10 Viking armoured vehicles he plans to upgrade; what the total cost of the upgrade will be; and where the upgrade work will take place.
    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the Warthog armoured vehicles bought as an urgent operational requirement in Afghanistan.
    • Atos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 650W, on Atos, whether he has made an estimate of the level of profit Atos will make from...
    • Challenger Tanks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the total cost of the life extension programme of the Challenger 2 Tank.
    • Defence Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on joint European equipment acquisition projects in each year since 2007.
    • Defence Technology Centres
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where each Defence Technology Centre is located; and how many people each such centre employs.
    • European Fighter Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how long the Typhoon aircraft is expected to stay in service.
    • Fleet Air Arm
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Naval pilots are badged to the Fleet Air Arm for (a) rotary and (b) fixed-wing aircraft.
    • Gibraltar: Spain
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Guardia Civil vessels do not enter British Gibraltar territory.
    • Guided Weapons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is responsible for missile procurement for each of the armed services.
    • HMS Ocean
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in the refit of HMS Ocean; and when she will return to front-line service.
    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many F35 joint strike fighters will be purchased in the second tranche; and what variant they will be.
    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what weapon systems will be used on the F35-B.
    • Libya: Military Intervention
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects on air worthiness of the Apache helicopters flown from HMS Ocean during Operation Ellamy.
    • Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 12 July 2012, Official Report, columns 41-2WS, on Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre, what his most recent...
    • Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 12 July 2012, Official Report, columns 41-2WS, on Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre, if his Department is...
    • Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 12 July 2012, Official Report, columns 41-2WS, on Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre, what discussions he has...
    • Military Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the flightworthiness of the Tutor aircraft.
    • Military Aircraft: Helicopters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the authority of Joint Helicopter Command in co-ordinating the training and deployment of rotary platforms across the...
    • Military Exercises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) assets and (b) number of service personnel will take part in exercises (i) Corsican Lion and (ii) Cougar 12; and if he will estimate the cost to...
    • Territorial Army
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army (TA) units there are in Scotland; how many members there are in each such unit; and how many members of TA units based in...
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what drone technology is being procured for the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.
    • Voyager Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the first RAF Voyager aircraft will be certified by the UK Ministry of Defence Military Aviation Authority to dispense fuel.
    • Wildcat Helicopters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what weapons system will be deployable from the version of the Wildcat helicopter operated by (a) the Army and (b) the Royal Navy.
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Atos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2012, Official Report, column 567W, on Atos, whether she has made an estimate of the level...
    • Commonwealth Institute
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding from the public purse has been spent on the maintenance of the Commonwealth Institute building in each of the...
    • Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to improve her Department's performance with regard to replying to correspondence from (a) the public...
    • Creative Partnerships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport who the beneficiaries were of the Creative Partnership Programme in each parliamentary constituency in the last year for which...
    • Cultural Heritage
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to prevent stolen antiquities being sold in the UK; and if she will make a statement.
    • Government Art Collection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many items from the Government Art Collection have been loaned to public galleries in each of the last 10 years; and how...
    • HMS Victory
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many interested parties she met to discuss HMS Victory 1774 prior to a decision being made to gift the historic site to...
    • Ministerial Policy Advisers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total budget cost was to her Department of special advisers in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and what estimate she has...
    • Music: Pilot Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of her Department's 14 pilot music rehearsal spaces in meeting their objectives of (a)...
    • Music: Pilot Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many people (a) under 12, (b) between 13 and 15, (c) between 16 and 25 and (d) over 25 years attended each of her...
    • Music: Pilot Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many people under the age of 30 attended each of her Department's 14 pilot music rehearsal spaces in (a) 2009, (b) 2010,...
    • Music: Pilot Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to secure the long-term future of its 14 pilot music rehearsal spaces.
    • Nick King
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the previous employment was of her special adviser Nick King.
    • Public Libraries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total stock of books owned by each London borough's library service was in each year since 1997.
    • Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps her Department has taken to prepare for the introduction of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.
    • Swimming Pools: Greater Manchester
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if she will provide additional ring-fenced funding for (a) Denton and (b) Dukinfield swimming pools.
    • Television: Sports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the financial implications of increased competition created by the digital...
    • Television: Sports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when she plans to (a) start and (b) conclude the review of sport events which are listed as free-to-air.
    • Television: Sports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which broadcasters (a) are qualified broadcasters for the purpose of free-to-air sporting events and (b) are expected to be...
  • Justice
    • Burglary
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average number of previous convictions was for each offender found guilty of domestic burglary in each year since 1994.
    • Burglary
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people found guilty of domestic burglary had (a) no, (b) between one and five, (c) between six and 10, (d) between 11 and 20 and (e) over 20...
    • Burglary
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people found guilty of committing domestic burglary received a custodial sentence of (a) up to and including one month, (b) over one month...
    • Burglary: Crimes of Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many reported burglaries involved violence against a home owner in the last five years; (2) how many reported burglaries involved violence...
    • Fraud: Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people convicted of benefit fraud were given a custodial sentence in the last five years.
    • Fraud: Welfare Tax Credits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for tax credit fraud there have been in each of the last five years.
    • Homicide: Sentencing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average period of time served by people released from prison having served a sentence for murder was in the last 12 months.
    • Protection from Enforced Disappearance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his Department's most recent assessment is of whether the UK would enter any reservations or declarations were it to sign and ratify the UN...
    • Legal Aid Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many families will no longer qualify for legal aid following implementation of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
    • Legal Aid Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) ages, (b) family status and (c) ethnicity of claimants of legal aid for matters related to personal financial difficulties was in each of...
    • Police Cautions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cautions have been administered to adults in (a) Wrexham constituency, (b) Wales and (c) England in each of the last five years.
    • Prisons: Contracts for Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he plans to review the procurement of (a) the market testing of public sector prisons and (b) other departmental contracts given the issues...
    • Prisons: Contracts for Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has put in place to enable proper assessment and costing of risk under the public sector prisons procurement process.
    • Prisons: Contracts for Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on the public sector prisons market testing process (PCP2) to date; what the estimated total cost is by the end of the process;...
    • Prisons: Private Sector
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will order an independent review of the involvement of the private sector in the prison system.
    • Prosecutions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases have been prosecuted in (a) Wrexham Magistrates Court, (b) Wales and (c) England in each of the last five years.
    • Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 October 2012, Official Report, column 127W, on training, what the cost was of the training; which company provided the...
    • Young Offenders: Domestic Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what support his Department provides to juvenile offenders who have experienced domestic violence.
    • Young Offenders: Prisoners’ Release
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners have not had their home detention curfew application reviewed by the board within two weeks of their eligibility date in each...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Defibrillators
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what proportion of workplaces automated external defibrillators are available.
    • Defibrillators
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to encourage employers to increase the provision of automated external defibrillators in the workplace.
    • Families
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of families in the UK with four or more children in each parliamentary constituency.
    • New Enterprise Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who will benefit from the new enterprise allowance scheme in the next 12 months.
    • New Enterprise Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received the new enterprise allowance, by parliamentary constituency, in the last 12 months.
    • Occupational Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he is making with his plans for the automated transfer of pensions from one employer to the next; and if he will make a statement.
    • Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2012, Official Report, column 667W, on pensioners: British nationals abroad, what progress his Department has...
    • Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has had discussions with representatives of the pensions industry on proposals to allow parents and grandparents to use their...
    • Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has had discussions with providers of private pensions and investments on the implementation of a common format for expressing the...
    • Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in work not saving for a pension in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire,...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place a copy of the Atos Risk Management Plan for Lots 1 and 3 of the personal independence payment contracts in the Library.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made on ensuring that the assessments for personal independence payment will be available in the Welsh language.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of disability living allowance middle-rate claimants who will lose entitlement under the proposed...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to ensure that claimants of disability living allowance (DLA) who will no longer be eligible under personal...
    • Remploy: Barrow in Furness
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made towards achieving a long-term and sustainable future for the Barrow-in-Furness Remploy factory and its employees; and...
    • Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spends annually on (a) Jobcentre Plus functions, (b) the Work programme and (c) other skills and employability...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of how many recipients of (a) employment and support allowance, (b) carer's allowance and (c) maternity allowance...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to offer any assistance to Work programme participants whose benefit is reduced through application of the benefit cap in...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parents with three or more children claimed (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support and (c) employment and support allowance in...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the households estimated to be affected by the introduction of the household benefit cap from 1 April 2013 are in temporary...
    • State Retirement Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average level of basic British state pension is received by people residing in (a) Australia, (b) Canada and (c) New Zealand.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of working families in Ashfield whose net benefit income will decrease on the introduction of universal credit.
    • Universal Credit: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he will determine the level of funding to be made available to each local authority in London to cover the management costs of temporary...
    • Welfare Assistance Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advice and guidance his Department will supply to customers on changes to the arrangements for introduction of the welfare assistance...
    • Work Capability Assessment: South West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Cornwall and (b) the Isles of Scilly were deemed fit to work following a work capability assessment in the last (i)...
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes he has made to the attachment fees payable in each of the Work programme's first three years since the inception of that...
  • Cabinet Office
    • Charities
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many faith-based organisations have had their charitable status revoked by reason of the removal of presumption of public benefit by the Charities...
    • Crimes of Violence
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the rate of violent crime is in (a) the police force with the worst figures in the country, (b) the police force with the best figures in the...
    • Research
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what external policy research his Department has commissioned in each of the last six years; which organisation was commissioned to provide each...
    • Sportsgrounds: Safety
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many stadia evacuation procedures have been tested using people in sporting stadia in each of the last three years; (2) what methodology is...
    • Unemployment: Statistics (1 annotation)
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Office for National Statistics defines people in unpaid workfare-style programmes as being employed in its Labour Market Statistics.
  • Deputy Prime Minister
    • Research
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what external policy research his office has commissioned in each of the last six years; which organisation was commissioned to provide each such piece of...
  • Education
    • Child Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what capital will be made available to private, voluntary and independent childcare providers to build capacity sufficient to deliver the...
    • Education: Standards (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effects of air pollution on educational attainment.
    • English Baccalaureate: Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to the potential effect of his proposed reforms on those children with special educational needs who were able to...
    • Gcse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in (a) England, (b) Lancashire and (c) the Hyndburn local authority area received lower grades in GCSE examinations in the summer of...
    • Pre-school Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to implement the recommendation of the Nutbrown Review of early education and childcare qualifications in respect of strengthening the...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Apprentices: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employers in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency and (b) the north-west have received payments to take on their first...
    • British Antarctic Survey
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the future work of the British Antarctic Survey; and if he will make a statement.
    • British Antarctic Survey: National Oceanography Centre
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the international reputation of British polar research of the proposed merger...
    • Construction: Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many companies have participated in apprenticeship schemes in the construction industry in (a) Sunderland and (b) the...
    • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess whether the impact assessment in respect of the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act...
    • Employee Ownership Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the employee ownership scheme he announced on 8 October 2012, whether he proposes that the plan will be...
    • Employee Ownership Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the employee ownership scheme he announced on 8 October 2012, by what process a reasonable price in relation to...
    • Employee Ownership Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the employee ownership scheme he announced on 8 October 2012, whether employees will have the opportunity to...
    • Flexible Working
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will encourage employers to introduce working practices such as increased flexitime to ensure that parents are...
    • Manufacturing Industries: North East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's economic paper, “Industrial Strategy: UK Sector Analysis”, what steps he is taking...
    • Regional Growth Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff in his Department work on delivering the Regional Growth Fund.
    • Regional Growth Fund: East Midlands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the Regional Growth Fund was made available to the east midlands in (a) Round 1 and (b) Round 2.
    • Sunday Trading
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the deregulation of Sunday trading.
  • House of Lords
    • Afghanistan
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Warsi on 24 September (WS126-27), in what ways and to what extent local government officials in Helmand have taken...
    • Animals: Micro-chipping Pets
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the compulsory micro-chipping of pets.
    • Armed Forces: Commemoration
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 3 July (WA 133), whether a decision has been taken on placing the Merchant Navy Medal in the Order of Wear in...
    • Bees
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will adopt a national bee action plan to reverse the decline in the bee population and to reduce the negative cost impact on agriculture.
    • Civil Service: Staff
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants at each of grades 1, 2 and 3 have left or indicated their intention to leave the Department for Transport since May 2010; and what...
    • Education: English
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure improvement in the teaching and examining of English in the school system.
    • Education: GCSEs
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Hill of Oareford on 24 September (WS139-41), what formal consultation the Department for Education undertook with...
    • Education: Pre-school
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans to improve pre-school provision throughout the country; and whether this involves support for the Early Intervention Foundation Consortium.
    • Education: Public Examinations
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address issues of integrity and accountability in the regulation of public examinations in England.
    • Elections: Police and Crime Commissioners
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will raise public awareness and participation in the elections for police and crime commissioners; in particular, how the central website and free phone...
    • Employment: Young People
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase employment opportunities for the younger generation, in the light of more people continuing to work until they are older.
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how recent energy price increases have affected Big Energy Saving Week.
    • Forced Marriage
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to eradicate child marriage in the United Kingdom.
    • Government: Cabinet Ministers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government Chief Whip in the House of Commons continues to be the senior Minister outside the Cabinet.
    • Higher Education: Funding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places were available for full-time undergraduates, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England or the Student Loans Company, in (1)...
    • Higher Education: Funding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time undergraduates funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England or the Student Loans Company were aged (1) between 18 and 24, and (2)...
    • Illiteracy
      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments have ring-fenced funds to combat illiteracy; and, in each case, how much is ring-fenced.
    • Immigration Removal Centres: Strip Searches
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken since HM Chief Inspector of Prisons reported in August that at Dover Immigration Removal Centre the reasons for carrying out strip...
    • Immigration Removal Centres: Strip Searches
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they have made to the arrangements for visitors to Dover Immigration Removal Centre following the report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons that the...
    • Milk
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the European Union school milk subsidy scheme.
    • North Korea
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they will provide for radio broadcasts and other media transmission into North Korea, either by radio stations run by North Korean exiles or...
    • North Korea
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of North Korea regarding the case of the relatives of the defector Mr Oh Kil Nam, whom the United Nations...
    • Offenders: Learning
      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of their 2011 review of offender learning what is their assessment of the impact of the fourth phase of the Offenders' Learning and Skills Services...
    • Railways: Fatalities
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fatal accidents were recorded on United Kingdom railway tracks in (1) 2000, (2) 2005, (3) 2009, (4) 2010, and (5) 2011.
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the "Stock-take of Travel Time Variability" research paper cost; why it was published on 24 September 2012; what caused the delay in publication from the...
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what decision was made in the original awarding of the West Coast main line franchise to First Group regarding the future of moderation of competition,...
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government who else will be appointed to join the study into rail passenger franchising chaired by Richard Brown; what are the terms of reference of the study; and how will...
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will return the west coast main line contract to the previous franchiser owner in the interim before the franchise is retendered, or invite new...
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Earl Attlee on 10 October (Official Report, col. 1022), whether train operations and track infrastructure may be conducted by the same...
    • Railways: Wales
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions about the closure of railway lines and railway stations in Wales.
    • Railways: West Coast Franchise
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions took place, and what correspondence was exchanged, between Ministers and civil servants in the Department of Transport on the issue of technical...
    • Railways: West Coast Franchise
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the inquiry into the operation of the recent west coast main line franchising process will include an investigation of the role of the Department of...
    • Railways: West Coast Franchise
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the delayed award of the franchise for the west coast main line, what service pattern they expect to operate in the December 2013 timetable.
    • Research: Finch Group
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on United Kingdom universities of Research Council UK's implementation of the Finch Group proposals on open...
    • Roads: Speed Limits
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase speed limits on United Kingdom motorways.
    • Schools: Academies
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the allegations of exam cheating at Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich, whether they will consider giving Ofsted the power to inspect academy...