Written answers
Friday, 9 November 2012

  • Church Commissioners
    • Plough Sunday
      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, whether he has made an assessment of the popularity of Plough Sunday celebrations; and if he will make a statement.
  • Education
    • Academies: Brighton and Hove
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of secondary schools (a) are and (b) are about to become academies in (i) Brighton and Hove and (ii) the Brighton Kemptown constituency.
    • Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...
    • Children: Abuse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has any plans to introduce compulsory education on what constitutes sexual abuse for children under 13 years old.
    • Children: Day Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals for a minimum staff:child ratio for children with special educational needs attending...
    • Children: Day Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps he has taken to ensure that child care is accessible.
    • Children's Centres
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his Department's report Child Poverty in the UK: report on the 2010 target, what steps has he taken to ensure that Sure Start centres...
    • English Baccalaureate
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that students studying science and geography as part of the English Baccalaureate will have full and equitable...
    • Free Schools
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) following the closure of St George of England School, Bootle and the decision of the governing body to found a free school, who is responsible...
    • Free Schools
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what applications have been made to set up free schools to date; in what location in each such case free schools have (a) opened and (b) been given...
    • GCE A-level
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals sat A levels in each subject in the last year for which...
    • Health Education: Sex
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on teaching children about pornography as part of sex education.
    • History: Curriculum
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps he has taken to encourage the study of British history in secondary schools.
    • History: GCSE
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were studying history at GCSE in the latest period for which figures are available.
    • Ict
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the difficulties encountered by pupils currently transitioning from ICT to computer science.
    • Languages: GCE A-level
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of students studied A-level (a) Hindi, (b) Arabic, (c) Portuguese, (d) Russian, (e) Punjabi, (f) Mandarin and (g)...
    • Leveson Inquiry
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he was asked to provide a witness statement and documents to the Leveson inquiry under section 21(2) of the Inquiries Act 2005.
    • Mathematics and Science: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to promote the study of mathematics and science in schools.
    • Members: Correspondence:
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 3 August 2012, reference MM/DH/03/08/2012.
    • National Curriculum Tests
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average points score was of pupils taking (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) science key stage 2 examinations in each lower layer super...
    • National Curriculum Tests
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average points score was of pupils taking (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c) science key stage 3 examinations in each lower layer super...
    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to include Personal, Social, Health Economic education in the national curriculum.
    • Pupils: Bullying
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the effect of bullying on children's well-being; and if he will place a copy of any statistics related to that...
    • Schools: Libraries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to the introduction of a statutory duty on the establishment and maintenance of school libraries; what consideration he...
    • Departmental Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of his Department's staff are (a) male and (b) female.
    • Vacancies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's vacancy rate was in 2011-12; and what vacancy rate has been assumed for 2012-13.
    • World War I: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he has taken to increase awareness of the first world war in schools in advance of the 2014 centenary of the outbreak of that war.
  • Home Department
    • Children in Care: Missing Persons
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether her evaluation of the pilot schemes by her Department and the Association of Chief Police Officers relating to children missing...
    • Driving: Eyesight
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance she issues on the suspension by police of a driver's licence to allow a full eyesight examination to take place following...
    • Driving: Eyesight
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether her Department collects information on the number of drivers who, on being involved in a collision, had their eyesight tested...
    • Prostitution
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences relating to prostitution were recorded in 2011 by (a) police force and (b) type of offence.
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average time taken by his Department to settle invoices to external suppliers or contractors was in each of the last...
    • Catering
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on refreshments since May 2010.
    • Credit: Interest Rates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the pay-day loan industry's code of practice; (2) what recent...
    • Galileo System
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made on the Galileo programme; and if he will make a statement.
    • New Businesses: Havering
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises were set up in the London borough of Havering in the last 12 months.
    • Nurseries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many child care places his Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which Ministers or officials in his Department have had (a) discussions and (b) correspondence with (i) construction companies...
    • Public Houses: Closures
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of pubs that have closed in (a) England, (b) each English county and (c) each English...
    • Regional Growth Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (a) how many and (b) which successful bids to the Regional Growth Fund have (i) received an agreed offer, (ii) received a final...
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for how many and what proportion of days, on average, staff of his Department at each pay grade were absent from work as a result...
    • Students: Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of student loans written off because of bankruptcy in 2011-12 were issued to students from (a) England, (b)...
    • Trade Promotion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what mechanisms he is monitoring the Business Ambassadors programme; and what benchmarks and metrics he and UKTI have set for...
    • Working Hours: EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on reform of the European Working Time Directive; and what progress he has made on such reform.
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many written parliamentary questions to his Department received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b)...
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of written parliamentary questions to his Department received holding responses in the last 12...
  • Treasury
    • Catering
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on refreshments since May 2010.
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the number of people who will cease to claim child benefit due to the higher rate child benefit charge.
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many claims for child benefit for (a) two, (b) three and (c) four or more children whose parents are citizens of an EU member state and who...
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families are claiming child benefit for more than two children in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales.
    • Railways: Capital Allowances
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has considered a review of the exclusion of the railway industry from the enhanced capital allowances scheme; (2) what estimate his...
    • Third Sector
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress has been made on the review of barriers to social investment; and if he will make a statement.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers had enrolled on real time information for universal credit by 6 November 2012.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of (a) employers and (b) employees enrolled on real time information for universal credit in (i) April 2013, (ii)...
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many written parliamentary questions to his Department received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b) between six and 10 working...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Housing: Construction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of whether housebuilding is being held back by (a) building regulations, (b) the planning...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's answer to question 10 of the Communities and Local Government...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's answer to question 112 of the Communities and Local Government...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2012, Official Report, column 304W, on housing: construction, what proportion of the 75,000...
    • Regional Spatial Strategies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects the regional spatial strategy for the East of England to be abolished.
    • Service Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what safeguards he has put in place to ensure that lessees do not pay excessive and disproportionate managing agent fees.
    • Service Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to requiring all property managers and block management agents to become members of a governing body.
    • Service Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the ease with which owners and lessees are able to set up right to manage companies.
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 1 November 2012, Official Report, columns 371-2, on feed-in tariff, what his Department's central...
  • Cabinet Office
    • Freedom of Information
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate the cost of (a) external legal advice, (b) advice from the Treasury Solicitor's Department and (c) civil service time incurred in...
    • Vacancies
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his Department's vacancy rate was in 2011-12; and what vacancy rate has been assumed for 2012-13.
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Trees: Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the devolved Administrations on the issue of Chalara fraxinea;...
    • Plastic Bags
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the introduction of a single use carrier bags charge in England.
  • Transport
    • Driving Under Influence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers involved in accidents in the UK were found to have a blood alcohol content of between 0 mg/100 ml and 80 mg/100 ml in each of the last...
    • Driving Under Influence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on how many drivers involved in accidents registered a blood alcohol content of between 50 and 80 mg in the...
    • Driving Under Influence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the use of alcohol interlocks in public vehicles.
    • Driving Under Influence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were killed in crashes involving drink drivers in (a) Humberside and (b) north Lincolnshire in the last 10 years.
    • Driving: Eyesight
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to introduce new measures to ensure a minimum requirement for regular eyesight tests at the point of driver licence renewal.
    • Driving: Eyesight
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has made an assessment of the effects of compliance with EC directives 2009/113/EC and 2006/126/EC, on the number of road...
    • Driving: Eyesight
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government (a) have taken and (b) plan to take to ensure compliance with EC directives (i) 2009/113/EC and (ii) 2006/126/EC...
    • Driving: Eyesight
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps have been taken by his Department to raise public awareness of the dangers of driving with poor eyesight.
    • Driving: Licensing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Strategic Framework for Road Safety, published in May 2011, what progress has been made on the development of the new post-test...
    • Driving: Older People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local authorities have developed educational interventions to help older drivers assess their appropriateness to continue driving and to help...
    • Helicopters: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent discussions he has had on safety standards in the helicopter fleet servicing the UK offshore oil and gas sector with the (a) Civil...
    • London Midland: Franchises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the continuation review for the London Midland franchise will (a) begin and (b) conclude; and whether the performance of Govia will be taken into...
    • Transport: Exhaust Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what analysis his Department has conducted (a) independently and (b) in conjunction with other Government Departments of the cost of inclusion of...
  • House of Commons Commission
    • Fire Prevention
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment he has made of the cost of the online fire safety training...
    • Fire Prevention
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment he has made of the effect of the medium-term financial plan and...
    • Fire Prevention
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what sanctions exist in respect of (a) hon. Members, (b) their staff and (c) staff...
    • Table Office
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many full-time Clerks have been employed in the Table Office in each year for...
    • Written Questions
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, (1) how many written parliamentary questions were tabled each day in March (a)...
  • Deputy Prime Minister
    • Lobbying
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to publish his White Paper on a statutory register of lobbyists.
  • Health
    • Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of gene expression profiling in the diagnosis for patients with cancer of unknown primary.
    • Catering
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on refreshments since May 2010.
    • Corporate Hospitality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have accepted corporate hospitality since May 2010.
    • Doctors: Working Hours
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the European working time directive on the (a) well-being of NHS patients and (b) training of junior...
    • Driving Under Influence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost to the NHS was of incidents involving drink drivers in the last year for which figures are available.
    • Eyesight: Testing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to raise awareness of the importance of regular eye tests.
    • Eyesight: Testing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will conduct an analysis of whether eye tests should be included in standard health check-ups performed by GPs.
    • Homeopathy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that patient access to homeopathic medicines will not be affected by the consolidation of regulations referring to section...
    • NHS: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the costs to the NHS of returned medicines.
    • NHS: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total accumulated deficit of NHS trusts is.
    • NHS: Private Finance Initiative
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the cost was to NHS trusts of repaying private finance initiative debts in 2011-12; (2) how much private finance initiative debt is owed by...
    • NHS: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what functions are being outsourced by the NHS to India; (2) what his policy is on the outsourcing of NHS back-office functions; (3) which NHS...
    • Nurses: Vacancies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of (a) NHS nursing vacancies and (b) expected nursing vacancies in the NHS over the next 12 months; and if he will...
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for how many and what proportion of days, on average, staff of his Department at each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each of...
    • Sudden Adult Death Syndrome
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to respond to the e-petition on The Oliver King Foundation—SADS.
    • Visual Impairment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward a national scheme to address the optical health issues outlined in the Optical Confederation's Glaucoma Referral Refinement and...
  • Northern Ireland
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for how many and what proportion of days, on average, staff of her Department at each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health...
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many written parliamentary questions to her Department received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b) between six and...
  • Women and Equalities
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) how many written parliamentary questions to the Government Equalities Office received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b)...
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's policies on the cultivation and production of heroin and cannabis in Afghanistan since 2001.
    • Nato
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress there has been on NATO's Smart Defence initiative; and if he will make a statement.
    • Nato
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent progress has been made on NATO's Connected Forces initiative; (2) if he will list the (a) agreed and (b) planned projects that will...
    • Nato
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the (a) agreed and (b) planned projects that will form part of NATO's Smart Defence initiative.
  • Wales
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales for how many and what proportion of days, on average, staff of his Department at each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each of...
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many written parliamentary questions to his Department received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b) between six and 10 working...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people with (a) fluctuating conditions and (b) mental ill-health have been successful in their appeal for employment and...
    • Employment Schemes: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many enquiries his Department has received from employers regarding the Youth Contract wage incentive in (a) April, (b) May, (c) June, (d)...
    • Employment Schemes: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent issuing wage incentives under the Youth Contract.
    • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the latest audited figures for (a) correctly paid housing benefit and (b) correctly paid council tax benefit were for each local authority.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for which offences jobseeker's allowance claimants have faced sanctions since 6 May 2010.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average jobseeker's allowance payment made to claimants was in the latest period for which figures are available.
    • New Enterprise Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many participants in the Work programme have started their own business following referral to the new enterprise allowance scheme;...
    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's response to question 7 of the Freedom of Information request 2012-3773, how much his Department would have...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of local authority staff who will be required to underpin the delivery of universal credit.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the impact assessment for universal credit of October 2011, what the (a) marginal deduction rates and (b) participation tax...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to Table 4 of the universal credit impact assessment, what the average loss of entitlement per week will be for households who...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to Table 4 of the universal credit impact assessment, how many households working full time and receiving tax credits will have...
  • International Development
    • Argentina
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reason the Government has adopted a policy of abstaining on Inter-American Development Bank loans to Argentina.
    • Argentina
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the Government voted on the proposed September 2012 loan to Argentina from the Inter-American Development Bank; and what reports...
    • Catering
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department has spent on refreshments since May 2010.
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how many written parliamentary questions to her Department received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b)...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Papua New Guinea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of human rights in Papua New Guinea.
    • Papua New Guinea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to promote human rights in Papua New Guinea.
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for how many and what proportion of days, on average, staff of his Department at each pay grade were absent from work as a...
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the rate of employee absence was in her Department in each month since May 2010.
    • Arts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans her Department has to support the arts and the creative industries in areas outside London.
    • Arts Council England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much her Department provided to Arts Council England in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12; and how much is planned...
    • Arts: English Baccalaureate
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the mechanism by which creative subjects will be...
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress has been made towards the goal of providing superfast broadband to at least 90 per cent of premises in...
    • Broadband Delivery UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of the Broadband Delivery UK process to date.
    • Broadband Delivery UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2012, Official Report, column 170W, on Broadband Delivery UK, what the total cost of the...
    • Broadband Delivery UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2012, Official Report, column 170W, on Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), what the average...
    • Broadband Delivery UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2012, Official Report, column 170W, on Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), what the highest and...
    • Broadband Delivery UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2012, Official Report, column 170W, on Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), how many full or...
    • Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2012, Official Report, column 482W, on Leveson inquiry, whether the information provided...
    • Dance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) whether she has made an assessment of the popularity of (a) morris and (b) maypole dancing; and if she will make a...
    • Health Lottery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of the health lottery on the national lottery.
    • Local Broadcasting: Television
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what weighting she plans to give to considerations of plurality in awarding the new local television public service...
    • Mobile Phones
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with (a) Ofcom, (b) consumer organisations and (c) mobile telephone network operators on...
    • Music: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many young people are participating in music hubs (a) nationally and (b) in each region.
    • Ofcom
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when Ofcom made its last annual report to her as required under the Office of Communications Act 2002.
    • Ofcom
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of Ofcom's accountability to Parliament.
    • Public Appointments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many appointments made to the boards of public bodies overseen by her Department have been (a) male and (b) female since...
    • Recordings: Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on the hire of recording equipment in the last year.
    • Remembrance Day (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what her policy is on humanist representation at the National Remembrance ceremony at the Cenotaph.
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on how many days on average staff of her Department in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each...
    • Departmental Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many members of staff of her Department are based in (a) London and (b) each region of England.
    • Departmental Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many full-time members of staff her Department employed in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and how many are expected to...
    • Telephone Services: Unsolicited Goods and Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what guidance her Department offers to people receiving marketing telephone calls despite being (a) ex-directory and (b)...
    • Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what media or public speaking training Ministers in her Department have received since May 2010.
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many written parliamentary questions to her Department received a substantive answer (a) within five working days, (b)...
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of written parliamentary questions to her Department received holding responses in the last 12...
  • Justice
    • Communications Act 2003
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were in each region under section 127 of the Digital Communications Act 2003 in each of the last five years.
    • Courts: Interpreters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 22 October 2012, Official Report, column 681W, on courts: interpreters, whether the figure for complaints includes those...
    • Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to review prisoners' entitlement to privileges.
    • Sexual Offences: Sentencing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the evidential basis was for his statement that changing a second 10 year sentence for a serious sexual offence to a life sentence would act as a...
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for how many and what proportion of days, on average, staff of his Department at each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each...
    • Trespass
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress he has made in introducing greater protection for householders from intruders.
    • Victim Support Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the financial and emotional support available to victims of crime; and if he will make a statement.
    • Young Offenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people have (a) entered the youth justice system, (b) left custody and (c) been resettled following a custodial sentence in the last year.
    • Young Offenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of sentence is for young people who entered the youth justice system in each of the last four years.
    • Youth Offending Teams
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent posts there were in each youth offending team in (a) May 2010, (b) May 2011 and (c) the latest date for which figures are...
  • House of Lords
    • Airports: South-East England
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reduce delays in decisions on airport expansion in the south-east of England.
    • Government Departments: Training
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministers presently in the Cabinet Office and the office of the Lord President of the Council have received training from the National School of...
    • Government Departments: Training
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the Senior Civil Service presently in the Cabinet Office and the office of the Lord President of the Council have received training from the...
    • Government: Cabinet Ministers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 October (WA 51), why the answer given did not address the seniority of the Government Chief Whip...
    • Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill 2012
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were consulted by the Attorney-General for Northern Ireland in his reference to the Supreme Court on the Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill 2012...
    • Railways: Third Class Travel
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether invitations to bid for new rail franchises permit the introduction of a third passenger class.
    • Roads: Bus Lanes
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local authorities are required to give advance warning of enforcement cameras installed in bus lanes.
    • Transport: Roadworthiness Regulations
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals by the European Commission to harmonise European Union roadworthiness regulations; and what effect these proposals...