Written answers
Monday, 26 November 2012

  • Scotland
    • Commonwealth Games 2014
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to learn from the London 2012 Olympics Games in preparing for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
    • Commonwealth Games 2014
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with organisers of the London 2012 Olympics on the sharing of advice to ensure the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014...
    • Exports: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to further support the relationship between Scottish exporters and markets in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Attorney-General
    • iPads
      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service has spent on iPads in 2012-13 to date.
    • Lindis Percy
      To ask the Attorney-General what the cost to the public purse was of the prosecution of Lindis Percy in April 2012 at Harrogate Magistrates' Court.
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Building Alterations: Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to issue guidance to local authorities on use of powers to use Article 4 directions under the Town and Country...
    • Fire Services: Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to respond to the consultation on the Firefighters' Pension Scheme proposals to allow members aged 48 years or...
    • Heathrow (SP)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on Heathrow (SP) Ltd's purchase of the Princes Club in Sipson.
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on reducing the six-week time limit for bringing a statutory appeal under section 288 of the Town and Country...
  • Education
    • Children in Care: Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department undertakes a regular assessment of the employment choices of care leavers after they have left the care system.
    • Children in Care: Missing Persons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish the recommendations from his expert data group set up as a result of the APPG inquiry into children missing from care.
    • Children in Care: Missing Persons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish the recommendations from the task and finish group on out of borough placements set up as a result of the APPG inquiry into...
    • Further Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons the Education Funding Agency wrote to organisations on 25 September 2012 to announce that all applications to establish new...
    • Parents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what measures of the extent of parental conflict the Government currently use.
    • Pupils: Foreign Nationals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children born outside the UK are enrolled in UK schools.
    • Schools: Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation his Department and its agencies conducted with (a) disabled people, (b) organisations representing disabled people and (c) architects...
    • Schools: Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether (a) an equality impact assessment or (b) any other kind of assessment relating to the ability of persons with special educational needs and...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether local authorities can refuse to undertake a statutory assessment for special needs for home-educated children on the grounds that the child is...
    • Teachers: Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people were overpaid their pension by the Teacher Pension Agency in each year since 1991; and how much on average was repaid in each such year.
    • Written Questions: Government Responses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 126466 tabled on 30 October 2012 for answer on 1 November 2012.
  • Transport
    • Aviation: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 29 October 2012, Official Report, column 4W, on aviation: security, what consideration he has given to compliance with human...
    • Bus Services: Information and Communications Technology
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require that all new buses are fitted with onboard audio-visual information systems; and if he will...
    • Bus Services: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what individuals and organisations he and officials in his Department have met to discuss the (a) creation and (b) funding of the website busforus.co.uk.
    • Bus Services: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has provided for the website busforus.co.uk.
    • Dover Port
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the sale of the Port of Dover; and if he will make a statement.
    • Dover Port
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) public and (b) private investment has been received by the Port of Dover since May 2010.
    • Dover Port
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to take a decision on the proposed sale of the Port of Dover.
    • Electric Vehicles: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to address the danger of silent hybrid and electric motor vehicles.
    • Grants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what grant-giving programmes are operated by (a) his Department and (b) the bodies for which he is responsible; and which such programmes award grants...
    • High Speed 2 Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the adequacy of (a) his Department's and (b) HS2 Ltd's budgets for mitigation with a view to ensuring that budget constraints do not...
    • Mobility Vehicles: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 21 March 2012, Official Report, column 258-61WH, on...
    • Motorcycles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the role and remit is of each committee and focus group established by his Department and the Driving Standards Agency involved in motorcycle...
    • Motorway Service Areas: Fuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to increase price competition among suppliers of fuel situated at motorway service stations.
    • Rescue Services: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre Clyde was staffed at below risk-assessed levels in September and October 2012.
    • Rescue Services: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many hours Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) Belfast will have had complete operational control of areas of coast currently...
    • Rescue Services: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) Belfast and MRCC Stornoway staff will have been examined on their knowledge of the areas of coast...
    • Road Signs and Markings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on the metrification of transport signs in the last three years; and what plans his Department has to convert...
    • Roads: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic collisions were responded to by police in (a) the Northumbria police force area and (b) England in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii)...
    • Roads: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average annual cost to the public purse is of road traffic accidents.
    • Roads: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many local authorities in England have terminated the employment of all road safety officers since May 2010.
    • Severn River Crossing: Tolls
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects tolls on the two Severn crossings to come to an end.
    • Shipping: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions there have been maritime incidents involving vessels directed by (a) qualified registered pilots, (b) members of crew with a...
    • Trust Ports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 15 September 2011, Official Report, columns 65-66WS, on the sale of trust ports, whether he has...
    • West Coast Railway Line: Franchises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of cancelling the award of the West Coast Mainline rail franchise; and if he will make a statement.
  • Women and Equalities
    • Equal Pay
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking to ensure employers in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England implement equal pay for women.
  • Prime Minister
    • Middle East
      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2012, Official Report, column 143W, on the Middle East, with which representatives of (a) the United Arab Emirates and (b) Saudi...
  • Defence
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy not to commit British forces to combat in Syria.
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the destination of equipment removed from Afghanistan will be as a result of the drawdown of troops.
    • Armed Forces: Cadets
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many sea cadets there are in each part of the UK; and what steps he is taking to increase the number of sea cadets.
    • Armed Forces: Health
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to examine the physical and mental state of soldiers prior to deployment.
    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information newly-recruited members of the armed forces receive on how to report (a) rape and (b) sexual assault; and if he will make a statement.
    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many calls to the Speak Out helpline have related to reports of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on culling deer and elk at BATUS Canada.
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on gym and swimming pool facilities at BATUS Canada.
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the role of BATUS Canada is in logistics training.
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration his Department has given to conducting winter training at BATUS Canada.
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what opportunities are available for training at BATUS Canada for UK-based armed forces pilots.
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made on replacing the welfare service at BATUS Canada; and if he will consider the potential to deliver this service...
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to enable the armed forces of (a) Commonwealth countries, (b) European countries and (c) other UK allies to use the training...
    • BATUS Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what period is covered by the environmental agreement between the Army and the Canadian authorities at BATUS Canada; and whether the terms of that...
    • Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were contracted as consultants to his Department and its agencies in each of the last five years; and what the highest level of...
    • Danny Nightingale
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department is providing the family of Sergeant Danny Nightingale.
    • Defence: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the 2012-13 defence budget; and if he will make a statement.
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which projects being delivered for his Department by (a) Babcock, (b) Boeing, (c) Cobham, (d) the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, (e)...
    • Defence: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed by (a) his Department and (b) the armed forces in Scotland.
    • Depleted Uranium
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the future of CHARM 3 following the expiry of its propellant charge in 2013.
    • Devonport Dockyard
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what investment in infrastructure and machinery was made by his Department in HMNB Devonport dockyard in each year from 2008 to 2010.
    • European Fighter Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mix of weapon systems can be deployed on the pylons of the Typhoon at any one time; and if he will make a statement.
    • Germany
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria will be used for the decision on whether or not to reduce the strength of the 16th Tank Transporter Squadron in Germany.
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any part of the exercise Austere Challenge 2012 took place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and whether permission was received for the...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what involvement UK armed forces personnel have in Operation Austere Challenge.
    • Military Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the future of the Sentinel aircraft after the Afghanistan conflict in respect of continued active service.
    • Military Bases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF personnel are based at (a) NSA Menwith Hill, (B) USAF Lakenheath, (c) USAF Mildenhall, (d) USAF Feltwell, (e) USAF Molesworth, (f) USAF...
    • Military Exercises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel were injured while on army training exercises at (a) BATUS Canada, (b) BATUK Kenya and (c) facilities within the UK in each of...
    • Navy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent incidents have been attended by the Royal Navy Fishery Protection Squadron.
    • Norway
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department was of winter training in Norway in each of the last five years.
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many security incidents involving the armed forces occurred during the London 2012 Olympic Games sailing events at Weymouth.
    • Poland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence over what period the army conducted training exercises in Poland; and for what reasons Poland is no longer used for army training exercises.
    • Press: Subscriptions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on newspapers, periodicals and trade publications in the last 12 months.
    • RAF Prestwick
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of RAF Prestwick.
    • Sickness Absence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many days on average staff of his Department in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in each of the last 12 months.
    • Trident
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2012, Official Report, column 115W, to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, for what reasons his...
    • Military Training: Tyres
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the potential financial benefits of purchasing tyres for use at overseas training grounds locally.
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to offer assistance to families affected by drone strikes; and if he will make a statement.
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has provided armed and unarmed drone assistance outside (a) Afghanistan and (b) Libya in the last three years.
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2012, Official Report, column 428W, on unmanned aerial vehicles, whether he has any plans to deploy Scan Eagle on...
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer by the then Minister of State for the Armed Forces to Question 178 of the inquiry by the Defence Committee into Future...
    • Usa
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what external contracts the British Defence Staff have in the US; and what the monetary value is of each contract.
    • Warships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of (a) frigates and (b) destroyers in the fleet by 2020.
    • Written Questions: Government Responses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question 124378 tabled on 18 October 2012 for answer on 22 October 2012.
  • Home Department
    • Animal Experiments
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written answer of 12 September 2012, Official Report, column 259W, on animal experiments, if she will instruct the five Home...
    • Animal Experiments
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what method is used to calculate the severity limits for protocols authorising experiments on cats, in respect of the information provided by...
    • Animal Experiments
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methodology was used for the cost-benefit assessments of proposed scientific procedures on cats that were conducted as part of the...
    • Animal Experiments
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department undertakes inspections to ensure that scientific procedures on cats do not have excessive adverse effects on the...
    • Animal Experiments
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the extent to which scientific procedures on animals performed under the project licence authorities achieve...
    • BAE Systems
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid to BAE Systems Detica in the each of the last five years.
    • Counter-terrorism
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the work undertaken by local authorities in England and Wales in delivering the Prevent agenda.
    • Crime Prevention: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Education measures to educate teenage boys about relationships with women in order to...
    • Criminal Investigation
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many joint investigation teams have been established between the UK and other member states since 2002.
    • Cybercrime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the nature and frequency of cyber-attacks against her Department's website during 2012; what security...
    • Firearms: Forensic Science
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made in the Forensic Science Regulator's review of the historical use of the sodium rhodizonate test as a test...
    • Grants
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grant-giving programmes are operated by (a) her Department and (b) the bodies for which she is responsible; and which such programmes...
    • Immigration: Married People
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice she has received on the potential effect of the opinion of the European Court of Human Rights in paragraph 55 of its judgment in...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations she has received from police forces who provided extra support in place of G4S during the London 2012 Olympic and...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received from dissatisfied contractors employed by G4S during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
    • Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees in her Department are paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000.
    • Police and Crime Commissioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for election material relating to the police and crime commissioner elections had been made via (a) the telephone number...
    • Police and Crime Commissioners: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2012, Official Report, column 764W, on police and crime commissioners: Wales, under what budget headings...
    • Police: Information and Communications Technology
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of police hours saved through the introduction of personal digital assistants for police...
    • Police: Road Traffic Control
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police forces have reduced the number of traffic patrols undertaken since 2010; (2) if she will take steps to ensure that...
    • Police: Surveillance
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on the personal information that undercover officers are required to pass on to supervisors where that...
    • Press: Subscriptions
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which magazines, journals and newspapers her Department subscribes.
    • Prostitution
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has allocated to proactively assisting men and women to exit prostitution by recipient organisation in the latest...
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Biofuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the Scottish Government's decision to remove the wood biomass subsidy for biomass electricity plants...
    • Biofuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contact his Department has had with energy generators on the quantities of wood they require for wood biomass energy generation.
    • Biofuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what factors are taken into consideration in assessing the total carbon emissions of wood burning for biomass energy.
    • Carbon Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had on the Final Investment Decisions enabling process; what mechanisms have been put in place to ensure...
    • Climate Change
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the policies of (a) China, (b) India, (c) South Africa and (d) Brazil on climate change; and what...
    • Cold Weather Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of households eligible for cold weather payments in the event of a particularly cold winter in...
    • Energy Bill
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he intends to publish the impact assessment of the Energy Bill at the same time as the Bill.
    • Energy: Complaints
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Ofgem in dealing with customer complaints about energy companies.
    • Energy: Complaints
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on the effectiveness of customer complaints procedures operated by energy companies.
    • Garages and Petrol Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether there is an approved system for the measurement of motor transport fuel delivered by oil suppliers to retailers; and if he will...
    • Garages and Petrol Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of petrol forecourts in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how will he assess the performance of the Green Deal Finance Company.
    • Hinkley Point C Power Station
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what date he expects to agree a strike price with EDF and Centrica for Hinkley Point C; and by what date he expects to publish (a)...
    • Housing: Insulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he has had with representatives of insulation companies in the last six months.
    • Housing: Insulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on training solid wall installers.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 15 October 2012 on behalf of a constituent.
    • Natural Resources
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his latest assessment is of the potential resilience of the UK to adverse weather in terms of reserves of (a) oil, (b) gas and (c)...
    • Nuclear Power
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions his Department has had with EU state aid officials concerning (a) a nuclear power strike price, (b) the...
    • Offshore Industry
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Civil Aviation Authority's decision to restrict use of Super Puma EC225 helicopters in servicing the oil and gas...
    • Temperature
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish a table showing the average global temperature for each year since 1997.
    • Wind Power: Noise
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to review noise regulations for wind turbines.
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Animals: Roads
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of animals involved in road traffic accidents per annum.
    • Fisheries: Morocco
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek for any extension of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement to be limited to...
    • Hares
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps he plans to take to prevent a decline in the population of brown hares in the UK; (2) if he will implement...
    • Marine Animals: Turks and Caicos Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the proposed dolphinarium in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
    • Marine Animals: Turks and Caicos Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the amendment of the law of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to permit...
    • Nappies: Waste Disposal
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to assess the composition of household waste, including disposable nappies; if he will estimate the costs...
    • Primates: Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his review of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Privately Kept Non-Human Primates, what evidence will...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff...
    • Water Abstraction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many abstraction licences were refused in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date by the general reason for that refusal.
    • Whales: Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage an end to commercial whaling.
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Arts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many members of staff in her Department work full-time on (a) libraries, (b) the arts and (c) the creative industries.
    • Civil Partnerships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what legal rights the Government proposes to accord to same sex couples in its proposed legislation on same sex marriage in...
    • Football Association
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the planned timetable for the implementation of constitutional reforms to the Football Association.
    • Grants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what grant-giving programmes are operated by (a) her Department and (b) the bodies for which she is responsible; and which...
    • Nuisance Calls (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what the largest fine imposed on a company for making nuisance calls is; (2) how many companies have been prosecuted...
    • Playing Fields
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many organisations have applied to the Protecting Playing Fields Fund since it was established; how many such applications...
    • Sports: Clubs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the doorstep club initiative; and if she will make a statement.
    • Sports: Schools
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress her Department has made on improving links between community sports clubs and schools.
    • Tourism: Yorkshire and the Humber
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to promote tourism in Yorkshire; and if she will make a statement.
  • Justice
    • Tribunals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the savings made to the Tribunal Service following implementation of recommendations made by the Administrative Justice...
    • Tribunals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to the consequences for devolved tribunals in (a) Scotland and (b) Wales of the proposed abolition of the Administrative...
    • Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation is subject to a deferred prosecution agreement.
    • Hillsborough Stadium
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to fund potential new inquests into the deaths of those who died in the Hillsborough disaster.
    • Human Rights: Research
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research on human rights has been commissioned by his Department and its predecessors since April 2006; on what date each such piece of research was...
    • Legal Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of appeals cases using legal aid were successful in each of the last five years; (2) how many and what proportion of the total...
    • Legal Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were eligible for legal aid in each of the last five years.
    • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date he plans to bring into force Section 73 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
    • Personal Injury: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of the ban on referral fees in personal injury cases introduced under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment...
    • Personal Injury: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of costs recovered through personal injury claims were made in respect of whiplash in the last three years for which figures are available.
    • Planning Permission: Appeals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for statutory appeals in respect of planning and related cases were made in each of the last 10 years; and how many subsequent...
    • Planning Permission: Judicial Review
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for judicial review related to planning or infrastructure proposals have been made in each year since 1998; and how many of those...
    • Prisoners: Credit Unions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which prisons encourage prisoners to join credit unions; (2) how many prisoners were members of credit unions in the latest period for which...
    • Prisons: Bank Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners had a bank account on (a) admission to and (b) release from prison in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
    • Prisons: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the reasoning behind each decision taken as part of the prison marketisation process.
    • Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases were managed by each probation trust in England and Wales in each year from 2008 to 2012 to date; (2) how many cases were managed...
    • Prostitution: Convictions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have a conviction for soliciting which appears on their criminal record by gender.
    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the proportion of appeals against his Department's decisions on (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit,...
  • Treasury
    • Air Passenger Duty
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what organisations have (a) made representations to and (b) held meetings with his Department on air passenger duty since May 2010.
    • Airports
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department plans to introduce a congestion tax on the busiest airports; (2) what assessment he has made of the recent HM Revenue and...
    • Airports
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to encourage the growth of regional airports.
    • Alcoholic Drinks Industry
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met representatives of (a) the Campaign for Real Ale, (b) the British Beer and Pub Association and (c) the Scotch Whisky Association.
    • Bingo Association
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met representatives of the Bingo Association.
    • British Amusement Catering Trades Association
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met representatives of BACTA.
    • Charity Research Support Fund
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will continue the charity research support fund until the next General Election.
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the number of higher tax-rate paying households affected by changes to child benefit from January 2013 in...
    • Double Taxation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of claims for double taxation relief accepted by HM Revenue and Customs which were made under schemes that were later closed...
    • Energy
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission an independent assessment of all direct and indirect subsidies in the UK energy sector; if he will request the National Audit Office...
    • Excise Duties: Fuels
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met representatives of (a) FairFuel UK, (b) the RAC, (c) the Road Haulage Association and (d) the Petrol Retailers Association to discuss fuel duty.
    • Income Tax: Age Allowances
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average and (b) maximum tax liability will be for those people brought into income tax as a result of changes to the age-related income tax...
    • Infrastructure
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress has been made on the priority low- carbon infrastructure projects in the National Infrastructure Plan.
    • National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish an updated version of the HM Revenue and Customs publication “Regional Employers National Insurance Contributions Holiday for New...
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date his Department will start to file PAYE real-time information in respect of its own employees.
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers use free software provided by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for PAYE filing; and what support HMRC is offering those employers for...
    • Pensions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) for what reasons persons with less than £20,000 in annual pension income are not eligible for pension realisation options other than...
    • Pensions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to review the rules on pension income drawdown introduced in April 2011.
    • Revenue and Customs: Sunderland
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the feasibility study considered by Ministers in his Department as part of the decision to close the HM...
    • Royal Bank of Scotland
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has had discussions with the Royal Bank of Scotland on the proportion of RBS reviews of sales of interest rate hedging products which are...
    • Schools: Governing Bodies
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the affordability to the public purse of paying school governors’ expenses.
    • Students: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in tuition fees on the consumer prices index; and what estimate he has made of the effect of such...
    • Tax Allowances
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the definitions of mandatory and intrinsic contractual duties of employment regarding their implications for tax relief...
    • Tax Allowances: Married People
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the potential effects of introducing a transferable allowance for married couples in the 2013 Budget.
    • Tax Yields
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of revenues to the Exchequer were accounted for by (a) corporation and (b) income tax in each of the last three years.
    • Temporary Employment: Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he is taking to combat tax avoidance by companies operating through travel and subsistence schemes for employees; (2) if he will take...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate what the cost to the Exchequer would be of ensuring that all universal credit claimants continue to benefit from increases to the...
    • VAT: Newspaper Press
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of the VAT concession provided to the newspaper industry in each of the last five years.
    • Winter Fuel Payments
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment his Department has made of the likely administrative costs of means-testing the winter fuel allowance.
    • Working Tax Credit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in (a) the UK, (b) each region and (c) each parliamentary constituency became ineligible for working tax credit from April 2012 as a...
  • International Development
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department has allocated to the (a) Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, (b) East African Community and (c)...
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the objectives and measurable outcomes are that she expects her Department's funding allocated to TradeMark East Africa to achieve...
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department has taken to support the development of the North-South Transport Corridor initiative in Eastern and Southern...
    • Africa
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking to help (a) Namibia, (b) Sierra Leone and (c) Ghana tackle illegal fishing; and if she will make a statement.
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if her Department will take steps to provide funding for un-adopted schools in Bangladesh; and if she will make a statement.
    • Bangladesh
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 6 November 2012, Official Report, column 604W, on Bangladesh, what performance indicators her Department used...
    • Burma
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to ensure greater co-ordination of the work of relief agencies in Burma.
    • Burma
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what technical assistance her Department is providing for reconciliation inside Rakhine state, Burma.
    • Colombia
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2012, Official Report, column 18W, on Colombia, whether her Department has any plans to allocate...
    • Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she plans to publish the findings of her review into the use of private consultants by her Department.
    • Developing Countries: Diarrhoea
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to ensure a more comprehensive approach to diarrhoea prevention, control and treatment; and if she...
    • Developing Countries: Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the Prime Minister's hunger summit, what steps she is taking to eradicate world hunger.
    • Developing Countries: Polio
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding the UK will provide to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in each of the next five years.
    • Developing Countries: Sanitation
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to support World Toilet Day in 2012; and if she will make a statement.
    • Foreign Workers
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what arrangements are in place to monitor working conditions and living standards of employees who work in firms established in...
    • Nurseries
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many child-care places her Department provides on its estate; what the cost is of providing such places; how many such places her...
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress her Department has made on implementation of the commitment to double the number of people her Department will reach with...
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether her Department has received any representations on the use of UK aid to support private sector investment in developing...
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will consider investigating whether UK aid is being used to encourage private sector investment in regions where such aid may...
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the extent to which UK aid is distributed in developing countries through private companies; and if she...
    • Sahel
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in the Sahel region.
  • Deputy Prime Minister
    • Bill of Rights Commission
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 23 April 2012, Official Report, column 622W, on Bill of Rights, what meetings he has had with the chairman and members of the...
    • Lobbying
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a statutory register of lobbyists.
    • Lord Lieutenants
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what the job description is of the secretaries to the lords lieutenant of Durham; (2) what the selection procedure is for the appointment of secretaries to...
    • Lord Lieutenants
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost to the public purse of the secretaries to the lords lieutenant of Durham was by cost category in each of the last five years.
    • Lord Lieutenants
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the selection procedure is for the post of lord lieutenant of Durham.
  • Cabinet Office
    • Average Earnings
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average annual salary was for (a) men and (b) women in full-time employment in (i) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (ii) Merseyside and (iii)...
    • Charities: Christianity
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what his policy is on long-established Christian charities of all denominations being part of his Big Society initiative; (2) what...
    • Childbirth
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many live births there were (1) in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in the second quarter of 2011; (2) in each...
    • Childbirth: Dorset
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many children were born at (a) the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and (b) Poole General Hospital in each of the last three years.
    • Departmental Records
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department manually or electronically stores files and extracts from the PREM 15 series that have been retained by the Department.
    • Employment Agencies
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his policy is on the use of offshore employment companies in the supply of public sector workers in his Department and its associated public bodies.
    • Grants
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what grant-giving programmes are operated by (a) his Department and (b) the bodies for which he is responsible; and which such programmes award grants...
    • Job Creation: Private Sector
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of new jobs created in the private sector between August 2010 and August 2012 in Scotland were part-time positions.
    • Job Creation: Private Sector
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of new jobs created in the private sector between August 2010 and August 2012 in Scotland were permanent positions.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Havering
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what proportion of people on jobseeker's allowance in Havering are below the age of 25; (2) how many people in Havering are currently in receipt...
    • Manufacturing Industries: Temporary Employment
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of people working in the manufacturing sector who are agency or temporary workers.
    • Military Medals Review (2 annotations)
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what timescale has been set for the Sir John Holmes Medal Review into the National Defence Medal; (2) how many phases of Sir John Holmes's...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Burma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reason, under the Joint Action Plan between the UN and the Government of Burma, the UN is forbidden from entering areas...
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on how many UK citizens are (a) in the eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo and (b) at...
    • Iran
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of Iranian dissidents executed since January 2012; if he will condemn such...
    • Iraq
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any reliable evidence has been presented supporting the Government of Iraq's claim to ownership of the properties in...
    • Mali
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the decision by West African nations to send troops to Mali to deal with al-Qaeda-linked terrorists there.
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether there has been (a) Libyan, (b) Egyptian and (c) Iranian involvement in providing advanced...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to promote the enforcement of UN Security Council resolutions that state that Gaza is an integral part of...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the continued blockade of Gaza on the middle east peace process.
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the blockade of Gaza on creating a tunnel economy between Gaza and...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports that the Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari had been giving consideration to a full ceasefire...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will offer support to Palestinians calling for peace and self-determination.
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of rockets that have been fired from Gaza into Israel since 30 October 2012;...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on preventing civilian casualties in Gaza.
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will call on the Government of Israel to stop the demolition of houses in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will call on the Government of Israel to stop settlement building.
    • North Korea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the need to amend its...
    • North Korea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on article 233 of the Criminal Code.
    • North Korea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will call on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to release all persons who have been detained under the guilt by...
    • North Korea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic...
    • North Korea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will support the establishment of a UN commission of inquiry into crimes against humanity in the Democratic People's...
    • Nuclear Weapons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK will be represented at the meeting in Oslo in March 2013 on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons; and...
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government had with the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in advance of his decision to permit...
    • Uganda
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Ugandan counterpart on Uganda's policies on human rights and sexual orientation.
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to seek international agreement to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on whether the Saharawi people have been consulted as to their wishes in respect of the export of...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Moroccan soldiers are stationed in the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara; and where they are stationed.
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK about political persecution in the non-self-governing...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will consult representatives of the Saharawi population on any proposed renewal of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on whether the Moroccan flags that were surrounding the offices of the UN Mission for the...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has taken towards fulfilling its mandate to...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Moroccan ambassador on reports of the lack of freedom of expression and freedom of...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many paid apprentices he expects to be employed in his Department in (a) each remaining month of the 2012-13 financial year...
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship starts there were in each sector for each sex in England in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2010-11.
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many apprenticeships had a length of stay that was (a) 53, (b) 29, (c) 17 and (d) 13 weeks in the 2011-12 academic...
    • Arms Trade: Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many defence export licences were (a) issued and (b) declined in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) 2011, where it was...
    • Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2012, Official Report, column 412W, on procurement, if he will extend the contractual...
    • Business: Government Assistance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many business mentors have signed up to his Department's mentoring initiative; and what assessment he has made of when the...
    • Business: Government Assistance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to pages 11-12 of his Department's strategy for sustainable growth, published in July 2010, on access to finance,...
    • Employment Agencies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the use of offshore employment companies in the supply of public sector workers in his Department and its...
    • Export Credit Guarantees
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps UK Trade and Investment is taking to encourage UK Export Finance to provide more credit insurance cover to UK...
    • Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to position and promote the UK's financial and professional services in (a) Morocco and (b) other...
    • Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Trade and Investment has a main point of contact for High Value Opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa.
    • Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many companies approached UK Trade and Investment in 2009-10 to receive assistance (a) exporting and (b) investing in...
    • Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps UK Trade and Investment has taken to create forums where companies can share their experiences of exporting or...
    • Foreign Investment in UK
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the amount of foreign direct investment in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bury St. Edmunds constituency and...
    • Further Education: West Midlands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many further education colleges have received funding for new projects from his Department in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West...
    • Higher Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to promote UK higher education in the Middle East and North Africa.
    • New Businesses: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of business start-ups in (a) the east of England, (b) Suffolk and (c) Bury St. Edmunds...
    • Photographs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to adopt the Photo Marketing Association proposals for identity photographs for use in Government...
    • Post Offices: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many sub-post offices there were in each local authority area in the East of England in each of the last three years.
    • Power Stations: Export Credit Guarantees
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make the approval of applications for Export Credits Guarantee Department support for power stations conditional on...
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many contracts have been awarded by his Department or its agencies to Business and Enterprise Commercial Ltd in each of the...
    • Regional Growth Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date he expects the full allocation of funds to have been drawn down by all bidders under (a) round one, (b) round two...
    • Satellite Communications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the return on the expenditure of funds on the European Space Agency's ARTES satellite...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff UK Trade and Investment employed in (a) Mauritania, (b) Morocco, (c) Algeria, (d) Tunisia, (e) Libya, (f) Egypt,...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff UK Trade and Investment employs in (a) Mauritania, (b) Morocco, (c) Algeria, (d) Tunisia, (e) Libya, (f) Egypt,...
    • Trade Agreements
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the status is of his Free Trade Agreement negotiations with (a) Egypt, (b) Jordan, (c) Morocco and (d) Tunisia.
    • Trade Promotion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps UK Trade and Investment is taking to gain greater advance intelligence on business opportunities and major projects in...
    • Trade Promotion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what budget was allocated to the UK Trade and Investment department responsible for assisting businesses to export and invest in...
    • Trade Promotion
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to which countries in the Middle East and North Africa UK Trade and Investment has trade delegations or missions planned in the...
    • UK Trade and Investment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to which budgets UK Trade and Investment has allocated the £10 million in extra funds it received in the 2011 autumn statement.
    • UK Trade and Investment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in which markets his Department plans to allocate the £8 million pilot funds to increase the level of service UK Trade and...
    • Visits Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what overseas visits he plans to make in the next 12 months.
    • Temporary Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that temporary and agency workers are not exploited by labour providers who operate false...
  • Health
    • Abortion: Counselling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS reference cost for the termination of pregnancy is allocated for the provision of counselling; and if he will make a statement.
    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual cost is of providing accident and emergency services at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (a) between 10.00 pm and 8.00 am and (b) at weekends.
    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated at the accident and emergency department at Poole General Hospital in each of the last six months for which figures are...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated at the accident and emergency department at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in each of the last six months for which figures...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were brought to the accident and emergency department at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital by the emergency services in each of the last...
    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were brought to the accident and emergency department at Poole General Hospital by the emergency services in each of the last six months...
    • Ambulance Services: Hoaxes and False Alarms
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many malicious emergency calls were received by the ambulance service in (a) Coventry, (b) the west midlands and (c) England in each of the last three...
    • Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2010, Official Report, column 698W, on cancer, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the loss of expertise in...
    • Clinical Commissioning Groups
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has issued guidelines developed to ensure that the commissioning awards made by clinical commissioning groups are adequately...
    • Dementia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2012, Official Report, column 38W, on dementia, if he will commission the Health and Social Care Information Centre...
    • Dermatology
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of dermatology training for GPs in relation to the level of patient demand.
    • Diabetes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to prevent diabetes through the new NHS Commissioning Board mandate.
    • Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will meet a small group of people diagnosed with Type 1 Gaucher disease to discuss funding for treatment of extremely rare conditions; (2)...
    • Drugs: Rehabilitation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to ensure that individuals with intractable drug dependence are not excluded from participation in the eight Payment...
    • Food: Hygiene
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken as part of its risk assessment regime to ensure that breaches of food standards are reported to the Care Quality...
    • Hospital Beds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS hospital beds there are in England; and how many of those beds are in single rooms; (2) how many hospital beds the Calderdale and...
    • Hospitals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the recommendations of the Royal College of Surgeons that general hospitals should serve a population of at least 500,000 to...
    • Hospitals: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will recommend to the Office of Fair Trading that the proposed merger between the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and...
    • Incontinence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the contracts awarded to Any Qualified Provider for continence care stipulate that the service provider should ensure the same or higher...
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Quality Standard for Crohn's disease will be published.
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the Commissioning Outcomes Framework will help support people with inflammatory bowel disease to (a) remain in or (b) return to work; and if he will...
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of sick leave and work-related disability for people with inflammatory bowel disease.
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Worcestershire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with (a) Crohn's disease or (b) ulcerative colitis in Redditch and Bromsgrove Primary Care Trust in each of the last...
    • Maternity Services: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of the maternity unit at (a) the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and (b) Poole General Hospital in each of the last three years.
    • Mental Health Services: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department provided for NHS mental health services in each of the last five years.
    • National Expert Panel On New and Emerging Infections
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections no longer publishes minutes and summaries of its meetings on its website.
    • NHS Foundation Trusts: Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department issues guidance to NHS foundation trusts on setting the level of remuneration of chief executives, directors and non-executive...
    • NHS: Negligence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many compensation claims were made against (a) the East of England Strategic Health Authority and (b) Suffolk Primary Care Trust in each of the last...
    • Pregnancy: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what drugs are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for pregnant women susceptible to convulsive fits; and what the...
    • Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will visit Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to meet its new chief executive and staff.
    • School Milk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has claimed for the Nursery Milk Scheme from (a) the Rural Payments Agency and (b) the EU in each of the last 10 financial...
    • School Milk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the increased cost of the Nursery Milk Scheme in the last five years is due to an increased number of children receiving milk.
    • School Milk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish his Department's assessment of the effect of the proposed changes to the Nursery Milk Scheme on small and medium-sized enterprises.
    • Skin Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will audit adherence by GPs to (a) NICE guidance that states that all patients with suspicious lesions must be immediately referred to...
    • Soft Drinks: Taxation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the introduction of a tax on high-sugar drinks.
    • Sports: Medicine
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make it his policy that sports therapists should be statutorily regulated; (2) what recent discussions he has had with the Health and...
    • Sports: Medicine
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that sports therapists have appropriate levels of training to deal safely with the public.
    • Urinary System: Infectious Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of urinary tract infections occurring in NHS hospitals that are associated with urinary...
    • Urinary System: Infectious Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of antibiotics prescribed to in-patients was associated with urinary tract infections in the latest period for which figures are available.
  • Work and Pensions
    • Atos Healthcare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 11 October 2011, Official Report, columns 344-5W, on Atos Healthcare: manpower, how many Stream 2 referrals of...
    • Carer's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the evidential basis is for the Government's conclusion that there will be no reduction in the number of claimants of carer’s...
    • Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in what proportion of families with dependent children there is a drug or alcohol dependent parent or guardian; (2) in what proportion...
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of applications to the Child Support Agency were from parents with care on out-of-work means-tested benefits in...
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) current scheme and (b) old scheme cases within the Child Support Agency with a calculation/assessment and...
    • Child Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of assessed cases within the Child Support Agency under the (a) current scheme and (b) old scheme concern parents...
    • Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to improve the definition of the additional costs associated with disability.
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken was to process appeals against refusal of employment and support allowance in (a) Lanarkshire, (b) Scotland and (c)...
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants have been moved to the work related activity group for employment and...
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which geographic areas incapacity benefit claimants are being migrated to the work related activity group for employment and support...
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters have been sent to incapacity benefit claimants asking them to complete an ESA50 in each of the last 12 months.
    • Employment Schemes: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Youth Contract placements have been started in (a) the UK, (b) each local authority and (c) each ward in each of the last three years;...
    • Employment Schemes: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many wage subsidies have been transferred to businesses under the Youth Contract scheme since its launch; (2) how much has been...
    • Epilepsy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with epilepsy have received support from (a) access to work, (b) the Work programme and (c) work choice in (i) Vauxhall...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of households in receipt of housing benefit in each parliamentary constituency; and what the...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals who were fleeing domestic violence and entered a refuge claimed housing benefit for both the refuge service and their...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals who were fleeing domestic violence and entered a refuge received housing benefit for their refuge rent in each of the last...
    • Housing Benefit: Brent
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of households in the London borough of Brent who will lose all apart from 50 pence of their current housing...
    • Incapacity Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of incapacity benefit have (a) been found fit for work in the current reassessment exercise and (b) been referred to...
    • Incapacity Benefit: Kilmarnock
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency have been moved to the work-related...
    • Incapacity Benefit: Kilmarnock
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters have been sent to incapacity benefit claimants in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency asking them to complete an ESA50...
    • Industrial Health and Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unpaid court fines in cases brought by the Health and Safety Executive were recorded in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.
    • Jobcentre Plus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria his Department uses to assess the effectiveness of each Jobcentre Plus office.
    • Jobcentre Plus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are employed in Jobcentre Plus offices.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of jobseeker's allowance claimants per job vacancy in (a) Glasgow North West...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy that people leaving disability benefits for jobseeker's allowance (JSA) who are long-term unemployed are offered...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will provide details of the pilot areas used to encourage jobseeker's allowance claimants to use online services since May 2012.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has considered using post offices for those unable to access the internet at home to make jobseeker's allowance claims.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional resources he plans to make available to jobcentres to provide internet access for people who are unable to access the internet...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants who found employment with the assistance of Jobcentre Plus resumed claiming jobseeker's allowance...
    • Metal Theft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the potential safety risk due to theft of copper gas pipes fitted externally to residential...
    • Motability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the number of people in the north-west of England likely to lose access to motability cars as a result of the...
    • Motability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that people in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance and personal...
    • Occupational Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what comparative assessment he has made of the likely effect of (a) transaction costs and (b) lost investment opportunity during periods of...
    • Occupational Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the costs of investment in information technology required for pot follows member and an aggregator scheme.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a sufferer of myopic retinal degeneration who is a recipient of disability living allowance at mid-rate care and lower rate mobility...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the final criteria for the personal independence payment assessments will be published.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many healthcare professionals are expected to be recruited by (a) Atos and (b) Capita to carry out personal independence payment assessments.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training will be undertaken by (a) Capita and (b) Atos of healthcare professionals recruited to carry out personal independence payment...
    • Remploy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what help the Government have given to people formerly employed by Remploy to find alternative work; and how many people have already found...
    • Remploy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on how many of the former workers of Remploy Abertillery made redundant in August 2012 have subsequently...
    • Remploy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on which dates Remploy learnt of a product defect affecting its Panther chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protection suit; and...
    • Remploy: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former Remploy employees in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency have found employment since being made redundant in summer 2012.
    • Remploy: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received in respect of the re-opening of the Remploy factory in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency.
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment his Department has made of the number of households in (a) Scotland, (b) each parliamentary constituency and (c) each...
    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many benefit fraud investigators were employed by (a) his Department and (b) local authorities in each year since 2005-06; (2) how...
    • Social Security Benefits: Liverpool
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of how many people in Liverpool, Walton constituency will be affected by the Government's proposed reforms to (a)...
    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how his Department plans to respond to the recommendation in the National Audit Office report on contract management of medical services (HC...
    • State Retirement Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners are entitled to a state pension in excess of £140 per week; and if he will make a statement.
    • Telephone Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2012, Official Report, column 350-5W, on telephone services, (1) if he will set out for each of the...
    • Telephone Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2012, Official Report, column 350-5W, on telephone services, for each telephone number provided, who the...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the qualifying conditions for each passported benefit for which he is responsible will change under universal credit.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in receipt of universal credit will have at least one individual whose main employment is self-employment in (a) the UK and...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effect of levels of broadband access in rural areas on his Department's plans to (a) introduce...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who the Senior Responsible Officer is for the universal credit project.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid to each firm awarded an information technology contract as part of the universal credit programme since the start of the...
    • Universal Credit: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in (a) Scotland and (b) Kilmarnock and Loudon constituency who will be in receipt of...
    • Welfare State: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he next expects to meet (a) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and (b) Ministers in the Scottish Government to discuss (i)...
    • Winter Fuel Payments: North East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners received the winter fuel allowance in (a) Sunderland, (b) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency and (c) the north-east...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work capability assessments have been carried out in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work capability assessments carried out by Atos were awarded (a) 0, (b) 1 to 14 and (c) 15 points or above in the latest period for...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of implications for his Department's policies of the report entitled “The People's Review of the Work...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against his Department's decisions on eligibility for employment and support allowance have been upheld where the work...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of work capability assessments were audited by (a) Atos and (b) his Department in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012 to date.
  • House of Lords
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the appearance of new animal diseases in the United Kingdom, whether they will ensure that under Project Surveillance 2014 the Animal Health...
    • Armed Forces: Atomic Test Veterans (1 annotation)
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to give specific recognition to British veterans of nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific in the 1950s and 1960s. To ask Her Majesty's...
    • Armed Forces: Careers and Training
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been invested in Armed Forces careers and training in (1) the British Army, (2) the Royal Navy, and (3) the Royal Air Force.
    • Armed Forces: Medical Reservists
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have consulted the medical colleges, speciality training committees and the General Medical Council about the recognition of time and experience in...
    • Banks: Money Laundering
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations are being carried out by HM Revenue and Customs into the role of HSBC in money laundering and tax evasion though Jersey; what period will be...
    • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to a programme of fitting free carbon monoxide alarms in homes, and in particular to the economic consequences of such a programme.
    • Channel Tunnel
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many freight trains have passed through the Channel Tunnel in each direction in each of the last ten years.
    • Charities: Religious Charities
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many churches were registered as charities with the Charity Commission in April 2012. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many religious places of worship...
    • Child Protection
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes, if any, they have made to guidance regarding the threshold for social services intervening to protect underprivileged children.
    • Child Protection
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the staffing levels, broken down by rank and specialism, of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in each of the past five years; what is...
    • Child Protection
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce legislation to improve child protection.
    • Drones
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom-owned drones have operated in the air space of countries other than Afghanistan; and, if so, for what purposes.
    • Education: English Baccalaureate
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on providing certificates for those awarded the English Baccalaureate. To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to...
    • Education: Special Educational Needs and Disability
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 14 June (WA 271-2), why the assurance that the new draft Special Educational Needs Code of Practice...
    • Embryology
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 4 November 2009 (WA 60), how many independent groups were invited by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to submit...
    • Embryology
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 31 January 2011 (WA 219-20) regarding international collaboration to overcome difficulties with research into...
    • Embryology
      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances they propose that human embryos can be used in research when similar results could be reasonably expected at the same time through the use...
    • Finance: Lending
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of access to finance and loans for people in employment on zero-hour contracts in the light of Financial Services Authority...
    • Gary Glitter
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have launched investigations into why there was a media presence when police arrested Gary Glitter on Sunday 25 October.
    • Government Departments: Coalition Agreement
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Northern Ireland Office has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.
    • Government Departments: Coalition Agreement
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress HM Treasury has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.
    • Government Departments: Coalition Agreement
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Wales Office has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.
    • Government Departments: Coalition Agreement
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Department for Work and Pensions has made since May 2010 in respect of commitments relevant to it in the coalition agreement.
    • Government Departments: Staff
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what surveys of staff employed by HM Treasury are conducted; at what cost; at what time of year; and whether they will place in the Library of the House the...
    • Government Departments: Staff
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what surveys of staff employed by HM Revenue and Customs are conducted; at what cost; at what time of year; and whether they will place in the Library of the House...
    • Government: Special Advisers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 8 November (WA 232), which specific responsibilities are allocated to each of the special advisers,...
    • Health: Cancer
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their commitment to reduce inequality in the draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board, whether they have any plans to ensure that all children...
    • Health: Controlled Trials
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the refusal by researchers to publish trial data on recovery rates and positive outcome rates specified in their application for grant funding provided by...
    • Health: Hinchingbrooke Hospital
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why bidders were permitted to risk-adjust their own proposals in the assessment of the bids to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital. To ask Her Majesty's Government how...
    • Health: Nurses
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the estimate by the Royal College of Nursing that 60,000 front-line staff posts may be lost in the National Health Service.
    • Health: Obesity
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the link between lone parent families and childhood obesity. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether perinatal parenting support forms...
    • Horses
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 8 November (WA 233), what was the outcome of the meeting between the Chief Veterinary Officers of the United...
    • Housing Act 2004
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken or are taking to review the effectiveness of selective licensing areas established under the Housing Act 2004; and what advice they...
    • Immigration
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of outstanding asylum and immigration cases increased in the three months to the end of June 2012; if so, by how much; and what assessment they...
    • Israel and Palestine
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the destruction of olive trees by settlers flooding Palestinian farms with sewage.
    • Libya
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 5 November (WA 180), whether they, as opposed to the Government of Libya, know which group carried out the...
    • National Parks
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding has been or will be allocated to the Northumberland National Park by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for each of the five years...
    • NHS Commissioning Board
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the objectives in the Mandate from the Government to the NHS Commissioning Board can be achieved in the next two financial years, given constraints on NHS spending.
    • NHS Commissioning Board: Revenue
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS Commissioning Board's revenue budget of £95,623 million for 2013-14 is at 2012-13 prices or on some other basis; and what the equivalent...
    • NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the 2013-14 Commissioning Outcomes Framework will be used to monitor and assess the performance of clinical commissioning groups in relation to end-of-life...
    • Questions for Written Answer
      To ask the Leader of the House whether guidance has been given to Government departments that answers to Questions for Written Answer made after more than 10 working days should be accompanied by...
    • Railways: Network Rail
      To ask Her Majesty's Government to whom the chairman and Board of Network Rail are accountable.
    • Railways: South West Trains
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current relationship between Network Rail and South West Trains regarding the provision of facilities for railway stations in the...
    • Railways: Stations
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are minimum standards for the shelter to be provided on railway stations in England for passengers.
    • Retail: Unsafe Products
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on enforcement actions carried out by local trading standards officers to remove potentially dangerous electrical appliances from the...
    • Retail: Unsafe Products
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what liaison there is between the UK Border Agency and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to ensure that potentially dangerous electrical...
    • Schools: Boxing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage boxing in schools.
    • Schools: Physical Education
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of physical education teachers in schools.
    • Syria
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister consulted the Cabinet before proposing that the arms embargo on Syria should be lifted.
    • Universal Credit
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 19 November (WA 330), how the universal credit interface enabling claimants to declare earnings to the Department...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 19 November (WA 330) stating that the department spent £103 million on the universal credit information...