Written answers

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what arrangements he has put in place to monitor the activities of the joint venture company PxP since the closure of...

    • Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on making the installation of carbon monoxide detectors compulsory in all new build houses;...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the public purse was provided to (a) residents and (b) agencies dealing with flooding in the aftermath of...

      Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of new homes for which planning permission has been granted but construction has not yet...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which authorities have raised recent concerns about the 2011 Census and its outputs in their areas.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will keep the local government finance settlement open to an amending report should it be shown that the 2011 census has...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether estimates of levels of short-term migration will be factored into the local government finance settlement for the...

      Local Government: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest level of leakage against the 2010 rating list is over the life of the list; and whether the Government is on...

      New Towns: Sherford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to assist South Hams, Plymouth and Devon councils to deliver a new town at Sherford.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 30 October 2012, Official Report, column...

      Non-domestic Rates: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on business rates.

      Religious Buildings: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for the building of (a) mosques, (b) churches and (c) synagogues have been made in London in the last five...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of senior civil servants have left (a) his Department and (b) each of the public bodies for which...

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times officials from his Department have met the Valuation Office Agency in the last six months; who attended those...

  • Scotland

    • Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e) testing and...

    • Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the survey; and what...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people received winter fuel payments in Scotland in each of the last five years; and what the total value of such payments was.

  • Attorney-General

    • Fraud: Fines

      To ask the Attorney-General what the five largest fines for fraud resulting from Serious Fraud Office corporate prosecutions have been since 1988; and in each such case (a) which company was...

    • Ict

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from the Law Officers' Departments in (i)...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Attorney-General how many and what proportion of senior civil servants have left the Law Officers' Departments since May 2010; what the rate of turnover of senior civil servants has...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Attorney-General what the average number of working days lost per person through ill health was in the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years.

  • Transport

    • Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his officials have held with (i) ISS, (ii) Carlisle Cleaning, (iii) Churchill Cleaning...

    • Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the likely increase of incidences of drink driving over the Christmas period.

      Driving: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to assist young drivers to find insurance.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) East Coast Trains and (b) Network Rail on improving public performance measures on the East Coast Mainline...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his Department in (i)...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles fail their MOT and are subsequently scrapped annually.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether performance of a company in delivering a previous contract with his Department for rolling stock is taken into account when future contracts...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what level of investment (a) Network Rail and (b) freight operating companies have made in the Strategic Freight (Rail) Network in each year since 2007.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding has been allocated from the Transportation Innovation Fund to the Strategic Freight (Rail) Network since 2007.

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) East Coast Trains and (b) Network Rail on preparations for inclement winter weather; and if he will make a...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents occurred involving drivers from the EU who did not have the correct insurance in the last five years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce the number of motor accidents involving young people.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of senior civil servants have left (a) his Department and (b) each of the public bodies for which he is responsible since...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with Ministerial colleagues on management of the Severn river crossings once they...

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what expenditure (a) his Department and (b) its public bodies have made on (i) light rail, (ii) heavy rail, (iii) bus and (iv) roads in (A) Yorkshire...

      Transport for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department expects to allocate to Transport for London (a) in total and (b) for capital investment in each year between 2010 and...

  • Home Department

    • Arrests: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost is of arresting a child in England and Wales.

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total amount paid out in utility bills was for asylum seekers in National Asylum Support Service accommodation in the most recent...

      Asylum: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the private sector accommodation to be delivered by G4S to re-house asylum seekers in Yorkshire as part of G4S's contract with her...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency's e-borders system will be operational.

      Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many UK citizens hold dual nationality with France; (2) how many UK citizens hold dual nationality with the Republic of Ireland;...

      Dyfed Powys Police: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many times the Dyfed Powys police helicopter has been deployed in the Dyfed Powys area in each year since 2007; (2) how many of...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for a Tier 2 General visa were (a) granted and (b) refused by the UK Border Agency in each of the last 10 years.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications were (a) granted and (b) rejected for each type of visa in each of the last 10 years.

      Entry Clearances: South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas the UK Border Agency has received from residents of South Sudan in the latest period for which figures are...

      Entry Clearances: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether visa concessions are being offered to Syrian nationals in the UK whose leave to remain is due to expire; and whether such concessions...

      EU Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on future UK participation in the Common European Asylum System; and if she will make a statement.

      Illegal Immigrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to actively remove illegal immigrants from the UK.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of (a) immigrants to the UK and (b) foreign nationals awarded British citizenship in each of the...

      Immigration: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy that children educated in the UK having arrived from Africa and with no status or passport on reaching their...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will arrange for the hon. Member for Walsall North to receive a reply from the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to her letter...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has allocated to the Metropolitan police (a) in total and (b) for capital investment in each year between...

      Overseas Students: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will permit students from Syria to work during their time in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the availability to the public of information provided by her Department for the elections of police and...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to her answer of 25 October 2012, Official Report, column 1011W, what the cost of the advertising campaign for police and crime...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the returning officer costs for the election of 14 November 2012 for police and crime commissioners...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2012, Official Report, columns 36-7W, on police and crime commissioners, what the cost to the public...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has issued to police and crime commissioners on the appointment of deputies.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish for each police authority area (a) the name and salary of the elected police and crime commissioner and (b) the names,...

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2012, Official Report, column 38W, on police: surveillance, whether it is Government policy that...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many boats were intercepted smuggling tobacco into the UK in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department last assessed (a) the utility and (b) the value of psychometric testing in its recruitment and selection of...

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's policy is on the payment of travel expenses to candidates in respect of their attendance at assessment centres and...

  • Justice

    • Abu Qatada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on legal aid in respect of Abu Qatada.

    • Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether his proposal to extend the jurisdiction of the Office for Legal Complaints to cover complaints against claims management companies will...

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many spot checks have been performed by his Department's procurement specialists on Capita's interpreter verification and vetting procedures;...

      Courts: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases have been dealt with by East Middlesbrough Community Justice Court in each year since its inception; (2) how many cases were heard...

      Fraud: Shares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has been recovered following the discovery of (a) boiler room and (b)...

      Magistrates: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many magistrates who currently sit at Teesside Magistrates' Court are (a) male, (b) female, (c) black, Asian and minority ethnic, (d) disabled and...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of his Department were working on the analysis of powers, funding and responsibilities for police and crime commissioners on (a) 1...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effectiveness in reducing reoffending of anger management programmes for offenders on supervision.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the reoffending rate is for offenders sentenced to intensive alternatives to custody in the pilot areas in the latest period for which figures...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) violent criminals and (b) sex offenders have received indeterminate sentences for public protection in each of the last 15 years; (2)...

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff have been subject to disciplinary procedures following complaints by young people detained in (a) young offender institutions and (b)...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Copper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Health and Safety Executive's recommendation on the use of copper for the control and treatment of Legionella, as set out in its...

    • Copper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will apply for a UK derogation, on the grounds of essential use, from the ban on the supply of copper as a biocide under the EU Biocides...

      Copper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will direct the Health and Safety Executive to submit an application for the UK to derogate from the ban on the supply of copper as a...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how many claimants of incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance the primary diagnosis included alcohol abuse, drug abuse or...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in her Department on the latest date for which figures are available;...

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many people who work in the Republic of Ireland live in Northern Ireland; (2) how many people who work in Northern Ireland live in...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from her Department in...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was paid in (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses to officials in her Department in each of the last two years.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of senior civil servants have left (a) her Department and (b) each of the public bodies for which she is...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2012, Official Report, column 804W, on sick leave, what assessment she has made of the difference in the...

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will place in the Library a copy of the results of her Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the survey;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • African Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Chairman of the African Union.

    • African Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to address the African Union.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on the maintenance of UK assets on the British Indian Ocean Territory in each of the last three financial...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding from his Department's counter terrorism programme has been spent in each country in the last year.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo's mandate; and if he...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to increase the number of honorary consul-generals in those countries where there is no permanent UK...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many (a) A and (b) B grade staff of his Department he plans to employ in overseas UK Missions from 2013 onwards; (2)...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's priorities are for the completion of the single market.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of an EU trade boycott on Israel.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to not recall the ambassador to Israel.

      Mali

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the African Union's Economic Community of West African States plan in northern Mali; and if he...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support he has given to the proposed conference on a Middle East Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether Israel can occupy Gaza and the West Bank indefinitely or whether there will come a time...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the level of Iranian involvement in the provision of advanced weaponry to Hamas.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the steps taken by the Israeli Prime Minister to initiate a series of...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Palestinian Authority to return to direct peace talks with the Israeli...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of civilian casualties on both sides of the recent hostilities between Israel and Gaza.

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the International Criminal Court arrest warrant of Omar al-Bashir; and if he will make a statement.

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which countries staff of his Department are permanently based.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's annual spending was on salaries and bonuses for staff as a (a) net amount and (b) percentage of the total...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between Sudan and the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the (a) status and (b) progress of the civil recovery programme in the Turks and Caicos...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with businesses in Turks and Caicos on the introduction of VAT in that country.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the funding of the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team in Turks and Caicos; and if he will make a...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Moroccan Ambassador on the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote good governance in the self-declared sovereign state of the Sahrawi Arab...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to visit the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the UK's relationship with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic; and if he will make a...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Sick Leave

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average number of working days lost per person through ill health was in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last five years.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the cost of transferring ownership of Bilston Urban Village in Wolverhampton from Advantage West...

    • Apprentices: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship places there were in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) Hertfordshire in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which countries the UK has sold defence equipment to in each financial year since 2000-01 by value.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he made of changes in the rate of net lending to businesses in the last year.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in his Department on the latest date for which figures...

      Exports: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which exports from the construction and equipment sector account for Iraq's sovereign debt to UK Export Finance.

      Fireworks: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps have been taken to educate people about the dangers of fireworks.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) funded, (b) off quota and (c) private student places for (i) full-time students and (ii) part-time students there...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his...

      Local Economic Partnerships: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of jobs the London local economic partnership has created (a) in total, (b) in North West...

      Local Economic Partnerships: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his evaluation of the London local economic partnership is; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Economic Partnerships: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has allocated to London for its local economic partnership in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c)...

      Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department and the public bodies for which it is responsible spent on marketing and advertising in 2011-12 by (a)...

      National Trading Standards Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding the National Trading Standards Board received for (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) each future year of the...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what contracts for providing car park management services to his Department are held by private companies; (2) what the...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices in (a) Essex, (b) Greater London and (c) England and Wales closed in each year between 1997 and 2010.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of senior civil servants have left (a) his Department and (b) each of the public bodies for which he...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalent students were on (a) taught postgraduate and (b) research degree programmes funded by the Higher...

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost to the UK and UK business of the UK not being part of the EU single...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the value of trade arising from the UK's membership of the EU single market.

      Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many prosecutions there were under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...

      Union of Jewish Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from the Union of Jewish Students; what response his Department gave to such...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Carers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate how many carers are (a) in and (b) not in the labour market in (i) Glasgow North West constituency, (ii) Glasgow, (iii) Scotland and...

    • Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii)...

      Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in his Department on the latest date for which figures are available; how...

      Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how levels of immigration from Commonwealth categories have changed in each of the last five years; (2) how many seasonal workers have entered...

      Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e) testing and...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of senior civil servants have left (a) his Department and (b) each of the public bodies for which he is responsible since...

      Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the survey; and what...

  • Defence

    • Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flying days were lost as a result of (a) adverse weather conditions and (b) other factors at each RAF station since 1 January 2011.

    • Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many nuclear-powered submarines can be berthed simultaneously at HM Naval Base Devonport.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it remains his policy that any Typhoon aircraft to be based at RAF Lossiemouth will not require a new air defence training area.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what items of mission-specific Typhoon infrastructure have been installed at RAF Leuchars since 12 September 2011; and how much each such item cost.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the value for money per training flying hour of Typhoon aircraft (a) currently based at RAF Leuchars and (b) to be based at...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 18 October 2011, Official Report, column 883W, on RAF Lossiemouth, whether a decision has been made on the date of...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 5 September 2011, Official Report, column 84W, on the European Fighter Aircraft, whether (a) the estimate of the cost to...

      Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with other Government departments on the withdrawal of British military bases from Germany.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reports have been made of illegal incursions of Spanish vessels in the territorial waters of Gibraltar in each of the last two years.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Royal Navy plans to purchase Future Air-to-Surface Guided Weapons (a) heavy and (b) light; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make a decision on the future of Dreghorn and Redford Barracks in Edinburgh and on the development at Kirknewton; and if he will make...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the Bowline 13 Exercise will take place; what the purpose of the exercise is; and if he will estimate the (a) number of personnel that will be...

      Military Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made on the replacement for full-spectrum signals intelligence.

      Nuclear Weapons: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on publication of information on levels of (a) gamma, (b) beta, (c) other radiation and (d) radiation recorded on film...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2011, Official Report, column 868W, on RAF Leuchars, whether work to determine what alterations are required to RAF...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he plans to make an announcement on the future use of RAF Leuchars by his Department; (2) what his plans are for the future of the units...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 19 October 2011, Official Report, column 993W, on RAF Leuchars, what (a) sustainability and (b) other environmental...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether an Air Traffic Control radar service will be retained at RAF Leuchars.

      RAF Lossiemouth and Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth were (a) scrambled and (b) launched during the period of time in which RAF Lossiemouth...

      Type 22 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of any capability gaps in maritime surveillance following the withdrawal of the Type 22 frigates; and what steps his...

  • Education

    • Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii)...

    • Early Intervention Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to announce his decision on the outcome of the Early Intervention Foundation tender; and if he will make a statement.

      GCE A-level: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of female A level students likely to be drawn into prostitution.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions his Department has had with headteachers in (a) English cities and (b) other areas where there is recent high levels of pupil...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the potential effect of pupil turnover on schools results and Ofsted ratings.

      Secondary Education: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what support his Department provides to work placement training programmes in secondary schools dealing with non-conventional work-experience placements.

      Teachers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to introducing a winding-down scheme for teachers approaching retirement age.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the exemption of energy-intensive industries from new long-term contracts for...

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assistance he plans to provide to energy-intensive industries after 2015 when the Electricity Market Reform spending envelope for...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the price differential between (a) dead tariffs and (b) live tariffs for domestic energy supply.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of households on dead tariffs for their energy supply.

      Energy: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral statement of 29 November 2012, Official Report, column 392, on energy policy, what steps his Department is taking...

      Fossil Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral statement of 29 November 2012, Official Report, column 388, on energy policy, what the evidential basis is for the...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and...

      Natural Gas: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of off-gas grid households in the borough of Kettering.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral statement of 29 November 2012, Official Report, column 388, on energy policy, what the evidential basis is for the...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with his European counterparts the de-rating of wind turbines.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish a draft bill on banning wild animals in circuses.

    • Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent progress he has made on securing agreement in the European Parliament on a discard ban under the Common...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in his Department on the latest date for which...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish his response to the tackling irresponsible dog ownership consultation.

      Eggs: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of food industry bodies and the UK egg industry on the implementation...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the cost to the public purse has been of the provision of sandbags to high-risk flood areas in 2012 to date; (2)...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on flood defences in each of the last 30 years; by what proportion such funding changed in each...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much partnership funding for flood defences was spent in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the estimated ratio is of the amount spent on flood defences to the amount saved in avoiding future damage.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of capital expenditure on flooding infrastructure from each funding source in each year...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the number and scale of flooding incidents in the UK in the latest period for which figures...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on discussions with the Association of British Insurers on affordable insurance cover for people...

      Floods: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to tackle flooding in Devon and Cornwall.

      Floods: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his Department will take steps to assist the residents and businesses of St Asaph and Rhuddlan who have experienced flooding.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from...

      Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of wild insect pollinators in the UK in the last decade.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what contracts for providing car park management services to his Department are held by private companies; (2) what...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside of 23 October 2012, Official Report, column 801W, on plastics:...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside of 23 October 2012, Official Report, column 800W, on plastics:...

      River Rom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent work his Department has carried out on the River Rom.

      Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of likely levels of growth in the waste sector in the next 12 months.

  • Health

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in implementing his Department's autism strategy; and if he will make a statement.

    • Care Homes: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) independent residential homes in Birmingham fall within the ambit of the Care Quality Commission's inspection...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Centrepoint, (b) Crisis, (c) Skill Force and (d) Shelter in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12 and (iii) 2012-13;...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in his Department on the latest date for which figures are available; how many...

      Contraceptives: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS community contraception clinics there are in (a) Denton and Reddish constituency and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last 10 years.

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on English language classes for staff in each of the last 10 years.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners in Denton and Reddish constituency aged over 60 had free eye tests in each of the last 10 years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints from each region he has received on lack of access to GP services in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average distance travelled for an out-of-hours GP appointment was in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e)...

      Health Education: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the Harrow primary care trust area received advice from the NHS on (a) healthy eating, (b) stopping smoking, (c) managing long-term...

      Heart Diseases and Liver Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women in each age group were diagnosed with (i) coronary artery disease and (ii) liver cancer in (A) Denton and Reddish...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans to instruct the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to establish a quality standard and guidelines for the...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure full and open access by those most economically disadvantaged to hepatitis C (a) screening and (b) treatment...

      Hospices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated to hospices in London in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; how much such funding has been allocated in 2012-13; and if he will...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS acute trusts have not met the national commissioning for quality and innovation requirement to risk assess 90 per cent of in-patients upon...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his Department in (i) 2010-11...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many student midwives were in receipt of a bursary in the last five academic years; what the average bursary paid to a student midwife was in...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospital doctors, (b) nurses, (c) GPs, (d) GP practice nurses, (e) nurse practitioners, (f) modern matrons, (g) community matrons and (h)...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many commissions there were in (a) total and (b) each region for (i) health visitors, (ii) school nurses, (iii) district nurses and (iv) community...

      Nurses: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) district nurses and (b) Macmillan community nurses were employed by the NHS in each primary care trust area in London in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) children and (b) adults are (i) obese and (ii) overweight when measured by body mass index according to the most recent health...

      Roaccutane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the possible link between the Roaccutane form of the drug isotretinoin and mental health disorders.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of senior civil servants have left (a) his Department and (b) each of the public bodies for which he is responsible since May...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to include a venous thromboembolism prevention measure from the NHS Outcomes Framework, for consideration as a quality premium payment...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that primary care professionals are aware of the risks of venous thromboembolism to their patients; (2) what...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency readmissions made within 28 days of discharge from hospital were due to patients contracting venous thromboembolism in each of the last...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to mandate venous thromboembolism risk assessment and provision of prophylaxis for high risk patients on admission to...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to include venous thromboembolism prevention as a national commissioning for equality innovation goal in the NHS in 2013-14.

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to include an indicator on venous thromboembolism prevention in the commissioning outcomes framework.

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to improve (a) NHS workforce and (b) patient information on the importance of venous thromboembolism prevention.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Barnsley Central of 28 November 2012, Official Report, columns 377-8W, on smoking: young people, when he...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment she has made of the incidence of polio in (a) Nigeria, (b) India (c) Pakistan and (d) Afghanistan; and if she will make...

    • Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many public appointments (a) regulated by and (b) not regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments have been...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when her Department last assessed the (a) utility and (b) value of psychometric testing in its recruitment and selection of candidates...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her Department's policy is on the payment of travel expenses to candidates in respect of their attendance at assessment centres...

  • Prime Minister

    • Sick Leave

      To ask the Prime Minister what the average number of working days lost was per person in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many parents will lose child benefit as a result of the changes coming into force in January 2013.

    • Business Creation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to support business creation.

      Autumn Statement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on his Autumn Statement.

      Financial Services: New Entrants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to encourage new entrants to financial services.

      Job Creation: Private Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to encourage private sector job creation.

      Job Creation: Private Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to encourage private sector job creation.

      Annuities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he is taking in respect of the level of annuity rates offered to pensioners; (2) what recent discussions he has had with pension providers...

      Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in his Department on the latest date for which figures are available; how many...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce the UK's dependence on the financial services sector.

      Ict

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other pieces of IT equipment were lost or stolen from his Department in (i) 2010-11...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit banks from placing savers in accounts which offer interest rates excessively below market levels.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what powers he proposes that the Financial Conduct Authority will have over private pension providers.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will (a) review the income limits on drawdown pension policies and (b) consider reinstating the link between the income cap and the Government...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of quantitative easing on pensions; and if he will make a statement.

      Petrol: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of income was spent on petrol by those earning an annual salary of between (a) £10,000 and £20,000, (b) £20,000 and...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people at ports and airports have been intercepted with tobacco above the allowed duty limits in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Social Security Benefits: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely reduction in spending on each of the working age benefits and tax credits in each of the next five financial years...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many extra tax inspectors will be employed as a result of the £154 million now being devoted to increasing efforts to counter tax avoidance; and...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the number of tax inspectors employed by HM Revenue and Customs was in each of the last 15 years; and what was estimated to be the average revenue, or...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of people employed in the City of London advising individuals and organisations on tax efficiency.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce taxes on small businesses.

  • House of Lords

    • Alan Turing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider their decision not to grant a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing.

    • BBC: Royal Charter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so on what terms, the BBC is required to be balanced in its coverage of policy issues under the BBC's Royal Charter and accompanying agreement.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 13 November (WA 268-9), whether they have previously considered recording or retaining details of benefit...

      Broadcasting: Digital Radio

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 12 December 2011 (WA 207), what are the proportions of radio listening through digital platforms in...

      Bureau of Investigative Journalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 29 November (WA 72), whether members of the staff of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism located...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Burma is not included in their initiative to prevent sexual violence in conflict.

      Civil Service: Secondments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many senior civil servants at the Ministry of Defence are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded to such...

      Civil Service: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers of the current Government have overruled or vetoed the appointment of senior civil servants; and, if so, how many times.

      Communications: 3G Mobile Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to facilitate the roll-out of a 3G mobile network with the Isles of Scilly; and, if so, when.

      Drones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 26 November (WA 7) concerning the use of drones, whether there are unarmed drones in the airspace of...

      Economy: Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of forecasts published by HM Treasury on 21 November in Forecasts for the UK economy: a comparison of independent forecasts, whether they forecast...

      Energy: Electricity Lines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many kilometres of overhead electricity lines have been removed in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty as a result of Ofgem funding; and...

      EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the value of the European Union's current trade agreements with non-European Union countries to the United Kingdom economy and United...

      Food: Aspartame

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 November (WA 408), whether they will place in the Library of the House all the papers of the Food Advisory...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have (1) received official warnings, and (2) faced disciplinary procedures, following...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons employed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs were prosecuted for (1) speeding offences, (2) passing a traffic light at red,...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any estimate of the savings to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of each staff member working at least one day per week...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff employed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are registered with that department as being disabled, broken down by grade, for...

      Government Departments: Trade Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Department for Work and Pensions civil servants are (1) paid as departmental trade union side staff, and (2) are working for or seconded to unions; which...

      Government: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many official meetings ministers have had so far in 2012 with representatives of (1) the British Tamil Forum, and (2) the Global Tamil Forum.

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 November 2011 (WA 236), what were the findings of the full evaluation of the impact of the Be Clear on Cancer lung...

      Health: Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to alert the public to the dangers of obesity and to issue dietary and physical exercise advice in both the broadcast and printed media.

      Health: Typhoid Fever

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure adequate supplies in the National Health Service of typhoid fever vaccine.

      Health: Warfarin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients on long-term Warfarin prescriptions use self-monitoring technology.

      Health: Warfarin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) local general practitioner practices, (2) primary care trusts, and (3) hospitals, currently offer Warfarin patients the option to self-monitor their...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the schemes for finance for (1) bringing empty houses back into use, and (2) renovating existing substandard houses, that they are providing or...

      Internet: 4G Spectrum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish details of the auction of 4G spectrum capacity; when they expect to make a decision on licences; and when they expect to receive payment...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes in the United Kingdom are unable to receive broadband services.

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of planning rules on the roll-out of superfast broadband in the areas referred to in clause 7 of the Growth and...

      Jobcentre Plus: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vacancies were listed in Jobcentre Plus branches in each of the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London in each of the past five years.

      Judicial Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 1,100 applications for judicial review, referred to by the Prime Minister in his speech on 19 November to the Confederation of British Industry,...

      Life Sciences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they intend to make of the implementation of actions set out in the UK Strategy for Life Sciences.

      Middle East Peace Process

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure through the Middle East Peace Quartet arrangements that the expenses and activities of the Office of the Quartet representative...

      Ofcom: Switching

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Ofcom's progress in reviewing switching in the communications market since it announced its consumer switching review in April 2010.

      Shipping: Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Type 23 frigates are currently in service in the Royal Navy; what are their dates of commissioning; and what are their planned out-of-service dates.

      Taxation: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been taken out of the income tax system by the increase in income tax thresholds since 2010 in (1) North East England, (2) Yorkshire and the...

      Taxation: Tax Relief

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 12 November (WA 260), whether transfer pricing, base erosion and profit-shifting are scrutinised by HM Revenue...

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage the Government of the United Arab Emirates to ratify the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; what representations...

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