Written answers
Monday, 17 December 2012

  • Northern Ireland
    • Devolution
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2012, Official Report, column 358W, on devolution, what meetings she has had on devolution; who attended...
  • Home Department
    • Asylum
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are used to determine how asylum seekers are allocated to the detained fast track process.
    • Asylum: Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Afghan nationals living in the UK are asylum seekers.
    • Asylum: Sudan
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential risk to failed Sudanese asylum seekers of being tortured by the Sudanese security services...
    • City of London Police
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the City of London Police has received from the private sector in each year since 2010.
    • Closed Circuit Television
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the level of CCTV coverage in local authority areas since May 2010.
    • Detention Centres
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the capacity is of each immigration removal centre operated by the UK Border Agency.
    • Detention Centres
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are being held in each immigration removal centre operated by the UK Border Agency.
    • Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases the UK Border Agency has dealt with in each visa tier in each year since 2006; and how many such cases were dealt with (a)...
    • Entry Clearances: Pakistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visas were issued to Pakistani nationals in each of the last three years.
    • Fraud (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many specialist fraud officers there were in the police forces of England and Wales in each of the last five years.
    • G4S
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the status is of the G4S contract to re-house asylum seekers in private sector accommodation in Yorkshire.
    • Human Trafficking
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces in England and Wales have appointed a single point of contact for human trafficking cases.
    • Immigration: EU Nationals
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place to monitor the numbers of EU nationals entering into the UK and the purpose for which they have entered the UK.
    • Interpol
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the governance of Interpol; (2) how much the UK contributed to Interpol in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on the non-payment of contractors by G4S for London 2012 Olympic security.
    • Police
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account is taken of the popularity of a location as a tourist destination in the calculation of police numbers; and if she will make a...
    • Police and Community Support Officers: Dorset
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police community support officers there are in (a) Dorset Constabulary and (b) Bournemouth; (2) how many police officers...
    • Police and Crime Commissioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her Department's policy to allow candidates freepost deliveries in future elections for police and crime commissioners.
    • Police and Crime Commissioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police and crime commissioners she met on 3 December 2012; whether travel expenses were reimbursed following attendance at this...
    • Police and Crime Commissioners: Fire Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to merging the role of fire authorities with that of police and crime commissioners for the purposes of...
    • Police Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations were open and operated by police forces in England for each of the last five years.
    • Police: Convictions
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) police civilian staff in each police force have a (i) criminal...
    • Police: Prosecutions
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours of police time have been spent leading prosecutions in each of the last five years.
    • Police: Prosecutions
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal prosecutions have been led by police officers in each of the last five years.
    • Police: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what basic training is given to new recruits to police forces in England and Wales; and at what locations such training takes place.
    • Respirex
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Respirex International Limited will receive a substantive reply from the National Post Seizure Unit of the UK Border Force based at...
    • Riot Damages Act 1886
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to reform the Riot Damages Act 1886.
    • Riot Damages Act 1886
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on initiating an independent review of the Riot Damages Act 1886; and if she will make a statement.
    • Social Services: Cambridgeshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the effect of the removal of care staff from the Shortage Occupation List on care services in Cambridgeshire.
    • Telephone Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely cost of her Department’s 0800 1070708 telephone number for the period since its commencement...
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the UK Border Agency's target time is to (a) complete an investigation of missing documents and (b) inform the applicant of the outcome.
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) budget and (b) staffing level of the UK Border Agency was in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011 and (iv) 2012; and what its (A)...
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency (UKBA) officers with the power of arrest have been employed by UKBA in (a) the latest financial year and (b) the...
  • Wales
    • EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) which EU directives his Department transposed in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 to date; which EU directives his Department expects to transpose in (i) 2013...
    • Migration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of levels of migration (a) from Scotland, England and Northern Ireland to Wales and (b) from Wales to Scotland, England and...
  • Scotland
    • Battle of Flodden: Anniversaries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Flodden in 2013.
    • Visits Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what overseas travel (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have undertaken since taking office; what the...
  • Attorney-General
    • Consultants
      To ask the Attorney-General how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts of the Law Officers' Departments on the latest date for which figures are available; how...
    • Corporate Manslaughter
      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases for potential prosecution of offences under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 have been referred to the Crown Prosecution...
    • Fraud
      To ask the Attorney-General what conviction rates have been secured by the Crown Prosecution Service for fraud in each of the last five years.
    • Fraud
      To ask the Attorney-General what conviction rates were secured by the Crown Prosecution Service for frauds worth (a) between £10,000 and £100,000, (b) between £100,000 and...
    • Plymouth Brethren
      To ask the Attorney-General if he will recommend that appeals by the Plymouth Brethren be heard in the Upper Tribunal.
    • Plymouth Brethren
      To ask the Attorney-General what representations he has received on the charitable status of the Plymouth Brethren; and what response has been given.
    • Proceeds of Crime
      To ask the Attorney-General how much of its annual budget the Crown Prosecution Service spends on tracing and recovering the proceeds of crime.
    • Prosecutions
      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, columns 18-9W, on the Crown Prosecution Service, how many prosecutions were launched by the Crown...
    • Serious Fraud Office
      To ask the Attorney-General how many staff are employed by the Serious Fraud Office; and of these, how many are (a) senior civil servants and (b) special advisers.
    • Serious Fraud Office
      To ask the Attorney-General how many investigators are employed in the Serious Fraud Office.
    • Serious Fraud Office
      To ask the Attorney-General how much was spent on the away day for senior civil servants in the Serious Fraud Office held between 17 and 19 October 2012.
    • Serious Fraud Office
      To ask the Attorney-General what investigations have been carried out into the Serious Fraud Office’s use of consultants since 2010; if he will place in the Library the findings of any such...
    • Sexual Offences
      To ask the Attorney-General what the Crown Prosecution Service’s conviction rate for crimes committed under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was in each of the last five years.
    • Sexual Offences
      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions the Crown Prosecution Service has conducted under section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each of the last five years.
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Environment Protection: Telecommunications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his Ministerial colleagues on the potential effect of communications infrastructure on...
    • Fish: Solent
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons his Department has not provided funding to the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science for...
    • Fisheries: Atlantic Ocean
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to protect deep-sea fish stocks in the North East Atlantic.
    • Humber Estuary
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many flood defence schemes in the Humber Strategy have (a) secure external funding and (b) funding from non-public sector...
    • Primates: Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what work is being done internationally to (a) stop the hunting of mountain gorillas, (b) help support the training of...
    • Salmon: Northumberland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the future of coastal salmon fisheries in Northumberland; and if he will make a statement.
    • Water: Pollution Control
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the potential additional cost to household water bills of the EU Commission's proposals to add...
  • Deputy Prime Minister
    • Regional Planning and Development
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent estimate he has made of the cost of establishing the Cities Policy Unit; and what estimate he has made of the likely annual cost of running the unit.
  • Justice
    • Administration of Justice: Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what capital expenditure there was since 2007 in all (a) prisons and (b) courts closed since May 2010.
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...
    • Companies: Prosecutions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will set out the statutes under which a corporate entity would be liable to prosecution in criminal law for neglect or abuse of a vulnerable...
    • Credit Cards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent by officials in his Department on Government-issued credit cards in the last six months.
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the recipients of an award under the Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme resident in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) outside...
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 1 November 2012, Official Report, Seventh Delegated Legislation...
    • Debt Collection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when his Department plans to publish the results of the Transforming Bailiff Action consultation launched in February 2012.
    • European Court of Human Rights
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average delay is between the first petition and final judgment for cases before the European Court of Human Rights in the last 30 years; and...
    • Freedom of Information
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require that a person making a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 be identified.
    • Information Officers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent press office staff his Department employs; and how many such staff were employed in April 2010.
    • Judiciary
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of the judiciary in England and Wales were male in each year from 1 April 1997 to 2012; (2) what proportion of the judiciary were...
    • Litter (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) charged, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted for dropping litter in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
    • Lost Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many laptops issued to members of his Department have been reported lost in the last six months; and what the cost to the public purse was of...
    • Magistrates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of magistrates in England and Wales (1) were male in each year from 1 April 1997 to 2012; (2) were (a) white British, (b) black...
    • National Offender Management Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what evidence his Department has that competition in offender services can lead to (a) greater efficiency and (b) greater value for money.
    • Official Hospitality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent for hospitality purposes on (a) Champagne, (b) wines, (c) spirits, (d) soft drinks, (e) flowers, (f) laundry, (g)...
    • Prisoners: Foreign Nationals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners there are in UK prisons from each of the five countries with the largest number of nationals in UK prisons.
    • Prisons: Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of occasions where due to the loss or theft of keys a prison has had to be re-locked since May 2010; and what the...
    • Sentencing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many child sex offenders have received an indeterminate sentence for public protection in each category of offence in each of the last 15 years.
    • Work Capability Assessment: Appeals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals to work capability assessments where the appellant had received zero points in the original assessment were upheld by the Tribunal...
  • Cabinet Office
    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Yorkshire and the Humber
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many alcohol-related deaths there have been in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and (c) Yorkshire and the Humber in...
    • Big Society Capital
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether Big Society Capital will lend money to community development finance institutions; and if he will make a statement.
    • Charities: Fraud
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) if he will assess the adequacy of the powers available to prevent fraud by UK-based charities that operate primarily abroad; (2) what assessment...
    • Conditions of Employment
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of officials in his Department have requested (a) part-time, (b) job-share or (c) other flexible working arrangements in each of the...
    • Employment
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in (a) part-time and (b) full-time work in (i) Glasgow North West constituency, (ii) Glasgow, (iii) Scotland and (iv) the...
    • Internet
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of people with access to the internet in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland...
    • Olympic Games 2012: Anniversaries
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will organise a celebration of the London 2012 Olympics games makers and other Olympic volunteers to mark the first anniversary of the Games; and...
    • Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was paid in (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses to officials in his Department in each of the last two years.
    • Plymouth Brethren
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what his policy is on the inclusion of The Brethren's Trust in the charity register of England and Wales; (2) what representations he has...
    • Strategic Defence and Security Review
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) with reference to the Strategic Defence and Security Review, how many times the Strategic Defence and Security Review Implementation Board has...
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2012, Official Report, column 703W, on unmanned air vehicles, if he will undertake a risk assessment of the...
    • Voluntary Work: Young People
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2012, Official Report, column 120W, on voluntary work: young people, what best practice from 2012 pilots of the...
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Building Research Establishment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will visit the Building Research Establishment Innovation Park in Watford.
    • Carbon Sequestration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many of the projects shortlisted for the carbon capture and storage competition have provided evidence that they could be fully...
    • Carbon Sequestration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish his evidence submitted to the Cabinet Office Project Assessment Review Panel as part of its due diligence on his...
    • Carbon Sequestration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has set aside during the current spending review period to fund any successful project arising from the carbon...
    • Carbon Sequestration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department will confirm to the EU the UK’s commitment to co-fund any successful project arising from the carbon capture...
    • Conditions of Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of officials in his Department have requested (a) part-time, (b) job-share or (c) other flexible working arrangements...
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 2.7 of his Department’s Gas Generation Strategy, published on 5 December 2012, what his...
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraphs 2.26 to 2.29 of his Department’s Gas Generation Strategy, published on 5 December 2012, what...
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 3.60 of his Department's Gas Generation Strategy, published on 5 December 2012, what the evidential basis...
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 5.25 of his Department's Gas Generation Strategy, published on 5 December 2012, what the responsibilities...
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 6.2 of his Department's Gas Generation Strategy, published on 5 December 2012, whether his Department has...
    • Electricity Generation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the generation of electricity by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.
    • Energy: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department has allocated directly to investment in (a) renewable, (b) gas, (c) nuclear and (d) coal energy in (i)...
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department made of the different types of smart meters available in advance of the national roll-out of smart meters.
    • Environment Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral statement of 29 November 2012, Official Report, column 389, on energy policy, what his Department’s forecast...
    • EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which EU directives his Department transposed in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 to date; which EU directives his Department expects to transpose...
    • Exhaust Emissions: Aviation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements were made at the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha on reducing emissions from global aviation.
    • Exhaust Emissions: Aviation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the inclusion of international aviation in the Climate Change Act 2008.
    • Fuel Poverty: Leeds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to address levels of fuel poverty in Leeds North West constituency.
    • Gas Fired Power Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make the approval of applications for consent for new gas-fired power stations conditional on such stations being equipped...
    • Renewable Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement by the Minister of State for Energy of 10 December 2012, on Post-Energy Council,...
    • Renewable Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Co-operative movement on its clean energy revolution campaign.
    • Renewable Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on support for community-owned renewable energy schemes.
  • Transport
    • A14
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) road traffic accidents and (b) road fatalities there have been on the A14 in Suffolk in each of the last three years; (2) how many...
    • A14
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the most recent traffic flow data is for each section of the A14.
    • Biofuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of imported ethanol from the US being supplied under the Renewable Transport Fuels...
    • Bus Services: Private Sector
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what share of the deregulated bus market was operated by private transport companies with operations in more than one country in each year since 1986-87.
    • Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in his Department on the latest date for which figures are available; how...
    • Crossrail Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will investigate reports that blacklists (a) were and (b) are being used by contractors completing construction work on public contracts relating...
    • High Speed 2 Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the construction and operation of High Speed 2 on the short-term and long-term operation of...
    • Israel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the content is of the agreement between the Government and the Government of Israel regarding the authority of Israeli security agents on UK soil.
    • Public Transport: Crime
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what categories of crime have (a) increased and (b) decreased on (i) railways and (ii) buses in each year since 2005.
    • Railways: Norwich
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street were more than (a) 15 minutes, (b) 30 minutes and (c) one hour late in...
    • Railways: Norwich
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average age of rolling stock used on the Norwich to London railway line was during (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 to date.
    • Railways: Norwich
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) on how many occasions trains or rolling stock used on the Norwich to London railway line failed routine safety inspections in each of the last...
    • Railways: Tees Valley
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) Northern Rail and (b) Network Rail about improving infrastructure and rolling stock on the Tees Valley Line.
    • Roads: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic collisions were responded to by police in (a) the Suffolk police force area and (b) England in (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011...
    • Roads: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated for road safety improvements in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e)...
    • Severn River Crossing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with the Welsh Government on the management of...
    • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of the shipping industry's compliance with the sulphur provisions of the revised Annex VI...
    • Transport for London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2012, Official Report, column 195W, on Transport for London, what payments for (a) capital and (b) revenue...
    • Transport: Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on repairing flood damaged (a) roads and (b) railways in the last 12 months.
    • West Coast Railway Line: Franchises
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps were taken to ensure the compliance of the new management contract with Virgin for the Intercity West Coast Mainline with EU procurement...
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Arts Council: National Lottery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Lottery funding has been (a) received and (b) spent by the Arts Council in the last two years.
    • Clothing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff of her Department are employed in fashion and textile policy areas.
    • Common Purpose
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department paid to (a) the Common Purpose Charitable Trust, (b) Common Purpose Customised Limited, (c) Common Purpose...
    • Consumers: Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 20 November 2012, Official Report, column 463W, on direct selling, what steps her Department is taking to...
    • Creative Partnerships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much she plans to spend on creative partnerships in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.
    • England Athletics
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will assess the effects of the decision by England Athletics to increase registration fees for participation in grass roots...
    • England Athletics
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of England Athletics.
    • England Athletics
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many members of staff at England Athletics receive (a) a company car and (b) private medical insurance.
    • England Athletics
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the investment made by England Athletics to improve access to athletics for people from the most...
    • England Athletics
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of trends in participation in athletics under the stewardship of England Athletics.
    • England Athletics
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will provide a breakdown of expenditure of the funds given to England Athletics by Sport England as a part of the commitment to...
    • EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which EU directives her Department transposed in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 to date; which EU directives her Department expects to transpose...
    • EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which regulations her Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 to date; which regulations her...
    • Music: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many children participate in each Music Education Hub.
    • Ofcom
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people (a) viewed Ofcom's new website on nuisance calls, texts and emails and (b) received or downloaded a copy of the new...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress her Department has made in putting in place a solution so that London 2012 supplier companies can make reference to the...
    • Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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.
    • Public Appointments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public appointments (a) regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and (b) not regulated by the Office...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff she expects her Department to have in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.
    • Tourism: Marketing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the economic benefit to (a) hotels, (b) bed and breakfasts, (c) restaurants and bars and (d) the leisure...
  • International Development
    • Developing Countries: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will assess the adequacy of non-discriminatory medical care provided by each aid agency in receipt of funding from her...
    • Developing Countries: Land
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will use the UK's 2013 G8 Presidency to promote global action to (a) increase the transparency of land acquisitions and land...
    • Developing Countries: Land
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make representations to the World Bank on instituting a six-month freeze on agricultural lending to fund large-scale land...
    • Developing Countries: Law and Order
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment her Department has made of the role law enforcement organisations can play in international development.
    • Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance her Department has available for projects such as the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Co-operation.
    • Mali
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid her Department has given to Mali in each of the last five years.
  • Treasury
    • Air Passenger Duty
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of increased air passenger duty on jobs and growth.
    • Broadband
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methodology he used to calculate the £3.5 billion estimated receipt from the 4G spectrum sale as outlined in page 56, Table 2.1 of the autumn...
    • Business: Loans
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, column 164W, on banks, what recent discussions he has had with (a) private non-financial...
    • Charities: Israel
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the extent of compliance by UK charities with the European Council decision of 16 June 2005 on the abolition of financial and...
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the anticipated revenue that will be raised per financial year due to the change to the high income child benefit...
    • Child Trust Fund
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable he has set for the evaluation of the future of child trust funds.
    • Credit Unions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who were members of a credit union in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13; and if he...
    • Economic and Monetary Union
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the financial value of the UK being part of the EU single market.
    • Employee Ownership
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of his Department's estimate of the cost of employee owner status consists of (a) capital gains tax revenue foregone and (b) other revenue...
    • Ford Motor Company
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his role, responsibilities and duties as a governor of the European Investment Bank are in deciding on the Bank's participation in financing operations...
    • Gift Aid: Nefesh B'nefesh
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much gift aid has been claimed on donations made by UK taxpayers to Nefesh B'Nefesh through the Jewish National Fund in each of the last five years.
    • Income Tax: Overpayments
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time HM Revenue and Customs took to refund an overpayment of income tax once the overpayment had been identified was in each of the last...
    • Infrastructure
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the first major infrastructure projects in receipt of the major infrastructure guarantee to be completed.
    • Infrastructure
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, column 167W, on infrastructure, what the 10 largest infrastructure projects proposed by...
    • Local Enterprise Partnerships
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to his Autumn Statement, what additional resources he intends to provide to local enterprise partnerships.
    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in capital allowances announced in the 2012 Budget on the growth of the market for low carbon vehicles;...
    • Northern Rock
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department informed the Office for Budget Responsibility of the potential £270 million remediation to Northern Rock customers when it...
    • Northern Rock
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 11 December 2012, on financial services, if he will give the date on which (a) he and (b) his officials...
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers are taking part in the PAYE Real Time Information pilot scheme; and how many employees he expects to be taking part in the scheme by...
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 3 December 2012, Official Report, column 596W, on PAYE, by what date HM Revenue and Customs matched 6,441,719 hashes received in...
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether HM Revenue and Customs is checking the accuracy of data submitted in the real time information pilot for individual PAYE records where it is not...
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individual PAYE records from the real time information pilot (a) have and (b) have not been hash matched in each month since the pilot started.
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many hashes from the payment system have been matched to real time information (RTI) data from employers in each month since the start of the PAYE RTI pilot.
    • Senior Civil Servants
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...
    • Stocks and Shares
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will establish a body for the supervision of securities trading with similar powers of proactive investigation and wide-ranging enforcement to those...
    • Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to end the practice whereby people living abroad and with non-domiciliary status who claim only to be living in the UK temporarily can...
    • Tax Evasion
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, columns 175-6W, on tax evasion, by what means HM Revenue and Customs assesses the effectiveness...
    • Tax Evasion
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, columns 175-76W, on tax evasion, how much HM Revenue and Customs has paid out in rewards for...
    • Temporary Employment: Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) (a) how many and (b) which employment agencies or umbrella companies operating travel and subsistence schemes have been awarded dispensations to...
    • VAT: Imports
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make representations to the European Commission and other member states in support of an increase in the limit set for goods imported into the EU...
    • Welfare Tax Credits: Warrington
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people in Warrington North constituency are in receipt of working tax credit; (2) how many people (a) in full-time work, (b) in part-time...
    • Young People
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has carried out (a) a risk analysis and (b) an equality impact assessment of the potential effect on children and young people of...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Ascension Island
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote tourism on Ascension Island.
    • Ascension Island
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people have been arrested on Ascension Island in each of the last three years.
    • Ascension Island
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications for permits to visit Ascension Island have been refused in each of the last three years.
    • Ascension Island
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many tourist permits have been issued for Ascension Island in each of the last three years.
    • Ascension Island
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he plans to modernise transport infrastructure on Ascension Island.
    • Bahrain
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on whether the Bahraini government is implementing the recommendations of the Bahrain...
    • Bahrain
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the repeated arrests of Zainab al-Khawaja in Bahrain.
    • Bahrain
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised human rights concerns with the Bahraini government on his recent visit to the Kingdom.
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the British Indian Ocean Territory.
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to develop the infrastructure of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
    • Colombia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the proposal by the Colombian Government to widen the jurisdiction of the military courts...
    • Colombia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Colombia about securing the safety of Congressman Ivan Cepeda following the...
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to press the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to implement peacebuilding and...
    • Egypt
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he made to the Egyptian authorities on preventing the smuggling of arms into Gaza through the Sinai.
    • Iraq
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support reform and development initiatives in Iraq.
    • Israel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2012, Official Report, column 231, on Israel, whether he has received any recent updates on...
    • Middle East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to encourage Israel and the Palestinian Authority to restart peace talks.
    • North Korea
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he plans to take following the successful rocket launch by north Korea on 12 December 2012; and if he will make a...
    • Occupied Territories
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed the expansion of Israeli settlements with his Israeli counterparts.
    • Palestinians
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will condemn the decision of the Israeli Government to withhold tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority.
    • Palestinians
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on the detention and prosecution of Palestinian children.
    • Russia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support civil society organisations in the Russian Federation.
    • Russia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether human rights in the Russian Federation were discussed during the recent visit of the Minister of State for Trade and...
    • Special Representative for Climate Change
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2012, Official Report, column 563W, on climate change: international co-operation, what...
    • Sri Lanka
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the post-conflict situation in Sri Lanka; and whether such considerations will inform...
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is considering to bring an end to the violence in Syria; and what recent discussions on this matter he...
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the present rate of defections from the Syrian army, and of steps that could be taken by the...
    • Turkey
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Turkey about press freedom.
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has for future funding of the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team investigation in the Turks...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2012, Official Report, column 104W, on Western Sahara, what recent progress his Department...
    • Zimbabwe
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK citizens in receipt of a disability pension from the Government of...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Rented Housing: South-east
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the availability and cost of rented housing in local authority areas which border London.
    • Early Intervention
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what support he plans to provide to local authorities to enable them to maintain spending on early intervention at existing...
    • Local Government: Joint Working
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to encourage joint working in local government.
    • Homelessness
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of progress by his Department in reducing homelessness.
    • Council Tax: Pendle
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in Pendle are (a) in receipt of and (b) entitled to claim a single person discount on council tax.
    • Environmental Impact Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his policy is on the European Commission's legislative proposal to amend the Environmental Impact Assessment...
    • Fire Services: South West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what support Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received from neighbouring fire services during the recent adverse...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) (a) how many and (b) what proportion of noise complaints were made by residents living in properties built to Robust...
    • Local Government Finance: Halton
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the level of central government grant to Halton Borough Council area has been in each financial year since 2009-10.
    • Local Government Finance: Tees Valley
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the net change in funding from central government to (a) Middlesbrough Borough Council and (b) Redcar and Cleveland Borough...
    • Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2012, Official Report, column 169W, on non-domestic rates: empty property, if he will...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under what circumstances planning permission can be refused on the grounds of lack of infrastructure.
    • Riots Communities and Victims Panel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 15 October 2012, Official Report, column 228W, on Riot Communities and Victims' Panel, when he plans...
    • Social Rented Housing: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the proportion of local authority social housing lets in London in 2011-12 that have been recorded in the...
  • Education
    • Arts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which representatives of national organisations connected to the creative sectors he met on 3 December 2012.
    • Basic Skills
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what lifeskills educational programmes (a) he and (b) his Department has evaluated.
    • Children in Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much Ofsted (a) spent on inspections of children's homes and (b) received from such inspections in the last 12 months for which figures are...
    • Children in Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what residential children's homes he has visited since his appointment; and on what dates.
    • Climate Change: Curriculum
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to place climate change on the national curriculum for (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biology lessons for 11 to 16 year olds.
    • Domestic Violence: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of relationship education in (a) combating violence against women and girls and (b) changing attitudes...
    • Free Schools: Teachers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers without a teaching qualification have been employed by free schools since their introduction in 2010.
    • Ministerial Policy Advisers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which special advisers and policy advisers in his Department have attended departmental board meetings since May 2010; and what the dates of any such...
    • Pupil Exclusions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils permanently excluded from (a) primary and (b) secondary school in each local authority (i) had a special need,...
    • School Meals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the potential health effects on students of his decision to exempt schools with academy freedoms from minimum...
    • School Meals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what his policy is on food nutrition standards in schools with academy freedoms; (2) how many schools with academy status have (a) voluntarily...
    • Schools: Asbestos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what representations he has received on the presence of asbestos in school premises in England following the recent discovery of asbestos at...
    • Schools: Repairs and Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what funds his Department has distributed to schools for improvements to changing facilities in each of the last five years in each local...
    • Schools: Sports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has undertaken any research to establish the effects of Government funding reductions on the level of participation by young...
    • Schools: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what comparative assessment he has made of the performance of schools in the London Challenge and other schools in narrowing the attainment gap between...
    • Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2012, Official Report, columns 55-56W, on sick leave, what assessment he has made of the difference in the...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether it is his intention that disabled children with health or care plans will have their needs met through the local offer.
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that the services set out in local offers are sufficient to meet the needs of disabled children and their families in...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he will take to ensure that health and social care agencies are accountable for the services they provide under the local offer.
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children with dyslexia are recorded as being in receipt of additional support at the (a) school action, (b) school action plus and (c)...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether independent specialist colleges providing further education for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities will be included...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what support his Department plans to provide to local authorities as they take on new responsibilities for the education of people aged between 16 and...
    • Teachers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers who trained since 1997 are no longer in teaching.
    • Third Sector
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many allocations of funding from his Department's voluntary and community sector funding stream there have been to date; and to whom such...
    • Voluntary Organisations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding remains in the allocation for voluntary sector organisations being bid for within his Department.
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the recording of civilian deaths as a consequence of unmanned aerial vehicle strikes in Afghanistan.
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on the (a) concept and (b) assessment phase of the decision to install catapult and arrestor gear to the Queen Elizabeth...
    • Animal Experiments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which animals have been used in scientific procedures undertaken under the provisions of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and commissioned...
    • Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy that contact between military officers and hon. Members does not require Ministerial approval if that contact is in the...
    • Armed Forces Covenant
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to publish the next report on the Armed Forces Covenant.
    • Armed Forces: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what circumstances the taxable nature of the Survivors Guaranteed Income Payment (SGIP) would mean that a recipient of the SGIP would receive a lower...
    • Armed Forces: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in receipt of (a) in-work and (b) out-of-work benefits received in-service fatality compensation in each year since 2005.
    • Armed Forces: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average payment by his Department was of in-service fatality compensation in each year since 2005.
    • Armed Forces: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he and Ministers of his Department have had with their Ministerial colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions on exempting...
    • Armed Forces: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the guarantee not to reassess those who are part of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme when they transfer from being in receipt of disability...
    • Armed Forces: Deployment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what operations have involved the deployment of UK armed forces personnel since 2010.
    • Armed Forces: Deployment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which postings in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force last longer than 13 weeks; and how many people undertook each such posting...
    • Armed Forces: Museums and Galleries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British Army regimental museums there are in the UK.
    • Armed Forces: Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will commission research to establish to what extent former armed service personnel are dependent on food banks both for themselves and members of...
    • Armed Forces: Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of members of the armed forces whose application for voluntary redundancy was approved based on their total years...
    • Armed Forces: Retirement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2012, Official Report, columns 438-9W, on armed forces: retirement, which of the retired service personnel listed in...
    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases of alleged (a) rape and (b) sexual assault have (i) been tried in the Service Civilian Court and (ii) resulted in a conviction since 2000;...
    • Assets
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a list of each asset on the defence estate in each nation and region of the UK, by (a) estimated worth of each asset and...
    • Astute Class Submarines
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of Project Chalfont.
    • Canada
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has for defence co-operation with Canada.
    • Conditions of Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of civil servants in his Department have requested (a) part-time, (b) job-share or (c) other flexible working arrangements in each of the...
    • Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...
    • Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the highest daily rate paid by his Department to a consultant with an existing contract is; (2) what the average daily rate paid by his...
    • Dalgety Bay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of reports on the incidence of cancer in the Dalgety Bay area.
    • Dalgety Bay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether he has received any representations about the repositioning of radioactive materials from the Dalgety Bay foreshore; (2) whether his talks...
    • Defence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made on the plans announced by the Prime Minister at Farnborough Air Show on 10 July 2012 to create a defence and security industry...
    • Defence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the significance of the (a) aerospace, (b) naval and (c) military ground vehicle industry as a component of the...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, what airlift capabilities are part of the...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, what helicopter capabilities are part of...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, (1) what carrier strike capabilities...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, what fast jet capabilities are part of...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, what heavy armoured platforms are part of...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, what counter chemical, biological,...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, what submarine capabilities form part of...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-64, on defence budget and transformation, whether the cost of personnel from all...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-64, on defence budget and transformation, whether any items on the single...
    • Defence Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 14 May 2012, Official Report, columns 261-4, on defence budget and transformation, what Intelligence, Surveillance, Target...
    • Defence Equipment and Support
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian and (b) military staff have been employed at (i) COD Donnington and (ii) COD Bicester by Defence Equipment and Support in each year...
    • Defence Infrastructure Organisation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of people who will be employed by his Department's Defence Infrastructure Organisation in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c)...
    • Defence Infrastructure Organisation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies have given a formal expression of interest to become the Defence Infrastructure Organisation's strategic business partner.
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many platforms have had the assessment phase of the procurement cycle altered since May 2010; and what assessment he has made of the effect of...
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent decisions have been taken by the Major Projects Review Board to alter the timeline of scope of specific platforms; (2) what the net...
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many defence equipment and support contracts his Department has renegotiated in the latest period for which figures are available; and what saving...
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces have worked in defence procurement in his Department for a period of two years or more.
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence over what period the £8 billion contingency in the defence equipment and support budget will be available.
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries the UK has procured defence (a) equipment and (b) support services from in each financial year since 2000-01 by contract value.
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many meetings (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department had with defence contractors on the renegotiation of defence contracts since May 2010.
    • European Fighter Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made on the development of the e-scan radar planned for deployment on Typhoon aircraft; and if he will make a statement.
    • Germany
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2012, Official Report, column 246W, on Germany, if he will list each meeting in the last six months he has had with...
    • Investment Approvals Committee
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Investment Approvals Committee will next meet; and what items will be discussed at this meeting.
    • Istar
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish his Department’s assessment of the UK’s ISTAR requirements.
    • Leasing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to ensure that his Department complies with accounting requirements with regard to leases.
    • Military Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the last TriStar aircraft will be retired; and what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the service life of those aircraft to that date.
    • Military Aircraft: Helicopters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he is giving to the procurement of an alternative model of attack helicopter if the Apache AH-64D cannot be upgraded at an acceptable...
    • Military Alliances
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure that robust budgets are being adhered to in collaborative defence projects.
    • Military Alliances
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department was of military collaboration projects (a) in the EU, (b) with non-EU countries, excluding the US and (c) with the US in...
    • Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many detectives have been employed by the Ministry of Defence Police in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.
    • Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimated value of fraud has been the trigger for an investigation by Ministry of Defence Police in each year between 2005 and 2012; and if he will...
    • Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the investigation responsibilities are of the (a) Ministry of Defence Police and (b) Royal Military Police; and if he will make a statement.
    • Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Ministry of Defence Police to investigating theft from the Ministry of Defence.
    • Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of future manpower requirements for the Ministry of Defence Police; and if he will make a statement.
    • Official Hospitality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent for hospitality purposes on (a) Champagne, (b) wines, (c) spirits, (d) soft drinks, (e) flowers, (f) laundry, (g)...
    • Overseas Workers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which countries staff of his Department are permanently based.
    • Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid in (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses to officials in his Department in each of the last two years.
    • Piracy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for which trade routes the UK participates in counter-piracy operations.
    • Porton Down: Animal Experiments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the project licences granted under the provisions of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 for use in Porton Down involve...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value will be of resources transferred from the 2011-12 defence budget to the 2012-13 budget for the Ministry of Defence.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to Table 2.2 of the Autumn Statement, (1) from where the saving of £245 million to his Department's resource budget is to be made...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Autumn Statement, how much of the reduction in his Department's budget in 2013-14 results from underspends in 2011-12.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the savings announced in the autumn statement on the planned annual increase in the defence...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the autumn statement, whether the flexibilities agreed with HM Treasury are permanent.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Autumn Statement, how much of the reduction in his Department's budget in 2014-15 is accounted for by departmental underspend in...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Autumn Statement 2012, from which categories of expenditure the projected saving of £490 million in 2014-15 will be made.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from what baseline the annual real one per cent increase in the defence budget post-2015 will be delivered.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much unallocated provision existed within his Department's budget in 2011-12.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what changes he plans to make to the Single Integrated Priority List as a result of the £245 million reduction in his Department's spending in...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the definition is of unallocated provisions as included in his Department's budget.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the amount was of his Department's underspend in 2011-12.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the planned annual running cost of the Reserve Force is in each year between 2012 and 2020; (2) what the projected annual running cost of the...
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what (a) training courses, (b) postings and (c) deployments for Reserve Forces under Reservists 2020 plans will take longer than 13 weeks; (2)...
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Reservists 2020 plan will provide reservists with service accommodation.
    • Senior Civil Servants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...
    • Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2012, Official Report, columns 497-8W, on sick leave, what assessment he has made of the difference in the...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of staff were employed in his Department in each financial year since 2008.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of civilian staff are employed by his Department.
    • Temporary Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff on casual contracts have been working in his Department for a period of (a) less than six months, (b) six months or longer, (c) 12 months...
    • Theft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bridgend of 30 November 2012, Official Report, columns 562-64W, on theft, to which service the pony listed...
    • Trident Submarines
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on the (a) maintenance, (b) operation and (c) re-fitting of Trident submarines in each of the last 10 years.
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to encourage recruiting for the armed forces from the Turks and Caicos Islands.
    • Veterans: Plymouth
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service leavers in Plymouth are in employment six months after leaving the services.
    • Veterans: Plymouth
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen and women based in Plymouth (a) retired from and (b) otherwise left the armed services in 2011-12.
    • Warships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum speed will be of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier and the Astute Class submarine.
  • Women and Equalities
    • Public Appointments
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many public appointments (a) regulated by and (b) not regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments have been made by her...
  • Health
    • Breast Cancer: Hartlepool
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of breast cancer screening procedures in Hartlepool constituency; what discussions his Department has had...
    • Carbon Monoxide
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local authorities are planning to use Warm Homes Healthy People funding received in 2012-13 to install carbon monoxide detectors in vulnerable...
    • Care Homes: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2012, Official Report, column 386-7W, on care homes: fees and charges, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...
    • Clinical Commissioning Groups
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his policy is on whether accountable officers in clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are able to undertake work outside the CCG; (2) what...
    • Dementia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to publish a report of local progress against the National Dementia Strategy for England.
    • Dental Services: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in (a) the East of England, (b) Suffolk and (c) Bury St Edmunds constituency (i) are registering NHS patients and (ii) were so doing in...
    • Dental Services: West Yorkshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding he intends to allocate for the provision of NHS dental care in Leeds in each of the next three years; what plans he has for future levels...
    • Fertility
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether tertiary infertility services will be commissioned by clinical commissioning groups from April 2013; and what guidance those groups will be given...
    • Glaucoma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to make iStent surgery available to patients with glaucoma.
    • Health Professions: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there were for (a) doctors and (b) nurses specialising in the treatment of cancer at hospitals providing cancer treatment services in...
    • Health Professions: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there were for (a) doctors and (b) nurses specialising in emergency medicine (i) in total and (ii) by NHS trust within the London...
    • Health Services: Suffolk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial deficit was of each (a) primary care trust and (b) NHS hospital trust in Suffolk in each of the last three years.
    • HIV Infection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to raise awareness of HIV testing.
    • Hospitals: Uniforms
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that hospital uniforms are not worn outside hospitals.
    • In Vitro Fertilisation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the provision of IVF treatment will be monitored by the NHS scorecard scheme.
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve the treatment given to patients suffering from Crohn's disease.
    • NHS: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the role of the Competition Commission is in relation to the tendering of providers of NHS services in England and Wales.
    • NHS: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the statutory minimum level of consultation required with service users is when proposing to transfer the provider of non-emergency ambulance...
    • Nurses: Incontinence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist nurses in Harrow Primary Care Trust were employed to help people with continence problems in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13...
    • Preventive Medicine
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of his Department's annual budget is allocated to preventative and early intervention measures.
    • Smoking: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of 15-year-olds were regular smokers in 1999; and if he will estimate the proportion that remained regular smokers in the latest period...
    • Social Services: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the likely effect on the use of preventative care services if the cap on care costs was set above £50,000.
    • Social Services: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from organisations and individuals on capping the long-term costs of care.
    • Social Services: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health at what level the cost of care to individuals will be capped; and if he will make a statement.
    • Sodium Valproate
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information and advice his Department has given to women of child-bearing age on the recommendations of the National Institute for Health and...
    • Streptococcus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has carried out to establish why the updated Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines on prevention of...
    • Tobacco
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will request (a) his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser and (b) the Government's Chief Scientific Advisers' Committee to conduct an...
    • Tobacco: Australia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Australia on the implementation of standardised packaging for tobacco in that country.
  • Work and Pensions
    • Atos Healthcare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of his Department to the Public Accounts Committee of 19 November 2012, HC 744-i, Q161...
    • Carers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department will provide for carers when making applications for personal independence payments.
    • Carer's Allowance: Warrington
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance in Warrington North constituency.
    • Construction: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to reduce serious accidents and fatalities in the construction industry and to promote safe practices.
    • Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff were employed on consultancy contracts in his Department on the latest date for which figures are...
    • Disability Living Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disability living allowance claimants have carers claiming carer's allowance.
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which recipients of employment and support allowance will be exempted from referral to mandatory community benefit work placements under the...
    • Employment Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are undertaking mandatory work activity at (a) Google, (b) Amazon and (c) Starbucks.
    • Employment Schemes: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Croydon Central of 10 September 2012, Official Report, column 85W, on youth unemployment: London,...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people his Department estimates will be affected (a) nationally and (b) in each local authority area by planned changes to housing...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the administrative costs are of a (a) new claim and (b) change of circumstance within an existing claim for housing benefit.
    • Housing Benefit: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of individuals in Wales who will lose housing benefit under the new under-occupancy rules for...
    • Housing Benefit: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people under the age of 25 in St Helens South and Whiston constituency received (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance in...
    • Hyperactivity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as their primary medical condition received (a) employment and support allowance...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 18 and 24 were claiming jobseeker's allowance in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency, (b) East Yorkshire and...
    • Motor Neurone Disease (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what procedures are to be put in place to ensure that sufferers from Motor Neurone Disease are not disadvantaged by the introduction of...
    • National Employment Savings Trust Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on small pension pots of the ban on transfers from the National Employment...
    • Occupational Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people would be excluded from the new workplace pensions scheme if the income trigger for auto-enrolment were to rise from £8,105...
    • Occupational Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the income tax threshold will be for auto-enrolment.
    • Pension Credit: Merseyside
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Wirral South constituency and (b) Merseyside receive pension credit; and what the average weekly payment is.
    • Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) children and (b) elderly people live in poverty.
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess whether the methodology used in his Department's January 2012 study of Nationality at point of National Insurance number...
    • Social Security Benefits: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 29 November 2012, Official Report, column 489W, on social security benefit: Greater London, what his most recent...
    • Social Security Benefits: Uprating
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he expects to bring forward primary legislation to change the method of benefit uprating; and if he will make a statement.
    • Unemployment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the number of people who are currently underemployed in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.
    • Unemployment Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been in receipt of out-of-work benefits for (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) three years in (i) Haltemprice and Howden...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to paragraph 2.66 of the Autumn Statement 2012, what estimate he has made of the number of households that will be exempt from...
    • Wellingborough
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will relocate his Department to Wellingborough.
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department gives to Work programme placement providers which wish to refer a customer for sanctions.
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, column 56W, on the Work programme, how many former incapacity benefit claimants...
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, column 55W, on the Work programme, whether he requires all Work programme...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average length of an apprenticeship has been in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Liverpool and (c) nationally in...
    • Apprentices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many new apprenticeship places have been made available in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England in the...
    • Basic Skills
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's core adult skills budget (a) is for 2012-13 and (b) will be for the next three financial years.
    • Business: Government Assistance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on support for small businesses.
    • Business: Liverpool
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Liverpool have received funding from (a) the Growth Accelerator, (b) Business In You, (c) the Business...
    • Business: Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 October 2012, Official Report, columns 246-47W, on business: loans, what estimate he has made of the...
    • EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of new UK legislation has originated in the EU since 1997.
    • Further Education: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the 2.8% increase in funding for further education colleges announced on 6 December 2012 is (a) capital and...
    • Grants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department has allocated to each region of England for (a) its local economic partnership and (b) the Regional...
    • Higher Education: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of all grants awarded by UK research councils was awarded to universities in Scotland in each year since 2007-08.
    • Postgraduate Education: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) doctoral, (b) taught masters and (c) research masters postgraduate degree course places there were in each subject...
    • Regional Growth Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any proportion of the Regional Growth Fund monies announced in the Autumn Statement will be channelled through devolved...
    • Regional Growth Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement of 5 December 2012, Official Report, columns 871-2, by what means...
    • Regional Growth Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2012, Official Report, column 779W, on Regional Growth Fund, how many (a) bids and (b)...
    • Science: Research
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much expenditure on science and research he has announced since October 2010.
    • Skilled Workers: Construction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the construction skills certification scheme and the green card holding...
    • Student Wastage: Higher Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students left university before completing their degree in the last year for which figures are available.
    • Sunday Trading
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent representations he has received from trades unions on the level of pay to shop workers working on Sundays; if...
  • House of Lords
    • Abortion
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women seeking an abortion in the United Kingdom gave an address in (1) Northern Ireland, and (2) the Republic of Ireland, in each year since 1982.
    • Abortion
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of concerns about illegal abortions on the grounds of sex, whether they will require those undertaking abortions to include details of the sex of the...
    • Abortion
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place to ensure that a woman who is ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland, registered with a general practitioner there, and who...
    • Abortion
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether abortions are provided in England to NHS patients who have a reasonable requirement as defined by the National Health Service Act 2006.
    • Apprenticeships
      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will implement the recommendations made by the Richard Review of Apprenticeships.
    • Arts: Funding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the Evening Standard on 28 November that "over this Parliament's lifetime, we...
    • Banking
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Bank of England's financial stability report for November 2012, what assessment they have made of the way United Kingdom banks value their books.
    • Banking
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Services Authority has taken any action relating to unauthorised trading by employees of a bank where that trading led to a profit for the bank.
    • Benefits
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many recipients of United Kingdom child benefit come from each European Union member state; for how many children they are paid; and what is the annual cost to...
    • Broadcasting: Television Licences
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 88), how many people were proceeded against at magistrates' courts in 2011 for failure to pay a...
    • Care Homes: Nutrition
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of malnutrition in nursing homes; and whether they will take steps to ensure the nutritional requirements of older...
    • Channel Tunnel
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recent fire on a lorry shuttle in the Channel Tunnel, whether they have sought professional advice on whether the wagons used on those...
    • Children and Families Bill
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their plans to extend special educational needs and disability pathfinder pilots to the autumn of 2014, when they plan to publish the Children and...
    • China
      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the cases of Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia with the Government of China; and what information they have about their current circumstances.
    • Claims Management Companies
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the recent publication by the Citizens Advice service on claims management companies, The Claims Pests.
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the decision by the International Monetary Fund to halt its loan programme to the Democratic Republic of the Congo because of concerns over...
    • Drones
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sanctioned, or have provided logistical or other assistance to, drone operations carried out by the United States in countries other than Afghanistan.
    • Economy: Growth
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost to public finances and economic growth of rating agencies downgrading the United Kingdom's sovereign credit rating.
    • Education: Funding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the overall budget allocations for the Dedicated Schools Grant for each of the next three years.
    • Egypt
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Egyptian Mubarak-era corrupt assets are currently frozen in the United Kingdom; and how many have been frozen in the past two months.
    • Egypt
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress there has been on establishing the task force announced by the Prime Minister at the United Nations General Assembly on 26 September into...
    • Employment: Statistics
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether for the purposes of statistics of the number of jobs in the economy a person who has two separate part-time jobs is counted once or twice.
    • Health: Diabetes
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Diabetes UK foot campaign; and what action they are taking to support it.
    • Health: Loneliness
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of loneliness in the elderly community at the risk of death.
    • Health: Personal Health Budgets
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they allocated responsibility for personal health budgets to the National Commissioning Board rather than Clinical Commissioning Groups.
    • Health: Warfarin
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to educate general practitioners, and patients on long-term Warfarin treatment, about the use and management of self-monitoring.
    • Health: Whooping Cough
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recent rise in cases of whooping cough in the United Kingdom, what assessment they have made of the number of cases of whooping cough...
    • Higher Education: Chartered Status
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether sixth form colleges will be permitted to apply for chartered status in the same way as that proposed for further education colleges.
    • Homelessness
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist families with children living in temporary accommodation in the United Kingdom.
    • Housing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Autumn Statement, what steps they will take to help first-time buyers get onto the housing ladder.
    • India
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the Government of India the issue of ratification by India of the United Nations Convention against Torture and its optional...
    • Internet: 4G Spectrum
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the comments by Lord Sassoon on 5 December (Official Report, col. 714) that the figure of £3.5 billion to be received from the auction of 4G...
    • Life Sciences
      To ask Her Majesty's Government which official has lead responsibility for communicating with the life sciences industry; and in which directorate of which department they are based.
    • NHS: GP Accreditation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what NHS bodies will be responsible from April 2013 for the accreditation and re-accreditation of general practitioners with a special interest. To ask Her...
    • NHS: Women Doctors
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of responsible officers and appraisers in the doctors' revalidation scheme are women.
    • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any powers of entry have been reviewed, pursuant to the duty contained in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012; and whether any such powers have been abolished.
    • Public Health
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Public Health was discontinued. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to replace the Cabinet Sub-Committee on...
    • Roads: Funding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to finance the Lancaster-Morecambe by-pass development; and, if so, what is their estimated timetable for funding.
    • Roads: New Roads
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of funding announced in the Autumn Statement, how many miles of motorway or new or improved carriageway they expect to be constructed; and over what...
    • Roads: New Roads
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the increased expenditure on roads announced in the Autumn Statement, what are the estimated employment implications.