Written answers
Monday, 7 January 2013

  • Deputy Prime Minister
    • Electoral Register
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will give consideration to amending the electoral register to require individual registration; and if he will make a statement.
    • Ministers: Codes of Practice
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on compliance with the Ministerial Code.
  • Transport
    • A338
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress he has made on further improvements to the A338 Bournemouth spur road.
    • Blue Badge Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the reissuing of a blue badge to a young person with autism who is not eligible for the higher level of...
    • Bus Services: Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to make disabled bus passes valid 24 hours a day and seven days a week in England.
    • Bus Services: Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has considered providing a companion bus pass for those who accompany people with a disability bus pass.
    • Bus Services: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much bus service operators grant was paid for bus services in London in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.
    • Conditions of Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of staff in his Department have requested (a) part-time, (b) job-share or (c) other flexible working arrangements in each of the last...
    • Driving: Licences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licences have been renewed subject to an annual eye test in the last year for which information is available.
    • Driving: Licences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average time taken to process an application for the re-instatement of a driving licence consequent upon restoration of eye sight is.
    • East Coast Railway Line
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the conclusion of the British Chambers of Commerce transport priorities map published on 26 November 2012, what steps he is taking to...
    • Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the case for the introduction of a congestion premium at Heathrow airport.
    • Heathrow Airport
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of flights arriving and departing London Heathrow airport had London as their origin or destination in the latest period for which...
    • London Midland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what conversations he or staff of his Department have had with officials from London Midland on levels of service and cancellations in the last 12...
    • Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has commissioned or evaluated on the effect on the number of motorway accidents of the placing of white chevrons on the...
    • Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what process is used to decide which motorways are painted with white chevrons to encourage the spacing of cars.
    • Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many miles of motorway were painted with white chevrons to encourage the spacing of cars in each of the last five years; (2) how much...
    • Railways: Bridges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the efficacy of Network Rail in ensuring that railway bridges are repainted to avoid rusting.
    • Railways: Harrow
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the highest load factor on trains from Harrow and Wealdstone to London Euston was on the nearest Monday to 31 March in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c)...
    • Roads: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents were responded to by police in (a) the Lancashire police force area and (b) England in each of the last five years; and...
    • Rolling Stock
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of whether all contracts for the delivery of new trains by 2015 will be delivered on time.
    • 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, how much funding his Department allocated for...
  • Treasury
    • Banks: Loans
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the effects of the funding for lending programme on levels of net bank lending to (a) small and medium-sized businesses and...
    • Business: East Yorkshire
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency and (b) East Yorkshire have received funding from the Funding for Lending scheme; and how...
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many taxpayers will receive correspondence from HM Revenue and Customs in respect of the changes from January 2013 to child benefit entitlement.
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of letters were sent by his Department to taxpayers regarding changes to child benefit by the beginning of each week in...
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many taxpayers have been notified of their suspected liability for the high income child benefit charge in each parliamentary constituency.
    • Devolution: Wales
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he expects (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department to have assessed the effect on the Exchequer of implementing the recommendations of...
    • Employee Ownership
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assumptions he has made with respect to (a) take-up rates and (b) the average value of shares under employee owner status in each financial year...
    • Excise Duties: Beer
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the actual revenue generated by the beer duty escalator against predicted revenue; and if he will make a statement; (2)...
    • Excise Duties: Beer
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of the pub and brewery sector on the future of the beer duty...
    • Financial Services
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has undertaken any analysis of the net present value of interest rate swap contracts involving small and medium-sized enterprises on the...
    • Health and Social Services: Finance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what models his Department uses to make projections of (a) health and (b) social care spending; how those models are independently verified; what steps his...
    • Income Tax
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the autumn statement, if he will review the target for raising the personal allowance limit from £10,000 per annum to £12,000...
    • Income Tax: Young People
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds living in the UK pay income tax at the (a) standard rate, (b) higher rate and (c) additional rate.
    • Military Bases
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect the autumn statement will have on his Department's ongoing Basing Review; and if he will make a statement.
    • National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2012, Official Report, column 73W, on national insurance contributions: new businesses, when he expects claims for the...
    • Northern Rock
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 562W, on Northern Rock, on which date (a) he and (b) officials in his Department were...
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers were invited to join the PAYE real time information pilot from November.
    • Staff
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the overall change in departmental staffing levels as a result of the Government's planned changes in departmental...
    • Stocks and Shares: Tax Allowances
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give consideration to allowing tax relief on share purchases in the context of management buy outs.
    • Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps his Department has taken to enable better detection of tax avoiders.
  • Wales
    • Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he plans to publish the costs of his legal challenge to the Welsh Government over the Local Government Byelaws (Wales) Bill.
  • Attorney-General
    • Crown Prosecution Service
      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service.
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Attorney-General which events at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were attended by each Minister in the Law Officers' Departments using tickets or passes for which they did not...
    • Prosecutions
      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were brought against (a) UK nationals and (b) foreign nationals in (i) Northamptonshire and (ii) London in the last year for which figures are...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Communications Data Bill: Draft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has produced an impact assessment of the draft Communications Data Bill for businesses based in the UK and...
    • Credit: Interest Rates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will direct the Office of Fair Trading to update its 2010 assessment of the profitability of payday lending; and if he will...
    • Debts: Advisory Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to ensure individuals who are seeking support with their debt problems are able to...
    • Employment Agencies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total spending on recruitment agencies by his Department was in each month from July to December 2012.
    • Employment Tribunals Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to prevent employers making trivial justifications for any potential breach of employment...
    • Export Credit Guarantees: Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of Indonesia's sovereign debt currently owed to UK Export Finance was accrued through defence exports; and what...
    • Higher Education: Scholarships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the use of participation of local area quintiles in determining eligibility for the...
    • Minimum Wage: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Low Pay Commission has examined the case for a higher level of minimum wage in London; and if he will make a statement.
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of contracts awarded by his Department to (a) management consultancies and (b) IT companies in (i)...
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consultation has taken place on reducing the redundancy notice period to 45 days; and if he will publish the consultation...
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consultation he undertook on his plans to reduce the period of notice for redundancy; and if he will make a statement.
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, what criteria were applied when proposing reductions in the consultation...
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consult further with trades unions and industry bodies on the proposals to reduce the consultation period for...
    • Redundancy Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total amount of redundancy pay paid to civil servants in his Department was in each month from July to December 2012.
    • Shops: Books
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of competition in the UK book retail industry; what advice he has taken from the Competition...
    • Speech Therapy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many new speech and language therapists qualified in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
    • Students: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time students accessing student support from alternative providers received such support from each alternative...
    • Students: Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the announcement by the Skills Funding Agency on 19 December 2012 that the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans...
    • Temporary Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what amount his Department spent on interim staff as defined by the National Audit Office in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if...
    • Temporary Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many temporary staff were recruited by his Department in each month from July to December 2012.
  • Cabinet Office
    • Charities
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to work with charities to (a) improve fundraising and (b) enhance their impact.
    • Charities
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many charities were based in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK in (i) December 2011 and (ii) December...
    • Charities Act 2006
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will review the workings of the Charities Act 2006 and bring forward specific proposals to define the issue of public benefit and religious...
    • Childbirth
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many live births there were in the UK in (a) 2002 and (b) 2011, by local authority.
    • Cybercrime
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent discussions he has held with the Ministry of Defence on attracting new civilian recruits to the Cyber Reserve.
    • Dover House
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer from the Secretary of State for Scotland of 19 December 2012, Official Report, column 774W, on Dover House, what the (a) costs...
    • Ict
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to improve access to computers and the internet for (a) pensioners and (b) people from low-income backgrounds.
    • Immigration
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate the additional cost of the delivery of those public services for which his Department is responsible arising from inward migration...
    • Immigration
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) percentage reduction and (b) population decline was in (i) overall net migration to the UK and (ii) applications for student visas to study...
    • Life Expectancy: Merseyside
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what life expectancy at birth was in (a) Wirral South constituency, (b) Wirral and (c) Merseyside in each of the last five years.
    • Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants are employed by his Department with salaries (a) lower than the living wage outside London and (b) lower than the London living...
    • Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average annual salary for a (a) male and (b) female who works full-time is in (i) Barnsley Central constituency, (ii) South Yorkshire and (iii)...
    • Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants in his Department will receive a salary of more than £100,000 in 2012-13.
    • Procurement
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the monetary value was of contracts awarded by his Department to (a) management consultancies and (b) IT companies in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12;...
    • Public Bodies: Thames Gateway
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) Government agencies and (b) quangos have relocated out of central London to the Thames Gateway regeneration area in the last 20 years.
    • Teenage Pregnancy
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many teenage pregnancies there have been in each ward in the last three years.
    • Teenage Pregnancy
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2012, Official Report, column 159W, on teenage pregnancy, if he will list the 10 wards that had the highest (a)...
    • Vocational Guidance: Internet (1 annotation)
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding his Department has provided for the Plotr careers website; whether a tendering process was used to allocate the funding; and what the...
    • Voluntary Work: Older People
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to encourage older people to volunteer in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK.
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK armed forces personnel will remain in Afghanistan after 2014; and what tasks and roles they will perform.
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the preferred length is of the harmonisation period between tours of Afghanistan; (2) how many service personnel have had less than the 18...
    • Armed Forces Covenant
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to publish the annual Armed Forces Covenant report.
    • Armed Forces: Cadets
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Cadet Force establishment is in (a) Sunderland and (b) County Durham in (i) schools and (ii) detachments.
    • Armed Forces: Freedom of Expression
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on freedom of speech for armed forces personnel who are opposed to same sex marriage of...
    • Armed Forces: Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which service accommodation buildings have been upgraded since May 2010; how much was spent on each such upgrade; and what work was undertaken in...
    • Armed Forces: Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions his Department has had with internal or external groups on its redundancy policies and criteria for armed forces personnel since...
    • Armed Forces: Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the change in the level of lifetime income for each rank of service personnel who are made redundant within one year of their...
    • Armed Forces: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 643, on defence transformation, what the projected increase in the number of...
    • Armed Forces: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many uniformed personnel are based in Scotland in each of the three armed services; whether the reduction to his Department's spending announced in...
    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidelines his Department gives to the Royal Military Police on whether allegations of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault made by armed forces...
    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether an individual serving in the armed forces who makes an allegation of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault is able to raise this allegation beyond the...
    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidelines his Department provides to the Royal Military Police and the Service Prosecuting Authority on the definition of (a) sexual assault and...
    • Awe
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of operating the Threat Reduction Division at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in each of the last five years.
    • Dalgety Bay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects the investigatory work on Dalgety Bay foreshore to be completed; (2) on what date he expects remedial action work to start on...
    • Defence Equipment and Support
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to be able to bring forward detailed proposals on the future of Defence Equipment and Support and the Materiel Strategy.
    • Defence: Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 610W, on defence, if he will make it his policy to seek the inclusion within the work...
    • Disclosure of Information
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2012, Official Report, column 722W, on disclosure of information, if he will publish the costs to the public purse of...
    • Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of staff in his Department have received training in equality and diversity, and the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 in each of the...
    • France
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he or his officials have had with representatives of the French Government on the FASGW(H) missile programme; and if he will make...
    • Guided Weapons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential benefits and costs of retro-fitting T4s with US MK41 vertical launch systems.
    • Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e) testing and...
    • Istar
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on ISTAR since the initial deadline for the Watchkeeper programme.
    • Katrice Lee
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the outcome was of the meeting on 13 November 2012 on Royal Military Police premises between the Minister for the Armed Forces, representatives of...
    • Military Bases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost in each category of expenditure was of (a) RAF Leuchars, (b) HMNB Clyde, (c) RM Condor, (d) Headquarters 2nd Division, (e) Headquarters 51...
    • Military Bases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost in each category of expenditure was of (a) Glencorse Barracks, (b) Defence Munitions Centre Crombie, (c) Defence Munitions Centre Beith,...
    • National Security
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to produce a report on the implementation of the National Security Through Technology White Paper CM 8278, published in...
    • Porton Down
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2012, Official Report, column 423W, on Porton Down: animal experiments, how many times the Animal Procedures...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much unallocated provision is projected within his Department's budget in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on the welfare and housing of armed forces personnel of the reductions in his Department's spending of (a)...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 174 December 2012, Official Report, column 623W, on public expenditure, how much unallocated provision there will be in his...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 623W, on public expenditure, from where his Department’s unallocated provision...
    • RAF Lossiemouth
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate was made during the Basing Review of the cost to the public purse of triggering break clauses in private finance initiative contracts at...
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which units civil servants of his Department have been made redundant since May 2010.
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if provision will be made for members of the Army Reserve, following the introduction of the Army 2020 reforms, to claim back the expense incurred in...
    • Service Prosecuting Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will extend the length of time that officers are deployed for duty in the Service Prosecuting Authority; and if he will make a statement.
    • Sodexo
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) following the reporting of faulty kitchen equipment by Army garrison personnel, in what period of time Sodexo were contractually obliged to (a)...
    • Tankers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the final cost of the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Project's order for four specialist tankers from...
    • Translation Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average salary paid to UK translators and interpreters is.
    • Unmanned Air Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Watchkeepers are on order from his Department to replace the Hermes 450; (2) what the estimated cost to the public purse is of the...
    • Veterans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average time taken by the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army and (c) Royal Air Force was to verify the past service of individuals to charities assisting...
    • Veterans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of likely changes in demand in the next 12 months for services provided by armed forces charities which give...
    • Veterans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what support his Department provides to armed forces charities which give advice and emergency financial support to Afghanistan veterans; (2)...
    • Veterans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2012, Official Report, columns 172-3W, on veterans, when he expects Lord Ashcroft to report on how the Government...
    • World War II: Military Decorations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for York Central of 22 October 2012, Official Report, column 609W, on Arctic Convoy veterans, when his...
    • World War II: Military Decorations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that the Arctic Convoy Star medal and Bomber Command clasp can be claimed posthumously by next of kin.
  • Education
    • Bookstart Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding he plans to provide to the Bookstart programme in 2013-14.
    • Booktrust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much in grants has been awarded to Book Trust by his Department since May 2010; over what period such funding has been allocated; and from what budgets.
    • Care Proceedings: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children have been the subject of new care proceedings in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and...
    • Children in Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to address barriers to Ofsted sharing information on the names and locations of children's homes with local police...
    • Children in Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) primary, other than small primary, and (b) secondary schools in each local authority had more than three per cent of pupils in care in the...
    • Children: Abuse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2012, Official Report, column 619W, on children: abuse, if the survey to be conducted by Ofsted on safeguarding in...
    • Children: Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements he has made to ensure that each service listed in a local offer is sufficient to meet the needs of local disabled children and their...
    • Children: Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of families with disabled children who cannot access local services; and if he will bring forward...
    • Children: Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps he has taken to improve (a) child protection procedures in school and (b) co-operation between schools and local authority...
    • Children's Centres
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what change there has been in the number of Sure Start children's centres in each local authority area since May 2010.
    • Citizenship: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what qualifications are required to teach citizenship in schools.
    • Conditions of Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (1) officials in his Department have requested (a) part-time, (b) job-share or (c) other flexible working arrangements in each of...
    • Curriculum
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects the timetable for the National Curriculum Review to be announced and published.
    • Domestic Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department takes to identify, assess and address risks to women and children of domestic violence as a result of private law Children...
    • Education: Assessments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to ensure that pupils from Northern Ireland who sit GCSE examinations through English and Welsh examination boards will be...
    • Education: Assessments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupil results at key stage four were discounted from schools results in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.
    • Education: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many compensation claims have been made against local education authorities in the East of England in each of the last three years; and how much...
    • Education: Halton
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the level of central Government expenditure on education in Halton borough council area has been in each financial year since 2009-10.
    • EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 and...
    • EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which regulations his Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012 to date; which regulations his Department expects to...
    • Free Schools: Newham
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much funding his Department has provided to Newham Free Academy; (2) what information his Department holds on the number of applications...
    • Gcse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what matters were taken into consideration when setting the floor target for the proportion of pupils achieving five or more A* to C GCSEs.
    • Gcse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people now aged 19 who were looked after at the age of 16 and who were not in employment, education or training on 31 March 2011 had...
    • GCSE: Leeds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils in state schools in Leeds North West constituency achieved five GCSE passes, including mathematics and English, in each year...
    • GCSE: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government in respect of GCSEs in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
    • Health Education: Sex
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to update the sexual relationship education guidance for personal, social and health education lessons.
    • Herringham School
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects Herringham School to convert to Academy status; and if he will make a statement.
    • Immigration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the additional cost of the delivery of those public services for which his Department is responsible arising from inward migration...
    • Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e) testing and...
    • Languages: GCSE
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of students sitting GCSE examinations in (a) Hindi, (b) Arabic, (c) Portuguese, (d) Russian, (e) Punjabi, (f) Mandarin and...
    • Meetings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many meetings have been conducted by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and Childcare since September 2012; how many such...
    • Official Cars
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) Ministerial Car Pool journeys and (b) Red Box movements he has undertaken in the last 12 months.
    • Official Cars
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which Ministers in his Department have been allocated Government cars; and what the last dates were on which such cars were used by each Minister for...
    • Ofsted
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he received concerning Ofsted's use of lay inspectors prior to the introduction of the revised section 5 Inspection Framework in...
    • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which groups he has met with to discuss relationship education in the latest period for which figures are available; and which groups he intends to...
    • Physical Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the English Baccalaureate on the teaching of physical education in secondary schools.
    • Primary Education: Admissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the point at which any peak in numbers of additional primary school forms of entry will occur in (a)...
    • Primary Education: Yorkshire and the Humber
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average number of pupils is at each primary school in (a) Hull, (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire, (c) North East Lincolnshire and (d) North...
    • Psychometric Testing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an assessment of the Values in Action profiling of character strength in developing positive character strength.
    • Publications
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answers of 5 July 2012, Official Report, columns 808-11W, on publications, how much his Department has spent on (a) circulars, (b)...
    • Pupils: Bullying
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many children in each local authority area are receiving elective home education as a result of severe bullying; (2) what support his...
    • Pupils: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on each school pupil in each local education authority area in the east of England in each of the last five years.
    • Pupils: English Language
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils there are for whom English is a second language in schools in (a) England and Wales, (b) Greater London and (c) Crawley constituency.
    • Pupils: Per Capita Costs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding each school received per pupil in the latest year for which figures are available.
    • Runaway Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to make independent return home interviews a statutory duty for every child who runs away from home and care.
    • School Meals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will introduce mandatory nutritional food standards in all state schools.
    • Schools: Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with Ofsted on that body's inspection of the implementation of the public sector equality duty in schools.
    • Schools: Inspections
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education to which primary and secondary schools he has written to congratulate them on achieving a grade of outstanding in Ofsted inspections since May 2010.
    • Schools: Measurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to improve and extend teaching of imperial measurements in schools to ensure an understanding of their use on roads and amongst the...
    • Schools: Mental Health
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has assessed the teaching of mindfulness in (a) infant, (b) junior and (c) secondary schools.
    • Schools: Playing Fields
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2012, Official Report, column 778W, on schools: playing fields, on how many occasions Government decisions to (a)...
    • Schools: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will reform school league tables to reflect the prior level of attainment of pupils when they first entered secondary school.
    • Schools: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the valued added measure in school league tables.
    • Science: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding was provided by his Department to the (a) British Science Association, (b) Life Science Centre, (c) Science Technology, Engineering...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on special educational needs in the financial years (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and how much he expects it to spend in...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) further education colleges and (b) sixth form colleges have been involved in each of the Pathfinders established to test proposals to...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding will be transferred from the Education Funding Agency to each local authority to enable them to take responsibility for the education...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of additional learning support funds are being spent on supporting individual disabled students to participate on accredited mainstream...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of additional learning support funds are spent on providing or subsidising courses for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure disabled learners who are at college receive a direct payment in lieu of education support...
    • Special Educational Needs (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons children with special educational needs statements at university have an entitlement to an individual support package whilst those who...
    • Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) funding and (b) personnel his Department has allocated to developing the local offer element of the Government’s planned Children and...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many members of staff in his Department are currently employed in the office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education and...
    • Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements he has made to ensure that each service listed in a local offer is of good quality.
    • Teachers: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools have been designated as teaching schools.
    • Teaching Methods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the answer of 12 March 2012 in the last session of Parliament, Official Report, column 43W, on teaching methods, what representations...
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education to how many and what proportion of questions for written answer on a named day his Department had not provided a substantive written answer by the day...
    • Written Questions: Government Responses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) when he plans to answer question 128313, on early intervention funding, tabled on 8 November 2012 for answer on 12 November 2012; (2) when he...
    • Young People: Databases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish further guidance for local authorities on raising the participation age.
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Animals: Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2012, Official Report, column 336W, on animals: exports, if he will publish a list of...
    • Animals: Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live animals and carcasses were transported in each of the last three years and through which ports; and if he will...
    • Animals: Exports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will consider banning live animal exports from the UK due to the potential for harm to animals for export.
    • Chemicals: EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what safeguards he plans to put in place to ensure that the European REACH Regulations do not prevent companies from...
    • Dogs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the consequences for his Department's policies of the case of R (Sandhu) vs. Isleworth Crown Court.
    • Dogs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what plans he has to consolidate legislation in respect of dog control; (2) if he will bring forward legislative...
    • Farms: Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will amend the criteria for flood defence spending to ensure that flooding of farmland qualifies for flood defence...
    • Food: Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the contribution of (a) food banks and (b) other charities in tackling food poverty.
    • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the annual operating budget of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority was in each of the last five years; and what the...
    • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the annual operating budget of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority it received from the Department for...
    • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the annual operating budget of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority was provided by his Department in each...
    • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of its annual budget the Gangmasters Licensing Authority spent on enforcement officers in each of the...
    • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the funds received from the Department of Communities and Local Government the Gangmasters Licensing...
    • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what enforcement action the Gangmasters Licensing Authority can take in respect of unlicensed gangmasters.
    • Ivory: South East Asia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will discuss with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna the rise in the...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he intends to answer the letter to him dated 9 November 2012 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...
    • Office for Unconventional Gas and Oil
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what powers the Office for Unconventional Gas and Oil will have; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost to the...
    • Poultry: Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration he has given to the implementation of a production method labelling scheme for foods with egg as an...
    • Schmallenberg Virus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to make the Schmallenberg virus a notifiable disease; and if he will make a statement.
    • Slaughterhouses: Closed Circuit Television
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to require all licensed slaughterhouses to install CCTV; and if he will make a statement.
    • Smoke and Chimney Gases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that coal and wood burning appliances do not emit any more smoke or grit including...
    • Turtles: Cayman Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he intends to have with representatives of the Government of the Cayman Islands on the welfare of sea...
    • Waste and Resources Action Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) declarations of interest and (b) declarations of hospitality have been for each of the board members and...
    • Waste and Resources Action Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his answer of 12 November 2012, Official Report, column 10W, on the Waste and Resources Action Programme, what...
    • Waste and Resources Action Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his answer of 12 November 2012, Official Report, column 10W, on the Waste and Resources Action Programme, who...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the threat from terrorism from Afghanistan after 2014; and if he will make a...
    • Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has any plans to share offices overseas with other Commonwealth countries.
    • China
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2012, House of Lords, Official Report, WA271, on China, whether the agenda for the next...
    • Colombia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from groups representing indigenous people in Colombia on the activity of mining companies...
    • Falkland Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on right to self-determination of the Falkland Islands and indicate his support for the decision of the...
    • Immigration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the additional cost of the delivery of those public services for which his Department is responsible arising...
    • Israel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his counterpart in Israel on the building of a military academy on the Mount of Olives.
    • Israel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to Israel on the building of Israeli settlements near Bethlehem.
    • Mali
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support the Malian armed forces in restoring Malian territorial integrity.
    • Pakistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the threat from terrorism from Pakistan; and if he will make a statement.
    • Somalia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support the training of the Somali security forces.
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the forming of the Syrian National Coalition on the policy of the...
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the circumstances under which the Government would recommend that the EU lift its arms embargo on Syria while...
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likelihood of the EU changing its policy with respect to enforcing an arms embargo in Syria...
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Kurdish people in Syria on any potential peace settlement in that...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his answer of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 578W, on Western Sahara, if he will make representations to...
    • Western Sahara
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he considers the non self-governing territory of Western Sahara to be a full constituent part of Morocco; and for what...
  • Health
    • Air Ambulance Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department holds data on the number of occasions on which air ambulances in England have been unable to fulfil requests to transport patients...
    • Air Ambulance Services: Cumbria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the suitability of air ambulance capacity in Cumbria and neighbouring areas; and whether his Department has made an...
    • Ambulance Services: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls received by the East of England Ambulance Service in each of the last three complete months were initially graded as being category A and...
    • Ambulance Services: Preston
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many days ambulances were drafted into Preston because there were no ambulances available in that city during 2011; and how many ambulances were...
    • Colorectal Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made on the introduction of flexible sigmoidoscopy into the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
    • Community Nurses: Harrow (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2012, on nursing levels: London, for what reason Harrow primary care trust employed no district nurses in September...
    • Defibrillators
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the availability of defibrillators in the UK.
    • Diabetes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of spending on diabetes services in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in (i) 2010-11 and...
    • Diabetes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults were diagnosed with diabetes in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12.
    • Drugs: Death
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who have died as a result of taking legal highs in (a) England and (b) Lancashire in each of the last...
    • Drugs: Rehabilitation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to paragraph 100 of the Home Affairs Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2012-13, on Drugs: Breaking the cycle, HC 184, what plans he...
    • Food: Hygiene
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of existing regulations on food preparation in preventing cross-contamination by staff who...
    • General Practitioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to renew the framework governing the accreditation and re-accreditation of GPs with a special interest. [R]
    • General Practitioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department gives to primary care trusts on managing appointments systems at GP surgeries.
    • General Practitioners: Harrow
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints he received on waiting times to see a GP in the Harrow primary care trust area in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a...
    • Health Foods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with supermarkets on introducing discount pricing on healthier foods.
    • Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the establishment of clinical senates; and if he will make a statement.
    • Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what process Clinical Reference Groups for specialised services have used for developing recommendations on commissioning new medical technologies...
    • Maternity Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of births in England took place in freestanding midwife-led maternity units in the last year for which figures are available; and...
    • Maternity Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of cost to the NHS of planned births that take place in (a) freestanding midwife-led maternity units compared with (b)...
    • Mental Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library the data used to generate the map of primary care trust adult investment per weighted head for 2010-11 and 2011-12 in...
    • Mesothelioma
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which drugs NICE is assessing to determine their effectiveness in treating mesothelioma; when he expects NICE to report on such drugs; and if he...
    • NHS: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he will take to ensure that patient care is not affected by clinical commissioning groups reaching their budget limit.
    • NHS: Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether employees being transferred from the NHS to outside organisations under the TUPE regulations will retain their NHS pension.
    • NHS: Working Hours
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the costs and additional staffing required to enable hospitals to take on non-emergency tests and treatments at weekends.
    • North of England Cardiovascular Network
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the adequacy of the spending plans of the North of England Cardiovascular Network in 2013-14; what meetings he has had with the North of...
    • Obesity: Surgery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria each primary care trust uses to decide whether to provide bariatric surgery for obese patients.
    • Soft Drinks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent research his Department has commissioned or undertaken on the health effects of high energy drinks; (2) what recent research his...
    • Speech Therapy: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the number of individuals training to become speech and language therapists in England.
  • Home Department
    • UK Visitors: Economic Growth
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to enable business and tourist visitors to contribute to UK economic growth.
    • Arrest Warrants: Hungary
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants were issued between the UK and Hungary (a) in each year since 2005 and (b) in 2012 to date.
    • Asylum
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average processing time for detained fast track applications is; and how many applications have exceeded the UK Border Agency target...
    • Crime Prevention
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Community safety fund budget was in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13; and what the planned budget is for 2013-14.
    • Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency, Entry Clearance Decision-Making: A Global Review,...
    • Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what process was followed in taking the decision to remove the right of appeal for refused family visa applications; and what steps she has...
    • Entry Clearances
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the right of appeal has been removed for refused family visa applications; and what weight was given in this decision to the...
    • Entry Clearances: Indian Subcontinent
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will place in the Library the advice given to the UK Border Agency on how to contact British posts in New Delhi, Mumbai,...
    • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the applicants who applied for sponsor status between 1 July and 30 September 2012 have now had a decision made on their...
    • Entry Clearances: Pakistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how her Department balances the requirements of national security, legal process and fairness to the applicant when assessing visa requests...
    • Human Trafficking
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legal actions against her Department have been initiated to dispute negative conclusive grounds decisions reached through the...
    • Human Trafficking
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2012, Official Report, columns 243-4W, on human trafficking, what the legal costs to the Government of...
    • Human Trafficking Ministerial Group
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Chairs the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking has had since it was first established; and who those chairs were.
    • Immigrants: Detainees
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the operation of the family returns process of planned reductions to legal aid from...
    • Immigration: Applications
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications there were that were work in progress for temporary and permanent in-country immigration applications by case type (a)...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she plans to answer the letter sent to her by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 5 November 2012 with regard to Nyla...
    • Organised Crime: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Government's report, Ending Gang and Youth Violence, published in November 2011, page 58, how much of the £10...
    • Organised Crime: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Government's report, Ending Gang and Youth Violence, published in November 2011, page 8, how much of the £10...
    • Stun Guns
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Force records the number of stun guns and tasers it seizes; and how many such guns and tasers have been seized in each...
    • Telephones: Disclosure of Information
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what period mobile and landline telephone billing records of contact are (a) legally required to be available and (b) generally available...
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many warrants were issued to UK Border Agency arrest teams for lawful entry into non-commercial premises in each year since 2008.
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has given to UK Border Agency staff on dealing with representations by hon. Members on behalf of their constituents who are...
    • UK Border Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library contact details for the Visa Services Directorate of the UK Border Agency; and if she will make a statement.
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) shortest and (b) longest time taken by her Department to answer a written parliamentary question was in (i) 2012 to date, (ii)...
    • Written Questions: Government Responses
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer Question 128915 tabled on 13 November 2012 on Mosquitoes.
  • House of Commons Commission
    • Wi-fi
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, when all hon. Members’ offices in the House will be able to obtain wi-fi signal.
  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, when the Chief Executive of IPSA intends to reply to the letter...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, when the Chairman of the Independent Parliamentary Standards...
  • Prime Minister
    • Conflict Resolution
      To ask the Prime Minister what consideration he has given to the inclusion of commitments to address conflict and state fragility in his international committee's work on the post-2015...
    • Ministers: Codes of Practice
      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 18 December 2012, whether he is satisfied that the current version of the Ministerial Code reflects current practice in respect of collective...
    • Written Questions: Government Responses
      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to answer question 127846 tabled by the hon. Member for York Central on 6 November 2012 for answer on 8 November 2012.
  • Scotland
    • Sovereignty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had on the process by which an independent Scotland would reapply to the EU.
    • Sovereignty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of Scotland on the referendum for independence; and if he will make a statement.
  • Women and Equalities
    • Homosexuality: Marriage
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what plans she has for legislation of gay marriage in relation to the Church in Wales; and if she will make a statement.
    • Homosexuality: Marriage
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what consideration she has given to giving the Roman Catholic Church the same legal protection as that afforded to the Church of England and the...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Affordable Housing: Barnsley
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable houses there are in Barnsley Central constituency.
    • Affordable Housing: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2012, Official Report, columns 442-3W, on affordable housing: Greater London, how much...
    • Council Housing: Suffolk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were waiting for housing in (a) St Edmundsbury borough council area and (b) Mid Suffolk district council area in...
    • Fire Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reason the Chief Fire Adviser to the Government was selected to undertake an efficiency review of fire and rescue services.
    • First Time Buyers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what average deposit is needed by a first time buyer in (a) Barnsley Central constituency, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England.
    • Health
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of current practices used by local authorities to measure well-being.
    • Homelessness
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the financial wellbeing of third sector organisations specialising in working with...
    • Homelessness: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to his answer of 19 December 2012, Official Report, column 580W, on homelessness, how much funding his Department plans...
    • Housing: Overcrowding
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in each London borough were overcrowded on the most recent date for which figures are available.
    • Local Government Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2012, Official Report, column 443W, on local government finance, when he expects to make a...
    • Local Government Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) the household benefit cap, (b) the social housing under-occupancy penalty and (c) direct payment of housing costs...
    • Local Government Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials of his Department were involved in the production and publication of the document, 50 Ways to Save: Examples...
    • Local Government: Assets
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department will take to assist local authorities to enforce proper maintenance of land and properties.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to reply to the letters of 23 October and 5 November 2012 from the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire on the...
    • Mobile Homes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on including a fit and proper person test as part of any new legislative proposals on...
    • Parish Councils: Council Tax
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to ensure any rebate to parish councils under the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax...
    • Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much revenue each local authority obtained from (a) planning applications and (b) section 106 agreements in (i) 2010-11 and...
    • Private Rented Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the housing stock in each parliamentary constituency is in the private rented sector.
    • Private Rented Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of those on housing waiting lists were renting privately owned properties in each year since 1982.
    • Private Rented Housing: Barnsley
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of households are privately rented in Barnsley Central constituency.
    • Private Rented Housing: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of private sector tenants in each London borough that have been re-located (a) within...
    • Property Development
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to encourage better design in new property developments.
    • Property: British Nationals Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has to ensure that land and property owners who live overseas are required to maintain their...
    • Public Houses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the number of pubs that were turned into supermarkets in (a) each year between 2000 and 2011...
    • Right to Buy Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of whether councils are informing social tenants of their right to buy.
    • Right to Buy Scheme: Barnsley
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social tenants have bought their homes under right to buy in Barnsley Central constituency.
    • Shops
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations received a financial benefit from the recent pop-up shop at Eland house.
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Basketball
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will ask UK Sport to reconsider its decision to withdraw elite funding for basketball.
    • Basketball
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department is providing to basketball and wheelchair basketball in (a) London and (b) the rest of the UK following the...
    • Betting
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on a review of fixed odds betting...
    • Betting
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has assessed which overseas jurisdictions do not compel operators to report certain information such as instances...
    • Broadband: Rural Areas
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the reason was for the time taken to provide the EU Competition Commissioner with information on the rural broadband rollout programme.
    • Football
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Football Association on the involvement of clubs in the Football Conference and the Isthmian,...
    • Gambling: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what evidence she has considered on the potential effect on consumer protection of place of consumption regulation of online gambling.
    • Gambling: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what evidence she has considered on the potential effect of place of consumption regulation of online gambling on the number of...
    • Gambling: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of how place of consumption regulation of online gambling will improve consumer protection.
    • Gambling: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) which gambling jurisdictions contained within EEA member states, Gibraltar and the white list her Department has assessed as...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which events at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were attended by each Minister in her Department using tickets or passes for...
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many posts have been declared redundant by each of her Department’s Executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies in...
    • Sports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has held on creating a national framework that will secure a sporting legacy for the UK; and if she will make a...
    • Sports: Schools
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to her Department's strategy, Creating a sporting habit for life, published in January 2012, what assessment she has made...
    • Telephone Services: Unsolicited Goods and Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints the Information Commissioner received from the Telephone Preference Service about live unsolicited direct marketing...
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Carbon Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the contribution from the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion of 19 December 2012, Official Report, column 896, if he will...
    • Electricity Interconnectors: Hebrides
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make an estimate of the cost of installing, maintaining and running an electrical interconnector in the Outer Hebrides.
    • Employment Agencies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total spending on recruitment agencies by his Department was in each month from July to December 2012.
    • Energy: Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the case for supporting industrial energy efficiency schemes in the energy intensive industries through...
    • Energy: Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to support decentralised energy generators to reduce carbon emissions through greater energy efficiency.
    • Energy: Fines
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount paid in fines to HM Treasury from each energy company in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012.
    • Energy: Meters
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2012, Official Report, column 536W, on energy: meters, whether he has undertaken a cost-benefit...
    • Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of staff in his Department have received training in equality and diversity and the requirements of the Equality Act...
    • EU Energy Policy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to encourage an integrated European market for energy.
    • Fracking
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his timetable is for his Department's study into the possible impacts of shale gas extraction on greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Fracking: Fylde
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what monitoring will take place of fracking off the Fylde coast.
    • Fuel Poverty: Pendle
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in Pendle constituency.
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many companies took part in the tendering process to award the contract to run the Green Deal oversight body.
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which Minister signed off the decision to award Gemserv the contract to run the Green Deal oversight body.
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure that existing Green Deal participants are not able to influence which future companies...
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration his Department gave the shareholders of Gemserv when awarding the contract to run the Green Deal oversight body.
    • Green Deal Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria his Department used to determine that Gemserv should be awarded the contract to run the Green Deal oversight body.
    • Green Deal Scheme: Computer Software
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2012, Official Report, column 308W, on Green Deal Scheme: computer scheme, on what date the...
    • Industrial Diseases: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will thank the individual members of the English, Welsh and Scottish groups on coal miners' compensation for their work;...
    • Nuclear Power Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the ability of Hinkley B and Hunterson B nuclear reactors to operate safely for a further seven years.
    • Nuclear Power Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what procedures he will put in place to monitor safety at Hinkley B and Hunterson B nuclear reactors.
    • Nuclear Reactors
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost has been of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process for new nuclear reactors since its inception; what proportion of...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which events at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics were attended by each Minister in his Department using tickets or passes for...
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the monetary value was of contracts awarded by his Department to (a) management consultancies and (b) IT companies in (i) 2010-11...
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many procurement officers are currently employed by his Department.
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many civil servants in his Department regularly deal with procurement services.
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many procurement officers in his Department have relevant procurement qualifications.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's Business Plan 2011-15, what payments were made by his Department to organisations as part of...
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many posts have been declared redundant by each of his Department's executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies by each...
    • Redundancy Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total amount of redundancy pay paid to civil servants in his Department was in each month from July to December 2012.
    • Renewable Energy: Timber
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will take steps to ensure that the use of whole trees in electricity generation is not supported under the Renewables...
    • Renewable Energy: Timber
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much wood was burnt in UK power stations in 2011-12; and what proportion of wood used for such purposes was sourced from whole...
    • Renewables Obligation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the reasons are for the time taken in responding to the consultation on proposals for the levels of banded support for solar...
    • Senior Civil Servants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to his answer of 5 December 2012, Official Report, column 782W, on senior civil servants, whether (a) he or (b) his Department...
    • Senior Civil Servants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, column 76W, on senior civil servants, for what reasons the makeup of the...
    • Temporary Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what amount his Department spent on interim staff as defined by the National Audit Office in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he...
    • Temporary Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many temporary staff have been recruited in his Department in each month from July to December 2012.
    • Warm Front Scheme: South East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to promote take-up of the Warm Homes scheme in the south-east.
    • Wind Power: Carmarthenshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost of the grid connection infrastructure required to service the proposed wind farms in north...
    • Wind Power: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what financial contribution his Department has made to the costs incurred by the Welsh local authorities defending refusal decisions on...
  • International Development
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) discussions and (b) meetings (i) ministers and (ii) officials in her Department had with UK registered charities in (A)...
    • Charities
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on which active projects her Department receives advice from UK registered charities.
    • Developing Countries: Climate Change
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the UK representative to the Green Climate Fund will press for civil society participation in the Green Climate Fund Board at...
    • Developing Countries: Climate Change
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she will make board papers available to UK civil society representatives in advance of the next Green Climate Fund board meeting.
    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she has given consideration to developing a position paper on tuberculosis.
    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether she has carried out a review of the World Health Organisation's TB REACH initiative; and what discussions she has held with her...
    • Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of staff in her Department have received training in equality and diversity and the requirements of the Equality Act...
    • EU Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness and efficiency of the EU's aid programmes.
    • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of funding provided by her Department to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has been spent on the...
    • Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment her Department has made of the new funding model adopted by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment she has made of the benefits of civil society participation in the governance of multilateral funds.
    • Palestinians
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which aid projects her Department has funded in Area C of the Occupied Palestinian Territories in each of the last three years.
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how many procurement officers are currently employed by her Department; (2) how many civil servants in her Department regularly...
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many procurement officers in her Department have relevant procurement qualifications.
    • South Asia
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what work her Department is doing to support gender equality and empowerment of women in South Asia.
    • UN Women
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support her Department gives to UN Women.
    • Zambia
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support her Department has given to the Zambian HIV/AIDS programme; and what consideration she has given to the future funding of...
  • Justice
    • Bill of Rights Commission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse has been of the Commission on a Bill of Rights to date; and what the nature of such costs has been.
    • Courts: Interpreters (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court cases have collapsed as a result of an absence of a suitable interpreter or translator since the beginning of his Department's contract...
    • Crime: Victims
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of local services for victims of violent crime; and if he will make a statement.
    • Criminal Proceedings: Lancashire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many proceedings for criminal offences there were in each magistrates court in Lancashire in each year since 1997.
    • Electronic Tagging
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many parents have requested the imposition of an electronic tag on their children since May 2010; (2) how many people of each age group under...
    • Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of staff in his Department have received training in equality and diversity and the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 in the last...
    • Equality and Human Rights Commission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the contribution of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on promoting and offering services giving advice and...
    • Fines: Surcharges
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what amount was paid in victim surcharge in each of the last five years; and if he will estimate the amount likely to be paid in victim surcharge...
    • Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many victims of human trafficking have been referred by the Salvation Army to shelters throughout the UK for a reflection period in the last 12...
    • Judicial Review
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many claims for judicial review were launched (a) up to 30 days, (b) over 30 days but up to six weeks, (c) over six weeks but up to three months and...
    • Prisoners: Marriage
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what arrangements are in place for parties to a marriage to visit each other when both parties are serving a prison sentence; (2) what...
    • Remand in Custody: Death
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many deaths in custody occurred in the (a) secure youth estate, (b) adult male estate and (c) adult female estate since May 2005; what the cause of...
    • Roads: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons and using what evidential basis his Department decided to reduce fixed recoverable costs in the road traffic accident portal to (a)...
    • Roads: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed reduction in fixed recoverable costs in the road traffic accident portal on (a) equality of...
    • Young Offenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children under the age of 12 years are currently held in secure institutions.
    • Young Offenders: Reoffenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the 12-month reconviction rate was of those held within the secure youth estate in each year since 1994; (2) what the average number of...
    • Young Offenders: Sentencing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people within the secure youth estate received a sentence of (a) up to and including one month, (b) over one month but less than six months, (c)...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Carers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of registered carers in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK.
    • Disability Living Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who receive disability living allowance will be assessed for eligibility for the personal independence payment (PIP) by October...
    • Disability Living Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who receive disability living allowance and have been assessed for the personal independence payment (PIP) will receive (a) no...
    • Disability Living Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his projected cash savings from reforming disability living allowance are in each year from 2013 to 2018.
    • Disability Living Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely (a) annual and (b) quarterly caseload for (i) disability living allowance and (ii) the personal...
    • Emergencies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his letter to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West of 30 November 2012, what steps he has taken to communicate...
    • European Social Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider the case for targeting the next European Social Fund seven year cycle on boosting employment among parents.
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2012, Official Report, column 319W, on housing benefit: Wales, what meetings he has had on housing...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households that receive housing benefit have (a) one child, (b) two children, (c) three children, (d) four children, (e) five...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government about the application of the new burdens...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the application of the new burdens doctrine...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of housing benefit have moved from addresses in London to addresses outside London in each of the last 24 months.
    • Housing Benefit: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of the cap on housing benefit in each London borough in (a) April and (b) October 2013.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of proposals set out in the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 on...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what consideration his Department gave to deaf people who will rely on lipreading with regards to assessing communication support to...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of personal independence payments in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the savings which will accrue to the Exchequer as a consequence of having moved from disability living allowance...
    • Private Rented Housing: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the average payment of housing benefit to private sector tenants in each London borough; and what the level...
    • Remploy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent discussions he has had with trade union representatives on the Remploy factories which were announced for closure; (2) what...
    • Remploy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what types of jobs have been obtained by former Remploy workers; whether those jobs are full-time or otherwise; and at what level salaries are...
    • Remploy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will publish the names of all former Remploy managers who have been sold or been given any of Remploy's former assets; (2) if he...
    • Remploy: Edinburgh
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the former employees of the Edinburgh Remploy plant have found employment since the plant closed.
    • Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the level of absence has been in his Department for stress-related sickness in each of the last five years.
    • Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were given a (a) verbal warning and (b) written warning prior to a period of absence for sickness in each of...
    • Social Rented Housing: Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will give consideration to the exempting of armed forces personnel and their families from the Government's proposed social housing...
    • Social Rented Housing: Armed Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's proposed social housing under-occupation measure on families with one or more...
    • Social Rented Housing: North East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) the North East, (b) County Durham and (c) North West Durham constituency...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value has been of (a) unemployment benefit and jobseeker's allowance, (b) child benefit and (c) incapacity benefit and employment and...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse in each of the next three years of uprating benefits in line with his proposal for a...
    • Social Security Benefits: Uprating
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the likely effect on measured levels of (a) absolute and (b) relative poverty of the uprating of benefits by...
    • Television: Licensing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of the free television licence for people aged over 75 there were in each year between 1997 and 2012.
    • Unemployment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households that are economically inactive have (a) one child, (b) two children, (c) three children, (d) four children, (e) five...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the case for a higher universal credit income disregard for (a) lone parents and (b) parents in couples who are...
    • Universal Credit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the case for a larger universal credit disregard in London to take into account higher living and childcare...
    • Vocational Guidance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobcentres host regular sessions with advisers from the National Careers Service.
    • Winter Fuel Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of the winter fuel allowance there were in each income decile in the most recent period for which figures are available;...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's response to Professor Harrington's Second Independent Review of the work capability assessment, published in...