Written answers
Wednesday, 13 February 2013

  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Diesel Fuel: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the unit retail price of diesel in (a) the UK and (b) other European countries; and if he will...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory...
    • Thorium
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to the use of thorium as a way of meeting future energy need.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Shaker Aamer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his US counterpart on the condition of Shaker Aamer in Guantánamo Bay; and when...
    • South Sudan
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit South Sudan to discuss increasing bilateral trade.
  • Attorney-General
    • Recruitment
      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments have spent on advertising job vacancies since May 2010.
    • Senior Civil Servants
      To ask the Attorney-General how many and what proportion of officials of the three most senior grades in the Law Officers' Departments have (a) resigned, (b) taken voluntary early retirement, (c)...
    • Serious Fraud Office
      To ask the Attorney-General for which ongoing investigations the Serious Fraud Office (a) has sought and (b) intends to seek additional funding from the Exchequer.
    • Written Questions
      To ask the Attorney-General how many staff in the Law Officers' Departments work on answering parliamentary questions.
  • Transport
    • Electric Vehicles
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of electric personal vehicles in use on UK roads in each of the last five years.
    • Motor Vehicles: Registration
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cars that have previously been declared off-road via a statutory off-road notification have since been taxed for road use in each of the last...
    • Motorways
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on removing the hard shoulder of motorways to create an extra lane.
    • Railways: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Northern Hub on commuter services through Mossley train station.
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and which regulations his Department repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings that will...
    • Roads
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what process a non-core trunk road can be reclassified as part of the core network of nationally important routes.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
  • Work and Pensions
    • Carers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people caring for less than 20 hours per week and who are not in employment.
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Funeral Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for social fund funeral payments were (a) received and (b) approved in each month since January 2007; and what the total...
    • Funeral Payments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to process an application for a social fund funeral payment from the time of death to the date of payment was in...
    • Hyperkinetic Syndrome: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support for parents who have children with hyperkinetic syndrome.
    • New Enterprise Allowance: Disability
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2013, Official Report, columns 645-6W, on employment schemes: disability, how many of the 3460 disabled...
    • Redundancy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to protect (a) vulnerable people and (b) people with disabilities from redundancy.
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what regulations his Department have repealed in the last six months; and what has been the anticipated cost saving of each such repeal.
    • Social Security Benefits (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's impact assessment on the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill, what the expected savings to the Exchequer are for...
    • State Retirement Pensions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the triple lock on the proposed single tier state pension will apply to benefits accrued by people in the second state pension.
    • Winter Fuel Payments: Perth
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) households and (b) individuals in Perth and North Perthshire constituency have received winter fuel payments in each of the last...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Atos recommendations that a person should be fit for work have been overturned by his Department's decision makers (a) through their...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many other contractors bid for the last round of contracts for the employment and support allowance and disability assessment services...
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2013, Official Report, column 658W, on Work programme, if he will begin to record the number of people...
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of payment by results in the Work programme.
    • Work Programme: Yorkshire and the Humber
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reduction in long-term unemployment there has been since the start of the Work programme in (a) Brigg and Goole constituency and (b)...
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans her Department has for developing a framework between local authorities and network operators for a more efficient...
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate she has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Government Procurement Card
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance or instructions have been issued to staff in (a) her Department and (b) its arm's length bodies about the timing of the...
    • Third Sector
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if her Department will consider developing strategic relations with third sector organisations.
    • Tourism: Snow and Ice
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the possible effects of further inclement weather on (a) the hospitality industry and (b) hotels and...
  • Cabinet Office
    • Civil Servants: Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil service employers have stopped paying progression steps since May 2010; and how many civil servants that would otherwise have received...
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation; (2) if he...
    • Emergency Services: Telecommunications
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office further to the answer of 30 January 2013, Official Report, column 865W, on emergency services: telecommunications, whether his Department is responsible...
    • Equal Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil service employers have carried out equal pay audits since May 2010.
    • Official Residences
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many bedrooms there are at (a) Chequers, (b) Chevening and (c) Dorneywood.
    • Staff
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed; (2) how...
    • Travel
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on (a) the Government Car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each year since 2009-10;...
    • Voluntary Work
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment he has made of the benefits to the individual of volunteering.
  • House of Commons Commission
    • Crime Prevention
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will introduce smartwater technology to reduce the number of thefts from the...
    • Parliament: Security
      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, (1) pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, columns 124-25W,...
  • Wales
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Official Cars
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what the total cost has been of his ministerial car since 4 September 2012; (2) how many journeys he has undertaken in a ministerial car since 4...
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many and which regulations his Department repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the savings that will...
    • River Severn: Tidal Power
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to Wales of the Severn tidal barrage and accompanying transport links.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
    • Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on (a) the Government Car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each year since 2009-10; and...
  • Treasury
    • Child Trust Fund
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure wider understanding of the availability of suitable savings options after the maturation of a child trust fund account.
    • Diesel Fuel
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that traffic commissioners are notified promptly of the unlawful use of red diesel in the road haulage...
    • Energy: Industry
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to protect the long-term competitiveness of the UK's energy-intensive industries beyond 2015.
    • Excise Duties: Beer
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to bring forward proposals to provide a long-term solution to the problem of beer duty fraud.
    • Excise Duties: Tobacco
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to bring forward proposals to provide a long-term solution to the issue of lost excise duty on tobacco in the UK, which takes account of...
    • Excise Duties: Wines
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish figures for the excise duty lost on wine in the UK due to fraud.
    • Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the current average call wait time is for calls to HM Revenue and Customs; and what the target is for wait times.
    • Staff
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
    • Third Sector
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will consider developing strategic relations with third sector organisations.
    • Travel
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on (a) the Government Car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each year since 2009-10; and if...
    • VAT: Sixth Form Colleges
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has received advice from his officials on sixth form colleges paying full-rate VAT; and if he will make a statement; (2) what advice he...
    • Welfare Tax Credits: Appeals
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit appeals have been (a) lodged and (b) determined in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the average time...
  • Northern Ireland
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what her Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate she has made of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff were employed by her Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
    • Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much her Department spent on (a) the Government Car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each year since...
  • Health
    • Cardiovascular System
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to increase emphasis on the prevention and earlier diagnosis of cardiovascular disease; (2) what steps he is...
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has made of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Dietary Supplements: EU Law
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if Ministers in his Department will meet representatives of Consumers for Health Choice to discuss the potential effects of EU legislation on...
    • Eyesight: Testing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the difference between the NHS sight test fee and the charges made by providers of private eye tests.
    • Health Services: Youth Custody
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what actions (a) his Department and (b) the NHS Commissioning Board are taking to ensure the provision of high quality health and public health services...
    • Heart Diseases: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish the self-assessment evaluations prepared by paediatric cardiac centres as part of the Independent Expert Panel's assessment of...
    • Hospitals: Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that horsemeat is not served to patients in NHS hospitals.
    • Hyperkinetic Syndrome
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned on the causes of hyperkinetic syndrome.
    • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the (a) increased number of births and (b) associated costs expected at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust...
    • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of cancelled operations at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust following the proposed changes to...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to answer the letter of 12 December 2012 sent to him by the right hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood, the right hon. Member for...
    • Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations (a) he and (b) his Department have received for a full public enquiry to be held into events at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust prior to...
    • NHS: Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2013, Official Report, column 360W, on NHS: staff, which bodies hold the requested information.
    • NHS: Translation Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the NHS (a) on all translation services and (b) on preparing multi-lingual documentation in 2011-12.
    • Out of Area Treatment: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were referred to NHS facilities in England by NHS Scotland in each of the last five years.
    • South London Healthcare NHS Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 31 January 2013, Official Report, column 1074, on South London Healthcare NHS Trust, to which sites he was referring in...
    • South London Healthcare NHS Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 31 January 2013, Official Report, column 1075, on South London Healthcare NHS Trust, on what clinical evidence Sir Bruce...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
    • Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on (a) the Government car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each year since 2009-10; and...
    • Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the Whittington Hospital on (a) its future status and (b) the financial requirements necessary for it to...
    • Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what disposal of (a) land and (b) buildings held by (i) freehold and (ii) leasehold has taken place at the Whittington hospital sites in each of the last...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Common Fisheries Policy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has had any recent discussions with the President of the European Parliament on the regionalisation of fisheries...
    • Food Banks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his Department intends to collect data on (a) the number of food banks in operation and (b) the number of people who use...
    • Food: Labelling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Food Standards Agency (UK) and Food Standards Agency Ireland on food labelling and...
    • Scallops
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much of UK Western Waters' scallop effort declared to the EC in December 2012 was for activity that took place in (a)...
    • Wildlife
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the numbers of (a) grass snakes and (b) slow worms in the UK in each of the last...
  • Scotland
    • Unemployment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of the effect of long-term unemployment in Scotland.
    • Referendum
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration his Department has given to the recommendations of the Electoral Commission’s report on the Scottish referendum.
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has made of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish details of the only contract awarded by the Scotland Office between July 2010 and November 2012.
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what regulations his Department repealed between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what estimate he has made of the likely level of savings to (a)...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
    • Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on (a) the Government Car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each year since 2009-10;...
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Business: Climate Change
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what kinds of company data to assess climate change risks to financial markets will be considered as part of the forthcoming...
    • Business: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has had discussions with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on introducing an...
    • Clothing: Fire Prevention
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2013, Official Report, columns 597-8W, on clothing: fire prevention, if he will make it his...
    • Consumers: Protection
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish a response to his Department's consultation on enhancing consumer confidence by clarifying consumer law.
    • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department decided to undertake further consultation and evidence gathering about the appropriate scope of transitional...
    • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from the Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Cambridge on...
    • Counterfeit Manufacturing and Piracy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times he has met (a) the Minister for Crime Prevention and (b) the Minister for Policing to discuss counterfeiting and...
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate he has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • ICT: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage the teaching of computer coding to adults in the education system.
    • Packaging
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when research by the Intellectual Property Office into the impact of copycat packaging will be published.
    • Post Offices: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings his Department has had with the National Federation of Sub Postmasters to discuss the effect that (a) the award of...
    • Post Offices: Photographs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what further plans his Department has to install Cogent equipment in post offices to capture digital photographs for use on...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were...
    • Third Sector
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will consider developing strategic relations with third sector organisations.
    • Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on (a) the Government Car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each...
    • UK Intellectual Property Office
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of the impact of the lack of pay progression in the Intellectual Property Office on the gender pay gap.
    • UK Intellectual Property Office
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to ensuring that staff employed by the Intellectual Property Office have pay progression.
  • Justice
    • Bill of Rights
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the need for a Bill of Rights.
    • Coroners: Tees Valley
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Office for Judicial Complaints will conclude its investigation of Mr Michael Sheffield, Her Majesty's Coroner for Teesside.
    • Crown Prosecution Service: Stoke on Trent
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of spending reductions in the Crown Prosecution Service in Stoke-on-Trent.
    • Custodial Treatment: Death
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people have died in custody since 1 April 2012.
    • Industrial Disputes: Shrewsbury
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which former Ministers were consulted in relation to his decision to withhold papers relating to the case of the Shrewsbury 24; and if he will make a...
    • Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions have been brought in each year since the passing of the Intoxicating Substances Supply Act 1985; and how many such prosecutions...
    • National Archives
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many files are held in the National Archives which are exempted from the 30 year rule; and how many of those files relate to (a) alleged membership...
    • Personal Injury: Compensation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate he has made of the number of qualified solicitors and their staff who will be made redundant following planned changes to fixed fees...
    • Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the skills available and role of private security firms in the management of people with mental health problems on probation.
    • Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he intends to provide voluntary sector organisations with incentives to participate in payment by results schemes in the probation system.
    • Richard III
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Government will consider a site for the burial of King Richard III other than in Leicester.
    • Slavery
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will record which local authority areas victims of slavery were found in prior to their referral to the National Referral Mechanism.
    • Solicitors Regulation Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received about the effectiveness of the Solicitors Regulation Authority; and if he will make a statement.
    • Young Offenders: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 325W, on young offenders: Greater London, what proportion of young offenders leaving...
  • Home Department
    • Asylum
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2013, Official Report, column 2W, on asylum, whether her Department plans to ensure that all data held...
    • Asylum
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2013, Official Report, columns 151-2W, on asylum, how many cases were removed from the detained fast...
    • Asylum: Afghanistan
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what progress she has made under the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors on the establishment of (a) care centres and (b)...
    • Cybercrime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition her Department uses for cybercrime.
    • Databases: Telecommunications
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish a statement of the categories of expenditure under which costs have been incurred as part of the communications...
    • Departmental Responsibilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate she has of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.
    • Dual Nationality
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British citizens currently have dual citizenship.
    • Entry Clearances: Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on fast track visa service appointments being offered for sale online by solicitors.
    • Fraud
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases Action Fraud has taken up in each of the last three years.
    • Fraud
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of fraud by members of the public to her Department's Action Fraud website resulted in a (a) criminal investigation and (b)...
    • Fraud
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of fraud made to Action Fraud have led to a successful prosecution in each of the last three years.
    • Ibrahim Magag
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Ibrahim Magag has yet been apprehended by the police.
    • Immigration
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people who are likely to arrive in the UK from Bulgaria and Romania following the end of...
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed by people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in the last five years.
    • Prostitution
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what incentive she gives to police forces in England and Wales to confiscate assets in raids of brothels, massage parlours and saunas; and if...
    • Prostitution
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many brothels in each London borough have been closed as a result of police activity in the last 18 months.
    • Serious Organised Crime Agency: Northern Ireland
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been received from people in Northern Ireland regarding activities carried out by officers acting under the auspices...
    • Terrorism Act 2000
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the average duration of time that section 47A of the Terrorism Act 2000 as amended in the Terrorism Act 2000 (Remedial) Order 2011...
  • Defence
    • Defence: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the value of each of the major projects in his Department's equipment plan 2012 has been allocated to risk funding.
    • Military Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost is of each overseas training mission between UK armed forces and those of the host country.
    • Military Decorations: Havering
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service medals have been awarded to armed forces personnel from the borough of Havering; and how this figure compares to the national average.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
    • Warships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the comparative costs of building, during the gap between completion of the future aircraft carriers and the beginning of...
  • Education
    • Children in Care: Missing Persons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many children placed in care ran away or went missing from local authority care in each of the last three years; (2) how many child victims...
    • Schools: Cricket
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of cricket in schools.
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Housing: Taxation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what representations he has received on the effect of the (a) affordable housing levy and (b) community interest levy on...
    • Housing: Taxation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many representations he has received supporting the use of the affordable housing levy to tax single self-build properties.
    • Motor Sports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had on the development of an international motor sport circuit near to the Brecon Beacons National Park;...
  • Women and Equalities
    • Equality
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will assess the influence of tolerance towards minorities and overall levels of well-being in society.
    • Equality
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of the long-term trends in tolerance towards (a) gay and lesbian, (b) ethnic minorities, (c) disabled and (d) religious...
    • Regulation
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what regulations the Government and Equalities Office have repealed in the last six months; and what has been the anticipated cost savings of each...
  • House of Lords
    • Armed Conflict: Rape
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 28 January (WA 261), whether there are any circumstances in which their agencies would not seek to ensure...
    • Armed Conflict: Rape
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what threshold they apply to the provision of abortions in contravention of national law to women raped during armed conflict; and whether that threshold is higher...
    • Armed Forces: Defence Cuts
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Ministry of Defence cuts on the ability of the United Kingdom to maintain special forces at the required level.
    • Bahrain
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Bahrain about the deprivation of citizenship of 31 persons; and whether they will grant asylum to those of...
    • Banking
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage and support the Bank of England to establish a renminbi currency swap with the People's Bank of China to support London's development...
    • Banks: Funding for Lending Scheme
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) shortest, (2) longest, and (3) average, time taken between an application for an investment guarantee and the date a contract was signed under the...
    • Banks: Funding for Lending Scheme
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received under the Funding for Lending Scheme; what was the total value; what was the smallest amount applied for; and what was the...
    • Banks: Green Investment Bank
      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the United Kingdom Green Investment Bank will commence raising additional private capital to supplement the initial injections of public funds.
    • Benefits: Internet Access
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements for privacy are in place for benefit claimants who are being trained or assisted in making their claims while using computer facilities at job...
    • Benefits: Motability Schemes
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who lose their eligibility for Motability support they anticipate will appeal to tribunals; and whether they will publish the legal advice they...
    • Children: Poverty
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of children living in poverty with at least one parent addicted to (1) drugs, and (2) alcohol.
    • Climate Change
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 5 February (WA 31-2) stating that the statistical model used for global temperatures was a linear trend with...
    • Companies: New Companies
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of companies that started trading in England in each of the past five years.
    • Companies: Red Tape
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reduce red tape for new companies.
    • EU: Funding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total funding from the European Union received by each United Kingdom region over the past five years; and how much matching investment has been...
    • Finance: Financial Services
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the Financial Services Authority are investigating possible manipulation of interest rate and foreign exchange reference rates.
    • Homelessness
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Housing, Mark Prisk, on 13 December 2012 (Official Report, Commons, col. 444W), whether the Department...
    • House of Lords: Reform
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of their policy that the composition of the House of Lords should reflect the outcome of preceding general elections, they envisage any limit...
    • Housing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their social housing underoccupancy measures will apply to separated parents who have shared care arrangements and have been allocated an extra bedroom as...
    • Migrant Workers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to co-ordinate policies with their partners in the European Union to enable migrants to access social support within the United Kingdom.
    • National Crime Agency
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive concerning the National Crime Agency.
    • Northern Ireland Parades Commission
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what target has been set for the Northern Ireland Parades Commission to respond to correspondence from MPs and Peers.
    • Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 22 January (WA 202), whether there is any system for assessing whether the chief commissioner of the...
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the proposed increase in overseas development aid will be spent on (1) nutrition, and (2) agricultural interventions.
    • Police: River Police
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the 40 per cent reduction in the Marine Policy Unit of the Metropolitan Police in April 2013 will have on night-time patrols in the river.
    • Railways: Heathrow Express
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 18 January (WA 161), what agreements have been put in place with Heathrow Express following the expiry of the...
    • Roads: Fatalities
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Air Accident Investigation Branch continues to require closure of the roads around the site of the recent helicopter crash in Vauxhall; when they...
    • Roads: Speed Limits
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of 20 miles per hour speed limits on the safety of children, and what advice they give to local authorities on that...
    • Schools: Life-saving Training
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the adequacy of provision of emergency life-saving training in state schools; and whether they plan to take steps to improve such training.
    • Sudan
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received about the decisions of the African Union Summit, which started on 25 January, on the mechanisms to ensure that the referendum...
    • Vehicles: Semi-trailers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions they have given to Risk Solutions, the contractor appointed to assess the trial of large goods vehicles, about assessing the costs imposed on...