Written answers
Wednesday, 27 February 2013

  • Communities and Local Government
    • Empty Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with (a) banks and (b) other main mortgage providers on his policies on bringing empty homes back...
    • Food Banks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities in England had food bank collections on their premises on 1 February (a) 2010 and (b) 2013.
    • Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department will take steps against local authorities which do not have a local plan and which possess a continuing...
    • Housing: Older People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has advised local authorities that they are able to differentiate specialist housing for older people...
    • Housing: Older People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what analysis his Department has undertaken on the effect of the community infrastructure levy on specialist housing for older...
    • Mayor of London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the devolution of additional powers to the Mayor of London; and if he will make a statement.
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) other Departments on the single funding pot model of regional...
    • Social Rented Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has taken steps to encourage mortgage holders to allow the leasing of their properties to a third party which is a...
    • Wind Power: Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for wind turbines have been overturned on appeal by the planning inspectorate in (a) Cornwall and...
    • Wind Power: Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for wind turbines have been overturned on appeal by the planning inspectorate in (a) Lancashire...
  • Attorney-General
    • Frances Andrade
      To ask the Attorney-General what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions in respect of the case of Frances Andrade.
    • Frances Andrade
      To ask the Attorney-General what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of the case of Frances Andrade.
  • Northern Ireland
    • Budget March 2013
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential effect of the 2013 Budget on Northern Ireland.
    • National Crime Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations she has received from political parties in Northern Ireland on the operation of the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.
    • National Crime Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the operation of the National Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.
    • National Crime Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what steps she is taking to persuade the Northern Ireland Executive to allow the implementation of the National Crime Agency; (2) what...
  • Wales
    • Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what occupation costs of each type are incurred for each property used by his Department.
    • Food: Waste
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much surplus food was thrown away by his Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
    • Public Appointments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people he appointed to public bodies in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; (i) how many and (ii) what proportion of those appointees were (A) black or...
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory obligations.
  • Home Department
    • Asylum
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average, (b) range and (c) maximum length of time is for which asylum seekers in receipt of section 95 support had been...
    • Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) total floor space and (b) floor space measured in square metres per full-time equivalent post is of properties used by her...
    • Communications Data Bill (Draft)
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the revised Communications Data Bill will be published.
    • Crimestoppers
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to announce allocations of any financial support to Crimestoppers in 2013-14.
    • Entry Clearances: Fees and Charges
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the target time is for refunding visa fees to the public where these are owed by her Department; (2) what estimate she has made...
    • Foreign Workers: Sittingbourne
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many companies in Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency are registered to employ foreign nationals.
    • Foreign Workers: Sittingbourne
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of foreign nationals employed in Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency.
    • Hillsborough Stadium
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on Hillsborough; and what assessment she has...
    • Hillsborough Stadium
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Independent Police Complaints Commission on ensuring a timely conclusion to the Hillsborough...
    • Human Trafficking
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police authority have specific responsibility for tackling human trafficking; and what their names and rank are.
    • Illegal Immigrants: Foreign Workers
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of employers allegedly hiring illegal foreign workers her Department has received in each of the last five years.
    • Immigration Controls
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for further leave to remain under tier 1 immigration remain outstanding (a) four weeks after biometrics were taken, (b)...
    • Means-tested Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what means-tested (a) cash and (b) non-cash benefits are provided by her Department; what the means-testing rules are for each such benefit;...
    • Meetings
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last met the Chief Executive Officer of (a) Serco, (b) Capita and (c) G4S.
    • Metropolitan Police
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last visited New Scotland Yard.
    • National Wildlife Crime Unit
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has had discussions with the Scottish Government on the future of the National Wildlife Crime Unit after March 2013.
    • Offenders: Deportation
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national offenders have left prison and currently reside within the UK awaiting deportation.
    • Overtime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was to the public purse of overtime incurred by staff at the UK Border Agency in 2012.
    • Passports
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports are issued annually by (a) each regional passport office and (b) age range of the applicant; and if she will make a statement.
    • Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many senior members of staff at the (a) UK Border Force, (b) UK Border Agency and (c) Identity and Passport Service she expects will...
    • Police ICT Company
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date she expects the proposed police IT company to be fully operational.
    • Police: Complaints
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the Independent Police Complaints Commission has found against the police since the formation of that body.
    • Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many days of paid sickness leave per individual member of staff are authorised in her Department on an annual basis; (2) what...
    • Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on training and education for civil servants in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.
    • UK Border Force
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what bonus arrangements have been made in respect of the new Director General of UK Border Force.
  • Transport
    • Means-tested Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what means-tested (a) cash and (b) non-cash benefits are provided by his Department; what the means-testing rules are for each such benefit; and how...
    • Pedestrian Crossings: Schools
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many school crossing patrol officers were employed by local authorities in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012; (2) how many school...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) other departments on the single funding pot model of regional spending allocation.
    • Railways: Fares
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to simplify fares across the rail network.
    • Railways: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to requiring train operating companies to compensate passengers for delays of 15 minutes or more.
    • Roads: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps his Department is taking to promote an awareness of road safety amongst school children; (2) how much funding his Department...
    • Roads: Torbay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent representations he has received from Torbay Council on funding for road maintenance; (2) what steps he is taking to enable local...
    • Transport: Merseyside
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been (a) committed and (b) spent by his Department on transport-related expenditure in the Merseyside region in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii)...
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Biofuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Melton of 12 July 2012, Official Report, column 439, on biomass based...
    • Carbon Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 451W, on carbon emissions: industries, when the Government will...
    • Energy Supply
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with consumer groups on the CIBSE Annual Lecture 2012, Will GB's lights stay on and will the gas...
    • Energy Supply
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on the CIBSE Annual Lecture 2012, Will GB's lights stay on and will the gas keep flowing:...
    • Energy: Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Inverclyde on 13 February 2013, Official Report, column 857, which...
    • Energy: Imports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the UK's likely dependence on foreign imports of energy in (a) 2013, (b) 2015 and (c) 2018.
    • Means-tested Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what means-tested (a) cash and (b) non-cash benefits are provided by his Department; what the means-testing rules are for each such...
    • Nuclear Power Stations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to provide early certainty via the Final Investment Decision Enabling Process for shovel ready...
    • Nuclear Power: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the level of the nuclear industry's liability is in the event of a nuclear accident; what criteria are used in setting the level...
  • Treasury
    • Digital Economy Act 2010
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of revenue lost to the Exchequer as a result of the delay in the implementation of the Digital Economy Act 2010.
    • Economic Situation: Birmingham
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the trends in economic activity in Birmingham since 2010.
    • EU Budget
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage increase is in the overall level of administration expenditure agreed at the European Council on 8 February 2013 for the Multi-Annual...
    • Excise Duties: Fuels
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2013, Official Report, column 668W, on excise duties: fuels, what steps his Department is taking to make fuel...
    • Means-Tested Benefits
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what means-tested (a) cash and (b) non-cash benefits are provided by his Department; what the means- testing rules are for each such benefit; and how much...
    • Oil: Prices
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the economic effects of global oil prices.
    • Revenue and Customs
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed in each HM Revenue and Customs office in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the number of staff...
    • Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider introducing new legislative measures to force UK companies to disclose any tax avoidance schemes that could be detrimental to the...
    • Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will use the G8 to secure international agreement on tackling tax avoidance.
    • Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will use the forthcoming G8 conference to secure international agreement on taking action against companies that practice tax avoidance; and if he...
    • Tax Avoidance
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an advanced ruling system for tax avoidance schemes.
    • Taxation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2012, Official Report, column 175W, on tax avoidance, whether HM Revenue and Customs plans to change the way in which...
    • UK Membership of EU
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the UK of withdrawal from the EU; when the last such estimate was made; and what plans he to revise...
    • UK Membership of EU
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the economic benefits of UK membership of the European Union; and what comparative assessment he has made of such...
    • Valuation Office Agency
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when data on the performance of the Valuation Office Agency will next be published; (2) when the next review of the performance of the Valuation...
    • Valuation Office Agency
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a (a) patio, (b) greenhouse, (c) conservatory or (d) permanent treehouse within the curtilage of a domestic dwelling would be taken into account by...
    • Welfare Tax Credits
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what methods applications for tax credits can be made other than online .
  • International Development
    • Alcoholic Drinks
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate she has made of the level of alcohol-related absenteeism in her Department; whether her Department has an (a) internal...
    • Developing Countries: Taxation
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps she is taking following recommendation 8 of the International Development Select Committee report, Tax in Developing...
  • Scotland
    • Government Procurement Card
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2013, Official Report, column 818W, on the Government Procurement Card, how many people attended the dinner; and...
    • Meetings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when a list of meetings held by Ministers in his Department with external organisations will be next published.
    • Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on taxi or car services for (a) Ministers and (b) officials in each financial year since 2010-11.
  • Cabinet Office
    • Alcoholic Drinks
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the level of alcohol-related absenteeism in his Department; whether his Department has an (a) internal alcohol policy and...
    • Average Earnings
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average (a) male and (b) female earnings were in today's prices for each income decile in each of the last 30 years.
    • Digital Technology
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 259W, on digital technology, when he expects assisted digital service providers to be...
    • Dover House
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2013, Official Report, column 934W, on Dover House, whether all members of the Deputy Prime Minister's staff will...
    • Employment: Leisure
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in the UK leisure industry in each of the last 30 years.
    • Internet
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the recent official statistics on internet take-up.
    • Prostate Cancer
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the (a) one and (b) five year survival rates are for men with prostate cancer in each ethnic minority group; (2) how many men of each ethnic...
    • Public Appointments
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people he appointed to public bodies in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; (i) how many and (ii) what proportion of those appointees were (A) black...
    • South West
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which central government bodies have geographical units which purport to represent an area corresponding to Wessex; what the boundaries of each such...
    • Staff
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many members of staff are employed in the Deputy Prime Minister's office.
    • Training
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on training and education for civil servants in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
    • Unemployment: Yorkshire and the Humber
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what reduction in long-term unemployment there has been in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber since May 2010.
    • Wealth
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of national wealth was owned by the richest one per cent of UK residents in each of the last 30 years.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Bahrain
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the findings of the Amnesty International report entitled Bahrain: Freedom has a price: Two years...
    • Bahrain
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the imprisonment of (a) opposition political leaders and...
    • Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support he provided to the recent resolution on universal health coverage at the UN General Assembly.
    • Iran
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department will make a statement on the human rights situation in Iran at the forthcoming session of the UN Human...
    • Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress there has been ahead of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee on the proposed WMD-Free Middle East...
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the position of (a) Russia and (b) China at the United Nations Security Council on...
    • Syria
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is giving to anti-government forces in Syria.
  • Prime Minister
    • Business Advisory Group
      To ask the Prime Minister what criteria he uses to determine membership of the Government's Business Advisory Panel.
    • Cyprus
      To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the election of Nikos Anastiasides as the new President of the Republic of Cyprus; and whether he intends for President Anastiasides to...
    • India
      To ask the Prime Minister whether and with whom he discussed the abolition of the death penalty during his recent visit to India; and which specific cases were raised in any such discussions.
    • Mass Media
      To ask the Prime Minister what meetings (a) he and (b) officials at No 10 Downing Street have held with representatives of the media since the publication by Lord Justice Leveson of his report on...
    • Reserve Forces
      To ask the Prime Minister how many members of staff at No. 10 Downing street have applied to join the armed forces reserves in the last 12 months.
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Air Pollution
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to reduce the annual quantum of emissions to air in the UK of (a) particulates, (b) hexavalent chromium,...
    • Beef: Horse Meat
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what requests for meetings regarding the presence of horsemeat in beef products the Minister of State for Agriculture and...
    • Beef: Horse Meat
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has shared with retailers the names of companies suspected of importing beef that contains horsemeat given to the...
    • Birds: Imports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many captive-bred birds of British species, listed by licence classification, have been imported into England in each of...
    • Dangerous Dogs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 6 February 2013, Official Report, column 16WS, on irresponsible dog...
    • Food Banks
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to collect data on the number of families with children using food banks.
    • Food: Labelling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on food labelling and food provenance policy issues; and if he will make...
    • Horse Meat
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Food Standards Agency about the (a) frequency and (b) results of the testing of gelatine...
    • Livestock: Transport
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his contributions of 13 December 2012, Official Report, column 531, on live animal exports, which companies have...
    • Means-tested Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what means-tested (a) cash and (b) non-cash benefits are provided by his Department; what the means-testing rules are for...
    • Meat Products
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates he has met with representatives of supermarkets to discuss the authenticity of meat products since January 2013.
    • Meat Products
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has asked supermarkets to take to ensure the authenticity of meat products since January 2013.
    • Meat: Contamination
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that adulterated meat can in future be detected in the UK.
    • Meat: Contamination
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the steps being put in place to prevent any further contamination of meat entering the food...
    • Meat: Origin Marking
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what requirement exists for meat and meat products to contain labelling on their nationality if they are sourced from within...
    • Stone: Theft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the theft of Yorkshire stone from heritage sites such as Bolling Hall, Haworth Cemetery and...
  • Women and Equalities
    • Discrimination (2 annotations)
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she plans to take to tackle discrimination on the grounds of age and sex.
    • Females: Employment
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what measures have been put in place by her Department to encourage women to get back into work.
    • Staff
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff were employed by the Government Equalities Office in each of the last five years; and at what grade or pay band such staff were appointed.
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Apprentices: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships in each sector commenced in (a) City of Chester constituency and (b) the north west in each of the last...
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, column 117W, on broadband, what progress he has made on development...
    • Business: Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to lift the burden of red tape from small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.
    • Business: Sittingbourne
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies are registered in Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency.
    • Equal Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the extent to which the employment practice known as the Swedish Derogation is utilised by public...
    • EU Grants and Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that EU transition zone funding is most effectively targeted on local economy priorities.
    • Export Credit Guarantees: Indonesia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2013, Official Report, column 18W, if his Department will disaggregate Indonesia's debt...
    • Groceries Code Adjudicator
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the cost to consumers of the introduction of the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator; and if he...
    • Local Enterprise Partnerships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of Local Enterprise Partnership boards are comprised of representatives of (a) the private sector, (b) the public...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) other departments on the single funding pot model for regional...
  • Justice
    • Electronic Tagging
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what requirements his Department has imposed on the suppliers of the new electronic monitoring contracts, scheduled to commence in April 2013; and when...
    • Electronic Tagging
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget his Department has allocated for electronic tagging from 1 April 2013.
    • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many claimants for employment and support allowance have had their appeals overturned at a tribunal in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) South...
    • Fuels: Smuggling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with other Government departments on the number of custodial sentences handed down for offences relating to fuel smuggling in...
    • Hunting Act 2004
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions have been executed under each category of offence under the provisions of the Hunting Act 2004 in each year since the commencement...
    • Prisoners: Disclosure of Information
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he first became aware of the case of R(M) v Parole Board and Secretary of State for Justice; (2) when he approved the issuing of a statement...
    • Prisons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with respect to HM Prison (a) Cardiff, (b) Forex Bank, (c) Northallerton, (d) Nottingham, (e) Portland, (f) Preston, (g) Rochester, (h) Stone Heath and...
    • Prisons: Arson
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of arson took place in prisons in each of the last five years.
    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he is taking to combat violence in prisons; (2) how many violent incidents have been recorded in prisons in London in each of the last...
    • Prisons: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons have held amnesties for needles used for drug-taking in the last three years.
    • Prisons: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the types of illegal drugs which are being taken intravenously in prisons.
    • Prisons: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department takes (a) disciplinary and (b) other action in respect of prison governors whose prisoners are found to be (i) under the influence...
    • Prisons: Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he intends that his proposed new prison regime will apply equally to male and female prisons.
    • Probation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many probation service staff have been subject to disciplinary action in each year since 2001; and for what reasons; (2) how many probation...
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and at what cost to the public purse.
    • Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department provides to victims to support them in testifying in sexual assault cases, by region.
    • Young Offenders: Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who is responsible for the provision of the educational needs of young offenders in the secure youth estate.
    • Young Offenders: Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who assesses the quality of educational provision for young offenders in the secure youth estate.
    • Young Offenders: Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements are in place for communication and co-operation between his Department and the Department for Education regarding young offenders.
    • Young Offenders: Special Educational Needs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what provision is made for the educational support of young offenders with special educational needs in the secure youth estate.
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Arts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials of her Department are responsible for policy on the creative industries; and if she will make a statement.
    • Arts and Cultural Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment she has made of the effect of reductions in the local government budgets for arts and cultural services (a) in...
    • Arts and Cultural Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) leaders of councils and (b) cabinet members for arts and cultural services following the written...
    • Arts: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent conversations she has had with the Secretary of State for Education about creative subjects in the (a) English...
    • Battle of Waterloo: Anniversaries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans her Department has for commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015.
    • Battle of Waterloo: Anniversaries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she had with the Scottish Government on the commemoration of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if her Department plans to conduct a review of how small and medium-sized enterprises can make better use of broadband.
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to her answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, column 117W, on broadband, what progress has been made with (a) local...
    • Broadband: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the timing of the roll-out of superfast broadband beyond 2015.
    • Broadband: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the criteria used for determining which areas in Wales are...
    • Broadcasting: Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure equality is promoted in the broadcasting industry.
    • Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) total floor space and (b) floor space measured in square metres per full-time equivalent post is of properties used by her...
    • Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the names and locations are of all properties used by officials of her Department; whether those properties are (a) owned by the...
    • Cultural Heritage
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of likely departmental expenditure in the heritage sector in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2015-16 and (d)...
    • Culture: Higher Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she plans to take to encourage greater co-operation between higher education and the culture sector in (a) Liverpool and (b)...
    • Mass Media
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) for what reason her meetings with media executives and journalists and those of her predecessor have not been published since June...
    • Museums and Galleries: Overseas Visitors
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of visits to regional museums and galleries by overseas visitors.
    • Nominet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she took to ensure that the Nominet Consultation was widely advertised in order to receive the views of ordinary business users.
    • Political Parties: Advertising
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what regulations she or her predecessors have made relating to advertising by political parties during election campaigns; and whether...
    • Public Libraries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will undertake a full assessment of the needs of the local population for the services provided by libraries.
    • Richard III
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Government plans to hold a state funeral for King Richard III.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate her Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory...
    • Television and Computers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment she has made of the number of (a) hours of television watched and (b) hours spent using a computer by (i) adults...
    • Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on training and education for civil servants in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if she will make a statement.
    • Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on (a) the Government Car Service and (b) other taxi or car services for ministerial travel in each year...
    • Voluntary Work
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people volunteered to work in (a) theatres, (b) museums, (c) art galleries and (d) national heritage sites in (i) 2008-09, (ii)...
    • World War I: Anniversaries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which events her Department (a) have planned and (b) are planning in Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
    • World War I: Anniversaries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been allocated (a) in total and (b) for events in Scotland for centenary commemorations of the First World War.
  • Work and Pensions
    • Asbestos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on how many deaths per million per annum from asbestos exposure are an acceptable risk for (a) adults and (b) children.
    • Children: Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the length of time it takes between a payment being made by the Child Support Agency and the payment...
    • Community Care Grants: Newham
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many items were awarded in the London Borough of Newham under each category in the community care grant in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...
    • Crisis Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for crisis loans have cited the cessation of contributory-based employment and support allowance as a reason for the...
    • Disability Living Allowance: Hyperkinetic Syndrome
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission research to assess the potential of parent-infant psychotherapy and other early interventions to reduce the cost of...
    • Housing Benefit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2013, Official Report, column 217W, on housing benefit: Scotland, whether there are any indications that...
    • Housing Benefit: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) correspondence and (b) meetings the Secretary of State has had with Scottish Government officials or Ministers on the introduction of...
    • Independent Living Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by the independent living fund in each local authority area in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13 to date.
    • Ingeus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received from employers regarding the work provider Ingeus.
    • Ingeus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received from people in receipt of jobseeker's allowance regarding the service provided by Ingeus.
    • Ingeus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Bassetlaw constituency have been helped into employment by Ingeus since the Work Programme was introduced.
    • Ingeus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many hon. Members have complained to his Department on behalf of a constituent about the Work Programme provider Ingeus to date.
    • Ingeus
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department had with representatives of Ingeus since the Work Programme was introduced.
    • Jobseeker's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Statement to the Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee on the draft Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 2013 on 12 February...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Kingston Upon Hull
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants in Hull have had their benefit sanctioned in each of the last three years; and how many such sanctions...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Preston
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers' allowance claimants in Preston in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012 had their (i) benefit sanctioned and (ii) sanction...
    • Ministerial Policy Advisers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures are in place within his Department to deal with breaches of the code of conduct by special advisers.
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the total amount NHS trusts in England will pay Atos Healthcare for advice and consultation services for the...
    • Personal Independence Payment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with (a) Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, (b) King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (c) Lancashire Care NHS...
    • Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) other Departments on the single funding pot model of regional spending allocation.
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what methods other than online applications for benefits can be made.
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his plans are for phasing the implementation of the benefit cap; and if he will make a statement.
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants (a) have been referred to each of his Department's work placement schemes by Jobcentre Plus, (b) have been referred...
    • Social Security Benefits: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2013, Official Report, column 403W, on social security benefits: Greater London, how many (a) households...
    • Social Security Benefits: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2013, Official Report, column 403W, on social security benefits: Greater London, what criteria were used...
    • Social Security Benefits: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2013, Official Report, column 403W, on social security benefits: Greater London, what criteria he will use...
    • Social Security Benefits: Terrorism
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration he has given to removing entitlement to benefits from those convicted of terrorism charges.
    • Unemployment: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young unemployed people his Department has taken on through the Youth Contract.
    • Universal Credit: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Jobcentre Plus or local authority staff will (a) process universal credit claims, (b) process change of circumstances notifications and...
    • Universal Credit: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the full information technology for universal credit applications will be available for the pathfinders in the North West by April...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on ATOS Work Capability Assessment appeals since April 2012.
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Work programme providers only provide appointments during school hours.
    • Work Programme
      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 how local economic partnerships can work...
    • Work Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider the merits of locating job centre advisors at the premises of Work Programme providers in order to simplify the process of...
    • Work Programme: Lone Parents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy is on whether a lone parent is referred for benefit sanctions for missing a Work programme appointment as a result...
    • Work Programme: Lone Parents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Work programme providers assist lone parents with their childcare arrangements while they are on the Work programme.
  • Health
    • Beef: Horse Meat
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the announcement of the Food Standards Authority of Ireland's results of 15 January 2013, when the first test for horse DNA was...
    • Bexsero
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations he has received on making Bexsero form of the Meningitis B vaccine universally available on the NHS; (2) what estimate he has...
    • Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role strategic clinical networks will have in the commissioning of specialised cancer services.
    • Cancer
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in each strategic health authority area who have received treatment attributable to the Cancer Drugs Fund.
    • Cardiovascular System: Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (a) what progress he has made in developing the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy and (b) when he expects this strategy to be published.
    • Childbirth
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to (a) raise awareness of the problems associated with premature births and (b) ensure that families of premature...
    • Continuing Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the insurance industry on the provision of insurance policies to fund continuing care for the elderly.
    • Continuing Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his statement of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 592, on social care funding, what estimate he has made of the total cost of...
    • Domestic Visits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospitals and (b) GPs' surgeries he has visited in an official capacity in (i) England and (ii) the North East since his appointment as...
    • Heart Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish or place in the Library the self-assessment reports, attachments and appendices that were submitted in spring 2010 to the...
    • Horses: Slaughterhouses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number of animals of each species slaughtered at each UK abattoir licensed to slaughter horses was in each of the last five years.
    • Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to reduce the number of deaths after surgery in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.
    • Maternity Services: Asylum
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the UK Border Agency on facilitating access to maternity care for women in receipt of asylum support; and if he...
    • Phenylbutazone
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people at each (a) gender and (b) age have been admitted to hospital with conditions related to phenylbutazone in each region in the latest...
    • Phenylbutazone
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level the Food Standards Agency recommends as a safe limit for human consumption of phenylbutazone.
  • Education
    • Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what occupation costs of each type are incurred for each property used by his Department.
    • Children: ICT
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of hours children spend on a computer (a) in and (b) out of school per week.
    • Children's Centres: Kingston upon Hull
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Sure Start children's centres closed in (a) Hull and (b) Kingston upon Hull North constituency in each of the last three years.
    • Curriculum
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will incorporate the UK Youth Parliament's Curriculum for Life programme into the National Curriculum.
    • Cycling
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) who his Department's cycling champion is; (2) what progress his Department has made on implementing the Cycle to Work guarantee; (3) whether...
    • Education Act 2002
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made any order under the provisions of section 2 of the Education Act 2002 in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.
    • First Aid: Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has any plans to include the teaching of CPR in schools.
    • Food: Waste
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much surplus food was thrown away by his Department in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012.
    • Means-tested Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what cash and non-cash means-tested benefits are provided by his Department; what the rules are in respect of means-testing for each such benefit; and...
    • Ministers' Private Offices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the floor area is of his private ministerial office.
    • Official Residences
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions he has attended Chevening and Dorneywood in an official capacity in each of the last 12 months.
    • Ofsted
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) which organisation collects data on forced redundancies of Ofsted inspectors; for what reasons Ofsted inspectors can currently be made redundant;...
    • Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many regulations his Department introduced between 1 June 2012 and 31 January 2013; and what the anticipated cost is of each.
    • School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 478W, on School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, what steps he...
    • School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 478W, on School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, what steps he...
    • School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 478W, on School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, what steps he...
    • School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 478W, on School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, what steps he...
    • School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 478W, on School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, what steps he...
    • School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 478W, on School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, if he will take...
    • School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2013, Official Report, column 478W, on School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012, if he will take...
    • School Meals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on guidelines for school meals.
    • Staff
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate his Department's total staffing requirement in full-time equivalent posts for fulfilling its minimum statutory obligations.
    • WNS
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has given any contracts to WNS Management; and under what tendering process any such contracts were awarded.
    • WNS
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what role WNS Management will play in his Department's Review.
    • Young Offenders: Numeracy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the level of numeracy was of those detained in the secure youth estate in the most recent year for which figures are available.
  • House of Lords
    • Alcohol
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings they have held regarding a minimum unit pricing of alcohol with (1) the drinks industry, (2) the Portman Group and the trade associations for the...
    • Armed Forces: Post-service Welfare
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government about ensuring veterans gain priority for housing in Wales.
    • Armed Forces: Post-service Welfare
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to extend the FirstBuy house purchase scheme for veterans to all parts of the United Kingdom.
    • Armed Forces: Type 45 Destroyers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to modifying the design of Type 45 destroyers as an alternative to the Type 26; what capabilities would not be available if they...
    • Bats
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of complying with legislation for the protection of bats; and whether they will arrange for Natural England to issue...
    • Burma
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they provide to non-governmental organisations in Burma working to prevent sexual violence in conflict zones.
    • Burma
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any proposals to European Union partners to ensure stricter enforcement of the European Union arms embargo on Burma.
    • Burma
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Burma regarding the imprisonment of Lanpai Gam.
    • Courts: Disabled People
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they give to HM Courts and Tribunal Service to ensure that buildings used for the purposes of tribunals are accessible to those with disabilities. To...
    • Credit Unions
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for mobile technology to assist the growth of credit unions.
    • Education: Early Years
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of responses they have received from parents regarding their most recent plans for childcare provision.
    • Education: GCSEs
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that the reform of GCSEs will benefit the 58% of all pupils who at present fail to achieve five GCSEs at grade C, including English and maths.
    • Education: Vocabulary Enrichment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the National Curriculum and the framework document published on 7 February, whether they will consider making vocabulary enrichment an overarching...
    • Egypt
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about human rights violations in Egypt; and whether they are having discussions about human rights with the Government of that country.
    • Energy: Nuclear Power
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Ministers were not available to contribute to the BBC File on 4 documentary broadcast on 24 February regarding "Britain's Plutonium Mountain".
    • Environment: Protected Landscapes
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Natural England provided advice on the impact of removing prior approval requirements for communications infrastructure on protected landscapes; and, if...
    • EU: Regulation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are ensuring that key regulatory agencies, including the Environment Agency, are instructed to act in a manner that best alleviates regulatory pressures,...
    • EU: Town and City Twinning
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding was provided by the European Union to United Kingdom towns and cities for the purpose of town twinning in each of the past five years; and whether...
    • Flooding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of flood control at Curry Moor, Somerset.
    • Flooding
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost to farming in the last year for which figures are available of flooding and standing water in low-lying areas in England.
    • Fluoridation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 January (WA 127) about the merits of policies to improve children's dental health, how, in weighing the balance...
    • Fluoridation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 January (WA 127) about the merits of policies to improve children's dental health, how, in weighing the balance...
    • Fluoridation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 7 February 2011 (WA 18) and 16 January 2013 (WA 127), whether, in the light of suggestions of fluoride...
    • Food: Healthy Food
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recent Which? report, A taste for Change? Food Companies Assessed for Action to Enable Healthier Choices, whether they have plans to set clear...
    • Food: Security and Nutrition
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to incorporate nutrition and agriculture into the post-2015 development framework.
    • Food: Security and Nutrition
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of cognitive development, educational outcomes, citizens' empowerment and economic participation in the Post-2015...
    • Gypsies and Travellers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates the Ministerial Working Group on Gypsies and Travellers has met since it published its first report in April 2012; and what decisions have been taken...
    • Habitual Residence Test
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that Jobcentre Plus employees are sufficiently trained to assess whether an individual satisfies the habitual residence test.
    • Habitual Residence Test
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals failed the habitual residence test in each of the past five years; and, of those, how many (1) re-applied, and (2) appealed against the decision.
    • Health: International Classification of Diseases
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the World Health Organization and others about the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases.
    • Health: International Classification of Diseases
      To ask Her Majesty's Government who in the Department of Health is the lead official in respect of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases; and which Minister has...
    • Health: International Classification of Diseases
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the timetable of their representations to the World Health Organization and others about the 11th revision of the International...
    • Health: Respiratory Disease
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve outcomes for patients living with respiratory diseases.
    • Health: Respiratory Disease
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the efficacy of current standard forms of treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
    • Housing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many properties they estimate will be available for council and housing association tenants in Brighton and Hove following their relocation from underoccupied...
    • Housing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) local authorities, and (2) housing associations, about the availability of one- and two-bedroom properties in implementing...
    • Justice: Sentencing
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review sentencing and penal policy, in view of overcrowding in prisons and reductions in the Prison Service budget.
    • Local Government: Finance
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many amended notifications were sent to local authorities in England and Wales in relation to the most recent local government financial settlement; and what...
    • Local Government: Finance
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice or directives have been given to local authorities on their arrangements for the financial audits for 2012-13 and 2013-14; and what steps they have...
    • Mental Health Act 1983
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from the deaths of Black African-Caribbean men detained under the Mental Health Act 1983; and whether any changes have been...
    • National Audit Office
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their proposed timetable for the passage of the Local Audit Bill and the subsequent abolition of the Audit Commission. To ask Her Majesty's Government...
    • National Crime Agency
      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions Home Office Ministers have (1) met, or (2) spoken, with (a) the Northern Ireland Justice Minister, and (b) other Ministers in the Northern...
    • NHS: Patient Mortality
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the death rate among patients over the age of 70 at Basildon and Thurrock General Hospitals NHS Trust in each year since 2008; and how that rate...
    • North Korea
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the consequences of North Korea's decision to carry out a nuclear test on 12 February.
    • North Korea
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they and the international community are taking following North Korea's decision to carry out a nuclear test on 12 February.
    • Overseas Aid
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent forecast in cash terms of United Kingdom expenditure on foreign aid, including that part of it administered by the European Union, for...
    • Pensions
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 4 February (WA 21), whether their impact assessment of ending defined pension benefit contracting out as a result...
    • Police: National Computer
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the event of probation tasks being outsourced, private and third sector providers will be required to pay for data stored on the Police National Computer.
    • Questions for Written Answer
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average time taken to answer Questions for Written Answer in each year since and including 2008.
    • Saudi Arabia (1 annotation)
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom has a prisoner transfer agreement with Saudi Arabia; and, if so, when it was agreed. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United...
    • Schools: Careers Advice
      To ask Her Majesty's Government when academies established before September 2012 will have a duty to secure independent careers advice for their pupils as set out in section 29 of the Education...
    • Telecommunications: Overhead Lines
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether planning rules on the deployment of telecommunications masts or poles can be relaxed in protected landscapes under existing planning legislation.
    • Violence Against Women
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the findings of the Justice Verma Committee on sexual violence against women in India, following the recent gang rape and murder of a...
    • Violence Against Women
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent changes to the law on sexual violence against women in India, introduced following the gang rape of a 23 year-old student...
    • Violence Against Women
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 5 February (WA 54) stating concern about the risk of human trafficking and sexual exploitation of Dalit women...