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Business of the House: Clause 9 — Duration of Act (7 Apr 2010)

John Battle: Having served for the past 10 years on the Select Committee on International Development, it is a proud moment for me to say a few words in support of the Bill, which has all-party support. I know that we are at the end of the Parliament and there is a rush to get things through, and I listened carefully to the probing amendments tabled by the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Mr. Leigh), but...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Credit (23 Mar 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what research has been undertaken by his Department on the level of interest rates charged in the (a) legal and (b) illegal home credit market; and what the highest rate of interest charged was in each such case.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Credit (22 Mar 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from (a) consumer bodies and (b) other organisations (i) in support of and (ii) against the introduction of a cap on charges in the home credit market; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: GCSE: Leeds (17 Mar 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what percentage of year 11 pupils at state schools in Leeds city area achieved five or more A* to C GCSEs in each year since 1992; (2) what percentage of year 11 pupils at state schools in Leeds West constituency achieved five or more grade A* to C GCSEs in each year since 1992.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Gcse (12 Mar 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 16-year-olds did not achieve five GCSEs at grades A* to C in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England in 2009.

Business of the House: High Speed Rail (11 Mar 2010)

John Battle: Although I welcome his far-sighted statement, the Minister would expect me to continue to press for the Leeds link, as that city makes the third largest contribution to the United Kingdom's economy. May I ask him to insist that the lines from Birmingham, west and east, are developed simultaneously, to ensure that further economic development west and east of the Pennines is not jeopardised or...

Public Bill Committee: Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 2 (9 Mar 2010)

John Battle: As someone who has not been an overactive participant as regards this Bill, and certainly its predecessor, may I congratulate all those hon. Members who have driven the Bill through the House? We in this House rightly think that it is a great achievement to get a Bill on the statute book, but we sometimes think that that itself is the process. It is important, however, to see the Bill and all...

Written Answers — Olympics: Olympic Games 2012: Yorkshire and the Humber (8 Mar 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will take steps to ensure that sporting venues in (a) Yorkshire and (b) Leeds benefit from expenditure incurred in hosting the London 2012 Olympics.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Zimbabwe (3 Mar 2010)

John Battle: The International Development Committee recently managed to visit Zimbabwe, where it met some women who had reclaimed land that had been destroyed. Those women are growing things on that land again, under a new system of collective agriculture. Can DFID's pioneering work in introducing new methods of agriculture at a local level be used elsewhere in Africa to demonstrate again that the...

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Schools: Playing Fields (22 Feb 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much revenue has accrued from the sale of school playing fields since May 1997; and what area of such fields has been sold in Leeds West constituency in that period.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Leeds (3 Feb 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps she has taken to reduce unemployment in Leeds West constituency amongst young people since 2001; and if she will make a statement; (2) what steps she has taken to reduce levels of long-term unemployment in Leeds West constituency since 2001; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Schools: Leeds (2 Feb 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average (a) revenue and (b) capital expenditure was per (i) primary and (ii) secondary pupil in schools in Leeds local education authority areas (A) in cash terms and (B) at current prices in each year since 1992-93.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Disability Living Allowance: West Yorkshire (27 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the West Yorkshire area were claiming disability living allowance in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services (27 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, columns 848-9W, on Jobcentre Plus: telephone services, what progress has been made in her Department's discussions with the Telephone Helplines Association and mobile telephone companies; what assessment she has made of the merits of automated textback helplines; for what...

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Specialised Diplomas: Yorkshire and the Humber (26 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people are studying for 14 to 19 diplomas in (a) Leeds, West constituency and (b) West Yorkshire in academic year 2009-10.

Written Answers — Treasury: Child Benefit: Complaints (25 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average and (b) longest time taken to resolve a child benefit complaint was in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07, (iii) 2007-08 and (iv) 2008-09.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services (25 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of calls to the tax credits helpline were terminated before being answered by an operator in (a) the month preceding the tax credits renewal deadline and (b) the full year of (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07, (iii) 2007-08 and (iv) 2008-09.

Written Answers — Treasury: Social Security Benefits (25 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the average length of time taken was for (a) all claimant and (b) claimants who are citizens of EU A8 and A2 countries of tax credits who dropped their claim before receiving payment between receipt and dropping of the claim in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07, (iii) 2007-08 and (iv) 2008-09; (2) what proportion of (a) tax credit and (b) child...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Child Care Facilities: Yorkshire and the Humber (25 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of companies in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds and (c) West Yorkshire which provide child care facilities.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Leeds (21 Jan 2010)

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she has taken to reduce levels of unemployment in Leeds, West constituency amongst lone parents since 2001; and if she will make a statement.


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