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Results 1–20 of 3570 for speaker:Lembit Öpik

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Students: Loans (8 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how long on average the Student Loans Company has taken to process an application for a student loan in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: International Baccalaureate (8 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools offer an International Baccalaureate course; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: International Baccalaureate (8 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students enrolled in International Baccalaureate courses were entitled to free school meals in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: National Insurance Contributions (8 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the merits of (a) reducing National Insurance contributions for businesses taking on a graduate employee and (b) providing a National Insurance contribution rebate to businesses with fewer than 50 members of staff in 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.

Business of the House: Clause 1 — General duties of OFCOM (7 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: I understand what the Minister is saying about the nature of the process. Is he aware that in Montgomeryshire, which has many "not spots", there is a general nervousness that the Government have not sought to legislate to guarantee good access to fast broadband across the country? How does his action on this clause interrelate with my efforts to try to get Montgomeryshire on to the...

Business of the House: Clause 1 — General duties of OFCOM (7 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: Am I therefore right to understand that the action that the Minister is taking on this clause does not represent a change of policy from the Government on guaranteeing 2 megabits per second to rural seats? Can I go back to Montgomeryshire and say that despite the fact that he will not press this clause, he will still give an absolute assurance that all the communities and homes in...

Business of the House: Clause 9 — Rates of alcoholic liquor duties (7 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: The Minister will no doubt be aware that the cause of the closure of many pubs is not necessarily taxation, but the behaviour of the pubcos. One thing that his Government could do to reassure the pubs-

Business of the House: Finance Bill (7 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: I apologise for not having been here for the entire debate. Does the hon. Gentleman agree with me that the change in holiday lettings taxation could not only seriously disrupt the potentially lucrative holiday lettings sector in areas where, for example, farmers are seeking to diversify, but force that business abroad? That would be utterly counter-productive, not only for the British economy...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension, Disability and Carers Service: Newcastle upon Tyne (7 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the annual operating cost of the Benefits Agency in Newcastle was in the latest year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: International Baccalaureate (7 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students who completed an International Baccalaureate course did not achieve a diploma in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Health Services (6 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department has allocated for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers returning from active duty to (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Licensing Laws: Music (6 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many licensees of (a) pubs, (b) restaurants and (c) bars (i) applied for and (ii) were (A) granted and (B) refused licences to perform live music in (1) Montgomeryshire and (2) England in each year since 2007; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Licensing Laws: Music (6 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications to vary licences for the provision of regulated entertainment in (a) pubs, (b) restaurants and (c) bars have been made in each year since 2007; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services (6 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average time taken for a call to be answered, (b) average time spent waiting in a call queue, (c) average call duration, (d) number of unanswered calls, (e) average response time for a return call and (f) percentage of calls returned was in call centres operated by HM Revenue and Customs in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010 to date;...

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Music: Primary Education (6 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to encourage the teaching of music in primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Children, Schools and Families: Schools: Cadets (6 Apr 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much Government funding school combined cadet forces have received in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

Amendment of the Law (30 Mar 2010)

Lembit Öpik: The Secretary of State has been talking about 16-to-19 funding, and he may or may not be aware that in my constituency, the local authority is seeking to merge the sixth forms of the six high schools in an effort to save money. Does he have a view on the dangers of ripping out sixth forms to save money, potentially at the cost of education in those rural communities?

Written Answers — Transport: Cycling: Accidents (30 Mar 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cyclists have been (a) injured and (b) killed in road accidents in London in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010 to date; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Accidents (30 Mar 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) collisions and (b) near misses between trains and road vehicles on level crossings have resulted in disruption to rail services in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Transport: Railways: Accidents (30 Mar 2010)

Lembit Öpik: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) drivers and (b) passengers of (i) trains and (ii) vehicles have been (A) injured and (B) killed in collisions on level crossings between trains and road vehicles in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.


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