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Written answers

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

  • Transport

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the administrative cost to the Government of running the national concessionary bus fares scheme has been in each year since its...

    • Christmas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many Christmas functions arranged by his Department and its agencies (a) the then Secretary of State, (b) officials of his Department...

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the change in (a) the average delay time experienced by drivers and (b) levels of carbon emissions resulting...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many staff have (a) been dismissed and (b) had their contract terminated by his Department in each of the last five years; what the...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year for which...

      Departmental Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many employees of his Department were convicted of an offence of fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each year...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions his Department has had with UK companies about tendering to supply technology for the forthcoming hard shoulder running...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements for information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many staff there were in his Department (a) in 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his Department's policy is on payment of the London living wage.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Political Activities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1446W, on party conferences, how much Passenger Focus spent sending...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii)...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on official business...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cars have been impounded in Leeds North West constituency in each year since 2005; and at what cost in each such year.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reasons motorcycles were not included in his Department's research project on the future of urban transport; and if he will make a...

      Motorway Service Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs. Villiers), 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2279W,...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has made any recent assessment of the degree to which the meanings of individual road signs are understood by (a)...

      Road Traffic Control and Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Association of Chief Police Officers, (b) Metropolitan Police and (c) Secretary of...

      Roads: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much his Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on the (i) A11 Fiveways to Thetford improvement, (ii) A14 Ellington to...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the benefit-cost ratios of all road schemes in the targeted programme of improvements (a) were at programme entry and (b) are at...

      Thameslink

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many additional seats will be available for passengers travelling between Bedford and London St. Pancras International stations during...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to review limitations on the size of motors in powered wheelchairs to enable children in hilly areas to use them; and if he...

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many staff of (a) her Office and (b) the Government Olympic Executive have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the legacy for the sport of (a) shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks, (b) badminton at Wembley Arena and (c) rhythmic...

      Olympic Games 2012: Business

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what representations (a) she, (b) the current Olympic Executive and (c) the Olympic Delivery Authority has received from local representatives of devolved...

      Olympic Games 2012: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what representations she has received on the possibility of an increase in human trafficking in the sex industry in relation to the London 2012 Olympics; and...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each year since 2005;...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department on procurement under tender because the tender process had been cancelled prior to the award...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what definition of cleared crimes is used by (a) the Police Service of Northern Ireland and (b) his Department for official figures.

    • Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many offences of (a) murder, (b) manslaughter, (c) grievous bodily harm and (d) rape committed in Northern Ireland in each year...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each year...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 1W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of knife amnesties in Northern Ireland: (2) how many knives were handed in during...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers of each grade have been medically retired in each of the last five years.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers who have been medically retired have appealed against their percentage disablement in each...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland officers who have been medically retired and who have appealed against their percentage disablement...

  • Women and Equality

    • Dignity at Work

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will place a copy of her Office's Dignity at Work strategy in the Library.

    • Dignity at Work

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will place a copy of the Dignity at Work policy of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the Library.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment has been made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

      Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what role (a) the Audit Commission and (b) other public sector inspectorates will play in monitoring public authorities adherence to the duty to...

      Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether the duty to tackle social-economic disadvantage proposed in the Equality Bill will apply to fire and rescue authorities and their targeting of...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what services for rape and sexual abuse counselling there are in Winchester; how much funding has been allocated to refuge and rape crisis centres in...

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many refuges for victims of domestic violence have been opened in the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Leader of the House

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Press Gallery: Catering

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) how much public subsidy has been paid in respect of meals provided in the Press Gallery cafeteria since...

    • Trade Unions: Political Levy

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1212W, on trade unions: political levy,...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Solicitor-General what percentage of postal services provided to the Law Officers' Departments were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal service providers (i) in 2007,...

    • Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Solicitor-General with which providers the Law Officers' Departments held contracts to provide postal services (a) in 2007, (b) in 2008, (c) between 1 January 2009 and 1 July 2009...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many cases of viewing online child abuse images have been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in each of the last five years; what proportion of cases...

  • Wales

    • Steel Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the future of the steel industry in Wales.

    • Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the state of the Welsh economy.

      Youth Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on assisting young people in Wales to find employment; and if he will make a...

      Welsh Defence League

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary for the Home Department on the activities of the Welsh Defence League.

      Cross-border Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the numbers of patients resident in Wales who used acute hospital services in...

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales with reference to the list of Cabinet Ministers in the Cabinet Office publication "List of Ministerial Responsibilities", what assessment he has made of...

      Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the future of broadcasting in Wales.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many first-class flights were taken at public expense by Ministers in his Department in 2008-09.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements for information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the last five...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on measures to reduce the incidence of shoplifting in Wales.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Avebury: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the (a) protection and (b) maintenance of the (i) Avebury and (i) Stonehenge world heritage site.

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of his Department's non-departmental bodies sent representatives to attend each of the party political conferences in 2009.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agency on procurement under tender because the tender process has...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business...

      Government Art Collection: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent attempts his Department has made to reclaim works of art lost from the Government art collection.

      Government: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with local authorities on the Government's proposed sale of public assets.

      Internet: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he plans to take steps to encourage digital distribution in the entertainment industry as a means of tackling internet piracy.

      Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has for the legacy for pistol shooting of the London 2012 Olympic games.

      Public Buildings: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the (a) Tate, (b) British Museum, (c) British Library and (d) British Film Institute will be expected to release from their...

      Television: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to publish the outcome of his Department's consultation on product placement on television programmes.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many convictions there have been of Bassetlaw residents for non-payment of a television licence in the last five years.

      VisitBritain: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many page hits the (a) Visit Britain and (b) Enjoy England website has recorded in each year since its creation.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what visits in an official capacity (a) he and (b) his predecessor made to each UK world heritage site in the last 12 months.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from his Department made in 2008-09; and at what cost.

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b)...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements relating to information technology (a) hardware and...

      Departmental Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 804W, on party conferences, how much each of his...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what national environment campaigns have been undertaken by his Department since 1997; and what the (a) resource, (b)...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 350W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many Marine and Fisheries Agency staff have asked for a transfer to another department in preference to accepting a...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) journalists, (b) television crews, (c) other civilians, (d) officials from his Department and (e) other non-military personnel have...

    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which units down to company level have been deployed to Afghanistan (a) once, (b) twice, (c) three and (d) four or more times since October 2001.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK soldiers have (a) died and (b) suffered injury that has required aeromedivac to the UK, due to improvised explosive devices detonated in...

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many limbs have been lost by UK troops in Helmand Province since 2005.

      Afghanistan: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what effect recent steps taken by Pakistan against al-Qaeda have had on the number of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan; and whether he has made a recent...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the diet provided to troops on active service in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the use of Snatch Land Rovers in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the letter from the Prime Minister to the then Secretary of State of 11 March 2008, reference MSU/10/7/2 serial number 1421/2007, on...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what deployments have been made by each battalion of the infantry since 1997; and what the intervals were between each tour.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of each service is currently deployable for operations overseas.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when an improvement plan to reduce risks at Atomic Weapons Establishment sites will be prepared.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment: Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes in the volume of (a) intermediate and (b) low level radioactive waste held at the Atomic Weapons Establishment are expected to take place...

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for submission of all his Department's proposed planning applications at (a) AWE Aldermaston and (b) AWE Burghfield.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Christmas functions arranged by his Department and its agencies (a) the then Secretary of State, (b) officials of his Department and (c)...

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated size of the defence research budget is in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and (c) cost was of...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which requests for information received by his Department under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in 2008 were (a) classified...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each year since 2005;...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many medals have been received by members of the Gibraltar regiment in respect of service in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan since 2001.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice he received from (a) the Chief of General Staff, (b) operational commanders and (c) other senior Army personnel on the decision to sell...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what offers of helicopters he has received from the private sector in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1469W, on what dates since October 2008 the specialist technical exchanges referred...

      Puma Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the probability of Puma helicopter aircrew surviving crashes of differing severity; and if he will make a statement.

      Reservists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservists are deployed on operations overseas.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army personnel of each rank there were in each year since 1997.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in her Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and (c) cost was of...

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many freedom of information requests under consideration by the Information Commissioner concern information held by her Department; and if she will...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what use her Department makes of electronic auctions when undertaking procurement exercises.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much interns in (a) No. 10 Downing street and (b) the Cabinet Office are paid.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, columns 267-8W, on Operation Miser, if she will place in the Library a copy of her...

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office by what process the trustees of Dorneywood are appointed.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what her most recent estimate is of the number of people eligible to register to vote in (a) local, (b) European and (c) UK parliamentary elections.

      Futurebuilders England

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether she plans to renew the Futurebuilders England Fund Management Ltd. contract on its expiry.

      Government Departments: Taxis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what contracts her Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what information her Department holds on such contracts held by other Government...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many serving Ministers have received requests to give evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry; and if she will make a statement.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials from her Department are seconded to work on the Chilcot Inquiry; and if she will make a statement.

      Lone Parents: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many female lone parents there have been in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many special advisers in the Government are (a) members of the Government Communications Network and (b) primarily involved in the field of...

      Non-Governmental Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what definition of a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation her Department uses.

      Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what concerns the then Cabinet Secretary raised about the appropriateness of Mr Damian McBride's conduct when Mr McBride was a civil servant.

      Smith Institute

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what payments her Department has made to the Smith Institute in the last 36 months.

  • Home Department

    • Acceptable Behaviour Contracts: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been (a) agreed and (b) breached in the London Borough of Bexley in each year since their...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines his Department operates to ensure that veterinary surgeons do not have conflicts of interest under section 6(5) of the...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether project licences issued under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 require the substances or products which may be tested on...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether licensees are required to obtain the specific approval of his Department before testing a particular substance on animals under the...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for project licences under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 he has rejected on the grounds that the...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department issues guidance on the use of live animals for the purposes of training in (a) cervical dislocation and (b)...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bolton South East of 11 November 2003, Official Report, column 232W, on the Home Office,...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps he has taken to reduce levels of antisocial behaviour.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date his Department's qualitative review of anti-social behaviour orders commenced; which matters are being analysed as part of the...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders in each category are in force in relation to residents of (a) Peterborough constituency, (b)...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under the age of 18 years (a) were given and (b) breached an anti-social behaviour order in the London Borough of Bexley in...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he intends to take to implement the automatic issue of parenting orders following the breach of an anti-social behaviour order by...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants have been issued by the UK police and other authorities in respect of nationals of each other EU member...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants followed by extradition have been issued by each EU member state since 2004.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of asylum seekers who will present at the UK Border Agency in Croydon once it becomes the central...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the written ministerial statement of 13 October 2009, Official Report, columns 20-21WS, on asylum, on what grounds he...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers on the list of legacy cases (a) have been granted permission to remain in the United Kingdom and (b) are known to...

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of applications for asylum by former Iraqi locally employed civilians were rejected for having failed to amass 12 months'...

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of former Iraqi locally employed civilians who have applied for asylum in the UK remain outstanding.

      Asylum: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials of the UK Border Agency of each civil service grade are directly employed in making initial decisions on asylum claims.

      Asylum: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 13, on asylum applications, what change there has been to the number...

      Borders: Patrol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vessels were (a) intercepted and (b) boarded by the Royal Navy in UK territorial waters in each of the last 10 years.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Christmas functions organised by his Department and its agencies (a) his predecessor, (b) officials of his Department and (c)...

      Computer Misuse Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many warrants were issued under section 14 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 in the last four years.

      Counter-Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received assistance from the Channel project for vulnerable individuals at risk of extremism since 1 January 2009; how...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent steps he has taken to reduce the incidence of violent crime against people with learning disabilities; (2) what recent...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received following the Court of Appeal judgment on 19 October 2009 on the retention of individual records on...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his latest assessment is of the effectiveness and efficiency of his Department's procurement of technology and equipment.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on overnight accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) officials while overseas in each of the last three years.

      Deportation: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in the West Midlands were deported in 2008.

      Educational Institutions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the last six months on the number of bogus...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many academic staff from each overseas country have applied for visas to (a) work and (b) lecture in the UK in each of the last 12...

      Equipment: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the value of heavy plant and equipment stolen in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Fraud: Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to the development of a password system to reduce the number of crimes which involve bogus doorstep callers.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many identity card readers had been issued as at 1 October 2009.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of applications for an identity card required for the scheme to be wholly funded from...

      Illegal Immigrants: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants were detected at the (a) Hull, (b) Dover, (c) Portsmouth and (d) Southampton port of entry in the last six...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Ministers in his Department approved the issue of the UK immigration service's operational instruction 01/2704, dated 7 July 2004;...

      Immigration: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what requirements there are on travellers below a given age to carry a letter of permission to travel alone; and what steps are taken to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Jonathan Roche.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead dated 13 May 2009 on employment policy and visas.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in the UK who at the time of being sentenced to a term of imprisonment were ordered at the end of that term to be...

      Passports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are employed at the Passport Office in Belfast; and what the operational cost of that office was in the last 12 month period...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received police cautions in the last 12 months.

      Police: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were in post in Doncaster on the most recent date for which figures...

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals are serving prison sentences in England and Wales.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals to enable proceeds of crime recovered in individual police force areas to be used for local community...

      Terrorism: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 9, on Prevent, what his most recent assessment is of the operation of the...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) standard and (b) enhanced checks from the Criminal Records Bureau were outstanding on the latest date for which figures are...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of people seeking registration with the Independent Safeguarding Authority under the vetting...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average he expects it to take for an application for registration under the vetting and barring scheme to be processed by the...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those convicted of (a) killing and (b) abusing children who were (i) known and (ii) not known to the victim had been subject to...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many offenders with records on the violent and sex offender register whose nationality is not British are recorded as residing at a...

      Wickham Research Laboratories: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visits by inspectors of scientific procedures on animals have been made to Wickham Laboratories in the last two years; how long each...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce alcohol-related deaths.

    • Barnet Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests for treatment outside service level agreements were made to Barnet primary care trust in each of the last three years; what estimate was...

      Barnet Primary Care Trust: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Barnet primary care trust spent on pharmaceutical drugs in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Blood: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the scope of the current routine blood test for the purposes of extending it to include testing for levels of B12 serum; and if he will...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr. Lansley) of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 803W, on cancer: diagnosis,...

      Care Quality Commission: Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1268W, on party conferences, how much the Care Quality Commission spent sending...

      Colindeep Lane Clinicenta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the level of clinical activity at the Colindeep lane Clinicenta; what treatments are available at the centre; and how many...

      Dental Services: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust has access to a consultation in public health dentistry.

      Dental Services: Stroud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress is being made in the provision of NHS dentistry in the Stroud area through the dental access programme; and what interest has been...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements relating to information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1261W, on departmental rail travel, how many (a) journeys were paid for and (b)...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since...

      Edgware Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans there are for the improvement of services at Edgware hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Edgware Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make representations to Northwick Park hospital to take up the opportunities open to it for the treatment of its patients at Edgware Community...

      Finchley Memorial Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on plans for the redevelopment of Finchley Memorial hospital.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS body determines the proportion of GP appointments at a practice which may be booked in advance; what guidance his Department has issued on the...

      Health Centres: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on plans for GP-led health centres in Barnet; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 1985W, on health services (overseas residence), what estimate he has made of the (a)...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which countries the UK has bilateral health agreements under paragraphs 4(m) and 4(o) of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors)...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the proportion by value of all medicinal products used which were herbal medicines in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) between 45 and 55, (b) between 55 and 65 and (c) 65 years and over were readmitted to hospital within three days of being...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 85 years and over in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber strategic health...

      Hospitals: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 60 years and over in (a) England and (b) Mid Bedfordshire constituency who had at least one...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people aged (a) 18 years and over, (b) 60 years old and over and (c) 85 years and over who were diagnosed...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on participating in the Total Place initiative with local councils.

      Malnutrition: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many older people had a delayed discharge from hospital as a result of malnutrition in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patient records are held in (a) electronic form and (b) paper form in (i) acute care and (ii) primary care trusts.

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have made a written request to view information in their medical record in each year since 1998; and how many of these requests were...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a breach of the criteria established for the successful introduction of electronic patient records at the end of November 2009 constitutes a...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department has received on the operation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's supplementary advice on...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what medicines which (a) have been appraised and (b) are under appraisal by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's supplementary...

      Medical Treatments: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what ex-gratia payments have been made by his Department to (a) persons adversely affected by thalidomide and (b) other NHS patients who have been...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged over 65 years received services under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in the latest period for which...

      Mentally Ill: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many community treatment orders have been (a) challenged, (b) overturned after a challenge and (c) over-ruled following a second opinion; (2)...

      National Skills Academy for Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many courses the social care skills academy offers; how many enrolments that academy has recorded; and what the cost to the public purse of that...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much local service providers have been paid for the (a) set-up costs and (b) running costs of each of the Lorenzo systems deployed in NHS trusts;...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the highest number of live concurrent users of the Lorenzo software system at NHS Bury (a) at any one time and (b)...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what drugs used in the NHS are known to have teratogenic effects; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the projected lifetime costs are in respect of each contractor under the national programme for IT in the NHS; and how much each such contractor had...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the expenditure on the implementation of the iSOFT Lorenzo care record service at (a) the South Birmingham Primary Care...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department plans to give to NHS trusts to enable them to purchase applications developed through the NHS interoperability toolkit;...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of users expected to be using (a) the Cerner Millennium care records system and (b) the iSOFT Lorenzo care...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospitals have made payments to primary care trusts consequent on a failure to meet a target; which targets were not met; and how much was...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions the Care and Quality Commission has carried out inspections of (a) acute trusts and (b) private healthcare providers to ensure...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) acute trusts and (b) private healthcare providers were found to be compliant with the Care and Quality Commission's...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS targets have been discontinued in each of the last six months.

      Pleural Plaques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people have been diagnosed with pleural plaques in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north-east and (d) England in...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what timetable he has set for his Department's consultation on generic substitution; and what the scope of that consultation will be; (2) what...

      Primary Care Trusts: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to primary care trusts on their expenditure on public relations.

      Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions his Department has had with South London Healthcare NHS Trust about the full closure of the accident and emergency department at...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people identified as disabled by thalidomide are resident in each (a) primary care trust area and (b) local authority area.

      Transplant Surgery: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many overseas organ transplant patients from each country of origin have had transplant surgery in England since (a) March 2009 and (b) August 2009.

  • Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) cautions and (b) fines were imposed for (i) vandalism, (ii) graffiti, (iii) littering, (iv) throwing fireworks into any street or public...

    • Ashwell Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 252W, on Ashwell prison; when he plans to publish the report of the investigation into...

      Cautions: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) cautions were given and (b) fines were imposed for offences of (i) vandalism, (ii) littering and (iii) antisocial behaviour in Mid...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many care applications have been issued in (a) Doncaster, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England in (i) the last quarter for which figures are available...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) breach rate of community sentences and (b) imprisonment rate of those who breached community sentences was in the latest period for which...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) convicted of and (b) cautioned in relation to a criminal offence in each year since 1989.

      Crimes Against Humanity: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the prosecution of (a) genocide and (b) war crimes in UK courts.

      Debt Management Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the self regulation of debt management schemes in protecting those who are in financial...

      Defamation: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to seek to reduce the incidence of publication of defamatory material on the internet.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Ethnic Minority Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase numbers of applications from people from ethnic minorities for posts in his Department.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each year since 2005;...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of postal services for his Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal service providers (i) in...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender process was cancelled prior to...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department and its predecessor spent on first class rail travel for officials in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government...

      Election Day: Weekend Voting Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish his response to the Election Day: Weekend Voting consultation.

      Forced Marriage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are being taken to increase the number of forced marriage cases which are prosecuted.

      Garth Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his most recent assessment is of progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the recent report on HM Prison Garth; (2) when he...

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in what (a) print and (b) on-line publications recruitment advertisements for ordinary members of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority...

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether (a) travel, (b) subsistence and (c) overnight accommodation expenses may be claimed by Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)...

      Injunctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will direct HM Courts Service to record the number of injunctive orders granted by the courts which provide that the existence of the injunction...

      Lands Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) fee income and (b) full cost was of Lands Tribunal services relating to (i) rating appeals, (ii) land compensation references, (iii)...

      Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to respond to the Reunite report entitled Relocation which was funded by his Department and published in July 2009.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many jobs have been (a) lost and (b) created at magistrates courts as a result of restructuring in 2009-10.

      Magistrates Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1373W, on magistrates courts: closures, how many magistrates' courts opened in each...

      Magistrates Courts: Haverfordwest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court have received notification in the last three months that their positions may be relocated.

      Money for Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance entitled Money for Ministers-An Introduction to Finance in the Ministry of Justice...

      National Offender Management Service: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2266W, on prisons: manpower, what the offences were for which the prison service...

      National Offender Management Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what efficiencies he expects the National Offender Management Service to achieve in the next three years.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely level of expenditure on the National Probation Service in the next five years.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the year-on-year change in expenditure on the Probation Service has been in each of the last 15 years.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff were employed in the Probation Service in each of the last 15 years.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with representatives of probation officers on staffing levels in the probation service.

      Offenders: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information on the dependent children of prisoners is held on the C-NOMIS database.

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have received the maximum sentence of four years custody for possession of a knife.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to improve prison conditions.

      Prison Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice at which prisons there has been (a) a change of governor and (b) the introduction of an acting governor for one month or more in each of the last five...

      Prison: Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison staff have been suspended following allegations of the possession of (a) illegal drugs and (b) illicit mobile telephones or SIM cards...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have escaped while being transferred between prisons in each month of the last five years.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have (a) escaped from custody and (b) been returned to custody having escaped in the each month of the last five years.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the size of the prison population; and what estimate he has made of the number of prison places in each of the next...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been released in error as a result of (a) mistaken identity and (b) other errors in each of the last 12 years. [Official...

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been transferred from prisons in England or Wales to Northern Ireland to serve out remaining sentences in each year since 2005.

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were transferred between prisons in Northern Ireland and (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers from England and Wales have been (a) transferred permanently to and (b) seconded to prisons in Northern Ireland in each year...

      Prisoners' Transfers: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of using (a) boats, (b) commercial flights and (c) private flights to transfer prisoners to prisons on the Isle of Wight in each of...

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 2063W, on treatment programmes, what the disaggregated figures for (a)...

      Prisoners: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners sentenced to a jail term of six months served (a) six months, (b) three months or less and (c) six weeks or less of that sentence...

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners have been involved in incidents of disorder of each type in each year since 1997; (2) how many prisoners at each prison were...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the recommendations of the Blakey Review into disrupting the supply of illegal drugs into prisons have been implemented fully; when he...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many instances of drug abuse were reported in each prison in England in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects the Patel Report on prison drug treatment to be published.

      Prisons: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 53-4WS, on temporary transfer of prisoners prior to...

      Prisons: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 53-54WS, on temporary transfer of prisoners prior to...

      Prisons: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 53-54WS, on temporary transfer of prisoners prior to...

      Prisons: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 53-54WS, on temporary transfer of prisoners prior to...

      Prisons: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made as to the number of (a) former prison workers and (b) former prisoners who retained passes or keys to prison premises on...

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what tests were carried out on the soil of the former Dynamex site at Caernarfon to assess its suitability as a location for a prison; (2)...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what services probation staff are to be required to deliver in order to meet efficiency requirements.

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (1) qualified probation officers there were in (a) West Mercia and (b) England in each year since 1997; what the equivalent figures are...

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) managerial staff, (b) qualified probation officers and (c) other staff there have been in the Probation Service in each of the last...

      Probation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the proposed budget for West Mercia Probation Service is for 2010-11.

      Probation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the planned budget of the Probation Service is for each of the next three years; (2) what his proposed budget for each region of the...

      Probation: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) managers, (b) qualified probation officers and (c) unqualified probation officers there are in the West Mercia Probation Service.

      Probation: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many qualified probation officers there are in the Probation Service.

      Probation: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent staff the Probation Service employed in each of the last five financial years; and what estimate he has made of the number...

      Probation: National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what targets he has set for the (a) Probation Service and (b) National Offender Management Service for efficiency savings in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) each...

      Public Sector: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria apply to public bodies in determining whether a document (a) has been identified as being available for re-use and (b) is available for...

      Public Sector: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Minister has responsibility for the (a) release and (b) re-use of public sector data.

      Re-offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders supervised under level 1 multi-agency public protection arrangements have reoffended in each of the last five years.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the merits of applying community sentencing to people aged under 17 years.

      Supreme Court: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of opening the Supreme Court.

      Supreme Court: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many visitors the Supreme Court website has received in the last two months.

      Tax Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) corporate tax and (b) other tax cases were heard by the Tax Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal and its predecessor in each financial year...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in Leeds, North West constituency were prosecuted for not having a television licence in each of the last three years.

      Women's Prisons: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much on average it cost to maintain a place in a women's prison in each of the last three years.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what further steps he is taking to involve the Prince's Trust in working with young offenders in custody.

      Young Offenders: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding the Government has provided to youth offending teams in each of the last five financial years.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Badman Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the report of the Badman review of secondary education in Gloucestershire was made available to Gloucestershire local...

    • CAFCASS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many temporary and agency workers the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has employed since April 2008;...

      Children: Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what sanctions are planned to apply to parents whose children breach an anti-social behaviour order.

      Children: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what initiatives his Department and its predecessors have promoted in support of Resolution 47, on International Decade for...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what percentage of children have been living in households with below 60 per cent. of (a) contemporary and...

      Children's Commissioner for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what official engagements the Children's Commissioner for England has undertaken since January 2008.

      Children's Commissioner for England: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) reports and (b) research (i) the Children's Commissioner for England and (ii) 11 Million have published in the last...

      Class Sizes: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Peterborough was on the latest date for which figures...

      Departmental Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to Table 8.4 of his Department's Annual Report 2009, pages 175-76, which programmes and allocations have been...

      Education: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what resources per head were allocated to (a) the Young Offender Institution estate and (b) Reading Young Offender Institution...

      Faith Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what grants his Department has made to independent faith schools in the last 12 months.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) ineligible for free school meals did not sit GCSE examinations in five or more subjects in...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in receipt of free school meals achieved five GCSEs, including a science, mathematics, English and history in (a)...

      Schools: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) comprehensive, (b) maintained and (c) independent schools had an operational combined cadet force in (i) 2005,...

      Schools: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) comprehensive school and (b) maintained school pupils were members of their school's Combined Cadet Force in (i)...

      Schools: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will include lessons on body confidence in the national curriculum at key stages 2 and 3.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which (a) primary maintained, (b) secondary maintained and (c) special schools were classified by Ofsted as having (i)...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1730-1W, on special educational needs, how many pupils in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many letters his Department has written to head teachers on special educational needs in the last 12 months; and if he will...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2117W, on special educational needs: pupil exclusions, how...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to answer question (a) 256860, (b) 258648 and (c) 260486 on special educational needs, tabled on 26 February, 20...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the level of carbon dioxide emissions per head is for each Government office region in each of the last five years.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential of use of biochar to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and if he will make a statement.

      Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for which aspects of the Government's contribution to commitments agreed at the International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meetings...

      Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has made on ensuring that a forthcoming climate change agreement is consistent with the Government's...

      Departmental Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on hotel bills in 2008-09.

      Energy: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to take steps to encourage voltage optimisation on the Government estate.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the average capital cost of supplying a domestic property with energy generated by (a) wind power...

      Fuel Poverty: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London Borough of Bexley in fuel...

      Green Communities Challenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to implement a green communities challenge; when it will be introduced; and how it will operate.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many former mine workers in (a) Don Valley, (b) Doncaster and (c) South Yorkshire have received payments under the coal miners...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of total national energy output his Department expects new nuclear plants to generate in the next 20 years.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the total national energy output nuclear power stations contributed in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Renewable Energy: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure effective technology transfer to enable (a) Bangladesh, (b) Ethiopia, (c) India, (d)...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the implementation of the Warm Front scheme in the North West;...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what services the Audit Commission has provided for the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenant Services Authority in...

    • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless children aged 16 years and under were accommodated in bed and breakfast accommodation provided by local...

      Business Improvement Districts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether an improvement in the environment due to expenditure and activity undertaken by a business improvement district is...

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 479W, on community relations, if he will provide a breakdown...

      Council Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on their powers to (a) evict unruly tenants and (b) take action...

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what decent homes standard applies to local authority tenants.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b)...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) salary band and (b) area of responsibility is of each of the full-time equivalent staff members employed in his...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of postal services for his Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 1 September 2009, Official Report,...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) on security for (a) undeveloped, (b) unsold and (c) other...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many first-time house buyers there have been in each year since 1996.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department have responsibility for (a) the mortgage rescue scheme, (b) the...

      Housing: Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many inspections of domestic oil tanks were undertaken to determine whether they had been installed in conformity with the...

      Housing: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints relating to (a) shared home ownership, (b) antisocial behaviour, (c) repairs, (d) social housing...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the (a) methodology and (b) underlying data used in the calculation of the efficiency values...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the calculation of the efficiency values attributed to heat pumps in the draft Standard Assessment Procedure 2009...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding for (a) Decent Homes, (b) Kick Start, (c) housing capital allocations and (d) other housing capital schemes...

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deaths have resulted from domestic fires in each of the last 10 years; and what assessment his Department has made of...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made establishing a community land trust at Cashes Green in Stroud; and what discussions he has had on...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many community land trusts are in operation; where each is located; how many houses each has built; and how long each trust...

      Land Restoration Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessors have given to...

      Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the extension of the Joint Statement on Access to Skills, Trade Unions and Advice in Government...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of the 2010 non-domestic rate revaluation on the level of revenue raised from...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the (a) small firm and (b) standard business rate multiplier in 2010-11 in (i) England...

      Seaside and Country Homes Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many tenants moved to each local authority area under the Seaside and Country Homes scheme in each of the last three years.

      Social Rented Housing: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the performance of Barnet Homes in delivering the decent homes initiative; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides on requirements for (a) heating systems, (b) double glazing and (c) security of front...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much he expects to be spent on Supporting People grants for women at risk of domestic violence in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was allocated by his Department via Supporting People grants to (a) women at risk of domestic violence, (b) people...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities received funding via the Supporting People programme for expenditure on services for women at risk of...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in each client group received a Supporting People grant in each of the last four quarters for which figures are...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Africa: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the state of relations between the UK and each country in North Africa.

    • Anti-Semitism: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on levels of anti-Semitism in (a) Ukraine, (b) Latvia and (c) Estonia...

      Departmenal Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of postal services for his Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of postal services provided for his Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008,...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from his Department made in 2008-09; and at what cost.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b)...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on advertising and publicity in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants of each grade have been seconded from his Department to (a) the private sector, (b) non-governmental...

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to Governments of Arab states to secure the release of Gilad Shalit.

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with human rights organisations on Gilad Shalit since July 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the Arab League on Gilad Shalit.

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he, (b) ministerial colleagues and (c) officials of (i) his Department and (ii) other Government Departments have...

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens he expects will leave India as a result of his Department's recent advice to them to consider doing...

      International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Government is providing to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR); and whether he...

      Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Iraqi locally employed civilians have been killed by militias in Iraq.

      Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many former Iraqi locally employed civilians have (a) accepted financial payments from the UK Government and (b) had their...

      Iraq: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many former Iraqi locally employed civilians have been granted asylum in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: EC Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on a framework agreement between the EU and Libya; and if he will...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of human rights organisations on the persecution of Christians in (a)...

      Rwanda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking with (a) other donor countries and (b) the Rwandan government to ensure that the...

      Western Sahara: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with his Moroccan counterpart on mine clearance in the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government plans to take to encourage co-operation between the governing parties in Zimbabwe.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Better Off In Work Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans she has for the future of the Better Off in Work credit; (2) how many people have received a better off in work credit since...

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Child Support Agency will respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Canterbury of 31 July and 18 September 2009 on the case of...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff have been moved from the Child Support Agency to other posts within her Department, its agencies and its non-departmental bodies...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many reported assaults of each type there were on staff of (a) her Department and (b) each of her Department's agencies in 2008-09.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loan decision makers were in post in each of the last 24 months; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of invoices from suppliers her Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in her Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to her Department in each year...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in her Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average time to answer a call, (b) average waiting time for a client during a call, (c) percentage of calls dropped or not...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether an assessment has been made of the level of failure demand in call centres run by her Department and each of its agencies.

      DirectGov: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the advertising, public relations, publicity and marketing budget for DirectGov (a) was in 2007-08, (b) was in 2008-09 and (c) is in...

      Elektron Instruments: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance her Department is giving to employees at risk of redundancy at Elektron Instruments Limited in Torquay.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been in receipt of a training allowance (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) in each month of the last two years.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made towards fulfilling the guarantee that any person moving from welfare into work will be better off.

      Employment Schemes: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the clients who have participated in the (a) Project Search and (b) Getting a Life programmes have achieved...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent guidance has been issued to staff at Jobcentre Plus on assisting people diagnosed with autism into work; and if she will make a...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she is taking to help people diagnosed with autism into employment; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what studies her Department has undertaken on changes in the household income of lone parents who move into work over the five year period...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) local authorities, (b) social enterprises and (c) other third sector providers have (i) applied and (ii) qualified for...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs in culture and creative industries have been created through the Future Jobs Fund since its inception; and what the average (a)...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional funding streams were included in each successful bid proposal under the Future Jobs Fund.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) 18 to 24 years olds and (b) people living in deprived areas have participated in Future Jobs Fund jobs in each month since...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many organisations which have been successful in bids under the Future Jobs Fund are from the (a) public, (b) private and (c)...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proposals each successful bid under the Future Jobs Fund programme made on the improvement of the long-term employability of each participant.

      Housing Benefit: Selby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of housing benefit in Selby constituency on the latest date for which information is available.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency have been...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when her Department introduced (a) mandatory Pathways to Work interviews and (b) new work capability assessments for existing incapacity...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average clearance time for the processing of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance claims has been...

      Income Support: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the number of grandparents who receive income support allowance in respect of their grandchildren.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Jobcentre Plus offices closed in each of the last six years are under consideration for reopening; and if she will make a statement.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus staff were employed in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, broken down by smallest possible local authority level in...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training is provided to Jobcentre Plus staff to ensure autistic service users receive fair access to their services; and what measures are...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to secure employment for those in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Coventry.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 160W, on jobseeker's allowance: employment schemes, how many and what...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps Jobcentre Plus takes to provide access to work experience for jobseeker's allowance claimants aged (a) between 16 and 24 years and...

      Jobseekers Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people under 24 years old claiming jobseeker's allowance who have (a) never worked, (b) never had...

      Local Employment Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she expects local employment partnerships to take to support (a) older workers, (b) those with mental health disorders, (c) those...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average excess payment is to claimants of local housing allowance.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she intends to reply to the letter to her dated 29 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs....

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to reply to the letter of 21 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr C. Wilcock.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to reply to the letter of 15 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. P. Newton.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to ensure the local relevance of help and advice given to jobseekers under the Flexible New Deal programme;...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps are being taken under the Flexible New Deal programme to get people into work lasting 12 months or more; and if she will make a...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been unemployed for 12 months or more and who have not been referred to the...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been referred to the flexible New Deal scheme since 6 October 2009.

      New Deal Schemes: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 18 and 24 years old resident in Mid Bedfordshire constituency have received assistance under the New Deal since...

      New Deal Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 18 year olds with a previous history of not being in employment, education or training entered the New Deal early on a (a) voluntary...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many occupational pension schemes have been fully wound up since 1997; how many are in the process of winding up; and what the size of the...

      Pension Credit: Selby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of pension credit in Selby constituency on the latest date for which information is available.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of pensioners have been living in absolute poverty in (a) the North East and (b) the UK in each year since 2006.

      Self-employed: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what additional funding has been allocated to the provision of self-employment support under the six month offer; (2) what (a) grants...

      Self-employed: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received self- employment credit in each month since April 2009.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the average unit cost of (a) job broking and (b) benefit processing for (i) incapacity benefit, (ii)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support and (c) incapacity benefit in (i) England and (ii) North East...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the cost to her Department of changing its main benefit claim 0845 telephone numbers to 0300 numbers.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming (a) incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) income support have been...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research her Department has undertaken on couples known as Living Apart Together and its effect on (a) numbers of benefit claims, (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many convictions for benefits fraud there have been in the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received Upfront benefit costs in London since the provision was introduced.

      Social Security Benefits: Inverness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency there were in receipt of each type of benefit in 2008.

      Social Security Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 18 to 21 year-olds in England and Wales received benefits in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Tribunals Services: Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding has been allocated to the Tribunals Service to process employment support allowance appeals in 2009-10; and how much has been...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former claimants of jobseeker's allowance have moved on to (a) pension credit, (b) a training allowance, (c) the self employment...

      Unemployment: Coatbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps her Department has taken to reduce levels of unemployment in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency.

      Unemployment: Coatbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps her Department has taken to assist unemployed people seeking work-related training and education in Coatbridge, Chryston and...

      Vacancies: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were notified to Chelmsford Jobcentre Plus in each of the last six months for which figures are available.

      Vetting: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations she has received on the effect on the employment prospects of young jobseekers of spent convictions for minor...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people taking up the offer of a volunteering placement under her Department's Six Month Offer in...

      Work Emergency Discretion Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received funding from the Work Emergency Discretion Fund since it became available nationwide.

      Work Experience: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 18 to 24 year old jobseekers in each region completed a work experience placement in each of the last 24 months.

      Working Hours: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will extend the pilot policy to allow up to 16 hours work by lone parents in receipt of the national minimum wage to be disregarded in...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to respond to (a) Question 295491, on funding from the Growth Fund, and (b) Question 295848, on the Birmingham City Council...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made a recent estimate of the cost to non-governmental organisations and charities employing aid workers overseas of air passenger duty paid...

    • Bank Services: Interest Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an assessment of the effects on the economy of the rates of interest applied to current accounts at (a) Lloyds Banking Group, (b) RBS,...

      Business: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the amount spent by UK businesses on business interruption insurance in each of the last 10 financial years.

      Child Trust Fund: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in respect of how many children child trust fund payments have been made in (a) each constituency in Wales and (b) each council ward in the Vale of Clwyd.

      Christmas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Climate Change: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the evidential basis was for the Prime Minister's statement at the Major Economics Forum on 19 October 2009, that the economic cost of failure to avoid...

      Construction Industry Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of people registered with the Construction Industry Scheme who are unemployed.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender process has been cancelled prior...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of electronic auctions when undertaking procurement exercises.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on (a) Ministerial photoshoots and (b) production of videos in which Ministers appear in the last three years.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average time to answer a call, (b) average waiting time for a member of the public during a call, (c) percentage of calls dropped or not...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had on criteria for compensation of Equitable Life policyholders.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) Sir John Chadwick on the likely timetable for payment of compensation to...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had on the progress of Sir John Chadwick's work on an ex-gratia payment scheme for Equitable Life policyholders.

      EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons an impact assessment was not produced for the implementation of the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what rate individuals paying the 50 per cent. income tax rate, who donate to charities, will be eligible to claim back via gift aid.

      Government Air Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which company has obtained the framework agreement for the Government air programme; and what is the monetary value of the agreement.

      Government: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish at the time of the Pre-Budget Report a full list of Government assets planned to be sold.

      Government: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what evidential basis the estimate that sale of Government assets is expected to raise £16 billion between 2011 and 2014 was made.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the level of failure demand in call centres run by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Job Creation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1510W, on job creation, what methodology will be used to assess whether 100,000 new jobs have...

      Job Creation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the number of full-time equivalent net jobs which have been created due to Government's stimulus measures; and...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average income was in (a) Vale of Clwyd and (b) each region in each of the last 20 years.

      Playing Fields: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received representations on the likely effect on numbers of playing fields of the implementation of the Government's policy on asset sales;...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the content was of (a) correspondence sent by and (b) other communications made by (i) him and (ii) the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the First...

      Research and Development Tax Credits Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes there have been in the application of the rules for the Research and Development Tax Credits Scheme in the last 18 months; and if he will make...

      Revenue and Customs: Repayment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for the Vale of York (Miss Anne McIntosh) of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 275W, on Revenue and...

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer within what timescale HM Revenue and Customs is expected to have recovered outstanding liabilities for (a) value added tax and (b) other taxes.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals received retrospective tax demands as a result of the (a) Finance Act 1987 and (b) Finance Act 2008.

      Thalidomide Trust

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government received a request from the Thalidomide Trust in 1996 for the granting of tax rebates for victims of thalidomide receiving payments...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the retail industry of the return of the rate of value added tax to 17.5 per cent.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent assessment is of the effect on retail prices of the return of the rate of value added tax to 17.5 per cent.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Selby

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families were in receipt of working families tax credit in Selby constituency on the latest date for which information is available.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of projects in Herefordshire undertaken by Advantage West...

    • British-Israel Research and Academic Exchange

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK-based academics have participated in the British-Israel Research and Academic Exchange (BIRAX) scheme...

      Business Premises: Regeneration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) commercial and (b) light industrial building space has been (i) constructed or (ii) recovered through...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has allocated additional funding to (a) Business Link, (b) Flexible Support for Business and...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what information his Department holds on the rates of interest charged by lenders on the repayment of loans...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Improving Your Resource Efficiency Scheme; and how...

      Business: North West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many loans had been granted under the small business loan guarantee scheme to businesses in (a) Chorley, (b)...

      Capital for Enterprise Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for funding from the Capital for Enterprise Fund have been rejected to date.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b)...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many external consultants work for his Department.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost was of maintaining his Department's website in 2008-09; and what forecast he has made of the cost of...

      Departmental Records

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department holds records of the efficiency of central public sector bodies in paying their invoices within...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by (i) car, (ii)...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills by what means his Department informed the (a) Confederation of British Industry, (b) Engineering Employers...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to inform (a) the Trades Union Congress, (b) Unite, (c) Unison, (d) the GMB,...

      Employment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what sectors are included in his Department's definition of green jobs.

      Furniture: Foam

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) representations he has received and (b) contact he has had with the Office of Fair Trading on trends in the...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the performance of further education colleges in providing higher...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of students who complete a higher education qualification at a...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of students in further education colleges were studying for a (a) Bachelor of Arts...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of students studying for higher education qualifications at further education colleges was studying...

      GCSE and GCE A-Level: Young Offenders

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 342W, on GCSE and GCE A-level: young offenders,...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution his Department is making to the programme of consumer engagement on genetic modification being...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many higher education students have been studying in further education colleges in each of the last 10 years.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many foundation degrees in each subject have been awarded in each year since they began, broken down by subject area.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of students studying for higher education qualifications in further education colleges had previously...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the Strategic Investment Fund he plans to allocate to skills training and higher education.

      Higher Education: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the cost per student of a course leading to a higher education qualification in...

      Job Creation: Young People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many new jobs for young people his Department expects to be created in each of the next five years.

      Manufacturing Industries: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what incentives are available to manufacturers in the West Midlands to use recycled materials.

      Monitor Group

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any Minister or official in his Department and its predecessors has had (a) meetings, (b) communications and...

      National Federation of Sub Postmasters: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding Royal Mail has contributed to the National Federation of Sub Postmasters in (a) 2006-07, (b)...

      North West Development Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 657W, on the North West Development Agency: public...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Secretary of State has requested the use of an official residence.

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to enable the Post Office to provide banking services.

      Redundancy: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on the rate of staff (a) voluntary and involuntary redundancies and (b)...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many commercial customers Royal Mail has had in (a) each of the last six financial years and (b) in 2009-10 to date.

      Shareholder Executive: Olympic Games

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Shareholder Executive employees attended the Beijing Olympics in an official capacity.

      Small Businesses: Sussex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department is providing to small and medium-sized businesses in (a) Mid Sussex constituency and (b)...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which applicants have received funding from the Technology Strategy Board's £72 million spending on innovative...

  • House of Lords

    • Anglo-US Extradition Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the operation of the Anglo-United States extradition treaty will be reviewed.

    • Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the resident population of the City of Manchester who are of working age were in receipt of incapacity benefit in each year since 2000.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in each constituency in Greater Manchester were in receipt of (a) pension credit, and (b) working tax credit, in each of the past five years.

      Child Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people used the child maintenance options service in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the operational improvement plan of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

      Child Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to prevent an increase in child poverty resulting from a rise in unemployment affecting households in which neither parent has a job.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rate of complaints received by the Child Support Agency and the average time taken to resolve investigations into complaints.

      Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill does not contain provisions relating to the right to travel and the procedures for issuing passports; and why...

      Courts: Family Cases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how, in allowing the media access to the written evidence and substance of cases in the family courts, they have sought to protect the confidentiality of doctors...

      Courts: Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation whereby debtors who were subject to bailiff action and subsequently filed a complaint against the bailiffs using...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ease of purchasing property in Northern Cyprus which was previously registered in the names of Turkish Cypriots or other...

      Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and its predecessors spent on consultants in each of the last three years; and who are the top six...

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision is in place for children and adults with special educational needs who want to enter tertiary education.

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps with registered political parties to ensure the election communications delivered free to each elector are sent to military personnel...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the amount or estimated amount of the United Kingdom's net contribution to the European Union's budget before and after the UK's rebate for each of the...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their forecasts for the United Kingdom's gross contributions to the European Union budget (a) on a year-by-year basis, and (b) in total during the current...

      EU: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Myners on 27 October (HL Deb, col 1095) stating that "some 3.5 million jobs in Britain are directly attributable to our membership of...

      Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations are being undertaken to establish the level of drawback fraud and the use of tax warehousing facilities in member states of the European Union....

      Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle insurance fraud. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the reported increase in cases of insurance...

      Government Initiatives: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which initiatives by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its agencies were advertised in each of the past five years; how much was spent on each; and which...

      Government of Wales Act 2006

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legislative competence orders and Acts of Parliament containing powers for the National Assembly for Wales to make Assembly Measures under the Government...

      Government: 30-year Rule

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to give effect to the recommendations of the review of the 30-year rule; and, if so, how.

      Health: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 2 November (WA 11—12) concerning payments received and made by the United Kingdom from and to...

      Health: vCJD

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the additional costs to the coroners service of testing for vCJD.

      Housing: Move-on

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will facilitate the provision of move-on accommodation by housing associations and local authorities for residents of hostels, foyers and supported...

      Licensing: Live Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are (a) the terms of reference of, and (b) the timescale for, the proposed consultation on an entertainment licensing exemption for live music. To ask Her...

      Local Government: London Boroughs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what alternative options for governance structures, including elected mayors, designated leaders and appointed lead members, will be available to London boroughs...

      Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in order to allow independent nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers to access the whole of the...

      National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Ministerial Committee on National Security, International Relations and Development has met. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the...

      National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Sub-Committee on Afghanistan and Pakistan of the Ministerial Committee on National Security, International Relations and Development was formed; and how...

      National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the sub-committee on Intelligence of the Ministerial Committee on National Security, International Relations and Development was formed; and how often it has met.

      Office of Cyber Security: Cyber Security Operations Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (a) funding, and (b) resources, including staff numbers, have been allocated to (1) the Office of Cyber Security, and (2) the Cyber Security Operations Centre.

      Olympic Games 2010: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is each department's budgeted expenditure for the London Olympic Games in 2012.

      Olympic Games 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed by the Government Olympic Executive (GOE); how many GOE employees will be present in Vancouver for part or all of the 2010 Winter...

      Parliamentary Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 3 November (WA 49—50), what is the estimated cost of a full review of parliamentary constituencies in the...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many passports have been issued by the Belfast branch of the Identity and Passport Service in each year since 2001.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to increase the number of places available in safe accommodation to victims of human trafficking.

      Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners were held in prisons in England and Wales on 31 May in each of the past 12 years for which figures are available.

      Prisons: Grendon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the approach to rehabilitation work with prisoners at HM Prison Grendon is not affected by new public expenditure...

      Spain: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken in response to the petition delivered to No 10 Downing Street on 12 March by Suzanne Wyatt concerning United Kingdom citizens who have...

      Spain: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Spain about the level of compensation paid to United Kingdom citizens for properties nationalised under...

      Spain: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of properties owned by United Kingdom citizens in Spain which may be demolished following the revocation of planning...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to get both parents in low-income families into work, in the light of the level of unemployment.

      Vehicles: Scrappage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles have been scrapped under the vehicle scrappage scheme.

      Young People: Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people aged under 18 were sent into custody for breach of court orders or licences in each year since 1992.

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