Written answers

Monday, 7 June 2010

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Leader of the House how many special advisers (a) he and (b) the Parliamentary Secretary (i) has appointed and (ii) plans to appoint.

    • European Union: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on compliance by Ministers with the terms of the Resolution of the House of 17 November 1998 on the...

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will discuss with the Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) (a) the further requirements for documentary evidence IPSA required...

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Leader of the House who provides the (a) external audit and (b) internal audit functions for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to end the payment of allowances to hon. Members who do not take their seats.

      Members: Security

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals for funding from the public purse for hon. and right hon. Members to provide such security measures at their constituency offices...

      Members: Security

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will discuss with the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority the provision of funding for security measures at constituency offices of hon. and right...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will review his advice to Ministers on responses to parliamentary questions to take into account the determination of the Information Commissioner on the...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of invoices from suppliers to his Department were paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March and (b) April 2010.

    • Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) plasma and (b) LCD televisions there are in Ministerial offices in his Department.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many full-time equivalent staff at each Civil Service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his estimate is of the cost to the public purse of proposed reductions in numbers of non-front line staff in his Department and its agencies.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many special advisers (a) he, (b) the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and (c) the Advocate-General (i) has appointed and (ii) plans to appoint.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what budget his Department has allocated for entertainment, including alcohol, in each of the next three years.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when and in what form he plans to publish a list of all items of expenditure by his Department over £25,000.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to consult trade unions in his Department concerning deficit reduction plans.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to amend the regimes affecting (a) benefits and (b) other assistance provided by his Department for carers.

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his most recent estimate is of the annual cost to his Department of redundancy payments for (a) front line and (b) other staff...

      Future Jobs Fund: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Bristol East constituency have received assistance from the Future Jobs Fund.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to seek to eliminate child poverty in the lifetime of this Parliament.

      Unemployment Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria must be met before an individual may be judged medically unfit for work; and under what circumstances an individual may be deemed...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, columns 222-3W, on the...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in which local authorities electoral registration officers have declared themselves...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how much each local authority spent per elector on electoral registration in the last...

      General Election 2010: Young People

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the number and proportion...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what targets have been set for the recruitment of armed forces medical personnel.

    • Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 29 March 2010, Official Report, column 639W, on "Armed Forces: Health Services", whether the analysis of the extent to...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what powers the (a) Ministry of Defence Police and (b) Royal Military Police have in respect of responding to criminal and antisocial behaviour...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) the Royal Air Force, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Army spent on recruitment in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on recruitment advertisements in national and local media in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d)...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether plans for the replacement of Trident will be included in the Strategic Defence Review.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of invoices from suppliers to her Department were paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March and (b) April 2010.

    • Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) plasma and (b) LCD televisions there are in ministerial offices in her Department.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many full-time equivalent staff at each Civil Service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in her Department.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which Ministers in her Department have been issued with (a) a Blackberry, (b) an iPhone, (c) another make of mobile telephone and (d) a personal...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in her Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when and in what form she plans to publish a list of all items of expenditure by her Department over £25,000.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department allocated for potential disallowances and penalties for claims made against the Rural Payments Agency...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on increasing the number of anaerobic digestion facilities for the production of biogas.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of culling badgers as a means of controlling TB in cattle; and if...

      Cattle: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to (a) set standards for welfare in cows and (b) prohibit the factory farming of dairy...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is of the cost to the public purse of proposed reductions in numbers of non-front line staff in her...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many special advisers (a) she and (b) each named Minister in her Department (i) has appointed to date and (ii) plans to...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in her Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of the (a) implementation of penalty clauses and payments in its...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with (i) the Environment Agency and (ii) other flood partners on (A)...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to bring forward proposals to require incinerator operators to install continuous emission monitoring...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the merits of alternatives to mass burn incineration; and whether she plans to provide...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has made a recent assessment of the cost of building new mass burn incineration facilities.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she for the future number of mass-burn incineration facilities.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department plans to increase the level of reduction, re-use and recycling of municipal solid waste for the...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on mass-burn incineration of municipal solid waste.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to consult trade unions in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies on cost reduction plans.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of the recommendations of the Walker Review of charging for household water and sewerage services he plans to implement.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the WaterSure system in protecting vulnerable water customers.

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take in respect of the possible end to the International Whaling Commission's moratorium on whaling.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the report of the Saville Inquiry to be published; and if he will ensure that the cost to the public purse of all expenditure in...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time equivalent staff at each Civil Service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the ministerial responsibilities are of (a) him and (b) the Minister of State for Northern Ireland.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the (a) implementation of penalty clauses and payments in its...

    • Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the merits of withdrawing the proposals for switchover from FM to digital radio.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether tickets for the London 2012 Olympics have been designated for allocation to (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to consult trade unions in (a) his Department and (b) its agency on cost reduction plans.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the UK has provided to the UN mission (a) MONUC, (b) MINURCAT, (c) UNAMID, (d) UNMIL, (e) UNMIS and (f) UNOCI in...

    • Burma: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the security situation in Burma in respect of the forthcoming elections.

      China: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the discovery of foetuses and bodies of babies in the Guangfu river, Jining City, China; whether...

      China: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what reports he has received since his appointment on the operation of a one child policy by the Government of China; and...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff at each Civil Service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in his...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his estimate is of the cost to the public purse of proposed reductions in numbers of non-front line staff in his Department...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) front-line and (b) other staff were employed by (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies in the latest...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take to save £55 million from his Department's budget for 2010-11.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the (a) implementation of penalty clauses and payments in its...

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the annual cost to his Department of redundancy payments for (a) front line and (b) other...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take to tackle the shipment of weapons and funds from Iran to (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c) Lebanon...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take at the United Nations to seek to prevent (a) weapons and (b) funds from the Government of Iran...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the compatibility of Israel's blockade of Gaza with the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will press the EU to raise the restrictions placed by the Government of Israel on access for humanitarian aid and...

      Middle East: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government have taken to increase the level of political stability in the Middle East; and if he will make...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's most recent assessment is of the security situation in Nigeria, with particular reference to Jos; and...

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the proposed demolition of houses in East Jerusalem; and if he will make a statement.

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with his Israeli counterpart on the proposed demolition of houses in East Jerusalem.

      South America: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for the future of diplomatic posts in (a) Peru, (b) Colombia, (c) Venezuela, (d) Uruguay and (e) Chile.

      Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens are based in Sudan as election observers; and what steps his Department is taking in response to President...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the security situation in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to consult trade unions in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies on cost reduction plans.

      Turkey: EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government supports Turkey's application to join the European Union.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to prevent the sale of alcohol below cost price; and if she will make a statement.

    • British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people with learning difficulties have applied to be exempted from the citizenship test; how many have been exempted; and how many...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to implement the cross-departmental strategy to tackle violence against women published in November 2009.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to extend the pilot project for women with no recourse to public funds beyond August 2010; and whether she plans to make...

      Deportation: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Polish nationals have been deported from the UK for reasons other than criminal convictions or other criminal proceedings in each of...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been transferred from Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre to centres elsewhere in the UK since 6 May 2010.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans the Government has to end child detentions at all immigration removal centres in the UK.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Ministers in her Department have signed authorisations for the continued detention of children at immigration removal centres beyond...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many identity cards were issued before 11 May 2010 (a) in total and (b) to residents of Greater Manchester.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether those identity cards that have already been issued will remain valid for a full 10 years; (2) if she will make arrangements to...

      Oakington Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps have been taken to review policy and procedures at the Oakington Immigration Centre; and if she will make a statement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of invoices from suppliers to his Department were paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March and (b) April 2010.

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many special advisers (a) he and (b) each named Minister in his Department (i) has appointed to date and (ii) plans to appoint.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) political appointments and (b) other personal appointments he has made since his appointment; and at what estimated...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the (a) implementation of penalty clauses and payments in its contracts and...

      Transocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many oil rigs operating in UK waters (a) are owned by Transocean and (b) were registered in (i) the Marshall Islands, (ii)...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the continuation of the Warm Front scheme beyond the 2010-11 financial year; and if he will make a statement.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what her most recent estimate is of the annual cost to the Government Equalities Office of redundancy payments for (a) front line and (b) other staff.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to implement his proposal to replace (a) air passenger duty with a per plane duty and what account the proposed new scheme will take of...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on encouraging the use of methane from biogas as a transport fuel.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's plans are for the future of Crossrail.

      Crossrail Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which private sector organisations have committed financing to Crossrail in (a) 2010-11 and (b) each of the two subsequent financial years; and how...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce traffic congestion at the Dartford Crossing.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) plasma and (b) LCD televisions there are in Ministerial offices in his Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when and in what form he plans to publish a list of all items of expenditure by his Department over £25,000.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the annual cost to his Department of redundancy payments for (a) front line and (b) other staff employed by (i)...

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the number of people who drive without insurance; and how many vehicles were seized for being driven...

      Guided Bus Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will hold a public inquiry into the Cambridge Guided Bus project; and for what reasons his Department decided to allocate funding to the Luton...

      Midland Main Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timetable is for electrification of the Midland Main Line rail route.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to ensure that Network Rail (a) is more accountable to its customers and (b) puts the interests of passengers first; and...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to implement his proposal to specify Network Rail as a body to which the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies.

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he plans to ensure the Office of Rail Regulation effectively represents the interests of passengers.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants are entitled to use the Government Car Service; and how many will be entitled to use the service in the future.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the breakdown is of the planned £683 million reduction in his Department's expenditure.

      Railway Stations: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has allocated to the proposed new railway station at Kirkstall Forge; what recent discussions he has had on the allocation...

      Railway Stations: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for the proposed new railway station at Kirkstall Forge in West Leeds; what recent discussions he has had on the building...

      Railways: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to implement his proposal to require Network Rail to refund a third of the ticket price if a passenger has to take a rail replacement bus...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the proposed High Speed Rail links to be operational; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on the possible route of the proposed High Speed Rail link through Leeds; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what railway lines the Government proposes to introduce railway electrification.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has allocated to capital expenditure on rail infrastructure in the North West in (a) 2010-11 and (b) each of the two...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is for reducing overcrowding on trains.

      Rapid Transit Systems: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of a Metro system for the Tees Valley area; and whether he plans to allocate funding to such a system.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanism he intends to use to review regional transport board expenditure in 2010-11.

  • Education

    • Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the Building Schools for the Future programme.

    • Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his plans are for the Building Schools for the Future programme in the metropolitan borough of Trafford; and if he will make a statement.

      All-through Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the performance of three-to-18 schools.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of implementation of the free schools policy.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of free schools which will be established in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Academy: Gloucester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the establishment of a new academy school in Gloucester; and if he will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent progress has been made on the academies programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the number of parent governors allocated places on the governing body of any Academy school.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the publication of financial accounts by Academy schools.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which organisations administer two or more Academy schools; and how many Academy schools each such organisation administers.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will make it a requirement for Academy schools to comply with the national curriculum; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent research he has evaluated on the effects on the examination results of Academy schools of concentration of resources by those schools on...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of progress on the academies programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Duchess's High School, Alnwick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will visit Alnwick to discuss the rebuilding of the Duchess's high school.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to increase the number of 16 and 17 year-olds who (a) start and (b) complete apprenticeships; and if he will make a statement.

      CAFCASS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has received about its services in each year since its inception.

      Children: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much his Department has spent on Tai-Chi programmes in schools in the last three years for which figures are available; which five companies...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to include the history of the 20th century in the National Curriculum; and if he will make a statement.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on singing programmes in schools in the last three years for which figures are available; which five companies or...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to improve treatment of people with alcohol problems.

    • Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress has been made on the Adult Autism Strategy; what guidance he plans to provide to (a) the NHS and (b) local authorities on...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the Government's policy on provision of compensation for NHS patients with haemophilia who were infected with hepatitis C through...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake a review into the funding and provision of residential care for the elderly for the purposes of assessing the merits of different...

      Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly primary care trust to reach its target level of funding; (2) what estimate he has made of the...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) plasma and (b) LCD televisions there are in ministerial offices in his Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) grants and (b) other funding made available for (i) joint working between central and local government and (ii) local government-led services...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist in-patient (a) drug and (b) alcohol detoxification beds were available on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for access to in-patient detoxification facilities in each National Treatment Agency region on the latest date for which...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it remains his policy that fluoridation of the water supply in Totton and Southampton should not take place without the consent of a majority of...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to increase the accuracy of labelling of licensed homeopathic products; (2) if he will ensure that no further clinical...

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the prescription of placebo treatments.

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the prescribing of homeopathic treatments on the NHS.

      Hospitals: Wynyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will ensure that £464 million expenditure for the new hospital at Wynyard is maintained; (2) whether all funding for capital projects...

      Marie Stopes International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on (a) pregnancy counselling, (b) abortions and (c) other counselling, including post-abortion counselling provided by Marie...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) qualifications and (b) competencies are required of specialist child and adolescent mental health service staff working with children with...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish his Department's guidance to commissioners of child and adolescent mental health services of the services they are required to provide...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the effect, in cash terms, on (a) the budget for mental health services and (b) funding for mental health research,...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to maintain the level of funding of child and adolescent mental health services.

      Mobile Phones: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has evaluated on the effects on human health of use of mobile telephones for more than 30 minutes a day.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for strategic health authorities.

      NHS: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to introduce direct elections for members of the boards of primary care trusts.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) mode, (b) class and (c) total cost of travel was of his recent visit to Afghanistan.

    • China: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the United Nations Population Fund in promoting non-coercive approaches to family...

      Departmental Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanisms he plans to use to review value for money in his Department's expenditure.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) plasma and (b) LCD televisions there are in Ministerial offices in his Department.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many full-time equivalent staff at each Civil Service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in his Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when and in what form he plans to publish a list of all items of expenditure by his Department over £25,000.

      Global School Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to continue to support the Global School Partnerships Programme.

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the Government provided to Malawi in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Niger: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the likelihood of drought in Niger in the next six months; and whether he plans to offer assistance to...

      Overseas Aid: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated to the (a) International Planned Parenthood Federation and (b) United Nations...

      Overseas Aid: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department places restrictions on the purposes for which funds allocated to the (a) International Planned Parenthood...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will visit Gaza to assess the humanitarian situation as a matter of urgency.

      USA: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to discuss with the US administration the implications for his Department's policies of its decision to...

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of bi-lateral UK assistance to Zimbabwe; and what measures are being taken to...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take in relation to planning the supply of housing in central Oxfordshire.

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he will accept further representations from (a) local residents and (b) other interested parties, on planning...

      Licensed Premises: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has issued guidance to local planning authorities on their powers to control the flying of national flags...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to which grants to local authorities the de-ring-fencing proposals announced on 24 May will apply.

      Local Government: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what circumstances he intends to grant a public right of veto of council tax increases.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of the abolition of regional spatial strategies on the joint core strategies which...

  • Justice

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in his Department.

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when and in what form he plans to publish a list of all items of expenditure by his Department over £25,000.

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of electoral fraud; and if he will undertake a review of current legislation with a view to...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken against local authority electoral registration departments that have not achieved registration targets.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 88W, on the electoral register, what progress has been made on standardising the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the socio-economic profile of citizens who are eligible to be on the electoral register and are not on it.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1708W, on the electoral register, what the outcomes were of the 2007 financial...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the effects of functional illiteracy on the ability of people to fill in electoral registration forms; and what steps...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 4 March 2009, what the results were of the pilot data matching schemes under which public authorities will provide...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to register unregistered voters before the implementation of any review of parliamentary constituency boundaries.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the size of the registered electorate of the introduction of individual voter registration.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent personnel were employed in electoral registration departments in each local authority on the latest date for which figures...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which local authorities have achieved the highest increase in levels of voter registration in the last two years; and what steps his Department has taken...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will commission research on the effects of levels of functional illiteracy on electoral registration rates.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, columns 988-89W, on the electoral register, what progress the Office for National...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 243-4W, on the "Electoral Register: Fines", which local authorities have...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department paid electoral registration officers in local government for work on election administration in the last 12 months.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people resident in each parliamentary constituency were added to the electoral register in (a) February, (b) March and (c) April 2010.

      Fathers4Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to meet representatives of the Fathers 4 Justice campaign.

      General Election 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the name was of each returning officer in the 6 May 2010 general election; what the full-time job was of each; what fee each received for acting as...

      General Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of holding the next general election at a weekend.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Minister in his Department has responsibility for policy on data sharing between Government departments; and if he will make a statement.

      Huntercombe Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the timetable is for changes to the future status of Huntercombe Young Offenders Institution; and what consultation he plans to have with (a)...

  • Treasury

    • Annuities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to reform legislation regarding the compulsory purchase of pension annuities by those aged 75; and if he will make a...

    • Bank of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who holds the capital stock of the Bank of England on behalf of the Government; and what plans he has for a redemption of the 20-year bond issued at the...

      Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many small businesses are registered for VAT.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the Government's proposed changes to capital gains tax, with particular reference to the effect on the housing...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the number of children (a) in each region, (b) in each socio-economic group and (c) nationwide who will be born in the...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child trust fund accounts at the (a) standard and (b) higher rate have been opened in each constituency since the introduction of the fund.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many separate credit unions are registered in each (a) London borough and (b) region.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) plasma and (b) LCD televisions there are in Ministerial offices in his Department.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff at each Civil Service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to increase economic growth.

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Financial Services Ombudsman cases went to judicial review in each of the last three years; and in how many such cases the complaint was upheld.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 May 2010, Official Report, columns 2-3WS, on savings (2010-11), what assessment he made of effects on...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his announcement of 24 May 2010, if he will list the identifiable non-devolved public expenditure savings for Wales.

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to reduce the budget deficit.

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanism he intends to use to share data with the Bank of England in respect of its role in advising on budgets and public spending reductions in...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects his Department's review of IR35 to be completed.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to assist businesses to become more competitive through reform of the corporate tax system.

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to implement the proposed changes of taxation rates for furnished holiday letting properties in April 2011.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what average population for each parliamentary constituency he plans to propose; and on what basis this figure will be determined.

    • Electoral Systems

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to change the voting system for elections to the House of Commons; and if he will make a statement.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what his proposals are for the (a) scrutiny and (b) legislative role of a reformed second chamber; (2) what proposals he is considering for the (a)...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to introduce a statutory code for lobbyists.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings: Pendle

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether an estimate has been made of the average earnings of full-time employees in Pendle constituency for April of each year since 2000.

    • Business

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small businesses generated a turnover of (a) between £70,000 and £100,000 and (b) over £100,000 in the latest period for which...

      Charities: Bexley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many organisations based in the London Borough of Bexley have been granted charitable status.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what percentage of invoices from suppliers to the Prime Minister's Office were paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March and (b) April 2010.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether mobile telephones issued to staff in (a) 10 Downing Street and (b) the Cabinet Office are issued with factory setting security codes;...

      EcovertFM

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which Minister in his Department has lead responsibility for monitoring his Department's contract with EcovertFM.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimated percentage of electors are registered in each parliamentary constituency in the UK.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the electorate was in each year since 1997 in the 100 parliamentary seats which have had the largest decrease in the number of electors on the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the electoral registration rate is for each region of the UK.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will review the Government's response to the First Report of the Public Administration Select Committee, Session 2008-09, on lobbying: Access and...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in the manufacturing sector in (a) Lancashire, (b) the North West and (c) England (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the latest...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many (a) political appointments and (b) other personal appointments he has made since his appointment; and at what estimated annual cost to...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what occasions the Office for National Statistics received representations on the cost to the public purse of nuclear decommissioning as a proportion...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aimhigher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his plans are for the AimHigher programme.

    • Aimhigher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has allocated to the AimHigher programme (a) nationally and (b) in the West Midlands for 2010-11.

      Beer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the change in the number of jobs in the UK dependent on the pubs and beer industry in the last 30 months.

      Business: Reading Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance the South East Regional Development Agency provided to businesses in Reading East constituency during the...

      Business: Reading Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with which business organisations in (a) Reading East constituency and (b) Berkshire his Department has held discussions in the...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what mechanisms he plans to implement his proposals to give the public the opportunity to challenge the worst regulations.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which regulations he has identified as primary candidates for abolition under the one in-one out rule for business regulations.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what mechanism he plans to implement his proposal to give the public the opportunity to challenge the worst regulations.

      Credit Cards: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to implement proposals to enable regulatory bodies to (a) define and (b) prohibit excessive interest rates on...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of invoices from suppliers to his Department were paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March and (b) April 2010.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalent staff at each civil service grade are employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many special advisers (a) he and (b) each named Minister in his Department (i) has appointed to date and (ii) plans to appoint.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in his Department.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the annual cost to his Department of redundancy payments for (a) front-line and (b) other...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the planned reduction in previously planned expenditure for 2010-11 is for each university in the North East.

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of student places in universities in the West Midlands between...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2010, Official Report, column 43W, on One North East, (1) what arrangements he plans to put...

      Motor Industry: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent discussions he has had with Ford on the provision of Government loans and guarantees to that company; (2) what...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Post Office branches closed between 1997 and 2010; and what his policy is on the future of the Post Office network.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what mechanism he will assess whether a regional development agency is popular.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future operation of schemes (a) contracted and (b) commenced by regional development agencies.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future of Advantage West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals for the introduction of British Summer Time and Double British Summer Time for a trial period.

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing British Summer Time and Double British Summer Time; and if he...

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to (a) bring forward and (b) implement proposals for an Ombudsman in the Office of Fair Trading to enforce the...

  • House of Lords

    • Amir Ali Esmaily

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Amir Ali Esmaily, who was recently convicted at Belfast Crown Court of illegally possessing a firearm, will be deported to Iran and refused United Kingdom...

    • Armed Forces: Uniform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules cover service personnel collecting for charity in public places while wearing uniform.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will take to reduce the 400-day average time spent in the United Kingdom following a failed asylum claim.

      Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many charging decisions on alleged criminal offences were made by (a) the Crown Prosecution Service, and (b) police forces in England and Wales, in 2008-09;...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have of the number of under-employed people in the United Kingdom; and how they will reduce that number.

      EU: Financial Assistance to Member States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will veto any proposals to give the European Union increased powers over the fiscal, financial and economic affairs of member states; and whether they...

      Government Departments: Redeployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public sector employees and civil servants are in each department's, agency's and relevant non-departmental public body's redeployment pool.

      Health: Pandemics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest World Health Organisation definition of a pandemic; and what assessment they have made of that definition.

      House of Lords: Allowance Scheme

      to ask the Chairman of Committees what budget has been set for administering the House of Lords allowance scheme in 2010-11; and what was the outturn for it in 2009-10.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many domestic dwellings in England and Wales are empty; whether they plan to bring them back into occupation; if so, how; and...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the allegations made by Ms Louise Perrett concerning the United Kingdom Border Agency's Cardiff office have been fully investigated; and, if so, what were...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the European Union's proposed common immigration policy; and what is their stance on it.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, once the practice of detaining children for immigration purposes ceases, what alternatives they propose before a failed asylum seeker's family is deported.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for ending immigration detention of parents with young children.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recommendations made in December 2009 by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child...

      Marie Stopes International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which clinics and hospitals in England and Wales which are permitted to provide abortions are (a) owned, and (b) leased, by Marie Stopes International; how many...

      Marie Stopes International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many abortions were performed in clinics and hospitals in England and Wales (a) owned, and (b) leased, by Marie Stopes International, broken down by (i)...

      Marie Stopes International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of money generated by Marie Stopes International for abortion services in the past two years for which information is...

      Marriage Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the names and occupations of fathers are included in a marriage licence application but not those of mothers; and whether they intend to change that.

      Michael Meegan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will investigate the fundraising activities in the United Kingdom of Michael Meegan and his charity ICROSS in light of the allegations of sexual and...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on unemployment of the proposed one per cent increase in national insurance contributions.

      NHS: Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all eligible and appropriate NHS patients have access to technologies approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, and in...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the prompt payment code letter issued by the NHS chief executive on 18 May 2009 applies to the NHS Business Services Authority and to its agent NHS Supply...

      Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what use of referendums they propose for the British political system.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they require Somaliland to fulfil to achieve recognition by them as an independent state.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the policy of the European Union on the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the African Union about the Union's policy on the recognition of Somaliland as an independent state; and what was the outcome...

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are sending observers to witness the presidential election in Somaliland in June.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will recognise Somaliland as an independent sovereign state if the presidential election in June is free and fair.

      Trident

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of maintaining the Trident submarine fleet, including missiles.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have revoked the entry visas of Shoaib Khan, Abdul Wahab Khan and Tariq Ur Rehman; and, if not, whether they will not provide new or extended visas to...

      West Lothian Question

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to address the West Lothian question.

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