Written answers

Monday, 21 June 2010

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Rivers

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners whether the Church Commissioners own navigation rights over any navigable rivers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have been killed by drones operated by UK forces in Afghanistan in each of the last five years.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what districts in Helmand Province the UK will have lead responsibility for security after General Mills assumes command of Regional Command (South West).

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from what budgets funding will be drawn to double the operational allowance for armed forces personnel serving in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fatalities of Welsh service personnel there have been in Afghanistan since the commencement of military operations in that country.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many injuries there have been to Welsh members of the armed forces in Afghanistan since the commencement of military operations in that country; and...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the UK's contribution will be to the forthcoming surge in the Kandahar area of Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) with reference to the Prime Minister's announcement of 10 June 2010, what estimate he has made of the number of additional counter-improvised...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any Minister in his Department examined the break clauses on the aircraft carrier contract (a) on their first day in office and (b) subsequently.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department (a) has allocated in the last five years and (b) intends to allocate in the next five years to the King's Centre for...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether ex-servicemen's (a) war and (b) occupational pensions are suspended during any period of imprisonment in the UK; (2) which organisations...

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, columns 248-49W, on departmental private education, how many service personnel of each rank...

      Armed Forces: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the percentile ratio is of those serving in the armed forces in (a) Wales and (b) other constituent parts of the UK.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles he has ordered since May 2010.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his timetable is for the selection of a prototype for the light protected patrol vehicles.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to review the contracts for (a) the fifth and (b) the sixth Astute-class submarine as part of the Government's review of contracts...

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has taken steps to establish whether development of the proposed new hydrodynamics facility at AWE Aldermaston is consistent with the...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2010, Official Report, column 178W, on defence, if he will publish a list of senior personnel from his Department...

      Defence Equipment: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the nationality was of purchasers of (a) ships, (b) vehicles and (c) aircraft purchased through (i) the Disposal Services Authority and (ii)...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) new helicopters, (b) transport aircraft, (c) multi-role Typhoon aircraft and (d) new warships have been delivered since 1997.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) support staff in each role in theatre and (b) other civilian staff were employed by his Department on the latest date for which figures...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which posts in his Department which had been filled by uniformed personnel were changed into civilian posts in the last five years.

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2010, Official Report, column 137W, on Government departments: reviews, what reviews his Department is undertaking; and...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many helicopter frames he has ordered since May 2010.

      Military Bases: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to increase the level of safety of fuels and gases at (a) military bases in the UK and (b) permanent joint operating bases; and...

      Military Bases: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development Report 2009 by the Defence Environment and...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monetary value is of the contract for the delivery of Mantis Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); what criteria were used by his Department in...

  • Prime Minister

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the Chilcot Inquiry on the war with Iraq will be able to withhold publication of evidence on grounds other than national security; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 June 2010, Official Report, column 32WS, on special advisers, what the roles and responsibilities are of each...

      USA: Oil

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent (a) representations he has made to and (b) discussions he has had with the President of the United States on BP; and if he will make a statement.

  • Leader of the House

    • Ministerial Announcements

      To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the provision of information on new policies to the House before the media.

    • Participation in Debate

      To ask the Leader of the House what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the House's procedures in enabling more hon. Members to participate in debates.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Football Club Governance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to reform football governance rules to support the co-operative ownership of football clubs by...

    • Football Club Governance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the governing bodies of football on the governance of professional...

      Elite Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will meet representatives of further and higher education institutions to discuss their contribution to elite...

      Pornographic Imagery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to protect children from exposure to pornographic imagery on television and the internet.

      Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on future funding to the Arts Council; and if he will make a statement.

      British Film Institute: UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he plans to merge the British Film Institute and the UK Film Council.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2010, Official Report, column 27W, on departmental official cars, what estimate he has made...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects a Combined Station Guide to become standard on all digital radio receivers sold in the UK.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that local radio stations which only transmit on FM do not lose prominence as digital radio...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he next intends to meet representatives of local radio stations to discuss the digital switchover.

      Digital Economy Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which provisions of the Digital Economy Act 2010 he expects to include in a legislative proposal for repeal; and if he will...

      Listed Buildings: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to make a decision on the proposed listing by English Heritage of Coventry Market; what factors he is taking...

      Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to assist the music industry.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many meetings he has had with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the future use of the Olympic stadium following the London...

      Olympic Games 2012: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects of the London 2012 Olympics on the economy of (a) city of Chester...

      Olympic Games 2012: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment has been made of the effects of the cancellation of the Olympic Park wind turbine on the environmental...

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the compatibility of reductions in S4C's budget with the provisions of the...

      Scouts and Guides: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what support his Department provides to the (a) Scout Association and (b) Girl Guides; and if he will make a statement.

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on the encouragement of tourism in seaside towns and cities; and if he will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes were built in each region in each of the last four years.

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) with which New Build Homebuy schemes announced by his Department in (a) September 2009 and (b) January 2010 the Homes...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what savings have been (a) announced and (b) proposed in expenditure on the National Affordable Housing Programme for (i)...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes were built in the South Lakeland region in each of the last five years.

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to take forward the work of the Taylor Review on Affordable Housing; and if he will make a statement.

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on local authorities borrowing against their housing stock to fund the construction of new social homes for rent.

      Councillors: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the oral answer of 10 June 2010, Official Report, columns 443-44, on garden development, when he plans to bring...

      Councillors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made an assessment of the level of transparency of the mechanisms by which local authorities publish details of...

      Councillors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Improvement and Development Agency has paid to each councillor in each of the last three years.

      Decentralisation and Localism Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his timetable is for the introduction and passage of a Decentralisation and Localism Bill; and whether he plans to consult...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which sites in Tameside local authority area have received funding from the Kickstart programme.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps are being taken to ensure that local need remains a criterion in the future development of housing policy; (2)...

      Housing: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of second homes in (a) Cornwall and (b) St Austell and Newquay constituency.

      Housing: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the level of housing need in each local authority ward in (a) Cornwall and (b) St Austell...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to his written ministerial statement of 10 June 2010, Official Report, column 15WS, on local government savings...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect on Harrow of proposed reductions in local government funding.

      Local Government: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2010, Official Report, column 239W, on local government: public consultation, which...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his proposals to abolish regional spatial strategies, whether existing planning policy statements (PPS) will...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the oral answer of 10 June 2010, Official Report, columns 455-56, on regional spatial strategies, from what date...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his letter to council leaders of 27 May 2010 supersedes the advice to Planning Inspectorate inspectors contained in...

      Regional Planning and Development: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government plans to reply to the (a) Second and (b) Third report of the West Midlands Regional Select Committee of...

      Standards Board for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of operating the Standards Board for England and Wales since 2005.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in respect of how many traveller encampments in each (a) county, (b) metropolitan and (c) unitary local authority area legal...

      Working Neighbourhoods Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 June 2010 on local government savings package, on what basis he has...

      Working Neighbourhoods Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities are to have a reduction in funding allocation per head of population from the Working Neighbourhoods...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the URL is of each website managed by (a) her Department and (b) each non-departmental public body and agency for...

    • Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on postage in 2009.

      Departmental Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of (a) service charge, (b) sewerage charge, (c) water usage charge, (d) fire-fighting provision charge and...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to support fishermen in Thanet experiencing restrictions in fishing activity arising from allocations...

      National Parks: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she has set for public consultation on democratic accountability in national parks.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when a ban on (a) battery cages for hens and (b) beak-trimming for hens will come into effect.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department plans to implement the ban on conventional battery cages for egg-laying hens.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department plans to implement the ban on beak-trimming of egg-laying hens.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the factors (a) affecting current and (b) likely to affect future levels of...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the future sustainability of national freshwater resources.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consult on the recommendation of the Walker Review of charging for household water and sewerage services on the...

      Water Companies: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to (a) publish the proposed White Paper on the water industry and (b) bring forward legislative proposals on...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the country meets its targets for good environmental status under the EU Water...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will oppose any new forms of commercial whaling at the forthcoming International Whaling Committee meeting in Agadir,...

  • International Development

    • Central America: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian aid his Department has provided to support areas affected by tropical storm Agatha in (a) Guatemala, (b) Honduras...

    • Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2010, Official Report, column 137W, on Government Departments: reviews, what reviews his Department...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have responsibility for ensuring that children with disabilities (i) have...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had on the replenishment of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the (a) transparency, (b) accountability and (c) effectiveness of the way (i) the Global...

      Developing Countries: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on supporting developing countries to achieve good governance.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 273W, on Ascension Island, whether the Ascension...

    • Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the financial situation on Ascension Island on the island's services and amenities.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the projected budget deficit is for (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 for Ascension Island.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he has made in discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on the future financial arrangements for...

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what each income stream of the Ascension Island government was in each of the last five financial years; what the source is of...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure the co-ordination of measures by Government departments to tackle violence against...

      Cyprus: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of progress in talks between the leaders of the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots on Cyprus; what...

      Diplomatic Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to take steps to increase the number of staff from working-class backgrounds recruited to HM Diplomatic Service.

      European Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2010, Official Report, column 356, on the European Parliament, what answer he received from...

      Farai Maguwu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek agreement at EU level for an investigation of allegations that Abbey Chikane and the Zimbabwean authorities have...

      Floribert Chebeya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Floribert Chebeya in Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many bottles of wine from each (a) region of origin and (b) vintage are held in the Government hospitality wine cellar;

      Palestinians: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of human rights violations by members of Hamas in Gaza; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent reports on the alleged closure by Hamas security forces of (a) the Women and Children Society,...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the alleged refusal of Hamas to accept aid transported from the flotilla ships; and if he...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on the lawfulness under international law of the Israeli interception of the Gaza convoy in...

      Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that the forthcoming elections and referendum in South Sudan are free of violence and human...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received representations on the report by Philip Alston to the UN Human Rights Council on the use of drone planes.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2010, Official Report, column 137W, on Government departments: reviews, what reviews her Department is undertaking; and...

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the effects on the local economy of the transfer of jobs out of the South Wales valleys to Cardiff.

      Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the effect on the creative industries in Wales of the removal of the two year £12 million support for the...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many times she has met ITV Wales managers since her appointment; and what matters were discussed at each such meeting; (2) how many times she...

  • Transport

    • Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on the effect on the flow of other motor traffic of road narrowing schemes to create bus priority lanes;...

    • Crossrail Line: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on the extension of Crossrail from Abbey Wood into Kent.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many vehicles used the Dartford Crossing in each of the last 24 months; (2) how much revenue accrued from vehicles using the Dartford...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have applied for a (a) resident's and (b) Dart Tags discount against the toll for the Dartford Crossing since the resident's discount...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reductions in expenditure each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible will be expected to make in (a) 2010 and (b)...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to review the functions of his Department's executive agencies; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reductions are planned to be made in the funding provided by his Department to (a) Middlesbrough Council and (b) Redcar and Cleveland Council in...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of the reductions proposed in expenditure on transport projects.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which official in his Department is responsible for the implementation of a national recharging network for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

      Local Government Finance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes will be made in the grants provided by his Department to local authorities in Wales in 2010-11.

      Public Transport: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was paid in public subsidy to the (a) rail industry and (b) bus industry (i) in total and (ii) per passenger journey in the latest period...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Exceptional Hardship Scheme which will compensate residents for any effects of prospective High Speed Rail 2 routes will be extended to...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the decision to exclude from the High Speed Two hardship scheme those properties adjacent to tunnelled sections of the proposed route...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speed cameras there are in Dartford constituency; where each is located; and how many drivers have been prosecuted as a result of evidence...

      Transport: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what grants his Department has allocated to (a) Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council and (b) other local authorities in the North West for which funds...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to support the promotion of (a) cycling, (b) walking and (c) other non-car travel initiatives.

      Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement of 24 May 2010 and pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2010, Official Report, column...

  • Justice

    • Burglary: Self-defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to review the law on homeowners using force to protect their property from burglars.

    • Cemeteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the number of gravestones which have temporary wooden stakes for health and safety reasons.

      Cookham Wood Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children of each (a) sex, (b) race and (c) age have been (i) remanded to and (ii) received into Medway Secure Training Centre in each year...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) women and (b) men were employed by his Department on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Judges: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of court starts in Northumberland of sharing a deputy justices' clerk with North Tyneside.

      Judges: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason it is proposed to appoint two additional district judges in the Northumbria area; and what estimate he has made of the likely total...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce delays in payments to solicitors' firms by the Legal Services Commission for legal services provided through (a) the...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many men had been released after serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection on the latest date for which figures are available;...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are serving indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection; and how many of these are former servicemen.

      Prisoners' Release: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his policy is on using the provisions of the Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) Order 2009 to provide information to hon....

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent research his Department has evaluated on the level of stigma associated with an accusation of (a) rape, (b) domestic violence, (c)...

      Rape: Rights of Accused

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions his Department has had with Rape Crisis on the proposals to grant anonymity to defendants in rape cases.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent assessment is of the cost effectiveness of restorative justice programmes and their effect on the recidivism rate.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many of those convicted of domestic violence offences between 2003 and 2010 had a history of a consensual sexual relationship with the person...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on implementation of the Johannesburg Summit agreement on phasing out energy subsidies which inhibit...

    • Human Tissue Analysis in UK Nuclear Facilities Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the report of the Redfern Inquiry on examination of tissue taken from individuals who had worked in the nuclear...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the subsidy for the proposed £20 billion building programme for new...

      Radioactive Waste: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's budget is for the clean up of existing nuclear waste in 2010-11.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his plans are for the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of electricity was generated from renewable sources of energy in each of the last 20 years; and what information his...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria the Government plans to put in place for eligibility for grants for feed-in tariffs.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on grandfathering of biomass feed-in tariffs.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what definition of equal-sized constituencies he uses.

  • Health

    • Abortion: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 18, (b) 17, (c) 16, (d) 15, (e) 14, (f) 13 and (g) 12 years old in each strategic health authority area who had had (i)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults were treated for mental health issues attributable to alcohol misuse (a) nationally, (b) in the East Midlands and (c) in Leicester in...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults have been treated by the NHS for high blood pressure attributable to alcohol misuse (a) nationally, (b) in the East Midlands and (c) in...

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of mental health services for children with autism; (2) what assessment he has made of...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria apply in deciding whether a primary care trust pays for continuing health care; what assessment his Department has made of levels of...

      Darent Valley Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated in the accident and emergency department at Darent Valley Hospital in each of the last five years.

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) individuals and (b) organisations contributed to the national audit on the prescribing of anti-psychotic drugs referred to in his Department's...

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2010, Official Report, column 137W, on Government departments: reviews, what reviews his Department is undertaking; and...

      Dietary Supplements: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the pay band is of each official assigned to handling negotiations at EU level on behalf of the Government in relation to the setting of...

      Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish a code of practice for the assessment and management of support packages for social care of severely disabled children and...

      General Practitioners: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that women and men general practitioners are equally represented on the proposed NHS GP Commissioning Board.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to healthcare providers on the priority to be given to use of cognitive behavioural therapy and other talking...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to require staff working in child and adolescent mental health services to receive basic training on autism.

      NHS: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that the principles of digital inclusion are taken into account in the delivery of mainstream health services.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an assessment of the level of transparency of the mechanisms by which NHS trusts publish details of the remuneration of non-executive...

      Surgical Dressings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to (a) general practitioners, (b) primary care trusts and (c) NHS trusts on the (i) re-use and (ii) disposal of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the Jobcentre Plus Access to Work programme.

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been in receipt of carer's allowance in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether he plans to amend the earnings limit which applies to carer's allowance; (2) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy...

      Carer's Allowance: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Redcar constituency (a) are in receipt of carer's allowance and (b) were in receipt of carer's allowance in each of the...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers are employed by his Department; and at what Civil Service pay grade in each such case.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Department are entitled to the use of (i) a car with a dedicated driver, (ii) a...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any domestic properties in the gift of the Government have been allocated to the use of Ministers in his Department.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, columns 280-1W, on departmental manpower, what the salary range is of staff employed...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to analyse the distributional effect of the options for reductions in his Department's expenditure.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's telephone helplines are 0800 numbers which incur call charges when called from a mobile phone.

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) documents and (b) other information for which (i) his Department and (ii) its associated public bodies are responsible are published...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the contribution of directgov to increasing the level of digital inclusion.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of claimants of employment and support allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment and Support Allowance: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been assessed for employment and support allowance at Flowers Hill, Brislington, Bristol; and how many such people had...

      Employment Schemes: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for helping people with mental health problems to find employment and cease being in receipt of benefits.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many applications have been made for funeral payments in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average size of funeral payments made to applicants in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland has been...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of jobs which had been created under the Future Jobs Fund up to 14 June 2010.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people in Warrington are in employment financed through the Future Jobs Fund.

      Jobcentre Plus: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent assessment of the extent to which the principles of digital inclusion are taken into account by Jobcentre Plus in...

      Oil: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the number of safety incidents there have been on oil rigs in each of the last 10 years; and if he...

      Oil: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials in his Department are responsible for monitoring the safety of oil rigs in UK waters.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will make a statement under section 9 of the Child Poverty Act 2009 on how the Government will meet the targets in that Act to end...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Government plan to adhere to the targets for abolishing child poverty contained in the Child Poverty Act 2010; and if he will make...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people of working age (a) do not have a full-time job and (b) are in receipt of benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent under the Independent Living Fund in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 to date.

      Transocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with Transocean on the safety record of its oil rigs.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the independent report on the operation of the work capability assessment made under the Welfare Reform Act 2007 will be published; and if...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on implementation of the recommendations of the March 2009 review of work capability assessment.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality: Local Government

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of the effects on sex encounter establishments of the gender equality duty placed on local authorities.

    • Rape: Rights of Accused

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on extending anonymity to defendants in rape cases; and when those discussions...

  • Home Department

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take account of the published anti-Semitic views of any individuals seeking to enter the UK when deciding whether to grant entry...

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's seminar on race hate, anti-Semitism and the internet.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made for benchmarking purposes of the levels of problem drug use in (a) the UK and (b) other EU member states.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the level of problem drug use in the UK relative to that level in other EU countries.

      Harlow: Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of cases of (a) violent crime and (b) burglary in each ward of Harlow constituency since 1997.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Stoke-on-Trent have purchased a voluntary identity card.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the cost of the identity cards scheme.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her contribution to the debate on second reading of the Identity Documents Bill of 9 June 2010, Official Report, column...

      Immigration: Legacy Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has in respect of the Legacy Programme for the backlog of immigration and asylum cases introduced by the previous Government;...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aviation: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in (a) the Scottish Executive, (b) the Welsh Assembly Government and (c) the...

    • Aviation: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with representatives of the aviation industry on the effect of the Government's fiscal policies on...

      Aviation: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Secretary of State for Transport on the effect of...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which of his Department's programmes to assist industry are under review.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future regulation of business and investment finance.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2010, Official Report, column 232W on business: regulations, which regulations he has...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to allow the public to challenge primary legislation as part of his proposals to allow the public to challenge...

      Companies House: Nantgarw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will discuss with (a) the hon. Member for Pontypridd and (b) Companies House employees based at Nantgarw the...

      Credit Cards: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department has issued on each change made to regulations and controls on the issue of credit cards in the last...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his estimate is of the cost to the public purse of proposed reductions in numbers of non-frontline staff in his Department...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers are employed by his Department at each Civil Service pay grade.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons the Minister of State for Universities has appointed a special adviser.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which public bodies will provide the secretariat for EU Convergence Regional Programmes when regional development agencies are...

      EU Grants and Loans: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the delivery of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Convergence Programme of...

      EU Grants and Loans: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what factors he took into account in deciding to (a) end the South West Regional Development Agency and (b) change the...

      Export Control Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms are in place to ensure that UK companies do not sell arms to countries where human rights abuses have been...

      Export Control Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has estimated the effects on (a) UK businesses and (b) the volume of UK exports arising from the Export...

      Export Control Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that applicants for a standard individual export licence receive (a) prompt notification of the...

      Exports: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support British businesses which export goods to Saudi Arabia.

      Google: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Government plans to investigate Google's data-gathering practices in relation to the recording of information from...

      Higher Education and Student Finance Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the Browne Review of higher education funding and student finance to report its findings.

      Higher Education and Student Finance Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the report on Lord Browne's review of higher education finance to be published.

      Higher Education: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in Hartlepool constituency commenced a higher education course in each year since 1990.

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to support the steel manufacturing sector.

      National Union of Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times (a) he and (b) other Ministers and officials in his Department have (i) met, (ii) spoken on the telephone and...

      Nissan: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the oral answer from the Prime Minister of 9 June 2010, Official Report, columns 327-28, how much his Department has...

      Northwest Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people are employed in the Warrington office of the North West Regional Development Agency.

      Northwest Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the North West Development Agency in relation to job creation and retention...

      Northwest Regional Development Agency: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to which projects in (a) Stockport Metropolitan Borough area and (b) Tameside Metropolitan Borough area the North West Regional...

      Northwest Regional Development Agency: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to which projects in the Liverpool City region the North West Development Agency has allocated funding in each of the last five...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings he has had with representatives of (a) Shell, (b) BP and (c) other oil companies since taking up his post.

      One North East: Teesside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) which projects in the Teesside area were allocated funding from One North East in 2010-11; (2) to which projects in the...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many places on university courses are held by overseas students.

      Oxford and Cambridge Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times the Minister of State for Universities has (a) met, (b) spoken on the telephone and (c) corresponded with the...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what activity (a) each regional development agency and (b) the National Secretariat for Regional Development Agencies undertook...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what timetable he has set for the conclusion of the review of the future of regional development agencies.

  • Education

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local authorities have received funding under the Aiming High for Children scheme; and what plans he has for that scheme after March 2011.

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children have received assistance under the Aiming High for Children scheme.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment has been made of the outcomes of the Aiming High for Children scheme.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to set out the schemes and programmes of his Department for which funding will be reduced or withdrawn.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education from which of his Department's budgets he plans to make savings in 2010-11 totalling £670 million.

  • Treasury

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect on net individual incomes of qualifying families in (i) each region of...

    • Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on encouraging growth in the (a) number of and (b) number of members of credit unions.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on (a) de-regulation and (b) expansion of credit union services; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2010, Official Report, column 137W, on Government departments: reviews, what reviews his Department is undertaking; and...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Chester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Equitable Life policyholders are resident in city of Chester constituency.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 May 2010, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on Equitable Life, what the functions of the independent...

      Northwest Regional Development Agency

      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), whether property owned by the North...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there will be a Barnett consequential as a result of reductions in expenditure in the National Affordable Housing Programme in addition to the...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what powers he has to limit the level of high-value severance packages paid to public sector employees.

      Taxation: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to ensure that multi-national companies registered in the UK report on their annual taxation paid in each country; (2) if he will...

      Working Tax Credit: Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to amend the system of working tax credits for carers.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Closures

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many retail shops have closed in Dewsbury constituency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Business: Closures

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate has been made of the number of small businesses which have closed in (a) Dewsbury constituency and (b) Kirklees local authority area in...

      Communities First Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much funding will be available from the Communities First Fund; when it will be made available; and if he will make a statement.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the size of the population (a) entitled and (b) registered to vote in each parliamentary constituency at the May 2010...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to the public purse of maintaining Government websites; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conduct

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what changes have been made to the Code of Conduct for special advisers since 7 May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the lowest salary is of a special adviser.

      Senior Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in each (a) Department, (b) non-departmental public body and (c) agency with salaries greater than £150,000 declined to have...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of the working age population in (a) Wales and (b) the United Kingdom were unemployed in each year since 1980.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) nominal and (b) percentage change in youth unemployment in Dewsbury constituency was in each of the last five years; and if he will make...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what comparisons have been made between the availability of micronutrients, in particular iron, manganese and zinc, in animal feed from soya beans that have and...

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the effect on newly planted crops on which phosphorus fertilisers are applied of the soil in which they are grown containing immobilised glyphosate used on...

      Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research has been conducted into the toxicity of glyphosate on earthworms and soil micro-organisms and their ability to increase the availability of nutrients...

      Asylum Seekers: Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have regarding the provision of legal aid and representation for asylum seekers, and their effect on decisions on asylum applications. To ask...

      Banking: Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions the Financial Services Authority has reached from the investigation of the United Kingdom activities of the Bank of Scotland, Ireland. To ask Her...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Ministers last discussed with the Government of Iceland the amounts to be recovered from Iceland in respect of the failure of Icelandic banks operating in the...

      Banking: Special Liquidity Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is outstanding to United Kingdom banks under the Bank of England's special liquidity scheme.

      Civil List

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which department is negotiating the new Civil List.

      Constitutional Reform and GovernanceAct 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to give effect to Section 3(6) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

      Crime: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether persons falsely accused of sexual offences would enjoy anonymity prior to court proceedings under their proposals for anonymity for persons accused of...

      Cyclists: Deaths

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 June (WA 33), how many lorry drivers involved in incidents in which a cyclist was killed were prosecuted in the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made or intend to make to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the death sentence given to Joshua French, who...

      Deposit Guarantee Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to direct the Financial Services Authority to implement the European Union-wide deposit protection limit of €100,000 under the Deposit...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for online consultations and regional public meetings to seek suggestions on ways to reduce the fiscal deficit. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Economy: Stabilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken and plan to take to promote the development in the United Kingdom of a sustainable market for commercial and residential mortgage...

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have issued guidance to electoral registration officers on whether to seek evidence about a person's immigration status if they have doubts about it.

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for introducing individual registration of electors.

      Elections: Postal Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are proposing to change the systems for postal and proxy voting.

      Electoral System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the Prime Minister on 9 June (Official Report, Commons, col. 325) calling the Electoral Commission a "vast bureaucracy", they will transfer the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost per annum of aborting babies who were conceived following in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment; how long after embryo transfer, on...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on the proposal that they submit draft budget proposals to European Union finance Ministers and the European Commission for scrutiny before...

      EU: Credit Rating Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on the proposal by the European Commission to establish a single European Union regulator for credit rating agencies.

      EU: Treaties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 8 June (WA 35), what assessment they have made of the impact of Turkey's proposed accession to the...

      Finance: Government Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will consult organisations affected by changes to the provision of government funding in 2010-11; and what support will be made available to those...

      Government Departments: Redeployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 7 June (WA 19), why the Cabinet Office does not centrally maintain details of the numbers of surplus...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to implement the pledge in The Coalition: our programme for government that "we will explore a range of measures to bring empty homes...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have finalised the draft protocol between the Homes and Communities Agency and the Local Government Association on housing and regeneration announced...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the administration of the Housing Market Renewal programme in (a) Communities and Local Government, and (b) the Homes and Communities...

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of ethnic Uzbeks killed in the current fighting in Osh and Jalalabad in southern Kyrgyzstan; what proportion of the...

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their reaction to the reported mass killings of Uzbeks and lootings of their property in Osh and Jalalabad in southern Kyrgyzstan.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of ethnic Uzbek refugees who have crossed the border into Uzbekistan as a result of the current unrest in southern...

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of external forces or influences to the current unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they will offer to help cease or avoid the escalation of the current unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering new humanitarian projects to assist those affected by the current unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance the interim Government of Kyrgyzstan has requested as a result of the current unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they wish to see from the Kazakhstan 2010 chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in order to support requests for a...

      Mutual Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote and support mutual organisations in the financial services sector.

      Nagorno Karabakh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the statement on 21 May by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of...

      Nagorno Karabakh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in support of the statement by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of...

      Nauru

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Nauru has paid its outstanding subscriptions to the Commonwealth Secretariat; and, if not, what are the arrears.

      NHS: Medical Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will suspend the entry of patients' records to the Summary Care Records system and any other NHS agencies' databases pending any action to dismantle...

      NHS: Prescription and Dental Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will implement the proposals in Professor Gilmore's review of prescription charges for people with long-term conditions.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the number of staff of the Office for Budget Responsibility; and what will be the annual cost of employing them.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) economists, and (b) accountants, are employed by or available to the Office for Budget Responsibility; and how many of them previously worked at HM...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether appointments to the Office for Budget Responsibility have been made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments' Code of Practice; and...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Budget Responsibility will produce its own economic forecasts or audit the forecasts made by HM Treasury. To ask Her Majesty's Government in...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of the Office for Budget Responsibility have terminated all involvement with organisations with which they were associated or by whom they were...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are employed from other departments by the Office for Budget Responsibility; and what are the salaries and other emoluments of its senior staff.

      Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a minister attended the December Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ministerial meeting in Athens; and whether the Secretary of State or...

      Philippines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of the Philippines about alleged extra-judicial killings, missing persons and the actions of the security...

      Philippines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of the Philippines about ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

      Regional Development Agencies: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the funding allocated to regional development agencies for the provision of leaders' boards under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and...

      Royal Household: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the 2009-10 report on the grant-in-aid for Royal travel by air and rail will be published.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 7 June (WA 27), whether Somaliland has fulfilled the normal criteria for recognition as an...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent contact they have had with the people of St Helena regarding the planned airport for the island; and what are their plans for the airport.

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current plans for an airport in St Helena.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will raise with the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human...

      Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made, or intend to make, representations to the Government of Ukraine about allegations of media censorship in that country by the security services.

      West Lothian Question

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate to be the cost of establishing and running a commission to consider the West Lothian question.

      West Lothian Question

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 7 June (WA 30), when a commission to consider the West Lothian question will be established; and whether...

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