Written answers

Monday, 28 June 2010

  • Wales

    • Companies House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposed closure of the Companies House office...

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2010, Official Report, column 12W, on departmental mobile telephones, what the (a) purchase cost of the handset, (b)...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on how many occasions she has travelled to Wales by train since her appointment.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Motions

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, answering for the House of Commons Commission if the House of Commons Commission will place on the parliamentary (a) intranet and (b) internet site a...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Bio-energy Capital Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the future of the bio-energy capital grant fund.

    • Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether companies will have to repay Carbon Emissions Reduction Target funding in order to qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive;...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the estimated cost will be to public bodies required to register for the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme for (a) registration...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how much the implementation of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme has cost to date; (2) how many officials in the Environment...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East of 16 June 2010, Official Report, column 461W, on departmental mobile...

      Environment: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set targets for the creation of jobs in the environmental industries.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he intends to lay before the House the National Planning Policy Statement on the siting of new nuclear power stations.

      Oil Rigs: Transocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2010, Official Report, column 32W, on Transocean, who the operator is of each of the 10 Transocean...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to support renewable energy generation.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on supporting loan funding for investment in renewable energy industries.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with representatives of the biofuels industry on the designation of biofuels produced from recycled cooking...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on implementing the Renewable Heat Incentive; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Attorney-General how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in the Law Officers' Departments.

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in the Law Officers' Departments are entitled to the use of (i) a car with a dedicated driver, (ii) a car from...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the new stewardship schemes applied by Natural England.

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of levels of biodiversity.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Fisheries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that representatives of the Northern Ireland Executive will be part of the UK delegation to the Fisheries...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider the merits of changing her Department's method of flood risk rating from ratio projections to high,...

      Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what quantity of imported fresh produce was (a) examined and (b) rejected at (i) Heathrow and (ii) Manchester airports in...

      Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on the provision of veterinary services of the implementation of a tendering...

  • Transport

    • A5: M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and officials on the effects on house building and economic development of the time taken to...

    • Bus Services: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much his Department has spent on the Quality Bus scheme on the A65 in Leeds; (2) whether the work on the Quality Bus scheme on the A65 in...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the proposed reduction to the budget of Network Rail will be made in Wales.

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail in respect of its planned reduction in expenditure of £100 million in 2010-11; and what the...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the number of jobs in the rail industry of the planned £100 million expenditure reductions by...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to make provision for property blight after the Exceptional Hardship Scheme ends.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the report by High Speed 2 Ltd on the route for high speed rail.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to receive further recommendations for high speed rail routes from High Speed 2 Ltd.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he gave to activating the option for companies bidding for the East Coast, Greater Anglia and Essex Thameside rail franchises to...

      Roads: Thornton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the Thornton to Switch Island relief road project.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made a decision on proposals by Network Rail to terminate all Thameslink Wimbledon Loop services at London Blackfriars from 2015.

  • Defence

    • Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what tests have been carried out on the non-lethal ammunition to be issued to the armed forces.

    • Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost to the public purse is of all equipment programmes being managed by Defence Equipment and Support.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many equipment programmes run by Defence Equipment and Support have been subject to review since the general election.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) reductions in civilian staff and (b) other efficiency savings were achieved in his Department in the last five years.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on continuing the remaining tranches of the Typhoon fighter project.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport by how much and in what proportion the budget of the Arts Council is to be reduced in 2010-11; how much funding his Department...

    • Arts Council England: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to send to the Editor of the Official Report for publication the text of each letter sent in...

      Ascot Festival 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials from his Department attended the Ascot Festival 2010 in an official...

      Bingo: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information his Department holds on the number of bingo clubs which have closed in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) gifts and (b) corporate entertainment and hospitality (i) he, (ii) other Ministers and (iii) officials from his...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport by what proportion his Department's budget will be reduced in 2010-11.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to his Department's press notice of 17 June 2010, on its cost savings, whether the decision not to proceed with...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) individual officials of each grade and (b) sections of his Department are responsible for gambling and gambling...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has received recent representations from (a) local authorities and (b) the Local Government Association on...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what correspondence his Department has had with (a) the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and (b) the...

      Horse Guards Parade: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for what reasons the Rwandan Flag was not included in the display of Commonwealth Flags on Horse Guards Parade on the occasion...

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the implementation of proposals to build an extension to (a) Tate Modern and (b) the British Museum is to be funded...

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the administration costs were of each lottery funding distributor in the last three financial years.

      National Museums Liverpool: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect on National Museums Liverpool of reductions in expenditure on his Department's...

      National Museums Liverpool: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect on the arts in Liverpool of the ending of the pilot project between National Museums...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he intends to take to encourage home ownership among those on low incomes; (2) whether he plans to retain...

    • Coalfields Regeneration Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will publish in full the report of the Coalfields Regeneration Review; (2) on what dates the members of the...

      Community Development: Hastings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of the Communitybuilders programme in the borough of Hastings; and what assessment he has made...

      Community Development: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent under the Prevent Violent Extremism Next Steps for Communities Programme on (a) Muslim groups, (b) groups...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contracts his Department has entered into with external consultants since the Government came into office; and what the...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department intends to take to increase the number of local authority homes under construction.

      Decentralisation and Localism Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials have been assigned to work on the Decentralisation and Localism Bill.

      Departmental Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of his Department's staff took up (a) all and (b) part of the leave for volunteering to which they were entitled in...

      Development Plans: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what aspect of Planning Policy Statement 1 on delivering sustainable communities he considered before deciding not to call in...

      Development Plans: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the concerns raised by his...

      Development Plans: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with representatives of Sport England on that organisation's concerns on the lack of wider...

      Development Plans: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with representatives of the Campaign to Protect Rural England on that organisation's objections to...

      Fairgrounds: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what planning regulations apply to fairgrounds.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of housing starts that were attributable to expenditure from the public...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if his Department will undertake a review of the value for money of funding for housing private finance initiative schemes.

      Housing: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to bring more empty and unoccupied homes into use.

      Housing: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to the London borough of Tower Hamlets for the purposes of servicing...

      Housing: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) Housing Investment Programme and (b) Major Repairs Allowance funding was allocated to council housing in the...

      Housing: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) social rented homes and (b) low cost home ownership homes were built in the London borough of Tower Hamlets in...

      Local Government Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Minister will have lead responsibility for the Local Government Bill.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 June 2010, Official Report, columns 15-17WS, on the local government...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of the (a) Support for Mortgage Scheme, (b) Mortgage Rescue Scheme, (c) Homeowner Mortgage...

      Non-domestic Rates: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the merits of introducing transitional rate relief for petrol stations whose business rates...

      Planning: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to amend the controls governing mineral safeguarding areas near settlements in rural areas; and if he will...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent guidance he has issued to his Department's executive agencies on the (a) suspension and (b) implementation of...

      Regeneration: Stepney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the £41 million funding allocated to the regeneration of the Ocean Estate in Stepney by the Homes and Communities...

      Social Rented Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to each of the arm's length management organisations in round six of...

      Social Rented Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what inspection rating the Audit Commission has given to each arm's length management organisation since 2001; and if he will...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the number of jobs supported through work on the Decent Homes programme in each of the last...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to bring forward plans to change the powers available to local authorities to remove Travellers from...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the planning controls affecting proposals for wind farms near...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to bring forward proposals to amend the planning laws in respect of proposals for windfarms near wetland areas.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to provide support for carers seeking to re-enter the workforce after their caring responsibilities have ended.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases were raised with the Child Support Agency by the hon. or right hon. Member for each constituency in the period from May 2005 to...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contracts his Department has entered into with external consultants since the Government came into office; and what the (a) name of the...

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households are in receipt of disability living allowance in (a) England, (b) Leicester and (c) Leicester West constituency.

      Disability Living Allowance: Wythenshawe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in each ward of Wythenshawe and Sale East constituency are in receipt of disability living allowance; and if he will...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance claimants who have been found fit for work (a) are in employment, (b) are in receipt of each type...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) policies and (b) practices are in place to ensure that vulnerable people who apply for employment and support allowance who are...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people have been employed through the Future Jobs Fund in each region; and how much has been spent under the fund in each region.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effect on the level of demand for...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households receive housing benefit of more than (a) £250 per week for a one bedroom property, (b) £290 per week for a two...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales are in receipt of housing benefit in excess of £100,000 per year.

      Incapacity Benefit: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency have had their entitlement to incapacity benefit reassessed in each of the last three...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the number of staff employed in Jobcentre Plus offices of the changes to benefit...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the pension credit minimum income guarantee is to be revised in line with the basic state pension increase in (a) 2012-13 and (b)...

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households received the Sure Start maternity grant for a second child in (a) England, (b) Leicester and (c) Leicester West...

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women who will not now be entitled to claim Sure Start maternity grant under the Government's...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the monetary value of each benefit to be paid by his Department (a) under current uprating rules and (b) uprated...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many applications were made to the Independent Living Fund in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many applications were made by persons working more than 16 hours per week to the Independent Living Fund in (a) England, (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the budget was of the Independent Living Fund in each year from 2005 to 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the total budget for the Independent Living Fund was allocated through the fund in each year from 2005 to 2010.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the retail price index each September is used as the basis for calculating the increase in public service pension in the next...

      State Retirement Pensions: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Redcar constituency are claiming the state pension.

      State Second Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the savings which would accrue from the uprating of the additional state pension in line with the Consumer Price...

      State Second Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to uprate the additional state pension in line with the consumer price index.

      Unemployment Benefits: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Peterborough constituency were claiming out of work benefits in (a) the latest period for which figures are available, (b)...

      Vocational Training: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the Residential Training for Disabled Adults programme and the continuing involvement of existing providers in that programme.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether special advisers in his Department provided advice to Ministers on the funding decisions announced on 17 May 2010.

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received from organisations whose funding from his Department was cancelled on 17 May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received from multilateral organisations since the announcement of his Department's review of multilateral...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which external organisations (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have met since their appointment; and what the purpose...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's aid programmes on maternal health and women's rights.

      UN Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has had discussions with the head of the (a) United Nations Development Programme, (b) UN Food and Agriculture...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bangladesh: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Bangladeshi government on allegations of human rights abuses relating to (a) Faisal...

    • Jamal Elshayyal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Israeli government on the case of Jamal Elshayyal following his detention on...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his proposals to change parliamentary constituency boundaries will apply in the same way to each of the constituent part of the UK.

    • Dissolution

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to proceed with his proposal for a 55 per cent. majority requirement to trigger a dissolution of Parliament if it is voted for by more than 50...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans his Department has to bring forward proposals to allow prisoners to vote in elections.

      Youth Citizenship Commission

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to respond to the recommendations of the Youth Citizenship Commission.

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Travel

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will introduce a scheme to pay for extended travel by (a) all hon. Members and (b) Opposition frontbench spokespersons.

    • Members: Travel

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was paid for extended travel by (a) hon. Members, (b) hon. Members of each of the three largest parties and (c) hon. Members who were frontbench...

  • Justice

    • Cardiff Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget was of HM Prison Cardiff for 2009-10; and what budget has been allocated to the prison for 2010-11.

    • Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to bring forward proposals for the reform of libel law.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many of his Department's contracts with its suppliers are under review as a result of the recently announced reductions in public expenditure;...

      Departmental Translation Services

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

      Dietary Supplements: Channel Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the authorities in (a) Jersey and (b) Guernsey on progress in implementing the EU (i) Food Supplements...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to answer question 117, on departmental manpower, tabled on 27 May 2010.

  • Health

    • Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons Sir David Varney has resigned as interim Chair of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals for an entitlement to free health checks for carers.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2010, Official Report, column 85W, on departmental manpower, what the salary range is of staff employed at each grade in...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to review the effectiveness of the (a) public service agreements and (b) vital signs indicators within his Department's area of...

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people in prison who were methadone users in each year since 1997; (2) what...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people have been prescribed methadone in each year since 1997; (2) what the annual cost was of prescribing methadone for one patient in...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will seek to ensure that any EU legislation on a traffic-light colour coding food labelling system is not mandatory in the UK.

      General Practitioners: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons Ofsted will have responsibility for inspecting Denmark Road medical surgery in Bournemouth East constituency.

      Health Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any exemptions in respect of changes in patient flows in (a) Warrington and (b) Halton hospital have been made as part of the approval process...

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of management of the transition of children and young people (a) with and (b) with family members...

      Hospitals: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to improve healthcare provision in the areas which would have been served by the proposed North Tees and Hartlepool...

      Hospitals: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to implement the recommendations of the Darzi review of acute health services north of the River Tees.

      Hospitals: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the implementation of recommendations of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

      Hospitals: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake an investigation into the standard of provision and cost of bedside telephones in hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

      King George Hospital Ilford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has received the report of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel on the future of King George Hospital, Ilford; whether he plans to publish the...

      Lipoedema: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent (a) representations he has received and (b) guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts on the treatment of classic lipoedema...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how he plans to ensure that primary care trusts involve (a) children and young people who access mental health services, (b) parents of children and...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what proportion of national health service employees in Colchester constituency will have their pay frozen as a result of the decision...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on allowing patients access to drugs recommended by a consultant but not yet evaluated by the National Institute for Health and...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Automotive Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what funding he intends to allocate to the Automotive Council to implement the recommendations of the recent report of the...

    • Broadband: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of (a) households and (b) businesses in Witham constituency have access to internet broadband speeds of 2 mega...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding will be available from the new Enterprise Capital Fund in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Newcastle.

      Business: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London were registered for VAT in each of the last three...

      Companies House: Nantgarw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the South Wales Valleys of the proposed closure of the Nantgarw office of...

      Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the introduction of a provision to ensure that mergers and takeovers operate in the public interest.

      Co-operatives and Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on support for (a) co-operatives and (b) social enterprises.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East of 17 June 2010, Official Report, column 501W, on departmental...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2010, Official Report, column 534W, on departmental mobile telephones, what the (a) purchase...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the advertisement of job vacancies within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Dietary Supplements: Channel Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made a recent estimate of the monetary value of the trade in food supplements and other health products from the...

      East of England Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) running costs and (b) expenditure on projects were of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) in 2009-10;...

      East of England Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) property, (b) staff and (c) administration of each overseas...

      East of England Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding from the East of England Development Agency was allocated to Harlow in each year since the agency was...

      East of England Development Agency: Great Yarmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the East of England Development Agency spent on projects and programmes in Great Yarmouth in the last 24 months.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects his Department to conclude its review of the education maintenance allowance scheme.

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2010, Official Report, column 456W, on fossil fuels: export credits guarantees, what steps he...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on university funding of the introduction of the points-based system of immigration.

      Higher Education: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to increase the provision of higher education facilities and courses in Hartlepool constituency.

      Local Enterprise Zones: Hastings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he consider the merits of designating Hastings as a borough eligible for the establishment of a local enterprise zone; and if...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2010, Official Report, column 536W, on post offices, where each of the 48 Post Office...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria are being used to evaluate the effectiveness of the Post Office Essential pilots.

      Rolls Royce: Hucknall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the management of Rolls Royce on its plans to outsource overseas the highly skilled sheet...

      Sheffield Forgemasters: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) which private sector companies have made representations to his Department on the review of the loan proposal for Sheffield...

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent consideration his Department has given to ending the application of British Summer Time.

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has set a timetable for reviewing the use of British Summer Time.

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the target market countries of the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation (a) were in 2009-10 and (b)...

      West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much he expects to be saved consequent on reductions in spending on (a) his Department's programmes and (b)...

  • Education

    • Academies: Wigan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in the metropolitan borough of Wigan (a) he has invited to apply for academy status and (b) have applied for academy status.

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much capital funding was allocated to schools in South Thanet constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which information is available.

      Class Sizes: Thanet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the teacher-pupil ratio is in each school in South Thanet constituency.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Education whether the proposed further phase of the Children, Young People and Families Grant Programme to fund work by the third sector to improve educational...

      Departmental Publications

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

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate has been made of the likely reduction in the number of (a) jobs and (b) specific projects as a consequence of the reduction in his...

      Eleven Plus: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils in each primary school in Dartford constituency passed the 11 plus examination in each of the last five years.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the funding of universal free school meals pilot due to begin in September 2010.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to extend to students in further education institutions the free school meal scheme available to 16-19 year olds...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what measures are in place to prevent (a) academy, (b) state and (c) state-funded independent schools from being (i) operated and (ii) managed by a...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools opening his Department has made budgetary provision for in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many GCSE A*-C grades or equivalents obtained by pupils at maintained schools other than academy schools in 2008-09 were for (a) academic...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of key stage four examination entries in each school which was subsequently replaced by an academy school was for a GCSE, excluding...

      GCSE: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children at schools in (a) Don Valley constituency and (b) Doncaster borough have obtained five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C in each year...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) financial provision and (b) other assistance local education authorities are required to offer to home-educated children and young people...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what support local education authorities are required to offer to home-educated children and young people with special educational needs who (a) have...

      Non-teaching Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of lessons that were supervised by unqualified non-teaching staff in the latest year for which figures are...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Hampstead and Kilburn constituency will receive the pupil premium; and what amount the premium will be...

      Pupils: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has had discussions with Ministerial colleagues on Government policy on the carrying of kirpans in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will provide assistance to children and young people who wish to attend schools outside their local authority areas.

      Schools: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many maintained schools in (a) Don Valley and (b) the Doncaster borough council area were rebuilt or refurbished between 1997 and 2010; (2)...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools previously judged outstanding by Ofsted received subsequent inspection...

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many parents in the Kirklees local authority area appealed against the decision on their child's secondary school place in each of the last five...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps the Government plans to take to maintain and strengthen the role of special schools.

  • Home Department

    • Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the level of illegal drug use in England.

    • Defendant Anonymity: Rape Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with police forces on the implications for them of the Government's proposals to extend anonymity to defendants...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to regulate the use of CCTV in public places; and if she will make a statement.

      Administration: Police Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the amount of time spent on administrative tasks by police officers each year.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU citizens have been deported for reasons other than criminal activity in the last 12 months.

      Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions her Department has had on setting the date for an Anti-Slavery Day under the Anti-Slavery Day Act 2010.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations she has received from Mr Howard Stapleton on the legality of the ultrasonic antisocial behaviour deterrent device,...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made for the transit of asylum seekers in Scotland to Yarl's Wood to await deportation; and what assessment she...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received on the examination of a six-year old child in the adult sexual assault referral centre in Liverpool on 28 March...

      Counter-terrorism: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many CCTV cameras have been installed in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency under Project Champion.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to maintain public confidence in Government crime statistics.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) make, (b) model and (c) place of manufacture is of the car allocated for the use of each Minister in her Department.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanism she plans to use to assess which DNA samples held on the DNA database belonging to those who were arrested but not convicted...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence she has (a) received and (b) commissioned on the merits of retaining DNA evidence for (i) three years and (ii) six years.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether migrants are to have the right to appeal against the result of an English language test.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to meet representatives of the British curry industry to discuss the effects of the points-based immigration...

      Immigration Tribunals and Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the Exchequer of (a) immigration tribunals and appeals and (b) reports compiled by country experts and medical experts...

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to ensure that children do not have access to age-restricted products and material on the internet.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people arrested in each year since 1997 who were methadone users.

      Nottinghamshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the conclusions of the report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary into Nottinghamshire Constabulary; and what...

      Police Authorities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the level of transparency of the mechanisms by which police authorities publish details of the...

      Police: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the amount of time spent by police officers on administrative tasks each year.

      Police: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will instruct chief constables to publish a list of any other employment undertaken by serving police officers in each police force.

      Police: Mobile IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on the changes in (a) officer visibility and (b) time taken to complete administrative tasks...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer question (a) 228, on departmental official vehicles and (b) 392, on departmental electronic equipment, tabled on...

      Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason she has prohibited Dr Zakir Abdul-Karim Naik from entering the UK.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings: Redcar

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the most recent estimate is of the number of people in Redcar constituency who earn less than £7,450 per annum.

    • Average Earnings: Redcar

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average individual annual income was in Redcar constituency in each of the last five years.

      Average Earnings: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average income of an individual was in each parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he...

      Business: Essex

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses employ fewer than 50 people in each local authority area in the ceremonial county of Essex.

      Business: Witham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small and medium-sized businesses were operating in Witham constituency in each year since 1997.

      Citizens' Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will bring forward proposals to strengthen the role of citizens advice bureaux as part of the Government's programme for a big society.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he has taken to improve the efficiency of government recruitment processes following publication of the National Audit Office report on...

      Community Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements he plans to make for trials of the Government's new community organisers scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his estimate is of the cost to the public purse of proposed reductions in numbers of non-frontline staff in his Department and its agencies.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what non-departmental public bodies his Department is responsible; what remuneration is given to (a) the chair and (b) members of each such body;...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in his Department.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Government (a) cars and (b) drivers are allocated to Ministers in the Leader of the House's Office.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many contracts between his Department and with its suppliers in respect of (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) the Office of the Leader of the House and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in his Department are working on renegotiating contracts for the supply of goods and services to (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) the...

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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)...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department takes to ensure that the statistics it publishes comply with the provisions of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics;...

      Electoral Register: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of (a) the size of the adult population and (b) the number of persons registered to vote resident in the (i) metropolitan...

      Employment: Witham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people in Witham constituency were employed by small and medium-sized enterprises in each year since 1997; and what the...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to increase the efficiency of public sector food procurement.

      Government Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's information-gathering exercise on non-payroll staff; what the timescale...

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of non-EU (a) migrants and (b) economic migrants who (i) have arrived to live in the UK and (ii) have...

      Job Creation: Redcar

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new jobs were created in Redcar constituency in each of the last five years.

      Job Creation: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new jobs were created in each parliamentary constituency in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      National School of Government: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will publish the terms of the National School of Government's private finance initiative agreements.

      New Businesses: Bexley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of new businesses in the London borough of Bexley in the last 12 months.

      Special Advisers Remuneration Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) which Ministers are members of the Special Advisers Remuneration Committee; (2) on which dates the Special Advisers Remuneration Committee has...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what definition of a voluntary and community organisation his Department uses.

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had on the definition of non-business assets in respect of the application of capital gains tax; and if he will make a statement.

    • Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many households with annual incomes of over £40,000 are in receipt of child tax credit in (a) England, (b) Leicester and (c) Leicester...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2010, Official Report, column 68W, on departmental manpower, what the salary range is of staff employed at each grade in...

      Financial Services: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral statement of 7 June 2010, Official Report, columns 1056-58, on banking reform, what assessment he has made of the effect of his...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account his Department and the Bank of England have taken of the recommendations of the Bingham report on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International...

      Insurance: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what investigations the Financial Services Authority has conducted into the Masterbond warranty scheme operated by the Federation of Master Builders in the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the emails of 27 May and 4 June 2010 and to the letter of 8 June 2010 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay on the...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse has been of establishing the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR); what mechanism was used to appoint its staff; where...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps were taken to ensure that appointments made to the Office of Budgetary Regulation were compliant with policy on the appointment of women to...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Financial Statement of 22 June 2010, Official Report, columns 166-80, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in net income at...

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of previously eligible women who will not be entitled to claim health in pregnancy grant under the Government's...

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the savings to accrue from implementation of shared services in Government in the next two financial years.

      Public Finance: Redditch

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will include in the Budget measures to protect vulnerable and poor people in Redditch.

      Public Sector: Hastings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of public sector employment in the borough of Hastings; and if he will include that borough in the districts...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate (a) the savings in each year of the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts arising from the adoption of the consumer price index as...

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to reduce the level of gross profit tax levied on bingo club operators.

      Taxation: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what rate of gross profit tax is paid by (a) bingo clubs, (b) high street bookmakers and (c) online bingo websites.

      VAT: Sunscreen

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of exempting sun screen products from value added tax.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to lines 37 to 45 of table 2.1 of Budget 2010, HC 61, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) families and (b) children who will be less...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Midlothian

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in Midlothian constituency affected by the changes to (a) working tax credits and (b) child tax credits...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why, in the light of the effect of insertional mutagenesis which takes place during genetic transformation of between 1 per cent and 4 per cent of the genes of the...

    • Alston Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the National Audit Office to investigate the use of public funds for the Alston Healthcare project.

      Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to repeal Section 9 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 which withdraws support from failed asylum seekers.

      Aviation: Low Flying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which air forces, other than the Royal Air Force, are allowed to carry out low-flying training in United Kingdom air space; how many nations have done so; and what...

      Bloody Sunday Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of paragraph 3.119 in the Principal Conclusions and Overall Assessment of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

      Bloody Sunday Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the publication of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, they will hold a public inquiry to establish the identities of those who ordered, organised and...

      Bolivia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid was given to Bolivia in the past five years; and why such aid was given.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was given in aid to each of the British Overseas Territories in each of the last five years; and whether there are plans to increase the priority of the...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Aung San Suu Kyi is being held in...

      Chagos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , in light of the article in the Times on 22 April, what assessment they have made of the independence of the 2002 Phase 2B Feasibility Study on resettlement of...

      Chagos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in view of the article in the Times on 22 April quoting one of the expert consultants involved expressing doubts about the validity of the 2002 Phase 2B...

      Children: Speech and Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support will be provided in 2010-11 and 2011-12 for parents to help identify communication disabilities; and how much of that support will be made available...

      Crime: Drink and Drug Driving

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions, and (c) convictions, of (1) men, and (2) women, there were for the offences of driving after consuming alcohol or taking...

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to reducing the number of electricity pylons and miles of overhead lines; and whether they are assessing (a) the likely impact...

      Energy: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will work with the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency to include nuclear power as a source of carbon-free energy in the...

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish details of their proposals on the Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Finance: UK Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the United Kingdom's gross financial contribution in sterling in 2009 to (a) the European Union, (b) the Commonwealth, (c) the World Trade Organisation,...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why information sheets accompanying prescribed benzodiazepines do not carry warnings of potential withdrawal syndromes associated with its use.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the Council for Information on Tranquillisers, Antidepressants, and Painkillers, and to other organisations helping those...

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what strategy they have to improve early diagnosis to help reverse the increase in tuberculosis rates over the past 20 years.

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the London Tuberculosis Commissioning Board becomes operational.

      HMS "Atherstone"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what operational lessons have been learned from the two-year deployment away from United Kingdom waters of HMS "Atherstone".

      HMS "Atherstone"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the recent deployment of HMS "Atherstone" will accelerate her refit cycle.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the formal status of the committee appointed to consider a draft bill on reform of the House of Lords.

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will investigate current attempts to deport Palestinians from east Jerusalem to the West Bank; and, if so, whether they will make representations to...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of the Independent Safeguarding Authority; and what are their plans for it.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Governments of Turkey and Iran about respecting the frontiers of Iraq and compensating villagers who have suffered...

      Iraq: British Consulate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will maintain their consulate in Basra and appoint a consul in Arbil or Kirkuk.

      Kyrgyzstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from the government of Kyrgyzstan to investigate the location of money transferred out of Kyrgyzstan by banks controlled by...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the United Kingdom's overseas aid budget is allocated and administered by the European Union; what is the annual total in sterling; and, whether...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how often they review the policies governing that part of the United Kingdom's overseas aid budget allocated and administered by the European Union; how they...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will examine practices used in other European states for identifying, protecting and supporting trafficked persons and prosecuting traffickers.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that trafficked persons are not prosecuted for offences committed while they were subject to coercion.

      Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rules of engagement for Royal Navy ships engaged in anti-piracy operations have changed since 11 May.

      Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action has been taken this year against piracy off the east coast of Africa.

      Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the trial of alleged pirates handed over to the Kenyan authorities.

      Railways: Public Subsidy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the public subsidy paid to each of the train operating companies in each of the last ten years.

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the High Level Output Specifications and the Statements of Public Funds Available for Anglo-Scottish sleeper services are given to the Office of Rail...

      Railways: Signalling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the experience of implementing the railway signalling scheme in use on the Cambrian line will affect their plans for extending those arrangements more...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be responsible for brokering partnerships between schools converting to academies and the underperforming schools they will support.

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Education will spend on grants to schools to support the cost of converting to academies.

      Schools: Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enhance the teaching of citizenship in schools.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Somalia about their alleged use of child soldiers; and, if so, whether they have had any responses.

      Violence against Women and Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to pursue the cross-Government strategy Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls: a Strategy.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis a visa to visit the United Kingdom was given to Mohamed Atta Al-Moula Abbas, Director of National Intelligence and Security in Sudan.

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