Written answers

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Ministers in his Department have used an allocated Ministerial car to travel between the Department and the House of Commons on each day...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of surplus one and two bed properties in the social sector in West Lancashire constituency.

    • Community Land Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many community land trusts are registered in England; and how many new homes he expects such trusts to provide in the next...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2010, Official Report, columns 374-5W, on council housing: construction, what criteria his...

      Departmental Official Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on official photographs of Ministers since the formation of the present administration.

      Housing Benefit: Homlessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the likely effects of implementation of the proposed changes to the payment of housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to bring forward further proposals on providing financial incentives to local authorities allowing residential...

      Housing: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2010, Official Report, column 377W, on housing: empty property, when he expects to complete...

      National Community Land Trust Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost of establishing the National Community Land Trust Network; how many people he expects the...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities not to grant planning permissions for residential dwellings on flood...

      Social Rented Housing: Bishop Auckland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the number of surplus (a) one and (b) two bedroom properties in the social sector in (i)...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) local authority and (b) housing association properties remaining to...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to increase the powers of local authorities to remove illegally camped Gypsies and...

  • Transport

    • Bus services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 to require all new buses to have audio and visual...

    • Bus services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to offer bus services operator grant for the provision of local bus services in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      Bus Services: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the liability to contractors would be if funding for the Quality Bus scheme on the A65 in Leeds were withdrawn.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the address is of the head office of each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible.

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Intercity Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the outcomes of Sir Andrew Foster's review of the Intercity Express contract; and if he will make a statement.

      Merchant Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to encourage more merchant naval vessels to register in the UK.

      River Wear: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will expedite the decision on whether to retain planned funding to the new Wear Bridge.

      Road Traffic: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will visit the villages of Hollingworth and Mottram-in-Longdendale in Stalybridge and Hyde constituency to observe traffic congestion on the A59.

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to inform Croydon and Lewisham councils of his decision on their joint bid for credit for their private finance initiative street...

      South East Airports Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the responsibilities of the South East Airports Taskforce are; and what mechanism will be established to ensure that the Taskforce takes account...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the expenditure of her Department and its predecessor on (a) organisation of and (b)...

    • Floods: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure her Department and its agencies have incurred on flood defences in the North East in each of the last 13...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions Ministers in her Department had with their international counterparts at the 62nd annual meeting of the...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements Ministers in her Department attended as part of the 62nd annual meeting of the...

      Woodland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to increase the amount of woodland in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands.

      Woodland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to protect ancient woodland in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on (a) organisation of and (b) attendance at conferences in each year since 1997.

    • Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the cost of...

  • Wales

    • Bosch: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has discussed with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers (a) the effects on employment in companies supplying the Bosch factory in Cardiff of...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Systems: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the likely cost to the public...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the address is of the head office of each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible.

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what training has been provided for Ministers in his Department since the formation of the present administration; and at what...

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many individual respondents there were to Ofcom's Wholesale Mobile Call Termination Review; when he expects Ofcom to...

      Radio: Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will delay or abolish the proposed switch off of FM analogue broadcasting in light of its effect on poorer households.

  • Attorney-General

    • Young Offenders: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service spent on prosecution of offenders under the age of 18 years in each of the last five years.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the boiler scrappage scheme in increasing energy efficiency; and if he will make a...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable has been set for a reduction in the level of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions; and if he will seek a commitment at EU...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the introduction of mandatory carbon reporting under section 85 of...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from the Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the address is of the head office of each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible.

      Electricity Generation: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the introduction of legislation to enable global...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will meet business representatives for Teesside to discuss the possible location of the Green Investment Bank in that area.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to retain the previous Government's target of insulating every home with cavity wall and loft insulation where...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of payment of feed-in tariffs necessary to encourage take-up of the scheme; and if he will make...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of wind turbines on nearby wildlife populations.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Air Conditioning Facilities

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, answering for the House of Commons Commission how many complaints have been made about air conditioning facilities in the offices of hon. Members and...

    • Departmental Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, answering for the House of Commons Commission how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group had a Palace of Westminster security pass (i)...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, answering for the House of Commons Commission how many security passes allowing access to the Parliamentary Estate were issued in each category in each...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2010, Official Report, column 2W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what proportion of the increase in the...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral statement of 14 June 2010, Official Report, columns 663-66, on Afghanistan, what functions are to be supported by...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of expenditure on military operations in Afghanistan in each year from 2002-03 to 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.

      Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of each regiment of the Army were discharged in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which regiments in the British Army provide (a) psychiatric advice, (b) psychological advice, (c) advice on re-skilling and continued education, (d)...

      Army: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what resettlement advice is given before discharge to soldiers who have served fewer than four years; and if he will make a statement.

      Clyde Submarine Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what shortfalls in the Clyde safety management arrangements have been identified by the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator at HMNB Clyde; what steps will...

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what opportunities are available for hon. Members and Members of the House of Lords to contribute to the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on catering in each year from 1997 to 2009.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the address is of the head office of each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (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 Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) name and (b) version is of each computer software package used by his Department to calculate its expenditure on travel.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will propose an agreement with the governments of China, France and Russia to exchange and publish aerial and remote sensing photographs of missile...

      NATO: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider the merits of allowing members of the armed forces to wear the NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal in public.

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the likely effect on the morale of members of the armed forces and their families of the proposed transfer of naval engineering...

      Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will undertake not to seek an update of the Trident D5 system during the period of discussions between China, France, Russia, the UK and the US on...

      Turkey: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to support the denuclearisation of the NATO air base at Incirlik.

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on animal testing for the purpose of developing weapons.

  • Justice

    • Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legal aid funding provided by his Department through Shelter UK to support vulnerable families in...

    • Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much time was spent on court time on care hearings in (a) preparation and (b) court in each of the last five years.

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much the Legal Services Commission spent on solicitors' and counsels' fees in care proceedings in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many care proceedings cases reached the threshold for high cost cases in each of the last five years.

      Corruption: Public service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who the members are of the Foreign Bribery Strategy Board; and on what dates the Board has met.

      Council of Europe Prisoner Transfer Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners he expects to return to (a) France, (b) Romania, (c) the Netherlands, (d) Lithuania, (e) Ireland, (f) Poland, (g) the...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to take account of (a) socio-economic factors, (b) geographic factors and (c) the adequacy of public transport links in the South...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his proposals to (a) merge and (b) close courts on the workload of each remaining magistrate's court.

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for...

      Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average fine levied on a person convicted of an offence under section (a) 14(3) and (b) 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 was in the last 12 months.

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there have been of people of each sex in each age group in (a) England and Wales, (b) Essex and (c) Southend for the offence of...

      Magistrates' Courts: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to extend the operating hours at Bradford Magistrates' Court.

      Magistrates' Courts: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much unused (a) physical courtroom capacity and (b) court time there is at Bradford Magistrates' Court; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Magistrates' Courts: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the initial incidental cost to the public purse of transferring the work of Bingley Magistrates' Court to Bradford Magistrates' Court.

      Magistrates' Courts: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the effects on the (a) cost and (b) duration of journeys between prison and court of the merging of Bradford Magistrates' Court and...

      Magistrates Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons he proposes to merge the local justice areas of Lambeth and Southwark, Croydon and Sutton.

      Magistrates Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of adapting Camberwell Green magistrates court to accommodate work transferred from Tower Bridge...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of senior managers in the National Offender Management Service have a background in (a) the Probation Service and (b) the...

      National Offender Management Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much has been spent on offender management services commissioned by each Director of Offender Management since their inception; (2) what...

      National Offender Management Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many senior managers of grades A to D in the Prison Service are employed by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS); and of these how many...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the address is of the head office of each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on (a) imprisonment and (b) rehabilitation of offenders under the age of 18 years in each of the last five years.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people given custodial sentences of less than 12 months in each of the last two years were convicted of each type of offence.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people who were given custodial sentences of up to six months in the latest year for which figures are available were convicted of each offence.

      Prison Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many suppliers were contracted to supply fresh produce to the Prison Service in each year since 2004; and how many of those suppliers were...

      Prison Service: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on raising the retirement age for prison officers.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to improve drug treatment facilities in prisons.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on probation services commissioned by each probation trust in the latest year for which information is available; and what proportion...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department and its predecessor spent on preventative measures to tackle youth offending in the last five years.

      Young Offenders: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders with (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs have been placed in young offender institutions in each...

  • Health

    • Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include the care of rheumatoid arthritis as a priority in the next iteration of his Department's world class commissioning assurance framework.

    • Complementary Medicine: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the expenditure by each NHS primary care trust on commissioning (a) homeopathic and (b) chiropractic therapies in...

      Food: Fat and Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) food manufacturers, (b) caterers and (c) food producers to reduce the amount of saturated...

      Health Hazards: Radon Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice is available to householders on the dangers of radon gas; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of treatments available through the NHS his Department classifies as fully evidence-based.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that patient satisfaction outcomes are considered in the commissioning of NHS services.

      Homeopathy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the total NHS budget was spent on homeopathic services in the last 10 years.

      James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses the James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust has employed in each of the last five years.

      James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cardiology operations at James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust have been cancelled in the last 12 months.

      James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time in the accident and emergency department at James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust was in each of the last five years.

      James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many avoidable deaths occurred at James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust in each of the last five years; (2) how many deaths...

      James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been prosecuted for attacks on staff at James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust in the last 12 months.

      Muscular Dystrophy: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that muscular dystrophy care advisors are appointed in each region.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Care Quality Commission to publish the outcomes of its next set of annual health checks for health providers and commissioners.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Choose and Book system in widening patient choice.

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to announce his decision on the allocation of funding to primary care trusts in financial years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Strategic Health Authorities: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust spent on translation services in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with voluntary sector providers the effect on stroke survivors and carers of ending ring-fenced funding for the National Stroke Strategy.

      Strokes: Health Services and Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding he plans to allocate to strategic health authorities for stroke service development in the next financial year; (2) what funding he...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects each contribution from the Exchequer to banks in which UK Financial Investments Ltd has a stake to be repaid; and if he will make a statement.

    • Business: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of businesses were entered into insolvency by HM Revenue and Customs in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) mothers receive child benefit and (b) children trigger payments of child benefit in Makerfield constituency.

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in (a) Wansbeck constituency and (b) the UK are in receipt of the childcare element of tax credits.

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from the Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the cost of the...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to recoup any shortfall in his predicted savings from renegotiations of contracts with suppliers of goods and services to...

      Housing: Rents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) 50th percentile rent for (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three, (iv) four and (v) five-bedroom properties in 2010-11 and (b)...

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many health in pregnancy grants were made in Makerfield constituency in 2009-10;

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements are in place for the payment of charges for calls to the 0845 numbers used by HM Revenue and Customs.

      VAT: Audio Recordings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much value added tax was paid on the sale of audio books in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households receive tax credits in Makerfield constituency.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Motherwell

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency in the income band (a) £10,000 to £20,000, (b) £21,000 to £30,000, (c)...

  • Education

    • Academies: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in Coventry have submitted an application for academy status.

    • Academies: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of year 11 academy school pupils was entered for (a) history GCSE, (b) geography GCSE, (c) a modern foreign language...

      Academies: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of key stage four examination entries in each academy school in 2008-09 was for a GCSE, excluding applied GCSEs.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his proposals for a pupil premium will include funding for looked-after children.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent research his Department has commissioned on the number of young carers.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding per pupil his Department has allocated to Kirklees local education authority in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the future of the (a) Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant and (b) Traveller Education Funding Scheme.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to publish a response to the recent consultation on the dedicated schools grant.

      GCSE: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C in each school in Leicester West constituency in each of the last five years.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take in response to Ofsted's recommendations in its recent report on local authorities and home education.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to increase support for low income families in the education system.

      Schools: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will ensure that schools in Bury will receive a real terms increase in per pupil funding in each year of the next comprehensive spending review...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many incidents of violence towards staff in schools or colleges (a) were and (b) were not reported to the police in the latest period for which...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department provides to schools and colleges on reporting to police attacks on staff.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the process is for the funding of maintained preparatory schools in England; and what role local education authorities have in that process.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local authorities did not undertake school organisation plans for each year following the removal of the requirement to do so in 2004; and if he...

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils in the Kirklees local authority area were not offered a place at their (a) first, (b) second and (c) third...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his plans are for the future of the vocational diploma; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals for a minimum-funded annual entitlement for teachers' professional development before assessing the merits of a...

  • Home Department

    • Andrei Lugovoi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government has issued an arrest warrant through Interpol for Andrei Lugovoi.

    • Animals: Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure compliance with the policy on replacement, reduction and refinement in relation to the use of...

      Animals: Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animals were used in the safety testing of shellfish in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-Semitic incidents (a) were recorded in England and Wales in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009 and (b) have been recorded in 2010 to...

      Asylum: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to make a decision on whether the exemption of the exclusion of women asylum seekers who have experienced domestic violence...

      British Nationality: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Preseli, Pembrokeshire of 24 March 2010, Official Report, columns 351-52W, on the UK...

      Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to bring forward legislation to make the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency a non-departmental public body.

      Departmental Human Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on human resources in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) front line and (b) other staff were employed by (i) her Department and (ii) each of its agencies in the latest year for which...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2010, Official Report, column 146W, on departmental mobile phones, which Ministers in her Department have...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the address is of the head office of each non-departmental public body for which her Department is responsible.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on (a) advertising, (b) public relations, (c) consultants, (d) ministerial transport and (e) entertainment...

      Deportation: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the deportation of individuals from the UK to Somalia.

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women with no recourse to public funds have taken shelter from domestic abuse in refugee accommodation since the Home Office pilot...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fines were issued to people who arrived in the UK without proper documentation in each year from 1997 to 2009; and how much was...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the proposed cap on immigration will apply to visa applications made prior to 28 June 2010.

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the proposed cap on immigration will include those applying for spouse visas.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received from (a) hon. Members, (b) owners of educational establishments that provide courses for...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the review of the points-based immigration system applied to those seeking a visa for study in the UK to conclude; and if...

      Leicestershire Constabulary: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the likely change to the level of funding allocated by her Department to Leicestershire constabulary in...

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussions she has had with Interpol about sharing information on lost or stolen UK passports with private businesses; (2) what...

      Police Community Support Officer: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the redundancy costs of a police community support officer with (a) seven, (b) six, (c) five, (d) four,...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the (a) cost and (b) length of time spent by police officers on administrative tasks in each year since 1997.

      Police: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to review the remuneration and conditions of service for police officers; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria will be used to determine reductions to police force budgets in England and Wales.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what mechanism the planned reduction of £135 million funding for police forces will be allocated between police forces in England and...

      Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on raising the retirement age for police officers.

      Pre-charge Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been held for 28 days in pre-charge detention since 2005.

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases involving rape the defendant was convicted following the introduction of DNA evidence by the prosecution in each of the...

      Surveillance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse has been of surveillance of Linda and John Catt, identifying separately the cost of (a) logging and (b)...

      Terrorism: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the conviction rate in criminal cases involving any charges on terrorist offences was in each year from 2006 to 2010.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of aid allocated by his Department to groups in Afghanistan seeking to improve the quality of life, education, health...

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that aid committed by his Department to improve the quality of life, education, health and safety of...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Government plans to contribute to the international fund for maintaining levels of forestation; and whether expenditure...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support the Centre for Progressive Health Financing (a) has provided to date and (b) plans to provide in the next six months to...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps he plans to take at the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly towards reducing maternal mortality...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on provision of aid to countries where torture is used.

      International Assistance: Poverty and Hunger

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of aid delivery models used by the United Nations to make...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department provided to each country (a) in total and (b) per head of population of the recipient country in the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what budget his Department has allocated for consultancy in 2010-11.

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Ministers in his Department have used an allocated Ministerial car to travel between the Department and the House of Commons on each day...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff his Department employs outside London at a wage of less than £7.14 per hour.

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to include disability living allowance payments to children in his proposed review of disability living allowance payments.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the level of financial support needed to ensure that those living on employment and support allowance do not...

      Floors: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the (a) methodology used by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for measuring the...

      Floors: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received on the Health and Safety Executive's (a) policy on slipping and (b) methodology for measuring the risk...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs created (a) in Great Yarmouth constituency, (b) in the East of England and (c) nationally have been attributable to the Future...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people Jobcentre Plus recorded as homeless in the last five years; and how many such people Jobcentre Plus has helped to place in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his contribution of 28 June 2010, Official Report, column 609, what estimate he has made of the number of elderly people in...

      Housing Benefit: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those resident in Liverpool are in receipt of housing benefit.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has undertaken on the number of people receiving incapacity benefit who are receiving it contrary to the benefit...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Bishop Auckland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of lone parents in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in (a) Bishop Auckland and (b) Blackpool...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of lone parents in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of lone parents in (a) Slough, (b) Salisbury and (c) Scarborough and Whitby constituency in receipt...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of lone parents in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Makerfield constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of lone parents in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Worsley and Eccles South constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of lone parents in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in (a) Glasgow North and (b) Ealing Central and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of lone parents in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Kingston upon Hull North constituency.

      Lone Parents: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of lone parents in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in West Lancashire constituency.

      Mesothelioma: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deaths from mesothelioma there have been in the West Midlands in the last five years.

      Mesothelioma: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deaths there have been from mesothelioma in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in the last 20 years.

      Mesothelioma: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deaths from mesothelioma there were in (a) the area of Penistone and Stockbridge constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in...

      New Deal Schemes: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisations which deliver the Flexible New Deal programme in Birmingham have been informed since the Government came into office that...

      Pensions: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that UK seafarers working in international waters receive full pension provision.

      Pensions: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward measures to include UK seafarers working in international waters within the scope of the Pensions Act 2008.

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many health in pregnancy grants were made in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency in 2009-10.

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what timetable he has set for implementation of his proposal to phase out the default retirement age.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to bring forward proposals for financial support for those who are unable to work due to illness or disability.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Wigan constituency are in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Bishop Auckland and (b) Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency receive (i) disability living allowance, (ii)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and support allowance in West...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and support allowance in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and support allowance in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Worsley and Eccles South constituency receive a (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment support allowance in (i)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Slough, (b) Salisbury and (c) Scarborough and Whitby constituency were in receipt of (i) disability living allowance,...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and support allowance in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Hampstead and Kilburn constituency are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) invalidity benefit and...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) employment and support allowance in...

      Vacancies: Sex Establishments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to publish his formal response to the consultation on the acceptance and advertising of vacancies in the adult entertainment...

      Work Capability Assessment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the application of the employment support allowance's requirement for a work capability assessment to people who...

      Work Capability Assessment: Wigan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work capability assessments have been carried out in Wigan constituency in each year since they were introduced.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Manipur Province

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of India on lifting restrictions on access to Manipur province; and if he...

    • Nuclear Programme: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the EU's policy on Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make...

      Nuclear Programme: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the EU's policy on Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make...

      National Budgets: EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the prospects for agreement to proposed changes to EU mechanisms for surveillance of national budgets.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made in the middle east peace process; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had at EU level on the process for limiting the size of the next EU budget; and if he will make a statement.

      United Nations Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on reform of the United Nations.

      British Citizens: Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements his Department has in place to manage relationships with the Greek authorities concerning the unlawful killing...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on (a) organisation of and (b) attendance at conferences in each...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East of 9 June 2010, Official Report, column 164W, on departmental...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the address is of the head office of each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible.

      Departmental Official Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on official photographs of Ministers since the formation of the present administration.

      Euro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government plan to support any amendments to EU treaties which may be proposed to enable the rules governing the...

      Gibraltar: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response his Department plans to make to the European Court of Justice judgment C-186/09 on the non-implementation of...

      Gulf of Mexico: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the effects on relations between the UK and the US of the situation in the Gulf of Mexico.

      India and Pakistan: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to encourage India and Pakistan to participate more fully in international negotiations on...

      Iraq: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on the treatment of Christian communities in Iraq.

      Israel: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will take steps to encourage the Government of Israel to declare the number, type and location of its nuclear...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to seek to secure access for the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit...

      Nuclear Test Ban: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government plan to take to seek to persuade Annex 2 countries to (a) sign and (b) ratify the Comprehensive...

      Pakistan: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which projects funded by his Department as part of counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes in Pakistan will not...

      Pakistan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of UK relations with Pakistan.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) mobile telephones, (b) video cameras and (c) digital cameras...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assurances he has (a) sought from and (b) obtained from the Israeli government on it returning (i) contemporary notes,...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the significance of photographic and video evidence confiscated from members of the Gaza Freedom...

      Russia: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Department is taking to seek to ensure respect for the rule of law and the right to a fair trial in the Russian...

      Russia: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department is continuing to monitor the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky; and if he will make a statement.

      USA: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the US administration has notified him of the discovery of a forged British passport in the course of a recent...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Leader of the House which Ministers in his office have used an allocated ministerial car to travel between the Cabinet Office and the House of Commons on each day since 21 May 2010.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his latest assessment is of the merits of Business Link; and whether he plans to end the scheme.

    • Business: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what account his Department takes of whether companies have anti-corruption procedures in place when deciding whether to provide...

      Business: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) information and (b) guidance on the exclusion of companies found guilty of corruption from public tenders following...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses (a) in Great Yarmouth constituency, (b) in the East of England region and (c) nationally have received...

      Business: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to increase the level of access to credit for small businesses in (a) Coventry and (b)...

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on works of art since 2007.

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department and its predecessors have spent on staff restaurants in each of the last 10 years; where each such...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what files on (a) the Abortion Act 1967 and (b) the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (i) 1990 and (ii) 2008 his...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff worked in his Department's ministerial support office on (a) 1 May 2010 and (b) 1 July 2010.

      East of England Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what websites have been (a) operated and (b) commissioned by the East of England Development Agency in each year since its...

      EU External Trade: Colombia and Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2010, Official Report, column 316W, on Peru: EU external trade, what mechanisms are in place...

      EU External Trade: Colombia and Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2010, Official Report, column 316W, on Peru: EU external trade, whether he has made an...

      EU External Trade: Colombia and Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2010, Official Report, column 316W, on Peru: EU external trade, what recent assessment he has...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which further education colleges are eligible to apply for funding from the College Investment Fund.

      Further Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which further education colleges in London will be eligible to apply for funds from the £50 million of capital funding...

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance he plans to provide to graduate jobseekers.

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2010, Official Report, columns 314-15, on higher education: anti-Semitism, when he plans...

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which directorate of his Department has responsibility for the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of policy on (i)...

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what files his Department holds on (a) the higher education sub-group of the cross-government working group on anti-Semitism,...

      Mobile Phones: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will introduce regulations requiring mobile phone retailers to display prominently at the point of sale the amount of...

      Rover Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the contribution by the Secretary of State in response to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield on 16 June 2010,...

      Video Games: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the computer games industry in the North East on assistance to that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what criteria have been set to govern the creation of new Government websites; and what role his Department's Efficiency Board will have in (a) the...

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Your Freedom website cost to build; what his most recent estimate is of the projected running costs for the website in each of the next...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what policy on moderation is applied to his Department's Your Freedom website.

      Government Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office from whom he received advice on conducting his Department's survey into non-payroll staff in respect of departments and non-departmental public bodies.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Liverpool

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many of those resident in Liverpool have been in receipt of jobseekers' allowance for over 12 months.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Absent Voting: Fraud

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps his Department plans to take to prevent postal vote fraud.

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many abortions were performed under the Abortion Act 1967 in each of the past 15 years, broken down by (a) grounds for abortion, (b) length of gestation, and...

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many abortions were performed in each of the last three years for which figures are available in (a) England, and (b) Wales; how many were performed in...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the National Health Service of the provision of abortions in (a) NHS hospitals, and (b) approved independent sector places, in (1) 2009, and...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking steps to reduce the number of abortions in the United Kingdom; and, if so, what steps.

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many abortions were performed under the Abortion Act 1967 from April 1968 to the latest date for which figures are available; and, of those, how many were...

      Academies Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out an equality impact assessment looking at the gender, ethnicity, disability and attainment implications of the Academies Bill and its...

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alcohol-related deaths occurred on United Kingdom roads in (a) 1995, (b) 2000, (c) 2005, (d) 2008, and (e) 2009.

      Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will alter air passenger duty so that passengers flying to the West Indies will not have to pay more than those flying to more distant destinations...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people will sit on both the Financial Policy Committee and the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England; and who will chair those committees.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of a unilateral levy on British banks on their competition for business with banks based elsewhere; and whether they...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British banks operating in the United States will be subject to United States and United Kingdom bank levies on some or all of the same liabilities; what...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 24 June (WA 201-2), whether the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments was followed in...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom's representative on the Basel Committee will support proposals for a global standard for a net stable funding ratio.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the liabilities of each bank in respect of (a) the special liquidity scheme, and (b) the credit guarantee scheme.

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any financial provision against amounts owed by Iceland in connection with the failure of the Icelandic banks.

      BBC: Crimewatch

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ministers, their advisers or officials are consulted about the names of individuals at the top of the BBC's Crimewatch list.

      Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the State of the nation report: poverty, worklessness and welfare dependency in the UK includes a bullet point about disability living allowance (DLA) under...

      Bloody Sunday Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) members of the Armed Forces, including the Ulster Defence Regiment and the Royal Ulster Constabulary, and (b) civilians, were killed by terrorists in...

      Crime: Disadvantaged Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on levels of crime of the measures in the budget that affect residents in deprived and disadvantaged areas; and...

      Energy: Gas Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to increase gas storage capacity in the United Kingdom.

      EU: Finance Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what stance they will take on the proposal of the European Commission to introduce a bond levy on member states which break the debt rules under the stability and...

      EU: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they apply the principle of proportionality in transposing European Union legislation, and in the way in which that legislation is enforced.

      EU: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will produce information packs in European languages about life in the United Kingdom, to be made available to prospective migrant workers in the...

      EU: UK Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the remarks by Lord Strathclyde on 21 June regarding European Union scrutiny of the United Kingdom budget (Official Report, col. 1202), what is their...

      Euro Preparations Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of the Euro Preparations Unit.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Services Authority takes an interest in private equity funds placing different valuations on an investment in the same securities of a company.

      Houses of Parliament: Scrutiny Override

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for each department, in July to December 2009, (a) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution of the House of Lords was overridden, (b) on how many...

      Independent Commission on Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the remuneration arrangements for the chairman and members of the Independent Commission on Banking; and how many days per week they are contracted to work.

      Independent Networks Co-operative Association Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills requested, or was provided with evidence of, the educational qualifications, training and experience in...

      International Trade Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to make progress towards an international trade agreement.

      Libel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether public funds are available to enable members of the police service to bring libel proceedings against critics of their conduct; and, if so, why.

      Marine Environment: British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult Chagossians and the Government of Mauritius about implementing the British Indian Ocean Territory marine protected area, designated on 1...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what bureaucracy the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, was referring to in his letter of 26 May to headteachers of schools rated outstanding by...

      Taxation: Corporation Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reform the United Kingdom's corporation tax structure in order to attract businesses which have left the United Kingdom to avoid a tax...

      Taxation: Non-domiciled Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for the review of the taxation of non-domiciled individuals set out in The Coalition: Our Programme for Government.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on individuals presently earning under £6,475 of the rise in VAT.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Turkey about the law allowing the detention of Kurds for chanting nationalist slogans.

      UK Listing Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where the UK Listing Authority will be located in the new financial regulatory structure.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to alter the availability of visas for students from non-European Union countries attending United Kingdom universities, colleges and...

      Voluntary Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an impact assessment has been undertaken on the effects of the budget on the community-led voluntary sector.

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