Written answers

Monday, 12 July 2010

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Members' Staff: Training

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many hon. Members have had their staff trained by the...

    • Members: Bank Services

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what the policy of the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

      Members: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many hon. Members have (a) supplied and (b) not supplied...

      Members: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (1) what advice on the security implications of IPSA's...

      Members: Training

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many hon. Members have participated in training sessions...

      Members: Travel

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many hon. Members have (a) applied for and (b) received...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority whether the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of (a) injuries and (b) fatalities incurred by the Taliban attributable to the actions of British forces in the...

    • Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-combat vehicles are rented by each of the armed services.

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been budgeted for military aid to Colombia in (a) 2010-11 and (b) future years; and whether it is included in his current review of spending.

      Departmental Speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) (i) civil servants and (ii) special advisers in his Department and (b) other individuals are employed to write speeches for each Minister in...

      Historical Enquiries Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has made an assessment of the findings of the Historical Enquiries Team report on the death of William McGreanery; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the case of Amantullah Ali, a Pakistani National arrested by British troops in the Basra area in February 2004, what steps are being...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of plans for the future of Operation Telic; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Bases: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place a copy in the Library of the scoping report which was based on the Haddon-Cave Nimrod review and was presented to the Defence...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Investment Approvals Board to consider the report of the Initial Gate review for the Trident replacement programme; whether he plans...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Electoral Commission is undertaking work together with the Office for...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on televisions in each year since 1997.

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on information and communication technology in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on light bulbs in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on logo design in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on website design in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which Ministers in her Department have used an allocated ministerial car to travel between the Department and the House of Commons on each day since 21 May...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department has spent on the Government Car Service since the Government took office.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on hospitality in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which of her Department's regulations are under review; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on security in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on stationery in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on employee awaydays in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department has spent on travel for its employees in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have been driven by the Government Car Service since the Government took office; and how much...

      Departmental Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on (a) electricity, (b) water, (c) heating and (d) telephone services in each year since 1997.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: ICT

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission how many hon. Members have (a) requested and (b) declined computer equipment provided by PICT in the...

    • Plants

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was spent on flowers and plants in the House of Commons in 2009-10; and how much is estimated to be...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Apples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what quantity of (a) apples and (b) apple concentrates was imported to the UK in each of the last 10 years; and what...

    • Apples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what quantity of apples was produced in the UK in each of the last 10 years; and what quantity was consumed in each such year.

      Boilers: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish a full emissions profile for the use of B30K fuel in domestic boilers, including all air quality...

      Butterflies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with conservation groups on decreases in the population of butterflies.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in her Department are entitled to the use of (i) a car with a...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which Ministers in her Department have used an allocated ministerial car to travel between the Department and the House of...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 May 2010, Official Report, columns 2-3WS, on savings (2010-11), under...

      Environment: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans (a) to maintain the public availability of the datasets stored on the Multi-Agency Geographic Information...

      Flood Control: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the EU Floods Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risk to be implemented in the...

      Water Supply: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of the levels of perfluorooctane sulphonate remaining in water supply areas of...

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will establish (a) a telephone line and (b) an email system for reporting of suspicious trade in animals and...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which (a) (i) civil servants and (ii) special advisers in his Department and (b) other individuals are employed to write speeches for each Minister in...

    • Economic Situation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the decision to raise the standard rate of value added tax (a) before and (b) since...

      Economic Situation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment (a) he and (b) economists in his Department have made of the impact on the cost of living for the poorest people in Scotland of the...

      Papal Visit to Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) the Roman Catholic Church, (b) Ministerial colleagues and (c) the Scottish Executive on the Papal visit to...

      Retail Trade: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings he (a) had before and (b) has had since the Budget Statement with Scottish retailers on the effect on the retail industry in Scotland of...

      VAT: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the decision to raise the standard rate of value added tax on the cost of living for (a)...

      VAT: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which organisations he has met in Scotland to discuss the effects on Scotland of the decision to increase the standard rate of value added tax.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what correspondence he had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on (a) budgetary matters and (b) Government support for the computer and video games...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings (a) he and (b) officials in his Department had with their Treasury counterparts to discuss (i) the Budget and (ii) support for the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • BP: Gulf of Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will hold discussions with BP to encourage the provision of training to volunteers to tackle the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

    • Departmental Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies spent on light bulbs in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his (a) Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies spent on logo design in each year since its inception.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which Ministers in his Department have used an allocated ministerial car to travel between the Department and the House of Commons on...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies spent on employee awaydays in each year since its inception.

      Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its non-departmental public bodies spent on subsidies for gas production in...

      Wind Power: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many wind farms have been built in each constituency in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General which (a) (i) civil servants and (ii) special advisers in the Law Officers' Departments and (b) other individuals are employed to write speeches for each Minister in...

  • Prime Minister

    • Official Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what (a) refurbishment and (b) redecoration has been undertaken of residential properties in the gift of the Government since 6 May 2010; and at what cost; (2)...

    • Representation of Welsh interests

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Wales on representation of Welsh interests on the (a) Social Justice Committee, (b) Economic...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will visit creative and digital industries in Brighton to discuss the development of those industries; and if he will...

    • Camelot Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will undertake an assessment of potential effects on levels of gambling of Camelot offering bill payment services...

      Camelot Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will require the National Lottery Commission to report to Parliament on the reasons for its decision on whether or not...

      Camelot Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the number of lottery transactions required to be made to meet the projections in Camelot's proposal to...

      Camelot Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has been informed of whether Camelot and Post Office Ltd have made an agreement to provide subsidy for...

      Camelot Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has commissioned or evaluated research into which socio-economic groups are more likely to make bill...

      Copyright: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on extending the copyright term for music recordings; and if he will make a statement.

      Film: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2010, Official Report, column 15W, on the British Film Institute: UK Film Council, when he...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the estimated gross construction cost is of (a) the 11 apartment blocks in the Olympic Village and (b) the Olympic Village.

      Olympic Games 2012: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many businesses located in Dartford constituency have been awarded contracts for work on London 2012 Olympics projects.

      Olympic Games 2012: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the net financial effect on the east midlands of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many residents of (a) St Albans and (b) Hertfordshire are employed (i) by the London Organisational Committee of the...

  • Transport

    • A3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what projection he has made of the traffic levels on the A3 between Liphook and Petersfield following the opening of the Hindhead tunnel; and what...

    • Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what conditions apply to former Ministers with official cars using them to attend party political events; (2) what the cost has been of...

      Freight: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the effect on levels of carbon dioxide emissions consequent on the transfer of a kilometre tonne of freight from road to...

      Large Goods Vehicles: A1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the merits of prohibiting heavy goods vehicles from travelling in the outside lane on the stretches of the A1 where...

      Motorways: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to inform motorists who are not in the immediate vicinity of motorway closures that closures are taking place; and if he will...

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with Scottish Executive Ministers on funding from his Department's Railways for All Fund for improvements in access...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the figures for (a) punctuality and reliability and (b) passengers in excess numbers were for rail services on the St Albans to London route in...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents have occurred in each police force area in the East of England since 1997.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were injured in work-related road traffic accidents in each year from 1997 to 2009.

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was spent under the Communications Allowance in 2009-10.

  • Health

    • Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent estimate he has made of the average cost of issuing a bowel cancer screening test; (2) what recent estimate he has made of the average...

    • Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of carers under the age of 18 (a) nationally, (b) in Devon and (c) in Totnes constituency.

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of people under the age of 18 years who provided care for a parent with an alcohol-related condition in (a)...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and (b) sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease were diagnosed in humans in each of the last five...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on the incidence of (i) sporadic and (ii) variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease...

      CJD: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the consequences of Amorfix's decision to suspend development of its proposed blood test for variant...

      Clinical Physiologists: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of the Modernising Scientific Careers programme on the timetable for statutory regulation of clinical physiologists.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget is of (a) his Department and (b) the NHS for external consultancy advice in 2010-11.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on televisions in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on website design in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the mileage travelled by each Minister in his Department in a Government car in (a) May and (b) June 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether equality impact assessments will be used in determining the areas of his Department's budget in respect of which spending will be reduced.

      Departmental Speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) (i) civil servants and (ii) special advisers in his Department and (b) other individuals are employed to write speeches for each Minister in...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of occasions in which patients saw a GP other than their registered GP in the last 12 months; and if he will make...

      General Practitioners: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of GP practices which use 0870 and 0845 premium rate telephone numbers for booking appointments.

      Health Professions: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance on the level of competence in the English language expected from medical professionals, with particular reference to those...

      Health Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the results of the review of the Greater Manchester Making it Better Programme.

      Health: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the evidence on the impact of banning the retail display of tobacco products; and if he will make a statement.

      Leeds General Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with NHS organisations on the Cardiothoracic Surgery Centre at Leeds General Infirmary; what plans his Department has for the...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of child and adolescent mental health services for children who require emergency mental health...

      Mental Health Services: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of an appropriate level of healthcare for service veterans, with particular reference to mental health...

      NHS: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the accountability of local NHS bodies to the public they serve; and whether he plans to improve such arrangements.

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of occasions on which information relating to a patient has been requested by a doctor other than the doctor...

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many summary health care records have been added to his Department's database in each week of 2010.

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GP and (b) out-of-hours surgeries have registered for the summary health care record scheme.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future appraisal of drugs for the treatment of ultra orphan diseases.

      NHS: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the KPMG report on the effectiveness of the NHS Choices and NHS Direct websites.

      NHS: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what websites have .nhs.uk domains.

      NHS: Vat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much value added tax was paid by the NHS in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to retain nurses within the profession in light of the planned two-year public sector pay freeze.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake an investigation of the arrangements for training nurses for the purposes of raising the standard of nursing in NHS hospitals.

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has received any representations on the availability of Sinemet in the last (a) week, (b) month and (c) two months; and if...

      Patients' Rights: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to participate in the European Project for Assessing Patients' Rights.

      Peterborough Primary Care Trust: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to receive the report by the East of England strategic health authority on the deficit accumulated by NHS Peterborough in the financial...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of people in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire who were given regular prescriptions for (i) sleeping...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to exempt medication for cystic fibrosis from prescription charges.

      Prion Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he next expects his Department's Prion Working Group to meet to discuss the (a) progress of the Platelet Receptor Inhibition for Ischemic...

      Prion Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to implement the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs for the introduction of prion...

      Warfarin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will consider the merits of making warfarin treatments available free on the NHS; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many people were...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of surplus one and two bedroom properties in the social sector in (a) Glasgow North and...

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of surplus one and two bedroom properties in the social sector in (a) Slough, (b)...

      Affordable Housing Delivery Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his plans are for the future of the commission on affordable housing delivery chaired by Lord Best.

      Affordable Housing: Ashton-in-Makerfield

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

      Affordable Housing: Bristol

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

      Affordable Housing: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of surplus one and two bedroom properties in the social sector in Stretford and Urmston...

      Affordable Housing: Houghton-le-Spring

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

      Affordable Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2010, Official Report, column 312W, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) local...

      Affordable Housing: Worsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of surplus one and two bedroom properties in the social sector in Worsley and Eccles...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the £2.6 million funding previously agreed for new council homes in the London borough of Tower Hamlets is subject...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Homes and Communities Agency previously agreed funding for the Bow Cross, Leopold and Holland estates in the London...

      Council Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government plan to bring forward a third round of proposals for funding for new council homes.

      Departmental Human Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on human resources in each year since 1997.

      Departmental NDPBs

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

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 May 2010, Official Report, columns 2-3WS, on savings (2010-11), under what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on public spending control, which...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on public spending control, what...

      Departmental Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what costs his Department incurred in connection with its sponsorship of the (a) Environmental Innovation in Waste Collection...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many temporary staff are employed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      East of England Development Agency: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the East of England Development Agency spent on the www.erebusonline.org.uk website in each year since its...

      Empty Property: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many long-term empty dwellings there are in the (a) Richmond-upon-Thames and (b) Kingston local authority area.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average annual projected change in the number of households in England between 2006 and 2031 on...

      Housing: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of homes in (a) Penistone and Stockbridge constituency and (b) Yorkshire and the...

      Housing: Bristol

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

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes were built in the west midlands in each year from 1980 to 1999.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when he expects the results of the regional review of funding for round two Kickstart projects to be published; (2) what...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) Kickstart and (b) local authority new build projects which were placed on hold by the Homes and Communities Agency...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how he plans to allocate the reduction to the 2010-11 Housing Market Renewal budget among the 11 pathfinder projects.

      Local Government: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to prevent local authorities from publishing their own newspapers.

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future (a) number and (b) powers of elected mayors.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people who have received support from the Mortgage Help website and telephone advice...

      National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what national policy statements are under development by his Department.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the merits of reviewing the thresholds for small business rate relief.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce his decision on the Ordnance Survey's public task.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account he plans to take of the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information on the regulation of...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has for the development of (a) local lettings agencies and (b) the implementation of the...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 894W, on private rented housing, what further meetings of...

      Social Rented Housing: Argyll and Bute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of surplus one and two bedroom properties in the social sector in (a) Ashfield, (b)...

      Social Rented Housing: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of surplus one and two bedroom properties in the social sector in Birmingham, Erdington...

      Social Rented Housing: Lambeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2010, Official Report, column 136W, on social rented housing: Lambeth, what eligibility...

      Social Rented Housing: Lewisham

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

      Social Rented Housing: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been allocated by the Homes and Communities Agency to social housing providers for each project in...

  • International Development

    • Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will review the level of assistance provided by his Department to Bangladesh for education in the light of that country's levels...

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of his Department's work in China.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many governance advisers are employed by his Department (a) in total and (b) in developing countries; and how many of these have...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many economics advisers are employed by his Department (a) in total and (b) in developing countries; and how many of them have a...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which Ministers in his Department have used an allocated ministerial car to travel between the Department and the House of Commons on...

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what training has been provided for Ministers in his Department since the formation of the present administration; and at what cost.

      Developing Countries: Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will estimate the number of children who died up to the age of seven in least developed countries in the latest period for which...

      Guinea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will hold discussions with the new government in Guinea on provision of aid to that country.

      International Assistance: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to seek to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 prior to the MDG Summit in September.

      International Assistance: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will extend his Department's maternal health strategy to include children for the purposes of achieving Millennium Development...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to help reduce Gaza's dependence on food aid; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on official photographs of Ministers since the formation of the present administration.

      UN Millennium Development Goals: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on progress in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in advance...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he met opposition leader Abdullah on his recent visit to Afghanistan.

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government plan to take to (a) monitor and (b) seek to reduce levels of anti-Semitism overseas; and if he will...

      Anti-Semitism: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department has made in implementing the provisions of the final declaration of the London Conference on...

      Anti-Semitism: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on implementation of the provisions of the final declaration of the London Conference on Combating...

      British Nationality: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens were serving prison sentences in (a) each other EU member state and (b) each non-EU state in each year...

      British Nationality: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens serving prison sentences in (a) each other EU member state and (b)...

      Central Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when a Minister next plans to make a visit to Central Asia.

      College of Europe: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many scholarships to the College of Europe his Department funds.

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the safety of trade unionists in Colombia; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal background note relating to each parliamentary question for (a) ordinary...

      Embassies: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2010, Official Report, columns 23-24W, on departmental public expenditure, which assets from...

      EU Law: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what total sum in financial corrections has been levied against the UK over the past 10 years for failing to implement European...

      EU Law: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which cases since 2001 the Council of Ministers meetings have decided to amend financial corrections levied by the Commission...

      European External Action Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to bring forward proposals for the accountability of the European External Action Service to Parliament; and if...

      Ghana: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will extend an invitation to the President of Ghana to visit the United Kingdom.

      Indonesia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will support the request to the UN by the Republic of Vanuatu for the International Court of Justice to...

      Israel: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Israel about the misuse of British passports.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of Qassam rockets being fired from Gaza into southern Israel; whether he has had discussions...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent reports of the vandalism of a UN summer camp for children in the Gaza Strip; and if he will make...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of (a) rockets and (b) mortar bombs launched into Israeli territory from (i)...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take at the United Nations in respect of the reported Qassam rockets fired from...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with the Government of Nepal on religious freedoms in that country under its new constitution;...

      Nigeria: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the President of Nigeria since the President's swearing-in.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government has provided to British citizens who were aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla since they returned to the UK.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the Israeli Government's willingness to grant consular access to British citizens detained on...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Israeli Government that evidence be taken in public from British citizens who were aboard...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps were taken by the UK Embassy in Israel to contact the next of kin of British nationals detained on board the Gaza...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has estimated the value of possessions confiscated from British citizens on board the Gaza Freedom...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in his Department's work with its international counterparts to secure progress towards peace,...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage Israel to allow Palestinians to travel to hospitals outside...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in efforts to lift the Gaza blockade to allow the import of construction materials.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the blockade on Gaza since the agreement to substitute the list...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the security of British citizens detained following the raid on the Gaza...

      Russia: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made any recent representations to the Russian authorities on the extradition of Andrei Lugovoi.

      United Nations: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing a UN body to adjudicate on climate change disputes.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in child maintenance arrears is owed in each constituency.

    • Disability Living Allowance: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of disability living allowance in Dartford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Future Jobs Fund: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding has been allocated from the Future Jobs Fund to each London borough in the last 12 months.

      Future Jobs Fund: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs in the (a) public, (b) private and (c) third sector have been created by the Future Jobs Fund in Tower Hamlets in the last 12...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on specialist support for homeless people to return them to work in the last five years; and how much is...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number of private sector tenants whose local housing allowance will be reduced and (b) average per week...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of (a) pensioners, (b) people of working age who are (i) employed and (ii) unemployed,...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of housing benefit were paying rent at or below the 30th percentile in their local area at the latest date for which...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of non-dependants living in households where the main occupier is in receipt of housing benefit in Lewisham...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he received from the Mayor of London on proposed changes to housing benefit (a) before and (b) after 22 June 2010.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of private tenants who may not be able to afford their rents as a result of the reduction in housing benefit;...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of non-dependants living in households where the main occupier is in receipt of housing benefit in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to assess the effects of calculations based on broad market rental areas (BMRAs) on (a) Blackpool, (b)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2010 to the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith, Official Report, column 95W, on housing benefit, how...

      Incapacity Benefit: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2010, Official Report, columns 364-5W, on incapacity benefit, whether further audit of a medical report...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Cynon Valley constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      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 (a) Ashfield, (b) Argyll and Bute and (c) Na...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Wakefield constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in Birmingham Erdington constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      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 East Lothian constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      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 Bristol East constituency.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in (a) Hampstead and Kilburn constituency and (b) the London Borough of (i)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lewisham

      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 Lewisham East constituency.

      Lone Parents: Bishop Auckland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of lone parents in (a) Bishop Auckland and (b) Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency.

      Lone Parents: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents there are in Stretford and Urmston constituency.

      Lone Parents: Houghton and Sunderland South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents there are in Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.

      Lone Parents: Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents there are in Kingston upon Hull North constituency.

      Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2010, Official Report, columns 364-5W, what the differences are between the medical service standards...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the deficit was of the Pension Protection Fund on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners receive (a) the basic state pension and (b) pension credit in Wakefield constituency.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners receive (a) the basic state pension and (b) pension credit in Cynon Valley constituency.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners receive (a) the basic state pension and (b) pension credit in Birmingham, Erdington constituency.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners receive (a) the basic state pension and (b) pension credit.

      Pensioners: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Bristol East constituency receive (a) the basic state pension and (b) pension credit.

      Pensions: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects his Department's review into public sector pensions to (a) commence and (b) be completed; what remuneration will be provided...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the level of (a) 50th percentile rents in 2010-11 and ( b) 30th percentile rents in 2011-12 for (i) one, (ii) two,...

      Social Security Benefits

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

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

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

      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 and (b) employment support allowance in Cynon Valley constituency.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future of the Independent Living Fund.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether all Independent Living Fund funding approved before the change to the eligibility criteria will be disbursed.

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the level of overpayment of (a) disability living allowance, (b) attendance allowance, (c) child maintenance,...

  • Treasury

    • Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which official in his Department is responsible for global energy subsidy reform policy; (2) what steps he plans to take to implement the...

    • Bank Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the amount of corporation tax revenue to the Exchequer from the financial services sector which will...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to increase access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households with annual incomes of over (a) £15,000 and (b) £30,000 in (i) England, (ii) Leicester and (iii) Leicester West constituency...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to reform the Climate Change Levy to provide a price floor for carbon.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many buildings his Department occupies in (a) London and (b) the UK.

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for which...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish each assessment made by his Department of the effects of implementation of the proposals in his Budget Statement on (a) public...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 May 2010, Official Report, columns 51-2WS, on Equitable Life, what progress he has made on his plans to...

      European Parliament: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the (a) size of the budget of the European Parliament in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011 and (b) the annual...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effects on (a) charities and (b) Exchequer revenue of allowing gift aid arrangements to apply in full to donations made...

      Insolvency: Football

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been written off in tax revenue by the Exchequer in cases where Football Association football clubs have gone into administration in each of...

      Loans: Sheffield Forgemasters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the effect on gross domestic product of withdrawing the £80 million loan from Sheffield Forgemasters.

      Loans: Sheffield Forgemasters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate on the effect on the balance of payments of withdrawing the £80 million loan to Sheffield Forgemasters.

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who will undertake the responsibilities for the Office for Budget Responsibility discharged by Sir Alan Budd until a successor is appointed; and if he will...

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many health in pregnancy grants were made to people in (a) Ashfield, (b) Argyll and Bute and (c) Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in 2009-10.

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the effects on (a) expectant mothers and (b) the welfare of newborn children of the abolition of the health in pregnancy...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the annual (a) capital, (b) non-cash resource and (c) near cash resource departmental underspend of each Government...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether equality impact assessments will be used in determining the areas of his Department's budget in respect of which spending will be reduced.

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on public spending control, what assessment he has made of...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to footnote 1 of Table 9.2 of the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses, July 2010, how much the (a) end year flexibility and (b) reserve...

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projects of each department have been included in the review of major spending projects approved by the previous administration between 1 January 2010...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what remuneration will be provided to Mr John Hutton for conducting the review of public sector pensions.

      Rents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the level of (a) 50th percentile rents in 2010-11 and (b ) 30th percentile rents in 2011-12 for (i) one, (ii) two, (iii) three,...

      Rents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of (a) 50th percentile rents in 2010-11 and (b) 30th percentile rents for (i), one, (ii), two, (iii) three, (iv)...

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what premises at each location in Northern Ireland are (a) owned and (b) leased by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Self-Employed Contributions: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the loss of revenue to the Exchequer from people falsely claiming to be self-employed (a) in total and (b) in the...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of the terms (a) tax avoidance and (b) tax efficiency his Department uses.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take (a) to reduce the levels of tax avoidance and (b) to close tax loopholes.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the additional tax the Exchequer will recover from all individuals with incomes (a) below the personal allowance threshold set...

      Taxation: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what statistical forecast his Department has made of the effect on revenues to the Exchequer of the bank levy announced in the June 2010 Budget.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of the revenue to accrue to the Exchequer attributable to green taxes in 2011-12 as a result of the proposals in...

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to announce the results of his Department's consultation on the replacement of amusement machine licence duty by a gross profit tax regime for...

      Taxation: Self-Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how long on average it takes to obtain a tax return form following an initial request; what steps he is taking to reduce that time; and if he will make a...

      Taxation: Sheffield Forgemasters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the effect on tax revenues of withdrawing the £80 million loan to Sheffield Forgemasters.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many registered charities are registered for value added tax in (a) Wrexham, (b) Wales and (c) the UK.

      VAT: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects on those living in fuel poverty of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax; and if he will make a...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the net full-year effect on the Exchequer is of changes to social security benefits announced in the June 2010 Budget.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in receipt of tax credits have an annual income of over £30,000 in Cynon Valley constituency.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Coventry South and in receipt of tax credits have an annual income of over £30,000.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of households in each UK region are in receipt of tax credits and have an annual income above £30,000.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Birmingham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Birmingham Erdington constituency are in receipt of (a) disability living allowance and (b) incapacity benefit.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in receipt of tax credits in each London constituency have an annual income above £30,000.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect the changes to the tax credits announced in the June 2010 Budget will have on the childcare element of the working tax credit.

      Working Tax Credit: Birmingham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Birmingham Erdington constituency in the annual income band of (a) £10,000 to £20,000, (b) £21,000 to £30,000,...

  • Home Department

    • Counter-terrorism: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether the (a) automatic number plate recognition and (b) CCTV equipment installed in Sparkbrook, Moseley, King's Heath and Washwood...

    • Dorset Police: Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to prevent Dorset constabulary promoting police officers shortly before their due retirement date.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many pages of guidance the UK Border Agency has issued to licensed sponsors in the last 24 months; (2) how many institutions have...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal migrants identified in the last 12 months, who initially entered the UK through the student visa system, had been sponsored...

      Immigration Controls: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the UK Border Agency plans to take to publicise the new English language requirement for those making immigration applications as...

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department issues to local police forces on the policing of marches and demonstrations by (a) the English Defence League...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to reduce the number of late payments to small businesses.

    • Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on the economy of increasing the number of women setting up businesses.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency, (b) North Lanarkshire local authority area and (c)...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to bring forward legislation to provide for (a) an orphan works exception, (b) a format shifting exception and...

      Copyright Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Second Special Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Session 2007-08, HC 637, when he plans to...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on public spending control, what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on public spending control, under...

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the cost to his Department of compliance with regulations arising from EU obligations in the last 12 months.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps have been taken to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees; what progress has been made on plans...

      Post Codes: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what cost-benefit analysis his Department has undertaken in respect of providing free public access to the Post Code Address File.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will undertake a review of the performance of Post Office Ltd in delivering outreach services for the purposes of...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which of the services offered in a post office branch are not offered by a post office essentials service.

      Post Offices: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether Post Office Ltd is required to publish all responses from public consultations on (a) services, (b) closures,...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of pubs which are linked to pub companies; what recent assessment he has made...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of tax incentives provided for research and development in each year from 2005-06 to 2009-10; what...

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the infrastructure capacity of local colleges to enable them to deliver the practical...

  • Education

    • School League Tables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to change arrangements for school league tables; and if he will make a statement.

    • School Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to improve standards of discipline in schools.

      Children of Armed Forces Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to improve access to school places for children of armed forces personnel; and if he will make a statement.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many proposals for free schools his Department has received from groups in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) the Halton borough council area and...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether people may establish free schools in the form of grammar schools.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what conditions the New Schools Network will be obliged to meet in assessing applications for the construction of new Free Schools.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the likely number of successful applications for free school status to be processed by the end of 2010.

      Academies Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on the provisions of the Academies Bill.

      Academies Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of his Department's officials are working on the Academies Bill.

      Academy Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many expressions of interest in academy status his Department has received from schools in (a) Crawley constituency, (b) the West Sussex local...

      Teach First Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of participants in the Teach First programme who have stayed in the teaching profession after completing...

      ContactPoint

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education from what (a) local and (b) national data sources information was collected for the ContactPoint database.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the application of the National Curriculum in (a) English, (b) mathematics, (c) science and (d) ICT to teaching in academy...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which (a) secondary, (b) primary and (c) special schools have applied to become academies under his recent proposals.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in England are academies; and how many such schools offer sixth form provision.

      Academies: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that academy schools meet the same requirements as other schools in respect of the (a) provision of...

      Academies: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in Tamworth constituency are applying for academy status.

      Academies: Wigan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the allocation of funding to local education authorities where no school applies for academy status.

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much local authorities spent on residential assessments in care proceedings in the last 12 months for which figures are available; (2) how...

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service on the provision of guardians in care proceedings in each of the last...

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in how many households in South Thanet constituency a child under the age of 18 years fulfils the role of a carer for a disabled parent.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library a copy of each representation he has received from (a) local authorities and (b) children's organisations on his...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on first quarter grant payments to local authorities in respect of the ContactPoint database in June 2010; and if he will...

      Departmental Catering

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

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the expenditure by his Department and its predecessors on (a) organising and (b) attending conferences in each year...

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent on (a) refreshments and (b) furnishings in his private office in each year from 2005 to 2010.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on postage in 2009.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to publish the report of the cross-government review of financial support for 16 to 18 year olds commissioned by his Department's...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had on education funding with the F40 group since his appointment; and if he will make a statement.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the consultancy budget is for (a) his Department and (b) the education service in 2010-11.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for a further phase of the Children, Young People and Families Grant programme to fund work by the third sector to improve...

      Education: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people are employed as (a) regional advisers on 14 to 19 education and (b) support staff to 14 to 19 regional advisers.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to enable foster carers to continue to care for those who have been in foster care after they reach the age of 18; and if he will...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools rated (i) outstanding and (ii) other than outstanding by Ofsted are eligible for...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future (a) eligibility for and (b) funding available for the provision of free school meals.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on which date he informed the Secretary of State for Health of the proposed decision not to extend entitlements to free school meals.

      Free School Meals: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average cost per pupil of providing free school meals in the North East for (a) primary school children and (b) secondary school children...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which Minister in his Department has responsibility for (a) sixth form colleges and (b) 14 to 19 year olds in further education colleges.

      GCSE: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils from each ethnic background gained five GSCEs at grades A* to C in Leicester local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the budget is of each current project in Iraq funded by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether he plans to publish the Sex and Relationships Education Guidance to Schools, issued for consultation in January 2010; and if he will make...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what files his Department holds on (a) sexual and reproductive health education and (b) personal, social and health education; and if he will make a...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Hampstead and Kilburn constituency will not receive the pupil premium.

      Pupils: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many incidents of sudden cardiac arrest involving pupils on school property there were in each of the last five years; and how many such incidents...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much per pupil funding was allocated to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council for (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools in each year...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what grants his Department made to Bury Metropolitan borough council for schools outside the per pupil funding formula for each year from 1996-97 to...

      Pupils: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2010, Official Report, column 428W, on pupils: Sikhs, by what date he plans to have completed consideration of the...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what evidence his Department has assessed on the effects of no notice detentions on discipline in school.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with organisations representing children who are carers on no notice detentions.

      Schools: Erewash

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received from (a) headteachers, (b) parents and (c) charities in the borough of Erewash in favour of greater...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on limiting (a) the number of schools to receive grants, (b) the amount of such grant and (c) the terms of each grant he has the...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the total reserves held by schools in England; and what reserves were held by such schools in each financial year since...

      Schools: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussion she has had with representatives of Leeds Local Authority on the future of Parklands Girls School in Leeds.

      Schools: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of teaching posts there will be in free schools.

      Schools: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who will be responsible for the provision of services to pupils with special educational needs in free schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanisms are in place to prevent the sale or redevelopment of school sports facilities other than playing fields.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of the Black Country Challenge programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's budget is for 16 to 19 (a) school and (b) transport for 2010-11.

      Science: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to encourage an increase in the number of students studying scientific subjects at A-Level.

      Sixth Form Colleges: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the frequency of Ofsted inspections of sixth form colleges graded outstanding; and if he will make a statement.

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many secondary schools graded as outstanding by Ofsted do not have a sixth form.

      Sixth Form Education: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether each school in Tamworth constituency which has applied for academy status will be able to retain a sixth form if successful.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to improve the standard of training of teachers in respect of pupils with special educational needs.

      Teachers: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the teacher to pupil ratio was in each school in Hartlepool constituency in each of the last five years.

      Teachers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on raising the retirement age for secondary school teachers.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent progress has been made on the Training and Development Agency for Schools' review of the qualified teacher status standards.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer Question (a) 1938 and (b) 1939, on the ContactPoint database, tabled on 8 June 2010.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to provide a substantive answer to question 3825, on departmental public expenditure, tabled on 17 June 2010.

      Young People: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his latest estimate is of the funding his Department will provide for Bradford's My place project, Culture Fusion over the lifetime of the...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effects on levels of (a) employment and (b) deprivation in (i) Birmingham Erdington constituency and (ii)...

      Youth Services: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what representations his Department has received from the National Lottery on grants to the My place project in Bristol for the purchase and...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what guidance he plans to issue to the Boundary Commission on whether the whole of a local authority ward should fall within a single parliamentary constituency;...

    • Constituencies: Sheffield

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister by what mechanism Sheffield constituencies will be drawn to ensure that all are within five per cent. of a target quota of registered electors without (a)...

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the Government plan to announce the launch of the UK-wide competition for towns to bid for city status as part of the national celebrations for the Queen's...

      Elections: Registration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he plans to take to seek to ensure 100% electoral registration; and if he will make a statement.

      Elections: Registration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the total registered electorate in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland on 5 May 2011; and what estimate...

      Electoral Systems: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to announce the proposed date for a referendum on the alternative vote; and if he will make a statement.

      Electoral Systems: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the result of a referendum on the alternative vote is to be binding under his proposals for such a referendum.

  • Justice

    • Ammanford Magistrates Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate has been made of the savings which will accrue to his Department as a result of the closure of Ammanford magistrates court.

    • Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to his Department and its non-departmental public bodies was of printing annual reports in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Asbestos: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to provide compensation for people who were exposed to asbestos and have developed asbestos-related diseases on the same basis as was...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the unused courtroom capacity in (a) Retford, (b) Worksop, (c) Mansfield and (d) Sheffield magistrates court was in 2009.

      Courts: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the average cost to HM Courts Service of each non-attendance at court by a (a) defendant and (b) witness.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many buildings his Department occupies in (a) London and (b) the UK.

      Departmental Human Resources

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

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what training has been provided for Ministers in his Department since the formation of the present administration; and at what cost.

      First Offenders: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) convicted of first offences and (b) given a custodial sentence of six months or less for a first offence in each year since 2005.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for how many hours magistrates sat in (a) Worksop and (b) Retford in each of the last 10 years.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were heard at (a) Retford and (b) Worksop magistrates court in each of the last 10 years.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were adjourned on the day of the case being heard in (a) Retford and (b) Worksop magistrates court in 2009.

      Magistrates Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on the travelling time of (a) magistrates, (b) police and (c) lawyers attending courts of the closure of...

      Magistrates Courts: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases he estimates will be heard in magistrates courts in Nottinghamshire in each of the next three years.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the deportation of foreign national prisoners.

      Offensive Weapons: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been prosecuted for carrying an offensive weapon or bladed article in Dartford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons currently imprisoned gave addresses in Bassetlaw constituency in court at the time of the trial for the offence for which they were...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse of a place in a prison at category (a) A, (b) B, (c) C and (d) D was in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Prisons: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people he expects will be in prison in each of the next three years.

      Sentencing: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on compulsory prison sentences for convictions relating to knife crime; and if he will make a statement.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the future of penalty notices for offences related to shoplifting.

      Stop And Search: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many stops and searches of individuals from each ethnic background, have been conducted in Walsall South constituency in the last 12 months for which...

      Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who the beneficiaries have been of the victim surcharge since it was introduced.

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward plans to create a new criminal offence of intentional trespass to enable people occupying property without the landowner's...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged between 50 and 59 years were diagnosed with bowel cancer in each year since 2001.

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency and non-departmental public bodies spent on office refurbishment in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the expenditure of his Department on (a) organisation of and (b) attendance at conferences in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Directors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the implications for departmental accountability to select committees of the House of the introduction of non-executive...

      Departmental Directors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what changes the Government's lead non-executive director plans to make to the enhanced role of non-executive directors on departmental boards; and on...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for which...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency and non-departmental public bodies spent on information and communication technology in each year since...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency and non-departmental public bodies spent on website design in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his (a) Department and (b) its agency and non-departmental public bodies spent on logo design in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent on the Government Car Service since the Government took office.

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to relocate officials working in his Department from central London to Bassetlaw.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency and non-departmental public bodies spent on security in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Utilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency and non-departmental public bodies spent on (i) electricity, (ii) water, (iii) heating and (iv)...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what factors determine the allocation of questions for written answer to each Minister in his Department.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to encourage (a) young people and (b) people from black and minority ethnic groups to enrol on the electoral register.

      Intestacy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in what percentage of deaths the deceased died intestate in each of the last three years.

      OGC Buying Solutions: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what costs OGC Buying Solutions incurred in (a) sponsoring the procurement covered at the Local Government Chronicle Awards 2010, (b) providing...

      Payment-by-Results

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to publish the terms of the Central Office of Information's consultation on payment-by-results; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Alston Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 28 June (WA 215) concerning the Alston Healthcare project, what measures are in place to monitor grants to the...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request the UK Border Agency to take account of the report by the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law when considering the experiences in...

      Aviation: Per-plane Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 30 June (WA 278) concerning the possibility of introducing a per plane duty to replace the per passenger duty,...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (a) the Financial Stability Board, and (b) the Financial Stability Committee, are committees of the Bank of England; whether both committees are chaired by...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the judgment of the Supreme Court of Iceland on 16 June on the legality of loans indexed to foreign currencies will affect the recoverability of sums owed...

      Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which banks, investment banks and banking trade associations were contacted by ministers, senior officials and special advisers in Her Majesty's Treasury on 22 and...

      Community Broadband Network Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 10 June (WA 55), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the annual returns and...

      Community Broadband Network Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 24 June (WA 203) about Community Broadband Networks Ltd, how much the Question would cost to answer; who made the...

      Community Broadband Network Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will investigate the statement of Mr Malcolm Corbett, chief executive officer of the Community Broadband Network Ltd, that from 2004 it had acquired...

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of police overtime is spent attending incidences and repeat incidences of domestic violence; and what the cost of such cases is to the police.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on (a) the protection of human rights activists, journalists and political activists, and (b) promoting respect for human rights, in the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to allocate additional funding for promoting respect for human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number and identity of religious leaders, journalists, opposition leaders and political and human rights activists who have...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought to co-ordinate with the governments of Belgium, France, Canada, the United States, Sweden and Germany representations to the Government of...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of progress towards peace in the eastern and north-eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the outcome of the most recent six month review of the Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/2) relating to toilet and water provision.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was their expenditure on (a) embryonic stem cell research, (b) adult stem cell research, and (c) all stem cell research, in each of the past five years.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether scientific discoveries derived from stem cell research have been translated into clinical trials of treatment of disease; and, if so, how.

      EU: Food Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on the European Union proposal on the standardising of food labels reported to ban the sale of eggs by number.

      European Commission: Media

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on the European Commission paying journalists to accompany the President of the Commission and other Commissioners on media-sensitive meetings...

      European Commission: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the European Commission on the proposal that the remuneration and normal entitlements of its staff should increase by 5 per...

      Fishing: Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 29 June (WA 264), which other European Union countries support their proposed reform of the common fisheries...

      Food: Chicken

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 8 June (WA 36), how much chicken meat has been imported from (a) the European Union, and (b) non-European Union...

      Health: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 14 June (WA 68), what were the amounts and overall totals for healthcare costs paid to and by relevant European...

      Health: Stoma Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will maintain or enhance the level of community stoma care services in the National Health Service.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they continue to share the view, expressed in paragraph 4.15 of the White Paper Rights Brought Home (Cm 3782), that the provisions of the Seventh Protocol...

      Independent Networks Co-operative Association Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates the Permanent Secretary, the Director Information Economy, the Director of Communications, Content Industries Directorate, and the Head of Broadband...

      Independent Networks Co-operative Association Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence was carried out by officials at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills into the reasons for the departures of Malcolm Corbett and...

      Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process is used to decide on the commencement of uncommenced legislation; who makes such decisions; and how they are made public.

      Ministry of Defence: Headquarters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was their original estimate of the cost of reconstructing the headquarters of the Ministry of Defence; how much has been spent on the project; and what they...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional revenue would come from (a) employers, and (b) employees, if the upper earnings limit for national insurance contributions were to be abolished.

      Natural England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many advisers and lobbyists are employed by Natural England in (a) the United Kingdom, and (b) Europe.

      Parkland: Soil Contamination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is epidemiological evidence linking soil concentrations of lead, arsenic or other poisonous substances in Mudchute Park in East London or other...

      Parliament Square

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had about the present condition of Parliament Square.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of procedures for identifying trafficked adults and children.

      Police: Stop and Search

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to address the proportion of police stop and searches of black and Asian people. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have...

      Quangos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which central Government quangos they have announced their intention to abolish; and how much will be saved in each case in (a) the current year, and (b) future years.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the Government of Saudi Arabia to address alleged discrimination against women, minorities such as the Shi'a in Eastern...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will grant approval for proposals for new schools in the Academies programme from the boards of education of Church of England, Roman Catholic and...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 July (WA 303), whether they have compiled any clinical evidence to support the claim that 10,700 deaths annually...

      Superannuation Act 1972

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to amend or repeal Section 2(3) of the Superannuation Act 1972 as it relates to trade unions having to agree reductions in pensions.

      Timber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of timber, whether round or sawn, purchased in each of the past three years by (a) Government departments, and (b) local authorities.

      Vehicles: Automatic Plate Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the Association of Chief Police Officers fully consult local authority councillors, community leaders and MPs before...

      Voluntary Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the community-led voluntary sector will play in the policies set out in Building the Big Society; and what effect public expenditure reductions will have...

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