Written answers

Monday, 19 July 2010

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to how much expenditure on the future aircraft carriers his Department is contractually committed.

    • Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what unmanned defence equipment is (a) in use, (b) in development and (c) under consideration for future use; and what the cost to the public purse...

      Defence: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve the (a) competitiveness and (b) penetration of defence exports.

      Defence: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable he has set for publication of the (a) value for money review of the Trident replacement programme and (b) the report of the Strategic...

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his assessment is of the effectiveness of the Sea Viper missile system in protecting air, land and sea forces.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he expects the new Type 45 destroyers to be delivered to the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many copies of the report of the Saville Inquiry have been printed in (a) full and (b) summary; and at what cost to the public purse in...

    • Departmental Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many employees of his Department attended Civil Service Live in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; and what estimate he has made of the (i)...

      Departmental Lighting

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the future of the common fisheries policy; and if she will bring forward proposals to (a) give local...

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of fly-tipping.

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to (a) stimulate the rural economy, (b) reduce food miles and (c) improve nutritional...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure her Department has incurred in relation to each genetically-modified crop test site it has funded in each...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2010, Official Report, column 125W, on incinerators: health hazards, if she will request...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make the undertaking of representative sampling and testing protocol for H14 ecotoxicity of incinerator bottom...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will direct the Environment Agency to (a) adopt and (b) document in its Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Rural Payments Agency spent on (a) advertising, (b) public relations, (c) consultants, (d) bonuses, (e)...

  • Wales

    • Cabinet: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on holding a future Cabinet meeting in Wales.

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information her Department holds on the time taken by contractors employed by it to pay the invoices of their sub-contractors under prompt payment...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate her Department has made of its expenditure on travel undertaken in an official capacity by each Minister in her Department in (i) May 2010...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each Minister in her Department in (a) May and (b) June 2010.

      Departmental Speeches

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

      Electoral Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter to her of 26 May 2010 from the Chair of the Electoral Commission.

      Private Sector: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of private sector jobs forecast to be created in the next five years she expects to be based in each employment sector in Wales.

      Public Finance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate she has made of the effect on the number of jobs in Wales of public spending reductions in the next five years.

      Referendum: Secretary of State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's paper entitled Referendum: Role of the Secretary of State.

      Referendum: Timeline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's document entitled Timeline: How the commitment to take forward a referendum has been implemented.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will make an estimate of the (a) number of licensed betting shops and (b) population per betting shop in each ward in...

    • Betting Shops: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he will bring forward proposals to limit the right of betting shops to operate slot machines on their premises; (2)...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how much his Department spent on maintaining its Twitter feed in the last 12 months; (2) how much his Department spent...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of its expenditure on travel undertaken in an official capacity by each Minister in his...

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects digital switchover to take place in Northern Ireland.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy on digital radio switchover of the sound quality...

      Drama: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps is his Department is taking to increase levels of participation among young people in (a) drama and (b) acting.

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many public libraries there were in each year since 1997.

      Museums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many times a Minister from his Department has visited the (a) British Museum, (b) Natural History Museum and (c)...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he proposes to restrict the Big Lottery Fund to the provision of funding to community and voluntary groups only.

      Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what Olympic construction contracts of what monetary value have been awarded to companies based (a) in Scotland, (b)...

      Olympic Games 2012: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what bonuses have been paid to (a) consultants and (b) contractors working on the Olympic Park construction project in the...

      Olympic Games 2012: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what London 2012 Olympics cultural legacy projects are planned for the (a) West Midlands and (b) Black Country.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has taken steps to examine the feasibility of establishing an airport in the Thames Estuary.

    • Aviation: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on discussions at EU level on proposals for compensating airlines for costs incurred as a result of volcanic ash.

      Birmingham International Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that are likely to be created by the planned expansion of Birmingham International Airport; (2)...

      British Airways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) BA and (b) Unite on the current industrial dispute at BA.

      Buckshaw Village Railway Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when Buckshaw Village railway station will be operational; and if he will make a statement.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Crossrail services per hour will operate at peak times in both directions between Whitechapel and Paddington when the line is complete.

      Crossrail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an assessment of the likely effects on the timetable for the Crossrail project of planned expenditure savings in his Department.

      Crossrail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects savings under each budget heading to be made in relation to the Crossrail project; and if he will make a statement.

      Crossrail: Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether new Crossrail stations will be constructed at (a) Paddington, (b) Bond Street, (c) Tottenham Court Road, (d) Farringdon, (e) Liverpool...

      Crossrail: Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Canary Wharf Group on changes in design of the proposed Isle of Dogs/Canary Wharf Crossrail station; and...

      Cycling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children aged (a) 11 years and under, (b) 15 years and under and (c) 16 years and under (i) received serious head injuries and (ii) died as...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 1 July 2010, Official Report, columns 50-2WS, on the EU Transport Council, what discussions he has...

      EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 1 July 2010, Official Report, columns 50-2WS, on the EU Transport Council, what representations he...

      London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the case for additional airport capacity in south east England; (2) what assessment he has made of the merits of...

      London and South Eastern Railway: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much public funding has been allocated to Southeastern Railway since it took over the Kent Integrated Franchise.

      London and South Eastern Railway: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding has been granted to Southeastern Railway under the National Station Improvement Programme in each of the last three years for which...

      London-Birmingham Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what representations he has received on the proposed high speed rail link between London and Birmingham; (2) what representations he has...

      Network Rail: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish each item of correspondence between his Department and Network Rail on executive pay at Network Rail since his appointment.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent research his Department has undertaken into the effects of level of use of the rail network on non-rail users.

      Railways: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress he has made on the Bury to Rawtenstall rail extension project.

      Railways: East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 17 June 2010, Official Report, column 58WS, on transport: rail franchising, (1) when he expects the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward measures to hypothecate annual increases in rail fares above the level of the retail price index plus one per cent. for...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the contribution of levels of use of rail freight to the economy.

      Transport: Forecasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress he has made on his plans to revise the New Approach to Transport Appraisal; and what the (a) terms of reference and (b) timetable...

      Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the likely effects on Wales of his Department's planned spending reductions.

  • Home Department

    • Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral statement of 6 July 2010, Official Report, columns 175-78, on the treatment of detainees, from which departmental...

    • Crime: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will commission a report from the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis on the number and location of anti-Semitic incidents in...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, on spending control, under what budget headings...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on employee away days in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Training

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

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral statement of 6 July 2010, Official Report, columns 175-78, on the treatment of detainees, if she will make it her...

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the oral statement of 6 July 2010, Official Report, columns 175-78, on the treatment of detainees, if she will disclose to...

      EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of the statutory obligations on it provided for in legislation introduced as a...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many guns have been seized by the police in each year since 1997.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the police has used the European Criminal Records Information system in (a) locating and (b) bringing charges against...

      Offences Against Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions were brought and (b) convictions there were under section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for sexual crimes...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people stopped by the police on suspicion of carrying a knife were subsequently (a) charged and (b) convicted in each of the last...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives have been seized by the police in each year since 1997.

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) illegally-held and (b) air weapons were seized by police in each year since 1997.

      Pakistan: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) the government of Pakistan has spent on the protection of General Musharraf provided by her Department...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police warrant cards have been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen in each year since 1997.

      Police: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were dismissed from each police force between 1997 and 2010.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of funding for the employment of police officers in 2010-11 is provided by (a) central Government and (b) local authorities.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to collate figures on the annual number of negligent discharges from police firearms in England and Wales.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed (a) in total and (b) in each police authority area (i) on the latest date for which figures are...

      Public Spending Control

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

      Sexual Offences: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign travel orders have been issued under section 114 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 since the Act came into force.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Electoral Register: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent per head by each local authority on electoral registration in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to change the requirement that all new homes are zero carbon by 2016.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to encourage an increase in the level of housebuilding.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) briefing note on Impact of HM Treasury announcement on HCA spending...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what decisions he has taken on the future of Housing Market Renewal Initiative funding in Liverpool, Walton constituency; and if...

      Local Government Services: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what future role he envisages for the voluntary sector in (a) supporting local communities in accessing public services and...

      Local Government: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will meet representatives of Shrewsbury Town Council to discuss (a) the devolution of additional powers and...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have renegotiated the terms of their mortgage in the last 12...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider the merits of local development orders in place of alternative Article 4 directions to provide flexibility...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons Oxford city council was not invited to contribute to the targeted consultation on the changing of planning...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria were used to determine participants in his Department's targeted consultation on the changing of planning rules...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2010, Official Report, column 529W, on non-domestic rates, and with reference to the Budget...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was received from port companies under the previous Government's eight-year payment scheme for back-dated business rate...

      Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's Minerals Planning Guidance on peat extraction takes account of the...

      Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will issue guidance to Natural England on its procedures for dealing with applications for peat extraction.

      Public Houses: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2010, Official Report, column 531W, on public houses, how many communities the Asset Transfer...

      Regional Planning and Development: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2010, Official Report, column 26W, on regional planning and development; West Midlands,...

      RENEW North Staffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) land and (b) other capital assets have been acquired (i) by RENEW North Staffs and (ii) by others using RENEW North...

      RENEW North Staffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been received by RENEW North Staffs in each year since it was established.

      Rented Housing: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of vacant properties in the (a) social and (b) private rented sector in (i) Leeds and...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of repossessions in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; (2)...

  • Justice

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2010, Official Report, column 162W, on courts: closures, for what reason the target for actual court utilisation has...

    • Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he plans to relocate (a) civil servants and (b) Government bodies for which his Department is responsible (i) out of London and (ii) to...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason he proposes to merge Lambeth and Southwark local justice area with Croydon and Sutton local justice area; and what consideration he has...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were processed in magistrates courts in (a) England and Wales, (b) England and (c) the West Midlands in each year since 2000; and if he...

      Magistrates Courts: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2010, Official Report, column 165W, on magistrates courts: Bradford, what the planned courtroom utilisation rate was in...

      Magistrates Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2010, Official Report, column 167W, on magistrates' courts: Greater London, what international jurisdiction work HM...

      Magistrates Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2010, Official Report, column 167W, on magistrates courts: Central London, what estimate HM Courts Service has made of...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2010, Official Report, columns 170-71W, on prison sentences, how many (a) immediate custodial sentences and (b)...

      Prison Service: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what protocols have been agreed between the Prison Service and the Ministry of Defence on the identification of service personnel in prisons since...

      Tribunals: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the annual cost to the public purse of tribunals for disability living allowance awards was where an award was (a) made and (b) not made was in...

  • Prime Minister

    • Israel: Official Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister when he next plans to visit the state of Israel; and if he will make a statement.

    • National Security Council: Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the agenda for the most recent meeting of the National Security Council; (2) who attended the most recent meeting of the...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Prime Minister which guests have been invited to (a) Chequers, (b) Chevening House and (c) Dorneywood in each of the last 12 months.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he intends to appoint a Minister with responsibility for promoting British trade and industry abroad.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Food: Waste

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission what recent estimate the House of Commons Commission has made of the monetary value of the food not consumed...

    • House of Commons: Buildings

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission for what reasons the railings in New Palace Yard were painted during a period when the House was sitting;...

      House of Commons: Parking

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission when the refurbishment of the ventilation system for the underground car park is scheduled to (a) begin and...

      Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission what recent representations he has received on the level of charges levied by the Board of the Parliamentary...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission whether any farms from which eggs are sourced for the House's catering outlets practise beak-trimming.

      Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2010, Official Report, column 1W, on departmental security, whether staff...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Attorney-General what estimate he has made of the expenditure of the Law Officers' Departments on (a) organisation of and (b) attendance at conferences in each year since 1997.

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General how much (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) their agency spent on travel for their employees in each year since 1997.

      Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Attorney-General how many times the Crown Prosecution Service charged terrorist suspects under the threshold test in the Code for Crown Prosecutors in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with the government of the Russian Federation on the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

    • Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the (a) investigation of the death of Alexander Litvinenko and (b) extradition of Andrei Lugovoi; and if...

      British Nationals Abroad: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements are in place between the Government and foreign governments to share information on sex offenders who are...

      British Nationals Abroad: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the role is of British embassies and consulates in the investigation and arrest of British citizens in cases of alleged...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his overseas counterparts on the state of democracy in Burma.

      Chevening Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many candidates for Chevening scholarships in 2010-11 have not yet been informed of the outcome of their application.

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to assist trade unions in Colombia.

      Guatemala: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department plans to take to ensure fulfilment of the provisions of the UN resolution A/HRC/14/L.19 on enforced or...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's policy of exploring contacts with Hezbollah.

      Horn of Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will convene a summit in London to discuss the security situation in the Horn of Africa.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take during the next 12 months at the UN on recognition by the UN of Israel as a...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to develop relations with the government of Israel since his appointment; what steps he plans to take on...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support a bilateral solution to the situation in Kashmir.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of (a) India and (b) Pakistan on Kashmir.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the (a) economic and (b) political situation in Kashmir.

      Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives the Government has set for UK foreign policy on Kazakhstan.

      Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on steps taken by the government of Kazakhstan to meet its commitment to implement reforms in...

      Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe on the upholding...

      Lebanon: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the security situation in South Lebanon, with particular reference to (a) recent attacks...

      Lebanon: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the ability of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon to carry out its peacekeeping...

      Overseas Students: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of British Embassy bursaries for foreign students to study in the UK...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) his US counterpart, (b) his Israeli counterpart and (c) the Palestinian Authority...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has (a) taken since his appointment and (b) plans to take in the next 12 months at the UN to deter Hezbollah...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of stockpiling by Hezbollah of (a) weapons and (b) missiles in South Lebanon; what recent...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Israeli government to pay compensation for (a) loss of property, (b) damage to...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the human rights situation in the Russian Federation.

      South Africa: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals were arrested in South Africa during the period of the 2010 World Cup.

      Thailand: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's response was to the Thai government's decision to deport to the UK all known sex offenders who are British...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to visit Yemen.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of the recent visit to Yemen by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.

      Yvonne Fletcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking following his meeting with his Libyan counterpart to seek to ensure that Libya grants visas to...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Candidates: Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many senior officials of the Independent Parliamentary...

    • ICT: Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what the cost price to the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

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

      Members' Staff: Contracts

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what the average time taken between the receipt for approval of a...

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Travel

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many hon. Members who have correctly completed an application...

      Offices

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

      Publications

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority whether the rules and procedures of the Independent Parliamentary...

      Telephone Services

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

      Working Relations

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what recent consideration the Chair and Chief Executive of the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will consider steps to incentivise the production of bioliquids from (a) waste cooking oil and (b) other waste products;...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the contribution of the bioliquids sector to employment opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the potential financial savings to the public purse attributable to steps taken to achieve the 10 per...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the (a) Sustainable Development Commission and (b) other environmental groups on monitoring...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the notional reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from the (a) outsourcing of Government services and (b) sale of Government...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he intends to use carbon offsets as part of his strategy to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions from the central...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change against which baseline year the proposed 10 per cent. reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from the central Government estate will be...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how new academy schools will be classified in the carbon reduction energy efficiency scheme.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will support a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.

      Cloud Seeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the regulation of cloud seeding; what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on cloud seeding;...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what grants his Department provides to assist community groups to install microrenewable energy sources on community buildings; and if...

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what flights he has taken on official duties since his appointment; and what the purpose was of each such journey.

      Departmental Buildings

      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 office refurbishment in each year since its inception.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      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 televisions in each year since its inception.

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staffing costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the...

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Training

      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 training for its employees since its inception.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans his Department has to provide assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises to increase their energy efficiency.

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to assist small and medium-sized enterprises to secure finance for low carbon energy projects...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to improve energy efficiency standards in the private rented property sector.

      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 clean coal...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what date he has set for the eradication of fuel poverty in England and Wales.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department has taken towards the eradication of fuel poverty in 2010; what steps he plans to take in the first six...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of households in (a) Southend West constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England...

      Fuel Poverty: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people resident in (a) Staffordshire and (b) Tamworth were classed as being in fuel poverty in each year since 2005.

      Land Use: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on sustainability criteria for land use, land-use change and forestry projects in the Clean Development Mechanism.

      Marine Renewable Deployment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funds his Department plans to allocate to the Wave and Tidal Stream Demonstration Scheme element of the Marine Renewable...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's report Geological Disposal: Steps Towards Implementation.

      Oil Rigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he made of the effectiveness of the use of acoustic triggers on offshore rigs in his urgent review of the UK oil and...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to encourage heavy energy users in the industrial sector to invest in on-site renewable energy...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much renewable energy is planned to be generated in the UK from offshore wind over each of the next five years.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to develop a public communications programme to encourage participation in his Department's feed-in...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure that tariffs for renewable heat are completed by April 2011.

      Renewable Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to reduce the cost to households of installing renewable sources of energy.

      Renewable Energy: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the opportunities for employment arising from the renewable energy industry.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce his plans for the future of the renewable heat incentive.

      River Severn: Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the Severn Barrage Feasibility Study.

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his department is taking to develop the UK Marine Renewable Strategy, with particular reference to funding for wave and...

      Warm Front Scheme: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on the Warm Front programme in (a) Essex and (b) Southend-on-Sea in each year since its inception; and what...

      Warm Front Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on the Warm Front programme in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials in his Department at each pay band have responsibility for the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of policy on...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the operation of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000; and...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the operation of (a) section 1 and (b) section 2 of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act...

      Wind Power: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for development of ports to support offshore wind infrastructure.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the likely cost to the NHS of treating alcohol-related health conditions in (a) 2015 and (b) 2020.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of treating alcohol-related health conditions in each of the last 10 years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has evaluated on the effects on the level of alcohol consumption of (a) price and (b) availability of alcohol.

      Anaphylaxis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of treating emergency cases of anaphylaxis in NHS facilities in each of the last five years.

      Anaphylaxis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency cases of anaphylaxis were treated in NHS hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Anger Management Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on anger management treatment for (a) women and (b) men in each of the last five years.

      Ashfield Community Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the future of Ashfield Community Hospital.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that child and adolescent mental health services are able adequately to meet the needs of children with autism through...

      Baby Care Units: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how his Department assesses the quality of services provided by maternity units.

      Change4Life Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors he took into account on his decision to end his Department's funding for the Change4Life programme.

      Change4Life Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding for the Change4Life programme he expects to be raised from the food industry.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) women and (b) men aged (i) under 19, (ii) between 19 and 35 and (iii) over 35 years who were diagnosed with depression were...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) women and (b) men aged (i) under 19, (ii) between 19 and 35 and (iii) over 35 years who are registered with a GP have been...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what percentage of (a) women and (b) men aged (i) under 19, (ii) between 19 and 35 and (iii) over 35 years who were diagnosed with...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what definition the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse uses of the term dependency in its official publications.

      Eating Disorders: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on treatment for eating disorders with regard to (a) women and (b) men in each of the last five years.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received (a) for and (b) against the inclusion of traffic light warnings on labels for food and drink since May 2010; and if...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of managerial and administrative staff who will be employed to operate the GP consortia proposed in the...

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations will assume the regulatory and policy functions of primary care trusts in respect of safeguarding children after the abolition of...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department allocated per head to acute care in each of the primary care trust review areas in each year since 2000.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many car parking spaces at NHS hospitals in each region are available for use by (a) managerial staff, (b) members of the public, (c) consultants...

      Kingston Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the (a) future and (b) future funding of Kingston Hospital.

      Medical Consultants: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medical consultants were recorded as taking stress-related leave in each region in each year since 2000.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the summary care records programme.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of GP consultations held with (a) female and (b) male patients aged (i) under 19, (ii) between 19 and 35 and (iii) over 35 years were...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much talking therapies have cost each primary care trust in each of the last five years; (2) how much each primary care trust spent on...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times for talking therapies were for (a) women and (b) men aged (i) under 19, (ii) between 19 and 35 and (iii) over 35 years in...

      Mental Health: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been undertaken to establish the average age of death for people with severe mental illness in England since publication of the 2006...

      Mental Health: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rates of readmission of mental health in-patients within (a) 30 days and (b) 90 days were in each primary care trust in each of the last three...

      Mental Health: Psychotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans there are to extend access to psychological therapies recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to people with...

      NHS: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his estimate is of the cost to the NHS of delayed discharges in each year since 1997; (2) what assessment his Department has made of the...

      NHS: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of delayed discharges in the NHS; (2) what steps his Department is taking to work with...

      NHS: Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the practice of NHS staff working as agency staff in the same hospital in which they are employed by the NHS.

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what conditions food and drinks companies will be engaged to provide funding for new programmes on food and health.

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has received recent indications of interest in funding health education programmes from food and drinks companies; (2) what recent...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the role of schools on engaging parents in discussions on their children's weight.

      Patients' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to increase the information available to NHS patients to enable them to make choices about their treatment programmes.

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the merits of a cross-departmental Government strategy to reduce the incidence of self-harm, including the provision of (a) training...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with Ministerial colleagues in the devolved administrations the merits of jointly-agreed public health strategy to address self-harm;...

      Self-harm: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each primary care trust spent to address self harm with regard to (a) women and (b) men aged (i) under 19, (ii) between 19 and 35 and (iii)...

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the further regulation of tobacco vending machines.

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to remove tobacco displays from the point of sale.

  • Education

    • Academies: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in Dudley have applied for academy status; and if he will make a statement.

    • Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on first quarter grant payments to each local authority in the West Midlands in respect of the ContactPoint database in...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

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

      Departmental Legal Costs

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

      Departmental Lighting

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

      Departmental Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to relocate (a) civil servants and (b) Government bodies for which his Department is responsible (i) out of London and (ii) to the...

      Departmental Stationery

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

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils resident in the (a) bottom and (b) top 10 per cent. of lower super output areas gained three A grades at A-level in 2009.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many pupils in each decile of the index of multiple deprivation eligible for free school meals gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) primary and (b) secondary short stay school places are available in each local authority area.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of his Department's expenditure on education to be delivered to schools directly in 2010-11; and if he will...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils of (a) primary and (b) secondary school age with statements of special educational needs are placed in short stay schools in each...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the level of housing benefit payments on people's willingness to seek employment.

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of households in receipt of local housing allowance of more than (a) £400 for a four or five bedroom...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of social sector tenants in East Lothian constituency whose housing benefit payments will be reduced in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of private sector tenants in East Lothian constituency whose local housing allowance payments will be...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider phasing in the proposed reductions to housing benefit over a three-year period in areas likely to be significantly affected.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the proposed reductions in housing benefit will apply to those already in receipt of the benefit.

      Youth Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce the level of youth unemployment.

      Pension Calculations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the use of the consumer price index to calculate final salary pensions.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of young people who have found permanent employment through the future jobs fund; and if he will make a...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects on people with long-term mental illness of the implementation of the recommendations of the internal...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for child maintenance were made under the current scheme which led to an outstanding assessment or continuing claim under the...

      Departmental Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees of his Department attended Civil Service Live in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Departmental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the cost to his Department of privilege days awarded to staff in his Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) rate of uptake and (b) monetary value of unclaimed benefits relating to disability living allowance in...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his plans to introduce a medical assessment for disability living allowance from 2013 will include child claimants.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much he intends to reduce expenditure on disability living allowance award in each year to 2015; what steps he plans to take to achieve...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each category of disability receive disability living allowance awards at the (a) higher and (b) lower rate.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from representatives of disability groups on the proposal in the June 2010 Budget (a) to introduce...

      Disability Living Allowance: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of reductions in expenditure in (a) carer's allowance and (b) carer premium in relation to all benefits as a...

      Disability Living Allowance: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents of city of Chester constituency have been claiming disability living allowance for (a) less than one year, (b) between one...

      Disability Living Allowance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to identify potentially fraudulent claims for disability living allowance.

      Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the weekly deduction of allowance is in respect of claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance who...

      Employment Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of medical assessments for employment support allowance before introducing...

      Employment Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many medical assessments for employment and support allowance have been (a) completed and (b) completed and later amended in the latest...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in the London borough of (a) Camden and (b) Brent and in receipt of housing benefit are (i) pensioners and (i) of...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families resident in London are in receipt of (a) housing benefit, (b) housing benefit of over £250 per week for a one bedroom...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his most recent estimate is of the average (a) private sector rent level and (b) housing benefit paid to claimants in private...

      Housing Benefit: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of (a) homeless people and (b) those sleeping rough of the proposed changes to housing...

      Housing Benefit: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he intends to provide additional funding to those local authorities where there is a difference between prevailing rent levels and the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of (a) individuals and (b) lone parents in Warrington North constituency who will have been on jobseeker's...

      Maternity Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Sure Start maternity grants were made to mothers for their second or subsequent child in each Jobcentre Plus Social Fund Budget area...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to reply to the letter dated 11 June 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr B. E. Gareth,...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received Support for Mortgage Interest in each (a) local authority area and (b) Jobcentre Plus district in the last 12...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in receipt of (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) pension...

      Oil Rigs: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions there have been between the Health and Safety Executive and the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group on...

      Pensioners: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Warrington North constituency receive (a) state pension, (b) pension credit and (c) winter fuel allowance.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on his Department's proposals to change the state pension retirement age.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against benefits decisions have been refused because they were not received within the one month deadline in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against benefits decisions have been (a) granted and (b) refused in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against benefits decisions were determined without a hearing in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many decisions on benefits appeals in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) Wales are outstanding.

      State Retirement Pensions: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who receive a state pension by virtue of marriage are not UK citizens, have not made any national insurance contributions and...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to relocate (a) civil servants and (b) government bodies for which his Department is responsible (i) out of London...

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of its expenditure on travel undertaken in an official capacity by each Minister in his...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that the UN Millennium Development Goals are met.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's Working Together for Better Health strategy in achieving its...

      India and China: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding he plans to allocate to projects in (a) India and (b) China in 2010-11.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he next plans to visit Yemen.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will ensure that the UK's development assistance to Yemen is funded at a level commensurate with that country's importance to UK...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many staff are assigned to his private office; and what the civil service pay band of each is.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many prosecutions there have been for an offence of failure to complete and return an annual electoral registration form in each region in each of the last 10...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make an assessment of the implications of the introduction of individual voter registration in Northern Ireland for adoption of individual voter...

      Electoral Systems: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he received advice (a) in favour of and (b) against holding the Alternative Vote referendum on the same day as elections for the devolved legislatures...

      Electoral Systems: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the devolved Administration, (b) local government, (c) trades unions, (d) industry, (e) voluntary...

      Electoral Systems: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he sought advice from the Electoral Commission on the proposed date of the referendum on electoral reform.

      Freedom (Great Repeal) Bill

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will include repeal of the Act of Settlement in his proposals for a Freedom (Great Repeal) Bill.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the five-year survival rate of small businesses was in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) London and (c) the UK in the latest period for which...

    • Business

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the five year survival rate of small businesses was in (a) Mid Bedfordshire and (b) the UK in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Business: Enfield

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

      Business: Enfield

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses (a) started up and (b) ceased in Enfield North constituency in each of the last five years.

      Cabinet Committees: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the annual operating costs of the proposed Star Chamber process for departmental expenditure reductions.

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many registered charities are based in (a) Wrexham, (b) Wales and (c) the UK.

      Deaths: Allergies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths attributable to (a) anaphylaxis and (b) other allergic reactions there were in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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 Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of its expenditure on travel undertaken in an official capacity by each Minister in his Department in (i) May 2010...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of Civil Service posts of his Department's plans to reduce the size of websites of individual...

      Lone Parents: Edinburgh

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many lone parents there are in Edinburgh East constituency.

      Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust: Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many births there were at (a) Maidstone hospital and (b) Tunbridge Wells hospital in the latest period for which figures are available.

      NDPBs: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has issued guidance to non-departmental public bodies on the future employment of staff currently employed in policy roles; and...

      Public Sector: Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to implement the proposals in his Department's paper Mutual Benefit: Giving People Power over Public Services.

      Public Sector: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has made an assessment of the merits of standardising the employment application forms used by the Home Civil Service and non-departmental...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the deadline is for unsolicited contributions to the Strategic Defence and Security Review from members of the public and organisations.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2010, Official Report, column 732W, on defence, with which organisations the Government has begun engaging on the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many official visits Ministers in his Department have made to Afghanistan in the last 12 months.

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research on genetically-modified plants, food and feed have been funded by (a) each research council and (b) the Science...

      Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research projects on the (a) sources and quantities of greenhouse gases, (b) water pollution and (c) air pollution...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the 50,000 apprenticeship places he has announced will be (a) reserved for those under the age of 25 years and (b)...

      Balance of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the UK's trade in goods deficit was (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available; and what...

      Balance of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the UK's trade in goods deficit has been in each year since 1997.

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many banks in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Dudley borough participated in the Working Capital Scheme.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what progress has been made on identifying the three rural market testing projects for superfast rural broadband announced...

      Broadband: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the extent of availability of broadband services in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency;...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of additional businesses able to access credit as a result of the extension of the...

      Companies House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the merits of bringing forward proposals to increase the power of Companies House to enforce the payment...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on website...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on maintaining its Twitter feed in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on maintaining its YouTube channel in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on maintaining its Flickr channel in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff in his Department are primarily engaged in maintaining social media and networking sites; and what estimate he has...

      Departmental Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on light bulbs...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff his Department employed in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which Ministers in his Department have used an allocated Ministerial car to travel between the Department and the House of...

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his (a) Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on training for...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of written questions for answer on a named day his Department has answered on the due date in the...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether (a) he and (b) the Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning has had formal meetings with the (i)...

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much capital grant support each further education college in Merseyside will receive in 2010-11.

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to improve the employability of graduates.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of new campuses to be established under the New University Challenge programme in (a)...

      Higher Education: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which will be created under the New University Challenge programme in (a)...

      Higher Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether he plans to evaluate the efficacy of mental healthcare provision in higher education institutions; (2) if he will...

      Learning and Skills Council for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff have transferred from the Learning and Skills Council to each regional development agency since April 2010.

      Loans: Interest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to cap the interest rates which can be charged by lenders in the (a) pawnbroking, (b) payday...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many cars were purchased under the Vehicle Scrappage scheme in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Dudley borough and (c) Dudley...

      New Businesses: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist people aged over 50 years to start new businesses.

      Overseas Trade: Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what reports he has received from UK Trade and Investment on barriers to trade access in Kazakhstan.

      Post Offices: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that post offices comply with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Acts...

      Post Offices: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) post office branches within supermarkets and (b) stand-alone post office branches are located in the London...

      Post Offices: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) post office branches within supermarkets and (b) stand-alone post office branches are located in (i) Southend and...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the network subsidy payment is allocated to (a) rural and (b) urban post offices.

      Post Offices: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if officials from his Department's Royal Mail and Postal Services Team will meet representatives of the campaign for Post Office...

      Post Offices: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the prospects for establishing new post offices in urban areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Postage Stamps: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will discuss with the Royal Mail the production of a commemorative stamp to mark the 350th anniversary of the Book of...

      Private Sector: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has assessed the effect of the proposals in the 2010 Budget on levels of private sector employment in (a)...

      Public Houses: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many pub businesses have been declared bankrupt in each year since 1997.

      Renewable Energy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage universities to assist in the development of new, sustainable energy sources.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of ownership his Department plans to make available to (a) employees of Royal Mail and (b) private shareholders...

      Science: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to provide support for the science and innovation industry.

      Sector Skills Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department provided to each sector skills council in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on implementation of the Government's proposal to establish a grocery supply chain Ombudsman; what...

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures of inflation he plans to use to calculate the annual exempt amount for capital gains tax.

    • Car Allowances: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of reviewing the Approved Mileage Allowance Payments Scheme in respect of their application to volunteer drivers.

      Child Trust Fund: Armed Forces

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children of service families have received payments from the Child Trust Fund in each year since its inception.

      Coinage: Forgery

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of counterfeit coins in circulation.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the terms of reference are of the review of alcohol taxation announced in the June 2010 Budget.

      Excise Duties: Biofuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of the exemption from fuel duty for exempt producers of biodiesel; and if he will make a...

      House Insurance: Floods

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the insurance industry on the level of premiums and excesses for people whose houses flooded...

      Housing Benefit

      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,...

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of people in Scotland who will benefit from the increase in the threshold for payment of the basic rate of income tax.

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of low earners who will not pay income tax in 2011-12 as a result of the measures in the June 2010 Budget.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to ensure that employees receive at least the national minimum wage.

      Non-domestic Rates: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what valuation criteria are used in rating assessments in respect of convenience stores (a) located and (b) not located in or within the curtilage of...

      Non-domestic Rates: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions Ministers or officials in his Department have met representatives of the independent petrol forecourt industry in respect of the 2010...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanisms there are to ensure the independence of the Office for Budget Responsibility from his Department; and what arrangements he plans to...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect of the benefits and taxation measures in the 2010 Budget on the number of children living in relative poverty...

      Public Expenditure: Merseyside

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the likely effects on Merseyside of the Government's planned spending reductions.

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of research and development tax credits in encouraging investment by small and medium-sized enterprises in...

      Revenue and Customs: Liverpool

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the future of HM Revenue and Customs (a) office and (b) property at Queen's Dock, Liverpool; and he will make a statement.

      Tax Allowances: Video Games

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the analysis undertaken by his Department in 2009-10 on the effects on Exchequer revenue of providing tax relief for the computer games...

      Taxation: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Financial Statement of 22 June 2010, Official Report, column 175, what the evidential basis is for the statement that the proposed changes...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government will take to meet its commitment to increase the share of revenues drawn from green taxes in the fiscal years (a) 2010-11, (b)...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the documents relating to his Department's presentation on the effects on unemployment levels of the June 2010 Budget.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) research he commissioned and (b) impact assessments he undertook other than those in Annex A of the Red Book in determining the rate of value...

      VAT: Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the proposed rise in the standard rate of value added tax on the proposed cost of living for pensioners.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Liverpool

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Liverpool Wavertree constituency receive tax credits; and how many of those have an annual income of over £30,000.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Warrington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Warrington North with a family income of over (a) £15,000 and (b) £30,000 are in receipt of tax credits.

      Wind Power: Offshore Structures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the future of the offshore wind infrastructure port development competition announced in the March 2010 Budget.

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 July (WA 32), what assessment they have made of the effect increased information and advice will have on (a) the...

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 July (WA 32-3), what proposals they have for reducing the number of unintended conceptions; and whether they have...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 July (WA 32-3), why they think that reducing the number of abortions is important.

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 July (WA 33), how many abortions were performed under each ground in Section 1(1) of the Abortion Act 1967.

      Airports: Holding Rooms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why airside passes to enable the Independent Monitoring Board to monitor the holding room at Liverpool John Lennon Airport were not issued until August 2009. To...

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government from what sources the Association of Chief Police Officers obtains its income; how much is derived from public sources; and how often they review their...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their representatives on the Basel Committee are promoting the interests of contingent capital bonds and investors in such instruments; and whether they...

      Bolivia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 28 June (WA 217), whether they will provide a detailed breakdown of the amount of aid given to Bolivia.

      Broadband Industry Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the invitation list for Broadband Delivery UK Industry Day on 15 July at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria Street, was created;...

      Broadband Industry Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Broadband Delivery UK Industry Day on 15 July at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 1 Victoria Street, will be broadcast using live...

      Broadcasting: Digital Switchover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to explain the reasons for switching from analogue to digital radio.

      Buses: Luton Dunstable Busway

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the Luton Dunstable Busway.

      Business Travel: Private Car Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the HM Revenue and Customs tax deductibility rate of 40p per mile for reimbursement for business use of private cars was last updated; and what the rate would...

      Care Services: Malnutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to reduce the incidence of malnutrition in (a) communities, (b) acute settings, and (c) care homes.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Marland on 6 July (Official Report, col. 101) saying "the Government believe climate change is one of the most serious threats the...

      Climate Change Act 2008

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Marland on 5 July (Official Report, col. 3), what is their assessment of the likely impact of the Climate Change Act 2008 and...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo will be conditional on it addressing alleged violations of human rights.

      Disabled People: UN Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have a reservation exempting them from any provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in respect of immigration.

      Education: Expenditure Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to compensate local education authorities and education providers who have incurred costs for previously approved capital projects which have...

      Elected Mayors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the referendum on an elected mayor for the City of Manchester will take place.

      Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 1 July (WA 295-6) stating that Irish citizens can vote in United Kingdom parliamentary elections, which other...

      Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish an assessment of the experience of the alternative vote system in those countries where it has been used for national and federal elections.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 281-2), how deriving stem cells from embryos created using the nuclei from a patient with type 1...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent the Human Tissue Authority would be consulted about the use in embryological research of skin from (a) patients undergoing a Caesarean section, (b)...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 281-2), how potential applications involving human reproduction would fulfil the original aims of...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations take place before appointments are made to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 280-1), when the Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee of the Human Fertilisation and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Thornton on 19 January (WA 224-5) and Earl Howe on 23 June (WA 182-3) regarding regulation of research involving only...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which sections of the Equality Act 2010 they have decided not to commence.

      EU: UK Official Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who pays the salaries and expenses of British officials working in European Union institutions.

      Finance: Clearing Houses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the Financial Services Authority (FSA) plan to review the capitalisation of financial clearing houses given the role of such institutions in...

      Finance: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the adoption of global accounting standards; and what is their estimate of the timetable.

      Financial Institutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether employees of the Financial Services Authority will be entitled to join the pension schemes offered to employees of the Bank of England. To ask Her...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Thornton on 23 February (WA 282-3) and 6 April (WA 398) about the letter published by Professor Chester Douglass and...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the points made in the International Committee of the Red Cross's news release of 14 June concerning Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel and through the quartet and the European Union about the shortage of electricity in Gaza and its...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to provide high-quality services for the prevention, detection and treatment of vulval cancer.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what treatments they have recommended to general practitioners to prescribe to diabetes patients in the past five years; and what new treatments they are considering.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Prescribing Centre intends to consult industry, clinicians and patient advocacy groups during its review of the prescription and use of oral...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations about a shortage of the drug Sinemet in the last (a) week, (b) month, and (c) two months. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health has had recent discussions with drugs manufacturers about the availability of the drug Sinemet. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Health: Malnutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health will introduce indicators in the national component of the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme to encourage a...

      Health: Spinal Cord Injury

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the provision of specialists in spinal cord injury (SCI); and whether they plan to re-establish the specialty SCI.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 29 June (WA 265), by what criteria they judge there to be a shortage of social workers in children's...

      Independent Networks Co-operative Association

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations or individuals applied for the contract to establish the Independent Networks Co-operative Association which was awarded to Malcolm Corbett...

      International Military Education and Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of the United States about reviewing the training taught on the International Military Education and...

      Justice: Family Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of care and supervision cases awaiting hearing in (a) family proceedings courts, and (b) county courts; and on what...

      Justice: Family Courts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there was a rise in outstanding cases in family proceedings courts and county courts between 2008 and 2009.

      Manufacturing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to strengthen the United Kingdom's manufacturing industry.

      Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2007

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to amend section 94(5C) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2007 to add sexual orientation to the list of specific descriptions for...

      NHS: Car Parking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health's report on its consultation on NHS car parking will propose measures to end the differences in hospital car parking charges paid...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with staff and trade unions of the Northern Ireland Office about a possible pay cut similar to that taken by the Secretary of State...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of the Budget Responsibility Committee have been appointed for three months; and whether Mr Geoffrey Dicks and Mr Graham Parker will be standing...

      Parliamentary Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, on 5 July (Official Report, Commons, cols. 23-5), whether the boundary review by the boundary...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 30 June (WA 284) concerning the state retirement pension, how much is the disproportionate cost referred to.

      Police: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the last three years in recruiting police officers and police community support officers from an ethnic minority background.

      Police: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds they will provide for the central police e-crime Unit in (a) 2010-11, and (b) each subsequent year.

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which rail rolling stock schemes are to be deferred under cuts made to the Department for Transport budget; and what was the estimated cost of each scheme.

      Schools: Primary Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce the capital programme for primary schools in England.

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to encourage high-performing teachers to relocate to poorer areas of the country.

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to increase the number of science and mathematics teachers in the United Kingdom.

      Severn River Crossing plc

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date Severn River Crossing plc is expected to be taken into public ownership; and what is the financial calculation behind the expected date of transfer.

      Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to improve the support small businesses receive from banks.

      Sport: Motorsport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage potential new entrants to motorsport to base themselves in "Motorsport Valley".

      Sport: Motorsport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the commitment to research and development in the United Kingdom motorsport sector is recognised in the tax system; and whether provision is made in the tax...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made, or intend to make, representations to the government of Sri Lanka about the welfare of the journalist Pregeeth Ekanaliyagoda, the safety of...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they issue to investors wishing to develop tourist facilities on St Helena about the planned opening date of the island's airport.

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the timescale for St Helena to become financially independent following the opening of the island's airport.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 21 June (WA 145) concerning the proposed accession of Turkey to the European Union, whether their...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 29 June (WA 265), why it is not possible to distinguish between the numbers of visas issued to those...

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