Written answers

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has made an assessment of the likely effects on biodiversity of land use, land use change and forestry projects...

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the EU to approve arrangements for post-2013 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many separate buildings her Department occupies in (a) London and (b) elsewhere in the UK.

      Departmental Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many employees of her Department attended Civil Service Live in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; and what estimate she...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) her Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on website...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on human resources in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her (a) Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on logo...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total estimated monetary value is of flood defence assets in England; and what the estimated cost of maintaining...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what flood defence schemes are in the planning stage; and what the target (a) start and (b) completion date is for work on...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on flood defence in each year between 1999-2000 and 2010-11; and what estimate she has made of...

      Flood Control: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to improve flood defences in Witham constituency; and if she will make a statement.

      Flood Control: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding her Department allocated to flood defence measures in Witham constituency in the last 12 months.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to protect and enhance the canal network.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department has allocated to research and development in respect of reliable and sustainable water infrastructure.

      Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of implementation of the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 on...

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the accountability to the public of governance structures of national parks.

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the administrative costs of (a) the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and (b) each other national park authority...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total water storage capacity in UK reservoirs was (a) at the latest date for which figures are available, (b) in...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reservoir capacity was of each privatised water company (a) on the date of privatisation and (b) at the latest...

      River Blackwater

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for the future of the environment of the River Blackwater and surrounding land.

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the level of pollution to rivers and water supplies resulting from the run-off of chemicals...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's position is on the establishment of a replacement target date for an ecologically coherent network of...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what instructions have been issued by the private office of each Minister in his Department on the preparation of briefing, speeches and replies...

    • Departmental Legal Costs

      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 legal advice in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the cost to his Department of compliance with regulations arising from EU obligations in the last 12 months.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Capital Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission what (a) capital and (b) revenue schemes in excess of £100,000 the House of Commons Commission...

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were prosecuted for offences of alcohol fraud in 2009.

    • Courts: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which organisations are contracted to provide facilities for carrying out community sentences given by courts; and if he will publish the evaluation...

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the status is of the proposed rebuilding of court premises in Sunderland; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Billing

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

      Legal Aid: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will direct his proposed review of legal aid to consider whether a proportion of the legal aid budget should be made available to assist victims...

      Legal Representation: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what mechanism exists for detained mental health patients to choose their legal representation; (2) what steps his Department has taken to assist...

      Rape Crisis Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what plans he has for future funding of existing rape crisis centres; (2) what criteria will be used to determine in which areas to establish new...

      Rape: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) reported cases of rape, (b) prosecutions for rape and (c) convictions for rape involved a victim with (i) disabilities and (ii)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on works of art since 2005.

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many mobile telephones issued by his Department were recorded as (a) lost, (b) stolen and (c) broken in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimates his Department makes of the level of emoluments it pays to locally-engaged staff; and what mechanisms are in...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance his Department has issued to UK embassies on support and assistance that should be offered to UK nationals...

      Overseas Aid: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 29 June 2010, Official Report, columns 37-8WS, on Foreign and Commonwealth...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in Peterborough constituency in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

    • Council Housing: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will make an estimate of the financial effect on Harlow district council of the Tenant Services Authority inspection...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding he has allocated for the building of houses in (a) England, (b) Tyneside and (c) Newcastle Central...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to increase the transparency of the existing formula grant allocation process.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable he has set for his Department's review of the local government finance formula; and when he expects to be in a...

      Local Government Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of local authority expenditure incurred on services provided under...

      Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the monetary value of contracts entered into by local authorities; and what estimate he has...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to take steps to encourage the further (a) release and (b) public re-use of Ordnance Survey geospatial data.

      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 Sunderland.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households with people of working age in social housing are deemed to be under-occupying by (a) one bedroom and (b)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he (a) has made and (b) plans to make of the differential effect on the regions of a reduction in public...

    • Church of England: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with the Church of England events to mark the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer in 2012.

      Departmental Civil Servants

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

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what instructions have been issued by the private office of each Minister in his Department on the preparation of briefing,...

      Digital Broadcasting: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the average cost per household, including vehicle ownership, of upgrading radio equipment in preparation...

      Digital Broadcasting: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the number of car radios that will be unable to receive radio broadcasts following...

      Digital Broadcasting: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that television broadcasts are available to all in the North West following the...

      Digital Switchover Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the projected total underspend is in the Digital Switchover Fund.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on the effects on amusement centres (a) at the seaside and (b) elsewhere of...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether Big Lottery funding after 1 April 2011 will be able to go to the good cause of health, education and environment.

      National Lottery: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the (a) cash and (b) percentage change in the amount of lottery funding for the Arts Council England would be if the...

      National Lottery: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much has been raised from all dedicated London 2012 Olympic Lottery games (a) in total and (b) in each quarter of the...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many public libraries (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1997.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how many new public libraries were built in England in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many public libraries were...

      Public Libraries: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much was spent on public libraries in England in each of the last five years.

      Theatre: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many free theatre tickets have been provided to under-26 year olds resident in (a) Wirral South, (b) Merseyside and (c)...

  • Transport

    • A338

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to build a relief road from Bournemouth airport to the A338.

    • A614: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent reports he has received on the safety record of the A614 in Nottinghamshire.

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his timetable is for publication of the national policy statement on airports.

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the security of data collected by automatic number plate recognition cameras operated by his Department and its agencies is protected.

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition: East Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many automatic number plate recognition cameras operated by his Department and its agencies there are in East Yorkshire constituency.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what impact assessments his Department has conducted on (a) the effect of the provision of bus services in rural communities, (b) social inclusion...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on the Bus Service Operators Grant; and if he will make a statement.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent encouraging cyclists to wear cycle helmets in each of the last five years.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on information and communication...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on (i) electricity, (ii) water, (iii)...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the safety of electric personal assistive mobility devices; (2) if his Department will bring...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of providing (a) Secretaries of State, (b) Ministers of State and (c) Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State in his Department...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) Secretaries of State, (b) Ministers of State and (c) Parliamentary Under Secretaries of State in his Department were allocated a car from...

      M1: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason cameras are situated on a bridge over the M1 motorway in the vicinity of Tibshelf services; what the purpose of the cameras is; and if...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 8 July 2010, Official Report, column 14WS, on Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) Regulations,...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many MOT testing stations for taxis or private hire vehicles there are in each local authority area in England and Wales.

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to phase roadworks on motorways so that motorists do not have to face consecutive sets of roadworks over a short...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the re-opening of closed rail lines; and which closed lines have been identified for re-opening since May 2010.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on a moratorium on construction on disused rail lines.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what cost-benefit analysis model is being used to decide which rail projects will go ahead; and what the implications are of that model for the...

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from local authorities in the West Midlands on the potential effect of a Midlands Metro link between Dudley and...

      Retford Railway Station: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2010, Official Report, column 373W, on Retford railway station: parking, what record was made of the meeting of 24...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he has taken to reduce the cost of running the Law Officers' Departments since his appointment.

  • Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent changes to the machinery of government he has made to enable the implementation of early intervention policies.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the adequacy of resourcing and funding of electoral services and electoral registration departments in local authorities.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the level of carbon dioxide emissions in the Kirklees local authority area in each of the last...

    • Departmental Civil Servants

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Nuclear Development Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who attended the Nuclear Development Forum held on 15 July 2010; what estimate he has made of the cost to the Office for Nuclear...

  • International Development

    • BBC External Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to assume responsibility for funding the BBC World Service.

    • British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to assume responsibility for funding the British Council.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what information his Department holds on the time taken by contractors employed by it to pay the invoices of their sub-contractors...

      Departmental Civil Servants

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimates his Department makes of the level of emoluments it pays to locally-engaged staff; and what mechanisms are in place to...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's total (a) capital and (b) current spending was in each year since 1995 in (i) cash and (ii) constant prices;...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to increase the number of officials seconded from his Department to the EU institutions.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to increase access to safe water in developing countries.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his objectives are for the side event on education at the UN summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow North of 8 July 2010, Official Report, column 417W, on developing countries,...

      Kashmir: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects his Department sponsors in Kashmir; and how much it spent in Kashmir in the last 12 months.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether expenditure on (a) refugees and (b) overseas students in the UK will be included in levels of official development assistance...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) when he expects to begin the My Aid scheme; (2) how much funding from the public purse he expects to allocate to the My Aid scheme.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects to publish his Department's reviews of (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral aid.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what terms of reference he has established for his Department's reviews of (a) bilateral, (b ) multilateral and (c) humanitarian aid.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department gave to Yemen in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which projects in Yemen his Department was funding on 1 January 2010.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Budget: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will commission and publish research on how the provisions of the budget will affect women.

  • Scotland

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the level of unemployment in Scotland.

    • Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on office refurbishment in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

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

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on legal advice in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Lighting

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

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to reduce the running costs of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Security

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

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on employee away days in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on employee training since 1997.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Travel

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

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Members' Staff: Data Protection

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

    • Members' Staff: Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority how many staff working for hon. Members (a) were not paid and...

      Members: Data Protection

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what assessment has been made of the extent of liability of the...

      Members: Data Protection

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what assessment has been made of the implications for hon....

      Members: Data Protection

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what steps will be taken by the Independent Parliamentary...

      Members: Security

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

      Standards

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what sanction can be applied to staff of the Independent...

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions since 1997 Royal Navy aircraft carriers have been used in humanitarian operations; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much on average was paid by service personnel for (a) service family and (b) single living service accommodation in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many families have been evicted from service family accommodation in each of the last five years; and for what reason in each such case.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons eviction notices issued to tenants of service family accommodation use the term violent trespass; and if he will consider removing the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department provides to secure alternative accommodation for families vacating service accommodation.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers left service in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force in each of the last six years.

      Armed Forces: Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many serving members of the (a) army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force have taken paternity leave in the last 12 months; (2) how many...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on service personnel paying insurance premiums for their uniforms; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of bearskin pelts in ceremonial caps worn by service personnel; and if he will make a statement.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department plans to assess (a) export potential, (b) fire resistance and (c) the number of jobs likely to be created or retained in the UK...

      Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) residents of Arborfield and (b) Wokingham borough council on the relocation of the Corps of...

      Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the use of Arborfield Garrison following the departure of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

      Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to vacate Arborfield Garrison.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the pay and benefit arrangements are for those employed by (a) his Department and (b) its contractors to provide fire protection services on his...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what duty of care requirements there are upon his Department in respect of those employed to provide fire protection services by (a) his Department and...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department incurred on its Fire Study in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fire incidents on his Department's property were attended by firefighters in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget for payments to consultants to his Department is for 2010-11.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Security

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

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many temporary employees work in (a) his Department and (b) bodies financed from its budget.

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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.

      Ex-servicemen: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to provide psychological support to veterans who need it.

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent meetings he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and (b) Minister for the Cabinet Office on the proposed...

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many naval Merlin helicopters are not due to be upgraded; and for what purposes such helicopters are to be used.

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many naval Merlin helicopters have been built; how many of these have been lost in (a) action or (b) accidents; and how many have been, or are to...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has defined the public task of the Met Office.

      Service Personnel and Veterans Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the database used by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency to communicate with its clients is available for use by third parties.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet: Bradford

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost to the public purse was of (a) travel and accommodation, (b) venues hire and associated costs, (c) printed materials and (d) security...

    • Civil Servants: Bristol

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants are employed by each (a) Department, (b) executive agency and (c) other employer in Bristol.

      Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants have conditions of employment that would entitle them to six years' salary on redundancy; and what criteria need to be fulfilled...

      Civil Service: Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the cost of (a) venue hire and (b) reimbursement of speakers for the Civil Service Live event was for the event in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information the Department holds on the time taken by contractors employed by his Department to pay the invoices of its sub-contractors under...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in his Department in 2009-10.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of employees who work flexible hours in businesses which employ (a) up to 10, (b) up to 50 and (c)...

      Markets: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the total number of people employed in (a) street markets, (b) fixed markets, (c) occasional markets and (d)...

      Mortality Rates: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the mortality rate was for alcohol-related conditions in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      NDPBs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on his review of non-departmental public bodies; and if he will make a statement.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many stillbirths were recorded in each local authority in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in the latest year for...

      Public Bodies Bill

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which public bodies will be affected by the proposed Public Bodies Bill; and whether he plans to undertake consultation on the proposals in that Bill.

      Public Bodies Bill

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what powers he would have to use delegated legislation to merge or abolish non-departmental public bodies under the provisions in his Department's...

  • Treasury

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to make specific tax arrangements in respect of the (a) revenue and (b) capital funds of academy schools.

    • Bank Notes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to inform the public of the withdrawal from circulation of the old 20 pound note.

      Departmental Human Resources

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on human resources in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any domestic properties in the gift of the Government have been allocated to the use of Ministers in his Department.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in his Department in 2009-10.

      EC Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek to hold discussions at EU level on reducing the EU budget by the same proportion as reductions in member states' national expenditure over...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the proportion of (a) wine and (b) beer in the UK sold without the value added tax and excise duty having been paid in the latest...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the cost of all types of alcohol fraud to the Exchequer in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Financial Institutions: Maladministration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanism is in place to investigate alleged maladministration by a financial institution against companies with an annual turnover of £1 million...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role he plans to offer to the Treasury Select Committee in the appointment of the new Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date Sir Alan Budd informed him of his intention to step down as Head of the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Public Sector: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will establish with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills a working group to implement the recommendations on construction...

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the previous administration's programme for the closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost to the customer of a telephone call to an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) number with a 0845 prefix was in the latest period for which...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the revenue lost to the Exchequer from tax evasion in each year since 2005; and what steps he is taking to reduce levels...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide additional funding to HM Revenue and Customs to be used to reduce the level of tax evasion.

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much unpaid tax HM Revenue and Customs is owed.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect of the planned increase in the rate of value added tax from 1 January 2011 on consumer price index annual inflation...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Newcastle Central constituency, (b) the North East region and (c) England started (i) an...

    • Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the Digital Switchover Fund underspend has been allocated to delivering the universal service commitment of 2 Mbps.

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding has been allocated for the superfast broadband pilots; and from what budget that funding has been allocated.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria will be used to select the three areas to market test pilots for superfast broadband roll-out in rural areas; which...

      Departmental Buildings

      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 office...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      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 televisions...

      Departmental Equality

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

      Departmental Legal Costs

      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 legal advice...

      Departmental Marketing

      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 logo design...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on the Government Car Service since the Government took office.

      Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to reduce the cost of running his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Security

      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 security in...

      Departmental Stationery

      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 stationery in...

      Departmental Training

      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 employee...

      Departmental Travel

      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 travel for...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing the Agency Worker Regulations 2010; and whether he has...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the likely effects of the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 on those undertaking assignments of...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many capital building projects in further education colleges have been funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for...

      General Motors: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Government has (a) given and (b) loaned to General Motors in the last three years; what the purpose was of each...

      Graduates: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future funding of the Graduate Talent Pool.

      Graduates: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of people who graduated in 2009 from (a) universities and (b) colleges in Leeds have not entered full-time...

      Local Better Regulation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much funding the Local Better Regulation Office has received from his Department in each year since 2007; (2) how many...

      Local Better Regulation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment has been made by his Department of the value for money offered by the Local Better Regulation Office; and...

      News Corporation: BSkyB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to apply a public interest test in determining whether to request a report from Ofcom on the matter of...

      Nuclear Fusion: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2010, Official Report, column 315W, on nuclear fusion: research, what the annual contribution...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial services offered by the Post Office are provided by the Bank of Ireland.

      Sheffield Forgemasters: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2010, Official Report, column 132W, on Sheffield Forgemasters: finance, for what reasons a...

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the cost and benefits of the application of British Summer Time.

      Unemployment: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged between 18 and 24 and resident in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will ensure that no successor scheme to the Union Modernisation Fund is established; (2) what the cost to the public...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on his plans to reform the Access to Work programme; and what his timetable is for such reform.

    • Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Young Person's Guarantee in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Dudley borough...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many young people in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Dudley borough and (c) Dudley North constituency have found (i) employment and...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who would have received the two year jobseeker's guarantee in (a) England, (b)...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department plans to spend on programmes for the young unemployed in 2010-11.

      Future Jobs Fund: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs created in London have been attributable to the Future Jobs Fund since its inception.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area receive housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the proposed 12-month limit on full housing benefit for claimants of jobseeker's allowance is to operate only over the period of the...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many prosecutions there were of an employer for breach of health and safety legislation in each year since 1997; (2) how many...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the terms of reference are for Lord Young's review of the operation of health and safety legislation; (2) from what individuals and...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people with an occupational illness in each year since 1997.

      Invalidity Benefits: Durham

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

      Invalidity Benefits: Newport Gwent

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

      Jobcentre Plus: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus staff are employed in Edinburgh on temporary contracts.

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of training (a) employment advisers and (b) customer service managers for Jobcentre Plus was in each of the last five years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what service level agreement is in place in respect of the processing of payment of claims for reimbursement of interview-related travel costs...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on reform of legislation on maternity and paternity leave.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

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

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what terms specialists undertaking medical examinations for (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance (i)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Durham

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

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid in jobseeker's allowance and predecessor benefits in (a) England and Wales, (b) England, (c) the West Midlands, (d)...

      Unemployment Benefits: Great Yarmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Great Yarmouth constituency have been in receipt of out-of-work benefits for (a) over six months, (b) over 12 months and...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged 18 to 24 years resident in Peterborough constituency were not in employment, education or training in each quarter since...

      Wales

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

      Winter Fuel Payments: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an estimate of the cost of extending eligibility for winter fuel payments to those severely disabled people in receipt of...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to obtain information on what happens to applicants for employment and support allowance who are deemed...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reviews his Department is undertaking into the efficacy and appropriateness of work capability assessments.

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of applicants for employment and support allowance (a) in each category of disability and (b) (i) with and (ii) without...

      Work Choice Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the status is of his Department's Work Choice programme.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence his Department holds on the effects on health of alcohol consumption; and what estimate he has made of the number of deaths from cancer in...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the incidence of alcohol dependency in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the most appropriate regional level for specialist commissioning of rare cancers.

      Carers: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been allocated in Stretford and Urmston constituency under the Caring in Confidence programme; how much funding has been allocated to each...

      Departmental Consultants

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

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Security

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

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his proposed plan to incorporate into his Department the nutrition functions of the Food...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to consult on his proposals to incorporate into his Department the nutrition functions of the Food Standards Agency; (2) what...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he undertook a cost-benefit analysis of his proposal to incorporate into his Department the nutrition functions of the Food Standards Agency.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the openness and transparency with which the Food Standards Agency deals with nutritional issues; and if he will...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the access of representatives of (a) non-governmental organisations and (b) the food industry to senior executives of the...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff of each pay band work in the nutrition division of his Department; and how many staff at each pay band he plans to incorporate into that...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of service is of staff employed at each office of the Food Standards Agency.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) running costs and (b) fixed accommodation costs were of each office of the Food Standards Agency in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to encourage GPs to take part in GP commissioning; (2) what financial training and support his Department plans to...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how he plans to ensure co-ordination of services under GP commissioning for cancer; (2) how he plans to ensure that GPs have the expertise to...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 12 July 2010, Official Report, columns 661-681, on NHS White Paper, what (a) funding and (b) other resources will be...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 12 July 2010, Official Report, columns 661-81, on NHS White Paper, (1) what the expected governance model is for the NHS...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps will be taken in relation to hospitals which do not meet the financial requirements to become a foundation trust.

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to prevent foundation trusts over-spending their budget following the implementation of the proposals in the White...

      NHS: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his Department's estimate is of the redundancy costs which will arise from the proposed abolition of (a) regional health authorities and (b)...

      Salt: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on the recent Government advertising campaign to encourage people to eat less salt.

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of a (a) national, (b) regional and (c) local mechanism for the (i) provision of information and (ii)...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will allocate funding for research into the effect of (a) the internet and (b) social networking sites on those who self-harm; and if he will make...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of support provided by his Department to third sector organisations assisting people who (a) are...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will allocate funding to (a) assess the quality and provision of services by primary care trusts to those who self-harm and (b) research the...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of self-harm amongst (a) prisoners, (b) asylum seekers, (c) armed forces veterans, (d) people...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the standard of services across (a) primary care trusts and (b) local authorities for people who self-harm; and if he...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who have (a) self-harmed and (b) attempted suicide who have been able to access clinically-trained...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents of self-harm by (a) men and (b) women of each age group there were in each primary care trust in each year since 2000; and if he will...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were discharged from hospital following an episode of (a) self-harm and (b) attempted suicide in cases where there has been no (i)...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with (a) people who self-harm, (b) carers of those who self-harm, (c) health service professionals and (d) third sector...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of training provided to increase the levels of understanding of staff working in hospital accident and...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the level of compliance by primary care trusts with National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions he has had with (a) people who have attempted suicide, (b) carers of people who have attempted suicide, (c) health professionals...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will commission research on the effect on the incidence of suicide of economic downturns; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will...

  • Education

    • Academies: Chesterfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in Chesterfield have (a) been classified as outstanding, (b) expressed interest in becoming academy schools and (c) been approved for...

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the Barnett consequentials of his announcements on the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from local authorities in the West Midlands on the decision to end the ContactPoint database.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on the ContactPoint scheme in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Dudley borough and (c) Dudley North constituency in (i) 2009...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Medical Reports: Sexual Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his proposal to publish serious case reviews in full includes the publication of medical reports on victims of physical and sexual abuse.

      Outdoor Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department expects to allocate to the Learning Outside the Classroom programme in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the educational value of interactive whiteboards as compared with blackboards; what cost-benefit analysis of interactive...

      Schools: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what safeguards he plans to put in place to prevent inappropriate groups from being approved to manage the proposed free schools; and if he will make a...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to (a) recruit and (b) retain and support social workers.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the average length of the time taken for a child with special educational needs to be statemented by the relevant...

      Teach First

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many trainee teachers participated in the Teach First programme in 2009; how many trainee teachers he expects to participate in that programme in...

      Teachers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the effects on (a) staff flexibility and (b) school budgets of the operation of the rarely cover procedure in schools; and if he...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will undertake an investigation of the arrangements for training teachers for the purpose of raising the standard of teaching in schools.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) cautioned, (b) charged and (c) given a penalty notice for disorder for selling alcohol to people under the age of...

    • Asylum: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2010, Official Report, column 195W, on asylum: domestic violence, what timetable she has set for the (a)...

      British Nationality: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 138W, on British nationality: overseas students, whether time spent on a...

      Crime: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to treat anti-Semitic crimes as distinct from other crimes of racial hatred; what recent representations...

      Deportation: Florence and Precious Mhango

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on the deportation of Florence and Precious Mhango.

      Detainees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from what date children will no longer be detained for immigration purposes; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to end the retention of Domestic violence

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons identified as trafficked into the UK and not eligible for the National Referral Mechanism were deported in each of the last...

      Identity Cards: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in Scotland applied for an identity card.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on steps to counter illegal immigration.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people in (a) Weaver Vale constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) the North West and (d) the UK were refused indefinite leave to...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children accompanying nationals of EEA states were interviewed separately by officials of the UK Border Agency and its predecessors...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) adults and (b) children were held in detention under immigration laws in each of the last 12 months.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were deported from the UK to each country of destination in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Passports: Forgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many forged passports were seized by police in each year since 1997.

      Passports: Forgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested on suspicion of offences related to passport forgery in each year since 1997.

      Visas: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) interruptions in service and (b) major faults in her Department's IT systems used to administer visa applications in Pakistan...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ethnic background is one of the criteria for searching or screening the luggage of those travelling into the United Kingdom at international airports.

    • Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that UK Border Agency officers and other officers involved in security procedures at airports are polite and courteous to...

      Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a code of conduct that officers at international airports in the United Kingdom are required to follow.

      Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in force to monitor the conduct of and behaviour of officers searching persons travelling into the United Kingdom at international airports.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of, and funding for, apprenticeship schemes.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they make for apprenticeships for older people.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will enable unsuccessful asylum applicants who cannot be returned to their countries of origin to work legally.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue an asylum policy instruction following the judgment of the Supreme Court in HJ (Iran) (FC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the likely effect of increasing the liquidity ratio of banks and other financial institutions on (a) lending by banks to industry, and (b) the...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the deductibility of interest against taxable profits by corporate borrowers on the levels of borrowing and on the...

      Broadcasting: Digital Radio

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of radio listeners use a digital radio; what percentage of people in the United Kingdom are not able to receive digital radio signals; when full...

      Broadcasting: Digital Switchover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose that the National Physical Laboratory's Time Measurement Department assists the BBC in providing an accurate time signal to digital radio...

      Control Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform control orders.

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will maintain the level of funding for Independent Domestic Violence Advisor services; and, in deciding their funding, whether they will take into...

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect high-risk victims of domestic abuse and their children in areas where local authorities have cut funding for them.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who would co-ordinate the response to a sophisticated cyber-attack on United Kingdom financial systems.

      Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the Building Schools for the Future scheme.

      Electoral System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the functioning of the electoral system for elections to the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and London Assembly and...

      Government Departments: Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments do not have a chief scientific adviser.

      Government Departments: Expenditure Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 24 June (WA 205), what discussions the Chancellor of the Exchequer has had with the Governor of the Bank of...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many educational institutions which did not qualify for automatic inclusion as a highly trusted sponsor and were at 30 April A-rated sponsors applied for a...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether details of direct or indirect payments to landlords of local housing allowance and housing benefit are available to HM Revenue and Customs; and, if not,...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cuts to International Organisation for Migration programmes, including the withdrawal of the Assisted Voluntary...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 30 June (WA 287), for which terrorist offences committed by foreign nationals might there be no threat...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is given to the UK Border Agency on informing consulates when foreign nationals are detained; and whether there have been instances when consulates...

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK Border Agency will review procedures which can lengthen the time asylum applicants spend in immigration detention at Heathrow Airport, as...

      Justice: Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the United Kingdom from attracting persons with arrest warrants for them in their home countries for alleged offences which...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to review the policy of free access to national museums and galleries.

      National Identity Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cancelling the National Identity Register on the e-borders scheme.

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why only Belfast-based staff of the Northern Ireland Office receive an environmental allowance of £287 per annum; and whether it will continue.

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements there are for accommodation for staff of the Northern Ireland Office living in Northern Ireland; and how it is funded.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 6 July (Official Report, col. 94) saying that Sir Alan Budd had always planned to leave the Office for Budget...

      Olympic Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what initiatives they took in response to signing United Nations General Assembly Resolution 62/4 of 31 October 2007 about observing the Olympic Truce and...

      Parliamentary Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the target number of registered electors in the average constituency under their proposal for a House of Commons of 600 seats.

      Pedlars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider amending the Pedlars Act 1871 to remove the four-week residency requirement and so satisfy the European Union Services Directive by...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the British Board of Film Classification about its role in protecting children and young people from tobacco imagery in films.

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