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Written answers

Monday, 26 July 2010

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to ensure that people from all parts of the UK volunteer for the London 2012 Olympics.

    • BBC's Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress has been made on implementation of the proposals set out in the coalition agreement to give the National Audit...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with officials and Ministers in HM Treasury on future levels of arts funding.

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he plans to ring-fence Arts Council England funding.

      Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the sums in dormant betting accounts.

      Betting Shops: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received from the Mayor of London on licensing of betting shops in London since his appointment.

      Big Lottery Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on the effects on Scotland of the proposed changes to the criteria for the Big Lottery Fund with...

      Big Lottery Fund: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of grant money awarded from the Big Lottery Fund went to organisations in the community and voluntary sector...

      Big Lottery Fund: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what grants were awarded by the Big Lottery Fund to (a) community and voluntary organisations and (b) other organisations in...

      Bolton and Quinn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) Arts Council England has paid to Bolton and Quinn in each year since 1997.

      Broadband: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has to roll out superfast broadband to rural areas in Colne Valley constituency.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what percentage of payments made by his Department to (a) small and medium-sized enterprise suppliers and (b) all suppliers...

      Departmental Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many officials in his Department have a BSc degree in a science or engineering subject.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how much his Department has spent on the Government Car Service since the Government took office; (2) which (a)...

      Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he has taken to reduce the running costs of his Department to date.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what criteria he plans to use to assess progress on reforms of football governance; (2) what timetable his Department...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what date the Gambling Commission plans to publish the Gambling Prevalence Study 2010.

      Gambling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps the Gambling Commission takes to monitor (a) the annual number of gambling premise licences issued and (b) the...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations his Department has received from the British Amusement Catering Trade Association on (a) the...

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many B2 gaming machines there were in the UK in each year since 2001.

      Horserace Totalisator Board: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many staff are employed by the Tote in Wigan constituency.

      Local Broadcasting: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for local television in West Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

      London Review of Books

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding the London Review of Books has received from the Arts Council in each year since 2000.

      National Lottery: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of current recipients in (a) Scotland and (b) Glasgow of funding from the Big...

      Olympic Games 2012: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on Olympic construction and procurement projects of the increase in the...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to place a statutory duty on local authorities to fund performing arts.

      Theatre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to provide support for the theatre sector.

      Theatre: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the contribution to the economy made by subsidised repertory theatre in each year since 1997.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of payments made by his Department to (a) small and medium-sized enterprise suppliers and (b) all suppliers were made (i) within 10...

    • Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his most recent estimate is of the number of households in Scotland which use pre-payment electricity meters.

      Graduates: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the implications would be for funding of higher education under the Barnett formula in Scotland from introduction of a graduate tax in England.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings he has had with (a) housing associations in Scotland, (b) the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and (c) Citizens Advice Scotland...

      Merchant Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2010, Official Report, column 729W, on merchant shipping, what discussions he has had with the Under-Secretary of...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the First Minister on the effect on those resident in Scotland and in receipt of the national minimum wage of the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Access to Work

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on proposals to change the access to work programme to increase...

    • Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she has taken to reduce the running costs of the Government Equalities Office since her appointment.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in her Department in 2009-10.

      EC Law

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will estimate the cost to her Department of compliance with regulations arising from EU obligations in the last 12 months.

      Equalities and Human Rights Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many (a) men and (b) women the Equality and Human Rights Commission employs in Scotland.

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the practice is of (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission on recruitment of staff to provide...

      Women's National Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what plans she has for the Women's National Commission.

      Women's National Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the budget for the Women's National Commission is for 2010-11.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of payments made by her Department to (a) small and medium-sized enterprise suppliers and (b) all suppliers were made (i) within 10 days...

    • Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what recent estimate she has made of the number of new companies seeking to locate in Wales; (2) what estimate her Department has made of the number...

      Public Expenditure: Cuts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on projected trends in employment in the public sector in Wales attributable to public...

      Public Expenditure: Cuts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will discuss with ministerial colleagues the provision of support to those employed in the public sector in Wales who will lose their jobs in the...

      Public Expenditure: Cuts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate she has made of the number of jobs to be lost in the public sector in Wales in the next five years.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department and its predecessor has paid to trade unions in each year since 1997; and what estimate she has made of the monetary value of...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many paid manpower hours civil servants in her Department and its predecessor spent on trade union-related duties and activities in each year since 1997.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many civil servants in her Department and its predecessor spent the equivalent of (a) five days or fewer, (b) five to 10 days, (c) 10 to 15 days,...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Afghans from each ethnic group have been recruited to the Afghan National Army; and how many such recruits deserted or otherwise left that...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) uniformed armed forces personnel, (b) civilian support workers and (c) contractors were employed in security work in Afghanistan in each...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many operations involving armed drones have been carried out by UK forces in each year of conflict in Afghanistan; and from which bases the...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the effects of adoption of a more passive military stance by NATO in Afghanistan on levels of insurgency in Europe.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of casualties caused by enemy action in Afghanistan in the last 12 months were inflicted on routine (a) foot and (b) vehicle patrols.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) for what reasons the level of casualties inflicted on routine foot and vehicle patrols in Afghanistan has increased in the last 12 months; and if...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether officers participate in most routine (a) foot and (b) vehicle patrols in Afghanistan.

      Apache Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid to the US administration for use of training facilities by UK Apache helicopter pilots in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many properties his Department rented from the private sector or other providers for the purposes of housing service families in each of the...

      Caribbean: Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reduction in his Department's expenditure arose from withdrawal of HMS Iron Duke and RFA Fort George from the Caribbean in December 2009.

      Departmental Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to review his Department's provision of defence fire and rescue services through contractors.

      Departmental Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what minimum standards his Department sets in respect of the eligibility of his Department's staff and contractors to be employed for fire protection work.

      Departmental ICT

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

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his plans are for the eight Merlin helicopters which are exempt from the planned upgrade from Mark one to Mark two.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries receive military aid from his Department; what the primary purpose of this aid is in each case; and how much has been given to each in...

      Nuclear Submarines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what inquiry was held into the collision between HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant in February 2009.

      Nuclear Weapons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the budget for any future nuclear weapons scheme will be ring-fenced within his Department's budget if it is accounted for in that budget.

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the Statement by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 17 June 2010, Official Report, column 1047, on public spending, when he...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had on the inclusion of a future nuclear weapons programme in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department's Investment Approvals Board will next discuss the Trident replacement Initial Gate; when the Board is due to reach a decision on the...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that parliamentary approval is obtained for any Main Gate decision to commit funds to building a successor system to Trident.

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Veterans travelled to the United Arab Emirates in the course of...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) discussions, (b) meetings and (c) exchanges of correspondence he has had with the Mayor of London on affordable...

    • Central Heating: Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account he took of the specification of efficiency standards for central heating circulation pumps his Department undertook...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) individuals and (b) households were assisted with housing by local authority social services, adult services and...

      Council Tax: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues on the (a) publication of information about and (b) registration with local authorities of...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the time taken by contractors employed by it to pay the invoices of their...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies spent on search engine biasing with (i) Google and (ii)...

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have been driven by the Government Car Service since the Government...

      Disadvantaged: Hyndburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the relative level of deprivation in Hyndburn constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      East of England Faiths Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what public funding has been provided for the East of England Faiths Council in each of the last three year for which figures...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fires (a) in Harlow and (b) in private rented properties in England and Wales were attributable to faults in...

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of the Government Office for the North West; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of households applying to local authority housing departments as homeless were found to be...

      Homelessness: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people applying to the London borough of Bexley for local authority housing were found to be intentionally homeless in...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of people aged 18 to 24 years old who are homeless.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what allocation his Department has made for Kickstart funding for the Anfield/Brookfield regeneration area.

      Housing: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency (a) contain asbestos and (b) were built between 1950 and 1999.

      Local Government Services: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will hold discussions to seek to ensure that all local government services in the Tees Valley sub-region identify...

      Local Government: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will issue guidance to local authorities on the retention and use of lobbying companies for the provision of lobbying and...

      Migration Impacts Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many grants were issued from the Migration Impacts fund in 2009-10; and how much was so distributed.

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to make provision in the Decentralism and Localism Bill for planning procedures for multiple occupancy housing.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the (a) cost and (b) net present value is of the policy in the June 2010 Budget to cancel backdated business rate...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) businesses, (b) port-based businesses and (c) non port-based businesses (i) in each local government district...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses which are eligible for the eight-year schedule of payments scheme arising from the backdating of business...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government of the businesses which are on the eight-year schedule of payments scheme arising from the backdating of business rates, what...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether businesses that have paid some or all of the backdated rates that are eligible for the eight-year schedule of payments...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much will be refunded to businesses that had already paid some or all of the backdated rates under the policy announced in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether businesses that have paid some or all of the backdated rates that are eligible for the eight-year schedule of payments...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses which are eligible for the eight-year schedule of payments scheme arising from the backdating of business...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has issued to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the planning application in Tolleshunt Knights (appeal...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will direct the Planning Inspectorate considering the planning application in Tolleshunt Knights (appeal reference:...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote responsible letting and (b) deal with rogue landlords.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the status is of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister draft circular 01/2006 (Gypsy and Traveller sites); whether he plans...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to introduce legislative proposals to strengthen the powers of local councils to remove people who are illegally...

      Working Neighbourhoods Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the Working Neighbourhoods Fund (a) nationally and (b) in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when each of the overseas establishments approved by her to export dogs for use in scientific procedures to the UK was last inspected...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the testing of household products on animals.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences her Department has issued allowing the use of the mouse/rat bioassay (MBA/RBA) method to detect marine biotoxins in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to provide guidance on the application of immigration rules to those people granted refugee status from 2005 who...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects on the costs of asylum support of the change in the number of people granted asylum in the last...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to process asylum applications made prior to 2010.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers awaiting deportation are in prison.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time to process an application for naturalisation was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      British Nationality: Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether second-generation descendants of former residents of the British Indian Ocean Territory are entitled to British citizenship.

      Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which road traffic offences the UK Border Agency will normally disregard in considering an application for UK citizenship; what guidance the...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the attrition rate for (a) theft, (b) burglary of a dwelling and (c) offences of domestic violence was in each of the last 10 years...

      Detainees: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the way in which survivors of torture designated for removal are treated by the United Kingdom Border Agency in removal...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 9 June 2010, Official Report, columns 11-12WS, on English language requirement, whether she...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations her Department has received on its decision to refuse entry to the UK to members of the Iroquois lacrosse team...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances her Department considers representations from hon. Members on the refusal of visitor visas; and if she will make a...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that representations from hon. Members on refusals of visitor visas are referred to the relevant entry...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the relevant entry clearance manager is directed to review a visitor visa case when representations are made by hon. Members to the...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spouse visas her Department issued to people entering the UK from Pakistan in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spouse visas her Department issued to people coming from each foreign country other than Pakistan in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal migrants identified in the last 12 months were sponsored by institutions (a) accredited by the British Council and (b)...

      Entry Clearances: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) migrants and (b) dependants of migrants were given leave to enter the UK under (i) the highly skilled migrants programme and...

      Entry Clearances: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which 20 non-EU nationalities have received the most work permits for (a) doctors and (b) nurses under the points-based immigration system...

      Foreign Nationals: Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional background checks the Security Industry Authority is entitled to make in respect of foreign nationals applying for licences;...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many factors are taken into account in assessing whether an individual has been trafficked.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria the police use to decide whether an individual has been trafficked.

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants have been found to be employed by fishing vessels registered to each UK fishing port in each of the last 12...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the establishment of English language test centres for immigrants.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers she has to revoke an individual's indefinite leave to remain granted following marriage to a British citizen in circumstances in...

      Immigration: Hungary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the likely effect on the level of immigration to the UK of the decision of the Hungarian...

      Immigration: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits have been granted in respect of each occupation in each year since the inception of the points-based immigration system.

      Immigration: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many grants of settlement have been made on the basis of employment with a work permit in (a) each year since 1997 and (b) each quarter...

      Immigration: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits have been issued to non-UK nationals in each quarter since 1 January 2005.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to reply to the letter to her dated 20 May 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr A. Khan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to respond to the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay's letter of 17 June 2010 on his constituent Mr R. Zhang.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay's letter of 15 June 2010 on his constituent Mr M. Tizora.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which elements of the proposed £135 million police expenditure reductions (a) were and (b) were not contained in the £545 million...

      UK Border Agency International Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) guidance and (b) directions Ministers in her Department issue to the UK Border Agency International Group; if she will place in...

      UK Border Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency spent on legal costs for High Court cases in each of the last three years.

      UK Border Agency: Immigration Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration appeals UK Border Agency staff attended in each year since 2005; and what proportion of immigration appeals...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers she has to revoke a spouse or partner visa in circumstances in which an individual who has the visa has been violent towards...

      Visas: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanism is in place to ensure that non-EU nationals living in the Republic of Ireland comply with visa requirements when travelling to...

      Visas: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications there were for visas to enter the UK from Pakistan in each year since 1997; and how many such applications were refused...

      Visas: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken to process applications for visas to enter the UK (a) from overseas and (b) from Pakistan was in the latest...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are limits on the number of hours a week that an individual on a working visa can work.

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Somerset

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) full-time and (b) temporary Crown Prosecution Service prosecutors were assigned to cases heard in courts in (i) Taunton and (ii) Bridgwater in each of...

    • Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in the Law Officers' Departments in 2009-10.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many of the Law Officers' Departments' contracts with its suppliers are under review as a result of the recently announced reductions in public expenditure;...

      Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009

      To ask the Attorney-General what legal advice he has given Ministers on their Departments' compliance with section 3 of the Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009.

      Prosecutions: Expenditure

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of the budget of the Crown Prosecution Service was spent on frontline prosecution activity in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Communication

      To ask the Prime Minister what instructions have been issued by his private office on the preparation of briefing, speeches and replies to official correspondence.

    • EU Budget

      To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the merits of implementing a reduction of (a) 25% and (b) 40% in departmental expenditure related to UK payments to the European Union...

      Israel

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make an official visit to Israel; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister what progress has been made towards introducing a limit on the number of special advisers; and what the limit is planned to be.

      Slovenia: World War Two

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will issue an apology to the families and descendants of those Slovenes who were forcibly repatriated by the British Army in 1945 and subsequently murdered by the...

      Usa

      To ask the Prime Minister what class of air travel he used for his journey to the United States on 19 July 2010.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Procurement Policy

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission if the House of Commons Commission will review its procurement policy to ensure that all purchases made by...

    • Palace of Westminster and 7 Millbank: Wifi

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission what plans Parliamentary ICT has to improve wifi connectivity in (a) the Palace of Westminster and (b) No....

      Select Committees: Transcription Services

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) whether the House of Commons Commission made an assessment of (a) quality and (b) accuracy of...

      Television: Subtitles

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will discuss with broadcasters the extension of the provision of subtitles in respect of...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the comprehensive approach in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made on the tarmacking of roads (a) between Garmsir and Lashkar Gar, (b) between Geresk and Sangin and (c) in...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has considered funding proposals to develop a railway line between Spin Baldak and Kandahar.

      Africa: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the government of (a) Ghana and (b) other African countries on the use of child labour in the...

      Cabinet Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many times each Cabinet sub-committee he chairs has met since 6 May 2010.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to change the number of people employed by his Department.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in his Department in 2009-10.

      Departmental Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of his Department were in receipt of the continuity of education allowance in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in his Department are working on renegotiating contracts for the supply of goods and services to the Department as a...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has held on his Department's HIV/AIDS prevention programmes with (a) other governments, (b) multilateral agencies...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve post-natal care in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has made an assessment of means to encourage increased levels of school attendance in developing countries.

      Development Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has for the future of the Development Innovation Fund.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the forthcoming UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New...

      International Assistance: Hunger

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Millennium Development Goal aimed at halving hunger by 2015 is met.

      Nigeria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's plans are for future development projects in Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.

      Nigeria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on the future of his Department's development projects in Nigeria.

      Nigeria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of Nigeria on his Department's programmes in that country.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries have been the subject of joint strategies established by his Department with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and...

      Vendata Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) financial and (b) non-financial support his Department has given to Vendata Resources plc in each year since 2005; and if he...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received on sourcing and distribution of water in (a) Rio de Janeiro, (b) Shanghai and (c) other areas at threat...

  • Leader of the House

    • Pre-legislative Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will introduce arrangements for pre-legislative scrutiny of all proposed Government legislation.

    • Members: Work Experience

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will bring forward proposals to establish a fund for payment of interns working for hon. Members.

      Opposition: Finance

      To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2010, Official Report, column 414W, on Labour Party: finance, how much funding (a) in total and (b) for staff the Official...

      Oral Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House when he plans to decide on whether questions to the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will discuss with ministerial colleagues the practice of answering parliamentary questions by reference to statistical publications on Government websites;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Afghan public servants have been killed in each province of Afghanistan in 2010.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government have spent on private military security companies in Afghanistan in each year of the conflict; and...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with President Karzai on the appointment of district governors, with particular reference to...

      British Nationals Abroad: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the number of UK citizens awaiting execution; and in which country each such citizen is...

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what instructions have been issued by the private office of each Minister in his Department on the preparation of briefing,...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in his Department in 2009-10.

      Departmental Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff of his Department were in receipt of the continuity of education allowance in the last 12 months for which...

      EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect on UK representation at the United Nations of recent changes to the powers...

      European Parliament Members: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 6 July 2010, Official Report, columns 6-7WS, on the European Parliament...

      European Parliament Members: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 6 July 2010, Official Report, columns 6-7WS, on the European Parliament...

      European Parliament: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 6 July 2010, Official Report, columns 6-7WS, on the European Parliament...

      Gambia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the government of Gambia on behalf of British citizen Deborah Burns, whose...

      India: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions on the likely effect on indigenous people's land of Vendata Resources plc's proposed bauxite mine...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is providing to projects designed to promote equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the teaching of Arabic in Israel.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Nigeria.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2010, Official Report, column 516W, on Palestinians: international assistance, what steps he...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2010, Official Report, column 516W, on Palestinians: international assistance, what...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the situation in Somalia.

      Uzbekistan: Sterilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the incidence of forced sterilisation in Uzbekistan; what recent representations he has...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what consultation he (a) has had and (b) plans to undertake with residents of (i) the Isle of Wight, (ii) Orkney and Shetland and Western Isles, (iii) Ross,...

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the oral statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 23-5W, on political and constitutional reform, what account he took of the proposed...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his proposed review of the boundaries of parliamentary constituencies will contemplate the drawing of constituency boundaries across the existing...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what the cost to the public purse was of the Boundary Commission review held prior to the 2010 General Election; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost...

      Constituencies: River Mersey

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will ensure that the proposed review of boundaries of parliamentary constituencies recognises the River Mersey as a natural boundary which cannot be crossed...

      Electoral Systems: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of counting votes for parliamentary constituencies under (a) the alternative vote system...

      Electoral Systems: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of holding a general election under (a) the first past the post system, (b) the alternative vote...

      Members

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the reductions in public expenditure which will arise from the proposed reduction in the number of hon. Members following the next...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to bring forward proposals on political donations and party funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will bring forward proposals to provide that only British citizens may vote in referendums.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of payments made by his Department to (a) small and medium-sized enterprise suppliers and (b) all suppliers were made (i)...

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has paid to trade unions in each year since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the monetary value of facilities...

  • Justice

    • Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on works of art since 2005.

    • Claims Standards Council: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons Kerobo's licence for claims management was suspended; what process his Department undertook before lifting that suspension; on what date...

      Claims Standards Council: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department takes to monitor licensed claims management companies' compliance with regulatory requirements; what process it follows to...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the conviction rate for (a) theft, (b) burglary of a dwelling and (c) offences of domestic violence when calculated from the initial complaint...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the process by which convictions become spent.

      Corruption: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what meetings he and his officials have had with (a) non-governmental organisations and (b) business organisations on guidance under section 9 of...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate has been made of the number of individuals that will enter into debt management plans where fees have been charged in each month...

      Departmental Operating Costs

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in his Department in 2009-10.

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether a member of staff in each secure training centre has (a) made alternate elbow strikes to a child's ribs, (b) used extended fingers to strike a...

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of reversing his Department's decision to require courts to charge a victim's surcharge for crimes in circumstances in which...

      Immigration: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) immigration and (b) asylum new matter starts were issued where (i) an appeal had already been lodged and (ii) a previous matter start had...

      Magistrates Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to HM Courts Service's consultation on proposals on the provision of courts services in North and West Yorkshire, what assessment he has...

      Miscarriages of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases his Department has discussed with the Criminal Cases Review Commission in the last two years following allegations of miscarriages of...

      Money Laundering: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there have been for offences related to money laundering in each of the last five years.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects the Parole Board to have completed processing the backlog of assessments for prisoners during imprisonment for public protection...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are serving a sentence for imprisonment for public protection by (a) age band and (b) gender; and how many (i) have exceeded their...

      Prison: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on constructing a new prison in north Wales.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were caught in possession of drugs in each of the last three years; and how many of these had their prison sentence lengthened as a result.

      Prisoners: Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much of the legal aid budget was spent on cases involving prisoners in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of people who had previously served community sentences or other non-custodial sentences were sent to prison for (a) one...

      Prisoners: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners had their sentence lengthened while in prison in the last five years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many attacks on prison staff were made by prisoners in each of the last three years; and how many prisoners had their prison sentence lengthened as a...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times sniffer dogs have been used to search for drugs in prisons in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many closed visits there were in prisons in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of those visits.

      Secure Training Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many referrals made to local authorities of section 47 of the Child Act 1989 concerning a child or children held in a secure training centre...

      Shoplifting: Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the level of non-payment of fines for offences relating to theft from shops in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the monetary value was of uncollected fines levied as a result of convictions for criminal offences on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much is owed to the Exchequer in outstanding fines imposed by courts; and what steps the Government plans to take to recuperate all such outstanding...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average time has...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what priorities she has set for research and development expenditure on projects to increase agricultural production and...

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to respond to the Fifth Report of the Environment Audit Committee, Session 2009-10, HC229, on Air Quality.

      Bears: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make representations to international agencies on the enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in...

      British Waterways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether British Waterways plans to compensate (a) boat owners and (b) business owners affected by the temporary closure of...

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the merits of redesignating her departmental responsibility for coastal erosion as her departmental...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much Common Agricultural Policy funding she expects farmers in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Essex and (d) Witham...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on kennelling dogs whose classification under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was subject to a court case in...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the time taken by contractors employed by it to pay the invoices of their...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of payments made by her Department to (a) small and medium-sized enterprise suppliers and (b) all suppliers...

      Departmental Buildings

      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 office...

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on catering in each year from 1997 to 2009.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the monetary value is of her Department's contracts with its suppliers which (a) are under review and (b) have been...

      Departmental ICT

      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...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on the Government Car Service since the Government took office.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in her Department in 2009-10.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to increase the number of officials seconded from her Department to the EU institutions.

      Departmental Stationery

      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...

      Departmental Training

      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 employee...

      Departmental Travel

      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 travel...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have been driven by the Government Car Service since the Government...

      Departmental Utilities

      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 (i)...

      Fisheries: EC Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what EU grants are available for private storage of fisheries products; and if she will make a statement.

      Fishing Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will withdraw her Department's restriction on fishing for sole and skate in respect of (a) Suffolk Coastal...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish guidance on national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategies in England pursuant to...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to promote the procurement of food produced with the lowest possible greenhouse gas...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2010, to question 4421, on procurement of food, which public sector bodies have improved the...

      Incinerators: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will meet residents of Shrewsbury constituency to discuss the prospect of the construction of a waste incinerator in...

      Inshore Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for the transitional funding for the creation of inshore fisheries and conservation authorities from...

      Packaging: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the remit of her review of waste management policy extends to consideration of the merits of a levy on waste...

      Primates: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to bring forward proposals for the further regulation of the ownership of primates.

      Reservoirs: Abingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of the land proposed at the new reservoir site south of Abingdon by Thames Water is in each category of...

      Rivers: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much has been spent on clearing debris from the River (a) Tees, (b) the Tyne and (c) the Wear in each of the...

      Task Force on Farming Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the Task Force on Farming Regulations to publish its terms of reference; and if she will make a statement.

      Thames Water: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much water was lost through leakage within the Thames Water supply area in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reason is for the time taken to publish the terms of reference for her Department's waste review.

      Waste: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on amending the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 to recognise the concept of...

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the potential contribution of the...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Electoral Commission holds information on the number of local authorities...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the merits of informing hon....

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what guidance the Electoral Commission provides to electoral registration officers on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what eligibility criteria apply to those seeking employment as electoral...

      Electorate: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what recent estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the proportion of UK...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission if the Chair of the Electoral Commission will publish in unredacted form a copy of...

      National Assembly for Wales

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission if the Electoral Commission will publish its advice to the Wales Office on the form...

      National Assembly for Wales: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, when the Electoral Commission will begin its consultation on the content of the...

      National Assembly for Wales: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whom the Electoral Commission plans to consult on the content of the question to be...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the level of air passenger duty in respect of journeys to (a) the Caribbean and (b) the US.

    • Banks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) banks and (b) the banking sector of the measures proposed in the June 2010 Budget in respect of (i) the...

      Child Benefit: Armed Forces

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the families of service personnel who are in receipt of child benefit of the measures in the June 2010 Budget.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families resident in Dundee East constituency will be affected by changes to the child tax credit due to come into effect in April 2011; and what...

      Child Trust Fund and Saving Gateway

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a race equality impact assessment has been carried out on (a) the discontinuation of the Child Trust Fund and (b) the decision not to extend the...

      Consumer Price Index

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Bank of England on proposals to include housing costs in the Consumer Price Index measure of...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2010, Official Report, column 715W, on departmental accountancy, what the monetary value was of each of the projects listed.

      Departmental Lighting

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of officials in the Office for Budget Responsibility were previously employed by his Department.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      EC Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last reviewed the mechanisms for provision by the Government of matched funding for EU funding committed to programmes in the UK; and if he will...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Legal Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely costs to departments in the next 12 months of defending cases in employment tribunals arising from the discussions...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the draft EU budget for 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      Fraud: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to co-ordinate Government policy on the level of alcohol fraud and its relationship to the overall level of serious...

      Government Departments: MITIE

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government departments hold contracts with Management Incentive Through Investment Equity (MITIE) Group plc; what the annual cost has been of each...

      Mortgages: Income Support

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the proposed reduction in the level of income support mortgage interest on (a) the number of home...

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that the Treasury Select Committee plays a role in the appointment of the new chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility.

      Pensions: Index Linking

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effect on the level of tax revenue of adopting the consumer price index as the basis for indexation of pensions.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2010, Official Report, column 658W, on public expenditure: Wales, what savings are being sought from each of the other...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2010, Official Report, column 541W, on public expenditure: Wales, if he will publish table 9.2 of the Public Expenditure...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2010, Official Report, column 658W, on public expenditure: Wales, for what reasons a Barnett consequential was initially...

      Public Sector: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission research to assess the effect on Wales of public sector job losses in the next five years.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made on (a) the revenue from the 800 MHz spectrum auctions and (b) the replacement cost for programme making and special events...

      Regional Planning and Development: Tees Valley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to designate the Tees Valley as an accelerated development zone.

      Saving Gateway

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what statistical research on the effectiveness of the Savings Gateway Scheme he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated; and if he will place in the...

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons gross profits tax on bingo clubs is set at 20 per cent.

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons gross profits tax on high street bookmakers and UK licensed online bingo websites is set at 15 per cent.

      Taxation: Bookmakers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue accruing to the Exchequer from tax on the bookmaking industry in each year since 2000.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2010, Official Report, column 340W, on taxation: carbon emissions, whether an environmental impact assessment will be...

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 15 July 2010, Official Report, columns 36-7WS, on the Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill, if he will...

      VAT: Churches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme beyond March 2011.

      VAT: Helmets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to zero-rate motorcycle crash helmet replacement visors for value added tax.

  • Cabinet Office

    • British-Irish Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which Minister has lead responsibility for the British-Irish Council.

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what consultation his Department has undertaken on the future of the Census.

      Charity Commission: Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what target time the Charity Commission sets for consideration of the outcome of a public consultation; (2) whether the Charity Commission has...

      Civil Servants: Liverpool

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the work of civil servants based in Liverpool to public services in (a) that city and (b) the UK.

      Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will ensure that his review of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme promotes protection for compensation arrangements for lower-paid workers in...

      Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when he expects to announce details of the protection to be afforded to low-paid civil servants under the revised Civil Service Compensation...

      Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants in each Department received as a redundancy settlement equivalent to or greater than six years salary in each of the last three...

      Civil Servants: Retirement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2010, Official Report, columns 19-20W, on senior civil servants: pensions, how many staff paid a lump sum on leaving...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what percentage of payments made by his Department to (a) small and medium-sized enterprise suppliers and (b) all suppliers were made (i) within 10...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many payments to suppliers were made by (a) his Department, (b) its agency and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) within 30 days, (ii)...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were registered to vote in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London borough of Bexley, (c) Greater London, (d)...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU member states in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London borough of...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of non-EU nationals in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London borough of Bexley, (c)...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of citizens of (a) Commonwealth countries and (b) the Republic of Ireland on the electoral register in...

      Electoral Register: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of non-EU nationals in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London borough of Enfield and (c) Greater...

      Electoral Register: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of nationals of other EU member states in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) the London borough of Enfield...

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his Department's responsibilities are for the implementation of the Government's commitment to a 10% year-on-year reduction in the level of carbon...

      Government Departments: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2010, Official Report, column 671W, on Office of Government Commerce common minimum standards for construction, if he...

      Life Expectancy: Bexley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate has been made of the average life expectancy for (a) men and (b) women in each ward in the London borough of Bexley.

      Lone Parents: Hornchurch

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many lone parents there are in Hornchurch and Upminster constituency.

      Lone Parents: Liverpool

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many lone parents there are in Liverpool, Wavertree constituency.

      Migration: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the change to the level of the population of Bedfordshire (a) directly and (b) indirectly attributable to...

      New Businesses: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses were started in (a) Mid Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the county of Bedfordshire in 2009-10.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2010, Official Report, column 801W, on non-departmental public bodies, when he expects to announce the number of...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2010, Official Report, column 801W, on non-departmental public bodies, whether he plans to issue guidance to those...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much in cash reserves is held by each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies; and how much each such body spent in the latest year for...

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent advice he has received on the (a) accuracy of, (b) cost of and (c) practical arrangements for using methods other than the national...

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the most recent projections made by the Office for National Statistics are of population densities in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland,...

      Public Bodies: Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will issue guidance to Government Departments on the retention and use of lobbying companies by publicly-funded bodies for the provision of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the proposals for future research and development of low carbon energy technologies in the Committee on...

    • Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the contracts between his Department and private sector companies which will be...

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental ICT

      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 information and communication technology in each year...

      Departmental Speeches

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with which representatives of industrial sectors his Department has had discussions on the energy efficiency measures to be included in...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the installation of thermostats in homes to homes obtaining...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether penalties apply to energy suppliers for breaches of standards of conduct in respect of energy tariffs; (2) if he will...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria are used to determine whether consumers are being charged fairly for domestic energy.

      Environment Protection: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on those on low incomes of measures to tackle climate change.

      Environmental Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will commission a review of the procurement of power purchase agreements in order to examine the ability of small environmental...

      Farmers: Carbon Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether farmers continue to be eligible for interest-free loans from the Carbon Trust.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what targets his Department has set for reducing the level of fuel poverty; and what assessment he has made of the contribution of the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps are being taken by his Department to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016.

      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) Bedford constituency, (b) the East of England and (c)...

      National Concessionary Fuel Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans his Department has for the future (a) administration and (b) funding of the National Concessionary Fuel Office.

      Oil: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with the chief executive of Cairn Energy since July 2009 on its plans to drill for oil off the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK bioliquids sector of the Ofgem ruling of March 2009 on eligibility for the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what consideration he has given to the merits of amending the Renewables Obligation to allow partial certification of renewable...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish information on the energy generated from renewable resources in 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department has allocated to assist environmental businesses operating in the photovoltaic market.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to encourage individual investment in photovoltaic solar panel installations.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the merits of generation of electricity by solar panels on domestic homes.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to assess the merits of including electricity from (a) anaerobic digestion, (b) hydropower and (c) geothermal power...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the future of the feed-in tariff scheme for photo voltaic solar panels; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on changing the tax treatment of revenue from feed-in tariffs.

      Renewable Energy: Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department provided to regional development agencies for the purpose of developing renewable energies in each of...

      Renewable Heat Incentive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of renewable energy generation he has informed the EU will be provided by the implementation of the Renewable Heat...

      Renewable Heat Incentive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce his decision on the Renewable Heat Incentive; and if he will make a statement.

      Wales

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

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to end the Renewables Obligation scheme for onshore wind.

      Windows: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans his Department has to increase the number of households installing energy efficient windows.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his plans are for future levels of funding for the Access to Work programme.

    • Allied Steel and Wire: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken in respect of the pensions of former employees of Allied Steel and Wire.

      Child Tax Credit: Aberdeenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families resident in Banff and Buchan constituency will be affected by changes to child tax credit due to come into effect in April...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when his Department plans to rename council tax benefit as council tax rebate; (2) what progress his Department has made towards...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future funding of credit unions; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on office refurbishment in...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

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

      Departmental ICT

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

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Lighting

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

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on hospitality in each year...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in remuneration in total to civil servants in his Department in 2009-10.

      Departmental Security

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

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on employee awaydays in each...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his (a) Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on employee training in each...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his (a) Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies has spent on travel for employees in...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Utilities

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing his proposal to introduce a medical assessment for the disability living allowance;...

      Disability Living Allowance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) fraud and (b) incorrect payments relating to disability living allowance in...

      Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the response to the Government's consultation on the establishment of an employers' liability insurance bureau.

      Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to establish an employers' liability insurance bureau.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to increase his Department's assistance for British citizens whose first language is not English to find employment.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to assist people who wish to move from part-time to full-time employment.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps he plans to take to assist people who are on benefits back into employment; (2) what steps he plans to take to assist...

      Employment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to place jobseekers in employment in (a) Clwyd South and (b) Wales.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to provide (a) training and (b) employment opportunities for young people unemployed for more than six months in...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department expects to begin data-sharing with energy suppliers.

      Funerals: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average monetary value of funeral payments made to applicants in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Dudley Borough has been since 2005.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) on which date his Department's evaluation of the Future Jobs Fund was commissioned; (2) how many officials of his Department are...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many bids his Department has received for assistance under the Future Jobs Fund since 24 May 2010.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2010, Official Report, column 161W, on the Future Jobs Fund, if he will take steps to collect information on...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have secured Future Jobs Fund employment in (a) Perth and Kinross local authority area, (b) Clackmannanshire and (c) Ochil...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2010 to the hon. Member for Glasgow South West, Official Report, column 278W, on the Future Jobs Fund, what...

      Future Jobs Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of dependants participants in the Future Jobs Fund in Scotland have; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects of proposed changes to housing benefit on homelessness in Sunderland.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the extent of over-occupation in social sector housing in City of Durham constituency in households where the main...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of housing benefit recipients in (a) England and (b) Doncaster receive a higher sum in benefit payments than the level of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families are living in properties where housing benefit payments exceed (a) £1,000 per week and (b) £2,000 per week in (i)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) public and (b) private sector organisations were consulted on proposed reductions to housing benefit before those proposals were...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Moray constituency received housing benefit overpayments between 2007-08 and 2009-10; and how much on average was...

      Housing Benefit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the implementation of his proposals for housing benefit reform on people with disabilities.

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

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

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the extent of over occupation in social sector housing in Hornchurch and Upminster constituency where the main tenant...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of social sector tenants in Hornchurch and Upminster constituency whose housing benefit payments will be...

      Housing Benefit: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners, (b) people of working age in work, (c) unemployed people of working age, (d) social sector tenants and (e)...

      Housing Benefit: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals resident in West Worcestershire and in receipt of housing benefits (a) are on the housing waiting list for accommodation...

      Incapacity Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of claimants of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance in Scotland at the...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the probability of a person being killed at work.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deaths there were of members of the public from workplace accidents in each year from 2005-06 to 2009-10.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deaths from occupational illnesses there were in each year from 1997 to 2009.

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) fatalities, (b) major accidents and (c) major injuries were reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous...

      Industrial Injuries: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many workplace fatalities there have been in each year since 2006.

      Local Housing Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of private sector tenants in Hornchurch and Upminster constituency whose local housing allowance will be...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Government's proposals for requiring lone parents to seek work when their youngest child reaches school age will apply to parents...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to respond to the letter of 16 June 2010 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay on his constituent Mr D. Randall.

      Mesothelioma: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deaths from mesothelioma there have been in Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency in the last five years.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to help reinvigorate occupational pensions and to encourage companies to offer high-quality pensions to all their...

      Pension Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases were raised with the Pensions Service by each hon. Member between May 2005 and May 2010.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to reduce the level of pensioner poverty in Bexleyheath and Crayford.

      Pensions: Consumer Price Index

      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.

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households were in receipt of the Sure Start maternity grant for a second child in (a) Stockport and (b) Tameside in the latest year...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

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

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects on pensioners of his Department's recent decision to link state pensions to earnings.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he made of the level of the basic state pension under the Government's triple guarantee in each year from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to assist education leavers to obtain work.

      Wearside First Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the funding provided by his Department to Wearside First Credit Union will be renewed after October 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Work Capability Assessment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of the work capability assessment (WCA) for people with autism and (b) the effects of...

  • Transport

    • Accidents: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding has been allocated by his Department for in-depth accident investigation studies in 2010-11.

    • Barking-Gospel Oak Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to the inclusion of the Barking to Gospel Oak line in the railway electrification programme; and if he will make a...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the Government's environmental objectives of waste-derived biofuels produced...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on alleged (a) abuse and (b) misuse of the Blue Badge scheme for disabled drivers.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many blue badges were issued by each local authority in (a) 1996-97, (b) 2001-02, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2008-09.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) senior officials in his Department have had discussions with Ministers or officials of...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the provision of free travel for pensioners.

      Cars: Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many households own (a) one and (b) more than one car.

      Crossrail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what private sector funding was provided towards the cost of Crossrail in 2009-10.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles used the Dartford-Thurrock crossing between 2100 on Friday (a) 25 June and 0500 on Monday 28 June, (b) 2 July and 0500 on Monday 5...

      Departmental Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the monetary value is of his Department's contracts with its suppliers which (a) are under review and (b) have been cancelled under his...

      Departmental Internet

      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 website design in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has passed to the Treasury its submission detailing proposals for departmental spending cuts of (a) 25% and (b) 40%; and...

      Departmental Stationery

      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 stationery in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Travel

      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 has spent on travel for employees in each...

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who drive with vision below the required legal standard; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving: Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to review procedures for application for Category F driving licences and the regulations on the use of such licences.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether there were any cases of motorcycle entitlement being removed from a driving licence sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for renewal...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average time taken for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to cancel a driving licence reported stolen in (a) the UK and (b) abroad was...

      East Coast Main Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the costs involved in paying for East Coast Main Line staff to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh on (a) a weekly, (b) a...

      East Coast Main Line: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the number of employees who will have their place of work transferred from Glasgow to Edinburgh as a result of the decision to...

      EC Directive on Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to ensure all drivers meet the vision standards contained in the EC Directive on Driving Licences 2006/126/EC...

      Heysham Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what infrastructure transport projects are being planned to support the Port of Heysham; (2) what economic impact assessment he has made of the...

      M4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of carriageway on the M4 are under repair.

      Motorcycles: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on compulsory wearing of helmets by those riding quad bikes; and if he will make a statement.

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what factors he plans to take into account in determining the level of the annual Network Rail grant.

      Official Cars: House of Commons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from hon. Members on the running of car engines of ministerial cars while they are waiting in the precincts of the...

      Port of Teesside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the future of the Port of Teesside.

      Public Transport: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the European Commission's draft regulation on the rights of passengers in bus and coach transport...

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2010, Official Report, column 722W, on railways, which proposed improvements to the rail strategic network he is...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account was taken of the High Speed North proposals in determining the design and route for a national high speed rail network.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of levels of overcrowding on commuter rail services into London along (a) the Midland Mainline and (b) the...

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to consult passengers on routes and stops proposed through future rail franchise agreements.

      Railways: Todmorden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects on (a) the economy and (b) journey times of the proposed Todmorden Curve rail project.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to reduce congestion on the most congested A-roads.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to review the regional funding allocations for highway schemes made in 2005.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes to his Department's funding to Nottinghamshire county council for road safety are proposed for 2010-11.

      Seas and Oceans: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many deaths in the workplace took place at sea in each year from 1997 to 2009.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to reduce the national speed limit.

      Think Brand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on its evaluation of the effectiveness of the Think brand in each of the last five years; and if he will place in the...

      Transport: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reductions in his Department's transport-related grant expenditure in South Yorkshire are planned in 2010-11.

      Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects on the economy of the electrification of the Wrexham to Bidston rail line.

  • Education

    • Academies: Ealing Central and Acton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many expressions of interest in academy status have been received from schools in Ealing Central and Acton constituency.

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the accuracy of figures provided by his Department's academy funding ready reckoner.

      Academies: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy that children with special educational needs are not excluded from academies on either a fixed term or a permanent basis...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the effects on (a) academic and (b) behavioural standards in schools of the provision of new school...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 306W, what records his Department holds...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the oral statement of 5 July 2010, Official Report, columns 47-73, whether Dyke House Sports and Technology College in Hartlepool will be...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will meet the principal-designate of Brompton Academy, Gillingham to discuss the Academy's future building programme.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme: Hyndburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to improve the quality of school buildings in Hyndburn constituency.

      Business: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to include the development of entrepreneurial skills in the national curriculum.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to publish his conclusions from his predecessor Department's consultation on the draft minimum standards for children's homes; and if...

      Connexions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Dudley borough and (c) Dudley North constituency have used the Connexions service in each of the...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much his (a) Department and its predecessors and (b) its non-departmental public bodies spent on logo design in each year since 1997; (2)...

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent on (a) regular education maintenance allowance (EMA) payments and (b) the twice-yearly EMA bonus payments in academic year (i)...

      Free School Meals: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the take-up of free school meals in (a) Cornwall and (b) St Austell and Newquay constituency.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what sources of advice and information are available to parents who are considering establishing a free school; (2) how many contracts New...

      GCSE: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Dudley borough and (c) Dudley North constituency obtained five A* to C grades at GCSE in each year...

      Headteachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which head teachers in which schools had a remuneration package of over £120,000 in 2009-10; and what the remuneration package was of each.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students from (a) Staffordshire and (b) Tamworth applied for university entry in 2009.

      Local History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps are being taken to encourage the teaching of local history in schools.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps Ofsted plans to take to assess the performance of schools which did not take part in standard assessment tests in 2009-10.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the reform of Ofsted; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to announce his policy on personal, social, health and economic education.

      Physics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to increase the incentives for physics graduates to enter the teaching profession.

      School Improvement Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the role of school improvement partners.

      Schools: Cricket

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has allocated to (a) all schools, (b) non-selective state schools, (c) selective state schools and (d) independent schools...

      Schools: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on employment tribunal claims arising from schools opting out of national pay and terms and...

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the contribution of ICT and broadband technologies to improving the quality of education and attainment standards.

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of attainment in schools of ending the Harnessing Technology Grant.

      Schools: Musical Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that every school child has an opportunity to learn a musical instrument.

      Schools: Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints about racism in schools have been forwarded to his Department by Nottinghamshire County Council in each of the last three years.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans his Department has for the future of National Challenge trusts for schools; (2) whether his Department plans to award trust status to...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of secondary school educational standards in (a) South Northamptonshire and (b) England.

      Teach First

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department allocated to the Teach First programme between its inception and May 2010.

      Teach First: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of the grant for the Teach First programme announced on 7 July 2010 will be disbursed in the North West; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what proportion of schools had (a) applied for and (b) received permission not to pay teachers according to the School Teachers' Pay and...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to reply to question 3217, on the Building Schools for the Future programme in Birmingham, tabled on 14 June 2010.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 7212, tabled on 6 July 2010, on Building Schools for the Future and Dyke House.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 7689, tabled on 7 July 2010, on the New Schools Network.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 7769, tabled on 7 July 2010, on information and advice to parents on free schools.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of restrictions on alcohol advertising in cinemas; and if he will make a statement.

    • Alzheimer's Disease: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding has been allocated to caring for people with Alzheimer's disease in (a) Cumbria and (b) Carlisle constituency for the next 12...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what testing of the relatives of individuals affected by variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease his Department undertakes.

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate his Department has made of the time taken for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to incubate.

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease affecting the MV gene type have been reported in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) England and...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what definition of (a) probable and (b) possible his Department uses in the identification of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cases.

      Consumer Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consumer groups he has met since his appointment.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on introducing a statutory minimum level of dementia awareness training for those working with older people;...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies spent on (i) electricity, (ii) water, (iii) heating and (iv) telephone services...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his plans are for the future of direct payments; and how much funding will be made available to local authorities to enable them to make such...

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2010, Official Report, columns 889-90W, on the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill, if he place in the Library a copy of each...

      Foetal Tissue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what organisation is responsible for overseeing the transferral of foetal tissue from clinics to researchers; what official reports have been published on...

      Foetal Tissue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foetal tissue banks are in operation; what commercial arrangements exist between clinics and foetal tissue banks or those conducting research;...

      Foetal Tissue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many research projects are underway nationally involving foetal tissue; how much public money is being spent on these projects; and if he will make a...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which food and food-related companies and trade associations (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have had discussions since taking office.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staff (a) turnover and (b) absentee rate was at each office of the Food Standards Agency in each of the last five years.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department working on nutrition have experience of working in the food industry on nutritional matters.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many meetings with Food Standards Agency officials he has had since his appointment; (2) what meetings he has had with board members of the...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what efficiency savings were made by the Food Standards Agency in each of the last three years.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many food incidents were dealt with by the Food Standards Agency in each of the last five years.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance the Food Standards Agency provides to local authority food safety enforcement work.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the location is of each Food Standards Agency office in the UK; and how many staff work at each office; (2) what proportion of the staff of...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the use of scientific evidence by the Food Standards Agency in formulating policy on (a) food safety and (b) nutrition.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will adopt for his Department the practice of the Food Standards Agency to make all policy decisions in meetings open to the public.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the policy of the Food Standards Agency is on the voluntary approach to improving the nutritional benefit of processed foods.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which functions of the Food Standards Agency he plans to transfer to (a) the Department of Health, (b) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations his Department has received on the marketing, advertising and promotion of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar in...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2010, Official Report, column 704W, on food labelling, what steps he plans to take to encourage industry to voluntarily...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 12 July 2010, Official Report, columns 661-63, on the NHS White Paper, what conditions there will be on borrowing by GP...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of doctors working in GP practices in England are partners in the practice where they work. [Official Report, 20 January 2011, Vol. 521,...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who will have responsibility for ensuring the (a) comprehensive provision and (b) consistency of standards of mental health services under his proposals...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has estimated the number of GPs presently engaged in direct care of patients who will be required to work full-time on the delivery of his...

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2010, Official Report, column 408W, on NHS standards, for what reason there are no plans to publish the world-class...

      Health Services: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the implications are for Wales of the proposals relating to non-devolved health-care matters contained in the NHS White Paper.

      Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase public awareness of hearing damage arising from listening to (a) music at live events and (b) personal audio and other...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospitalisations involving gun wounds there were in (a) the London borough of Lambeth, (b) London and (c) England in (i) each year from...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff time at accident and emergency departments in each strategic health authority area spent on treating...

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has for the future level of provision of IVF treatment by the NHS under his proposals for changes to the structure of the NHS; (2)...

      Kidney Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many kidney disease patients are receiving home dialysis in (a) England and (b) South Swindon; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost of...

      Maternity Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve standards of post-natal care.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2010, Official Report, column 481W, on NHS: databases, if he will collect data on the number of occasions on which...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence he took into account in his assessment of the need for a centralised summary care records database.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his proposals to increase provision for psychological therapies will include therapies for people affected by severe mental illness; and if he...

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will assess the effects of implementing the recommendations set out in International Standards of Care for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on NHS...

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to provide ring-fenced funding for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy to the MDEX consortium.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether interested parties will be included in the process to produce interventional procedures guidance by the National Institute for Health and...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on how many interventional procedures the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have published guidance as a (a) novel and (b)...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) by what mechanisms draft guidance already published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Medical Technology Advisory...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the selection process will be for the members of the NHS Commissioning Board.

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether foundation trust board members may be appointed on an unpaid basis; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salary bill for (a) administrative staff and (b) managers in each NHS trust in Essex was in each year since 1997; and what proportion of the...

      NHS: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the debt of each NHS trust in Essex is.

      NHS: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what administrative and management costs each NHS trust in Essex incurred in each year since 1997; and what proportion of each trust's total expenditure...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to achieve the proposed £20 billion efficiency savings in the NHS.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 12 July 2010, Official Report, columns 661-63, on the NHS White Paper, what plans he has for the debt held by (a)...

      NHS: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account he took in formulating his proposals to change NHS commissioning of the likely effects on the prospects for delivery of the Total Place...

      Nutrition: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has received advice from the Government chief scientific adviser on the effect on lifetime mental and physical health of...

      Nutrition: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions the adequacy of out-of-work benefits in providing for a healthy diet for women (a)...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the quality of palliative care in England.

      Pregnancy: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 14 to 16, (b) 17 to 21, (c) 22 to 24, (d) 25 to 30, (e) 31 to 35 and (f) 36 to 40 years old died from pregnancy-related...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government plan to make changes to the criteria for eligibility for free prescriptions following the report from Professor Gilmore; and if he...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who will have responsibility for (a) strategic planning in the NHS and (b) reducing health inequalities under his proposals to end primary care trusts.

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to ensure that the websites of (a) his Department and (b) NHS Direct include accessible, accurate and user-friendly...

      Streptococcus: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to prevent group B streptococcal infections in newborn babies.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people who have presented at hospital accident and emergency departments having attempted suicide and who...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the decision to implement a mass vaccination policy to protect against influenza A(H1N1); (2)...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advanced Manufacturing Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills who will have responsibility for the funding of the Advanced Manufacturing Park after the abolition of Yorkshire Forward.

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research projects on (a) soil science, (b) traditional plant breeding, (c) crop agronomy, (d) plant physiology, (e)...

      Apprentices: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he made of the proportion of former apprentices who found employment within a year of completing an apprenticeship...

      Apprentices: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average cost to the public purse was of an apprenticeship place in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Bedford constituency have received loans from the enterprise finance guarantee scheme in the last 12 months.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will introduce a one-in, two-out policy to reduce the number of regulations on business.

      Cairn Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Government of Greenland on the plans of Cairn Energy or its subsidiary Capricorn Oil Limited...

      Cairn Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with the chief executive of (a) Cairn Energy and (b) other representatives of Cairn...

      Copyright: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to bring forward proposals to extend the period for which musicians may receive royalties for their recordings.

      Corus: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2010, Official Report, columns 522-3, what communications (a) he and (b) his Department has...

      Credit: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will commission research into the effects of imposing a cap on the rate of interest chargeable by lenders in the...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the time taken by contractors employed by it to pay the invoices of their...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what budget his Department has allocated for consultancy in 2010-11.

      Departmental ICT

      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 information...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      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 hospitality...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 19 July 2010, Official Report, column 1WS, on public bodies, what estimate he...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to increase the number of officials seconded from his Department to the EU institutions.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms he proposes for the allocation of EU structural funding following the abolition of regional development agencies.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the cost to British businesses of compliance with regulations arising from EU obligations in June 2010.

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish the report of the (a) administrators and (b) investigators in respect of the collapse of Farepak.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which organisations officials of his Department have met to discuss regulation of the debt management sector since 6 May 2010.

      Foreign Investment: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the implementation of the proposals in the European Commission's...

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he made of the proportion of graduates who found employment within a year of graduation in the latest period for...

      Graduates: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many graduates entered employment in the public sector in each year since 2003.

      Higher Education and Student Finance Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance ceased to receive submissions of evidence.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on social mobility of (a) the number of funded places available in universities in...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which 20 universities admitted the most students (a) aged 25 years or more at the point of admission and (b) from black and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which 20 universities admitted the most undergraduates from (a) low-participation neighbourhoods and (b) state schools in the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students obtained a university place through the UCAS clearing process in each year since 2006.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in the higher education budget on (a) the international activities of UK...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2010, Official Report, column 320W, on higher education: finance, whether he has undertaken an...

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of total student numbers in universities in the academic year 2011-12.

      Institute for Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Institute for Learning against its objectives.

      Licensed Premises: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many licensed premises and bars in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London borough of Bexley and (c)...

      Loans: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to bring forward proposals for regulation of interest rates charged by lenders on consumer finance.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution he expects local economic partnerships to make to attracting inward investment.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 16 June 2010 on his constituent Mr...

      Motorsport and Aerospace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2010, Official Report, column 298W, on motorsport and aerospace, what steps he plans to take...

      Northwest Regional Development Agency: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision to end the North West Development Agency on projects in Wirral South...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of the ability of the (a) public, (b) private and (c) voluntary sector to adapt to having an...

      One NorthEast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much One NorthEast spent in (a) the Tees Valley, (b) Tyne and Wear, (c) Northumberland and (d) County Durham in each year...

      One NorthEast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employees of One NorthEast are resident in (a) the Tees Valley and (b) Tyne and Wear.

      Overseas Trade: Kazakhstan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps UK Trade and Investment is taking to explore the potential for trade with Kazakhstan in the (a) energy, (b)...

      Public Sector: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to introduce a programme of retraining for public sector workers made redundant as a result of reductions in...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what criteria were used in reaching the decision to allocate budget reductions for 2010-11 between each regional...

      Regional Development Agencies: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2010, Official Report, column 391W, on regional development agencies, what consultants were...

      Regional Development Agencies: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) administrative and (b) overhead costs of each regional development agency were in each year since 2005.

      South West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many South West Regional Development Agency staff work primarily on projects located in Cornwall; (2) how many staff...

      South West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the South West Regional Development Agency's budget for 2009-10 was spent in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future of the Student Loans Company; and if he will make a statement.

      Student Loans Company: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people are employed by the Student Loans Company in Darlington.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) the National Union of Students, (c) the...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the range of potential revenues which would accrue to universities in England from (a) a...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on higher education in Scotland of raising the cap on tuition fees in England.

      UK Trade and Investment: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the merits of assigning a representative of UK Trade and Investment to Afghanistan.

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 July (WA 32), why information about the amount paid to approved independent sector places for performing abortions...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make an announcement about the units which will serve in Afghanistan as part of Operation Herrick 13 from October.

      Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI2010/93)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93).

      Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI2010/93)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue guidance notes on the operation of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93).

      Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI2010/93)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation procedures they are following prior to publishing guidance notes on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93).

      Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the process for granting consent for genetically modified organisms by the European Union.

      Agriculture: Maps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 29 March (WA 332-4), whether they have analysed the reasons for the rate of return of the maps supplied...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the number of apprentices likely to receive their apprenticeship on (a) the Crossrail project, (b) the Birmingham New Street development,...

      Armed Forces: Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the renovation of the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus, where British troops are based; and when the renovation will be completed.

      Armed Forces: Drumadd Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Army vacated Drumadd Barracks in Armagh; and what progress has been made in disposing of the property.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the market value of investments held in the asset purchase facility operated by the Bank of England; what was the cost of those investments; what has been...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Her Majesty's Treasury, the Bank of England or the Financial Services Authority have powers to restrict the availability or cost of credit given to United...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in considering plans for addressing situations in which United Kingdom banks are in financial difficulty, they have taken into account the experience of...

      Banking: Asset Protection Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when a report will be published on the activities and performance of the Asset Protection Agency.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they give to farmers who wish to inoculate their cattle against bovine tuberculosis. To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have carried...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a person born abroad to a British mother who was herself born abroad to a British citizen father and a foreign mother is entitled to be registered as a...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their plan to cut the funding for British overseas territories by 10 per cent this year will be achieved; which projects will be affected; and which...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the Government of Germany about the export of industrial equipment to Burma which could be used for the development of a...

      Children: Forced Labour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid they have provided to India in the past decade; and whether, in their review of aid to India, they will prioritise funding to end the use of child...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants made redundant by voluntary or compulsory severance have received (a) service and age-related payments, (b) enhanced early retirement...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister's "leading role in seeking global action on climate change" referred to by the Foreign Secretary in his speech on 1 July will be...

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Davies of Oldham on 30 March (WS 183), in what circumstances the coastal erosion assistance grant is made available to...

      Commonwealth Development Corporation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for the strategic objectives of the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

      Communities: Preventing Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to increase community programmes that promote interfaith dialogue and cohesion.

      Consumer Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Consumer Credit (EU Directive) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1010), the Consumer Credit (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1013), and...

      Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will implement by April 2011 the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007 on the duty of care a provider of custody owes to a person who is detained.

      Crime: Disadvantaged Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 6 July (WA 37-8), what evidence on performance and policy effectiveness there is to support the planned...

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their plan for funding the Sojourner Project, run by Eaves Housing for victims of domestic violence with no recourse to public funds.

      Cumbrian Shooting Incident

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they gave to requesting the Independent Police Complaints Commission to oversee the investigation by Cumbria Constabulary into its response to...

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on the European Commission's proposal to allow the transfer to Israel of personal data on United Kingdom and other European citizens.

      Debt: Moneylending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 20 July (WA 190), what assessment they have made of the effect of the expenditure since 2004 of £21...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have submitted ideas to HM Treasury on how to cut the budget deficit.

      Education: Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Howell of Guildford on 29 June (WS 128-30), how they will achieve the cut of £10 million to this year's programme of...

      Education: Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Howell of Guildford on 29 June (WS 128-30), whether the cut of £10 million in scholarship funding for this year will...

      Education: Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Howell of Guildford on 29 June (WS 128-30), what long-term impact the decision to "target a smaller group of people" in...

      Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 14 June (WA 65), whether, under the alternative vote system to be put to a referendum next year,...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what criteria members of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority are appointed. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the duration of membership of...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new jobs are forecast to be created between 2010 and 2015; how many of those will be created by the private sector; how many will be dependent on public...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the change in the number of jobs in (a) the public sector, and (b) the private sector, in each of the next five years.

      EU: Flag

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom can be compelled to fly the European Union flag or use prescribed logos.

      European Commission: Media

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 12 July (WA 96) about the payment of journalists by the European Commission, what assessment they...

      Export Industry

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

      Fishing: Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 12 July (WA 97), which European Union countries support their position on reform of the Common Agricultural and...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plans for communicating foreign policy in the way that the Obama Administration have "grasped and articulated most effectively, communicating...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plan to improve Britain's image amongst people in Pakistan, announced by the Foreign Secretary in his speech on 1 July, takes account of the cut in...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the statement in the Foreign Secretary's speech of 1 July that "we overlook international opinion at our peril" relates to the cut of £1.6 million in this...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposal in the Foreign Secretary's speech on 1 July to be "at ease with a networked world and harness the full potential of our cultural links" relates to...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposal in the Foreign Secretary's speech of 1 July "to inspire others with our values of political freedom" relates to their cut in support for the...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposal in the Foreign Secretary's speech of 1 July "to inspire others with our values of political freedom" relates to the cut in their programmes on...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposal in the Foreign Secretary's speech of 1 July for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to be "prioritising" its effort on nuclear proliferation...

      Government Departments: Conflict Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish a cross-departmental conflict strategy.

      Government: Documents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 12 July (WA 89), whether the convention that Ministers of one Administration cannot see documents of a...

      Government: Efficiency Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 5 July (WA 18), whether the role of Lord Browne of Madingley as their senior non-executive director is...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations Lord Astor of Hever received from Professor Hooper, President of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association, about the debate in the...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue guidance to local authorities about (a) the status of Gypsies and Travellers living on unauthorised sites as homeless under the definition...

      Health Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to introduce the health bill; and in which House it will be introduced.

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for offering screening for bowel cancer to a wider section of the public. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to act on...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when cancer drugs will be available to all patients under the proposed NHS cancer drugs fund; whether the availability of such drugs will be time limited; and...

      Health: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 July (WA 99-104), which competent institutions supply documentary evidence of persons from European Economic Area...

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage other primary care trusts to adopt the model used by the Residential Oral Care Sheffield scheme.

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of dentistry available to prisoners.

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the facilities in which prison dentistry is provided; and what plans they have to improve such facilities.

      Health: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the number of cancer patients who have to cease treatment when their insurer refuses further funding even though the patient's doctor...

      Health: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the United Kingdom have been diagnosed with motor neurone disease in each of the past five years.

      Health: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spend on research into the causes and treatment of motor neurone disease.

      Health: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to produce guidance for general practitioners to assist them in commissioning osteoporosis and fracture services. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Health: Pain Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the national pain audit will include an evaluation of access to specialist services for acute pain in hospitals, chronic pain management programmes and...

      Health: Palliative Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which palliative care features in the final examinations for all medical and nursing degrees. To ask Her Majesty's...

      House of Lords: Members

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances Members of the House of Lords may be prevented from attending meetings to which persons who are not parliamentary pass holders are invited,...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when their national planning framework will be published.

      Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Hanham on 14 July (WS 36-37), when they intend to commence Section 318 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that foreign nationals seeking to reside in the United Kingdom have not been complicit in (a) fraudulent activity overseas...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the context of their comments about mistreatment of detainees in other countries, they will investigate allegations of the mistreatment during their...

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to the report of the Independent Monitoring Board on the immigration detention centres at Heathrow Airport published on 23 March, how many children...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Iran about allegations of violence against women.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made recently to the Government of Iran about human rights.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure full implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 799 of December 1992; and whether they will raise the matter...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, when the United Kingdom established diplomatic relations with Israel, recognition was offered to a constitutionally Jewish state or to a state composed of...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the applicability of the laws of Israel to east Jerusalem and about the jurisdiction of the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East has been compensated for damage to its primary school in Silwan...

      Kazakhstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support British companies seeking to do business in Kazakhstan following the visits by President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel to...

      Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House whether he will make proposals for public evidence sessions in the Lords for Bills which have not had pre-legislative scrutiny in the House of Commons.

      Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the original estimates of the costs and savings of converting the district councils in Cornwall into the unitary Cornwall Council.

      Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what have been the costs and savings of converting the district councils in Cornwall into the unitary Cornwall Council.

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the outcome of recent discussions between the Secretary of State for International Development and the Deputy Prime Minister about the agenda and...

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of their response to the United Nations draft outcome document for the United Nations millennium...

      Ministry of Defence: Fundraising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the practice of the Ministry of Defence charging a percentage of profits raised from fundraising events organised by recognised service...

      Monarchy: Catholicism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the comments by the Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, Mr Mark Harper, on 1 July (Official Report, Commons, col. 111), what questions...

      National Assistance Act 1948

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to repeal Section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948; and, if so, what plans they have for persons supported by local authorities and with no...

      NHS Confederation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the annual running costs to public funds of the NHS Confederation in the past five years. To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the costs to public...

      NHS: Conferences and Forums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the costs to the NHS of holding conferences and forums in the past five years; whether any were held outside the United Kingdom; and, if so, where and when.

      NHS: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a private consultancy was involved in the creation of the phrase in the NHS White Paper "no decision about me, without me"; and, if so, how much the...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to United Kingdom investors who have paid money for villas in northern Cyprus to a British national who has been imprisoned in the...

      Northern Ireland: Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alleged Republican terrorist attacks in Northern Ireland originated in the Republic of Ireland during June.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Budget Responsibility used only secondees from HM Treasury when preparing recent forecasts of employment and unemployment.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are in the secretariat supporting the Office for Budget Responsibility; and from which government departments and other institutions they have been...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the secondees and support staff provided by HM Treasury for the Office for Budget Responsibility work in the same location they previously occupied in the...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the appointments of Mr Geoffrey Dicks and Mr Graham Parker to the Budget Responsibility Committee were made following advice from Sir Alan Budd.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers or officials in HM Treasury have given guidance to the Office for Budget Responsibility on the use of statistics and on adhering to previously...

      Olympic Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took in response to signing United Nations General Assembly Resolution 50/13 of 7 November 1995 about observing the Olympic Truce and promoting...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce voucher schemes in (a) education, and (b) health, as part of their Official Development Assistance; and, if so, how.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the exclusion of refugee and overseas student costs from the reporting of Official Development Assistance.

      Papal Visit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost to the Exchequer of the planned state visit to the United Kingdom this year by Pope Benedict XVI.

      Police: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the projected budgets for policing for (a) 2010-11, and (b) 2011-12.

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will propose to restrict the population in the United Kingdom.

      Private Security Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a criminal record, particularly for assault, is a bar to employment by private security companies on government contracts; and, if not, whether persons...

      Racism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish national data on victims of racist incidents broken down by ethnicity; and, if they intend to publish such data, when.

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of repainting the locomotives and rolling stock operated by government-owned east coast trains; and why such work is necessary when they propose...

      Raoul Wallenberg (Memorial) Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what files they hold on the Raoul Wallenberg (Memorial) Bill of Session 1989-90.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are employed in the Rural Payments Agency; how much they have paid to farmers in the past year; and how those figures compare with similar bodies in...

      Sport: Motorsport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how defence procurement expenditure is affected by the high-tech contribution of the motorsport sector.

      Superannuation Act 1972

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 12 July (WA 112), whether they plan to amend Section 2(3) of the Superannuation Act 1972 as it relates...

      Taxation: Corporation Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 6 July (WA 44), what assessment they have made of the implications for demand in the economy of households in the...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their decision to renew the power to detain terrorist suspects without charge for 28 days took account of that power not being used for three years.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reasons the police and the Director of Public Prosecutions gave for stating the power to detain terrorist suspects without charge for 28 days remains necessary.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the use of terrorism laws preventing individuals from taking photographs.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 7 July (WA 63), whether their practice of not commenting on ongoing legal cases in Turkey is applied...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Turkey about the imprisonment of children; whether there has been or will be a European Union common...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Turkish citizens that would be entitled to live and work in the United Kingdom in the event of Turkey joining the...

      Vehicles: Automatic Plate Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why predominantly Muslim areas have been selected for the introduction of automatic number plate recognition cameras in Birmingham. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Waterways: Canals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with British Waterways about canal closures due to water shortages and their impact on tourism.

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