Written answers

Monday, 1 November 2010

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General for what performance-related bonuses senior officers of the Crown Prosecution Service are eligible.

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General what criteria are used to determine the payment of bonuses to Crown Prosecution Service employees.

      Daniel Ubani

      To ask the Attorney-General what information the Crown Prosecution Service holds on the date on which the German authorities (a) commenced investigations into Dr Daniel Ubani's treatment of...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Attorney-General for how many days on average staff in the Law Officers' Departments in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2009-10.

      Euthanasia: Switzerland

      To ask the Attorney-General what reports he has received on the number of UK residents who have been assisted to die in Switzerland since the publication of the Director of Public Prosecutions'...

      Sexual Offences: Young People

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many cases of underage sex involving boys aged 15 years and under were passed to the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) 1980 to 1989, (b) 1990 to 1999 and...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Billy Wright Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Justice Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive on implementation of the recommendations of the Billy...

  • Wales

    • Disability: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she had with carers and disability organisations in Wales on the effect of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the payment of...

    • Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects of outcomes of the Comprehensive Spending Review on funding for Government...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2010, Official Report,...

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the average amount paid by the Independent Parliamentary...

      Members: Allowances

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

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if he will make representations to the Independent Parliamentary...

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what provision will be made for a review of the efficiency and...

      Personnel: Privilege Days

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

      Season Ticket Loans

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how much funding the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Officials: Accommodation

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission, which posts in the House of Commons Service entitle the holder to accommodation (a) in the gift of the...

  • Prime Minister

  • Home Department

    • Police Stations: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will issue guidance to police authorities on the opening hours of inquiry desks at police stations.

    • UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely effects on UK Border Agency services of the proposed reduction in its staff numbers by 2015.

      Rural Police Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to determine the funding of rural police forces.

      Licensing Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish her proposals to amend the Licensing Act 2003.

      Immigration Cap: Science and Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the likely effect of her proposed immigration cap on science and industry.

      Firearm and Knife Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the sharing of non-confidential information on firearm and knife...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has made an estimate of the likely change in the number of inspections of designated establishments carried out by the...

      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inspectors are in post in the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate; what the average length of service of those inspectors...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children of asylum seekers awaiting deportation were in detention on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Borders: Personal records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of new procurement exercises for the e-Borders programme.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 October 2010, Official Report, column 201W, on the Criminal Records Bureau, on how many occasions the...

      Criminal Records: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to require volunteers applying to work as leaders in recognised youth organisations to pay a fee for Criminal Records...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) consultants and (b) contractors were employed by or on behalf of the UK Border Agency to work on the e-Borders programme in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the merits of opting in to the EU Directive on human trafficking.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress she has made on reform of the immigration system.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) from what countries of origin applicants for indefinite leave to remain normally resident in the Medway council area (a) applied for,...

      Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated recent research on controlling the sale of knives; what recent assessment she...

      Law Enforcement Agencies: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the average annual expenditure of law enforcement agencies on investigations of financial crime; and what...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests there were for possession of an offensive weapon in St Albans constituency in each of the last five years; and how many such...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effect of advertisements for sexual services on levels of demand for prostitution.

      Rape: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2010, Official Report, columns 404-05W, on rape: finance, what the reasons are for the difference in...

  • Justice

    • Capital Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which of his Department's capital projects he plans to (a) abandon, (b) defer and (c) continue; (2) how much capital funding he has allocated...

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much was paid to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in each...

      Food Supplements Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions his Department has had with the authorities in (a) Jersey and (b) Guernsey on progress in implementing the EU (i) Food...

      Freedom of Information: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which bodies funded solely from the public purse are not public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Ian Tomlinson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether a senior judicial officer has been appointed to head the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on legal aid for social welfare cases (a) in total and (b) in respect of (i) welfare benefits, (ii) housing, (iii)...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received from Nottinghamshire police on the closure of magistrates courts; what response he has made to such...

      Magistrates Courts: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate he has made of the number of residents of Bassetlaw constituency unable to reach Mansfield magistrates court on public transport by...

      National Offender Management Service: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the cost to the public purse was of the National Offender Management Service head office and regional offices in each financial year since...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners he expects to be repatriated in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Offenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements he plans to make for the custody of mentally-ill offenders whom he proposes to divert into treatment.

      Offenders: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what tests his Department undertake to ascertain whether an offender is mentally ill.

      Pleural Plaques Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the next of kin of deceased claimants who would otherwise have had a valid claim under the Pleural Plaques Compensation Scheme are entitled to...

      Pleural Plaques Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to extend the (a) eligibility criteria and (b) period for which the Pleural Plaques Compensation Scheme will be open.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of prisoners serving custodial sentences of up to six months have (a) no previous convictions and (b) seven or more previous convictions.

      Prisoners: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what conditions may be imposed when granting a release on licence to prisoners with convictions for terrorism; (2) how many prisoners with...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Prison Service on educational and training opportunities within HM prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the evidential basis was for his decision to reduce the prison population by 3,000 by 2014.

      Prisons: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he plans to take to reduce the prison population by 3,000 by 2014. (2) whether he plans to reduce the numbers of suspects held on remand.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the effect on prison numbers of reductions to the probation service budget in the financial year (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Redundancy: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies from frontline posts in his Department to be incurred under the proposals in the Comprehensive...

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on community payback schemes in each year since 2005; and how much it plans to spend on such schemes in each of the next...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community sentences he expects to be handed down in each of the next four years.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what definition of a short sentence his Department uses.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations the cross-Government working group to tackle anti-Semitism has received from the Jewish community;...

    • Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the National Audit Office assuming the Audit Commission functions...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the purpose was of the Audit Commission's payment of £1,434 to SPA Landscaping in 2009-10; and what works were undertaken.

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was in respect of which the Audit Commission paid £1,897 to St...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was in respect of which the Audit Commission paid £3,650 to the...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was in respect of which the Audit Commission paid £15,025 to Steps Drama...

      Audit Commission: Conflict Management Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure of £3,851 on...

      Audit Commission: Connaught

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure of £19,545 on...

      Audit Commission: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what programmes or projects undertaken by the Audit Commission strategic consultancy was provided by (a) Deloitte, (b) GFK...

      Audit Commission: Exeter Golf and Country Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure on (i) Exeter Golf...

      Audit Commission: Historic Royal Palaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure of £3,450 on...

      Audit Commission: London Zoo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure of £13,470 on...

      Audit Commission: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what marketing projects were undertaken for the Audit Commission by (a) Grant Riches, (b) HSAG Design and (c) Ocean Media...

      Audit Commission: Marks' Home and Garden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure of £940 on...

      Audit Commission: Nineteen Restaurant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure at (i) Nineteen...

      Audit Commission: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission spent on (a) hospitality, (b) hotel accommodation and (c) communications, marketing and public...

      Audit Commission: Oval Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion of the Audit Commission's expenditure on Oval Events was in (i) 2008-09 and...

      Audit Commission: Press Cuttings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission spent on (a) press cuttings and (b) opinion research in each of the last three financial years.

      Audit Commission: Progressive Resources Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose, (b) date and (c) occasion was for which the Audit Commission incurred expenditure of £6,850 on...

      Audit Commission: Public Finances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the charging structure for local government audit work undertaken by private auditors following the end of...

      Audit Commission: Smith Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments the Audit Commission made to the Smith Institute in each of the last three financial years; and for what purposes...

      Carers: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make arrangements to ensure that local authorities do not reduce services essential to (a) carers and (b) disabled...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent assessment he has made of the economic, social and cultural needs of former coalmining areas; and if he will...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of geographical variations in market rents in formulating the proposal to raise the rents of new...

      Council Tax: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties there are in each council tax band in the Medway Council area; and how many in each band are long-term empty...

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the regional fire and emergency response programme.

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of (a) the likely date of commissioning of the new regional fire and emergency response...

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the additional (a) costs of and (b) savings from an immediate termination of the regional fire...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the implications for the current round of the European Regional Development Fund of the abolition...

      Fire Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the establishment of the regional control centre for the fire service for the north-east.

      Fire Services: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) full-time and (b) retained firefighters there are in each fire station in (i) Bassetlaw and (ii) Nottinghamshire.

      Fire Services: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Mayor of London on strike action by London fire crews;...

      Grants: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose and (b) programme or project of each of the grants given under the LG-Interreg IIIA SE DTLR heading was...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he made of the number of (a) statutory homelessness acceptances and (b) households assisted with...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to be affected by the increase in the age threshold for housing...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to make an announcement on the formation of local enterprise partnerships involving local authorities in Essex.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the merits of proposals to establish joint chief executive posts for local authorities in (a)...

      Local Government Boundary Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will commission a local government boundary review by 2015.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding each local authority received from (a) national non-domestic rates, (b) revenue support grant and (c)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will reverse his decision to (a) remove ring-fencing from grants to local authorities and (b) reduce the level of...

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to discharge his obligations under section 3 (4) of the Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009...

      Natural England: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications Natural England has recommended for call-in since its establishment as a statutory consultee; and...

      Outdoor Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will include in his draft national planning framework the subject of controls on outdoor advertising.

      Outdoor Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to increase the powers of local authorities to determine the controls to be imposed on...

      Silica: Quarrying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what targets his Department has set for the extraction of silica sand; and when he next plans to review the adequacy of such targets.

      Sky Lanterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions fire and rescue services have been alerted to incidents involving sky lanterns in each of the last three years.

      Social Rented Housing: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the total amount of rent arrears owned by tenants of registered social landlords in each of the...

      Social Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of evictions by registered social landlords in each of the last five years.

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his proposals to set rents for social housing at 80 per cent. of market rates will apply to tenancies created by mutual...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) highest and (b) lowest per capita Supporting People grant allocations were in England in 2009-10.

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reason the Supporting People redistribution formula has not been implemented.

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Supporting People grant allocations he proposes in the period of the comprehensive spending review.

      Supporting People Programme: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to increase participation in Supporting People programmes for young carers in Oxford West and...

      Supporting People Programme: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department allocated to Wolverhampton city council under the Supporting People per capita grant allocation in 2009-10.

      Temporary Accommodation: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) from which local authorities he has received representations on the use of temporary accommodation for homeless...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to give local authorities the power to determine minimum distances between wind turbines and dwellings.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) local authorities on the allocation...

    • Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local areas benefit from the sale of Carbon Reduction Commitment allowances; and if...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what his most recent estimate is of the gross revenue which will arise from the sale of allowances through the Carbon Reduction...

      Carbon: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has held with his EU counterparts on his plans to introduce a carbon floor price.

      Carbon: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has assessed the merits of introducing mechanisms to underwrite the price of carbon as part of his plans to introduce a...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding he plans to allocate to international climate finance programmes in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proposals he plans to table at the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun.

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which UK and international conferences staff of his Department have attended since October 2008; how many staff attended each...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies arising from the spending reductions proposed in the comprehensive spending...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department of staff redundancy in each of the next four years.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the performance of local authorities in rolling out local energy efficiency programmes; and...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding he plans to allocate to the Green Deal programme in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Energy: Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will include in the Energy Security and Green Economy Bill proposals for minimum standards of energy tariffs requiring energy...

      Energy: Western Isles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the proposed 450MW HVDC interconnector linking Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency to...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Carbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the price of carbon under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in each of the next five years.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Carbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the emissions cap in Phase III of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 September 2010, Official Report, column 1006, on fuel poverty, whether he plans to extend the energy...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to complete the further assessments on the offshore oil and gas leasing of blocks in (a) Cardigan Bay and (b) the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 15% of UK energy consumption to be achieved from renewable sources which will be...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the expected effect of ending the Warm Front scheme on levels of fuel poverty in the next 10...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether owners of privately-rented accommodation are required to repay funds provided under the Warm Front scheme in circumstances in...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to the National Grid of paying wind farm operators to turn off their turbines during periods of...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council of England: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many press officers Arts Council England employed in each year from 1996-97 to 2004-05; and at what cost.

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of arts organisations and projects likely to close as a result of reductions to the...

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of his Department's capital departmental expenditure limit will be allocated to (a) London and...

      Horserace Totalisator Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to invite bids for the purchase of the Tote; and if he will make a statement.

      Libraries: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many libraries he has visited on official business since his appointment.

      London Olympics 2012: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the operation of the M4 bus lane during the London...

      National Lottery Distribution Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding has been made available to the National Lottery Distribution Fund in each year since 2005-06.

      National Lottery: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether members of the UK armed forces posted overseas but still resident in the UK for tax purposes are eligible to play the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for what sessions at the London 2012 Olympics the "pay your age" ticketing scheme will be available; and in respect of how...

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding allocation to S4C under the proposed new funding arrangements he expects to be made available...

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to ensure that S4C retains full editorial and programming independence following the...

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the funds made available to S4C under his Department's proposed new arrangements will be ring-fenced in the BBC budget.

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will guarantee the funding allocation to S4C under the new arrangements in the spending review period after 2015.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the funding of his Department's Access to Work scheme in the period to 2014-15; and what criteria he plans to use to...

    • Cancer: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether compensation is available to the next of kin of those diagnosed with asbestos-induced lung cancer in circumstances in which that cancer...

      Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effects on his Department's provision of support for carers of his Department's settlement in the...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much maintenance the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has collected through the statutory scheme since 1 April 2010.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much on average was paid in council tax benefit in each local authority in each of the last three years.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he made of the average council tax benefit payment to (a) pensioner households, (b) working households, (c) households...

      Council Tax Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect on the revenue available to each Scottish local authority of the implementation of his decision to...

      Council Tax Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid in council tax benefit in each Scottish local authority area in each year from 1997.

      Council Tax Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he had with Scottish local authorities prior to his decision to devolve direct control of council tax benefit to local authorities.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff his Department has appointed on secondment since 7 May 2010; and from what organisation each such member of staff has been seconded.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome have had their initial application for disability living...

      Financial Inclusion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been given financial support through (a) credit unions and (b) other community...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 27 July 2010, Official Report, column 1137W, when he plans to report the results of his Department's review of the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on provision of (a) homeless hostels, (b) women's refuges and (c) other homeless services of (i)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of social housing tenants in each local authority who are likely to be subject to housing benefit...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely effect on his Department's expenditure on benefit payments of the change in the number of jobs in the...

      Shared Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the level of availability of shared room accommodation in each broad market retail area; and if he will...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the proposed rents for social housing of 80% of market level will attract housing benefit in full.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families in Carlisle constituency are in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) attendance allowance and (c) disability living...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people convicted of benefit fraud had two or more previous such convictions in each year since 2005.

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against mental health benefit assessments were upheld in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire in the most recent 12- month...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the average annual difference between the state pension paid to ex-UK residents now resident in other EU...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on mandatory increases in contributions to state pensions in other EU member states.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged (a) 60 to 64, (b) 65 to 69, (c) 70 to 79 and (d) 80 years or over were in receipt of winter fuel allowance in (i)...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many higher rate taxpayers receive winter fuel payments; and what the cost to the public purse of such payments was in the latest period...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Burma: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to discourage British companies from trading and investing in Burma.

    • Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on forcible relocations of indigenous farmers in the Hukawng valley, northern Burma.

      Burma: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the construction of a railway link across the Salween river to eastern Shan state in Burma.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) which embassies have had their budgets reduced as a result of the removal of the overseas price mechanism; and by how much...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department have had (a) fewer than five days, (b) five to 10 days, (c) 10 to 15 days, (d) 15 to 20...

      Hajj Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consultation his Department had with community leaders before taking the decision not to include a medical team within the...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the effect of the Stuxnet computer virus on Iran's nuclear programme.

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) US and (b) European counterparts on the effectiveness of sanctions against Iran.

      Israel: Illegal Settlers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives his Department has set for its policy on Hezbollah.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the condition of Gilad Shalit; and what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress his Department has made in efforts to secure the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral statement of 19 October 2010, Official Report, columns 805-06, on the Strategic Defence...

      Nuclear Weapons: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what position the Government plan to take in the forthcoming meeting of the United Nations First (Disarmament) Committee on the...

      Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Iranian and Syrian counterparts on (a) the implementation of UN Resolution 1701...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Sri Lanka on the human rights situation in the country.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards the establishment of an independent and transparent investigation into allegations of war...

      Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has received reports on the authenticity of photographs of Tamil detainees released by the Global Tamil Forum.

  • Transport

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the provision of bus services.

    • Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times a traffic commissioner has taken steps as a result of complaints regarding bus companies not fulfilling their advertised timetables...

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the opening date for the full Crossrail route.

      Cycling Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Bikeability cycle training scheme.

      Departmental Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications for the Apple iPhone his Department has commissioned each company to create; and at what cost to the public purse those...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the staffing levels of each agency sponsored by his Department in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many days his Department has lost to staff sickness in each year since 1997; and what estimate he made of the cost to his Department of sickness...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many external training courses were attended by staff of his Department in the last 12 months; and what the cost to the public purse was of each...

      Driving Offences: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of driving offences which have not resulted in a prosecution due to the provision by the offender of fraudulent...

      Driving Tests: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average waiting time was between applying for and taking a driving test in (a) Wednesbury, (b) Wolverhampton and (c) Kingstanding in (i)...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much he plans to allocate to improvements to the east coast main line; over what period; and if he will make a statement.

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate of the cost to the UK of the EU Galileo satellite project is; and what such estimates were made in each of the last three...

      Great Western Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what capital allocations he plans to make in respect of the Great Western Main Line in each year of the next spending review period.

      Great Western Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to announce his decision on his plans for the electrification of the Great Western Line between Swansea and London; and by what means he...

      Great Western Main Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what capital rail expenditure schemes his Department has planned for the Great Western Line during the comprehensive spending review period.

      High Level Output Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for announcements on the future procurement of rolling stock under the High Level Output Strategy.

      High Speed Trains: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under what budget headings the planned £750 million allocation to High Speed 2 will be spent in the next spending review period.

      High Speed Trains: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an estimate of the likely effects of High Speed 2 on the economy of (a) Staffordshire and (b) Tamworth constituency.

      Highways Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects each of the Highways Agency major schemes for which funding was confirmed in the comprehensive spending review to be completed.

      Highways Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects on maintenance standards on the strategic road network of reductions in funding for the Highways Agency.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the proportion of heavy goods vehicles using trunk roads that were left-hand drive in 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      M20: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of households located in the area between junctions 4 and 6 of the M20 which are adversely affected by noise...

      M4: Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of his proposed (a) suspension of the M4 bus lane until and (b) removal of the M4 bus...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications the Maritime and Coastguard Agency received to its Local Authority Beach Supervisor Course in the last 12 months; and what...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which Managed and Controlled Motorway Schemes his Department plans to deliver in the next five years.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from motoring organisations in support of increasing the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on controlled...

      Railway Heritage Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the functions currently undertaken by the Railway Heritage Committee will continue to be carried out after its abolition; and if he will make a...

      Railways: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2010, Official Report, columns 410-11W, on railway stations: Birmingham, whether there have been any changes to...

      Railways: Comprehensive Spending Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) new and (b) cascaded carriages he expects to be delivered to rail routes in the north-west over the period of the comprehensive spending...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the level of carbon dioxide emissions likely to be generated as a result of construction activity relating to the proposed...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the future pricing of (a) disabled persons' rail cards and (b) rail tickets purchased using disabled persons' rail cards.

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his estimate is of the percentage of rail fares for journeys commencing or terminating at stations within (a) the east of England, (b) Norfolk...

      Railways: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the electricity requirements are for High Speed 2; and (a) from what sources and (b) by what means he expects that electricity to be generated.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what capital funding he plans to allocate to (a) electrification of the Manchester to Liverpool line, (b) electrification of the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the compound percentage change in regulated rail fares in each year from 2011 to 2015.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much each train operating company has invested in the rail network in each year since 2002.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what preliminary results he has received from the rail value for money study undertaken by Sir Roy McNulty.

      Railways: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the vibration levels likely to be produced by High Speed 2 trains.

      Railways: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the assumptions in his Department's report on "Appraisal of sustainability: new technical summary on High Speed (HS2)", what estimate...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for funding rail line improvements between Darwen and Manchester.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of his Department's proposed expenditure on improvement of rail platforms he plans to allocate to (a) the north-west and (b) Wirral.

      Road Traffic: Opening of Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of congestion in Southwark, Waterloo and Vauxhall caused by traffic disruption on the day of the State...

      Roads: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effects of privatising the motorway and trunk road networks on the (a) level of receipts from (i) vehicle...

      Roads: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents were recorded in Sandwell in each of the last five years.

      Roads: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatal road accidents there have been in West Bromwich East constituency in each month of the last three years.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with suppliers on (a) rolling stock and (b) locomotives for High Speed 2.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the outcomes of the spending review on his plans for the delivery of new rolling stock.

      Rolling Stock: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable has been set for purchasing new rolling stock for the north-west.

      Severn Crossing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much debt is owed to Severn River Crossing plc for the construction of the second Severn crossing, expressed in (a) 2010 and (b) 1989 prices.

      Severn Crossing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects all debts to Severn River Crossing plc to have been repaid.

      Severn Crossing: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of (a) his Department and (b) the Highways Agency are deployed full- or part-time on matters relating to the transfer of the Severn...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of 20 miles per hour zones in (a) towns and (b) villages.

      Trains: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what obligations his Department places on train operating companies to provide lavatories on rail services of (a) up to 30 minutes, (b) between 30...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which highways authorities major schemes remain under review; and when he expects to announce his decision on the future of each of those schemes.

      Transport: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding he plans to allocate to transport services in London in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Underground Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to implement his proposal for funding of a Tees Valley light rail metro system; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice he received on the cost-effectiveness of (a) cancelling and (b) proceeding with the aircraft carrier construction programme; and if he will...

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what will be the cost of modification of the two new aircraft carriers to allow the use of the carrier-variant of the Joint Strike Fighter.

      Armed Forces: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the UK's armed forces he has estimated will take up places at universities in England in each of the next five years; at what cost to...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the average cost of training (a) a Royal Marine commando and (b) an Army infantry soldier in the latest period for which...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) service and (b) civilian allowances will be affected by his proposed reductions in expenditure.

      Defence: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to increase defence exports.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department's research and development budget is to be frozen in cash terms in 2011-12 at 2010-11 rates.

      Marchwood Military Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has had contact with Associated British Ports on the future of the Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre in the last 12 months; and...

      RAF Kinloss: Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce his decision on the future of the Aeronautical Rescue Co-ordination Centre at RAF Kinloss.

      Rescue Services: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce his decision on the future of the search and rescue private finance initiative contract suspended in June 2010.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of procuring a Type 26 frigate in the latest period for which figures are available; (2)...

      UAVs: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what savings he expects to accrue to his Department as a result of withdrawing the Sentinel from service after completion of its operations in Afghanistan.

  • International Development

    • Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department plans to allocate to international climate finance programmes in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

    • Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on services provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in the last 24 months.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to reply to the letter of 1 September 2010 from the hon. Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey on employment of UK...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Government of Sri Lanka on the return to their homes of internally...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on the provision of aid to Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations of the 2002 United Nations Human Development report on Uganda; and...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes his Department has to seek to prevent Yemen from becoming a failed state.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Central Office of Information: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Central Office of Information posts he expects to be located in Newcastle-upon-Tyne at the end of 2011.

    • NDPBs: Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has received representations on the issue of payments from the public purse of fees for legal advice sought by chief executives of...

      Voluntary Organisations: Equality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department has taken to assist voluntary sector organisations contracted to deliver public services to fulfil equality duties in respect...

      Voluntary Organisations: Innovation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to encourage innovation in the voluntary sector.

      Voluntary Organisations: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of reductions in public spending expenditure on levels of demand for...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department has taken to reduce administrative costs on farmers since her appointment.

    • Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice her Department has issued to police forces and other enforcement bodies on enforcement of legislation designed to...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on (a) monitoring, (b) protecting and (c) surveying marine fisheries in each of the last...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to co-ordinate responses to a national emergency; and which of these steps derive from...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what methodology she plans to use to determine the future of her Department's flood defence schemes.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed Comprehensive Spending Review efficiency savings from her...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Association of British Insurers on the likely effects of reductions in her Department's...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of (a) homes and (b) businesses likely to be affected by the reduction in her...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the likely effect of the outcomes of the Comprehensive Spending Review on her Department's...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many flood defence schemes in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area will be affected by her Department's...

      Higher Level Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she has had with Natural England on the budget for the higher level stewardship scheme in (a) 2010-11...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether non-statutory obligations on (a) management regimes, (b) access and (c) biodiversity in respect of land owned or...

      Rural Areas: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish her Department's rural impact assessment of the 2010 Spending Review.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Academy Orders he has agreed in relation to academies planning to open in September 2010.

    • Arts: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the content of the creative curriculum in primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to his answer to question 16 in oral evidence to the Select Committee on Education on 30 July 2010, HC 395-i, which (a) local authorities and...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria were used to select for cancellation the new school building projects under the Building Schools for the Future programme in Bolton.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish the business case and costings presented to his Department by the New Schools Network.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the 62 applications for free school projects were that his Department had received by 27 July 2010; (2) if he will publish each written...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals attained (a) five GCSEs at A* to C grades and (b) five GCSEs including English...

      History: GCSE and CGE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of pupils of each ethnicity eligible for free school meals achieved a grade C or above in (a) history GCSE and (b)...

      History: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many secondary school teachers with a history specialism there were in each of the last five years.

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether any officials from his Department will be seconded to the New Schools Network (NSN) during the period of his Department's contract with...

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to respond to the requests made by Clifford Singer on 6 July 2010 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the release...

      Pupil Numbers: Hounslow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of primary and secondary school places required in (a) the London Borough of Hounslow and (b) Brentford and...

      Reading: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to increase the uptake of the synthetic phonics method of teaching reading in primary schools.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on school transport in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 12028, tabled on 23 July 2010, on the New Schools Network.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to respond to question 17883 on the Building Schools for the Future programme, tabled on 13 October 2010 for named day answer on 19...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aimhigher Scheme

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

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills who represents his Department on the cross-Government working group to tackle anti-Semitism; whether any changes in that...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the planned funding for broadband services in the Spending Review period will be allocated to (a)...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population who will have access to 2 megabytes broadband by the end of 2010.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of high-speed broadband to people living in rural areas; and if he will make a...

      Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what timetable he has set for the proposed superfast broadband pilots in Wales.

      Charity Research Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future of the Charity Research Support Fund.

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) debt advice organisations and (b) credit unions have been funded through the Financial Inclusion Fund in each of...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been given advice on debt and benefits through organisations funded by...

      Debts: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has undertaken of effects of levels of student debt on students' ability to obtain (a) mortgages,...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what allowances and payments in addition to salary were available to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department (a) allocated to the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme for 2010-11 and (b) plans to allocate...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to extend to all employees the right to request flexible working.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on increasing the number of providers in the higher education sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what provision he plans to make for (a) full-time and (b) part-time students of a higher education institution in circumstances...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to ensure that universities admit more students from disadvantaged backgrounds whose qualifications...

      Higher Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to carry out an equality impact assessment of the effects on women of the implementation of the recommendations...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what forecast he has made of the number of part-time students studying at universities in England in each of the next five years;...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what change he expects in the number of private providers of higher education in the next five years in the UK; and if he will...

      Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on services provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in the last 24 months.

      Money Lenders: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have been assisted by teams established to tackle illegal money lending funded by his Department in each of the...

      Money Lenders: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many convictions he estimates to have resulted from prosecutions for offences related to money lending initiated by teams...

      Money Lenders: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on teams established to tackle illegal money lending in each of the last five years; and if he...

      Money Lenders: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for future funding from his Department of (a) teams established to tackle illegal money lending, (b) debt...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his estimate is of the number of post office branches which derive more than (a) 25 per cent., (b) 35 per cent., (c) 45...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what organisations will be eligible to receive funding to support proposed investment in post offices; on what conditions; and...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the level of public subsidy required for the Post Office network beyond the 2010 Spending Review...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the funding for post offices announced by him on 27 October 2010 is additional to his Department's settlement in the 2010...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the apportionment of residual...

      Regional Development Agencies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department arising from liabilities of regional development agencies following...

      Regional Development Agencies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the savings estimated to be made from the closure of regional development agencies by 2014-15 will be...

      Royal Mail: Edgworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will discuss with Royal Mail the continued provision of services (a) in Edgworth, Rossendale and (b) other small rural...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department plans to allocate for (a) knowledge transfer, (b) national academies, (c) the Government Office...

      Science: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of expenditure channelled through regional development agencies by his Department was spent on support for...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of students who would pay all or part of their tuition fees from their own funds under...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will put in place contractual arrangements to guarantee the (a) level at which students will start paying back student...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the cost of means-testing parents of university students to determine student loan and student fee reduction...

      Technology and Innovation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what mechanisms are in place to attract private investment in the proposed technology and innovation centres; (2) from...

      UK Trade and Investment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding he plans to allocate to UK Trade and Investment in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Trade and Investment: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff were employed by UK Trade and Investment (a) in total and (b) to work on each industry sector in each of the...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Gillick ruling on abortion rates between December 1984 and October 1985; and if he will make...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating patients attending accident and emergency units in 2009-10.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future of the accident and emergency department at the (a) Whittington Hospital and (b) North Middlesex Hospital in North London.

      Acute Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) hospital trusts and (b) primary care trusts have indicated their intention to undertake an acute services review which will involve...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse has been of drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in each of the last three years.

      Ambulance Services: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when a performance review was last undertaken of the ambulance service in Bassetlaw; what reports were made on that review; who was informed of the...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment has been made of the (a) standard and (b) consistency of (i) ongoing and (ii) specialist care for rheumatoid arthritis patients.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received on the contamination of NHS blood products...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to encourage women over the age of 70 years to take part in breast cancer screening; (2) if he will review the 50 to 70 age...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date he plans to establish the Cancer Drugs Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average interval is between (a) Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections of a care home and (b) an inspection and the publication on the CQC...

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the inspection reports on care homes on the Care Quality Commission website were produced prior to November 2008.

      Care Homes: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes the Care Quality Commission regulates.

      Carers: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of voluntary organisations to support for carers; and if he will make a statement.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to bring forward proposals to establish an independent scientific committee to oversee research on myalgic encephalopathy; and if he will...

      Dementia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the inappropriate prescription of anti-psychotic drugs for dementia patients.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of dental (a) practice advisers and (b) consultants in dental public health required to commission...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any new commissioning body will continue the practice of withholding money from dental surgeries which do not accept NHS patients.

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on charging for NHS dental care at the point of delivery; and if he will make a statement.

      Depression: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of parents being treated for depression whose children are on the autistic spectrum; (2) if...

      Doctors: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to bring forward proposals to amend legislation implementing the appropriate EU directives so as to allow the administration of a...

      Doctors: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) F1, (b) F2, (c) ST1 and (d) ST3 category doctors are currently working in hospitals in (i) Devon and (ii) Cornwall.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who commenced a continuous (a) methadone and (b) buprenorphone/subutex prescription of (i) 12 to 24,...

      General Social Care Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the General Social Care Council.

      Health Services: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review effect on the capacity of local healthcare providers to...

      Health Services: Wakefield Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the standard of healthcare provided in HM Prison Wakefield to Mr David Kenyon, PC7235 BI-23, a constituent of the hon. Member for...

      Health Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on accountability of the NHS of his proposals for decision-making in local NHS services in Crawley and West Sussex.

      Healthy Schools Programme: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on the promotion of the Healthy Schools Programme in each year since its inception.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he plans to propose the introduction of pilots for hepatitis C screening, early diagnosis and treatment in his forthcoming public health...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to publish a funded hepatitis C action plan.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to (a) (i) collect and (ii) monitor data on the prevalence of hepatitis C over the next 24 months and (b)...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase the proportion of domestically produced food supplied to hospitals under contracts negotiated by NHS Supply Chain.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of hospital-acquired infection were recorded in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Mortuaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals in England with acute services have no mortuary.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to issue his Department's liver strategy.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-elective interventions were made by consultants in maternity departments in each hospital in 2009.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people with multiple sclerosis, including those not diagnosed; how much the NHS has spent on treating multiple...

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to improve care and assistance for people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy; and if he will make a statement.

      National Treatment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget for the National Treatment Agency (a) was in 2009 and (b) will be in each of the next three years.

      NHS: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS bodies have (a) subscribed to and (b) funded organisations with an objective of influencing public policy in each of the last five years; and...

      NHS: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what functions of his Department have been transferred to local authorities since May 2010; what functions he plans to transfer to local authorities in...

      NHS: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) sickness absence rate and (b) estimated cost to the NHS of sickness absence was in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many call centres based outside the UK the NHS uses.

      North West Strategic Health Authority: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the redundancy costs which will be incurred as a result of the decision to abolish (a) the North West Strategic Health...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organs were donated in each of the last 10 years.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to increase the number of people registered as organ donors; and if he will make a statement.

      Pharmaceuticals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria the National Institute for Clinical Excellence uses to determine which pharmaceuticals may be funded to treat extremely rare conditions; and...

      Primary Care Trusts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by primary care trusts (a) on 20 September 2009 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are...

      Primary Care Trusts: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial value of compensation payments was to patients for clinical malpractice in each primary care trust in each year since 2000.

      Primary Health Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of his Department's funding in real terms for primary healthcare in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Primary Health Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of his Department's capital funding for primary health care providers in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff his Department plans to (a) recruit and (b) transfer to new duties as a result of implementation of proposals for the reform of those...

      Reducing Cancer Inequality: Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress has been made on the implementation of the recommendations of his Department's report on Reducing cancer inequality: evidence,...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the National Health Service spent on treatment of sexually transmitted diseases in (a) males and (b) females under 16 years of age in each of...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely size of transfer of funds from the health care budget to fund local authority social care as a result of the 2010...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that funds transferred from health care budgets to local authority social care are spent on social care.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what correspondence he has received from (a) local authority leaders, (b) councillors with lead responsibility for social care and (c) local authority...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in local authority social care funding on the level of service provided by such authorities to...

      Streptococcus: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department has taken to inform (a) relevant health professionals and (b) pregnant women of the symptoms and prevention of group B...

      Streptococcus: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps are being taken by his Department to increase levels of compliance with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' guidelines...

      Streptococcus: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what measures he uses to ensure that high-quality information on group B streptococcus is given to all pregnant women as a routine part of their...

      Streptococcus: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to strategic health authorities on the provision of tests to pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus infection.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he made of the health outcomes in respect of each of his Department's performance indicators for emergency stroke admissions in each...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that patients admitted to hospital following a stroke are placed in a specialist stroke unit.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the availability of continuous non-invasive physiological monitoring for patients admitted to hospital following an...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to encourage the training of more stroke specialist registrars.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on improving access to specialist early stroke-supported discharge teams.

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the vaccines and anti-virals purchased in preparation for the swine flu pandemic were not used.

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) venous thromboembolism characterised by (i) deep vein thrombosis and (ii) pulmonary embolism, (b) MRSA and (c) clostridium...

      Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of treating in NHS facilities patients who have suffered a venous thromboembolism characterised...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Apprentices: Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many apprentices were in post at the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such...

    • Departmental Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what plans she has to publish equality impact assessments undertaken by the Government Equalities Office as part of the comprehensive spending review;...

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the future of the Northern Ireland Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme.

    • Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the future taxation of the aviation industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with UK banks on the size of their bonus pools for 2010-11.

      Barclays: Burma

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent reports he has received of compliance by Barclays Bank with the provisions of EU financial sanctions on Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      Beer: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission a fresh impact assessment of the operation of small breweries' relief.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) number of households in Warrington North constituency that will be affected by the proposed changes in child benefit...

      Child Benefit: Carlisle

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Carlisle constituency are in receipt of child benefit.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of households (a) in each Government Office region and (b) nationally that receive working tax credit...

      Child Trust Fund: Lewisham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of the provision of Child Trust Fund payments to the residents of Lewisham, Deptford constituency in each year since...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials his Department has appointed on a fixed-term contract since 7 May 2010.

      Disabled Persons Tax Credit: Carlisle

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Carlisle constituency are in receipt of disabled persons' tax credit.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his estimates of the savings likely to accrue as a result of placing a time limit on the contributory employment and support allowance included...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the pilot scheme of fuel duty discount for rural areas to begin; what criteria his Department used to decide which communities would be...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department: Pakistan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills the cancellation of debts owed by Pakistan to the Export Credits...

      National Insurance: Exemptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account he took of variations in levels of need in the North East when developing his proposals for national insurance exemptions for new businesses.

      Office for Budget Responsibility: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer other than the budget announced in the autumn forecast, how much funding has been provided to support the activities of the Office for Budget...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he expects to publish his response to the Office for Budget Responsibility's report on the effect of oil price fluctuations on the public...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effects of implementation of the proposals in the Comprehensive Spending Review on (a) the number of public...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his Department's regional impact assessment on the 2010 Spending Review.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Government plans to implement his proposals to (a) reduce the number of Criminal Records Bureau checks for junior doctors, (b) distribute...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the implementation costs of (a) reducing the number of Criminal Records Bureau checks for junior doctors, (b) distributing...

      Public Sector: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in the number of public sector jobs in (a) Warrington and (b) the North West in each of the next five years.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of public sector workers earning less than £21,000 per year who will receive a pay rise of at least...

      Public Sector: Richmond Park

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of public sector jobs in Richmond Park constituency of the reductions in departmental spending...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of research and development credits in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his estimate of the level of savings which will accrue from his proposed changes to the working hours requirement for the working tax credit...

  • House of Lords

    • Africa: Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide more aid to combat malaria in Africa.

    • Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to deal with anti-social behaviour.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many orders for the A400M aircraft have been received from non-consortium countries (a) in NATO, and b) not in NATO.

      Armed Forces: Military Diplomacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding for military diplomacy is provided by (a) the Ministry of Defence, and (b) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and how much was provided by each...

      Artists' Resale Right

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the transparency of the working practices of the artists' resale rights collecting societies and their use of funds retained for...

      Artists' Resale Right

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether artists' resale rights collecting societies in the United Kingdom operate differently from those in other European Union member states.

      Asylum Seekers: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take following the decision of Birmingham City Council to stop providing housing for asylum seekers.

      Asylum Seekers: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were consulted by Birmingham City Council over its decision to stop providing housing for asylum seekers.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are content with the progress being made by United Kingdom banks towards producing recovery and resolution plans, known as "Living Wills".

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom banks are currently in receipt of taxpayer support through HM Treasury's deposit guarantee scheme and the Bank of England special liquidity...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a highly concentrated retail banking sector does not pass the cost of the proposed banking levy to customers through...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in formulating the United Kingdom's bank levy, they propose to take into account retail deposits held by United Kingdom banks which are not covered by...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the maturity of puttable bank deposits and funding instruments will be determined for liquidity purposes by the final redemption date or the first date at...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require major banks to maintain significantly higher minimum capital requirements than those proposed under Basel III by the Basel Committee on...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the new levy on bank balance sheets.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland Group, that the issue of bankers' bonuses "can only be...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when negotiations with the government of Iceland regarding repayment of debt due to the United Kingdom in respect of failed Icelandic banks commenced and when they...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 28 July (WA 359), whether they will commission research on the effects of problem drug and alcohol users having...

      Buses: Dunstable Guided Busway

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the financial case for the Luton to Dunstable Guided Busway in the light of the cost overruns and time delays which have occurred on the...

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the budget of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills was spent on promoting enterprise and entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom in...

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to increase or decrease the proportion of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills annual expenditure allocated to promoting and...

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the Work for Yourself Programme, as set out in the Coalition Agreement; and how much funding the Department for Business,...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on each region of job reductions proposed in the civil service.

      Crime: Hate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that police forces routinely keep records of the religion or beliefs of defendants and victims in cases of racially or...

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the United Kingdom contribution to the European Development Fund in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the education maintenance allowance.

      English Defence League

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the threat posed to community cohesion and good race relations by the activities of the English Defence League; and whether they are...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to table commencement orders for sections 1-3, 64-80, 127-135, and 149-159 of the Equality Act 2010; how many orders they anticipate this will...

      EU: Alternative Investment Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to ensure that the European Union draft directive on alternative investment fund management does not disadvantage funds based in or...

      EU: Guidelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the introduction of financial penalties by the European Union on member states in breach of financing and competitiveness guidelines.

      EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the new trade agreement between the European Union and India.

      Finance: Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce rules limiting the ownership by any one party of a controlling equity interest in a central clearing party or swap...

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the Financial Reporting Council; and what are the implications of those plans for the proposed hosting of the UK Listing Authority.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel with regard to supplies of chlorine for water purification in Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the quartet has had with Israel regarding the state of sewage treatment plants in Gaza and the discharge of raw sewage into the Mediterranean and...

      Government Departments: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated net saving in the pay bill of the Department for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for each of the next four years if no bonuses are paid...

      Government Departments: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated net saving in the pay bill of the Northern Ireland Office for each of the next four years if no bonuses are paid and all salaries and...

      Government Departments: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the estimated net saving to the Department for Energy and Climate Change in each of the next four years if no bonuses were paid and all salaries and...

      Government Departments: Works of Art

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which works of art from the Government Art Collection are currently displayed in the offices of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ministers and senior civil...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 27 July (WA 323), how they intend to deal with bullying and drop out when they support Gypsy, Roma and...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 27 July (WA 323-4), who will be the members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Education Stakeholder...

      House of Lords: September Sitting

      To ask the Leader of the House whether the decision that the House of Lords will sit in September 2011 was taken for reasons of pressure of business or to conform with the sitting arrangements of...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much land has been allocated to affordable housing in Sefton, Merseyside.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers are available to local authorities to deal with the problem of commercial developments of new housing which have been left unfinished as a result of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 21 July (WA 220), how many statutory notices under the Taxes Management Act 1970 HM Revenue and Customs has...

      Housing: Council Houses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for council housing for life.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many creative workers have been refused entry at the United Kingdom border since tier 5 was introduced.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on United Kingdom science of the operation of a cap on non-European Union immigration.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that changes in the immigration rules do not prejudice the integrity of the immediate families of refugees, whether before or after they...

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to end the dual immigration system at the ports of Calais, Boulogne, Dunkirk and the Channel Tunnel at Coquelles.

      Independent Commission on Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether banks will be required to contribute to the funding of the Independent Commission on Banking.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to help ensure that Palestinian access to water and sanitation in the West Bank is not prejudiced while negotiations continue.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the allegation of poisoning of Palestinian olive trees by Israelis in the West Bank villages of Turmus Aya and Al-Maghayer, and...

      Local Authorities: Development Corporations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the local authorities in West Northamptonshire have the strategic management expertise to take on the role of the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation.

      Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Hanham on 13 October (WS 31), whether they will return the business rate to local authorities and consider allowing...

      Local Government: Revenue

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much tax revenue they received from all sources in each of the English regions; and in each of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

      Maternity Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs to business and public services of the proposal by the European Parliament to increase the period of maternity leave at...

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following September's United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, what plans they have to support provision of primary and secondary education in...

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of the impact of their NHS reforms on (a) the specific health needs of women, (b) the health needs of men at risk of gender specific...

      NHS: Specialised Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their methodology underpinning specialised service top-up payments; and whether they will place a copy in the Library of the House.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 19 October (WA 160) concerning the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, whether all activities of...

      Office of Fair Trading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in respect of the Office of Fair Trading's Debt Management Guidance Compliance Review.

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of research indicating reduction in bone formation at tissue and cellular level in younger male sheep farmers, Gulf War veterans, and...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have regarding the pension system for carer grandparents.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice or guidance they provide to local authorities concerning the proportionate response to the enforcement of planning legislation.

      Prisoners: Foreign Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the nationalities of the largest groups of foreign convicted prisoners in England and Wales; and of what categories of offences they were convicted.

      Prisoners: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedure will be used to select convicted prisoners with mental illness to divert to NHS facilities.

      Public Bodies: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the oral statement by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 14 October regarding public bodies (Official Report, col. 622-24), the operations of the...

      Public Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what practical steps they will take to ensure that the voluntary and social enterprise sectors can play a full role in the future delivery of public services.

      Railways: Vertical Integration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure the protection of the interests of national passenger and freight operators in respect of timetabling, capacity allocation, control of the...

      Railways: West Coast Main Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 21 October (WA 199), what derogations would be required in connection with cab crashworthiness before new...

      Railways: Worcester-London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to speed up the train services between Worcester and London.

      Schools: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, with respect to schools in England and Wales, (a) what, in descending order, were the 12 most frequently attempted GCSE subjects in each of the years since 1995;...

      Schools: Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider changing their guidance on foreign language teaching for primary schools to ensure Latin is treated in the same way as other foreign...

      Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ofsted has found widespread over-identification of children in School Action Plus; and whether media reports stating that up to 700,000 children or up to...

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the action recently taken by HMS "Montrose" against suspected Somalian pirates.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate is spent each year by the National Health Service in England and Wales on smoking-related illnesses.

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of welfare reforms announced in the emergency budget and Spending Review 2010 on multiple birth families.

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect, by income decile, reforms relating to the Department for Work and Pensions outlined in the emergency budget will have on household income in (a) cash...

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the exception of working tax credit from the benefits cap announced in the Spending Review 2010 will apply to all households that receive working tax...

      Sport: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for controlling gambling on events during the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COP 9 letters have been issued in each quarter since these letters were introduced by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Taxation: Gifts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why charitable gifts of property or quoted shares made whilst the donor is alive may be set against income tax, but the value of gifts of artworks may not.

      Taxation: Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are plans to make people's tax records publicly available, as in some other countries.

      Taxation: Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to increase the tax payable on tobacco products.

      Taxation: Unpaid Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources are being deployed to collect unpaid tax, address tax loopholes and deal with non-doms; and how much tax goes uncollected.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether foreign nationals suspected of involvement in terrorism who are given indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom are automatically entitled, after a...

      Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of local government to take on the role of Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation before it was decided to...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what approach will be taken by the UK Border Agency to protect frontline services.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of staff of the UK Border Agency are based in countries outside the United Kingdom.

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