Written answers

Thursday, 4 November 2010

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office spent on hospitality for events hosted by each of its Ministers in (a) September and (b) October 2010.

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether the Government Equalities Office has established processes to monitor any effects of proposed reductions in its expenditure.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much funding to meet staff redundancy costs was identified in the settlement letter for the Government Equalities Office in respect of the...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff of the Government Equalities Office have been offered enhanced early retirement packages in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate the Government Equalities Office has made of its expenditure on travel undertaken by (a) her and (b) each other Minister in the Office...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas companies designated as breeding and supply establishments to supply non-human primates to the UK for the purposes of...

    • Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if her Department will consider implementing a ban on the import of (a) all primates for the purposes of scientific research, (b) the...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many and (b) what species of non-human primates imported for the purposes of scientific research were categorised as (i)...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on the importation to the UK for the purposes of scientific research of (a) the offspring of wild-caught...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government has opted in to (a) the EU Directive establishing the conditions of entry and residence of third country nationals...

      EU Blue Card: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the merits of implementing the EU Blue Card scheme for engineers and IT technicians.

      Foreign Nationals: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to remove from the UK foreign prisoners held in the prison estate under immigration powers after completion of their...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the title is of the official in her Department who has lead responsibility for human trafficking policy.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the saving to the Exchequer arising from her decision not to introduce compulsory identity cards in each of the...

      Immigration Controls: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Office for Budget Responsibility on the effect on economic growth of a permanent cap on the number of...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to accelerate the decision-making process for immigrants being held in detention centres.

      Immigration: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the future consideration of immigration applications from students and others who have been affected by the recent...

      Immigration: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the likely effects of the proposed immigration cap on (i) academic,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letters of 4 August and 29 September 2010 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay, on a constituent,...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department took to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2010; and what guidance her Department provided to other Government departments on...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress she has made on reviewing the effectiveness of the vetting and barring scheme as a means of protecting children and...

      Visas: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Pakistani citizens were refused visas (a) by her Department's Abu Dhabi office in the 12 months since the opening of that office...

  • Health

    • Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on his Department's review of the implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guidance on...

    • Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which residential care homes have been subject to enforced closure by the Care Quality Commission since the Commission was established.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the role of community hospitals in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to review his Department's document Best Practice HTM 01-05 on dental surgeries; and whether he has made a recent assessment of the...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on overseas visits for senior officials in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of people under the age of (a) 18 and (b) 16 years who are in abstinence-based rehabilitative treatment;...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the outcome of his Department's randomised injectable opiate treatment trials.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients were placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway in each year since 2004; and what proportion of such patients died in each such year;...

      Meat Hygiene Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of reviewing the (a) responsibilities and (b) efficiency of the Meat Hygiene Service following its transfer to...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of graduates of medical schools in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 emigrated in the year following completion of their degree.

      Soft Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made on the effect of high energy drinks on the health of (a) young children and (b) others; and if he will make a...

      Streptococcus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made for benchmarking purposes of best practice in the treatment of group B streptococcal infections in other EU member...

  • Justice

    • Courts: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to review the provision of court services in Warrington.

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has established processes to monitor any effects of proposed reductions in its expenditure.

      Family Courts: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people serving a custodial sentence could not be identified in the media because of an injunction by the Family Court in the latest period for...

      Legal Services Commission: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the proposals of the Legal Services Commission to cap the fees payable to independent social workers appearing as...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the (a) cost to the public purse of receivers and (b) amount recovered through confiscation orders brought about by...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2010, Official Report, columns 41-43W, on sentencing, for what categories of offence those with 15 or more...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Education Service

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2010, Official Report, columns 176-7W, on the Parliamentary Education...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to take steps to ensure the take-up of the Green Deal in respect of service family accommodation.

    • Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make an assessment of the merits of transferring responsibility for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to the Secretary of State...

      Climate Change: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress his Department has made on the reduction of UK climate change emissions.

      Liquid Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the net length of time micro-combined heat and power technology fuelled by (a) gas and (b)...

      Liquid Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the merits of including schemes for micro-combined heat and power technology fuelled by (a) gas and...

      Nuclear Fuels: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for the Home Department an increase in the level of security provided for the transport...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has established processes to monitor any effects of proposed reductions in its expenditure.

      Wind and Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average cost is of a unit of energy generated through (a) wind power and (b) nuclear power.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to assist the farming industry to become more competitive.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects on levels of financial support for farming from the public purse of the outcome...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress has been made in negotiations on reform of the common agricultural policy; and if she will make a statement.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of progress on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms are in place to ensure that her Department's decisions on regional funding allocations are based on the most...

      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 outcome of the comprehensive spending review on her Department's budget for...

      Forests: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the proposed £100 million funding to international forestry projects announced at the UN Biodiversity conference...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the likely effects of the...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the Government's programmes to increase trade and tourism between the UK and China of the 100%...

    • Thameslink: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will continue his Department's subsidy for Thameslink users who are required to use Transport for London services to reach Moorgate station.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Broadband: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on ensuring that schools have access to high speed...

    • Chinese Paper Lanterns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to regulate the sale and use of Chinese paper lanterns.

      Debt Management: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many actions the Office of Fair Trading has taken to impose requirements or refuse or revoke licenses held or applied for by...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each Minister in his Department in (a) September and (b)...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the administration of European Regional Development Funding...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2010, Official Report, column 190W, on fossil fuels: export credits guarantees, what...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what legal framework he plans to establish to govern the operations of the proposed Green Investment Bank.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the total cost to the public purse of establishing the proposed Green Investment Bank.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to make a decision on the location of the headquarters of the proposed Green Investment Bank.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanism he plans to put in place to provide for appointments to the board of the proposed Green Investment Bank.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which (a) public and (b) private bodies he expects to contribute funding to projects through the proposed Green Investment Bank.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department had with the devolved administrations prior to his announcement of proposals to establish a Green...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he commissioned advice from outside his Department when developing proposals for the Green Investment Bank.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of (a) women and (b) men are studying undergraduate courses in (i) humanities, arts and social...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the funding to be made available to local enterprise partnerships in each of the next three...

      Newton Scholarship Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future status of the Newton Scholarship Programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in which calendar year he expects the 800 and 2.6 spectrum auctions to take place.

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department allocated to each research council in each year since 2005.

      Small Businesses: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to support small and medium-sized enterprises in Maidstone and the Weald constituency.

      Students: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of students educated in Maidstone and the Weald constituency who attended university in...

      University Enterprise Capital Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future status of the University Enterprise Capital Fund; and if he will make a statement.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each of its Ministers in (a) September and (b) October 2010.

    • Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what departmental policy reviews his Department has undertaken since 6 May 2010; on what date each such review (a) was announced and (b) is expected...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate his Department has made of its expenditure on travel undertaken by (a) him and (b) each other Minister in his Department in (i)...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the likely effects on people in Scotland of the Government's proposed reductions in welfare expenditure.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Central Office of Information: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many applications the Central Office of Information received for voluntary redundancy in the last two months; (2) what consultation he has...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each of its Ministers in (a) September and (b) October 2010.

  • Wales

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on transport for unemployed people seeking work in remote rural and valley...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how much funding to meet staff redundancy costs was identified in the settlement letter for the Law Officers' Departments in respect of the Comprehensive...

    • Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General in how many prosecutions undertaken by the Crown Prosecution Service (a) a person was charged with offences related to human trafficking and (b) such charges were...

  • Treasury

    • Community Investment Tax Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to bring forward proposals to extend access to community investment tax relief; and if he will make a statement.

    • Crown Lands and Estates: Wind Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to cap payments made by the Crown Estate to the Royal Family in respect of the development of wind farms for the purposes...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his proposals to pilot a rural fuel discount scheme will include the Isle of Skye.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of (a) millionaires and (b) billionaires resident in the UK in each year since 2000; how many people were taxed on...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the extent to which each Department has achieved the annual real reduction in administration expenditure agreed...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what assumption regarding gross domestic product his forecast of deficit as a proportion of GDP contained in the comprehensive spending review is based.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methodology his Department uses to calculate its estimate of the annual sum lost through fraud in the welfare system.

      Tax Rates and Bands: South East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households with two working individuals in (a) the South East and (b) Hastings and Rye constituency have a combined income of over (i)...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the maximum monetary value of each element of the working tax credit will be if the proposals contained in both the June 2010 Budget and the 2010...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC: Commonwealth Games 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with the BBC Trust on the likely effects on his Department's contribution to the 2014...

    • British Film Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information his Department holds on the British Film Institute's programming.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what mechanisms are in place to ensure that his Department's decisions on regional funding allocations are based on the most...

      Film: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the monetary value of overseas earnings attributable to the film industry in (a) 2007, (b) 2008...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to conclude his consideration of the responses to his consultation on the Regulatory Future of Remote Gambling...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of category B2 fixed odds betting terminals were located in (a) bookmakers and (b) casinos on...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Horseracing Levy Board and (b) the bookmaking betting industry on the...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the economic and cultural effects of a reduction in the fiftieth Horserace Betting Levy.

      Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage the performance of live music.

      Radio: Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the future of local commercial radio stations after digital radio switchover.

      S4C: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of 20 October 2010, Official Report, columns...

      S4C: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 20 October 2010, Official Report, columns...

      UK Film Council: Portland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to Question 15057, if he will direct the accounting officer of his Department to examine the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary General of the United Nations on the worldwide incidence of anti-Semitism;...

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the killing of Rodolfo Maya Aricape in Colombia.

      Colombia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the killing of three children near Tame in Arauca province, Colombia on 14 October 2010.

      Colombia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of alleged collaboration between members of the Colombian Army and paramilitary organisations in...

      Colombia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will consider the merits of revising his Department's travel advice to advise against travel to the provinces of Arauca...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his overseas counterparts on steps to prevent human trafficking across international borders.

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will revoke the Order in Council of 2004, which overturned the High Court judgment of 3 November 2000, in respect of the...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of sustainability of Hamas control in Gaza.

      Turkmenistan: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ensure that the EU Partnership and Co-operation Agreement with Turkmenistan is not ratified until greater protection...

      Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his assessment is of the effects of electoral violence in Uganda on the (a) humanitarian situation in Uganda and the Great...

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2010, Official Report, column 257-8W, on UN Women, whom the UK (a) nominated and (b)...

      Venezuela: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of UK-Venezuelan relations; and if he will make a statement.

      Venezuela: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) treaties and (b) co-operation agreements exist between the UK and Venezuela; when each such agreement was signed; who...

      West Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the human rights situation of the people of West Papua.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding to meet staff redundancy costs was identified in his Department's settlement letter in respect of the comprehensive...

    • Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies arising from the spending reductions proposed in the comprehensive...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of his Department have been offered enhanced early retirement packages in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's staff are on secondment to UN Women; and whether he has plans for further such secondments.

      Developing Countries: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answers of 26 October 2010, Official Report, columns 292-93W, on developing countries: politics and government, how...

      UN Women's Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial contribution the Government plans to make to UN Women in the next four years.

  • Education

    • Academies: Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether religious schools which become academies are entitled to retain selective admissions criteria.

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria were used to determine which schools rebuilding programmes in Bolton would not go ahead under the Building Schools for the Future scheme.

      Children, Schools and Families Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) prefix and (b) title is of each file on Clauses 11 to 14 of the Children, Schools and Families Bill of Session 2009-10 held by his...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the URL is of each website managed by (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the nature was of the grant awarded under the terms of the contract between his Department and (a) the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on overseas visits for senior officials in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what account will be taken of the evidence gathered as part of the previous Government's consultation on education funding in (a) the consultation on...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he made of the merits of allocating responsibility for the provision of advice to groups wishing to establish free schools to...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to encourage the teaching of modern languages.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the recommendations relating to his Department of the report by the Government Office for Science, Foresight on Mental...

      Primary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department provides funds to primary schools in (a) deprived communities and (b) other areas to promote engagement with universities.

      Schools: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any schools in Wolverhampton South West constituency have applied to become an academy.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made in establishing an advisory group on the effect of the Academies Act 2010 on funding provision for children with...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) monitoring and (b) assessment his Department has undertaken of the effect of (i) existing and (ii) new academies on education services for...

      Teachers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to raise the standard of science and mathematics teaching; and if he will allocate funds for the purpose of raising the standard of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to create a new form of National Insurance credit to assist stay-at-home parents who would have otherwise...

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely effects of an increase in non-dependent deductions on the number of new households formed; and if he...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what impact assessment his Department prepared prior to the decision to transfer direct control of council tax benefit to local authorities.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he had with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities prior to his decision to transfer direct control of council tax...

      Council Tax: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow and (b) Tower Hamlets were in receipt of council tax benefit on the latest date for...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on those who live in residential care homes of his proposals to remove the mobility component of...

      Disability Living Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has paid in bonus or incentive payments to each company in delivering medical assessments for disability living...

      Disability Living Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many assessments for disability living allowance ATOS Healthcare carried out in the last 12 months; how many such assessments were appealed...

      Employment: Questionnaires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on Government policy on the use of pre-employment health questionnaires.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people will be affected by the removal of the one-bed rate for 25 to 35-year-olds in each (a) region, (b) local authority...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects on the local economy of reductions in entitlement to housing benefit in each of the next four years;...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely level of availability of (a) two, (b) three and (c) four bedroom properties to local housing...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of tenants in the privately rented sector who receive housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department's impact assessment of changes to local housing allowance included in its analysis properties used by local authorities...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of private rentals in each broad market rental area which are in receipt of local housing...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of claimants of local housing allowance whose monthly allowance does not cover the cost of rental...

      Housing Benefit: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will exempt those recipients of housing benefit who are in employment from the proposed change in entitlement from the 50th percentile to...

      Housing Benefit: Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of housing benefit recipients who have also been receiving jobseeker's allowance for over (a)...

      Housing Benefit: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in each ward in Oxford West and Abingdon constituency were in receipt of housing benefit of more than £400 per week in...

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in the private rented sector were in receipt of housing benefit or local housing allowance in each local authority area in...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons claimants of Support for Mortgage Interest were given fewer than six days notice before the implementation of the reduction in...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress his Department has made in negotiations with mortgage lenders on averaging out mortgage rates under the Support for...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions at what rate he intends to increase the thresholds for the guaranteed credit and savings credit elements of pension credit after April 2011;...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of spending on (a) the basic state pension, (b) the savings credit and (c) guarantee...

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many married women eligible to claim a state pension on the basis of their husband's contributions did so in each year prior to March 2008...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with (a) management and (b) employees of Remploy; what plans he has for the future of Remploy; and if he...

      Sky Lanterns: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations his Department has received on the safety instructions on sky lanterns.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls the National Benefit Fraud Hotline received in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those calls were referred to...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of appeals proceedings against medical assessment decisions relating to...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department sought legal advice on its decision not to reappoint Ms Jenny Watson to the board of the Audit...

    • Council Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assumptions his Department has made on the rates of construction of new council dwellings in developing its proposed new...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure that his Department's decisions on regional funding allocations are based on the most...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) officials of his Department on the future arrangements for...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the preparedness of local fire authorities and the readiness of contingency plans in the...

      Fire Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had meetings with public affairs companies working on behalf of West...

      Housing Benefit: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has issued concerning the status as unintentionally homeless of local housing allowance claimants who have (a)...

      Local Government Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to bring forward proposals to enable local authorities to return to the committee system of government.

      Local Government: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an estimate of the number of redundancies likely to be made by local authorities as a result of the spending...

      Local Government: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an estimate of the likely cost to local authorities of staff redundancy arising from the spending reductions...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to respond to the letter of 7 October 2010 from the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye on the Bellwin Fund.

      Opencast Mining: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review his Department's planning guidance on the distance between residential homes and open cast mining areas for...

      Overseas Visits: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will list the (a) destination, (b) cost to the public purse and (c) purpose of each overseas visit undertaken by the...

      Parish Councils: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to ensure transparency in the activities of parish councils.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues on the period within which a local authority must issue a written decision notice following...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his estimate is of the number of rooms available in the private rented sector in shared accommodation in each (a)...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of individuals in households in which at least one member works for at least 16 hours...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in social housing have registered for a transfer to smaller accommodation (a) nationally and (b) in each...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many transfers from larger to smaller properties took place within the social housing sector in the last 12 months.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the average waiting time for households in the social rented sector seeking properties with...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to reduce the funding allocated to the Supporting People budget for local authorities by the same amount in...

      Supporting People Programme: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the change in the Supporting People budget for Brighton and Hove City Council in each year of the spending...

  • Defence

    • Nuclear Missile Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will review the position set out in the December 2006 exchange of letters between the then Prime Minister and the President of the United States on...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department plans to spend on operations in Afghanistan in each of the next four years.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of each type of Royal Air Force combat aircraft are deployed in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Royal Air Force command structure is on the ground in Afghanistan.

      Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Royal Air Force fighters were scrambled from each base to intercept aircraft in the last 12 months.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his proposed modifications to aircraft carrier catapult-launch and arresting-gear operations.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the correspondence address is of each supplier of (a) equipment, (b) personnel, (c) parts and (d) assembly facilities for the aircraft carrier...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the deployability ratios for (a) the Royal Marine Commando and (b) the Army infantry are.

      Armed Forces: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason injured personnel assessed by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency are required to undergo assessment by the Department for Work and...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of each type of living accommodation are available at (a) RAF Marham and (b) RAF Lossiemouth; and what the rate of occupancy of each type is.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the 17,000 reduction in Armed Forces personnel he expects to be achieved through redundancy.

      Army: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what means he plans to reform the structure of the Army without altering the structure of infantry battalions; and if he will make a statement.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when each boat in the Astute-class submarine flotilla will enter service; what stage of production has been reached in respect of each boat which has...

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which military bases in the UK (a) form part of and (b) provide support services for the US Missile Defense System; what support for the system is...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the remaining Challenger 2 tanks will be based after 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of (a) service personnel, (b) civilian staff directly employed by his Department and (c) civilian staff...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty, Cm 7948, page 15, to which projects the £38 billion of unfunded liabilities relate.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which contracts his Department has renegotiated since May 2010; and which contracts it plans to renegotiate following the outcome of the Strategic...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel in (i) his Department and (ii) each of the armed services are employed at each rank or grade in each...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) 5,000 redundancies from the Royal Navy, (b) 7,000 redundancies from the Army, (c)...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies arising from the spending reductions proposed in the Comprehensive Spending Review in respect of...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which air-launched weapons he intends to complement the Typhoon, as referred to in Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of giving Typhoon an air-to-ground capability.

      Fleet Air Arm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to retain the fixed-wing fast-jet flying skills of the Fleet Air Arm during any period between the phasing out of Harriers...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many A400M aircraft he plans to procure.

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the effect on the capability of any new aircraft carrier of any deletion of Harrier capability

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to retrain Harrier jump jet pilots once the Harrier fleet is retired.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on his Department's decision not to purchase the short take-off and vertical landing variant...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will undertake a feasibility study of purchasing a quantity of fast-jet aircraft off-the-shelf from existing US stocks of low-cost, carrier-capable...

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fewer Tornado GR4 Force and F-35 aircraft he now plans to purchase.

      Military Aircraft: Sonar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of his Department's aircraft can deploy sonar buoys; and what the (a) ferry range and (b) combat radius of each such aircraft is.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current tasks are of the Royal Navy.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely cost to his Department of (a) decommissioning HMS Ark Royal, (b) reducing by four the number of frigates, (c)...

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely effect on the number of jobs at HMNB (a) Portsmouth and (b) Devonport of the proposed reduction in the strength...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the level of aerial anti-shipping defence of the cancellation of the Nimrod MR4A project; (2)...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the first contract to procure the Nimrod MRA4 was signed; and what initial estimate his Department made of the cost of the Nimrod MRA4 project.

      Nuclear Submarines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of repairs to HMS Vanguard as a result of its collision with Le Triomphant in February 2009.

      RAF Kinloss: Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce his decision on the future of the Mountain Rescue Service at RAF Kinloss.

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department owns the buildings and other infrastructure on the American base at RAF Menwith Hill.

      Rosyth Dockyard: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the radiation protection measures at the Rosyth Royal Dockyard since radioactive contamination was...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what forecast he has made of manning levels in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in each of the next five years; (2) how many people were employed in the...

      Sea King Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable he has set for the Westland Sea King HAR3 helicopters to be taken out of service.

      Submarines: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the lifetime costs of the Future Submarine Programme.

      Submarines: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to enter into contractual arrangements for long-lead items on the Future Submarine Programme; what estimate he has made of the total cost...

      Territorial Army: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of cost savings required of the Territorial Army in the next five years.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he was first informed that Trident would be included in the Strategic Defence and Security Review; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice from the military he received, and on what date, recommending postponing the main gate decision for the Trident successor system until 2016.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost to his Department of the UK's contribution to the Trident D5 missile life extension programme; what...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Wyre and Preston North of 22 October 2010, Official Report, column 883W, on Trident, what the three...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of alternative systems to Trident to provide the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent; and if he...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made on the design of the Future Surface Combatant; and whether the programme will incorporate modules that enable the...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where are the criteria by which they will determine that the war in Afghanistan has been won.

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether details of the training and number of apprenticeships provided will continue to be required in tenders for public sector contracts.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many A400M aircraft are now on order by each country in the procurement consortium.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries with which the United Kingdom has defence interoperability (a) currently use, or (b) have announced that they are planning to use, C17s and...

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Royal Air Force will at some point need to run a transport fleet that simultaneously uses C17s, C130s and A400Ms; and, if so, for how long. To ask Her...

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much it will cost to train (a) ground staff, and (b) aircrew, to use the A400M.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are playing any role in attempting to generate export sales of the A400M aircraft (a) to NATO countries, (b) to non-NATO countries that are members of...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Tornado GR4 aircraft in service are capable of operating in Afghanistan. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Harrier GR9 aircraft in service are...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many maintainers are required to support the eight Tornado GR4 aircraft on Operation Herrick. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many maintainers were...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why is Tornado GR4 aircraft serviceability on Operation Herrick poorer than that of Harrier GR9 aircraft on that operation.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on the Harrier GR9 force to ensure that it can meet Operation Herrick requirements and run until 2021 without any further significant...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the previous Prime Minister had in the agreement of a contract for the two aircraft carriers due to be built.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been difficulties with the 30-minute readiness state for Tornadoes in Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Defence Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the cuts to the defence services will affect the United Kingdom's ability to mount independent operations.

      Armed Forces: Mergers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation exercises they carried out before proposing to merge No. 3 Welsh Wing and No. 1 Welsh Wing of the Air Cadets; and what further consultation...

      Autism Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statutory guidance to be issued following their consultation on the Autism Act 2009 will deny assessment or services on the basis of IQ. To ask Her...

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will instruct the Green Investment Bank to lend to small and medium-sized enterprises; and what level of risk the bank will be expected to take.

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 28 October (HL2878), whether the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills keeps a record of the...

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 28 October (HL2878), what plans the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has for funding external...

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 28 October (HL2878), what arrangements the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has in place for...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which registration of dental practices with the Care Quality Commission will duplicate regulatory and advisory...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to utilise the 25 dental reference officers recently made redundant by the NHS Business Services Authority in the regulation of dental practices...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely cost to general dental practitioners of registration with the Care Quality Commission.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefit to the public of the registration of dental practices with the Care Quality Commission.

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they keep records of examples of good practice in the areas of conflict prevention, post-war rehabilitation, demilitarisation, justice and arms control in...

      Crime: Violent Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any plans are in place to reform how violent offenders are punished.

      Death Penalty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of the commitment made in 2008 to introduce end-use controls on torture and death penalty equipment, what assessment they have made of the supply of...

      Economy: Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will promote economic growth.

      Environment Agency: Collaborative Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce an accelerated process to cover the drawing up of collaborative agreements between the Environment Agency and non-commercial researchers.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where and when water fluoridation was first introduced in the United Kingdom; whether water fluoridation is continuing in that location; what is the decayed,...

      Gangmasters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will extend the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to include the construction and social care sectors.

      Haiti

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to increase aid to Haiti in light of the recent outbreak of cholera.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding for diabetes research.

      Health: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 October (WA 209), whether patients who are non-European Union nationals are required to state their nationality...

      Health: Head Lice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Health Service prescriptions were issued from January 2008 to date for the following products: (a) Full Marks Liquid, (b) Full Marks Solution,...

      Health: Head Lice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many suspected adverse reactions to NHS-prescribed head louse treatments have been recorded between 2000 and 2010.

      Higher Education: Tuition Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals to abolish the cap on university tuition fees.

      Higher Education: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to carry out an assessment of the impact on women of Lord Browne of Madingley's report on higher education; and when they plan to publish such an...

      Local Government: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage local authorities to provide personal budgets for support plans.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the past five years for which figures are available, how much funding is provided by the Department for International Development for (a) conflict...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 19 October (WA 160-1), how much they pay annually to universities and other higher education institutions to...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Trafficking has met since May 2010; and whether it has considered disappearances from local authority...

      Prisoners: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convicted prisoners with mental illnesses they plan to divert to NHS facilities. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of diverting...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have outstanding complaints about their exclusion from the right to vote in British elections.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of social conflict arising from both perceived and actual discriminatory effects of public expenditure reductions,...

      Research: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the spending cuts will affect cancer research.

      Royal Palaces: Maintenance Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the cost of repairs and improvements to the Royal Palaces; and whether they intend to meet those costs.

      Sir Philip Green

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Sir Philip Green has been given the opportunity to examine their banking arrangements and those of agencies and non-departmental public bodies and, if so,...

      Technology Innovation Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for new technology innovation centres.

      Technology Innovation Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that the proposed Technology and Innovation Centres build on the work of the technology centres established by the previous government; and...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that foreign investment in the United Kingdom is encouraged.

      UN Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial contribution to "start-up funds" will be made by the United Kingdom to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women,...

      Universities: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential use of the Waverley criteria in relation to ensuring that marketable ideas originating from research work at United...

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