Written answers

Monday, 8 November 2010

  • Scotland

    • Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the funding required from the Government to support Citizens Advice Scotland following its proposed acquisition of the...

    • Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) discussions and (b) correspondence on what dates he had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the transfer of...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities contained in the Foresight report on Mental...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his most recent estimate of the Barnett consequential for Scotland from planned changes to higher education funding in England; and if he will...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his most recent estimate of the Barnett consequential for Scotland resulting from planned changes to the further education budget in England.

      Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of higher education students in Scotland.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Early Retirement

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

    • Departmental Reviews

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the level of human trafficking into Northern Ireland.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities contained in the Foresight report on Mental...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

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

    • Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how much funding to meet staff redundancy costs was identified in her Department's settlement letter in respect of the comprehensive spending review;...

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Departmental Travel

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

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Elections: Constituencies

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what guidance the Electoral Commission issues to local government boundary reviews...

    • Elections: Referendums

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the cost to the public purse of...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on hospitality for events hosted by each Minister in those departments in (a) September and (b) October 2010.

    • Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Attorney-General what departmental policy reviews the Law Officers' Departments have undertaken since 6 May 2010; on what date each such review (a) was announced and (b) is expected...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General what estimate the Law Officers' Departments have made of expenditure on travel undertaken by (a) him and (b) each other Minister in these Departments in (i)...

      Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Crown Prosecution Service in bringing prosecutions for offences relating to human trafficking; and if he...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the international agreement on biodiversity concluded at Nagoya in October 2010.

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department holds figures on the incidence of dog-on-dog attacks.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward measures to reduce the number of dog-on-dog attacks.

      Dangerous Dogs Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timescale she has set for the continuation of her Department's public consultation on the Dangerous Dogs Act.

      Dogs: Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to ensure that measures suggested by the Advisory Council on the Welfare Issues of Dog Breeding...

      Dogs: Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that pedigree dogs are free from genetic disease and exaggerated conformations before they...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what matched funding for Rural Development Fund payments to farmers in England there has been in each of the last five years.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the level of sales of hydrofluorocarbon gases for refrigeration and air conditioning...

      Meat: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that the public is made aware of the slaughter method used for meat sold by food retailers;...

      Otters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to maintain the habitat of wild otters.

      Pets: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to sign the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.

      Radiation: RAF Odiham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what reasons have been identified for the increase in gamma radiation levels recorded by the Radioactive Incident Monitoring...

      Rural Areas: Village Halls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support her Department gives to rural communities for the maintenance and improvement of village halls and community centres.

      Seals: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Conservation of Seals Act 1970 to enhance the legal protection...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) of 19 October 2010, Official Report, column...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department plans to implement mandatory reporting of carbon emissions for UK-listed companies.

    • Departmental Reviews

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

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the production price per kWh is for each major electricity generating technology method.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has discussed with the devolved administrations his proposals for replacement of current nuclear electricity generation.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many tariffs from energy supply companies were available to consumers in each of the last six months.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals for minimum standards for energy tariffs which include a requirement for energy suppliers to (a)...

      Liquid Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with suppliers of fixed liquid petroleum gas supplies on communal contracts the provision of variations to such...

      Liquid Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will extend the price protection rules applicable to gas and electricity resellers to cover the maximum price allowed to be...

      Ofgem: National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has issued guidance to Ofgem on its duty to have regard to the purposes of national parks and areas of outstanding natural...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) financial and (b) other sanctions the EU institutions are entitled to impose on member states who do not meet the 15 per...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the cost per unit to the public purse of producing energy through (a) the Severn Barrage and (b)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of not proceeding with plans for the construction of a Severn Barrage on the...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that individual installed heat pumps are certified as meeting the required average seasonal...

      Wind Power: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely generation capacity of (a) on-shore and (b) off-shore wind energy in respect of Na h-Eileanan...

  • Defence

    • Service Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the condition of single living and service families' accommodation.

    • Service Personnel: Reductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of his proposed reductions in service personnel on the UK's military capability.

      Humanitarian Aid: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the armed forces have in supporting the provision of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the National Security Council has in ensuring closer working between his Department and other Government Departments.

      Service Personnel: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the German Government on the return of service personnel from Germany.

      Defence Technical College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has for the defence technical college at MOD St Athan.

      Compulsory Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had on compulsory redundancies from the armed forces as a result of the outcomes of the strategic defence and security review.

      Africa: Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which countries in Africa British military attachés are posted.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of the RAF bases at (a) Kinloss and (b) Lossiemouth; when he plans to make a decision on their future; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the outcomes of the Strategic Defence and Security Review on mental healthcare provision for service personnel.

      MOD St Athan: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has for the facilities already established for service training at MOD St Athan.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion of 15 June 2010, Official Report, column 351W, on nuclear weapons: (a) on what date and...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of gross domestic product (a) was allocated to his Department in funding in each year since 2000 and (b) he expects to be so allocated...

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many search and rescue missions were flown from RAF Kinross using MR2 aircraft in March 2010; and what the (a) distance and (b) duration was of...

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many search and rescue missions were flown using C130 aircraft in the last five years; what the (a) distance and (b) duration was of each such...

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions life-rafts and survival containers have been deployed during a search and rescue mission by (a) C-130 and (b) Nimrod MR2 in each...

      Trident Value For Money Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what account his Department took of (a) defence inflation, (b) unforeseen design risks and (c) changes in specification between 2010 and 2016 in...

      USA: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will direct the British Embassy in Washington to amend the remit of any renewed contract for political consultancy services with O'Brien and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Catering

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission, for what reasons the Administration Committee has published a call for specialist advisers for its inquiry...

  • Prime Minister

    • Childhood and Family Task Force

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions the Childhood and Family Task Force has met to date; and who attended each such meeting.

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Prime Minister how much was spent on hospitality for events he hosted in (a) September and (b) October 2010.

      Economic Policy: EU Action

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to ensure that any new EU Treaty does not include the UK in the new legal framework referred to in paragraph 34 of the Report of the Task...

      Human Rights: Burma

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has discussed the human rights situation in Burma with the US President.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has assessed the merits of relocating his Department's London headquarters to enable the savings made on its running costs...

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Euromapping 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department will be (i) attending and (ii) speaking at the launch of Euromapping 2010 on...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities contained in the Foresight...

      NDPBs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what procedures his Department follows to examine the audited accounts of non-governmental organisations and other organisations which...

      Palestinians: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what schemes his Department has in place to provide students from United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools in Gaza and the West...

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 22 July 2010, Official Report, columns 46-47WS, on St Helena (access), which...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects on children of the implementation of proposed changes to the budget for social...

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes were built in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in each of the last five years.

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to increase (a) the availability of and (b) access to affordable housing in rural areas.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the causes of anti-Semitism; when his Department last...

      Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to consult on whether local authorities should be able to levy fees in respect of their licensing functions...

      Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to consult on proposals to reform the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 in respect of the...

      Charity Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities have powers to regulate the (a) number and (b) location of charity shops in their areas.

      Council Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the right-to-buy receipts to be retained by the Exchequer in respect of each local authority where...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much funding to meet staff redundancy costs was identified in his Department's settlement letter in respect of the...

      EADS: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the oral evidence taken by the Communities and Local Government Committee on 13 September 2010, HC 453-i, Q109 and...

      Fibre Optic Cables: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what tax is levied on (a) BT and (b) other companies in respect of the laying of fibre optic cables.

      Fire Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in respect of how many incidents involving Chinese lanterns fire crews were called out in each of the last five years.

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish his proposed reductions in fire authority budgets in cash terms.

      Fire Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the work of Cleveland Fire Authority on local fire control arrangements.

      Fire Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department undertook a risk assessment in relation to industrial accidents when formulating its proposals for a...

      Fire Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take account of (a) emergency response times for rural fire authorities and (b) the geographic spread of...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of homes in England which had residual current devices in place in the latest period for...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made a recent estimate of the average time taken to complete a purchase on a residential property.

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable he has set for his review of the local development framework system.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from which local authorities he has received representations on the treatment by the Homes and Communities Agency of local...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to make a single announcement in respect of homelessness grant funding allocations to local authorities for all...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to sell Ordnance Survey in (a) part and (b) whole.

      Public Footpaths: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether members of the public will be able to (a) inspect and (b) copy definitive footpath maps held by local authorities...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to promote the creation of community recreational spaces; and if he will make a statement.

      Repossession Orders: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to reduce the number of home repossessions in (a) Coventry and (b) the west midlands.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) social and (b) local authority-owned homes were sold under the right-to-buy scheme in each of the last four...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average rent in cash terms that would constitute 80 per cent. of market rents in each local...

      Social Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many tenants of (a) council houses and (b) housing association properties were evicted on the grounds of rent arrears in...

      Social Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the legal costs incurred by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations for eviction...

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require local authorities to report to his Department annually on the number...

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on managing squatters in each of the last three years; what...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the cost to each local authority of provision of bed-and-breakfast accommodation for...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how much Arts Council England has spent on projects in North East Cambridgeshire constituency in each of the last three...

    • BBC: Commonwealth Games 2014

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Executive, (b) Glasgow city council and (c) Commonwealth Games Scotland...

      BBC: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the BBC Trust on the BBC's Charter obligations in respect of reporting on religious...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions his Department has had on equivalence in access to broadband services.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been offered enhanced early retirement packages in each of...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect on the revenue received from the Horserace Betting Levy of bookmakers moving all or...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the revenue received from the Horserace Betting Levy of the threshold...

      Horserace Totalisator Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he expects a proportion of the proceeds from the sale of the Tote to be used to support the horseracing industry; and...

      Music: 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 music industry in (a) 2007, (b)...

      Olympic Games 2012: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that schoolchildren in areas outside London have the opportunity fully to participate in...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies arising from the spending reductions proposed in the comprehensive...

      S4C: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to ensure that S4C retains full programming independence following the implementation of a system for...

      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...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects Rainham Mark Grammar School to be able to apply for academy status.

    • Academies: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of implementation of the Academies Act 2010 on core funding for (a) Bromley Music Trust and (b) other...

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department's proposed regulations and guidance in respect of the duty to provide breaks from caring under section 25 of the Children and...

      Contact Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress the Children and Families Task Force has made towards providing greater access rights to non-resident parents and grandparents when...

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department and its predecessors spent on newspapers, periodicals and trade profession magazines in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department's Children's Rights and Participation team has provided briefings to Ministers or officials in (a) his Department, (b) the...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what percentage of named day written parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the present Session for answer on or before 2...

      Environment Protection: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how he plans to ensure children in (a) academies, (b) free schools and (c) maintained schools have a broad and balanced education, including...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on family and friends care guidance.

      Free School Meals: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in Gateshead constituency are in receipt of free school meals in (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications to establish a free school he has received.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications to establish free schools his Department has received from groups in the West Midlands.

      Free Schools: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the adequacy of resources to be provided for disabled children in proposed free schools.

      GCSE: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) modular and (b) terminal examinations at (i) GCSE and (ii) A-level.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on home education; and if he will make a statement.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the compulsory teaching of a modern foreign language.

      Literacy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness in increasing levels of literacy and (b) long-term benefits to the economy of the Every Child a...

      Offences against Children: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what cost has been incurred by (a) Ofsted and (b) his Department on legal proceedings related to Sharon Shoesmith.

      Ofsted: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many complaints Ofsted received through its complaints procedure in the latest year for which figures are available; how many such complaints were...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals were given (i) permanent and (ii) fixed-period exclusions in...

      Schools: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications he has received to set up new schools in East Lancashire.

      Schools: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the status of Brinsworth Comprehensive School in Rotherham; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on duplication in schools of vocational training provided by further educational colleges; and if he will...

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether his Department provides guidance to schools and colleges on a minimum number of teaching hours per subject for sixth form students; (2)...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future funding of special educational needs.

      Specialist Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools his Department initially designated as specialist schools as a result of the most recent round of applications.

      Teachers: Chemistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many maintained mainstream secondary schools do not employ a teacher with a specialism in chemistry.

      Teachers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the cost to schools of the introduction of the "rarely cover" guidelines for teachers in the 2009-10 academic year.

      Teachers: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many maintained mainstream secondary schools do not employ a teacher with a specialism in history.

      Teachers: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many maintained mainstream secondary schools do not employ a teacher with a specialism in a modern foreign language.

      Teachers: Physics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many maintained mainstream secondary schools do not employ a teacher with a specialism in physics.

      Voluntary Schools: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to make a decision on the application for voluntary aided status from Ward Jackson primary school in Hartlepool constituency.

      Witten Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 15590 on sixth form colleges and the Young Person's Learning Agency, tabled on 13 September 2010 for answer on 16...

      Witten Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to answer question 19500, tabled by the hon. member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright) on 20 October 2010 for named day answer on 25 October on...

      Witten Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer questions (a) 20044, (b) 20045, (c) 20046 and (d) 20146 tabled on 25 October 2010 for named day answer on 28 October 2010.

  • Justice

    • Corporate Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Office of the Information Commissioner spent on the provision of corporate information in the last 24 months.

    • Court of Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals are subject to a Court of Protection order determining that they do not have the capacity to decide where they may live.

      Court of Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons resident in the UK and subject to (a) imprisonment or (b) orders of (i) the Court of Protection and (ii) other courts may not have...

      Courts: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were serving a custodial sentence as a result of a contempt of court in respect of each division of court that sentenced them in the...

      Cruelty Against Children: Cruelty To Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will commission research into possible links between convictions of individuals for offences involving cruelty to animals and subsequent...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Office of the Information Commissioner spent on alcohol in the last 24 months.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the address is of each property (a) leased and (b) owned by the Tribunals Service; and what the annual rental costs of those buildings were in...

      Departmental Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much the Office of the Information Commissioner has spent on external communications and marketing in each year since its inception; (2) how...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the expenditure from the public purse by the Office of the Information Commissioner on (a) attending and (b) hosting...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the annual salary of the Information Commissioner was in the latest period for which figures are available; and what (a) expenses, (b) bonus, (c)...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff are employed by the Tribunals Service; and how much was spent on salary costs in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 to...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years; (2) how much and...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many redundancies he expects there to be at the Tribunals Service as a result of the implementation of the Government's proposals for public bodies...

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been offered enhanced early retirement packages in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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) September...

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders: Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received from (a) members of the public, (b) local government councillors and (c) hon. Members and Members of the...

      Expert Evidence: Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his policy is on the inclusion of the work of independent social workers in the remit of his Department's review group on expert witnesses in...

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of the Office of the Information Commissioner participated in the visit to the headquarters of Google in July 2010; and what the technical...

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who was responsible for selecting the sample of the Google Street View payload data examined by staff of the Office of the Information Commissioner...

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many meetings (a) the Information Commissioner and (b) officials in his office held with representatives of Google in the last 24 months; and which...

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he received written advice from the Information Commissioner on Google's Street View project between January and October 2010.

      Homicide: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of extending the tariffs for individuals found guilty of murder who refuse to disclose (a) the location of a body, (b) the...

      Judges: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2010, Official Report, column 482W, on judges: appointments, whether the most recent reserve list of candidates for...

      Juries: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what impact assessment his Department has undertaken in respect of those diagnosed with mental health conditions who are disqualified from jury service...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what response he has made to the Commissioner for Victims of Crime on his proposal to increase the number of cases heard by magistrates courts; and if he...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities contained in the Foresight report on Mental Capacity...

      National Probation Service: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he allocated to the Probation Service in North Wales in 2009-10; and how much such funding he plans to allocate in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...

      Offenders: Disciplinary Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders in each prison establishment were found to be in breach of prison discipline in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Information Commissioner's Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Information Commissioner's Office.

      Parole: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people were recalled to prison from the Bridgewood House probation hostel, Northampton in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; (2) what proportion of...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cells are available for solitary confinement on the prison estate.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of training a new entrant prison officer level 2; (2) what recent...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people convicted for offences in each category were given indeterminate sentences for public protection in the latest year for which figures are...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2010, Official Report, columns 41-43W, on sentencing, what the most recent common offence was of offenders sent to...

      Prison Service: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he allocated to the Prison Service in North Wales in 2009-10; and how much such funding he plans to allocate in (a) 2010-11 and (b)...

      Prison: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prison officers and (b) other staff are engaged in delivering education in prison; and how many redundancies among such staff he expects...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on halfway houses for former prison inmates in the last three years.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the prison population in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prisoners were released having served their full sentence in prison in each year since 1997.

      Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions his Department has settled out of court a claim for compensation made by a prison inmate in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many inmates (a) nationally and (b) at HMP Maidstone have been reprimanded for offences involving the use of drugs while in prison in the last 12...

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he is taking to increase the number of prisoners who are able to undertake education in prison; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Prisoners: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will introduce means-tested charges for prisoners in England and Wales to cover the cost of their housing and food.

      Prisoners: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many inmates (a) nationally and (b) at HMP Maidstone have been reprimanded for offences involving the use of mobile telephones whilst in prison in...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what qualifications are available for prisoners to undertake; how many prisoners took part in a course to attain each type of qualification in each of...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his latest estimate is of spending from the public purse on education services for prisoners in each of the next five years.

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average calorific value was of food served to (a) male and (b) female prisoners each day in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of meeting each type of special dietary requirement in prison establishments was in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the food purchased for prisoners was wasted in each year since 1997; and what the monetary value was of the food wasted.

      Prisons: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many inmates (a) at HMP Maidstone and (b) on the prison estate have access to (i) games consoles and (ii) televisions.

      Prisons: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders in each prison establishment committed an assault on (a) another offender and (b) a prison officer in the last 12 months; and if he...

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding his Department provided to families to visit prison inmates in the last 12 months.

      Rape: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of sentence handed down to a person convicted of rape was in each of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • China: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on attracting direct...

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the release of Carmelo Agamez from prison in Colombia.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of allegations of collaboration by elements of the Colombian Army in drugs trafficking in...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of people subject to forced displacement who have been killed in Colombia in...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the number of active trade union members who were killed in Colombia in 2010.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of indigenous people killed in Colombia in 2010; what discussions he has had...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2009-10.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he made of the cost to his Department of sickness absence in each year since 1997.

      European Union: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial penalties are under consideration by the EU in relation to non-compliance by the UK with EU policies; what the...

      Gaza: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of freedom of speech and the treatment of journalists in the Gaza Strip.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Israel on the importation of building materials into Gaza.

      Tajikistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his counterpart in Tajikistan about the protection of religious freedom in that country.

      Tajikistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his counterpart in Tajikistan on levels of regulation and administrative burdens on religious...

      Turkmenistan: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Turkmenistan to enable international observers to provide medical support...

      Turkmenistan: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Turkmenistan to increase the frequency of family visits for Annakurban...

      Turkmenistan: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Turkmenistan for the release of Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khadzhiev.

      Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Ugandan government on the report of the Public Accounts Committee of the Ugandan Parliament...

      Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2010, Official Report, columns 25-6W, on Uganda: politics and government, what reports he...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the total annual gross cost to (a) the public purse and (b) the UK economy as a result of...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the total annual net cost or benefit to (a) the public purse and (b) the UK economy as a result...

  • Leader of the House

    • Early-Day Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many early-day motions were tabled in each Session since Session 1992-93.

    • Early-Day Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many hon. Members did not sign a single early- day motion in (a) Session 2009-10 and (b) Session 2010-11 to date.

      Early-Day Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many early-day motions, other than motions praying against a statutory instrument, were subsequently moved by the original sponsor on the floor of the House in...

      Early-Day Motions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many early-day motions tabled attracted (a) 200 signatures or more and (b) fewer than 10 signatures in each Session since Session 2005-06.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from (a) academics and (b) other constitutional experts on his proposals for reform of the House of Lords.

    • Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the oral answer to the right hon. Member for Tooting (Sadiq Khan) of 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 771, on prisoners right to vote, if he...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking to ensure that the Government's undertakings in respect of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women...

    • Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of the number of redundancies at the Government Equalities Office arising from the spending reductions proposed in the...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of the cost to the Government Equalities Office of staff redundancy in each of the next four years.

      Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will bring forward legislative proposals to create an offence of discrimination against those who have been physically disfigured.

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what plans she has to implement the dual discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of the cost to the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission of reviewing the...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate has she made of the cost to the public bodies affected arising from implementation of sections 2 and 3 of the draft Equality Act 2010...

      LGBT History Month

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office spent under each budget heading on the LGBT History Month event in February 2010.

  • Treasury

    • AgustaWestland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on financial assistance for AgustaWestland since his appointment.

    • AgustaWestland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the assistance provided to AgustaWestland proposed in the spending review is a loan or a grant.

      Crown Currency Exchange

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to assist those affected by the entry into administration of Crown Currency Exchange.

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been offered enhanced early retirement packages in each of the last three years.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from what budgets the share of the increase in the EU budget for 2011 which is attributable to the UK will be drawn.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities contained in the Foresight Report on Mental Capital...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contact (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department had with the Office for Budget Responsibility on (i) 29 June, (ii) 30 June and (iii) 1 July...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the preparation of an environmental sustainability assessment such as that contained in previous pre-Budget reports was not included in the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of the sale of (a) British Waterways, (b) the Dartford Crossing, (c) the Defence Storage and Distribution...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the future of end-year flexibility.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he expects the monetary value of end-year flexibility to be in each Department at the end of this financial year.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of job losses attributable to the comprehensive spending review measures in the (a) public and (b) private sector...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there will be Barnett consequentials for Northern Ireland as a result of the Government's proposals for the future funding of higher education.

      Redundancy: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of (a) public and (b) private sector jobs held by (i) women and (ii) men in (A) Warrington and (B) the North West...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received legal advice on the use of the consumer prices index for measuring movements in the general level of prices for the purposes of (a)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the proposed use of the consumer prices index for the indexation of (a) benefits, (b) tax credits and (c) pensions.

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he sought advice from the UK Statistics Authority prior to his decision to propose the use of the consumer prices index for the indexation of pensions.

      Taxation: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases HM Revenue and Customs have brought against landlords for non-payment of tax on rental income since 2007.

      Taxation: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many single income families with a household income of between £43,875 and £50,000 remit their taxes to an HM Revenue and Customs office...

      VAT: Private Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to review the value added tax exemption for private schools.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Livingston

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Livingston constituency are in receipt of tax credits.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to provide a substantive answer to question 21407, on AugustaWestland, tabled on 28 October 2010 for named day answer on 2 November 2010.

  • Transport

    • A1: Hatfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the refurbishment work and associated lane closures at the A1 Hatfield Tunnel to end; and what the initial scheduled date was for the...

    • Aviation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had discussions with the Minister for Regional Development in the Northern Ireland Executive on the merits of (a) devolution to the...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates since 11 May 2010 he has met representatives of the aviation industry to discuss security matters; and what items were on the agenda on...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Confederation of Passenger Transport on the likely effects on (a) bus fares and (b) service levels of the...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff directly employed by his Department have worked on cycling issues in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2010; and how many such...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) children and (b) adults have received national standards cycle training in each of the last five years.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) children and (b) adults he expects to receive national standards cycle training in (i) 2010 and (ii) each of the next four years.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost has been of (a) delivering and (b) administering national standards cycle training programmes in each of the last six years.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require drivers of motor vehicles to keep a minimum of three feet away from cyclists on the highway.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the provision of a high-speed rail link between London and Scotland.

      High Speed 2: North Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) he has had and (b) he plans to have with representatives of businesses in the West Midlands on a rail station in North...

      High Speed 2: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what modelling (a) his Department and (b) High Speed Two (i) has undertaken and (ii) plans to undertake on possible stations on the Birmingham to...

      Local Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Local Sustainable Transport Fund will be open to bids from voluntary sector organisations.

      Local Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund he estimates will be spent on (a) major public transport schemes and (b) local schemes to...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2010, Official Report, column 624W, on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, what estimate he has made of the cost...

      Motor Vehicles: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many certificates of permanent export for vehicles the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency issued in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010 to date.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he next plans to review MOT test fees; and if he will make a statement.

      National Aviation Security Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates since 11 May 2010 he has met the National Aviation Security Committee; and what items were on the agenda of each such meeting.

      Pollution: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of vehicles operated on liquid petroleum gas to meeting targets for air quality.

      Ports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to the (a) development and (b) overhaul of ports in Scotland in each year since 1997.

      Public Transport: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanisms his Department has in place to ensure that lack of financial viability of the franchisee for a public transport route does not prevent...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the environmental effects of proposed high speed...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications his Department received for compensation under the Exceptional Hardship Scheme for High Speed 2 on the most recent date for which...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether local authorities that suffer a net loss in the monetary value of their housing assets attributable to the determined route for High Speed 2...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to take a decision on the route for the High Speed 2 Rail Line.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of properties likely to be affected by his proposals for the route of the High Speed 2 rail line.

      Railways: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the terms of reference were for the report by Arup on the Heathrow link; (2) if he will publish the report by Arup on the Heathrow link in...

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the public spending required in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013 to develop the proposed HS2 high...

      Railways: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of dualling the railway line between Swindon and Kemble.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of introducing a minimum floor price for Renewable Obligation Transport Certificates.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of accidents involving cars towing trailers of the change in the regulations on competence to...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the incidence of road traffic accidents of adopting daylight saving time.

      Shipping: Isles of Scilly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) UK and (b) French aircraft were involved in the rescue of crew from the Athena fish factory ship off the Isles of Scilly; what the role of...

      Tolls: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made on the implementation of the Lorry Road User Charge Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Travel: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department last had discussions with the representatives of the rail and coach industry on levels of support for fares paid from the public purse.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Maidstone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been (a) made against and (b) breached by residents of Maidstone and the Weald constituency in...

    • Border Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects on the security of UK borders of the spending settlement for the UK Border Agency announced in...

      Crime: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number and proportion of unsolved crimes for which the investigation has been closed where there has...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure that her Department's decisions on regional funding allocations are based on the most recent available...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much funding to meet staff redundancy costs was identified in her Department's settlement letter in respect of the comprehensive...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

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

      Electronic Surveillance: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has had on the practices of TalkTalk in monitoring internet browsing activity by its customers.

      European Data Retention Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had at EU level on proposals to repeal the European Data Retention Directive.

      European Investigation Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether her Department considered alternative measures in advance of the Government's decision to opt into the draft European directive...

      European Investigation Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she gave to the Government's policy on further transfer of sovereignty or powers to the EU when determining her policy on...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of the extradition case The Government of the Republic of Serbia v. Dr Ejup Ganic concluded by the...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people extradited from the UK in the last three years who have subsequently returned to the UK.

      Human Trafficking: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the Government's contribution to negotiations on the EU human trafficking directive; and if she will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals for the UK to opt into the EU directive on human trafficking; and if she will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to tackle human trafficking into Northern Ireland; and what mechanism she has put in place to ensure the effectiveness of...

      Identity and Passport Service Interview Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will make an estimate of the (a) cost and (b) duration of travel by public transport from each of the Identity and Passport...

      Identity and Passport Service: Newport (Gwent)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of staff of the Identity and Passport Service working in the Newport passport office who could be...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) complaints and (b) appeals were upheld by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11;...

      Police Authorities of Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has considered the merits of merging South Wales and Gwent police authorities; and if she will make a statement.

      Police Authorities: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the merits of the use of private security firms by police forces.

      Police Stations: Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will estimate the average number of people who visited the enquiry office of Rugby police station in each hour of the day in...

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to safeguard the operational independence of chief constables under her proposals for elected police commissioners.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the responses to her Department's 2004 consultation in respect of directly-elected police commissioners.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms she plans to put in place to ensure the operational independence of the police following the introduction of elected police...

      Police: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many disabled people were employed by the police (a) nationally and (b) in each constabulary in the latest period for which figures are...

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from each ethnic minority group were employed by the police (a) nationally and (b) in each constabulary in the latest...

      Police: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women were employed by the police (a) nationally and (b) in each constabulary in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who will meet the costs of any referendum in cases where the police precept exceeds the prescribed limit.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely effects on future levels of police authority precepts of the police funding settlement in the 2010...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely effect on the number of (a) police officers and (b) community police support officers in Yorkshire...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether the funding formula for police authorities takes account of the number of miles of motorway in each police force area; and if...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make an estimate of the likely cost to police forces as a result of the spending reductions proposed in the comprehensive...

      Police: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) make, (b) model and (c) date of acquisition was of each helicopter acquired by police forces in England and Wales since 2000.

      Police: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff Essex police employed at management grades in each of the last three years; and what the average salary was of such staff in...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been retired under regulation A19A in (a) each of the last 20 years and (b) 2010 to date.

      Police: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will make an estimate of the number of redundancies likely to be made by police forces as a result of the spending reductions...

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers she expects to be employed in North Wales in each of the next four years.

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department allocated to the police service in North Wales in 2009-10; and how much funding she plans to allocate in (a)...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the (a) presence in the UK of and (b) use of the internet and satellite television...

      Raoul Moat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects her Department's reviews of the circumstances surrounding the death of Raoul Moat to be completed.

      Sex: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to ban sex for sale advertising.

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance her Department issues to the police on the treatment of squatters; what recent discussions she has had with the police on...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the future (a) content and (b) use of stop and account forms; and if she will make a statement.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons convicted of a terrorist offence in each of the last three years had one or more previous convictions (a) in the UK and...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer question 15709, on payments by Essex police authority, tabled by the hon. Member for Southend West on 13 September...

  • Health

    • Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people resident in England were (a) diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and (b) prescribed medication intended to slow the progress of the...

    • Ambulance Services: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the savings to the public purse in each of the next 10 years attributable to the transition of the South East Coast Ambulance...

      Ambulance Services: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made a recent assessment of progress in the South East Coast Ambulance Service's implementation of the Make Ready scheme; and if he will...

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's contracts with Atos Healthcare in the last five years.

      Balloon Dilation Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) safety and (b) viability of providing balloon dilation surgery to people diagnosed with...

      Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what clinical trial evidence his Department holds on the safety for patient use of lorazepam.

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GPs will be responsible for commissioning breast cancer services under his proposed reforms to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to increase the uptake of breast cancer screening appointments; and if he will make a statement.

      Channing Wheeler

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health between what dates Mr R Channing Wheeler was employed by his Department; what his job description was; and how much was paid to him in (a) salary, (b)...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of (a) treatment and (b) prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in each of the last three years.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to improve the (a) treatment and (b) prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effect of providing free contraceptives on the rates of sexually transmitted diseases; and if he will make...

      Darent Valley Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 762W, on winter pressures: NHS, what resources he plans to allocate to Darent Valley...

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he plans to ring-fence the salaried primary dental care services budget; (2) if he will assess the merits of ring-fencing the salaried...

      Dental Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many responses his Department received to its consultation on extending to dental practitioners the regulatory powers of the Care Quality Commission.

      Dental Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the response of the (a) British Dental Association and (b) General Dental Council to his Department's...

      Dental Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which dental organisations he has met to discuss the proposed extension to dental practitioners of the regulatory powers of the Care Quality Commission.

      Dental Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the scope of the (a) proposed regulatory powers of the Care Quality Commission in respect of dental...

      Dental Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to inform dental practitioners of the registration requirements of the Care Quality Commission.

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been offered enhanced early retirement packages in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his Department's capital expenditure per head was in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five years; (2) how much and what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of the Senior Civil Service his Department has recruited in each of the last three years; at what cost to the public purse that...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average cost to his Department of referring an employee on sick leave to (a) Atos Healthcare and (b) other healthcare...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanism his Department plans to put in place to deal with financial failure or closure of GP commissioning consortia.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the debts of primary care trusts will be written off when their functions are transferred to GP commissioning consortia.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to establish an approved list of private sector companies from which GP commissioning consortia may purchase services.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future of GP training; and whether GP practices will be able to recruit trainees direct from deaneries.

      Health Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to increase awareness of public health in deprived areas in London; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of primary care trusts required for his proposals for integrated paediatric continence services referred to...

      Health Services: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential role of third sector organisations in providing expert guidance to GP consortia and other new commissioning...

      Hereditary Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data are collected (a) centrally and (b) by local health authorities on genetic conditions causing increased morbidity and mortality in children...

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department issues guidance on the maximum distance a person should travel to reach the nearest hospital accident and emergency department.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department issues guidance on the maximum size of population a general hospital outside London should serve.

      Hospitals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with specialist children's hospitals on (a) the additional costs incurred in treating children and (b) average expenditure...

      Hospitals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines his Department issues to NHS trusts on the provision of and access to paediatric and children accident and emergency services in deprived...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many isolation beds are available in NHS wards for patients with highly infectious diseases.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities contained in the Foresight report on Mental...

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of awareness of mental health issues in young people.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the annual savings to accrue from replacing NHS Direct with NHS 111.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department plans to determine staffing levels for NHS 111; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future of NHS Direct.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates he has made of the likely changes in the NHS budget consequent on (a) an increasingly elderly population and (b) rising drug prices in...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to arrange for local co-ordination of organ donation under the proposals in the NHS White Paper; (2) what progress has...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people on (a) the transplant waiting list and (b) the NHS Organ Donor Register are from black and minority ethnic groups; what recent...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on increasing (a) the proportion of relatives who consent to organ donation by a deceased patient and (b) the number of donation...

      Our Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department has spent on marketing and communications for the organisation Our Life in the financial year 2010-11 to date; (2) whether...

      Primary Care Trusts: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has (a) taken or (b) plans to take steps to prevent primary care trusts from taking on debts prior to their abolition.

      Respiratory Diseases: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in the London borough of Bexley newly diagnosed with a respiratory disease in each of the last five years.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of each type of sexually transmitted infection were reported by (a) South East Coast Strategic Health Authority, (b) West Kent Primary...

      Smallpox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS staff are vaccinated against smallpox for the purposes of first response in the event of a smallpox outbreak or biological attack.

      Thrombolysis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase the number of NHS hospitals providing access to thrombolysis treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Daresbury Laboratory: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department plans to allocate to Daresbury Laboratory in 2011-12 to 2013-14; and if he will make a statement.

    • Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will provide funding to debt advisory organisations which have the objective of preventing home repossessions.

      Dentistry: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to page 25 of the Browne Review of Higher Education and Student Finance, if he will classify dentistry as a...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether a cut-off date has been set for drawing down European Regional Development Fund funding to the UK in the event that...

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on reducing the misuse of...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) governance mechanisms, (b) business model and (c) sources of funding he plans to put in place for the proposed Green...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Green Investment Bank will issue its own bonds.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effects of his Department's proposed reductions to the number of higher education...

      Higher Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of universities on online education for students; and if he will make a...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the age at which student loans of (a) £7,000, (b) £10,000 and (c) £12,000 will be...

      Higher Education: Watford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of young people resident in Watford who continued to higher education in each year...

      Higher Education: Watford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in Watford constituency applied to higher education institutions in the last 12 months; and what proportion of...

      Higher Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people normally resident in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands studied undergraduate courses at university...

      Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether innovation centres will be funded directly by his Department.

      Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what factors he took into account in determining the level of funding by his Department for the new innovation centres.

      Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the £200 million allocation announced by the Prime Minister for innovation centres will be drawn from the £4.6...

      Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he proposes that innovation centres attract external funding additional to the sum committed by his Department.

      Mandarin Chinese: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK-based students are studying on degree courses in Mandarin Chinese in universities in England in 2010-11; and how many...

      Overseas Students: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what routes are available for students resident in the West Bank and Gaza to study at UK universities.

      Overseas Trade: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the signing of new contracts between UK-based companies and Iranian companies.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding to meet staff redundancy costs was identified in his Department's settlement letter in respect of the...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies arising from the spending reductions proposed in the comprehensive...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of staff redundancy in each of the next four years.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to ensure that the disposal of the business and technology-related assets of regional development...

      Students: Fess and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of students likely to pay off tuition fee debts (a) partially and (b) fully within 30...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost of the Student Loans Scheme was to (a) the body handling the administration of such loans, (b) HM Revenue and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department paid for the services provided by Atos Healthcare in 2009-10.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Child Support Agency on the difference between the amount of money collected from parents and the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Child Support Agency has (a) assessed as being due and (b) collected in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of time taken to make Child Support Agency assessments; and if he will make a statement.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average annual administrative cost to local authorities of the proposal to devolve to them responsibility for...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the effects on each local authority of the proposed 10% reduction in council tax benefit.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average annual council tax benefit payment was for a (a) pensioner and (b) household including at least one person of working age in...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of the welfare budget his Department spent on (a) housing benefit and (b) the state retirement pension in each...

      Depression: Access to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department provides to enable people with depression to find work; and if he will make a statement.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of (a) men and (b) women in each parliamentary constituency in residential care who were in...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled people are claiming employment and support allowance in (a) the UK, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Walsall South constituency.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance in the Bradford area (a) have been found capable of work, (b)...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the likely effect on the level of unemployment in the North East of cancelling the proposed extension of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the proportion of the population of each (a) local authority and (b) parliamentary constituency which was in receipt of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many properties his Department estimated were in the private rental sector in each local authority area in March 2010; and what proportion...

      Housing Benefit: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many households in (a) Cheshire West and Chester and (b) City of Chester constituencies claimed housing benefit for a (i)...

      Housing Benefit: Argyll and Bute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what level of local housing allowance is payable in the Argyll and Bute Broad Rental Market Area; and what level would be payable at the 30th...

      Housing Benefit: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of partners, spouses or dependants of armed services personnel who are serving or have served in (a)...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households receiving housing benefit in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East constituency contain at least one individual who...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households receiving housing benefit in Scotland consist of at least one individual who has been in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many prosecutions the Health and Safety Executive brought against employers in cases of failure to manage high temperatures in the...

      Parliamentary and Healthcare Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many cases (a) nationally and (b) in Halesowen and Rowley Regis constituency Atos Healthcare has been referred to (i) the...

      Pensioners: Livingston

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

      Remploy: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future of Remploy Ltd in Sheffield; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of posts to be deleted in HM Revenue and Customs as a result of the implementation of proposals to...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

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

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's publication Tackling Fraud and Error in the Benefit and Tax Credits Systems, page 20, paragraph 6, on...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2010, Official Report, column 459W, on the welfare state: reform, what timetable he has set for...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households received the winter fuel allowance at each rate in each constituency in the last 12 month period for which figures are...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many winter fuel allowance payments were made to UK citizens resident in other European countries in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to answer question 18602, on local housing allowance, tabled by the hon. Member for Torbay on 18 October 2010.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when is the next break point in the contract for A400M aircraft.

    • Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any clause in their contract for the A400M aircraft that restricts their freedom to sell A400M aircraft to other countries, either inside or...

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the weight unloaded of an A400M; and what was the weight they were given when they first ordered one of those aircraft.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much higher the price of an A400M has to rise for the Government to have the right to change or cancel their current order without incurring any penalty.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the numbers of C130 and 1400Ms that will be operated by NATO member countries when the A400M is fully in service.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the Tornado GR4 force require new engines and a full capability upgrade to remain in service; and what is the total cost involved.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the cost of providing new engines for Tornadoes to get them through to their planned exit from service.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how often Storm Shadow missiles have been used in Afghanistan.

      Arts: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the contribution that the arts as part of the creative economy make to the gross national product; and what assessment has been...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 21 October (WA 202), what are the annual figures for applicants granted asylum or turned down for...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the rules relating to the handling of client monies by fund managers and bank custodians; and whether they will require clear segregation.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits to bank profitability of quantitative easing.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what adjustments HM Treasury made to the gross contribution to calculate the net tax estimated to have been received under the bank payroll tax.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the enterprise finance guarantee scheme on small and medium-size businesses.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employment and support allowance claims have been resolved by withdrawal of the claims, for the period from the introduction of the work capability...

      British Embassies: Military Attaches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many defence attachés are deployed in (a) Africa, (b) the United States, (c) Europe, (d) Asia, and (e) Australasia; what are their ranks; in which...

      Broadcasting: S4C

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, on 25 October (HC Deb, col 9), whether they will publish the...

      Disabled People: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist disabled people to find jobs.

      Disabled People: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact they forecast the proposed universal credit will have on the number of disabled people who live below the poverty line.

      Disabled People: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will set a target to reduce the number of disabled people living below the poverty line.

      Disabled People: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for disabled people living below the poverty line; and what measures they will take to tackle those underlying causes.

      Disabled People: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply of Lord Sassoon on 20 October (Official Report, col. 858), whether they expect to (a) reduce the number of disabled people living below the...

      Dunfermline Building Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they paid Nationwide to cover the liabilities of the Dunfermline Building Society not covered by the assets that Nationwide otherwise acquired; and what...

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support for pupils with special needs.

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 20 July (WA 192), what reasons they have for continuing to permit Commonwealth citizens given leave to enter the...

      Elections: Postal Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the written answer by Lord McNally on 21 October (HL2419), what action they will take to ensure that 100 per cent of personal identifiers for postal...

      Energy: Oil and Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage North Sea oil and gas exploration.

      Energy: Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many energy tariffs were available on the market for consumers in each of the past three months.

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the European Parliament's vote in favour of a 6 per cent rise in next year's European Union budget.

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will oppose the decision of the European Parliament to increase the European Union budget for 2011 by 5.9 per cent and instead propose that the budget...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the decision by the European Parliament to increase the 2011 European Union budget by 5.9 per cent will require the specific agreement of Parliament.

      EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed European Union free trade agreement with India on immigration numbers.

      European Investigation Order

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the decision to opt in to the European Investigation Order to which future amendments will be made by qualified majority voting rather than unanimity...

      G20

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what position regarding the exchange rate system and the setting of targets for current account deficits they propose to take at the G20 Summit in Seoul on 11 November.

      Government Departments: Salaries

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

      Government Departments: Salaries

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

      Government Departments: Salaries

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

      Government Office Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will assess the cost and benefits of using the Government Office Network in the regions to relocate central functions from London.

      Health: Incontinence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether continence education and training is part of the national curriculum for pre-registration training for nurses; and, if not, why not.

      House of Lords: Residential Accommodation

      To ask the Chairman of Committees which posts within the House of Lords administration entitle the holder to accommodation; on what basis that accommodation is provided; and what is the address...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of new social housing will be let at 80 per cent of the market rate.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 14 October (WS 49), whether the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders are to be maintained.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number of households likely to be affected by the cap on housing benefit in Scotland, Wales and each of the English regions other than London; and how...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the housing benefit cap on low income families.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the proposed changes to housing benefit rules will require primary legislation; which will require secondary legislation; and which can be achieved...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many residents in Brighton and Hove who have received jobseeker's allowance for 12 months or longer currently receive housing benefit; and what will be the...

      Housing: Council Houses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of council homes that are illegally occupied.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will investigate the allegations of torture and killing of Iraqis in the light of recently leaked documents.

      Local Improvement Finance Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of Local Improvement Finance Trusts in the development of new facilities in the National Health Service; and whether...

      Monetary Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they rely on the Monetary Policy Committee to run an accommodative monetary strategy to counterbalance the impact of fiscal tightening.

      NHS: Oxygen Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the name of the single home oxygen supplier in each of the strategic health authority areas; and what is the cost to the National Health Service of...

      NHS: Oxygen Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients were in receipt of NHS funded oxygen supplies at home in the latest period for which statistics are available.

      NHS: Oxygen Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the financial basis for the remuneration of suppliers of oxygen to individual NHS patients at home.

      NHS: Oxygen Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what competition exists in the awarding of contracts for the supply of oxygen to the National Health Service under the National Framework.

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to ensure that restructuring primary care trusts will add real value for patients.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what correspondence has taken place between the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission during October; and whether they will...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will start recruitment to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; who will undertake the task; and on what basis.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what are the employer contribution rates in the largest public sector pension schemes, (b) whether they have introduced or will introduce a policy of limiting...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the state pension system.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to safeguard the pensions of former employees of financial institutions if the institution is sold to a body based outside the United...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that multi-agency child safeguarding teams operate at main United Kingdom ports to identify and respond to concerns about...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities provide an independent reviewer in all cases where it is suspected or alleged that a child has been trafficked.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that unaccompanied children who have been trafficked into the United Kingdom are given support during any court proceedings by...

      Policing and Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police and crime commissioners there will be; and what areas will they represent.

      Policing and Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be eligible to elect police and crime commissioners; and when and how elections will be held.

      Policing and Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether police and crime commissioners will be paid; and what is the estimated overall cost of the posts.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to reduce "out of work" and "in work" poverty among multiple birth families.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of childcare provision for mothers of multiple birth children who wish to return to work after maternity leave.

      Prisoners: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the disproportionate number of black and minority ethnic people affected by stop and search powers and in prisons and mental...

      Private Sector: Higher Education Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to allow private sector companies to access Higher Education Funding Council for England funding for the delivery of undergraduate and...

      Regional Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a strategy for regional development.

      Research Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how research councils will be protected by HM Treasury from currency fluctuations affecting international subscriptions and obligations.

      Retail Price Index

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the retail prices index is to be used to set allowable rail ticket price rises whilst increases in pensions and benefits are limited to the consumer prices index.

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in England (a) applied for details of transfer to academy status by the end of September, and (b) formally lodged applications to become...

      Schools: Attainment Gap

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to close the attainment gap between public and private school pupils.

      Schools: Educational Psychologists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the arrangements and funds available for the support of educational psychologist training from 2011.

      Schools: Educational Psychologists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that funding is available to train and sustain the current number of educational psychologists.

      Schools: Educational Psychologists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will give to local authorities on the provision and availability of educational psychologists for children for whom they are responsible, their...

      Schools: Inspection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the financial year 2009-10, how many school inspections were carried out by (a) HM Inspectors directly employed by Ofsted, and (b) freelance staff and...

      Schools: Male Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the percentages of male teachers in (a) state primary schools, and (b) state secondary schools.

      Schools: Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the pupil premium will transfer from a school to a further education college if a pupil embarks on a 14 to 16 full-time course of study.

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils, and what proportion of the relevant age group, in (a) Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (b) other north-eastern local authorities, and (c) England, are in...

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact which the reduction in police budgets over the period of spending review 2010 will have on the provision of specialist...

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Sassoon on 20 October (Official Report, col. 831), what rate of interest they assumed when they said debt interest payments would...

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 18 October (WA 131), when they expect to report the outcome of their review into the case for developing a...

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 18 October (WA 131), whether action taken to challenge tax avoidance schemes includes the review of inheritance...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether deaths of terrorists are included in the calculation of victims of terrorism in Great Britain.

      Vehicles: Clamping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances a car clamping company may place a clamp on cars parked in an unadopted road.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many winter fuel payments were made in each of the last five years to residents of Monaco aged (a) between 60 and 80, and (b) over 80.

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