Written answers

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to which local newspapers his Department had a subscription between October 2008 and May 2010; on what date each such subscription...

  • Scotland

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has made an assessment of the economic value of carrying out a comprehensive mapping of Scotland's fibre infrastructure.

    • Broadcasting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment in respect of the economic effects on the Scottish broadcasting sector of the Government's...

      Broadcasting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultation his Department has with (a) Scottish Television, (b) Scottish Enterprise, (c) trade unions in Scotland and (d) the broadcasting...

      Citizens Advice Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of Citizens Advice Scotland; and what matters were discussed at that meeting.

      Glasgow School of Art

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he (a) last visited and (b) next plans to visit (i) the Glasgow School of Art and (ii) the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

      Kenneth Calman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met Sir Kenneth Calman; and what was discussed at that meeting.

      Political Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what criteria he set for candidates for appointment as his political adviser; what consideration he gave to advertising this post; and what the (a)...

      Political Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) political appointments and (b) other personal appointments he has made since his appointment; and what estimate he has made of the cost...

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the likely effect on the West Lothian local authority area of the implementation of...

      Scotland Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when his Department expects to publish the Scotland Bill.

      Universities: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he (a) last visited and (b) next plans to visit (i) Edinburgh Napier university, (ii) Queen Margaret university, (iii) the University of Abertay,...

      Visits Abroad: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he (a) last visited and (b) next plans to visit Malawi.

      West Lothian Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the Commission to consider the West Lothian question; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales

    • Public Sector: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many job losses she expects there to be in the public sector in each constituency in Wales in the next five years.

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the evidential basis was for his statement at the consultation meeting on his Department's business plan on reproductive, maternal...

    • Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between the level of access to abortion and...

      Independent Commission for Aid Impact: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what role the Chief Commissioner of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact will play in (a) assessing the effectiveness of spending...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries were assessed as being conflict-affected and fragile for the purpose of the information provided in the strategic...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the African Union on the humanitarian situation in southern Sudan.

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UN on the humanitarian situation in southern Sudan.

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the EU on the humanitarian situation in southern Sudan.

      Sudan: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's long-term strategy is to support Southern Sudan's progress towards the millennium development goals.

      Zimbabwe: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Zimbabwe on attacks on farmers and agricultural workers.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals are in prison in (a) Jamaica, (b) Nigeria, (c) the Irish Republic, (d) Poland, (e) Vietnam, (f)...

    • Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations at UN level to establish a monitoring mechanism to report on human rights in Iran to the (a)...

      Israel: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of roadblocks in the west bank which have been removed by the Government of...

      Japan: Whales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Japanese counterpart on whaling; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) the US Secretary of State, (b) the French Foreign Minister, (c) the Egyptian...

      Philippines: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of assaults on nurses in the Philippines; whether he has had recent discussions with the...

      Sudan: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan on eligibility to vote in the referendum planned for January 2011.

      Turkey: British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ensure that the level of funding allocated by the British Council to projects in Turkey is maintained.

  • Prime Minister

    • Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on how many occasions he has met (a) the Chairman of Associated Newspapers, (b) the Chairman of Mirror Group Newspapers, (c) the Chairman of Express Newspapers...

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Prime Minister by (1) what mechanisms he is undertaking his review of the system for e-petitions to No. 10 Downing street; (2) what representations he has received from (a)...

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 26 October 2010, Official Report, column 495W, on Members: allowances, what steps he has taken to press for improvements in the service...

  • Justice

    • Coroner Service: Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on what occasions he has met (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department for Communities and Local Government to discuss the coroner...

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken to (a) promote and (b) enforce the Information Commissioner's code of conduct in relation to data protection in the...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Information Commissioner's code of conduct in relation to data protection.

      Google

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make an assessment of the Information Commissioner's co-ordination with his international counterparts on Google's harvesting of data as part...

      Homicide: Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) for what reasons (a) an inquest into a murder and (b) the issue of a death certificate does not take place until after the completion of criminal...

      Legal Services Commission: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance was (a) sought by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) from the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and (b) provided by the OGC to the LSC...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to increase the number of cases tried before the magistrates courts and to reduce the number of minor offences heard...

      Magistrates Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effects of the closures of magistrates courts on the number of minor offences that can be heard in those courts.

      Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2010, Official Report, column 235W, on non-molestation orders, when he expects his Department's programme of work...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2010, Official Report, columns 888-90W, on sentencing, of what offences categories those who did not receive an...

      Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2010, Official Report, column 880W, on the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007: debt collection, when he...

      Young Offenders Institutions: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of young offender institutions employ a legal services officer.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC Wales: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the BBC Trust on the launch of BBC One Wales in high definition.

    • BBC: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the reduction in expenditure planned by the BBC over the next four years...

      Cultural Heritage: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) heritage value of England's built nuclear environment and (b)...

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent from the public purse on influencing public policy...

      Digital Broadcasting: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on subtitling for the deaf on digital channels; and if he will make a statement.

      Digital Broadcasting: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) whether his Department (a) is taking and (b) plans to take steps to increase the quality of subtitling for the deaf on...

      Film: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how many films released on DVD received a classification from the British Board of Film Classification in (a) 2007,...

      Film: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to require the UK-based producers of DVDs to provide a subtitle option for all content.

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2010, Official Report, column 14W, on football club governance, (1) what progress has...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has established processes to monitor any effects of proposed reductions in its expenditure.

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the effects on local communities of co-operative sports clubs.

      Television: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on the code on television access services.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on restrictions on allotment holders selling surplus produce to local markets and shops.

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any (a) Ministers, (b) civil servants and (c) politically-appointed staff in his Department have been disciplined for...

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) empty dwelling management orders have been made and (b) empty properties have been returned to use through an...

      Fire Services: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects the Eastern Region fire control centre to be operational.

      Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department and its predecessors spent on services provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in each of the last...

      Ironbridge Gorge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress had been made on assessing the extent of land instability in the Ironbridge Gorge.

      Local Government: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to make a decision on the proposals for local sustainability strategies made by local authorities under the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from what budget the cost of holding a binding vote on local authority proposals to introduce a local supplement on business...

      Social Rented Housing: Lewisham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the planned funding for decent homes announced in the comprehensive spending review will be made available to...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the progress of his Department's review of the law affecting Travellers; and if he will make a...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on the law relating to Travellers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General what plans he has for the future of each Crown Prosecution Service office.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in each (a) magistrates and (b) Crown court in each local authority area were stopped or lost as a...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Closures

      To ask the Attorney-General which Crown Prosecution Service offices have closed in the last 12 months.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Personnel

      To ask the Attorney-General how many Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) staff there were in each local authority area in each year since 2005; and how many cases were referred to the CPS in each...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Attorney-General what the monetary value is of contracts the Law Officers' Departments have awarded to each (a) management consultancy and (b) IT company since 7 May 2010.

      Newspaper Press: Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Director of Public Prosecutions was informed that the Metropolitan Police Service held transcribed voicemail messages as part of its telephone hacking and...

      Prosecutions: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of prosecutions in each local authority area in each of the last 12 months resulted in a conviction.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she has set for the merger of Animal Health and the Veterinary Laboratories Agency; and if she will make a...

    • Animal Products: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential market for a facility to store animal products that do not comply with EU...

      Beak Trimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the membership of the Beak Trimming Action Group will be once it has been reconvened.

      Beak Trimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 8 November 2010, Official Report, columns 2-4WS, on beak trimming (laying...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to make an announcement on the outcome of the consultation on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many recommendations she received for the registration of new town and village greens in each of the last 10 years; how...

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations her Department has received on legislation relating to the registration of new town and village...

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications for the registration of town and village greens were rejected by commons registration authorities in...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on her Department's consultation on...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many press officers are employed by (a) her Department, (b) the Environment Agency, (c) Natural England and (d) each...

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent from the public purse on influencing public...

      Environment Agency: Watercourses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that the Environment Agency has adequate resources to maintain all its watercourses.

      Livestock: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live (a) horses, (b) asses, (c) mules and (d) hinnies have been (i) exported from and (ii) imported into the UK...

      Ofwat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what mechanism her Department has to assess the impartiality of Ofwat; and what the outcome was of the most recent...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many redundancies she expects there to be in each pay grade in her Department in each of the next five years; and what...

      Water Supply: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the merits of measures to encourage water-intensive industries to locate in areas less prone to water...

      Wild Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to reduce the incidence of wild horses damaging private property.

      Wildlife: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on reducing the level of wildlife trade on the internet since the last meeting of the Conference...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministerial Conference

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office spent on attendance at the Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministerial conference in June 2010; and how many...

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office spent on (a) foreign travel, (b) hotels, (c) taxi fares and (d) rail travel in each year since it was...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking to reduce the gender pay gap.

      Government Equalities Office: Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the administrative budget for the Government Equalities Office will be in each of the next five years.

  • Transport

    • A69

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to upgrade the remaining part of the A69 between Carlisle and Newcastle upon Tyne to a dual carriageway.

    • Alloy Wheels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what data his Department collects on road accidents where defective alloy wheels were a contributing factor to the cause of that accident; and if he...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to assist competing bus companies to reach co-operative agreements to provide regular services on (a) Wherstead road in Ipswich...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the likely effects on (i) bus fares and (ii) service levels of the reduction...

      Bus Services: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to amend the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 to require on-board audio and visual passenger information systems...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of changes in the level of cycling in each cycling city and town in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to bring forward proposals to increase charges at the Dartford-Thurrock crossing; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many civil servants in his Department have used the flexible benefits project to carry out cost comparison of products to date.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what allowances and payments in addition to salary were available to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in each year...

      Departmental Policy

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many interns his Department has engaged in the last 12 months; and how many were (a) unpaid, (b) remunerated with expenses only and (c) paid a...

      Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of running the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee in each of the last three years.

      Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential saving to the public purse as a result of the abolition of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.

      Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on services provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in each year since its creation.

      M18: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons a 50 mph temporary speed limit was in force on the M18 motorway on 1 November 2010; what guidance he provides to the Highways Agency...

      Mental Health

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

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he has made an assessment of the evidence compiled for his Department's 2008 MOT scheme review since his appointment; and if he will make...

      Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward legislative proposals for the regulation and enforcement of the use of on-street and off-street disabled parking bays in...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his plans are for the future of High Speed Rail 2; whether his Department's public consultation will assess (a) the route and (b) assistance for...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department issues to train operating companies on their legal obligations in respect of the provision of timetable information to the...

      Redundancy

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

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the application of legislation relating to cycle road deaths.

      Roads: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has plans for a link road between the M40 and the Heads of the Valleys road.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) effectiveness of the ASSET new generation speed cameras; whether he has plans to...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Health and Safety Executive Hidden Killer campaign in raising awareness among...

    • Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to announce the awarding of the contract to operate the giro cheque scheme.

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to provide assistance for mobility services for disabled people who are in full-time residential care homes.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many funeral payment grants have been made in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland over the last three years.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for funeral payment grants have been refused in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland over...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average amount awarded to individuals receiving the funeral payment grant was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many funeral payment grants have subsequently been recovered from the estate of the deceased by his Department in the latest period for...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of housing benefit claimants in (a) England, (b) Birmingham and (c) Birmingham, Ladywood...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of households likely to be affected by the implementation of the housing benefit proposals...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the merits of direct payment of housing benefit to private landlords.

      Housing Benefit: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Brighton, Kemptown constituency are in receipt of housing benefit; what the equivalent figure was in each of the...

      Housing Benefit: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) East Sussex and (b) Hastings and Rye constituency were in receipt of housing benefit of more than £400 a week...

      Housing Benefit: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what modelling his Department has undertaken in respect of the likely effects on the housing benefit budget of proposed increases in social rents.

      Institute for Fiscal Studies: Public Expenditure

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

      Jobcentres: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many compensation payments were made for errors by job centres in (a) Norwich, (b) England and (c) each of the smallest geographical...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the proportion of people claiming jobseeker's allowance who do not have access to a car.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account his proposed restriction on the payment of jobseekers' allowance will take of the number of job vacancies at local level.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants who have received benefit sanctions have also received hardship payments in the last 12 months.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the level of (a) median private rented sector rents and (b) local reference rents in 2020.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of private rented sector housing that will be available to housing benefit recipients in 2020.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of individuals in households in which at least one member works for at least 16 hours per week who will...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to maintain the level of pension payments made to people who currently receive payments of over £140 per week after...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria are used to determine which companies can advertise through Jobcentre Plus; and whether payment is made by private companies when...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the profit made by employment agencies in respect of the advertisement of vacancies...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to ensure that ill and disabled people are not adversely affected by the implementation of his proposed welfare reforms.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of winter fuel payments in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and what estimate he has...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2010, Official Report, column 876W, if she will introduce a requirement to record whether primates...

    • Animal Welfare: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects of the outcomes of the comprehensive spending review on (a) her Department's funding of the...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Section 4 payment cards are in use by people in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which retailers participate in the Section 4 payment card scheme, and what plans the UK Border Agency has to extend the (a) number and (b)...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much in unspent credit has been recovered from Section 4 payment cards in each month since the scheme was introduced.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the operating costs for the Section 4 payment card scheme were in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what rate calls to the automated balance check telephone line for users of the Section 4 payment card are charged.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is a multilingual option for users of the Section 4 payment card using the automated balance check telephone line.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency operates a helpline for participating retailers on the operation of the Section 4 payment card.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what emergency facilities are available for users of the Section 4 payment card whose weekly resources have been exceeded.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider the merits of increasing the weekly carry-over limit for the Section 4 payment card.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether retailers are able to credit a Section 4 payment card where a user has returned a purchased item.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the merits of extending the Section 4 payment card scheme to include charity shops.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Section 4 payment cards have been reported (a) lost or stolen or (b) used without authorisation in each month since the...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes were made to the Section 4 payment card scheme as a consequence of its trial in Scotland.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget advice is provided to individuals using Section 4 payment cards; in what language this advice is available; and if she will place...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency has received reports of restrictions which retailers have placed on the purchase of certain items by users of...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to allow the withdrawal of limited cash sums using the Section 4 payment card to enable payment for items...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the UK Border Agency will bring forward proposals to allow users of the Section 4 payment card to check card balances (a) online and (b)...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to enable individuals using Section 4 payment cards to use (a) supermarket loyalty cards and (b)...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received of adverse effects on asylum seekers of the operation of the Section 4 payment card system.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when (a) Ministers and (b) UK Border Agency officials will arrange to meet representatives of the Asylum Support Partnership to discuss the...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the decision to terminate the UK Border Agency housing contract with Glasgow City Council was taken; for what reasons the contract was...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what daily rate the UK Border Agency paid for asylum seeker accommodation with Glasgow city council.

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what daily rate the UK Border Agency will pay for asylum seeker accommodation with replacement providers following the Agency's decision to...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment the UK Border Agency has made of the costs incurred by asylum seekers in moving accommodation following the Agency's decision...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) individuals and (b) families the UK Border Agency is housing in accommodation managed by Glasgow city council.

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timescale is for moving to alternative accommodation asylum seekers housed with Glasgow city council.

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assistance the UK Border Agency plans to provide for asylum seekers with removal costs following the Agency's decision to terminate its...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions the UK Border Agency had with (a) UK Ministers, (b) the Scottish Executive and (c) the Scottish Refugee Council prior to...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any asylum seekers being re-housed from accommodation with Glasgow city council will be moved to accommodation outside (a) Glasgow...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice has been issued by the UK Border Agency to asylum seeker tenants of Glasgow city council regarding their re-housing.

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency will be contracting with any organisations to assist tenants moving from Glasgow city council accommodation.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what dates since 11 May 2010 she met (a) the Prime Minister, (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (c) the Chief Secretary to the...

      Detention Centres: Children

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

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been detained in each type of accommodation in each location in each of the last five years.

      Domestic Violence: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of (a) arrests and (b) convictions for domestic violence offences in Dartford constituency in each...

      Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effects of implementation of the proposed immigration cap on the academic and research...

      Police Custody: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2010, Official Report, columns 700-1W, on police custody: illegal immigrants, what records she holds on...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the funding allocations for each police authority for (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the number of officers in each police force area with 30 years' service or more.

      UK Border Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff were employed by the UK Border Agency in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      Visas: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to assess the merits of extending visa-free access to the UK for visitors from Taiwan.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the name is of each location in Afghanistan from which Tornados are capable of operating; and how many of these have only a single runway suitable...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the ability of Harriers to operate in Afghanistan from runways which have been rendered partially unusable.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) for how many hours (a) RAF Wainfleet, (b) RAF Donna Nook, (c) RAF Holbeach, (d) RAF West Freugh, (e) RAF Tain and (f) the Cape Wrath Range...

      Armed Forces: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of years' service is for (a) a Royal Marine commando and (b) an army infantry soldier.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of training an officer cadet in (a) the Royal Marines, (b) the Army, (c) the...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average cost to the public purse was of training to deployable status (a) a Royal Marine and (b) an infantryman in the latest period for which...

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons he reduced the number of Chinook helicopters on order from 22 to 12.

      Defence Estates: Decontamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the extent of contamination in parts of the defence estate under consideration for disposal; and what estimate...

      Defence Estates: Decontamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the level of contamination of each airfield under consideration for closure; and what estimate his Department...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the information provided by his Department to NATO on defence expenditure for the purpose of calculating UK defence expenditure as a proportion...

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for Devonport as the home of the amphibious fleet.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he made of the cost to his Department and its non-departmental public bodies of compliance with (a) domestic, (b) European and (c) other...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Joint Strike Fighters have been purchased for initial operational test and evaluation; what type they were; and what the cost of each was;...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what platforms will continue to mount a maritime search radar after the withdrawal of the Nimrod; whether such a radar is to be mounted on any other...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will urge the US Administration to remove stores of cluster bombs on US bases in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      NATO: European Naval Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to ensure data sharing between the NATO Maritime Force and the European Naval Force.

      Navy: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what records his Department keeps of collisions between Royal Navy vessels and naval vessels of other countries; on how many occasions in the last 10...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to review the role of the Royal Air Force in Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance in support of operations...

      Rosyth Dockyard: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2010, Official Report, column 957W, on Rosyth Dockyard: Radiation Exposure, by what mechanism Babcock Marine...

      Royal Navy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely effects on (a) his Department's operations at Kentigern House in Glasgow and (b) HMNB Clyde of the proposed...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have taken up a free training place for a first full level 2 qualification for those aged over 25 years in each...

    • Adult Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future level of fees for those aged over 25 years in respect of a first full level 2 course; and if he...

      AgustaWestland: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the financial assistance to AgustaWestland announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review has been approved by the...

      Animation: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether animation degrees will be classified as degrees in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics subject for the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what long-term role he plans for (a) apprenticeship training associations and (b) group training associations in respect of the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the apprenticeship training associations pilot schemes funded by the Skills Funding Agency.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people participated in an apprentice scheme funded by his Department between 2005 and 2010.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of companies (a) in each industry sector, (b) of each workforce size and (c) of each...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) restructurings and (b) insolvencies of small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's document Backing small business, what level of per annum proportional growth his Department...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding he plans to allocate for the proposed network of growth hubs, referred to in his Department's document Backing...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the inclusion of a country-by-country financial reporting standard in the Organisation for Economic...

      Consumer Focus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the workload of Citizens Advice of his decision to abolish Consumer Focus...

      Cumbria University: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will allocate funding to the university of Cumbria to enable that university to extend its programme of courses offered off...

      EU Grants and Loans

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

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding from the European Regional Development Fund he plans to allocate to the English regions in the period from 2010...

      Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of small and medium-sized enterprises run by (a) women and (b) men in England and Wales.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the funding the Green Investment Bank will attract in the next five years.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what degrees offered at universities are classified as science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.

      Higher Education Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what projects the Higher Education Innovation Fund is assisting in 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley applied for a university...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from universities on the proposed reduction in the level of public funding of universities.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what modelling his Department has undertaken for the purposes of its impact assessment of the proposed reduction in teaching grants.

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential role for private sector providers of higher education following the implementation...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make assistance available for businesses in the same sector as each of his proposed innovation centres which are not...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date he expects each of his proposed innovation centres to be (a) built and (b) in operation.

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the likely requirement for non-EU nationals to work in his proposed innovation centres.

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what plans he has for his proposed innovation centres to engage with (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c)...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for future changes to the level of the minimum wage.

      Myasthenia Gravis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department allocated for research relating to myasthenia gravis in (a) 2010-11 and (b) each of the previous...

      Myasthenia Gravis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department plans to provide for research relating to myasthenia gravis in each of the next three financial years.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of new businesses started by (a) men and (b) women in England in the last 12 months.

      News International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2010, Official Report, column 367W, on News International, whether (a) he and (b) the...

      Office for Fair Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many people were employed in the Office for Fair Access in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; (2) what funding he...

      One NorthEast: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the properties owned by One NorthEast after its closure.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of small and medium-sized enterprises with contracts to supply goods and services to...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the change in the science budget was in (a) cash and (b) real terms between 2002 and 2008.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to increase the number of business start-ups in the space sector.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding he expects his Department to provide to businesses in the space sector in each year of the Spending Review period.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will identify those regions most likely to host the predicted growth in the space industry.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the establishment of a national Earth observation service to acquire images on behalf of Government Departments.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department provides to private companies working in the space sector for testing technology in orbit.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what alterations his Department has made to the public subsidies available to private businesses involved in the space sector...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of research and development spending in the space sector in each year of the Spending Review period.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department plans to provide to support the satellite manufacturing industry in 2010-11.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the merits of providing a facility for forgivable loans for medical students after the rise in the cap on...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his proposed changes to student funding arrangements on the ability of...

      Supermarkets: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to implement the proposal in the coalition agreement to establish a grocery market ombudsman.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office

      To ask the Solicitor-General what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of the HM Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in carrying out its functions.

  • Education

    • Children In Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average time spent in care by looked-after children was in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions each Minister in his Department has met his Department's chief scientific officer since 6 May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in each local authority ward in Leicester South constituency receive education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students resident in Rotherham will no longer receive education maintenance allowance once it ends.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research on the effects of rewarding pupils for effort rather than talent.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in each London borough were eligible for free school meals on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to publish the names of the promoters of each bid to establish a free school.

      Free Schools: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to publish the names of donors to free schools; and whether such schools will be classified as public authorities for the purposes of...

      Local Safeguarding Children Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the independence from local agencies of the chair of a local safeguarding children board.

      Mental Health: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what support his Department provides for the inclusion of mental health education within the school curriculum; and if he will make a statement;...

      Public Expenditure: Greater London

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

      Public Expenditure: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much and what proportion of his Department's capital expenditure was allocated to (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the last five...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children in each local education authority area without (a) a primary and (b) a secondary school place (i)...

      Schools: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the causes of anti-Semitism in schools in each of the last three years.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local authority areas are listed by Ofsted as having been in special measures for more than a year.

      Schools: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of (a) the number of schools in Warrington North constituency which will be eligible for the pupil premium and (b) the...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to reduce the attainment gap between pupils (a) with and (b) without special educational needs.

      Safety Education: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what teaching is provided to children on the (a) safe use of and (b) risks associated with fireworks.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2010, Official Report,...

    • Members and Members' Staff: National Insurance Contributions

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

      Members: National Insurance Contributions

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

      Members: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, in respect of how many (a) hon. Members and (b) staff of hon....

      Members: Security

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

      Trade Unions

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

      Travel

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

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Housing

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission on how many nights the accommodation in (a) 2 Parliament Street, (b) 3 Parliament Street, (c) 2a Canon...

    • Meat: Slaughter

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission whether any (a) beef, (b) lamb and (c) chicken served in House of Commons catering outlets was...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health on 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 900, when the...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2010, Official Report, columns 626-27W, on abortion, whether his Department's guidance on parental involvement...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the merits of a National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Quality Standard in respect of autism.

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department's forthcoming statutory guidance on, Implementing Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives will require local authorities to record the...

      Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he made of the number of babies born with Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent from the public purse on influencing public policy through (a)...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken in preparation for the EPSCO meeting on 6 and 7 December 2010 to ensure that the UK retains its right to additional voluntary...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable he has set for the implementation of his proposals for GP commissioning.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GPs will be responsible for commissioning (a) hepatitis (i) B and (ii) C and (b) other specialist services; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has plans to produce a new edition of the Specialised Services National Definitions Set; whether the NHS Commissioning Board plans...

      Hepatitis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to publish a funded hepatitis action plan in a similar format to that used in Scotland.

      Lambert Eaton Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS (a) in total and (b) per patient of the substitution of Firdapse(r) for 3,4 diaminopyridine for the...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients with malnutrition were (a) admitted to and (b) discharged from each hospital in England in each of the last three years for which...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 775W, on mental health services, when he expects to publish his (a) mental health...

      Myasthenia Gravis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he last met the Myasthenia Gravis Association; and what the agenda was of that meeting; (2) whether he plans to take steps to raise the level...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2010, Official Report, column 649W, on North West Strategic Health Authority: redundancy, when he expects to publish...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the supply of (a) unlicensed and (b) patented drugs which hold a marking authorisation.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the likely effects on discharges from the NHS of...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to monitor (a) waiting times in the NHS and (b) the accountability of NHS bodies for timely access to consultation and...

      Physiology: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the statutory regulation of clinical physiologists; and whether he has undertaken an impact assessment of such regulation.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms he plans to establish to ensure that groups of GPs meet their financial commitments following the abolition of primary care trusts.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his timescale is for the abolition of primary care trusts.

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to take steps to ensure that GP consortia include pharmacists in their decision-making process in respect of the delivery of primary care.

      Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) national and (b) local agreements there are in relation to the radiation dose uptake limitation system adopted by each ambulance service when...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what mechanism the additional funding for adult social care announced in the comprehensive spending review will be allocated to local authorities.

      Varicose Veins: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients in each strategic health authority area were treated for varicose veins by (a) vein stripping open surgery, (b) endovenous laser...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • BBC

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent meetings he has had with the Director-General of the BBC; and whether the matter of pensions was discussed at those meetings.

    • Rosyth Dockyard

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) politically-appointed advisers, (b) civil servants and (c) press officers accompanied him and the Secretary of State for Scotland on the visit to...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the evidential basis is for his Department's estimate of potential losses arising from compensation claims relating to prisoner voting rights.

  • Treasury

    • Government Borrowing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the relationship between changes in market interest rates and levels of...

    • Comprehensive Spending Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the likely effects on HM Revenue and Customs' tax enquiry services for the public of the outcome of the comprehensive...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households with earnings between £12,000 and £30,000 per year whose working tax credit payments will be...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average reduction in working tax credits for households on incomes between £12,000 and £30,000 per annum...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households which will be eligible for child benefit following implementation of the proposals contained in the...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households that will be eligible for child benefit once the proposals made in the spending review have been...

      Redundancy and Retraining Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of redundancy and retraining requirements arising from implementation of proposals contained in the...

      Staff Bonuses: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to encourage banks to reduce the amounts they award in staff bonuses.

      Crown Currency Exchange

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the liability for unpaid taxes arising from the entry into administration of the Crown Currency Exchange Ltd.

      Crown Currency Exchange

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will investigate the activities of the Crown Currency Exchange; and if he will bring forward proposals to increase the effectiveness of regulation in...

      Crown Currency Exchange

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he received from the Financial Services Authority on the (a) entry into administration and (b) outstanding liabilities of Crown Currency...

      Government Departments: Waste

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the commitments made by Government departments to reduce their expenditure through waste reduction are met.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the relationship between university enrolment and economic productivity.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the implementation of the proposals of the comprehensive spending review on the capacity of...

    • Civil Service Live Conference

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) quantity and (b) cost of (i) alcohol and (ii) non-alcoholic beverages consumed at Civil Service Live in...

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent from the public purse on influencing public policy through (a) employing...

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which of his Department's non-departmental public bodies have undertaken activities to influence public policy for which they engaged (a) public...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to reduce the costs of Ministerial offices; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department provides on the cost criteria for the tendering of government contracts.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many contracts have been identified as not delivering value for money since the announcement that his Department will collate monthly data on the...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Office of Government Commerce plans to take to ensure that public authorities undertaking major tendering activities have taken into...

      Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on services provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in each of the last 10 years.

      Legal Services Commission: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many complaints have been made to the Office of Government Commerce on the tendering activities of the Legal Services Commission in 2010; and under...

      Ministers: Conduct

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office to which hon. Members the provisions of the Ministerial Code of Conduct apply.

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which hon. Members have been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretaries.

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Anne Milton, on 2 November (Official Report, col. 899-901), which are the two...

    • Afghanistan: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of participation of women in the recent election in Afghanistan.

      Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to hold a full review of airport baggage security.

      Alcohol: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional support they will give to the leisure security industry to tackle under-age drinking.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional expenditure will be needed to maintain Tornado in service to the end of its planned service life.

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct studies on the impact on families of repeated operational deployment of the Armed Forces.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the differential impact on the mental health of Royal Marines and Army personnel resulting from different harmony guidelines in...

      Armed Forces: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Help for Heroes has contributed to capital equipment and facilities at Headley Court and elsewhere; how much matched funding the Government have...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many higher-rate taxpayers are eligible for child benefit.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of plans to stop child benefit payments to families with at least one higher-rate taxpayer on families with only one...

      Children: Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the time between a child being taken into care and adopted.

      Children: Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to facilitate interracial adoptions.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local councils or their representative organisations about the Local Government Group's document Local Government Offer on...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what current use they are making of (a) empirical model, and (b) physical model, formats for future climate change projections.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure the security, basic health and economic, social and psychological rehabilitation of women who have been subjected to violence...

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all the recommendations of the Lamb inquiry into special educational needs and parental confidence have been implemented.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 13 October 2010 (WA 72) regarding incidents at centre 0102, how many other instances there have been in which...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the public sector in general, and local government in particular, of the decision to retain the estimated £1...

      Energy: Green Deal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the role of local government in the proposed green deal; and what discussions they have had with councils or their representative organisations on the...

      Energy: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce a final decision on the location of the next generation of nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom.

      Energy: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the spent fuel from the next generation of nuclear reactors would be capable of being re-processed, should the need arise, notwithstanding the presumption...

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the postponement of the Severn Barrier project, they intend to promote alternative renewable energy sources.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the load factor for fully commissioned offshore wind turbines for the past 12 months.

      EU: Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to secure clearer and more detailed scrutiny of potential conflicts of interest for the jobs and activities taken by former European Union...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Services Authority has had to investigate any incidents in which there was prima facie evidence to suggest that a high frequency trader or...

      Food: Aspartame

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Food Standards Agency study into consumer concerns regarding aspartame will be completed; whether the number of people requested for the study have been...

      Foreign Heads of State: UK Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether foreign Heads of State purchasing private property in the United Kingdom are required to inform Her Majesty's Government.

      G20

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the forthcoming G20 summit in South Korea.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they are making to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza; and whether this amount is likely to increase in light of the agency's...

      Gilts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Spending Review 2010, what is the spread differential between the yield on 10-year gilts and 10-year US Dollar Treasuries on 11 May and 1 November 2010.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff have been employed on temporary or short-term contracts since 12 May to support the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; what are the...

      Health: Health Visitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many extra health visitors will be recruited by each primary care trust in Greater Manchester; and how much additional money will be made available to each...

      Health: Incontinence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the expenditure of primary care trusts in England and Wales on paediatric continence services in the financial years 2009-10 and 2010-11 to date; and...

      Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Health has appointed individuals to promote better standards of healthcare in specific areas; and, if so, how many; and with...

      Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of former Armed Forces personnel who became rough sleepers within five years of leaving the Armed Forces; and how...

      House of Lords: September Sitting

      To ask the Leader of the House, further to his Written Answer on 1 November (WA 354) on September sittings of the House in 2011, whether he will re-examine the decision with a view to revising...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average income of households in social housing in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester.

      Immigration: Yarl's Wood

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Ms Theresa Diedericks, a pregnant woman held at Yarl's Wood Immigration removal centre, was allowed to visit a hospital only after two court orders had been...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of India with regard to the circumstances which permit the banning of Dalits from the use of certain public...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of India with regard to allegations that ritual slavery is involved in the Devadasi system in temples.

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total aid given to help the Dalits of India in 2010 and what is the projected aid for each of the years 2011 and 2012.

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to help small companies deal with insolvency and restructuring.

      International Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the introduction of voucher schemes as part of international development efforts.

      Manufacturing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the growth of the manufacturing sector.

      Monetary Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England was first tasked with achieving an annual inflation target; by how much prices have risen in...

      Morocco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Morocco concerning access to supplies and communications at the Sahrawi protest camp.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-European Economic Area employees sent to work in the United Kingdom temporarily by an overseas employer have been admitted to the United Kingdom in...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the number of employees in the Northern Ireland Office.

      Northern Ireland: Dissidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £100,000 discovered by police in a house in Lurgan in May, as reported in the latest report of the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) and...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what applications have they received in the last five years from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for permission to receive funding from outside...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the chief executive of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has been made redundant or has resigned; and, if made redundant, what compensation and...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the bonus payments awarded to staff of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in 2008-09, and what are those proposed for 2009-10.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish any correspondence they have had with Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, and Rosslyn Noonan, chair...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to change the structure and working of the Human Rights Commission in Northern Ireland.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to the leisure security industry to ensure that stewards are trained ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the decisions made by the UK Border Agency in cases of persons alleged to have been trafficked.

      Railways: Railcards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why citizens of the European Union are eligible for a National Rail senior railcard. To ask Her Majesty's Government why non European Union citizens are eligible...

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Sassoon on 20 October (Official Report, col. 831), whether the proposed £20 billion a year savings to be achieved by 2014 by...

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how, in light of the Spending Review 2010, areas and people more deprived than others will be protected through the revenue support allocation.

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many units of new social housing were completed in each of the years covered by Spending Review 2007; and how many they intend will be completed in each of the...

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the number of private sector jobs that will be lost due to the Spending Review 2010.

      SPIRE System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from (a) technology companies, and (b) small and medium-sized enterprises, about the usability and utility of the SPIRE...

      Videos: Hatred and Anger Incitement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ban online videos that incite hatred and anger.

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