Written answers

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.

    • Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on bringing forward legislative proposals to extend the application of the Dangerous Dogs Act...

      Dogs: Electric Shock Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the merits of introducing a ban on the use of shock collars.

      Natural England: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of members of the Natural England (a) board and (b) committees has a background in farming.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors she will take into account in determining whether beak trimming of laying hens can be ended in 2016.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the findings of her Department's visit to countries that do not have beak trimming of laying hens; and if...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued in each police authority area in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

    • Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were reported to have been committed by (a) people under the age of criminal responsibility, (b) people with a mental health...

      Offensive Weapons: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences involving offensive weapons were recorded in each police authority area in each year between 2005 and 2009.

      UK Border Agency: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff she expects to be employed by the UK Border Agency in each of the four years of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2010, Official Report, column 316, on voluntary organisations, what progress she has made in reviewing the...

  • Scotland

    • Daylight Saving Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) formal and (b) informal consultation his Department has undertaken on the provisions of the Daylight Saving Bill; and if he will make a statement.

    • Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department has taken to identify those of its services that could be provided through the Post Office network.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the monetary value was of contracts between his Department and (a) Post Office Ltd and (b) Royal Mail in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) each year since 2004-05.

      Summer Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State for Scotland of 16 November 2010, Official Report, column 865, on summer time (Scotland), what...

      Summer Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State for Scotland of 16 November 2010, Official Report, column 863, on summertime (Scotland), what...

  • Transport

    • Office of Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to amend the (a) role and (b) responsibilities of the Office of Traffic Commissioners.

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many dogs were reported to have been killed or injured in a road traffic incident in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to update the 10-year Road Safety Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Aberdeenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many major transport infrastructure projects have been completed in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire local authority areas since 1980.

  • Attorney-General

    • Football: South Africa

      To ask the Attorney-General how much his Department spent on attendance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department has allocated in grants for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and how much such funding he plans to...

    • Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent from the public purse on influencing public policy...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what regulations sponsored by his Department have been revoked in the last six months; (2) what new regulations sponsored...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for written answer on a named day were answered...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for ordinary written answer (a) in Session 2009-10...

      Fire Services: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will maintain the exemption for full-time and retained duty system firefighters from the European Union Working Time...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals for alternative measures to replace regional housing grants for the purpose of supporting...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy that any funding awarded to county councils under the New Homes Bonus Scheme is spent on projects...

      Peterborough City Council: Grants and Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much Peterborough city council unitary authority received in revenue support grant in each of the last five years for...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties in (a) England, (b) Hyndburn and (c) Haslingden are let by private landlords.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the granting of planning permission for new low-level nuclear waste disposal sites.

  • Justice

    • Civil Litigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the recommendations made by the review of civil litigation costs conducted by Lord Justice Jackson.

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has guidelines on ensuring that food used for his Department's official functions is of domestic origin.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for written answer on a named day were answered substantively before or...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what average period elapsed between the issue of a community order with a condition of a domestic violence programme and the commencement of that...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders serving a prison sentence (a) are receiving and (b) have received treatment for drug addiction.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in expenditure on the Probation Service on the provision of (a) probation programmes, (b)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colombia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of journalists killed in Colombia in 2010.

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for written answer on a named day were answered...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for ordinary written answer (a) in Session 2009-10...

      EU Institutions: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to increase the effectiveness of auditing practices in EU institutions; and what recent discussions he...

      Israel: OECD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2010, Official Report, columns 494-5W, on Israel: Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

  • International Development

    • Africa: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the level of debt relief that (a) Sudan and (b) Zimbabwe will receive in each of the next four years.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects on decision-making and oversight of his Department's country programmes of co-location of...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost of employment was of (a) health and safety and (b) risk assessment...

    • Outreach Programme

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, (1) by what measures the outcomes of the Outreach programme are assessed; (2)...

      Outreach Programme

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much has been spent on the Outreach programme in each financial year since it...

      Palace of Westminster: Gas

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2010, Official Report, column 953W, on...

      Palace of Westminster: Gas

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, who is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the gas lanterns on the...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions a foreign government has refused a request from his Department to transfer or give access to (a) technology and (b) software code...

    • Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2010, Official Report, column 501W on defence: expenditure, how much funding he has allocated from his...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the projects identified in the National Audit Office's report on major projects include (a) technology and (b) software code over which his...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many of the 135 Tornados in the UK inventory have been modified for operations in Afghanistan; and what the estimated remaining in-service cost...

  • Health

    • Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will assess the merits of bringing forward proposals to put in place further transparency and accountability mechanisms in respect of...

    • Care Homes: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to increase the staff-to-patient ratio in state care homes.

      Care Homes: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to take further steps to ensure that care homes are staffed by (a) appropriately qualified and (b) adequately trained professionals.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospital bed days there were for (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) all respiratory diseases in each primary care trust...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of people in (a) Bolton and (b) England who have access to an NHS dentist.

      Dental Services: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the availability of NHS dentists in Bolton.

      Dental Services: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are in Bolton.

      Dental Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to review staffing levels in dental services; and what mechanisms he plans to put in place to ensure that adequate personnel...

      Dental Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental schools provide training for dentists in England; and how many places were offered by each dental school in each year since 2005.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what regulations sponsored by his Department have been revoked in the last six months; (2) what new regulations sponsored by his Department have...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to (a) diagnose and (b) support people with diabetes.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on (a) NHS and (b) social care for people with diabetes in 2009; and how much was spent on (i) prescription medicines,...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether baseline funding for primary care trusts will include an allocation for disabled children's services including (a) short respite breaks, (b)...

      Health Protection Agency: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many atomic veterans have been included in the Health Protection Agency's mortality study; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Treatments: Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many previously untreated patients were used in trials of the Factor VIII concentrate Hemofil T in the early 1980s.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department has issued to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on assessing drugs for patient groups of fewer...

      Stem Cells: Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent reports he has received on the use of stem cells taken from waistline fat to treat heart attacks; and if he will make a statement.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of illegal online downloads of digital media.

    • Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimates he has made of the cost to the music industry of illegal music downloading.

      Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has discussed with representatives of the music industry non-legislative solutions to help reduce...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has guidelines on ensuring that food used for his Department's official functions is of domestic origin.

      Football: South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on attendance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

      Music: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the likely monetary value to the economy of the music industry in 2015.

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of the funds allocated to S4C from the BBC licence fee will be spent in the independent production sector.

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will provide a period of six months for his Department and the BBC Trust to consider and report on the merits of the...

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the funding to be allocated to S4C will exclude the £20 million the BBC spends on in-house Welsh language...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for written answer on a named day were answered substantively before or on...

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the effects of the comprehensive spending review on funding...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what organisations he has consulted on his plans to reform adult community learning; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's budget will be for adult community learning in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15.

      Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to make a decision on the future ownership of the Ansty Business Park, Coventry, after the closure of Advantage...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department plans to repeat the exercise undertaken for its study, Apprenticeship Pay: 2007 Survey of Earnings by Sector.

      Apprentices: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average cost to an individual aged over 24 years of course fees in respect of an apprenticeship...

      Astrum: Kuwait

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to assist Astrum with its bid to supply track spares to the Kuwait fleet of Desert Warrior armoured...

      Balance of Trade: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of (a) exports to and (b) imports from each region of the UK in respect of the Republic of Ireland...

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the level of access to finance for small and medium-sized businesses.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises have received funding from the Capital for Enterprise Fund since its establishment;...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises have received funding from the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme since its...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized enterprises have received funds from the Working Capital Scheme since its establishment; and what...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department had spent on the (a) Enterprise Finance Guarantee, (b) Capital for Enterprise Fund and (c) Working...

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible spent on press cuttings...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what new regulations sponsored by his Department have been introduced through (a) primary legislation and (b) statutory...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution he expects regional growth hubs to make to economic growth in the period of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many potential inward investment deals UK Trade and Investment has negotiated since May 2010; and in respect of what...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value of inward investment attributable to the influence of UK Trade and Investment in...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of Government-supported inward investment in respect of Yorkshire was attributable to (a) UK Trade and...

      Graduates: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the average additional lifetime earnings of higher education graduates; when this figure...

      Green Investment Bank: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will put in place measures to ensure that the South West benefits from the creation of the Green Investment Bank.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the behavioural patterns of potential undergraduates in respect of making...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on skills training of his proposed changes to higher education funding; and what...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of (a) the costs of processing graduate repayments and (b) other costs to the Student...

      Higher Education: Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) particular requirements of mature students and (b) reasons for recent...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on approval of a local economic partnership for Pennine-Lancashire.

      Mature Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of individuals aged 24 years and over who will be obliged to take out loans to pay for a...

      Mature Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Sector Skills Councils on the implications for individuals aged 24 years and over of...

      Mobile Phones: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Ofcom on the cost of calling 0870 and 0845 numbers from mobile telephones.

      North East of England Development Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the functions of the North East of England Development Board are; and if he will make a statement.

      Northwest Regional Development Agency: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions his Department has had on the sale of assets owned by the North West Development Agency; and if he will...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many trade missions his Department has led to each country in each of the last five years.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the closing date is for the second tranche of applications to the Regional Growth Fund.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms will be in place to ensure fairness in respect of the funding allocated to regions from the regional growth fund.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the average tuition fees charged by state-funded universities...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Harrow West of 17 November 2010, Official Report, column 888W, on students: fees...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish an equality impact assessment of his proposal to increase the maximum level tuition fees before bringing...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what account he plans to take of recent trends in respect of the number of (a) unsuccessful applicants reapplying and (b)...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of UK Trade and Investment activity which relates to (a) exports and (b)...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses UK Trade and Investment has assisted with exports in the last 12 months.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of UK Trade and Investment's clients were small businesses in the latest period for which figures are available.

      UK Trade and Investment: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what client relationship management system is used by UK Trade and Investment; and what access other Government Departments have...

      UK Trade and Investment: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many roadshows or other presentations promoting its activities UK Trade and Investment has undertaken in Yorkshire since May 2010.

      UK Trade and Investment: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent by UK Trade and Investment in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) Yorkshire in the last five years.

      Workers' Educational Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for expenditure on (a) the Workers' Educational Association and (b) other special designated institutions;...

      Yorkshire Forward: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions his Department has had on the sale of assets owned by Yorkshire Forward.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the amount of surface or near-surface coal available in the UK; and what assessment he has made of...

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in each electoral ward in the UK received assistance in respect of each measure delivered by each energy supplier...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what provisions he plans to include in the Energy Security and Green Economy Bill to ensure that energy companies enable customers to...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the carbon footprint of heat pumps; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether loan guarantees constitute a public subsidy for the purposes of his policy on the construction of new nuclear power stations;...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment has been made of the adequacy of capacity of low-level nuclear waste disposal sites.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of energy in the UK will be supplied by wind technology by 2030.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for written answer on a named day were answered substantively before...

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Secretary of State for ordinary written answer (a) in Session 2009-10 and (b) since...

      Eames-Bradley Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will place in the Library a copy of each written representation received by his Department on the Eames-Bradley report since May 2010.

      Historical Enquiries Team: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of the funding allocated to the Historical Enquiries Team was spent on (a) staff accommodation and (b) staff transport costs,...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was allocated for (a) sign language interpreters, (b) palantypists, (c) office adjustments and (d) other support for people with...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with hearing impairment participated in the Access to Work scheme in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was allocated to the Access to Work scheme in 2010-11; and how much he plans to allocate to the scheme in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people in receipt of the mobility component of the disability living allowance (a) were moved from the higher to the lower...

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will reverse his decision to remove the mobility component of disability living allowance for adults in residential care and children in...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to increase the level of access to employment opportunities of disabled people who are able and willing to work.

      Future Jobs Fund: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the name is of each third sector organisation funded directly by his Department to implement the future jobs fund; and for how many young...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to publish each impact assessment undertaken by his Department on the effect on (a) homelessness, (b) persons...

      Housing Benefit: Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the effects of the proposed changes in the provision of housing benefit for people who have been on...

      Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on services provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in each of the last 10 years.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many part-time workers who earn £20,000 or more pro rata annually will be affected by the public sector pay freeze; and how many of...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what date he plans to determine the future of Remploy.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effect on disabled people of the proposed rise in the state pension age; what estimate he has...

      Vacancies: North West and Flintshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were advertised in jobcentres in (a) City of Chester constituency, (b) Cheshire, (c) Flintshire and (d) the North...

      Veterinary Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what regulations govern the work of veterinary surgeons in (a) pig and poultry abattoirs and (b) meat-cutting plants.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what rate of interest is charged on loans and guarantees made from the Exchequer to financial institutions in public ownership.

    • Child Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of households with a higher rate taxpayer in (a) Scotland, (b) Glasgow and (c) Glasgow East...

      Child Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 614W, on child benefit in Scotland, what the evidential basis is for his estimate that...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of child tax credit on work incentives; and if he will make a statement.

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on country-by-country reporting of company profits and tax...

      Corporation Tax: Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total corporation tax receipts attributable to the banking, finance and insurance sector in each year from 1990 to 2010;...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the monetary value was of contracts between his Department and (a) Post Office Ltd and (b) Royal Mail in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) each year since...

      Dunfermline Building Society: KPMG

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments have been made to KPMG for work as administrators for those elements of the Dunfermline Building Society business not transferred to Nationwide.

      Dunfermline Building Society: KPMG

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what instructions were given to KPMG as administrators on the sale of those elements of the Dunfermline Building Society business not transferred to Nationwide.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of economic growth for each (a) region and (b) country in the UK for each year of the comprehensive spending review...

      Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the outcomes were of his discussions with his G20 counterparts at the recent meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Gyeongju on...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what forecast in pounds sterling he has made of the UK contribution to the EU budget in the period 2007-2013 that will result specifically from the...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's most recent (a) outturn, (b) estimated and (c) forecast figures are in pounds sterling for the UK's gross contribution to the EU...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's most recent (a) outturn, (b) estimated and (c) forecast figures are in pounds sterling for the UK's net contribution to the EU...

      EU External Trade: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2010, Official Report, column 549-50W, on EU external trade: Israel, how many incidents HM Revenue and Customs has...

      EU External Trade: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2010, Official Report, columns 548-9W, on EU external trade: Israel, whether the accompanying documentation indicates...

      European Financial Stability Mechanism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the implementation of the regulation governing the procedure for the European Financial Stability Mechanism;...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he plans to publish the outcomes of his Department's review of alcohol taxation and pricing; (2) when his Department plans to publish the...

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) initiatives and (b) projects the Financial Inclusion Fund has funded in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the (a) gross and (b) net effect on tax revenues of the introduction of the 50 per cent. tax band; what behavioural...

      Monetary Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much debt interest has been paid on Government securities held by the Bank of England and its subsidiaries in the last 12 months.

      Pensions: Annuities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to introduce transitional measures for those yet to secure a retirement income who will reach 75 years before his Department removes the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the spending of each Department in 2008-09 prices was in (a) 1996-97, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints HM Revenue and Customs has received about the availability of its VAT helpline in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Tax Yields: Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue attributable to tax on savings income in each year from 1990 to 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Graduates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an estimate of the amount of net revenue to the Exchequer which would be raised by a graduate tax of 2 per cent. of graduates' income for 20...

      Taxation: Inspections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many inspections HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessors have carried out in respect of small and medium-sized enterprises in each year since...

      Trading Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an assessment of the effects on the economy of the commercial activities of government trading funds.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) work incentives, (b) levels of employment and (c) public expenditure of raising the minimum hour...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment: Pendle

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the working population in Pendle constituency is employed in the (a) public and (b) private sector.

    • Government Departments: Devolution

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has for a review of the role of devolution champions in Government Departments.

      Ombudsman

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will bring forward proposals to regulate the use of the word ombudsman to limit its use to dispute-resolving bodies and other official organisations.

      Unemployment: Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people between the ages of (a) 50 and 55, (b) 55 and 60 and (c) 60 and 65 are not in employment; and if he will make...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people worked (a) less than 16 hours per week, (b) exactly 16 hours per week, (c) more than 30 hours per week and (d) more than 35 hours...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in (a) Don Valley constituency, (b) Doncaster local education authority area and (c) England had registered an interest in becoming...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools have been informed their application for academy status in September 2010 (a) has been granted and (b) has not been granted.

      Academies: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many enquiries about Academy status he has received from schools in Maidstone and the Weald constituency; (2) how many Academy schools he...

      Academies: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanisms exist to safeguard the interests of (a) hard to place children, (b) children with special educational needs and (c) other children...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for construction under the Building Schools for the Future programme in Bolton.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the costs incurred by (a) the London Borough of Camden, (b) the London Borough of Brent, (c) Hampstead School, (d) Jack...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who are expected to (a) have their income reduced and (b) fall below the equivalised poverty...

      Education: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that children with autism receive adequate support and assistance during the transition from primary to secondary...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in respect of how many independent schools an application to participate in the free schools programme has been approved.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the provision of support for participation by independent schools in the free schools programme.

      Free Schools: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether a free school may achieve academy status under the provisions of the Academies Act 2010.

      Free Schools: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) minimum qualification, (b) minimum age and (c) maximum age requirement will be to teach at a free school.

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the merits of developing a formal funding agreement with the New Schools Network; and if he will make a statement;...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the admissions policy used by (a) academies and (b) other maintained schools.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for requirements to provide outdoor space at (a) free schools and (b) academy schools.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on (a) the teacher pay structure and (b) eligibility for teaching and learning responsibility payments;...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to implement obligations under Articles 7, 23 and 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will pursue a trade ban on eggs and egg products produced by hens housed in conventional cages if more time is given to member states other than the...

    • Agriculture: Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the European Commission on the introduction of a fifth production code for eggs.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of United States Department of Defense Congressional testimony on 2 February 2010 on the relative costs per flight hour of the US...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 4 November (WA 428), how much, in addition to the £51 million spent on urgent operational...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the capital cost of the Rivet Joint system; what are its anticipated running costs; and what were the annual running costs of its predecessor system.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Harrier GR7 remain in service; how many have been upgraded to GR9 standard; how many Harriers have been retired in each year since 1997; and how many of...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 9 November (WA 46), how they define interoperability in the context of A400M aircraft.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate that all countries now flying any version of the C130 aircraft will be able, without notice or delay, to provide any parts necessary to...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will disclose whose commercial interests they consider will be prejudiced by disclosure of whether there is any clause in their contract that...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to be able to disclose what, if any, restrictions apply to their ability to sell any A400M aircraft which they may have purchased.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what offensive weapons and sensor packages are qualified to be carried by (a) Harrier GR-7, and (b) Tornado GR-4 aircraft.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to fitting a land attack capability to Watchkeeper airframes.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Tornado GR4 aircraft have been retired in each year since 1997; and whether they were scrapped, cannibalised for spares or sold to third parties.

      Armed Forces: Combat Ships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the average annual running costs of a (a) River Class, (b) Type 22, (c) Type 23, (d) Type 42, and (e) Type 45 ship; and what is their forecast of the...

      Armed Forces: Combat Ships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the approximate displacement of the new class of Type 26 ships.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the order for 22 Chinook helicopters announced by the previous administration has been placed; and, if so, what penalties will be incurred by the proposal...

      Armed Forces: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many citizens from the Republic of Ireland have joined the United Kingdom Armed Forces in each of the last five years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult the Asylum Support Partnership and others in contact with asylum applicants concerning the operation of the azure payment card, prior to...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many age-disputed unaccompanied asylum seekers applied for asylum in each of the last five years and so far this year. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many age-disputed unaccompanied asylum seekers who applied for asylum in each of the last five years and so far this year and who were found to have been...

      Asylum Seekers: Section 4 Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the financial position of asylum seekers on section 4 support, including improvements to the Azure payment card system.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether sterling retail bank deposits with the Post Office are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme or HM Treasury guarantee.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 2 November (WA 379), what was the "decisive action" taken to tackle unacceptable bank bonuses; and whether they...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their understanding of when most major banks will take decisions on the payment of individual bonuses to senior executives and traders.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 19 October (WA 137), whether the Financial Services Authority or individual banks will be required to disclose...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 8 November (WA 6), whether the assumptions made included an amount by which bank bonuses would have been higher...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether banks will be required to produce detailed reports in early 2011 quantifying all bonuses paid in excess of £500,000 in respect of the calendar year...

      Banking: Corporate Governance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they propose to launch a consultation on the remuneration disclosure recommendation made in November 2009 by Sir David Walker.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place with Ministers in the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in advance of the international climate...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place for discussions with Ministers in the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to take forward the United...

      Control Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to offer education and training to persons subject to control orders.

      Drugs: Orphan Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the legislation governing the pricing of orphan drugs.

      Economy: Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the financial crisis in some parts of Europe on the United Kingdom's economic growth.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 13 October (WA 72) and 16 November (HL3634), what are the criteria uniformly employed by the Human Fertilisation...

      European Commission: British Cod Fishing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect the European Commission to propose that British cod fishing be cut by 50 per cent in 2011; and, if so, whether they will resist the cut.

      Fishing: Inshore Fleet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent there has been a decline of the under-10-metre inshore fishing fleet since 1990; and whether they will take action to halt and reverse any such decline.

      Food: Pork and Bacon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 9 November (WA 54-5), why the Home Office purchases no United Kingdom pork.

      Freedom Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 28 October (WA 336), when they will publish the draft Freedom Bill.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of fuel poverty; how many households experience it; how many of the households belong to pensioners; how many of those pensioners are over...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding the capacity of the Karni crossing point; and what prospects there are of this operating six...

      Government Departments: Salaries and Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide a list of ministers and parliamentary private secretaries and the salaries they receive.

      Government Departments: Salaries and Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministers and parliamentary private secretaries are members of the House of Commons.

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase monitoring of NHS spending for cancer research.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to limit the number of overseas students to achieve the reduction in net immigration.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 12 November (WA 145), which meetings of the International Co-ordinating Committee of National Human Rights...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from information technology companies and organisations about the impact of the proposed cap on non-European Union immigration.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a pass at grade C or above in GCSE or International GCSE English is accepted for all immigration purposes as sufficient proof of English language ability.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in the last six months, and at what ports or airports, passengers have been able to depart from the United Kingdom without passing through...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of funds held by the Design and Artists Copyright Society has not yet been distributed to artists.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to increase the immigration cap for immigrants coming from outside Europe.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place with Scottish Ministers in relation to (a) the temporary cap on immigration, and (b) the proposed permanent arrangements for a...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which states fail to provide travel documents for their nationals awaiting deportation from the United Kingdom; and what measures they are taking to overcome this.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many minors have been detained under immigration powers in each of the past five years.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many minors have been detained under immigration powers since 21 July 2010.

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of small businesses that will be affected by the delay in universal broadband rollout; and what is their assessment of the...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the nature and extent of the impact of the reduction in eligibility for legal aid upon the practical enjoyment of the protection...

      National Parks Funding Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of cuts on the funding of National Parks.

      NHS: Community Clinics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the position of community clinics for sexually transmitted infections and contraception under the new general practitioner commissioning structure; whether...

      NHS: Oxygen Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 8 November (WA 30), what was the name of each of the firms that applied for approved bidder status to the National...

      NHS: Oxygen Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 8 November (WA 30), what is the difference between a competition and a mini-competition in the supply of oxygen to...

      NHS: Oxygen Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 8 November (WA 30), what was the cost of the Home Oxygen Service to NHS procurement bodies within the United Kingdom...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Interim Chairman of the Committee of the Office for Budget Responsibility to make it clear that it is a matter for the...

      Police: Community Support Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their contribution to each police authority in England in the current year by way of specific grant for the employment of Police Community Support Officers.

      Police: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have given approval to a number of police forces to forcibly retire police officers who have 30 years or more service. To ask Her Majesty's Government how...

      Police: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving police officers in England and Wales have more than 30 years service.

      Policing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their intention to replace police involvement with Partnerships and Communities Together (PACT) in all neighbourhoods by the introduction of the...

      Prostate Cancer Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide more funding for prostate cancer research.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with HM Treasury Ministers about Questions for Written Answer, given that on 18 November 19 out of 44 Questions that remained unanswered...

      Race Relations Act 1976

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the allegations that the UK Border Agency is not complying with its duties under the Race Relations Act 1976; whether they will...

      Rainforests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking together with national and international organisations and with other governments and agencies to protect the livelihood of...

      Rainforests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effect on global warming and climate change of the continuing destruction of rainforests.

      Regional Development Agencies: Advantage West Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have made for the replacement of Advantage West Midlands by other mechanisms.

      Royal Navy: Mine Counter Measures Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they forecast that the Hunt/Sandown replacement programme will be in service; and when they plan to issue a tender for the first of class.

      Scientific Advisory Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the independent scientific advisory committees currently offering advice to government departments, with an explanation of their function in each case. To...

      Security Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to increase membership of the leisure security industry among small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 27 October (WA 301), how many individuals are licensed by the Security Industry Authority.

      Severe Space Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the outcomes of the workshop on severe space weather and the threat of a major electromagnetic pulse announced by Baroness Neville-Jones at the Electric...

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British naval ships are currently involved in anti-pirate duties in the internationally recommended transit corridor and the Somali basin; and what...

      Skills Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to consult on the forthcoming skills strategy; and, if so, what is the timetable for that consultation .

      Skills Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the new skills strategy.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so through what channels, they will invest in skills training and employment for young people in areas of Somalia which are relatively secure.

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Spending Review 2010 on maternity services.

      Towing Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Roads and Motoring, Mike Penning, on 3 November (HC Deb, col 801W) stating that...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to the government of Uganda to encourage free and fair elections in Uganda in 2011.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Uganda about freedom of the press, freedom for political parties to organise and freedom for civil society...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the implementation of the Work Programme on the unemployed.

      Universal Credit System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to expand the role of private companies in the provision of the welfare services outlined in the Department for Work and Pensions White Paper...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they maintain and collate statistics on the numbers of foreign students granted visas to study at particular private colleges; and whether they will...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Pakistani visa applications have been refused since the changes in visa operations in 2008.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the process of issuing visas for nationals of Middle East countries and the location where they are issued.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the process of issuing visas for nationals of Libya.

      Women: Company Boards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the representation of women on company boards.

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