Written answers

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Balkans: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress on the EU Stabilisation and Association process in relation to (a) Serbia, (b)...

    • Brazil: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his objectives are for increasing exports to Brazil; and what foreign policy measures his Department plans to take to...

      Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Burmese Government on the release of political prisoners in jail or under house...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 9 December 2010, Official Report, columns 41-3WS, on the UK's relationship...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the merits of a two-tier Commonwealth system for the purpose of allowing (a) multilateral trade agreements...

      Commonwealth Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the merits of establishing a Commonwealth security council to include (a) the UK, (b) Canada, (c)...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's annual budget for conferences was at (a) 7 May 2010 and (b) 7 December 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the effect of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax on his Department's...

      Departmental Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies incurred on sponsorship in each year since 1997...

      EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress of on the EU accession negotiations of (a) Iceland, (b) Croatia and (c) the...

      Haiti: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the violence in Haiti following the recent presidential elections in that country.

      Hungary: Council of Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Hungarian counterpart on the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) UN counterparts on (i) North Korea's nuclear programme and (ii) the...

      Palestinians: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on levels of (a) financial and (b) security support provided to the West Bank by the...

      Palestinians: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on financial contributions from Israel to the Palestinian Authority; and if he will make a...

      Palestinians: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the outcomes of international donor conferences on funding for the West Bank; and if he...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what economic assistance his Department (a) has provided in the last five years and (b) plans to provide to the Palestinian...

      South Korea: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of South Korea's recent long-fire military drills; and if he will make a statement on the security...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a communiqué was issued following his meeting with the United States Secretary of State in November 2010.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many staff employed by her Department were not paid at a rate equivalent to or above the London living wage in the latest period for which figures are...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how much the Law Officers' Departments' agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent from the public purse on influencing public policy through (a)...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Communication

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, with which media organisations (a) the Director of...

    • Offices: Rents

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

  • Women and Equalities

    • Conferences

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the annual budget of the Government Equalities Office for conferences was at (a) 7 May 2010 and (b) 7 December 2010.

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate she has made of the expenditure of the Government Equalities Office on printing (a) Command Papers, (b) papers laid before Parliament...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she expects to make an announcement on the report commissioned by the Government Equalities Office on Caste Discrimination and Harassment in...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent assessment the Government Equalities Office has made of the gender pay gap.

      Equalities Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much was spent under each budgetary heading on the eight regional road shows during the Equalities Bill consultation; and how many staff of the...

      Females: Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the representation of women on the boards of local enterprise partnerships; and if she...

      Government Equalities Office: Personnel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what plans she has for the number of staff of the Government Equalities Office in each of the next five years.

      Politics: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what her policy is on measures to increase the number of women in political life.

      Schools: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to increase the number of female role models in (a) schools, (b) businesses and (c) public...

  • International Development

    • Conflict Prevention: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the commitment that just under a third of his Department's budget will be spent on...

    • Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on how many occasions his Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May 2010;...

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the funding allocated to the Pilot Programme for Climate Resistance is to be provided in the form of (a) loans and (b) grants.

      Developing Countries: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans there are to use funds from the Fast Start Fund to increase access to micro-insurance in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his plans for improving maternal health in developing countries include the provision of technical and financial support in...

      Developing Countries: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has allocated funding to promote the use of tranexamic acid in reducing death in patients with significant...

      Developing Countries: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's ring-fenced budget for conflict-affected and fragile states will be allocated to supporting...

      Food: Textiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has made an assessment of the potential contribution to his Department's development objectives which could be achieved by...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what new commitments the UK made at the Millennium Development Goals summit in September 2010 relating to reductions in the level of...

      Kenya: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Government has spent on climate change adaptation for smallholder farmers in Kenya in each of the last five years; and...

      Kenya: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on agricultural development in Kenya in each of the last five years.

      Kenya: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on emergency food aid in Kenya in each of the last five years.

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which Ministers in his Department have visited the North East since their appointment; and what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of...

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) when he plans to publish the outcomes of his Department's consultation on private sector development; and if he will make a...

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the consultancy fees incurred in establishing its Private Sector Department.

      Western Sahara: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2010, Official Report, column 447W, on Western Sahara: food, whether any of the support for...

  • Treasury

    • Deficit Reduction: Deprived Communities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effects of his deficit reduction policies on deprived communities.

    • Financial Institutions: Remuneration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department plans to bring forward proposals to require banks and other financial institutions to publish details of employees earning more than...

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps his Department has taken to hold a consultation on the remuneration disclosure scheme announced in the June 2010 Budget; (2) by what...

      Credit Rating Agencies: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effect of implementation of the European Commission's proposal to amend the EU Regulation on Credit Rating...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what damage was caused to the HM Revenue and Customs building at 100 Parliament street during the demonstration on 9 December 2010; what estimate he has...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to protect the buildings leased by his Department from damage during demonstrations; and if he will make...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on negotiations with the European Commission on the proposed rural fuel duty rebate; and if he will make a statement to the...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he plans to take in response to the recent conclusions of the Gift Aid Forum; (2) what proposals his Department has to reduce the...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to raise the level of public awareness of the Gift Aid scheme in respect of online donations.

      HM Revenue and Customs: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress his Department has made in (a) repaying overpaid tax and (b) collecting underpaid tax as a result of recent miscalculations of tax liability...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has plans to merge income tax and national insurance as a means of tax simplification.

      Independent Financial Advisers: Qualifications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether independent financial advisers will be able to opt out of markets for which they would otherwise be required to acquire a new qualification to...

      Independent Financial Advisers: Qualifications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether exemptions will be made available to independent financial advisers of long standing from new qualifications that will be required for them to...

      Independent Financial Advisers: Qualifications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which qualifications held by independent financial advisers (IFAs) of long standing he expects will not meet the new examination benchmark for IFAs from...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the reform of inheritance tax.

      Mortgages: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received recent representations from mortgage providers on new regulations proposed by the Financial Services Authority; and if he will make...

      Non-domestic Rates: Retail Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue would be lost to the Exchequer if retail units in England and Wales with a rateable value of less than (a) £5,000, (b) £10,000...

      Non-domestic Rates: Retail Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many retail units with a rateable value of less than (a) £5,000, (b) £10,000 and (c) £15,000 there are in England and Wales.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the private finance initiative.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which unit of his Department is responsible for calculations on the implementation of the Barnett formula.

      Public Expenditure: Harlow

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total spending from the public purse in Harlow constituency in each year since 2000.

      Public Sector: 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...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an assessment of the effects on (a) men and (b) women of his proposals to freeze pay in the public sector.

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with European Commission representatives on amendments to the directive on the taxation of cross-border interests and...

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of whether existing double taxation treaties have a disproportionate effect and compliance cost on (a) the self-employed and...

      Walker Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has issued guidance to (a) Ofwat and (b) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effect of Exchequer rules on levy-funded...

  • Leader of the House

  • Justice

    • Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeal cases relating to (1) bereavement benefit have been heard in each of the last three years; and how many such appeals (a) with legal...

    • Appeals: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeal cases relating to mis-calculation of debts have been heard (a) in Coventry, (b) in the West Midlands and (c) nationally in each of the...

      Appeals: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many upheld appeal cases relating to disability living allowance that were a result of (a) administrative and (b) procedural errors made by (i)...

      Barry Magistrates Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the data his Department took into account when taking the decision to close Barry magistrates court.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) open and (b) suicide verdicts were returned in each coroners' jurisdiction in England and Wales in each year from 2000 to the latest date...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what damage was caused to Supreme Court buildings during the demonstration held on 9 December 2010; what estimate he has made of the cost to the public...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to encourage small businesses to bid for contracts let by his Department; and what recent guidance he has provided to small...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with voluntary and community groups on bidding for contracts let by his Department.

      Employment Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases have been heard by an Employment Tribunal (a) in Coventry, (b) in the West Midlands and (c) nationally in each of the last five years;...

      Family Courts: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many independent social workers or equivalent self-employed experts were employed by Family courts in 2009-10.

      Judiciary: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on measures to make the judiciary more representative of the composition of the population.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria were used to determine the new matter starts available in the Civil Legal Aid Tender 2010.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the eligibility criteria for legal aid in providing access to justice for those with low or no...

      Legal Aid: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information was contained in the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department of 9 August 2010 to the Law Society on...

      Legal Aid: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on legal aid for those who entered the UK illegally in each of the last five years.

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Legal Services Commission (LSC) takes to assist its staff to comply with their obligations under the LSC's Employee Charter; what...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what obligations are placed on staff of the Legal Services Commission (LSC) under its Employee Charter; when the Charter was first produced; by what...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Department of the Legal Services Commission headed by its Chief Legal Adviser was renamed; for what reasons it was renamed; and what changes in...

      Legal Services Commission: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the Legal Services Commission's definition is of part-time employment.

      Legal Services Commission: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what normal working hours are required of full-time employees of the Legal Services Commission (LSC); and what provision there is in the contracts of...

      Legal, Commissioning and Operational Policy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much was paid in (a) redundancy and (b) severance payments to each former employee of the Legal Services Commission's Legal, Commissioning...

      Legal, Commissioning and Operational Policy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff are employed on permanent contracts in the Legal, Commissioning and Operational Policy department of the Legal Services Commission.

      Maghull Prison: Serco Group PLC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what costs his Department has incurred as a result of the cancellation of the contract with Serco Group plc to build Maghull Prison; (2) what...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the maintenance costs required for the upkeep of the 18 magistrates and local courts in Wales listed in the court...

      Moorland Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prison officers and (b) prisoners were injured during the incident at Moorlands prison in November 2010.

      North East England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Ministers in his Department have visited the North East since their appointment; and what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of each such visit.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria he plans to use to determine the release of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences who have completed their minimum tariff.

      Prisoners: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were serving a custodial sentence of (a) five years or fewer, (b) four years or fewer, (c) three years or fewer, (d) two years or...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what costs his Department has incurred as a result of the cancellation of the prison building programme.

      Prisons: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on drug rehabilitation in prisons in 2010; and how much he plans to spend on such purposes in 2011.

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding his Department allocated to the provision of support in the criminal justice system for victims of rape in each year since 2005; and what...

      Reparation By Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many third sector organisations were supported by community payback schemes in 2009-10.

      Reparation By Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders completed community payback orders in 2009-10.

      Reparation By Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average group size was of community payback work groups in 2009-10.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 November 2010, Official Report, columns 668-70W, on sentencing, how many offences there were in each category by (a)...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases relating to (a) domestic slavery and (b) trafficked women have been heard (i) in Coventry, (ii) in the West Midlands and (iii)...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has plans to review the level of employer contribution to the Access to Work programme.

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on providing employees with specialist adapted equipment through the Access to Work programme.

      Annuitising Sums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to (a) facilitate and (b) reduce the cost of annuitising sums of less than £5,000.

      Child Poverty Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the implementation of the Child Poverty Act 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many clients of the Child Support Agency are registered under the (a) 1993 and (b) 2002 scheme.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has assessed the accuracy of existing mechanisms to measure temperatures for the purposes of making cold weather payments; and if he...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether those entitled to receive cold weather payments will be entitled to receive such payments after the introduction of the universal credit.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance who are eligible to receive cold weather payments...

      Disability Living Allowance

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether the proposed removal of mobility allowance for disabled children after 84 days in residential care will apply to children in...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people living in state-funded residential care used the Motability scheme in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account he took of Article 20 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in formulating his proposals to remove the...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which (a) organisations and (b) individuals he consulted on his proposals to remove the mobility component of disability living allowance;...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consult users of Motability vehicles and their representatives on the implementation of his proposals to remove the mobility...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average change in the amount of disability allowance received by people (a) who pay for their own care, (b)...

      Disability Living Allowance: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in Belfast East constituency he expects to be affected by the removal of the mobility component of disability living...

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects on disabled people of the removal of the mobility component of the disability living allowance for...

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what legal advice his Department has sought from the Attorney-General on the compatibility of his Department's proposed removal of the mobility...

      Disability Living Allowance: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of disability living allowance and aged between 25 and 35 years are resident in Glasgow North constituency; and how...

      Disability Living Allowance: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of administering (a) disability living allowance in (i) 2011-12 and (ii)...

      Disability Living Allowance: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) disability living allowance in 2010-11 and (b) his Department's...

      Disability Living Allowance: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of disability living allowance aged between 25 and 35 years are resident in Sunderland Central constituency; and how...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effect on levels of child poverty of the removal of contributory employment and support allowance...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of employment and support allowance (ESA) claimants receive (a) income-related and (b) contributory ESA.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial support will be available for individuals who do not qualify for income-related employment and support allowance (ESA) after 12...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for over 12 months who are in receipt...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average monetary value of weekly housing benefit payments made to individuals who have been in receipt of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what restrictions he plans to place on the disbursement of (a) homelessness prevention funding and (b) discretionary housing payments from...

      Housing Benefit: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has issued guidance to local authorities on ensuring that no person becomes homeless as a result of the planned changes in local...

      Housing Benefit: Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people who have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for over 12 months also receive housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the potential effects of the change in the rate used to calculate support for mortgage interest payments on the...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to support people in receipt of incapacity benefit after the existing New Deal for Disabled People contracts end,...

      Incapacity Benefit: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms will be in place to ensure that there are employment opportunities for people who (a) cannot stand or walk for any length of...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has undertaken on the performance and effectiveness of the Independent Living Fund since May 2010.

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what disability organisations he has met to discuss the future of the Independent Living Fund since his appointment; (2) on what dates...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding was allocated through the Independent Living Fund (ILF) to each local authority in the latest period for which figures are...

      Inflation: Consumer Price Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what discussions he has had with the Royal Statistical Society on the use of the consumer price index as a measure for inflation...

      Jobcentres: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether Jobcentre Plus has set any targets for the number of sanctions to be issued by each Jobcentre Plus officer; (2) whether...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants receive (a) income-related and (b) contributory JSA.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of support for mortgage interest who claimed jobseeker's allowance after 5 January 2009 will lose their entitlement to...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of working age have claimed jobseeker's allowance (a) twice, (b) three times, (c) four times, (d) five times and (e)...

      Multi-Occupancy Lets: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of multi-occupancy lets of each tenure type in Edinburgh East constituency.

      Pensions: Consumer Price Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish each policy paper which informed his decision to uprate pensions and benefits in line with the consumer price index rather...

      Pensions: Consumer Price Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account he took of his obligation under section 150 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 to reflect the general level of prices...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who will see their incomes (a) rise and (b) fall on introduction of the...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce child poverty in (a) South Thanet constituency and (b) England.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were assessed as living in poverty (a) before and (b) after housing costs in (i) Scotland and (ii) Glasgow East...

      Private Rented Housing: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of private rented homes with (a) one and (b) two bedrooms with a rental in the bottom 30% of local...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of people who have moved off jobseeker's allowance onto (a) incapacity...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effects on problem drug users in receipt of benefits of his proposed changes to the benefits system.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that his proposals for medical examinations for claimants of disability benefits include provision for the...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of out-of-work benefits there were (a) in Brighton and Hove and (b) nationally in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2007, (iv)...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish his Department's impact assessment of the likely effects of proposed reductions in benefit payments on communities with a...

      Work Experience: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to encourage employers to offer internships to young people in (a) London and (b) Maidstone and the Weald...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • North East

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on what dates he has visited the North East since his appointment; and for what purpose were such visits.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces service personnel under the age of 18 years (a) in training and (b) at trained strength were discharged in 2009-10; and what the...

    • BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of BAE Systems were on secondment to his Department on 1 April 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much office space per employee his Department occupied in each year since 1997.

      Fleet Air Arm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) flying and (b) non-flying personnel of the Fleet Air Arm he expects to be made redundant as a result of the ending of the Harrier...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many transport aircraft are being leased by his Department; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of leasing transport...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department plans to take to mark the 100th anniversary of fixed-wing flying in the Royal Navy; and if he will make a statement.

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Ministers of his Department have visited the North East since their appointment; and what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of each such visit.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the military threat posed by North Korea to UK interests across the world.

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consultation he expects to have with representatives of the Fire and Rescue Service as part of his Department's review of proposals for helicopter...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when his forthcoming visit to Sri Lanka is to (a) begin and (b) end; (2) if he will place in the Library and on his Department's website a copy...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make representations to the Sri Lankan Government on the allegations of extra-judicial killings in Sri Lanka made in the course of recent...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings have taken place between (a) Ministers in his Department, (b) officials in his Department and (c) members of the armed forces and their...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent under each budget heading (a) on his proposed visit to Sri Lanka and (b) the preparations for it.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who wrote the speech he plans to deliver during his visit to Sri Lanka commencing on 18 December 2010.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers were involved in (i) preparation of the itinerary and (ii) other arrangements for his visit to...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many visits he has made to Sri Lanka in an official capacity since his appointment.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff of his Department were assigned to work on the Strategic Defence and Security Review consultation process.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what external contracts his Department commissioned as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review consultation process.

      Type 26 Frigate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on developing the design of the Type 26 frigate; to what extent this will be (a) flexible, (b) modular and (c)...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

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

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet Manual

      To ask the Prime Minister what the status is of the draft Cabinet Manual published by the Cabinet Secretary; whether he plans the manual to be (a) laid before and (b) debated by the House; and...

    • Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Prime Minister how much the Prime Minister's Office spent on press cuttings services in each year since 1997.

      European Financial Stability Mechanism

      To ask the Prime Minister what his policy is on holding a referendum in respect of (a) extending the use of the European Financial Stability Mechanism to a member state other than the Republic...

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answers of 6 September 2010, Official Report, column 2W and 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 681W, on BP: Libya and oil rigs in Libya, when he...

      Transfer of Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2010, Official Report, column 448W, on transfer of questions, for what reason question 28072, on discussions between the Prime...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to tackle antisocial behaviour among young people in Hendon constituency; and what progress she has made on...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for reunification with a minor, spouse or partner in the UK were accepted from applicants who had been granted or had...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many asylum seekers were resident in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in each of the last three years for which...

      Blue Blindfold Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if her Department will (a) commission and (b) publish the conclusions of an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of (i) the Blue...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on the compatibility with EU law of the implementation of the e-Borders programme.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to seek compensation from Raytheon Systems Ltd following the termination of its contract for the delivery of the...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely role of the UK Border Agency in project integration for the e-Borders programme.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she plans to seek a single supplier or more than one supplier of services for the e-Borders programme; (2) by what date she...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to finalise the budget for the e-Borders programme.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which e-Borders contracts have been novated from Raytheon Systems to her Department and its agencies.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role an authority to carry function will have in the e-Borders programme.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential for the use of off-the-shelf technologies in the e-Borders programme.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the level of internet (a) crime and (b) fraud in the UK; what steps (i) her Department and (ii)...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on the estimated (a) cost of damage caused and (b) number of...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the Metropolitan police service on the use of (i) water cannon,...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the clean-up operation following the disturbances in central London on 9...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the demonstration in Parliament square on 9 December 2010; and if she...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to protect buildings leased by her Department from damage during demonstrations; and if...

      Demonstrations: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the use of water cannon in policing demonstrations in London.

      Demonstrations: Whitehall

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on requiring reports from police forces on incidents of public disorder; and whether she has requested a report from the...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions her Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May 2010; in...

      Departmental Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of the (a) electricity and (b) gas supplied to her Department's offices at Lunar house, Croydon, in each of the last 12...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information about families the UK Border Agency considers before a decision is made on (a) removal and (b) participation in family...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pilot schemes for alternative methods of removing families undertaken by the UK Border Agency are based in (a) the North West, (b)...

      Domestic Violence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's announcement of 24 November 2010 on funding for specialist services to tackle violence against women and...

      Domestic Violence: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Education on training teachers to (a) teach on issues relating to and (b)...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of foreign students entering the UK under the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies and General Student Visa...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding she has allocated to programmes designed to tackle (a) illegal firearms, (b) narcotics and (c) human trafficking in each...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's Update to the UK Action Plan on Tackling Human Trafficking, October 2009, what progress has been made in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will meet representatives of Anti-Slavery International for the purpose of informing her policy on (a) human trafficking globally and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on co-ordination of efforts to (a) raise public awareness of and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will meet representatives of STOP UK to discuss the content of her proposed new policy on addressing human trafficking before she...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the child trafficking cases referred under the National Referral Mechanism since its establishment (a) were referred to the...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to introduce an operation to tackle the trafficking of children following the end of Operation Golf in December 2010.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average period between the date of (a) entry and (b) deportation of those deported following illegal...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on (a) legal costs in connection with illegal immigrants and (b) housing and maintenance for those who...

      Illegral Immigrants: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of civil penalties issued for carrying stowaways to (a) UK-registered haulage firms and (b) drivers employed by...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the merits of restricting the number of visas which provide a route to settlement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton dated 9 November 2010 with regard to Ms N Ahmed.

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Ministers of her Department have visited the North East since their appointment; and what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of each...

      Olympic Games 2012: Kent Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to provide additional funding to Kent police for its responsibilities for the London 2012 Olympics.

      Police: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police force expenditure was spent on (a) police officer, (b) police community support officer and (c) other staffing...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) other staff are employed by each specialist national police unit.

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of (a) police community support officers and (b) police officers in (i) the Metropolitan police service and...

      Public Houses: Closure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many public houses closed in the city of Brighton and Hove in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Public Order Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) charged under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 in (i) 2000, (ii) 2001, (iii) 2002, (iv)...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department provided for (a) the prevention and detection and (b) provision of support for victims of rape in each year...

      Security: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her French counterpart in France on policing and security for the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will...

      Stop the Drift

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary entitled Stop the Drift, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks will continue to be required as part of the application for a licence to grow hemp.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timescale she has set for the re-introduction of exit checks.

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were held in Yarl's Wood detention centre on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many births there were in NHS hospitals in each year since 1997.

    • Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals, (b) people born in the UK, (c) foreign nationals, (d) non-UK EU nationals and (e) non-EU...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on how many occasions his Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26...

    • Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the effects on children of gambling advertisements; and whether he has...

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which Ministers of his Department have visited the North East since their appointment; and what the (a) date and (b) purpose...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his timetable is for determining the award of the lease for the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Olympics.

      Public Lending Right Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what consultation he has undertaken with writers and their representative bodies on proposed changes to the public lending...

      Public Lending Right Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the level of savings that would accrue from altering the arrangements for the administration of...

      Public Lending Right Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for the future administration of the public lending right scheme.

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to implement its obligations arising from Article 30 of the United Nations Convention on...

  • Education

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Telford and Wrekin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what range of savings in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms his Department has asked Telford and Wrekin Council to model for its Building Schools for...

    • Bullying: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of the suicide of children and young adults as a result of physical, mental and online bullying.

      Child Poverty Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made in establishing a Child Poverty Commission under the provisions of the Child Poverty Act 2010.

      Child Poverty Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made in establishing and appointing members of the Child Poverty Commission under the provisions of the Child Poverty Act 2010;...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will ensure that communication competency is used as a key performance indicator for children's development; what recent representations he has...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) Essex, (b) London and (c) England classified as having (i) minor and (ii) significant...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he made of the number of pupils in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools who had speech, language and communication needs in each of...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Pay

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

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children from Travelling families who were not in full-time education in each year since 2001.

      Education: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the educational achievement of children from Travelling families at each key educational stage compared to those of...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make resources available to schools for teaching financial capability.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the responsibilities of his Department's Free Schools Group are.

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on reinstating the teaching of a modern language as a compulsory GCSE subject.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2010, Official Report, column 570W, on personal, social, health and economic education, whether he plans to publish...

      Physical Education: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many advanced skills teachers of physical education there are.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) standard of early years provision in (i) South Thanet constituency and (ii) England.

      Pupils: Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to update the school admissions code to better meet the needs of multiple birth families; which organisations he plans to consult on...

      School Sport Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department made of the capacity of school sport partnerships to co-ordinate the work of national governing bodies of sport with...

      School Sport Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what account his Department took of economies of scale for schools arising from school sport partnerships (SSPs) prior to taking the decision to end...

      School Sport Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department made of the average level of funding provided to schools by school sport partnerships (SSPs) prior to its decision to end...

      School Sport Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department made of the capacity of partnership development managers to co-ordinate voluntary sports clubs work with local schools...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the level of demand for school places in (a) West Ham constituency, (b) the London borough of Newham and (c) London in...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of surplus places at maintained schools in (a) Reading East constituency and (b) England...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department has given local authorities on the time to be taken in processing in-year school admissions.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent estimate he has made of the number of children attending schools with buildings in respect of which (a) dangerous and (b) high...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the qualification requirements in respect of non-HM Inspectorate of Education inspectors...

      Schools: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with which faith groups he expects to work on the proposals in the schools White Paper; what form he expects that work to take; and if he will make a...

      Sex: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons Stonewall is the only campaign group quoted in paragraph 4.29 of the Schools White Paper; which other campaign groups he plans to work...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what qualifications in sign language are required by teaching assistants and communication support workers who work with deaf children who communicate...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on children with statements of special educational needs remaining in mainstream schools.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Sure Start places there were in (a) the UK and (b) each region in each of the last 10 years; and how many such places he expects there to be...

      Teachers: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the number of fully-qualified teachers who are unemployed.

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many rural schools had unfilled teaching vacancies in each local authority area in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of young people in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency went to university in (i) 1991, (ii) 1997 and...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanism he plans to establish to ensure that schools deliver a professional and individualised careers service to pupils.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the Myplace programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship starts there were in Harlow constituency in each year since 2000.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of the utilisation of superfast broadband on levels of economic growth; and if he will...

      Broadband Delivery UK: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding he plans to allocate to Broadband Delivery UK for the roll-out of superfast broadband; and from which budgets...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2010, Official Report, columns 588-89W, on broadband: Scotland, when he expects the West...

      BSkyB: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the media industry on the News Corporation bid for BSkyB; and if he...

      BSkyB: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with News Corporation on its bid for a majority holding in BSkyB.

      BSkyB: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Olympics and Sport on News Corporation's bid...

      Businesses: Financial Service Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the likely effects on small businesses of the proposals of...

      Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff on fixed-term contracts his Department has employed since May 2010; what the average salary was of such staff; and...

      Departmental Early Retirement

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff employed by his Department were not paid at a rate equivalent to or above the London living wage in the latest...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the effect of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax on his Department's annual...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many members of the Senior Civil Service his Department has recruited in each year since its inception; at what cost to the...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what training opportunities his Department provides to its staff on engineering and science.

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the proportion of monies recovered by the administrators of Farepak that was paid to (a) former customers of...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the merits of consolidating existing legislation regulating the sale and use of fireworks.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students domiciled in Wales he expects to study in English universities in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Higher Education Funding Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of new university funding arrangements on Higher Education Funding Council for...

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which Ministers of his Department have visited the North East since their appointment; and what the (a) date and (b) purpose...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which parties (a) requested and (b) were granted extensions to the deadline for Ofcom's Implementing Geolocation consultation;...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many non-EU overseas students enrolled on courses below degree level at (a) general further education colleges, (b) sixth...

      Post Office: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of people in the North West the Post Office employs.

      Postgraduate Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to bring his proposals for a reduction in funding for postgraduate provision into effect.

      Regional Development Agencies: Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of redundancy costs in respect of staff of regional development agencies in each of the next...

      Science: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much and what proportion of his Department's science budget was spent on measures to increase diversity and equality in the...

      Science: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that the freezing of his Department's science budget does not affect the resourcing of activity...

      Student Loans Company: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints on the operations of the Student Loans Company his Department has received in each of the last five years.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to improve financial advice available to students (a) before, (b) during and (c)...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure prompt payment of loans to students by the Student Loans Company; and if he will...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Student Loans Company received in overpayments from former students who had already paid off their student loans in...

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the (a) Reducing Regulation Committee and (b) Regulatory Policy Committee (i) has reviewed or (ii) plans to review the...

      White-space Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has estimated the (a) monetary cost and (b) potential disruption to the programme-making and special events sector...

      White-space Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has commissioned research into the potential effects on broadcasters of the deployment of white-space devices; and if...

      White-space Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has considered the merits of providing a right of redress for licensed spectrum users who experience interference from...

  • Health

    • Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the evidential basis was for the increase in his Department's maximum recommended period for withdrawal from benzodiazepines; (2) pursuant to...

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate the Department has made of the number of patients in (a) England and (b) Liverpool with rare forms of cancer who will receive...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on arrangements for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to register dental practices in England from 1 April...

      Consumer Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which consumer groups he has met since his appointment; (2) which (a) food and food-related companies and (b) trade associations he has met since...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions his Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May 2010; in respect of how...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have taken to comply with the...

      EllaOne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to doctors on the abortifacient nature of ellaOne; and if he will make a statement.

      EllaOne: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for the drug ellaOne were issued in each health authority area in each year since it was licensed; what conditions apply to the...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effects on the provision of health and social care...

      Health Professions: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effects of the Government's proposals for funding of higher education on the future supply of health professionals requiring a...

      Health Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the level of savings which will accrue from reductions in NHS administration costs in the metropolitan borough of Dudley during...

      Health Services: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on cross-border healthcare.

      HIV Infection: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the (a) AIDS Support Grant and (b) HIV Capital Grant will be distributed.

      HIV Infection: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support his Department provides to non-medical HIV respite centres.

      HIV Infection: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on cross-border delivery of support for those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

      HIV Infection: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients resident in England are being treated for AIDS and HIV at respite centres in Wales.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital occurred as a consequence or suspected consequence of alcohol consumption in each primary care trust area in each year...

      Kidneys: Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms will be in place to ensure that kidney dialysis patients (a) receive their choice of treatment at the hospital they have selected and...

      Nervous System: Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the use of stem cells to repair injury in the central nervous system; and...

      Older People: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of elderly people who fall ill or die because of cold weather.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were issued for each (a) benzodiazepine and (b) Z-drug in 2009-10.

      Primary Care Trusts: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2010, Official Report, column 722W, on drugs: prisons, how many prisoners received the treatment in each (a)...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department allocated for the provision for providing support in the NHS to victims of rape in each year since 2005; and what such funding...

      Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Chatham and Aylesford constituency, (b) West Kent Primary Care Trust and (c) Medway Primary Care Trust have been in...

      Social Services: Carers Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) the carers grant and (b) other revenue grants provided by his Department for adult social care will continue to be made between 2011 and...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the variation in the rate of tuberculosis between local authority areas.

  • Transport

    • Aircraft: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) UK-registered and (b) foreign-registered aircraft were inspected by the Civil Aviation Authority in each of the last 12 months; what the...

    • British Cycling: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings his Department has had with British Cycling to discuss the future of cycle racing on the roads.

      Buses: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department has issued to bus operators on addressing antisocial behaviour on its services.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the extension by one year of the planned timetable for completion of the Crossrail scheme.

      Cycle Racing: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress his Department has made on reviewing and redrafting the Cycle Racing on the Highways Regulations 1960; and if he will make a statement.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what consideration was given to lifting the Dartford Crossing tolls on 11 November 2010 following the closure of the Queen Elizabeth II bridge;...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much expenditure each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies has incurred on redundancy costs since 1 May 2010.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff employed by his Department were not paid at a rate equivalent to or above the London living wage in the latest period for which figures...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many EU directives are pending transposition into domestic legislation by his Department; and what estimate he has made of the cost of each such...

      First Capital Connect: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the level of overcrowding on First Capital Connect passenger rail services between Stevenage and Kings Cross; and if he will make a...

      Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will implement the Third European Driving Licence Directive to allow novice motorcycle licence holders to progress through each licensing...

      Network Rail: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effects on passengers of the operation by train companies of different off-peak times; and if he will...

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which Ministers in his Department have visited the North East since their appointment.

      Railways: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many arrests were made for antisocial behaviour on trains in each year since 2007.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the accuracy of the information that train operating companies running services in London provide to Transport for London on the...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce plans for the electrification of rail lines in South Wales.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to issue guidance on the installation of Oyster card recharge points at rail stations outside Greater London.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date his Department received the Rail Value for Money Study interim submission by Sir Roy McNulty.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 14 March 2005, Official Report, column 4W, on train operating companies (compensation), when the last payment was made...

      Railways: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to reinstate recently closed train services linking Kent to the City of London.

      Railways: South East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he made of the performance of (a) Southeastern and (b) the previous operator for Mid Kent services between London and Maidstone over...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of recent progress towards meeting targets to reduce rail delays caused by infrastructure work.

      Railways: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to ensure accurate travel information is provided to rail passengers; and whether this will require changes to the Train Service...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the funding set out in his Department's Statement of Funds Available has been allocated to railways in Wales.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultations he has undertaken on his plans for search and rescue services; and if he will make a statement.

      Search and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Ministry of Defence on the privatisation of search and rescue services; and if he will make a...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Maidstone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the operators of the Southeastern rail franchise on connecting Maidstone to the Thameslink network; and if he will...

      Travel: Maidstone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to ensure adequate transport links between Maidstone and the City of London.

      Twickenham Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 73W, when his Department plans to complete negotiations with Stagecoach South West...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to determine the future of the Waterloo International terminal; and what the reason is for the time taken to make that determination.

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to announce a decision on the future of Waterloo International terminal.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes were built between 2005-06 and 2008-09.

    • Big Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish examples of best practice for Big Society initiatives; and if he will make a statement.

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that the planned local standards framework for building codes will not result in a decline in...

      Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce his plans for the future of the Climate Change Grant.

      Community Development: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if the franchise for referendums on neighbourhood plans will provide for a ballot paper for every (a) voter and (b) household.

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce his plans for the future of the Cohesion Grant.

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many official visits he has made to (a) the North East, (b) the North West, (c) the East Midlands, (d) the West...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many journeys were undertaken by Ministerial drivers engaged by his Department since 6 May 2010; and in respect of how many...

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on overtime for staff working in the private office of the Secretary of State in each of the last...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many civil servants in his Department receive annual salaries of over (a) £40,000, (b) £50,000, (c)...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the effect of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax on his Department's...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 1646W,...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding he plans to allocate to each fire service in each year of the spending review period.

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2010, Official Report, column 260W, on local government finance, what the monetary value...

      Immigrants: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to increase the frequency of enumeration of new migrants resident in the London borough of Newham.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what mechanism is in place to assist communities without local enterprise partnerships; (2) which communities in England...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the level of each grant proposed to be included in the formula grant (a) was in 2010-11 and (b) will be in 2011-12.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of each area grant not planned to be included in the formula grant.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the proposed reduction to formula grant over the Spending Review period he expects to make in (a) 2010-11,...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of revenue expenditure by each local authority in England was from (a) revenue support grant, (b)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was provided in grant to local authorities, excluding that financed by business rates, in (a) cash and (b) real terms...

      Local Government Finance: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the difference in cash terms is between central Government grants allocated to the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham for...

      Local Government: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many referendums held by local authorities have approved an increase in council tax in each of the last five years; and if...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultation he undertook with (a) Government Departments, (b) local authorities and (c) other organisations on proposed...

      Non-domestic Rates: Carlisle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was paid in business rates in Carlisle city council area in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Non-domestic Rates: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many retail units with a rateable value of less than (a) £5,000, (b) £10,000 and (c) £15,000 are unoccupied.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures are in place to guide communities in the development of neighbourhood plans.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what measures are in place to ensure fairness and equality when determining what groups of people constitute a...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to announce the funding available under the Neighbourhood Planning Vanguard scheme.

      Planning Aid: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department has been allocated to Planning Aid in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Population: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what methodology his Department uses to ensure that population figures are accurately predicted in areas with a high level of...

      Preventing Violent Extremism Community Leadership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce his plans for the Preventing Violent Extremism Grant.

      Renewable Energy: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing temporary fixed-term planning consents for renewable energy...

      Safer Stronger Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce his plans for the future of the Stronger Safer Communities Fund.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the criteria used by local housing authorities to determine priority applicants; and...

      Social Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of revenue spending power allocated to Warrington borough council for 2011-12 he plans to allocate to NHS...

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the community and voluntary sector of reductions in the levels of Government...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with Nottinghamshire county council on (a) local authority funding for the voluntary sector in...

      Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on proposals for a national winter emergency plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when his Department last published a Welsh language scheme in accordance with the provisions of the Welsh Language Act 1993; and...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2010, Official Report, column 206W, on carbon sequestration, what the reason is for the...

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what conditions on carbon emissions will be included in the emissions performance standard for new coal-fired power stations.

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the building of coal-fired power stations.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have taken to comply with the...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what forecast of the likely average level of household energy use his Department used in its calculation of the potential for household...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what forecast of the likely average level of household energy use his Department used in its calculation of the potential for energy...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department made of the likely annual energy cost savings per household in the social housing sector resulting from...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department made of the likely annual energy cost savings per household as a result of retrofitted energy efficiency...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the smart metering go-live phase prior to the establishment of the central data and communications entity to begin.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the key priority areas for pilot smart meter trials to be identified; and by what means the (a) format, (b) scope and...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects (a) the Smart Meter Design Group and (b) the Data and Communication Group to (i) complete their work and (ii) publish...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department plans to publish final proposals arising from the consultation on the proposals contained in the Smart Metering...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to increase the transparency of energy tariffs for households; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with (a) energy and (b) water suppliers on (i) energy prices and (ii) levels of infrastructure...

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the number of green jobs that will be created in York by 2015.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the implementation of the provisions of the feed-in tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Formation Order...

      Fuel Poverty: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that householders at each (a) income level and (b) credit risk level will be able to...

      Fuel Poverty: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons his Department's impact assessment for the roll-out of smart meters, dated July 2010, did not contain information on...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the level of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions attributable to thermal...

      Northern Ireland Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what dates he has had discussions on his Department's work with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive in the last 12 months.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 2 December 2010, Official Report, column 933W, on nuclear power stations: construction, what steps he plans...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to provide long-term revenue support for marine renewable technologies.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department conducted an equality impact assessment of the potential effects on women of the reduction in funding for the...

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the long-term funding of marine renewable technologies.

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to encourage the commercial deployment of wave and tidal energy technologies.

      Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received on proposals for a national winter emergency plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of subsidies given to wind farms in 2010-11.

  • Scotland

    • Scotland Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the economic effects of the provisions of Part 3 of the Scotland Bill on (a) Cumbria and (b) other areas of (i) England...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forestry Commission: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2010, Official Report, column 146W, on Forestry Commission: land, what the name is of...

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department has issued to the pig and poultry industry on exposure of the animal population to the (a) H5N1...

      Animal Products: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on simplification of the implementation of the European Animal By-Products...

      Animal Products: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition of a covered area is used in (a) the European Animal By-Products Regulation and (b) the implementing...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent scientific advice she has received on the exposure of the animal population in the United Kingdom to the (a)...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the effects on animal welfare of live animal performances in circuses; and what her policy is on live...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the licensing and monitoring systems that would be required for...

      Birds of Prey: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps have been taken to implement the recommendations of the Raptor Working Group Report on (a) enforcement of...

      Camels: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what treatments her Department permits to be carried out on camelids suspected of carrying tuberculosis; and if she will make...

      Carbon Emissions: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made on the implementation of Section 85(1)(a) of the Climate Change Act 2008.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions the Food and Farming Minister has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Communities...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of intensive indoor milk production units...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has considered the establishment of minimum separation distances between large scale, intensive, indoor dairy...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to bring forward proposals to repeal the provisions on breed-specific prohibitions contained in the...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many seizures of dogs under the terms of section 5 (1) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 there were in (a) England and (b)...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her policy is on the extension of the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to private dwellings; (2) what...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many entries have been made on the Index of Exempted Dogs in each year since 1991; and in respect of which types of dog...

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on overtime for staff working within her private office in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff employed by her Department were not paid at a rate equivalent to or above the London living wage in the latest...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) steps she is taking to encourage small businesses to bid for contracts let by her Department and (b) recent...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with voluntary and community groups on bidding for contracts let by her Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the effect of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax on her Department's...

      Dogs:Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on compulsory microchipping of dogs.

      Environment Protection: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to extend the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to cover (a) water utility and...

      Insurance Premiums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of properties which have insurance cover which is attributable to the July 2008...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support her Department provides to companies to develop schemes to reduce the use of landfill; and if she will make a...

      Mackerel: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department plans to take following the break down of negotiations with Iceland and the Faroe Islands on...

      Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effect on UK food distribution and food security of (a) a complete and...

      Rural Payments Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints her Department received in relation to the processing of claims by the Rural Payments Agency in (a)...

      Sewage: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the amount of raw sewage pumped into the river network by water utility companies;...

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much Forestry Commission land in each local authority area has sweet chestnut under management for coppicing.

      Water Power: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will meet representatives of anglers' and fisheries charities to discuss the effect on fish populations of hydropower...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with other member nations of the Antarctic Treaty on the conduct of the Japanese whaling...

      Wood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department plans to adopt in the UK to assist in global efforts against illegal logging and deforestation.

      Wood: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what precautions are in place to reduce the risk of importation of harmful (a) insects and (b) diseases through the...

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) departmental circulars and (b) other documents her Department has published consequent on the provisions of...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many successful prosecutions have been made for thefts of (a) livestock, (b) vehicles, and (c) other items, from farms during each of the past three years in...

    • Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK Border Agency desks there are at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted for checking passengers arriving from and departing to overseas destinations.

      Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the departure desks at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted, are fitted with electronic terminals for the checking of travel documents; and what...

      Armed Forces: Overseas Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, in light of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, of the future of the British Army Training Unit Suffield in Alberta, Canada.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent on replacing the ceremonial uniforms of (a) the Grenadier Guards, (b) the Coldstream Guards, (c) the Scots Guards, (d) the Irish Guards, and (e)...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent destitution among unsuccessful asylum applicants, following the report on this matter by the British Red Cross.

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the report on cabin air quality research conducted by Cranfield University.

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the swab tests mentioned in Note 4.2 of the meeting of the Aviation Health Working Group on 18 February 2010 have been conducted; if not, why not; and, if...

      Aviation: Aviation Health Working Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there is no longer representation from the Department of Health on the Aviation Health Working Group; when was the last meeting of the Group; and when their...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the European Union Justice and Home Affairs Council Statement by Lord McNally on 9 December (Official Report, col. WS 46), what are the implications...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take in response to the report of the Institutional Investor Council on the process and cost of equity capital raising.

      Banking: Equity Underwriting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement in March by the Office of Fair Trading that it was looking into aspects of investment banking, when they expect a report to be published.

      Banks: Information Sharing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence of collusion between major United Kingdom banks in respect of the sharing of credit information, purchasing of resources, setting...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of immigrants in receipt of benefits sending money to their families abroad.

      British Transport Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 1 March (WA 319), when they expect the quinquennial review of the British Transport Police, due to take place in...

      Broadcasting: Licence Fee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for the collection of the broadcasting licence fee and for the expenditure of the money collected.

      Broadcasting: Offensive Material

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what monitoring they undertake of items broadcast to ensure that they do not ridicule, and are not otherwise offensive to, the parents and families of disabled...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will include a category of "British Arabs" in the 2011 Census, as distinct from the category "Other".

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of welfare reforms on children living in poverty in working households.

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote international recognition of United Kingdom civil partnerships.

      Civil Service: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants presently earn more than 20 times the minimum wage; and what is their response to the factor proposed in the Hutton Review of Fair pay in...

      Cluster Bombs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date cluster bombs were removed from the United Kingdom.

      Cluster Bombs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where cluster bombs removed from the United Kingdom have been relocated.

      Cluster Bombs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where cluster bomb stocks owned by the United Kingdom are stored and maintained.

      Cluster Bombs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements have been made with United States officials for the stockpiling and maintenance of cluster bombs; when those arrangements were agreed; and when...

      Crime: Electronic Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been any recent cases of wrongful arrest arising in respect of tagging conducted by Serco on behalf of the Serious Fraud Office; and what...

      Crime: Re-offending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Lord Chancellor has received from the Citizens Trust about its Pathways from Re-Offending project and what reply has been sent.

      Crime: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to introduce legislation to allow victims of violent crime to learn where the offenders are living after they have been released from prison.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Statement on European Union Justice and Home Affairs Council by Lord McNally on 9 December (WS 48), whether they will maintain their position that...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current food security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for assisting the Democratic Republic of Congo with its agricultural development.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet its existing Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme commitments to achieve...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of climate change on agriculture and food security in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on agricultural development in the Democratic Republic of Congo in each of the last five years.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on emergency food aid in the Democratic Republic of Congo in each of the last five years.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the recent parliamentary elections in Egypt.

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist private industry to create more long-term jobs.

      Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the pay gap between male and female employees in Britain.

      EU: Accession Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be responsible for the expenditure of £8.3 billion in the European Union's Accession Fund; whether a named person will be accountable for expenditure...

      EU: European Investigation Order

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in relation to the European Union presidency's report that it had made good progress on the draft directive on the European Investigation Order (EIO),...

      EU: Hungarian Presidency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what items for discussion they will put on the agenda for their first meeting with the Hungarian European Union presidency representatives after 1 January 2011.

      EU: UK National Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they reconcile the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 November (WA 432) stating that "no areas of competence have been transferred from the...

      EU: UK National Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 November (WA 432), what areas of United Kingdom national sovereignty or powers have been...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 26 October (WA 256), whether the absence of citation of any free websites at references 12 and 13 of the South...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 7 December (WA 34-5), whether the recommendations in Sections 12.4, 12.7.2 and 12.9.1 to 3 of the York report will...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the full United Nations Relief and Works Agency programme for building works in Gaza cannot be started, given that funds are available to pay for it.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 25 November (WA 383) and given that water supplies and sewage are essential to public health, whether they will...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the report by 21 non-governmental organisations Dashed Hopes: Continuation of the Gaza Blockade.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answers by Baroness Verma on 13 December (Official Report, cols. 395-7), what assessment they have made of (a) whether, and (b) when, the United...

      Government Departments: Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 9 November (WA 55-6), whether they will list all government car allocations across the Government as at 30 April...

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been recent examples of computer hacking which have put at risk any government websites and other computer services.

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve access to dentists for NHS patients.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding is devoted annually to research into (a) type 1 diabetes, and (b) type 2 diabetes.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the NHS of treating people with type 1 diabetes; and how many children are estimated to have type 1 diabetes.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the drug Ellaone is currently a prescription-only or an over-the-counter drug. To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have (a) taken, and (b) plan...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which body will be responsible for determining the value of a drug under the value-based pricing scheme. To ask Her Majesty's Government how the value of a drug...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to reform the process by which students receive their student loans.

      HMS "Caroline"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any decision has been taken concerning the future of HMS "Caroline", currently in Belfast.

      Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the overall trend of rough sleeping in (a) the City of London, and (b) Westminster, is increasing or decreasing.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of their reply to the letter containing allegations from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in agreeing arrangements for foreign prisoners who have served their sentences to return to their home countries.

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will halt the deportation of Ahmer Rana to Pakistan.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 7 December (WA 42), what is their assessment of the constitutional implications of indefinite detention...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received assurances that the Government of India's Education for All scheme, which is supported by United Kingdom financial aid, operates without...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed the numbers of Dalit girls allegedly caught in the Devadasi system with (a) the Government of India, and (b) British non-governmental...

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor public expectations for inflation; and, if so, how those in the United Kingdom compare with those in other major developed economies.

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 13 December (WA 128) on inflation, whether they will calculate and publish the two figures requested based on...

      Institutional Investor Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in the last six months Ministers and senior officials from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have met with the Institutional...

      Ira

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the cable from the United States Ambassador which reported that the Government of the Republic of Ireland had evidence that Gerry Adams...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about their recent approval of 625 new houses in Pisgat Zeev, in East Jerusalem.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of the United States concerning their decision not to press the Government of Israel to suspend settlement...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the Israeli peace initiative as recently outlined by Mr Yuval Rabin.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Israel about (a) the arrest on or about 2 December of Mr Nayif al-Rujut, an elected member of the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of allegations that Israel is denying water to Palestinian growers and farmers in the Jordan Valley, and attempting to sever the Jordan...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from members of the public concerning the Government of the United States' statement that they are unable to stop Israeli...

      ITER Fusion Project

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the decision of the European Parliament not to reallocate €1.4 billion from unspent funds towards financing further progress on the ITER Fusion...

      Ivory Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise the Government of Mr Laurent Gbagho to be the legitimate Government of Ivory Coast.

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total United Kingdom contribution to the cost of United Nations and European Union institutions working in Kosovo; whether any bilateral aid has been...

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are serving in the Kosovo Peacekeeping Force; and what is their annual cost.

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of the international and supranational agencies working in Kosovo; and what plans exist for reducing their number and...

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they assess the progress of EULEX in asserting the rule of law, controlling frontiers, training Kosovan police and officials, tracing missing persons, and...

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the report of the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation (Paris) of November 2009 on Kosovo.

      Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of the forthcoming abolition of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), what future arrangements will be put in place for the continuation of...

      NHS: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the report by the Royal College of Physicians on the effects of sectoral cutbacks and extra admissions pressures on the National Health...

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of current representations requesting a delay for further thought on the proposed NHS reforms; and what plans they have to respond.

      Northern Ireland Office: Political Directorate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland (WA 134) about the Political Liaison and Protocol Division of the Northern Ireland Office, on what basis...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will describe the methodology used by the Office for Budget Responsibility to audit annual managed expenditure during the current Comprehensive...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials currently report to or work for Mr Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser at HM Treasury; how this number has changed since the establishment of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many programme partnership agreements with British and indigenous non-governmental organisations in developing countries are currently operating; how many are...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to renew the Latin American programme partnership agreement next year, given that 12 British non-governmental organisations are making...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 22 November (WA 282), how much overseas aid paid (a) directly, and (b) through the European Union, reaches its...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the reason for the delay in answering (HL2293) tabled by Lord Stoddart of Swindon on 5 October and answered on 13 December.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to ensure that rail delay compensation will be made in a form which can be used by those utilising ticket machines and online booking.

      Railways: Railcards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 13 December (WA 145), whether they subsidise the senior railcard concession; and if so, in what form.

      Railways: South West Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of levels of service and passenger comfort provided by South West Trains.

      Railways: Ticketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 3 December (WA 504), what are the latest available figures for queuing times at Basingstoke, Guildford and...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements were required by the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the operation of its economy as part of the recent loan.

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the loans to the government of the Republic of Ireland are conditional on any rate of corporation tax being applied in the Republic of Ireland.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their cost-benefit analyses of road construction schemes explain what proportion of the benefits arise out of small time savings of two minutes or less...

      Savings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 13 December (WA 145), whether offering retail savers a product through National Savings and Investments is...

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 27 September (WA 565), (a) whether the figures for cost of flights included taxes; and (b) what was the breakdown...

      St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are taken to audit payments made under HealthLink 3 in relation to provision of health facilities and services on St Helena; and whether the scheme...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 6 December (WA 19), what is the estimated timetable for the completion of the proposed airport for St Helena.

      Taxation: Havens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to United Kingdom citizens resident in tax havens to encourage them to cease their current tax status and resume paying...

      Taxation: Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in light of rising inflation, they will make representations to the Bank of England to increase interest rates. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether,...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the postponement until 13 January 2011 of the trial of 151 Kurdish members of parliament,...

      UN: Women's Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to the United Nations Women's Agency and what support is projected to be given for the following three years.

      Universities: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the finding that 21 Oxbridge colleges took no black undergraduate students last year.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 3 December (WA 506), how many intra-company transfer visa applicants sponsored for employment of 12...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign students last year were detected working full-time contrary to their visa requirements; what sanctions are available; and whether those sanctions...

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