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Written answers

Monday, 10 January 2011

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan and Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel under the age of 18 have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq since the...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 2 December 2010, Official Report, column 985W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, which companies are sub-contracted by...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 2 December 2010, Official Report, column 985W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what regulations govern the...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements are in place to provide security to contractor logistic convoys in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what council tax rebates are available for members of the armed forces serving overseas on operational tours.

      Armed Forces: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to begin his Department's review of the awarding of medals; what timetable has been set for that review; and whether the review will...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of preserved pension a British soldier with 15 years' service can expect to receive on attaining the age of 60 years; and what level of...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel under the age of 18 years were stationed overseas in the latest period for which information is available; and in which...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel under the age of 18 years requested discharge under the unhappy minors provision in 2009-10; and how many such requests...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to give persons entering the armed forces under the age of 18 the right to leave on attaining the age of 18 if they...

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking in preparation for the second Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty in February 2011; and which officials of...

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on catering in each month since April 2010.

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible has spent on catering and refreshments in each month since April 2010.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the potential to reduce the costs to his Department of consultants.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what temperature his Department maintains in offices at Basil Hill Barracks, Corsham.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many full-time equivalent staff his Department employed in (a) April 2010 and (b) each subsequent month.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fixed-term appointments his Department has made since May 2010.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies has spent on redundancy payments since the beginning of May 2010.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimates he has made of the cost of redundancies in each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies in (a) financial years (i) 2010-11,...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of his Department's payroll in May 2010; and what estimate has been made of the cost of the payroll in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 expenditure.

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Departmental Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the potential savings to the public purse of increased use of (a) telephone and (b) videoconferencing to...

      Departmental Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made by each non- departmental public body for which his Department is responsible of the potential savings to the public purse...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on grey fleet in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on taxi fares in each month since April 2010.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much each non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible has spent on (a) taxis, (b) the Government Car Service and (c)...

      Ex-servicemen: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Department for Health, (b) the Department for Education and (c) the Department for Business,...

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has discussed with ministerial colleagues the estimated difference in cost to the public purse between providing equal pensions to all Gurkha...

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Gurkha Offer to Transfer was open to soldiers who had already retired prior to its implementation in 2006.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid from the public purse through the Gurkha Pension Scheme in each financial year since 2006.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason the Gurkha Offer to Transfer was implemented retrospectively.

      HMS Bulwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the refit of HMS Bulwark planned for 2016; and where he expects that refit to take place.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the seventh C17 to be ready for use in Afghanistan.

      NATO: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2010, Official Report, column 283W, on NATO, for what reason the UK made no contribution to the Sabre Strike...

      Personnel Recovery Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department plans to provide support for the opening of personnel recovery centres.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on travel by (a) Ministers and (b) civilian staff as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review consultation process.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on (a) resources and (b) allowances for staff working on the Strategic Defence and Security Review consultation process.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assumptions were made in respect of the number of submarines to be manufactured when his Department made its estimate of the cost of replacing...

      USA: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2010, Official Report, column 427W, on USA: cluster munitions, whether he has made an assessment of the steps his...

      Warships: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the normal ship's company while on operational duty is for (a) HMS Ocean and (b) HMS Illustrious.

      Warships: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for (a) HMS Chatham, (b) HMS Campbeltown, (c) HMS Cumberland, (d) HMS Cornwall and (e) RFA Largs Bay after decommissioning.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department last published a Welsh language scheme in accordance with the provisions of the Welsh Language Act 1993; and at which web addresses...

      Wood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the compliance of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies with the UN Food and...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many disqualification orders have been issued following convictions of individuals of offences under sections 3(1) and...

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have been convicted of (a) breeding or breeding from, (b) selling or exchanging, (c) making or offering to...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the conviction rate was in respect of offences committed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each year since its...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many invoices her Department processed in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions her Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26...

      Deposit Refund Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many submissions on deposit refund schemes her Department has received from (a) individuals, (b) non-governmental...

      EU Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2010, Official Report, column 144W, on the EC Fisheries Council, which officials...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on which flood defence schemes work is being undertaken; on which flood defence schemes which have been approved by the...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contingency plans her Department has made to respond to flooding resulting from melting snow.

      Mosquitos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department (a) had discussions with Oxitec prior to and (b) holds information on the (i) consent procedures in...

      Nocton Dairies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on farming practices at Nocton Dairies, Lincolnshire; and if she will make a...

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which Ministers of her Department have visited the North East since their appointment; on what date such visits took place;...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the contribution of remanufacturing to her Department's waste strategy.

      Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether planned changes to food labelling regulations will include consideration as to whether meat products have been...

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the implementation of the...

      Welsh language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department last published a Welsh language scheme in accordance with the provisions of the Welsh Language Act 1993;...

      Zoos: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects on annual welfare standards in England of the EU Directive on Zoos, 1999/22/EC.

  • Transport

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will encourage UK airports serving international flights to locate or relocate to regions of the country with lower than average snowfall.

    • Aviation: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential for increasing the efficiency of the use of radio spectrum by the aviation sector.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the continuing requirement for restriction on carriage of toner cartridges by air; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the oral Statement of 1 November 2010, Official Report, columns 632-3, on the aviation security incident, when he expects the airport...

      Shipping: Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice he has received on section 32(1) of the Pilotage Act 1987 in relation to the regulation of standards of qualifications for statutory pilots.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2010, Official Report, column 188W, on bus services: finance, what estimate he has made of the likely effect of...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of the £30 million Green Bus Fund has been allocated to (a) local authorities in Sussex and (b) Brighton and Hove.

      Contracts: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the cost to the public purse has been of staff on fixed-term contracts in his Department in each month since April 2010; (2) how much his...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the maintenance and operating costs were for the Dartford Crossing in each year since 2008.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff have been appointed on a fixed-term contract by each non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department since May 2010.

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on overtime for staff working within his private office in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 expenditure.

      East Coast Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what criteria he used in making his decision on the future of the East Coast Main Line franchise; (2) what criteria he used in making his...

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department's public consultation on the route for High Speed 2 will invite consideration of the principle that high speed rail links be...

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has plans for Maidstone to be linked to the High Speed Network.

      High Speed Two: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the value for money of the High Speed Two project.

      High Speed Two: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the pre-project costs incurred by High Speed Two to date.

      High Speed Two: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the sum to accrue to the economy of (a) the West Midlands and (b) the North West from the construction of High Speed Two...

      High Speed Two: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the exceptional hardship scheme for High Speed Two.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on its departmental website since May 2010.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what his policy is on the European Commission's proposal to restrict all semi-trailers built under whole vehicle tyre approval to four metres in...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) accidents and (b) fatalities between 2000 and 2010 were recorded as having been caused by freight lorries jack-knifing; (2) what...

      London and South Eastern Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has had recent discussions with Southeastern on ensuring that commuters are not affected to an unreasonable extent by...

      London Waterloo-Twickenham Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects work to facilitate the operation of longer trains between Twickenham and Waterloo to commence.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to answer questions 26276 and 26277, on the Dartford Crossing, tabled by the hon. Member for Thurrock on 22 November 2010.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria he plans to use in decisions on the reform of the relationship between Network Rail and train operating companies across the rail network.

      Parking: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on the effect on local authority parking (a) charges and (b) penalties of reductions in central...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what advice his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) received on the compatibility of charges for radio spectrum usage by the aeronautical...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to Network Rail of providing free and concessionary rail travel to current and former employees and their...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) current and (b) former (i) employees and (ii) board members of Network Rail receive concessionary rail travel.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultation he is undertaking with passenger groups on proposed increases in rail fares; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on ensuring that those with disabilities are not adversely affected by regulated rail fare increases of 3% above the retail price index.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on levels of employment in the railway industry of the proposed restructuring of the operation of the...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of workshops planned to inform the final report of Sir Roy McNulty's value for money review.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to his Department of workshops undertaken prior to the publication of the interim report of Sir Roy McNulty's value for money review.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to make decisions about rail franchises to be retendered in 2012 and 2013.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria he plans to use to decide the length of franchises for train operating companies across the rail network.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of rail passengers on journeys of over 20 minutes who had a seat for their journey in the latest period for...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of reducing rail congestion in metropolitan areas.

      Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to reduce the incidence of suicides on the rail network in those areas with a high incidence.

      Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with train operating companies on the prevention of suicide on the rail network following the launch of the National...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what means Welsh Assembly Government Ministers are able to contribute requirements into the high level output specification for the rail network.

      Road Safety: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the change in funding from his Department to local authorities through the Road Safety Grant has been in the financial year 2010-11.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) road-gritters and (b) snow ploughs local authorities purchased in each year since 2007.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the first cascaded rail carriages to be operational on routes between Manchester and Liverpool.

      South Eastern Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what revenue support payments have been (a) provided to date and (b) allocated to South Eastern Trains under his Department's revenue share and...

      South Eastern Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of revenue South Eastern Trains received (a) through his Department's share and support model scheme and (b) from passenger revenue...

      Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what mechanism the Local Sustainable Transport Fund will enable local authorities to continue to participate in nationally co-ordinated programmes;...

      Train Operating Companies: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he (a) took and (b) plans to take to monitor the performance of (i) Network Rail and (ii) train operating companies during the winter...

      Trams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on his Department's trial of tram-trains; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the incoming permanent secretary for his Department was selected; who sat on the appointments panel; and what previous experience of transport...

      Transport: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contingency plans his Department has made to respond to flooding on the transport network resulting from melting snow.

      Transport: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether decisions to proceed with local authority major transport schemes will be taken using the new appraisal methodology; (2) whether local...

      Transport: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential role of the voluntary sector in delivering active travel programmes sponsored by his Department.

      Virgin Rail: West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of new carriages required by Virgin Rail Projects Ltd for the West Coast Mainline.

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse of maintenance of Waterloo International terminal has been in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      West Coast Railway Line: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the level of overcrowding of West Coast main line services out of Euston station at peak times ; and if he will...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Terrorism: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) discussions he has had and (b) representations he has received on the issue of on-the-runs since 6 May 2010.

  • Scotland

    • Prisoners: Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Scottish Interim Elections Management Board on the Government's proposals for voting by prisoners.

    • Sea Rescue: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the proposed closure of coastguard stations in Scotland.

  • Prime Minister

    • Taxation

      To ask the Prime Minister what steps are taken before the award of honours to establish whether recipients and their companies pay tax in the UK.

    • Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister how many overseas visits he has undertaken since his appointment; and what the (a) duration and (b) purpose of each visit was.

  • Home Department

    • Assisted Return Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on the assisted return scheme in each of the last 12 months.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 546W, on asylum: deportation, how many of the 176 asylum seekers who...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many adult asylum seekers had been (a) granted and (b) refused permission to remain in the UK in the latest period for which figures...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied children aged (a) under five years, (b) between six and 11 and (c) between 12 and 16 years are awaiting a decision...

      Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Government plans to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cyber attacks against targets in the UK have been recorded since 2000; what the nature was of each such attack; and from what (a)...

      Cybercrime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on tackling cyber attacks.

      Demonstrations: Parliament Square

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will discuss with Westminster city council its estimate of the time it will take to repair the pavement area around the grass in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many agency workers her Department and its agencies employ at each pay grade.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the effect of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax on her Department's annual expenditure.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children aged (a) under five, (b) six to 11 and (c) 12 to 16 years are being held in each immigration detention centre.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects of the control of mephedrone on levels of use of (a) mephedrone and (b) cocaine and amphetamines.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for a firearms licence were refused in each of the last five years in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne and (b) the UK.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) shotgun and (b) firearm certificate applications were refused in (i) Cumbria, (ii) Cornwall and (iii) Berkshire in the last 12...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) shotgun and (b) firearm certificate applications were refused in the (i) Metropolitan Police Service area, (ii) West Midlands...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will meet Unseen (UK) to discuss the Government's proposed new policy on combating human trafficking.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with representatives of non-governmental organisations on her Department's strategy on combating human...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to encourage information sharing between police forces in respect of human trafficking offences.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there were for offences relating to child trafficking in each year since 2007.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that under her proposed changes to the immigration system, only (a) senior managers and (b) key...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letter sent to her by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 2 November 2010 with regard to Ms N...

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (1) she has received any representations from (a) the police and (b) other (i) individuals and (ii) organisations on the policing...

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the cost to the public purse was of policing the demonstrations in (a) the area around Parliament and (b) other areas of London...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether training is available to police officers to help them recognise emotional distress and anxiety in people who are suicidal; and if she...

      Special Constables: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of deploying special constables as a means of increasing police visibility in London.

      Visas: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the removal of (a) the two-year post-study visa and (b) the highly-skilled visa on (i)...

      Visas: TB Screening Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the effectiveness of the TB Visa Screening Programme.

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Crown Prosecution Service.

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent estimate he has made of the effect of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax on the Law Officers' Departments' annual expenditure.

      Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps his Department plans to take to seek to increase the conviction rate for offences of (a) domestic violence and (b) sexual assault.

      Rape and Hate Crimes: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutors specialising in (a) rape and (b) hate crime cases there were in each year since 2005.

      Witnesses: Finance

      To ask the Attorney-General what funding the Crown Prosecution Service plans to provide to witness care units in each year of the spending review period.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Press Freedom

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on how many occasions his Office has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May 2010; in respect of how many such...

    • Lockerbie: Bombings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether the Cabinet Secretary's report of the review of papers relating to the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi will include advice from the...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the UK's Official Development Assistance will be spent on debt relief in each year from 2010-11 to 2013-14.

    • Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to support the G8 objective to reduce the global average cost of transferring remittances from 10 per cent. to...

      Developing Countries: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which countries his Department provides funding for non-governmental organisations combating human trafficking.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to involve diaspora groups in the UK in development projects in their countries of origin.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to achieve the target of spending 0.7% of gross national income on international aid from 2013.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's aid budget in 2014-15 will be spent on Official Development Assistance.

      Tanzania: BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) correspondence, (b) discussions and (c) meetings there have been between (i) Ministers and (ii) officials of his Department...

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in each of the last five years.

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs in each of the last five years.

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided to UNICEF in each of the last five years.

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided to the UN Development Programme in each of the last five years.

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow of 3 November 2010, Official Report, column 828W, on UN Women's...

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his UN counterparts on the participation of civil society in the UN Women's Agency.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his most recent assessment is of the level of access to broadband in Norfolk; and what steps his Department is taking to...

    • Broadband: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of households in each parliamentary constituency in Norfolk with access to...

      Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many applications under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme were refused in 2009-10.

      Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of creative industries to economic growth.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many political advisers have been appointed in his Department since May 2010; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many policy advisers have been appointed in his Department since May 2010; and what the cost to the public purse was of...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on ministerial cars since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps (a) his Department, (b) its agency and (c) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of redundancies, including the payment of pensions, as a result...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many residential staff training events his Department has funded since May 2010; and what the cost was of each such event.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on ministerial travel since May 2010.

      Internet: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of harassment and bullying on social networking sites.

      Olympic Delivery Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many contracts the Olympic Delivery Authority has been awarded to firms located in (a) Wales, (b) each region of...

      Olympic Delivery Authority: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate the Olympic Delivery Authority has made of the number of contracts remaining to be let in respect of the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the monetary value was of London 2012 Olympics construction contracts awarded to companies registered in (a) Wales, (b)...

      UK Film Council: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what projects in Wales the UK Film Council has supported in each of the last five years.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether (a) the local education authority and (b) any body other than the Secretary of State will have a formal role in academy school dispute...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in (a) Coventry, (b) West Midlands and (c) England had registered an interest in becoming an academy school on the latest date for...

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of pupils who drop out of mainstream education in the latest period in which figures are available; and...

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of providing alternative education to pupils who have dropped out of mainstream...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanisms will be in place to assist those schools whose project funding was reduced or cancelled in the Building Schools for the Future capital...

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to encourage schools to work together with local community groups, social services and health authorities to...

      Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many families were referred to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in 2009-10.

      Children: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with representatives of child victims of domestic violence on the funding of services for those children.

      Children: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for future funding of organisations supporting child victims of domestic violence.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many invoices his Department processed in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people aged between 16 and 18 received assistance from the Learner Support Fund in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) the 2010-11 academic...

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding he plans to allocate to the discretionary learner support fund in 2011-12.

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he plans to provide to schools, colleges and training organisations on levels of financial support to students through the discretionary...

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people he expects to receive grants from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund in its first full year of operation.

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what allocation each school and college in Warrington North constituency will receive from the Discretionary Support Fund in the financial year 2011-12.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial assistance will be available to young people not already in receipt of education maintenance allowance who start a course in further...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Warrington North of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 593W, on education maintenance allowance:...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Warrington North on 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 593W, on education maintenance allowance:...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of the funding currently provided for education maintenance allowance will be allocated to the (a) Enhanced Learner Support Fund and (b)...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to permit those students currently receiving an education maintenance allowance of £30 per week in the first year of their...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of students currently receiving education maintenance allowance in (a) Sunderland, (b) the North East and...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has commissioned on whether there is a deadweight cost associated with education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what evidence he has evaluated in determining whether there is a deadweight cost associated with education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 640, on...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what method he used to assess the effects of ending the education maintenance allowance system on the number of young people remaining in post-16...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria he uses to determine which questions on education maintenance allowance and its successor fund are answered by (a) Ministers in his...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what equality impact assessment he undertook before making the decision to abolish the education maintenance allowance; and what the outcome was of any...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the evidential basis was for his conclusion that 90 per cent. of recipients of education maintenance allowance would have stayed on in education...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what use he made of the report of the National Foundation for Educational Research in reaching his decision to abolish the education maintenance...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Warrington North of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 593W, on education maintenance allowance:...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Stoke-on-Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people resident in each local authority ward in Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency are in receipt of education maintenance allowance.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to bring forward proposals to reduce the expenditure of schools on examinations.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he made of the average cost (a) per maintained secondary school, (b) per pupil in the maintained secondary sector and (c) to the...

      Educational Underachievement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the rate of educational underachievement.

      Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding from the ethnic minority achievement grant was allocated to each (a) Black Caribbean, (b) Black African, (c) Black Other, (d)...

      Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much ethnic minority achievement grant funding each local education authority in London received in the last year for which figures are available.

      Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of the (a) ethnic minority achievement grant and (b) list of eligible groups in receipt of that grant; and if he...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the merits of providing financial capability education for pupils (a) at Key Stage (i) three and (ii) four and (b) as part of the...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make an estimate of the potential savings to the public purse arising from the provision of financial capability education to children.

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he last met officials in his Department to discuss the provision of financial education in schools; and if he will make it his policy to meet the...

      Free School Meals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were (a) eligible for and (b) received free school meals in (i) West Ham constituency, (ii) the London borough of Newham and (iii)...

      Free School Meals: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the level of take-up of free school meals in Richmond Park constituency.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people are employed in his Department's Free School Group.

      Free Schools: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 25708 on guidance for schools wishing to convert to academy or free school status that are subject to a private...

      Geography: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils in each local authority were taught geography at (a) GCSE and (b) A level in each of the last three years for...

      Gifted Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what programmes his Department has in place to support gifted and talented children; and what funding has been allocated to each of these programmes in...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the future provision of grammar schools; and what plans he has for the future number of grammar schools.

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the International Baccalaureate (IB); and whether he plans to encourage new academies to offer the IB curriculum.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what budget he has allocated for the British Council's Language Teaching Assistance Scheme for each of the next four years.

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the (a) Church of England, (b) Church of England's Education Division,...

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the findings of the Annual Report of HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills for 2009-10; and if...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to increase the take-up of free early education places by (a) couples and (b) lone parents who are not in employment; and if he...

      Pre-school Education: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what representations he has received from nursery providers on the effects of recent changes to the Code of Practice on Free Nursery Education;...

      Primary Education: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of teaching staff in primary schools who are (a) male and (b) female; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that parents with more than one child who fulfil all relevant admissions criteria are able to send their...

      Schools: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he had on school sport with (a) partnership development managers, (b) school sport co-ordinators, (c) competition managers...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many ring-fenced budgets relating to schools expenditure in 2010-11 will continue to be ring-fenced by his Department for 2011-12.

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the nomination by political groupings of candidates for school governor posts.

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made for benchmarking purposes of online learning practice in other countries; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to increase the range of learning difficulties and disabilities covered by courses provided in teacher training colleges.

      Schools: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to encourage the teaching of music in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: PFI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who will be responsible for the payment of annual charges relating to a private finance initiative contract in schools which convert to academy or free...

      Schools: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the financial savings to schools from a five basis point reduction in private finance initiative payments.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding for school sports partnerships was allocated to each local authority area in 2009-10.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in Lancashire have received school sports grants; how much was paid to each school; and how much was spent in each parliamentary constituency.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent research he has evaluated on the transfer of responsibility for teaching standards from government to schools.

      Schools: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether he has had recent discussions on the installation of (a) CCTV, (b) listening devices and (c) other surveillance equipment in schools;...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to consult head teachers on the operation of careers guidance services in their schools in 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Science: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to ensure a high standard of science education, including practical science, in free schools.

      Social Work College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of establishing the Social Work College.

      Special Educational Needs: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) representations he has received and (b) discussions he has had on the requirement for qualified teacher status and accredited training for...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of shortages of qualified teachers in each region.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to use the expansion of Teach First to primary school level to increase the number of male teachers.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much he plans to allocate to fund teacher training in training schools in each of the next four financial years.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the inclusion of (a) independence, (b) economic well-being and (c) emotional intelligence skills training in vocational...

      Vocational Guidance: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much each local authority spent on careers and Connexions services in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what information his Department holds on...

      Vocational Guidance: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanisms will be in place to ensure that common professional standards for careers and Connexions services in each local authority will be...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to reply to question 22779, on the proposed pupil premium, tabled on 6 November 2010 for ordinary written answer.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to provide a substantive answer to question 29328, on ministerial guidance to officials, tabled on 2 December 2010 for answer on 7...

      Young People: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of mapping systems in planning the provision of services for young people; (2) what mapping...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many young people in Bristol East constituency were not in education, employment or training on the latest date for which figures are...

      Youth Sport Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families has met Baroness Campbell of Loughborough to discuss the work of the Youth...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Work Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work clubs have been established since May 2010.

    • Pensioners: Effects of Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent research his Department has undertaken on the effects of inflation on pensioners.

      Long-term Benefit Recipients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he has made on his proposals to assist long-term benefit recipients into employment.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what evidence he used to determine that planned changes to housing benefit for those out of work for over 12 months will increase employment levels.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of local housing allowance recipients between the ages of 25 and 35 in receipt of each passported benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the change in the housing benefit bill attributable to the introduction of his proposed affordable rent model.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of claimants of local housing allowance who will make an additional payment to cover the...

      Annuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to increase take-up of the open market option when purchasing an annuity.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what work the audit committee of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has undertaken on the quality of decision making in child...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his speech to the annual conference of Relate, on 3 November 2010, what the evidential basis was for his statement that (a)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission's (a) qualitative research on promotion of child maintenance and...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in child maintenance arrears was not pursued by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission following suspension of collection in...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) absolute poverty, (b) relative poverty and (c) combined material...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loans his Department has issued in the last 12 months in (a) North Tyneside constituency, (b) the North East and (c) England.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many invoices his Department processed in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department and its predecessors spent on press cuttings services in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) steps he is taking to encourage small businesses to bid for contracts let by his Department and (b) recent guidance he has provided...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on grey fleet in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account he took of his Department's policy of personalisation in developing his proposals for the removal of the mobility component of...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in residential or nursing home care in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington were in receipt of disability living allowance...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of administering the (a) higher and (b) lower rate of the mobility component of disability living...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people living (a) in residential care homes and (b) independently who receive the mobility component of disability living allowance...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people living (a) in residential care and (b) independently who receive the mobility component of...

      Disability Living Allowance and Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 18 and 65 receive disability living allowance and a means-tested benefit.

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence with (a) organisations representing disabled people and (b) local...

      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: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 789W, on disability living allowance: care homes, whether his Department...

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received from local authorities on his decision to remove the mobility component of disability living...

      Disability Living Allowance: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effects on levels of mental health and wellbeing of recipients of the mobility component of...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what interim arrangements he plans to put in place for people with (a) mental health conditions and (b) chronic fluctuating conditions who...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has assessed the merits of exempting people diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis from the work capability assessment for...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Livingston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance in Livingston constituency have been judged fit for work since...

      Employment Schemes: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to set a limit on the amount each approved prime contractor under the Work Programme can charge for administration purposes...

      Employment Schemes: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for further education colleges in the provision of training under the Work Programme; and what discussions (a) he and (b)...

      Future Jobs Fund: Waltham Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people from Waltham Forest participated in the Future Jobs Fund in 2009-10; and what the employment status of each is.

      Housing Benefit: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to use the housing benefit system to address the increase in the level of (a) fuel poverty and (b) child poverty.

      Housing Benefit: Job Seekers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the average period of time for which claimants will continue to receive jobseeker's allowance (JSA) after the reduction in...

      Housing Benefit: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many working families in Liverpool are in receipt of housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many households in Liverpool, Wavertree constituency receive local housing allowance at the rate for a five bedroom property; (2)...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average amount of local housing allowance paid for each tenure type was in (a) Dumfries and Galloway local authority area and (b)...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance in (i) the Dumfries and Galloway local authority area and (ii)...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the Dumfries and Galloway local authority area and (b) Dumfries and Galloway constituency receive local housing allowance.

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consultation was undertaken before making the decision to restrict the criteria for applications for funding under the Independent Living...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received from local authorities on his proposals to phase out the Independent Living Fund.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which Minister in his Department has lead responsibility for the implementation of recommendations of Lord Young's review of health and...

      Institute for Fiscal Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2010, Official Report, columns 357-58W, on the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), what contracts his...

      Jobcentre Plus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the surface area is of each jobcentre in each London borough.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged 18 to 24 years had been receiving jobseeker's allowance for more than nine months in October 2010.

      Motability: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 789W, on disability living allowance: care homes, how many users of the...

      Motability: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2010, Official Report, column 819W, on disability living allowance: care homes, how many claimants of...

      National Insurance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the level of fraudulent use of national insurance numbers; and what steps he is taking to reduce the...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many episodes of work have been mandated since the introduction of the Flexible New Deal; how many individuals have participated in such...

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to reform the administration of pension credit.

      Pensions: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to increase the level of information his Department provides to the public on (a) auto-enrolment and (b) National...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of children in Dartford constituency living in (a) absolute and (b) relative poverty.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to support long-term claimants of jobseeker's allowance in areas where New Deal contracts will cease to take new...

      Social Security Benefits: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many problem drug users resident in (a) Chatham and Aylesford constituency, (b) Medway constituency and (c) Tonbridge and Malling...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of local housing allowance who have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for more than 12 months live in (a) the...

      Social Security Disability Living Allowance Regulations 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the Social Security Disability Living Allowance...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receive the basic state pension.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the amendment of the terms of the second state pension to enable those aged under 45 years with...

      Travel to Interview

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will take steps to ensure that jobseekers living in rural areas with few transport connections are not disadvantaged by the use of...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what strategy his Department has in place to ensure the implementation of obligations arising from the UN convention on the rights of persons...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to implement its obligations arising from the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in respect of which marginal deduction rates will increase consequent on the implementation...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any Universal Credit payments attributable to official error will be recoverable from recipients as debts.

      Winter Fuel Payments: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time for an appeal decision on a rejected Winter Fuel payment claim was in the latest period for which figures are...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with existing charitable providers of welfare to work services on the introduction of the Work Programme.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to award additional prime contracts with new providers in the initial contract period of the Work programme.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what evidence he considered from previous contracts held by his Department when deciding the length of contracts under the Work programme; and...

      Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the number of employees who have opted out of the provisions of the Working Time Directive.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many consultations his Department has undertaken lasting (a) less than six weeks, (b) six to 12 weeks and (c) over 12 weeks in...

    • Electricity: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely change in energy costs for consumers that will result from his proposals to ensure third-party...

      Electricity: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what factors he took into account in determining the length of the consultation period on the provision of third party access to...

      Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many new build non-residential properties were built with ground source heat pumps in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from energy providers on (a) recent and (b) forthcoming energy price increases.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2010, Official Report, column 808W, on energy: prices, (1) when he expects the Energy Intensive...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had on electricity price rises attributable to his proposals for electricity market reform with...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effects on each decile of the population by income of the average change in electricity bills attributable to his...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change on targets for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030, what account...

      Heating: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many new residential properties were built with ground source heat pumps in each year since 2005.

      North East

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

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Tamworth of 16 December 2010, Official Report, column 1039, on nuclear power...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's consultation on revised funded decommissioning programme guidance for new nuclear power stations, if...

      Nuclear Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's consultation documents on electricity market reform published on 16 December 2010, which types of...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to implementing the proposals in the European Commission Communication: Facing the challenge of the...

      Oil: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department received from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in respect of the accident on 23 December 2009...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many new non-residential properties had solar panels included in their construction in each year since 2005.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many solar panels were retro-fitted to existing properties in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008 and (e) 2009.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of residential properties which have solar panels.

      Welsh language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department last published a Welsh language scheme in accordance with the provisions of the Welsh Language Act 1993; and at...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Learning: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what budgetary changes he expects to arise from implementation of his plans to reform adult community learning; and if he will...

    • Apprentices: EC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has plans to identify best practice in respect of apprenticeship schemes in other European countries.

      Departmental Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what grants have been awarded by his Department in 2010-11 to date; what grants he plans to award in each of the next two years;...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) steps he is taking to encourage small businesses to bid for contracts let by his Department and (b) recent guidance he...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from which external (a) individuals and (b) organisations his Department has sought scientific advice since 1 August 2010.

      Departmental Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure science and engineering evidence contribute to his Department's (a) strategy and (b) policy...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what weight he gives to the views of (a) non-governmental organisations, (b) unions, (c) business and (d) other interested...

      Export Controls: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the export of potassium chloride and pancuronium bromide by British companies for use in executions in the...

      Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in the office of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government.

      Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has allocated to the office of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government in each of the last three years.

      Innovation Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the annual running costs of innovation centres supported by regional development agencies were in each of the last three years.

      Innovation Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding was given to each innovation centre supported by regional development agencies in each of the last five years.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in respect of which consultations conducted by Ofcom deadline extensions were granted to some parties.

      Ofcom: Opinion Leader Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely total cost to his Department of Opinion Leader Research's review of relay services on...

      Ofcom: Opinion Leader Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much Ofcom expects to pay Opinion Leader Research for the conduct of the second consultation to be launched in March 2011...

      Ofcom: Text Relay Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he expects the review of text relay services by Ofcom to be linked to the implementation by his Department of the revised...

      STEM Assurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his future plans are for the STEM Assurance Scheme.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on its ability to set its own income threshold for Scottish...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the variations in the real interest rate to be charged on student loans for graduates earning between £21,000 and...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what responsibility (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Student Loans Company will have for (i) applying the annual uprated...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of mature students graduating in each year of the comprehensive spending review...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the likely change in the average level of household debt attributable to the...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of students who enter higher education of a tuition fee of (a)...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of higher fees on the duration of university courses which currently last four years.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Student Loans Company on excess repayments.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students are waiting for overdue loan payments to be made; and if he will make a statement.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what average period elapsed between the end of the financial year and the issue by the Student Loans Company of loan statements...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to ensure that his policy on the provision of telecommunications services to British Sign Language...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to implement its obligations arising from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Society Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance he plans to provide to civil society groups who wish to engage with the Government's proposals to increase the participation of civil...

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information he has received from local authorities in each parliamentary constituency on the size of the electorate for parliamentary elections...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff employed by the Prime Minister's Office were not paid at a rate equivalent to or above the London living wage in the latest period for...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions the Cabinet Office has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May 2010; in respect of...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Departmental Sponsorship

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what expenditure (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies incurred on sponsorship in each year since 1997 for which figures are...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to ensure that electronic and postal contact information for (a) Government Departments and (b) Ministers is...

      Government Departments: Work Experience

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many internship opportunities for black, Asian and minority ethnic applicants have been (a) advertised and (b) undertaken in each central...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's policy manual containing the managed move policy applied to its human resource activities;...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Tottenham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the claimant (a) count and (b) rate is in (i) Tottenham constituency and (ii) the Northumberland Park Ward.

      Legal Services Commission: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance documents were provided by the Office of Government Commerce to the Legal Services Commission in respect of its 2010 tenders in 2008-09;...

      North East

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley who live in a...

      Private Sector: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether employees transferring from the public to the private or voluntary sectors will be covered by TUPE regulations after the removal of the two-tier...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2010, Official Report, column 143W, on public sector procurement, what plans the Office of Government Commerce...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he evaluated the experience of summer camps in other countries in developing his proposals for a national citizenship service.

      Winter Resilience Network

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the remit is of the winter resilience network; who the members are of that network; when that network was established; and if he will make a statement.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his policy is on the involvement of service users in commissioning services to treat (a) alcoholism and (b) drug addiction; (2) whether he...

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role he expects Public Health England to play in raising awareness of the health implications of (a) alcoholism and (b) drug addiction in local...

      Animal Products: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on proposals made by the European Commission on a moratorium on the cloning of animals for food production; and what advice he has...

      Blood: Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2010, Official Report, column 173W, on blood: hepatitis, on what date the review of payments for compensation will...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on which initiatives of his Department and its agencies expenditure on advertising has been incurred in each of the last five years; how much was spent on...

      General Practitioners: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has issued guidance to Newcastle Bridges GP commissioning consortium on (a) the desirability and frequency of executive...

      Health Visitors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS bodies will employ health visitors following implementation of his proposals to replace primary care trusts.

      Hydrotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS hydrotherapy pools were (a) opened and (b) closed in each primary care trust in each of the last five years; (2) how many NHS...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to encourage new providers to bid for community contracts as part of the reforms proposed in the public health White Paper.

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on the monitoring arrangements for the NHS Commissioning Board.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations his Department has received on the introduction of a legal duty of candour in healthcare.

      North East Strategic Health Authority: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) middle grade doctors and (b) middle grade doctor vacancies there were in each accident and emergency department in the North East Strategic...

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to publish guidance for healthcare professionals on the chronic pain pathway; and if he will make a statement.

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to (a) general practitioners, (b) pain specialists and (c) patients on dealing with chronic pain.

      Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the independent report commissioned into the dismissal of the chief executive of the...

      Social Services: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the funding made available to assist the NHS and local authority social services departments to integrate their services has been allocated to...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has for funding (a) the National Sentinel Stroke Audit and (b) the Stroke Improvement National Audit Programme after...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public awareness campaigns his Department is running to warn at-risk groups of the (a) dangers and (b) symptoms of tuberculosis.

  • Justice

    • Coroners: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the annual cost of legal representation was of the Government at completed inquests into all cases where the Government was represented in each...

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which constituencies a magistrates' court or county court will not be located following the implementation of his proposals for courts closures.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the distance is from each court which will close under his proposals for court closures to the nearest equivalent court which will remain open; and...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 expenditure.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests have been received by Ministers in his Department for meetings with the President of the Law Society since 6 May 2010; and how many...

      Family Courts: Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who attended the meeting on 15 January 2010 between the Legal Services Commission and the Law Society on the family tendering exercise.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the population will have access to legal aid following the implementation of his Department's proposed reforms; and what proportion of...

      Legal Aid Scheme and Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the proposed timetable for the (a) reform of legal aid and (b)...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the implications of his proposals for a single telephone gateway for civil legal aid services, on people who (a) do not...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether individuals who are referred for specialist advice will have a choice of provider following the implementation of his proposals for a single...

      Legal Aid: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what terms of agreement were reached between the Law Society, the Legal Services Commission and his Department arising from the judgment of the Court of...

      Legal Aid: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what provisions in the Legal Services Commission's Unified Contract (Civil) 2007 provided for subsequent amendment to that contract.

      Legal Aid: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the Legal Services Commission extended the Unified Contract (Civil) 2007 pursuant to clause 13.4 of the contract's standard terms; and...

      Legal Aid: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps the Legal Services Commission has taken to (a) record and (b) process complaints made about its tendering exercises; and what have...

      Legal Aid: Contracts

      ; and (a) on what date and (b) by what means such steps were taken.

      Legal Aid: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what role in the decision of the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to extend the 2007 unified contract under clause 13.4 of that contract was played by the...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Legal Services Commission spent on (a) professional subscriptions and (b) costs in connection with the employment of its Principal Legal...

      Legal Services Commission: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the obligations of the Legal Services Commission are regarding notification as set out in clause 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006; and...

      Legal Services Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of the Legal, Commissioning and Operational Policy Department of the Legal Services Commission (LSC) with what job title were based in...

      Legal Services Commission: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who gave authorisation, and in what form, for the participation of the Principal Legal Adviser to the Legal Services Commission (LSC) in an advanced...

      Legal Services Commission: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Legal Services Commission spent on the provision of education and training courses in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10 and (d)...

      Pleural Plaques: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many payments under the Pleural Plaques Compensation Scheme have been made in Tyne and Wear; and how many such claims are being processed.

      Pleural Plaques: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the average amount of time taken to process a claim under the Pleural Plaques Compensation scheme.

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which agency will be collecting data in respect of any re-offending by prisoners leaving HM Prison Peterborough under the provisions of the Social Impact...

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the most recent recidivism rate was for prisoners leaving HM Prison Peterborough.

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to the merits of extending the Social Impact Bond scheme to (a) high risk, priority and prolific offenders and (b)...

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to fund social sector organisations participating in the Peterborough pilot of the Social Impact Bond.

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Prison Service will take in respect of prisoners in HM Prison Peterborough who are eligible for the Social Impact Bond scheme and decline...

      Remand in Custody: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) men and (b) women were remanded in custody in each of the last three years; and how many were given a custodial sentence in each such year.

      Reparation By Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much income was received by probation trusts through community payback schemes in 2009-10.

      Reparation By Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of the probation service are engaged in delivering the community payback scheme.

      Restraint Techniques: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which organisation has developed the restraint techniques under consideration by the Restraint Accreditation Board; what expertise that organisation has...

      Restraint Techniques: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the restraint techniques currently being considered by the Restraint Accreditation Board contain a component that allows the infliction of...

      Restraint Techniques: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Restraint Accreditation Board has sought human rights legal advice in its consideration of new restraint techniques for use in children's custody.

      Restraint Techniques: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he expects identical accredited restraint techniques to be used in (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training centres and (c) local...

      Supreme Court: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what timetable has been set for repair of the ground floor windows of the Supreme Court facing Parliament Square.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which community buildings have transferred ownership to parish groups in (a) England and (b) the UK in each of the last five...

    • Buildings: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the average timber content of new buildings in each of the last five years; (2) whether his...

      Commonwealth Local Government Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what support his Department plans to provide to the biennial conference of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department provides to organisations that help migrant workers integrate into their local community.

      Construction: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what financial assistance his Department has provided to the YORbuild Framework.

      Deaths: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions his Department has had with local authorities on steps to reduce the number of elderly people who die...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions his Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May...

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many copies of each publication to which his Department subscribes it received in (a) June, (b) July and (c) August 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he made of the number of vacant properties in the (a) social and (b) private rented sector in (i) England, (ii)...

      Entertainments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on staff entertainment since 1 June 2010.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contingency plans (a) his Department and (b) local authorities have made to respond to flooding resulting from melting snow.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when he expects to announce his plans for the future of the Homelessness Basic Revenue Grant; (2) what the total monetary...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether individuals not in accommodation owing to an inability to pay rents under the proposed changes to local housing...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have unallocated financial reserves of over (a) 10 per cent., (b) 20 per cent., (c) 30 per cent.,...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many representations his Department has received on reductions in the formula grant for 2011-12.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the level of cost inflation in respect of local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Finance: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the largest formula change component is in the local government grant allocation he made in his announcement of 13 December...

      Local Government Finance: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department has identified as the most statistically significant change in the new formula for the Supporting People...

      Local Government Finance: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average change in grant funding to each district council in Worcestershire in 2011-12.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hartlepool of 26 July...

      Migrant Impact Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future (a) funding of and (b) distribution of funding by the Migrant Impact Fund.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2010, Official Report, column 480W, on planning permission: appeals, whether he plans to...

      Planning Permission: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in respect of what types of development he plans to enable neighbourhood residents to exercise planning control.

      Planning Permission: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to bring forward proposals to enable communities to hold referendums on industrial or commercial developments...

      Public Sector: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to reduce dependence of local areas on public sector employment; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local planning authorities on regional spatial strategies since 25 November 2010.

      Social Rented Housing: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social houses have been built in (a) Norwich South constituency and (b) Norfolk in each year since 1997; and how many...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

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

  • Treasury

    • Annuities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average change in the number of people purchasing an annuity from a provider other than their existing pension provider was in each year since the...

    • Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs takes to ensure that a company registered as dormant is not trading; and if he will make a statement.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs initiated a request for a company to be struck off the Register of Companies in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether HM Revenue and Customs requests information from banks on accounts held for UK registered limited companies for the purposes of comparison with...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to how many notices of intention to strike a company from the Register of Companies HM Revenue and Customs raised an objection in each tax year since 2007-08.

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the five reasons HM Revenue and Customs has most frequently given in objection to the striking off of a company from the Register of Companies since...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many notices of intention to strike a company from the Register of Companies HM Revenue and Customs received in the tax year (a) 2007-8, (b) 2008-09...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases where HM Revenue and Customs raised objection to the striking off of a company by the Register of Companies was that objection acted upon...

      Consumer Protection and Markets Authority: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to give the Treasury Select Committee the power of veto over the appointment of the Chief Executive of the...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies which submitted form CT41G Dormant Company Insert in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 were granted dormant company status and...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a standard period of exemption from filing corporation tax returns was granted to companies which claimed to be dormant in (a) 2007-08, (b)...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many inquiries into the suspected abuse of dormant company status for corporation tax purposes were undertaken in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c)...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of penalties charged in respect of late submission of corporation tax returns in respect of accounting periods ending in (a)...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in respect of how many (a) CT41G and (b) CT41G Dormant Company Insert forms submitted to HM Revenue and Customs in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii)...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies which submitted HM Revenue and Customs forms CT41G in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 also submitted form CT41G Dormant...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many CT41G forms HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) sent to newly-formed companies in tax years (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10; and how many...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of corporation tax penalties waived in respect of (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of penalties levied but unpaid in respect of late submission of corporation tax returns in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c)...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average duration was of an exemption from filing corporation tax returns granted to a company which claimed to be dormant in (a) 2007-08, (b)...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many corporation tax payers submitted a corporation tax return to HM Revenue and Customs in respect of an accounting period ending in (a) 2007-08, (b)...

      Debts: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions his Department has had with its international counterparts on the sustainability of sovereign debt amongst countries in the Eurozone.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable has been set for the repair of the ground floor windows in his Department's building facing Parliament Square and Whitehall.

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on overtime for staff working in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's private office in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sponsorship

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what expenditure (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies incurred on sponsorship in each year since 1997 for which figures are available.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has made an equality impact assessment of the likely effects of changes in disability living allowance.

      Fraud: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals for a compensation scheme for individuals who have experienced financial loss due to parties who have acted fraudulently...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his estimate of savings from reforms to tax credits and housing benefit have taken into account increases in housing benefit entitlement...

      Linklaters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what work his Department has commissioned from Linklaters in each of the last five years; and what the monetary value was of the contracts for such work in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 11 November 2010 concerning Ms K Chung.

      National Savings and Investment Fixed Interest Savings Certificates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the withdrawal of National Savings and Investment Fixed Interest Savings Certificates from the market is a temporary measure.

      Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of extending business rate relief to businesses in rural areas with poor broadband provision.

      North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals for a pensions saving fund that would enable access to the sums accrued during (a) periods of unemployment and (b)...

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the business case for HM Revenue and Customs for outsourcing the collection of tax debts of the value of...

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax debts recorded by HM Revenue and Customs were of the value of (a) £10,000 or under and (b) over £10,000 in the last five financial...

      Revenue and Customs: Email

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the use of e-mail by those wishing to contact HMRC who are profoundly deaf and who...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the effect of student loan repayments, including the repayment of new loans, on the Government's cash requirement for...

      Tax Yields: Harlow

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

      Taxation: Arts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has made an assessment of the effect of withholding tax on creative industries at source on a territorial basis in the creative industries...

      Taxation: Self-Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much revenue was generated from SA300 statement of account forms for amounts less than the administrative cost to HM Revenue and Customs of...

      UK Banks: Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from UK banks on the Government's response to the banking and credit situation in the Republic of Ireland.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the distributional effect on each income decile of the population in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland of the change...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the likely (a) cost to and (b) time taken by small businesses to implement the proposed changes in the rate of value...

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will bring forward proposals to reduce the maximum monetary value eligible for low value consignment relief to £8; (2) when he expects to...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent research he has commissioned on the link between tax credit taper rates and incentives to work.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan and Iraq: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in relation...

    • Afghanistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to promote human rights in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of Afghanistan on the treatment of religious minorities in that country.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will initiate an inquiry into the reasons for the UK incursion into Helmand province in 2006.

      Afghanistan: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of people imprisoned in Afghanistan for converting from Islam to other religions over...

      Afghanistan: Said Musa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the imprisonment in Afghanistan of Said Musa.

      Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of diplomatic, economic and military ties between North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and the...

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to prepare for the second Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty in February 2011;...

      Balkans: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will invite the Prime Minister of Kosovo to talks in London to promote a settlement of stability in the Western Balkans.

      BBC World Service: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions his Department has recorded adverse comments from UK embassies and High Commissions in respect of the BBC...

      Belarus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the treatment of supporters of democracy in Belarus; and if he will make a statement.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Mauritius on their claim to the Chagos archipelago.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration his Department's consular directorate has given to the merits of the memorandum of understanding prepared by...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of incidences where a bereaved family has been informed through the media of the murder...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to address the human rights situation in Burma.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the protection of the human rights of trades unionists in Colombia.

      Commonwealth Local Government Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to strengthen links with local and national governments overseas as part of the biennial conference of the...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions his Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the letter from the Minister for Europe of 11 November 2010, on the European Union Bill, what his objectives...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who is to take responsibility for the (a) selection and (b) purchase of Government wines under his proposals to end the...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what acquisitions the Government Wine Cellar has made since 1 November 2010.

      Hungary: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received reports on allegations of attempts by Hungarian diplomats to disrupt a talk at the Wiener Library in...

      Iran: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Iranian authorities on the recent trial of Mrs Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr Jamaloddin Khanjani,...

      Iran: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Iranian authorities on the recent trial and sentencing of Mr Youcef Nadarkhani.

      Ivory Coast: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings the UK diplomatic representative to the Ivory Coast has had with each presidential candidate; and what reports he...

      Japan: Whales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise at the next Antarctic treaty meeting the issue of compliance by the Japanese whaling fleet with Antarctic...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the Government's commitment to stand firm on human rights in all its bilateral relationships, as referred to in the...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Indian, (b) Pakistani and (c) Kashmiri counterparts on the political...

      Kosovo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports of fraud in the recent elections in Kosovo.

      Kosovo: EU Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of Kosovo's application to join the European Union following the results of the recent...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent reports on the Libyan Government's programme to compensate those who had (a) property...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of (a) rockets and (b) mortar bombs launched into Israeli territory from (i)...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) each Minister and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) Arab states and (ii) the...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to Arab governments on securing an end to conflict with Israel since May 2010; what response he...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the (a) missile capabilities of Hamas, (b) testing of long-range rockets by Hamas and...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent representations he has received on recognition of the state of Israel as a Jewish state by the Palestinian...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he (a) has taken since September 2010 and (b) plans to take in 2011 to encourage (i) Palestinian reconciliation and...

      North Korea: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on relations between North and South Korea.

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Israel on settlements in the West Bank.

      Palestinians: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on levels of economic development in the West Bank; and if he will make a statement.

      Peru and Colombia: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to lay before Parliament the secondary legislation required for UK ratification of the EU Free Trade Agreement...

      Russia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the level of compliance of the Russian Federation with its international obligations on...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the letter from the Minister for Europe of 11 November 2010, on the European Union Bill, for what reasons his...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Venezuela on political pluralism in that country; and if he will...

      Welsh Language

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

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Morocco on the conditions of Saharawi people in the occupied Western...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on reaching a peace agreement in Afghanistan through direct and indirect talks with Taliban representatives.

    • Agriculture: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy for reducing farm thefts and the export of stolen farm goods, particularly all-terrain vehicles.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will use alcohol-related road accidents and reported alcohol-related violent incidents as outcome measures to assess the progress of the Alcohol...

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to university authorities concerning invitations to speak to universities or student union or society audiences to speakers...

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children of members of the armed forces receiving financial assistance through the continuity of education allowance scheme were pupils at (a) Eton, (b)...

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made or will make representations to the government of Azerbaijan in regard to the judgment on 22 April by the European Court of Human Rights in...

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support, if any, they intend to offer to the All-Party Parliamentary Armenian Group on their visit to the Azerbaijani province of Nagorno-Karabakh.

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current advice for travellers to the Azerbaijani province of Nagorno-Karabakh; and to which authority visa applications should be made.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commission the Financial Services Authority or the Bank of England to produce a report on the governance and risk management failures that led to...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom incorporated banks are likely to pay more per annum under the proposed banking levy, once working in accordance with the Government's...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the financial exposure of British publicly funded banks to Irish banks and Irish mortgage-backed loans.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to give to the Committee of European Banking Supervisors to end the granting of guaranteed bonuses to senior bankers.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals made by the Committee of European Bank Supervisors to restrict the payment of banker bonuses; and whether these...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure that the regulations proposed by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors for limiting the payment of bonuses at banks...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will accept Lord Turner of Ecchinswell's suggestion that there should be a public report on the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) Ministers, and (b) officials, in HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and (c) Directors, and (d) officers, of the...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence of a failure of directors' fiduciary governance at the Royal Bank of Scotland ahead of the collapse of that bank.

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 9 December (WA 72), whether they will require Lloyds Banking Group and the Royal Bank of Scotland to enter into...

      Belize

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Belize about the recapture of Allan Cal, who was convicted of the murder of Anna Lightfoot, a British...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact of the move to uprating housing and welfare benefits in line with the consumer prices index over the five...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the time taken to process claims for Income Support.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the time taken to process Income Support has increased over the last six months.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect the time taken to process Income Support to increase in 2011.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to assist Overseas Territories in marketing their tourism attractions, financial services and other products to the rest of the world; and what...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 December (WA 139-40), what limits are placed on each British Overseas Territory for the nomination...

      Burial Act 1857

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will amend the Burial Act 1857 to ensure that significant prehistorical or ancient human remains can lawfully be conserved and curated in perpetuity...

      Business Travel: Private Car Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the HM Revenue and Customs maximum rate for tax allowance for business use of private vehicles was fixed at 40p per mile; on what basis this was...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults under the age of 60 have permanent placements in care homes.

      Care Homes: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults currently residing in care homes are in receipt of personal budgets.

      Contingent Liabilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 14 December (WA 175), whether they will place in the Library of the House any legal or accounting...

      Criminality Survey 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Criminality Survey 2000.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Crown Prosecution Service is taking action to reduce the predominance of women employees in the service, who outnumber men by a factor of three to one.

      Cumbria: Earthquake

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the geological significance of the earthquake in Cumbria on 21 December and of its implications for the future site of a new nuclear...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of (a) the recent Human Rights Watch report that Congolese army officers and armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo...

      Disabled People: Access to Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance has been given to JobcentrePlus regional offices on (a) the administration of Access to Work funding for disabled employees since new regulations...

      Disabled People: Independent Living

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Freud on 13 December (WS 62) regarding the Independent Living Fund, which disability organisations they have...

      Disabled People: Independent Living

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of the Independent Living Fund on equality for disabled people who (1) currently receive money from the...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under whose instructions the Cabinet Secretary produced a paper on possible policy responses to a stalling in economic recovery (referred to as "Plan B"); and...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the Government of Egypt over the religious freedoms of Coptic Christians.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they had observers present during the Egyptian parliamentary elections on 28 November and 5 December; and, if so, whether they regarded the elections as...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of (a) the recent violent attacks on Egyptian Copts at Naga Hammadi and Omraneya; and (b) the general treatment of the Coptic population.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) which resulted in the patient being hospitalised have been reported to the Human Fertilisation and...

      Energy: Carbon Reduction Commitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 8 December (WA 55), in light of the fact that Northern Ireland government departments will participate fully in...

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what forecasts they have made of (a) baseload electricity prices, and (b) consumer electricity prices, now and in 2030, taking into account grid costs, capacity...

      EU: Accession Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the European Union has an accession fund; and, if so, how much money (in pounds) is in the fund.

      EU: Currencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 November (WA 432), what assessment they have made of the costs to the United Kingdom of returning...

      EU: Financial Stability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the meaning of the word "haircut", as referred to in Annex II of the conclusion of the European Council on 17 December.

      EU: Scrutiny Reserve

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each department, in January to June 2010 (a) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden, (b) on how many...

      EU: Stability Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the loan to the European Union Stability Fund agreed on 6 May required ratification by Parliament.

      European Financial Stability Mechanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the then Leader of the Opposition was consulted by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer before reaching an agreement on 10 May to join the European...

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the statement by the German Finance Minister, reported in the newspaper Bild am Sonntag on 12 December, that in ten years the structure...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tonnes of building aggregates have been shipped by the Ministry of Defence to the Falkland Islands in each of the last five years.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people work for the Financial Services Authority; and what is the target number of employees.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Skilled Persons (Section 166) Reports the Financial Services Authority has commissioned in each of the calendar years from 2000 to 2009 inclusive and for...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the cuts to the United Kingdom's flood defence budget on the poorest communities.

      Food: Halal Meat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the proportion of (a) beef, (b) pork, and (c) lamb, in United Kingdom supermarkets that is halal compliant.

      Framework Convention for Protection of National Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to receive the observations and recommendations of the Council of Europe on the United Kingdom's Third Report under the Framework Convention for...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of households classified as living in conditions of fuel poverty in England, Scotland and Wales are in rural areas.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by the Government of Israel that it will allow limited exports from Gaza of agricultural and textile products,...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about enlarging the fishing limit of three miles from shore in Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Verma on 13 December (Official Report, col. 396), what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, following recent calls by human rights non-governmental organisations, to request the United Nations Security Council to implement...

      Government Departments: Non-Executive Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed appointment of non-executive directors to Departments of State differs in any material respects from the current operation of the Board of...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will conclude the impact assessment related to the revocation of Planning Circular 01/06 (ODPM) Planning for Gypsy and Traveller sites; and when they...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that cancer survival rates in the United Kingdom do not fall in comparison to other western countries.

      Health: Cardiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the NHS Safe and Sustainable review of children's congenital cardiac services in England and Wales decided to exclude the option of keeping open the John...

      Health: Midwifery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are seeking to make midwifery more attractive to practitioners.

      Health: Midwifery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the numbers of midwives (a) leaving, and (b) entering, practice in each of the past 10 years.

      Health: Midwifery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the vacancy rates in midwifery posts.

      Health: Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that policies on health strike a balance between individual responsibility for health and legislation by the state.

      Health: Preventive Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have undertaken into the cost implications of investing in new innovative approaches to preventative health.

      Health: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings have taken place between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health about including participation in health research...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of support is provided for the matched funding scheme introduced in 2008 during the new Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the level of funding awarded from the Charity Research Support Fund in each of the years of the current Corporate Social Responsibility Programme, and...

      Higher Education: Tuition Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the introduction of variable student fees in 2005, what additional income accrued to English universities in each of the years 2005-06 to 2009-10.

      Holocaust Memorial Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations declaration revealing information on the extermination of the Jewish communities of...

      House of Lords: Life Peerages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 14 December (WA 169-70) and the answer by Lord McNally on 1 December (Official Report, col. 1673), how...

      Houses of Parliament: Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House what progress has been made towards introducing a public reading stage for bills. To ask the Leader of the House what progress has been made towards introducing a...

      Housing: Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation in relation to the provision by local councils of private rented accommodation for homeless families.

      Iceland: Fin Whales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Iceland with regard to their resumption of the large-scale killing of fin whales.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children are in detention for immigration and asylum purposes.

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase their support of government and non-governmental organisations' initiatives in India that target Dalits through education, economic...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the announcements by Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram and the Union Minister of State for Home, Ajay Maken, regarding the setting up...

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Bank of England's recent record in forecasting inflation.

      International Labour Organisation: Domestic Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that a new International Labour Organization Convention on Domestic Work would ensure increased legal protection for domestic workers and...

      International Space Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British scientific personnel have served on the orbiting International Space Station since it began ten years ago; and what percentage of the total number...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of Iraq and the United States about violence against Christians in Iraq.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to take, as a signatory of the Geneva Convention, to ensure compliance by the government of Israel with international law as embodied in...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the recent destruction of agricultural facilities in Bani Hassan, and the removal of two...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the recent demolition of six nurseries and three stores in Hizma in the Jerusalem...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the recent destruction of a mosque, two residential structures and four barns in Khirbet...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of the United States' decision to end its efforts to convince Israel to stop building settlements in the West Bank...

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the International Criminal Court's motion to indict several high-ranking Kenyan politicians, including the finance minister and a...

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Kenya and the International Criminal Court (ICC) about providing sufficient witness protection in the...

      Local Government: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure that cutbacks in central government funding to Cornwall County Council do not undermine programmes supported by European Union...

      Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army to Uganda and Sudan.

      Migration Advisory Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 27 September (WA 545), what are the criteria for choosing the members of the Migration Advisory...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes are planned to the roles and responsibilities of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      NHS: Ambulance Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are putting in place to support the country's NHS Ambulance Trusts in relation to reaction time standards during periods of exceptional weather.

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that local general practitioners engage with innovators and entrepreneurs and that their training takes this into account.

      NHS: Restructuring

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will use the restructuring of the health service to create a new narrative of health which goes beyond the traditional biomedical model.

      Northern Ireland: Equality Commission and Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provided the media with biographical details of those recently appointed to the Equality Commission Northern Ireland and the Parades Commission; and,...

      Northern Ireland: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 8 December (WA 70), what measures are being taken to increase the representation of women in Northern...

      Parking Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to reports of private bailiffs using common law distraint to enforce alleged debts incurred by motorists who had parked on private property;...

      Parking Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will prevent private parking companies and private bailiffs which pursue alleged debts incurred by motorists who had parked on private property...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will end the practice of not uprating pensions of United Kingdom pensioners living overseas.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the administrative cost to the Department for Work and Pensions of uprating the frozen pensions of United Kingdom pensioners living abroad while they are...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make Police and Crime Commissioners subject to an annual general meeting for questions from all stakeholders.

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of why, according to the Prison Factfile of December 2010 published by the Prison Reform Trust (page 50), only about 20 per cent of...

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of why, according to the Prison Factfile of December 2010 published by the Prison Reform Trust (page 50), only "just under a third of the...

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of why, according to the Prison Factfile of December 2010 published by the Prison Reform Trust (page 50), "only one third of education...

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what improved outcomes arose as a result of funding for prison education increasing from £47.5 million in 1999 to £122 million in 2004.

      Prudential Regulatory Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring forward proposals to enable the Prudential Regulatory Authority to publish reports following an investigation of a bank without the consent...

      Public Assets: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made about the amounts that might be realised from the sales of public assets in the years up to and including 2015.

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the legal basis for the proposed loan of £3.2 billion to the Republic of Ireland; what is the source of funds for the loan; and on what terms the loan...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they agreed to a range of loans to the Republic of Ireland; and whether they were aware that £36 million was to be spent by the Government of the...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between the Russian state and the youth organisation known as "Nashi"; and whether they have made...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider imposing visa restrictions on those linked with the death in custody in Russia of Mr Sergei Magnitsky.

      Schools: Faith Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage faith schools to admit more pupils from poorer families.

      Schools: Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the pupil premium will be funded beyond the age of 16.

      Spending Review 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of Spending Review 2010 on the funding of centres for musical education and performance by local authorities.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to both North and South Sudan on the security risks to Abyei, southern Sudan, in advance of the referendum in January.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the voting rights of the Miseriya seasonal migrants in the referendum in Abyei.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards will be put in place if there is to be increased trade with Sudan to prevent United Kingdom companies becoming complicit in human rights abuses and...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the concern of the Ngok Dinka leaders in Abyei over the failure to date of any provision for a referendum and a unilateral...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the stability of Abyei and other border areas of Sudan in advance of the January 2011 referendum; what information they have...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 December (WA 201-2), whether they will make direct representations to the Government of Turkey...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 December (WA 202), whether they will make direct representations to the Government of Turkey...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 15 December (WA 202), when they last drew those facts about freedom of worship in the United Kingdom to the...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the economy of the Turks and Caicos Islands of the imposition of Direct Rule; and whether they are aware of any...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands to counteract the rise in unemployment and social unrest since the imposition of...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the Turks and Caicos Islands to recover from the decline in their economy since the imposition of direct rule with...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the likely cost to HM Treasury of assisting the Turks and Caicos Islands to recover from the decline in its economy since the...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the reasons for the increase in court cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands since the imposition of Direct Rule; and whether there are...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to legal officers in the Turks and Caicos Islands on how to deal with cases involving citizens with mental health difficulties; and...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are engaged in the Turks and Caicos Islands special prosecution team investigating alleged corruption; how they were recruited; and how many are...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether appropriately qualified residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands were able to apply to join the special prosecution team investigating alleged corruption.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the monthly cost of the Turks and Caicos Islands special prosecution team investigating alleged corruption; what has been the total cost since the start of...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether elections will take place in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2011; and whether they have any proposals to bar those under investigation over alleged...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the attacks on journalists and media employees in Uganda during the first ten months of 2010, including cases of torture, arrest,...

      UK Investment: Foundation X

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when ministers in HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office last met or corresponded with representatives or principals from the organisation known as Foundation X.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the passing of the Higher Education Act 2004, how many universities were instructed by the Office for Fair Access to change their admission policies to...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage top universities to enrol more state school students.

      Universities: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total grant for teaching awarded to English universities by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in each of the years 2005-06 to 2009-10.

      Universities: Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 23 November (WA 323), what discussions they have had with the University of Manchester concerning the...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly last entered the United Kingdom; on which country's passport; what was the duration of any visa required; and when and where it...

      Women: Peace and Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 8 December (WA 70), what discussions the Northern Ireland Office had with other government departments...

      Young Offender Institutions: Social Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the social work posts in young offender institutions are vacant; and what steps they are taking to reduce the levels of vacant posts.

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