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Written answers

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2010, Official Report, column 740, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, how many contracts Joint Force Support...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the (a) number of pallets, (b) tonnage of supplies and (c) number of flights to Afghanistan taken by (i) RAF transport and...

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the (a) work programme and (b) budget of AWE Aldermaston of changes to the timetable for the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the arts sector in each of the borough areas of Greater London;...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what interim targets he has established in support of his target for high speed broadband connectivity in 2015.

      Rupert Murdoch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with (i) Rupert Murdoch, (ii) James...

  • Transport

    • First Capital Connect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of compliance of First Capital Connect with its franchise agreement.

    • Midland Main Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2010, Official Report, column 1001W, on the Midland main line: standards, what elements comprise the package of...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he received the interim report of Sir Roy McNulty's value for money review; and for what reasons it was not published prior to 7 December 2010.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to reduce the level of overcrowding on the rail network in (a) London, (b) non-metropolitan urban areas and (c)...

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with train operators serving Brighton on the level of service provided during the recent severe weather; and if he...

      Railways: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the processes in place to inform passengers about disruption to rail services.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on their assessment of rail transport requirements in Wales; and what the process...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the high level output specification for rail in Wales.

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the criteria used to determine the coastguard stations his Department has proposed for closure and the...

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how coastguard staff will receive improvements in remuneration following the implementation of proposals in his Department's consultation document,...

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to take steps to ensure the knowledge of the local coastline held by coastguard officers at the stations proposed for closure is...

      Sea Rescue: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) local authorities in Scotland and (b) the Scottish Executive on the proposed closure of coastguard...

      South Eastern Trains: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of South Eastern Trains on filling staff vacancies.

      Train Operating Companies: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) meetings and (b) discussions he had with train operating companies during the winter weather of November and December 2010; and if he will...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she plans to make a decision on the implementation of dual discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

    • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to implement its obligations arising from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Departmental Telephone Services

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

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2010, Official Report,...

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the average time taken by the Independent Parliamentary...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned on methods of tackling the spread of bovine TB which do...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle the spread of bovine TB.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on the food supply chain of the adequacy of existing flood defence provision.

      Nappies: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to encourage the use of reusable nappies.

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with local authorities on steps to ensure that footpaths are kept open and...

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on proposals to ensure that footpaths are kept open and accessible; and if she...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps her Department is taking to encourage recycling; (2) what steps her Department is taking to encourage waste...

      Waste Disposal: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from which date the waste hierarchy in the revised Waste Framework Directive will apply in the UK.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the relative (a) financial and (b) environment benefits of (i) waste prevention and (ii) recycling.

  • Home Department

    • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the minutes of each meeting of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in the last two years.

    • Crime: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will bring forward legislative proposals to require UK companies convicted of transnational financial crimes in UK courts to...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she plans to make changes to the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) regime following the completion of the first phase of the CRB...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to issue guidance to chief constables on the use of their discretion to remove records from the DNA database for the...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to remove and destroy records associated with false or wrongly recorded names on the DNA database.

      Domestic Violence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department allocated to (a) tackling domestic violence and (b) providing support to victims of domestic violence in each...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the level of trafficking into the UK for the purposes of (a) forced labour and (b) domestic servitude.

      Human Trafficking: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the level of trafficking into the UK for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to bring forward proposals to ban wheel-clamping by private operators; and if she will make a statement

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bangladesh: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of compliance with human rights, the rule of law and democratic...

    • Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on recognition of the Palestinian Government in Gaza.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carer's Allowance: Chatham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Chatham and Aylesford constituency (a) are in receipt of carer's allowance and (b) were in receipt of carer's allowance in...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (b) Jobcentre Plus and (c) Atos...

      Incapacity Benefit: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the evidential basis is for his Department's guidance that unpaid work and incapacity benefit are not necessarily incompatible.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the actions required to implement the recommendations of Lord Young's review of health and safety.

      Sick Leave: Ankylosing Spondylitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent estimate of working (a) years and (b) days lost through sickness absence as a result of ankylosing spondylitis.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the net effect on the state pension of a person of average income who reaches state retirement age in 2011 of the...

      Unemployment People: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed people there were in Harlow constituency in each year since 2000.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households in receipt of (a) working tax credit only, (b) child tax credit only and (c) both...

      Work Capability Assessment Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that all relevant recommendations of the Harrington Review of work capability assessments are implemented...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effects of banking regulation on its...

    • Departmental Press Releases

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

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 11W, on energy, if he will take steps through bilateral discussions...

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the proposed increase in electricity prices attributable to his proposals for...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average change in electricity bills attributable to his proposal for reform of the energy market in...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the merits of including provisions in the Energy Security and Green Economy Bill to establish a legally binding...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has discussed with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs the role of his Department in promoting...

      Fuel: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the number of people expected to be in fuel poverty in each year to 2016.

      Heating Oil Suppliers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment his Department has made of the pricing strategies of heating oil suppliers.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will implement incentives to encourage the storage of gas for the purpose of energy security in the winter of 2010-11.

      Solar Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 16 December 2010, Official Report, columns 1030-31, on community energy schemes, what steps he is...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Banks: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from the British Bankers' Association on bank bonuses in the current year; and what estimate...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which body is responsible for ensuring that speeds delivered by broadband providers meet advertised speeds.

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will undertake an assessment of debt levels and financial hardship caused by the closure of Farepak.

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will undertake an assessment of the implications for future consumer regulation of the closure of Farepak.

      Intellectual Property and Growth Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what areas he expects the panel of experts for the Intellectual Property and Growth Review to advise.

      Ofcom: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of Ofcom employees had a qualification in an engineering or science subject in (a) 2007-08, (b)...

      Ofcom: Text Relay Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the research on text relay services carried out for Ofcom by Opinion Leader...

      Phonographic Performance Limited: Voluntary Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the likely cost to the voluntary and charitable sector of the application to them of the (a)...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the likely effects on students in Poplar and Limehouse constituency of the implementation of proposed changes...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the provision of telecommunications services for British Sign Language users; and if he will make a statement.

  • Justice

    • Local Probation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the future commissioning of community punishment will include a central role for local probation trusts.

    • Former Prisoners: Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on measures to support former prisoners after their release.

      Burglary Offences: Custodial Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of people convicted of burglary offences were given custodial sentences in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Educational Opportunities: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to increase educational opportunities for prisoners.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Attorney-General on the resources available to the Director of Public Prosecutions for the implementation of the...

      Drug Dependency: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of drug dependency in prisons.

      Human Trafficking: Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department plans to provide in grants to support the provision of accommodation to adult victims of human trafficking in each of the...

      New Prisons: CSR

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many proposals for the construction of new prisons have been withdrawn as a result of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people currently serving community sentences are deemed to be high risk by the Probation Service; and how many people serving community...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the highest number of breaches of a community sentence recorded in respect of an individual was in each of the last three years; (2) how many...

      Driving Offences: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many residents of the London borough of Bexley were convicted of a motoring offence in each of the last three years.

      Environmental Information Regulations 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislative proposals equivalent to those for public bodies under the Environmental Information...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what projects his Department is operating with organisations in the charity sector to provide rehabilitation for offenders and former offenders.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2010 to question 31730, on sentencing, how many offenders in each category received a custodial sentence.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners convicted of each category of offence received a custodial sentence of (a) four years or more and (b) less than four years in each...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2010, Official Report, columns 1120-1W, on sentencing, what the highest number was of previous convictions or...

      Prison Sentences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the prisoners serving a custodial sentence of less than four years for each category of offence are repeat offenders.

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the Social Impact Bond scheme in HM Prison Peterborough of the (a) current economic situation...

      Prisoners: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of (a) the investigation into a death in custody by the Prison and Probations Ombudsman and (b) the inquest and...

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost of a prison place in (a) England and (b) Wales was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2010, Official Report, column 1115W, on the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, how many of the complaints to the...

      Prisons and Probation Ombudsman: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2010, Official Report, columns 1115-6W, on the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, what estimate he has made of the...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the (a) direct and (b) indirect costs to the public purse to date of the commissioning process for the four 1,500 bed...

      Prisons: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fires have there been in prisons in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons have visitor centres; and what the cost of (a) establishing the centre and (b) running the centre in 2009-10 was in each case.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effects on re-offending rates of prison visitor centres.

      Reoffenders: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the performance of Project Heron against its objectives; and if he will make a statement.

      Restraint Techniques: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether any restraint techniques that have been banned in secure training centres are permitted for use with children in (a) children's homes,...

      Supreme Court: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of the establishment of the Supreme Court.

      Supreme Court: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the estimated running costs of the Supreme Court are for (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Trials and Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research he is conducting into the operation of the principle of joint enterprise in criminal trials and sentencing policy; and if he will make a...

  • Education

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were in care in each year since 2007.

    • Children's Centres: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of Sure Start children's centres which will offer full day care in deprived areas following...

      Children's Centres: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the amount that it will save by phasing out the requirement for Sure Start children's centres to offer full...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the expenditure of his Department and its predecessors on printing (a) Command Papers, (b) papers laid before Parliament...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of questions to his Department tabled in the (a) House of Commons and (b) House of Lords that remained...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many young people in Darlington participated in further education in each of the last three years prior to the introduction of education...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of the Assessing Pupils Progress scheme.

      Education: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people resident in (a) West Ham constituency and (b) the London borough of Newham were not in education, employment or training (i) in...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will discuss with Teach First the teaching of financial capability as part of teacher training.

      Free School Meals: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of providing free school meals to all children in primary schools in each of the next three years; and...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) purpose and (b) objectives are of his Department's Free Schools Group.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many enquiries his Department has received from parties interested in setting up free schools to date.

      Languages: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department expects to provide for the Language Assistants programme after the 2011-12 academic year.

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2010, Official Report, column 274W, on the New Schools Network, how many items of feedback his Department has...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2010, Official Report, column 920W, on the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010, if he will place in the...

      Religion: English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to include religious studies as a humanities subject in the English Baccalaureate.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the number of surplus places available at schools in (a) Reading East constituency and (b) England in each...

      Schools: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of children at key stage 2 in maintained schools who are studying at least one modern foreign language.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many serious incident notifications subsequent to the death of a child under one year of age were received by Ofsted in each quarter since April 2007.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the future of vocational learning in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Young People: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future funding of training for school drugs advisers.

  • Treasury

    • BBC

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Great Grimsby of 30 November 2010, Official Report, column 677W, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account he took of the (a) funding components for, (b) net income of, (c) cash flow surplus of and (d) market value of the local government pension...

      Government Departments: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the implementation of efficiency savings in the comprehensive spending review period.

  • Leader of the House

  • International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the change in real terms in the UK's Official Development Assistance will be in each year between 2010-11 and 2013-14.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to involve treatment providers in the design of specifications for (a) alcohol and (b) drug addiction treatment services; and to...

    • Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to establish a National Quality Standard for rheumatoid arthritis.

      Bone Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the quality of ankylosing spondylitis services in England.

      Bone Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether an estimate has been made of the cost of ankylosing spondylitis to the (a) NHS and (b) economy in each of the last five years.

      General Practitioners: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has received a business plan from the (a) Newcastle Bridges, (b) Langbaurgh and (c) County Durham and Darlington GP...

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to provide information to the public on GP-led commissioning.

      Health Visitors: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the planned new health visitor posts will (a) be full-time and (b) be located in Greater London.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many HIV diagnoses there were (a) in each ethnic minority group and (b) in total in each year from 2005-06 to 2009-10.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost per patient was of antiretroviral therapy for HIV in the latest year for which figures are available.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department spent on HIV prevention in each year from 2005-06 to 2009-10; (2) how much of his Department's expenditure on HIV...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people of each (a) gender and (b) ethnicity were recorded as having HIV in each year from 2005-06 to 2009-10.

      John Radcliffe Hospital: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the costs of implementing the organisational recommendations of the NHS Safe and Sustainable review of children's...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish guidelines for the harvesting of non-heart beating organs from accident and emergency units; and if he will make a statement.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department plans to provide guidance to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on developing a separate appraisal...

      Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with chronic pain in each year since 2000.

      Pain: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on chronic pain in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the maximum length of time between site visits to social care providers will be under the new inspection methodology and staffing complement proposed...

      Social Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average number of site visits to be made to social care providers each year under the new inspection methodology and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Advisory Bodies: Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department issues to Government departments on the publication of the minutes and agenda items of statutory advisory committees.

    • Business: Closures

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have ceased trading in the (a) Richmond-upon-Thames and (b) Kingston-upon-Thames local authority area in each of the last three...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people identifying themselves as disabled were in employment in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in each of the last...

      Employment: Harlow

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were in employment in Harlow constituency in each year since 2000.

      Legal Services Commission: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what work has been undertaken by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) under the Supplier Feedback Service in respect of the complaint against the...

      Unemployment: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people in Richmond Park constituency were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when crew training will commence for the proposed Rivet Joint electronic warfare system, how many are expected to be trained in the first year; where this training...

    • Cabinet Office: Manual

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the estimated cost of compiling and publishing the draft Cabinet Manual.

      Care Homes: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults currently residing in care homes are in receipt of the mobility component of disabled living allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what the cost has been of education maintenance allowance payments since their inception; (b) what was the cost of administering those payments in the last...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Egypt concerning reports that their state security forces shot live ammunition at the Coptic Christian...

      Employment: Work Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reward companies who provide a person on benefits with work.

      Government Departments: Non-Executive Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish appointment letters agreed with the non-executive directors to be appointed to departments of state.

      Government: Big Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to involve both sides of industry in the work of the "Big Society".

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 16 December (WA 214), what is the total number of certificates of acceptance for studies for...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the proposal to limit housing benefit to £400 per week on the rates of evictions and homelessness.

      Independent Public Services Pensions Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Independent Public Services Pensions Commission, chaired by Lord Hutton of Furness; when Lord Hutton of Furness visited Belfast; with...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent developments there have been in diplomatic relations with the Government of Iran.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the United States Government's offer of $3 billion worth of military hardware to Israel in return for a 90-day settlement freeze...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the destruction of the "Freedom Road" in the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan by the...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the demolition of the village of Abu Al Ajaj in the Jordan Valley, displacing 150 residents.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports of young Palestinian children being arrested by the Israeli authorities and made subject to illegal transfer,...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Palestinian children accused of throwing stones and arrested in Silwan, and the 1,200 criminal cases which have...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the two most recent cases of children being shot whilst collecting building gravel in...

      Lebanon: Anti-Tank Missiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the sale by France to Lebanon of 100 anti-tank missiles with a range of four kilometres.

      Morocco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Morocco regarding the use of force by the Moroccan authorities during the dismantling of Gdaim Izyk...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 16 December (WA 220), what forecast they have made of the cost of creating a field on central information...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 16 December (WA 221), whether they will add details of any employment restrictions imposed on non-European Economic...

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have that the proposed restructuring of the NHS Business Services Authority will be more effective and efficient than current arrangements.

      NHS: Counter Fraud and Security Management Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been saved for the National Health Service by the NHS Counter Fraud Service since its inception. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the...

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Sassoon 20 December (WS 146-8) concerning the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, what role European Union directives...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many North Korean diplomats are stationed in London and how many British diplomats are in North Korea; and what representations they have made to those...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Palestinian Authority in its efforts to form an independent state before it reaches an agreement with Israel on a future two-state...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people possess public sector pension schemes in Northern Ireland; and what are the schemes' names, respective employers' contributions and subsidies.

      Schools: Contextual Value Added

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools previously shown to be outstanding in terms of contextual value added will be judged as failing under the new measure of how much value schools...

      South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what treaty obligations in respect of defence and security matters the United Kingdom has to South Korea.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what treaty obligations in respect of defence and security matters the United Kingdom has to Turkey, apart from those implied by NATO membership.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 3 December (WA 506), how many Certificates of Sponsorship for intra-company transfer visas last year...

      Young People's Learning Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments have been made in the last three years to the Young People's Learning Agency; for what reason; and whether the agency will continue.

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