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Written answers

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to his letter of 20 October 2010 to the Chairman of the BBC Trust on the 2010 Spending Review, what his policy...

    • Broadband: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the suitability of Suffolk for designation as a pilot area in the next round of Government...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to increase adult participation in sport in (a) the West Midlands, (b) London and (c) nationally...

      Youth Sports Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress his Department has made in its discussions with the Department for Education on the future work programme...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements were made at the Cancun Climate Change Summit on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

    • Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the direct carbon dioxide emissions arising from the participation of the UK delegation in the climate...

      Departmental Press Releases

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

      Energy Saving Trust : Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding the Energy Saving Trust received from his Department in each of the last three years; what funding for the Trust was...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to equalise the price of electricity for customers on (a) pre payment meters and (b) standard credit tariffs.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with oil companies on trends in the price of (a) heating and (b) other fuels.

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the combined effect of the requirement for savings to exceed repayments and varying household...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support his Department plans to provide to incentivise the establishment of district heating systems.

      London Energy Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress he has made on the commitments given at the London Energy Meeting in December 2008.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to increase the uptake of ground source heat pumps.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to increase the uptake of solar panels; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Sponsorship

      To ask the Attorney-General what expenditure the Law Officers' Departments incurred on sponsorship in each year since 1997 for which figures are available.

    • Ubani: Daniel

      To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2010, Official Report, column 64W, on European Arrest Warrant: Dr Daniel Ubani, what the minor corrections were which the Serious...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Belarus: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK's policy on election monitoring of the decision of the Government of...

    • Belarus: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Belarus on the arrest and detention of candidates in the presidential...

      Belarus: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the recent presidential election in Belarus.

  • Prime Minister

    • Fireworks

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Northampton North of 8 December 2010, Official Report, column 304, which body is responsible for the enforcement of...

    • Mikhail Khodorkovsky

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make representations at his next meeting with the President of the Russian Federation on the (a) trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev and (b)...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register: Fraud

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he plans to take to reduce fraudulent entries on the electoral register.

    • Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the role to be played by (a) the Directgov website and (b) other Government websites in informing the public about (i) individual...

  • International Development

    • Southern Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has allocated in development assistance to southern Sudan in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Arms Trade Treaty

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

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the use of microinsurance as a mechanism to assist adaptation to climate change in the world's poorest countries.

      Developing Countries: Remittances

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the monetary value of remittances sent by UK residents to developing countries in the latest period for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 15 November 2010 concerning Mr W Howe.

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if his Department will provide support for steps to reinstate the education sector Community Accountability and Transparency Initiative...

      Overseas Aid: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on the recommendation from the Select Committee on...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department allocated to Sri Lanka in each of the last five years.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

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

  • Work and Pensions

    • Housing Associations: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of one-bedroom (a) local authority and (b) housing association properties with a rental in the...

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of recipients of local housing allowance between the ages of 25 and 35 who are in employment.

      Housing Benefit: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many households in Blaenau Gwent constituency claiming housing benefit have at least one member in receipt of jobseeker's allowance;...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households received housing benefit payments in (a) Richmond upon Thames and (b) Kingston upon Thames local authority area in the...

      Housing Benefit: Lanarkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) housing benefit and (b) local housing allowance recipients in (i) South Lanarkshire and (ii) Rutherglen and Hamilton...

      Housing Benefit: South Lanarkshire

      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 are resident in (a)...

      Incapacity Benefit: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many adults of working age in Richmond Park constituency claimed incapacity benefit in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of appeals made by benefit claimants to the First-tier Tribunal were attended by an official of the Ministry of Justice...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of appeals made by child support claimants to the First-tier Tribunal were attended by an official of the Ministry of Justice...

      State Earnings Related Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans he has to enable individuals to make representations on his proposals for the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme when the...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider the merits of extending the time between employment and support allowance capability to work assessments for people with...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to answer question 20879, tabled by the hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow on 26 October 2010.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Asset Transfer Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to provide information to the public on the Asset Transfer Unit; and if he will make a statement.

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the number of households likely to present as homeless in (a) Gateshead local...

      Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the number of people who are homeless in the (a) Richmond-upon-Thames and (b) Kingston...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if his Department will take steps to ensure that people in receipt of housing benefit have better access to private rented...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes he expects to be built under the New Homes Bonus scheme in Gateshead local authority area in each year of the...

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the standard of accommodation in the private rented sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Right to Acquire Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2010, Official Report, column 481W, on the Right to Acquire Scheme, whether he plans to...

  • Home Department

    • Violent and Sex Offenders Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were on the violent and sex offenders register on the latest date for which figures are available.

    • Violent and Sex Offenders Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people convicted of a sexual offence and released from custody failed to register on the violent and sex offenders register in the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Game Birds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will include a ban on the use of enriched cages in her Department's Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds...

    • Water Voles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to protect water voles from predation by the mink population.

  • Defence

    • Addison Lee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) his Department and (b) the public bodies for which his Department is responsible contract services from Addison Lee private hire taxi company.

  • Scotland

    • Fuels: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on ensuring continuity of fuel deliveries during severe weather.

    • UK Reform of Consumer and Enforcement Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has formal representation on the working group established by the Scottish Executive in December 2010 on UK reform of consumer...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment the Regulatory Policy Committee made of the impact assessment on the implementation of the dual discrimination provisions of the...

  • Health

    • Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to make provision for training of Sure Start health visitors.

    • Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) intensive care and (b) high dependency beds there were in the NHS in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; and...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many outpatient appointments requiring a temporary non-overnight use of a hospital bed were cancelled in December 2010 for reasons attributable to...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to hospital as a result of injuries sustained in fires that were electrical in origin in each of the last five years; and...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the preparedness of the NHS for influenza from (a) Asthma UK, (b) the British Medical Association, (c) the...

      Kidney Patients: Hospital Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the likely effects on kidney dialysis patients of imposing financial penalties on dialysis units which provide mixed sex...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence he has received on the effects of plain packaging of cigarettes on levels of smoking.

      Swine Flu: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many extracorporeal membrane oxygenation treatment machines are available in each region.

      Swine Flu: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average daily cost to the NHS of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation treatment of a patient was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Tuberculosis: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his proposals for health premiums on the allocation of funding to tuberculosis prevention measures.

  • Education

    • CAFCASS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the salary is of the (a) chief executive and (b) other senior executives of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

    • Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will take steps to ensure that the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service prepares contingency plans to enable it to respond...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish regulations and guidance under section 25 of the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 on care breaks.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children aged (a) under one, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine, (d) between 10 and 16 and (e) over 16 years in care as...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children left care, where care is defined as subject to a care order, police protection order, emergency protection order, or...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many local authority adoptions from care there were in England equivalent to (a) BV163 and (b) PAF C23 in each year from 1995 to 2010.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what proportion of children under the age of five left care, where care is defined as subject to a care order, police protection order, emergency...

      Departmental Lobbying

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

      Departmental Lobbying

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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.

      Educational Institutions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate his Department has made of the rate of utilisation of (a) school and (b) sixth form and further education college buildings and...

      Family Rights Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has for the funding of the Family Rights Group Advice Service after March 2011.

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial support for foster carers between placements; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which (a) further education colleges and (b) sixth form colleges (i) he, (ii) the Minister of State for Schools and (iii) the Parliamentary...

      Ofsted Children's Services Assessment in 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which 12 local authorities were identified as performing poorly in the Ofsted Children's Services Assessment in 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he made of the proportion of school children who undertook two hours of sport or physical activity at school in each of the last 10...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what factors he took into account in making his decision to reduce funding to the Schools Sports Partnerships scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Secondary Educations: Yorkshire East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) local authority maintained secondary schools and (b) secondary schools in East Yorkshire constituency are in special measures.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the (a) provision of special support services for deaf children and (b) the number of...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to encourage local authority special support services for deaf children to collaborate with other local authority services for...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department has allocated to voluntary sector organisations for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and how much such funding he plans...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to provide a substantive answer to question 29329 on Classwatch, tabled on 2 December 2010 for named day answer on 7 December 2010.

      Young People: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether a decision has been made on the funding allocation from his Department to the FRANK drugs campaign in respect of each year of the spending...

  • Transport

    • Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much each non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department spent on employing staff on fixed-term contracts in each month since April...

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what savings he expects to accrue from reductions in expenditure in each agency sponsored by his Department in each year of the comprehensive spending...

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on changes to the requirements for sight tests for drivers.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for the design of a national recharging network for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

      Film: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on (a) the production of films and (b) filming speeches for use at events since May 2010.

      Motorways: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which sections of motorways in England were closed more than once in either direction between 15 November and 21 December 2010.

      Motorways: M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the M1 motorway was closed in both directions between 15 November and 21 December 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Network Rail: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with (a) Network Rail and (b) train operating companies the provision of warm waiting areas for passengers; and if he will make a...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on High Speed 2 since the project's inception.

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanisms are in place to ensure effective collaboration between train operating companies and Network Rail when severe weather disrupts the rail...

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) the managing director of Southern Railways and (b) the chief executive of Network Rail on the treatment of...

      Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the joint campaign by Network Rail and the Samaritans to prevent suicides on the rail network.

      Railways: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Network Rail real-time operation of the Train Service Information Database; and if he will make a statement.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many rail carriages he expects to be delivered in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2014-15; (2) pursuant to the written...

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many taxi drivers are registered as exempt from an obligation to carry a guide dog in their vehicle on request.

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many instances his Department has recorded of incidents where guide dog owners and their dogs were refused access to taxis in the last five years.

      Thameslink

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

  • Justice

    • Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) capacity of and (b) occupancy rate at each bail hostel in England and Wales was on the most recent date for which figures are available.

    • Drugs: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for drug-related offences resulted in prison sentences in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 in (i) Sussex, (ii) Brighton and Hove...

      Ford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners formerly held in Category A, B or C prisons were held at HM Prison Ford on 31 December 2010.

      Ford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were being held at HM Prison Ford at the time of the disturbance in December 2010 and January 2011; and how many of these were...

      Ford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison (a) officers and (b) wardens (i) were scheduled to be on duty and (ii) were on duty at HM Prison Ford on (A) 30 December 2010, (B) 31...

      Guide Dogs: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many taxi drivers have been prosecuted for offences related to refusing access to a taxi to a guide dog owner and the dog in the last five years.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress his Department has made on providing guardians ad litem for child victims of human trafficking; and if he will make a statement.

      Multi Agency Public Protection Panels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were being monitored by multi agency public protection panels on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made on the effectiveness of funding projects for the Diverting Women from Custody programme in preventing criminal behaviour.

      Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had on the recent evaluation of the multi-agency one-stop-shop for women offenders co-ordinated by Brighter Futures Housing...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what criteria are used to determine whether a prisoner is suitable for an open prison; and whether any change has been made to such criteria since...

      Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) confiscations of alcohol and (b) other alcohol-related incidents have been recorded in prisons in England and Wales in the last six months.

      Prisons: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers and wardens (a) were scheduled to be on duty and (b) were on duty at each open prison in England on (i) 30 December 2010, (ii)...

      Reofffenders: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders in custody in England and Wales are repeat offenders.

      Tribunals Service: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average waiting time was for benefit appeals at the Tribunal Service in (a) Great Britain and (b) Scotland in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and...

      Tribunals Service: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements are in place to take into account the financial circumstances of those waiting for a Tribunal Service hearing for a benefit appeal; and...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Cosmetics: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will take steps to ensure that the 2013 target date for banning the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested...

    • Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many university students received third class honours degrees in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000, (d) 2005 and (e) 2010.

      Export Credit Guarantees: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what due diligence criteria the Export Credits Guarantee Department uses to ensure that no companies undertaking projects...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students at each university in England were previously in receipt of free school meals in the latest year for which...

      Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many people were interviewed for posts as advisers for the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth; (2)...

      Higher Education: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from Sunderland local authority area entered each higher education institution in each academic year between...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 8 November 2010 concerning Ms E Massey.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to respond to the letter of 13 April 2010 from the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Livingston to the then...

      Post Bank: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of creating a state-backed Post Bank.

      Refugees: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will take steps to ensure that refugee learners are included in his Department's proposals to widen participation in...

      Royal Mail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had on Royal Mail's plans for the future of its contracts for services with small and medium-sized...

      Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much he plans to allocate to the National Scholarship Programme in each year to 2014-15; and if he will make a statement.

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future of the Student Loans Company.

      Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many students were enrolled in universities in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000, (d) 2005 and (e) 2010, and how many...

      Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK students enrolled in universities in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000, (d) 2005 and (e) 2010 were (i) educated in...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average amount of interest which will be paid on student loans taken out by students beginning...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of graduates he estimates will not complete repayment of their student loan within 30 years following the...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the resource accounting and budgeting charge in respect of the present system of students loans is for 2010-11; what...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his proposals for reform of student finance, including (a) the extension of...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of funded student places under fee caps of (a) £6,000, (b) £7,500 and (c)...

      Students: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of 19 to 24-year-olds in (a) Bexley, (b) London and (c) England were in full-time education in each of the...

      Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the inclusion of data exclusivity clauses in the proposed EU-India free trade area agreement; and what...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in how many households in Blaenau Gwent constituency has a jobseeker's allowance claimant been claiming for 12 months or more.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to increase representation from UK Financial Investments Ltd. on the boards of banks in receipt of public funding.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for East Lothian of 12 October and 8 December 2010 in relation to national insurance...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue would accrue to the Exchequer over each of the next four financial years were (a) companies prohibited from using derivatives to reduce...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 such...

  • House of Lords

    • Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what have been the costs to date in broadcasting of Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE) programmes in Northern Ireland; what is the estimated cost of building a new,...

    • Broadcasting: Offensive Material

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 21 December (HL5191), what monitoring they undertake of items published to ensure that they do not ridicule,...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children live in poverty in working households.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that child poverty is eradicated by 2020; and whether their plans take account of the move to uprating benefits in line with...

      Disabled People: Children's Mobility Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Freud on 13 December (Official Report, col. 394), what requirement there is for children's homes and educational establishments to...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for whom the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) acts in extradition cases involving an application by another state; and whether the CPS regards an application from...

      Great War 1914: Commemoration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for a national commemoration of the centenary of the Great War 1914; and who will co-ordinate those arrangements.

      House of Lords: Allowances

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what was the price of standard grade petrol when the current parliamentary motoring allowance was fixed at 40 pence; and what the allowance would have been on 1...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes will not receive funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to be brought up to the decent homes standard, as a result of the decision to...

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to end the detention of children in immigration detention centres.

      Museums: Victoria and Albert Museum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of the Victoria and Albert Museum's purchase grant fund.

      Royal Wedding: Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to exempt churches and church halls from the requirement to have a television licence in order to show the live broadcast of the royal wedding...

      Schools: Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the pupil premium may be used by schools to enable children to gain access to the internet at home.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to a recent week, what percentage of used Certificates of Sponsorship for intra-company transfer visas had (a) an annual salary (excluding tax-free...

      Youth Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role youth work plays in their strategy for young people.

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