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Written answers

Monday, 17 January 2011

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Sky Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what timetable he has set for taking a decision on News Corporation's bid for BSkyB following the submission of Ofcom's report.

    • Football Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had recent discussions with the incoming chair of the Football Association to discuss football governance...

      Horserace Betting Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many licensed betting offices paid the Horserace Betting Levy (a) at the 10 per cent. rate, (b) between 4.5 per cent....

      Libraries: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects on the provision of library services of proposed changes to opening hours or the...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Information in respect of the role of the Olympic Park Legacy Company.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when the Minister responsible for tourism next plans to visit the North East.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess for benchmarking purposes the effect on the tourist industry in (a) France, (b) Spain and (c) the...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what mechanisms are in place to measure the success of initiatives taken by his Department to increase competitiveness in the...

  • Transport

    • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1299W, on the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing, what steps his Department has taken to...

    • Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has allocated for capital expenditure on transport infrastructure in each region in the next 12 months.

      Trief Kerbs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent safety assessments his Department has made of the use of trief kerbs.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Feed: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to investigate the effect on poultry farmers of recent trends in feed prices.

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to promote responsible dog ownership; if she will bring forward proposals to consolidate...

      Environment Protection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) funding and (b) other support her Department plans to provide to (i) the National Trust, (ii) the Royal Society...

      Food: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many days of food stocks at current consumption levels her Department holds in reserve.

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to put in place arrangements to ensure that forests owned or leased by the Forestry Commission continue to...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the monetary value was of bills to the Forestry Commission from selling agents for incomplete asset sales since May...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the inclusion of woodlands designated by the Forestry Commission as heathland in that body's disposals...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many designated ancient woodlands have been removed from the Forestry Commission's disposals programme since May 2010;...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the number of trees per hectare in woodland areas of her Department's...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which proposals for restoration of woodland in England (a) have been confirmed since May 2010, (b) are under review...

      Nature Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proposals her Department has to increase net levels of biodiversity on national nature reserve land in England in...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of hens which will have beaks trimmed in 2011; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her policy is on the uniform implementation of the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive; (2) whether she has made...

      Poultry: Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with the devolved Administrations on the presence of H1N1 in poultry in the UK; (2)...

  • Attorney-General

    • Control Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General how many special advocates have been appointed in respect of control orders since such orders were introduced in 2005.

    • Control Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General how many special advocates there are in post to support controlled individuals in closed sessions.

      Sentencing: Prisoners

      To ask the Attorney-General what advice he has given to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Lord Chancellor on the compatibility with the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights of plans to...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department has allocated to the implementation of the findings of its low carbon capacity assessment studies; and...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department is considering changes to its policies to reduce carbon emissions in order to meet climate change targets.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average change in electricity bills arising from the implementation of his proposals for reform of the...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to his answer of 21 October 2010, Official Report, columns 863-64W, on energy policy, whether he plans to issue guidance to...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the contents of Chapter 3 of the International Energy Agency's report on the World Energy Outlook for...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the merits of putting in place mechanisms to ensure fair competition between the renewable and...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria Ofgem use to determine whether consumer energy tariffs currently offered by energy suppliers are unnecessarily complex or...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress his Department has made on modifying the conditions of supply licences to ensure that domestic consumers are notified by...

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with representatives of retail oil companies on their pricing strategy during periods of cold weather.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the number of households in fuel poverty in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral Borough...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of fuel poverty for each decile of the population by income in each year from 2011 to 2020.

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable he has set for bringing forward his detailed proposals for the Green Deal.

      Incinerators: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the average emissions in grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilowatt hour of (a)...

      London Energy Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements were made on energy subsidy reform at the London Energy Meeting in December 2008.

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will consider the merits of extending the remit of Ofgem to include heating oil and its distribution.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of electricity supplied to households that is produced from renewable sources.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer of 11 November 2010, Official Report, column 410, on the renewable heat incentive (RHI), whether his...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department plans to introduce a dedicated tariff for deep geothermal energy when the Renewable Heat Incentive is launched...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the current and future storage of radioactive waste...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken by Eaga plc to carry out work under the Warm Front Scheme; and if he will...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on wind turbine energy production of the low temperatures experienced since November 2010.

      Wind Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the net reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from wind power taking into account the provision of standby...

      Wind Power: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to support companies manufacturing and installing wind turbines.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much financial support for young asylum seekers she plans to allocate to Croydon council in the next three years; how much such funding...

    • Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many automatic number plate recognition cameras are in use by each (a) police force and (b) of her Department's agencies in (i) England...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the principal factors which account for the change in the number of crimes reported to the (a) police and...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were notified to the police in England and Wales in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2008-09.

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she has received representations from (a) the police, (b) other agencies and organisations and (c) individuals on the...

      Demonstrations: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who participated in the protests on (a) 10 November 2010, (b) 24 November 2010, (c) 30 November 2010 and (d) 9 December...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many invoices her Department processed in the last 12 months for which figures are available; what the average cost to her Department was...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees of her Department work outside the UK.

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on overtime for staff working in the Secretary of State's private office in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on press cuttings services in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) steps she is taking to encourage small businesses to bid for contracts let by her Department and (b) recent guidance she has...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who will have responsibility for the National DNA database after the National Policing Improvement Agency has been phased out.

      Entry Clearances: Dalai Lama

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what applications for visas to visit the UK her Department has received from the Dalai Lama in the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications were made for marriage visas to enter the UK where the intended spouse was resident in the London borough of Bexley in...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas students have had their visas revoked for breach of their visa conditions in each year since 2001.

      Exclusion Orders: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will refuse a visa to Pastor Jones of Florida on account of his expressed views on Muslims.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to report to the House the outcome of her Department's review of extradition.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firearms licences were granted to people 25 years of age or under in each of the last five years in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne and...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons convicted of offences for which they have served terms of imprisonment of less than three years hold (a) shotgun and (b)...

      Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what future plans she has for the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre; and if she will make a statement.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential effects of abolishing the Forensic Science Service Ltd on the forensic...

      Greater Manchester Police: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police on the effects on that police force of proposed reductions...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for leave to remain in the UK were made outside the immigration rules in the last 12 months.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the number of non-EEA residents who entered the UK after having gained (a) citizenship and (b) indefinite...

      Immigration: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of non-EU nationals who have been granted temporary leave to remain in the UK on medical grounds in...

      Missing Persons: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of calls police forces received concerning a missing person diagnosed with a form of...

      Naturalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether time spent in the UK by a foreign national on a student visa counts towards the qualifying period for naturalisation as a British...

      Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Code of Practice A

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the likely effects of the implementation of proposed changes to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act...

      Police Community Support Officers: Aberconwy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers were assigned to duties in Aberconwy constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Police Community Support Officers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for future protection of the budget allocation for recruitment and retention of police community support officers in North...

      Police: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the responses of police forces to Independent Police Complaints Commission reports on police conduct...

      Police: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she issues to police authorities on the criteria to be used in assessing requirements for police helicopters; and whether such...

      Prince William: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of security provided for HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton in...

      Radicalism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken against websites hosting content which promote violent radical activities linked to Islam.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many volunteers are registered to work for each police force.

      Terrorism: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on encouraging Muslim mosque leaders who expel extremists of their obligations to alert the appropriate authorities; and...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Gypsy and Traveller Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to withdraw planning circulars 04/2007 and 01/2006 on Gypsy and Traveller sites.

    • Local Authority Spending Details: Online Publication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have published online details of their spending over £500 to date.

      Efficiency Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to reward local authorities for making efficiencies.

      Regulatory Burden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to reduce the burden of regulation on local government.

      Provision of Local Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to encourage the provision of local services by community groups.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new social home builds he expects to be started in (a) Gateshead local authority, (b) Tyne and Wear and (c) England...

      Affordable Housing: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to allow those who purchased their home through the Homebuy scheme to apply for assistance under...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the likely average change in the budgets of fire and rescue services in each year of the comprehensive...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many whole-time firefighters were employed by (a) the London Fire Brigade and (b) each metropolitan fire authority in each...

      Fire Services: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the proposed budget reductions for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are twice the national average for...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his policy is on the future of the green belt; (2) what steps his Department is taking to protect the green belt in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was provided to each local authority in Supporting People Grant in the financial year 2010-11; and how much he plans to...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to enable local government capital receipts to be used for revenue functions in 2011-12.

      Local Government Finance: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received from Gateshead local authority following the provisional Local Government Finance settlement.

      Local Government Finance: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the effects of the proposed reduction in formula grant funding for local authorities on...

      Local Government Finance: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the overall reduction in formula grant funding for Gateshead local authority over the spending review period...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities collected more in non-domestic rates than they retained to be spent locally in 2009-10; and what net...

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of the reduction of the empty property rates threshold on the...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to strengthen planning enforcement in relation to unauthorised development.

      Sure Start Programme: Hammersmith and Fulham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what communications his Department has had with Hammersmith and Fulham council on Sure Start programmes since the date of the...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local planning authorities on (a) distances from residential properties and (b)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Banks: Incentives

      To ask the Prime Minister on which occasions he has discussed with the chief executives of (a) Royal Bank of Scotland Group, (b) Lloyds Banking Group and (c) Barclays (i) the bonuses paid to...

    • Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the 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 briefings...

      Local Government

      To ask the Prime Minister which (a) meetings and (b) other events have been held at Downing street for local authority leaders and councillors and which have been attended by councillors and...

  • Leader of the House

    • Grand Committee System

      To ask the Leader of the House whether he has assessed the value for money of the Grand Committee system of the House.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Speaker's Committee

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

  • Work and Pensions

    • Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts his Department has with Capita; and how much it has paid to Capita under such contracts in 2010-11 to date.

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the likely change in the level of (a) in-work and (b) child poverty in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii)...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loans his Department has issued to residents of (a) North West Durham constituency, (b) the North East and (c) England in...

      Employment Schemes: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals Jobcentre Plus referred to a further education college for education and training in each region in each of the last five...

      Employment Schemes: Watford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Watford who have taken part in jobseeker's schemes delivered for his Department by Kennedy-Scott Ltd have found permanent...

      Employment Schemes: Watford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department paid to Kennedy-Scott Ltd for the delivery of jobseeker's schemes in Watford in each year since 2005.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will discuss with the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland emergency measures to reduce fuel poverty in...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial support his Department provides to terminally-ill people without an estate, next of kin or life insurance to assist in making...

      Headaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to reduce the number of working days lost due to headaches and migraines.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in housing benefit to individuals in (a) Northumberland county and (b) the UK in each of the last five years.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to support the direct payment of housing benefit to private landlords.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many local housing allowance claims where the claimant was (a) in work and on non-passported benefits, (b) not working and on...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to exempt families with children from his proposed reduction in housing benefit for people in receipt of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral borough council area, (c) the North West and (d) the UK are in receipt...

      Housing Benefit: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the change in his Department's expenditure on housing benefit attributable to rent reductions in the 12 months...

      Housing Benefit: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who are (a) not of working age, (b) in work and (c) not in work are in receipt of housing benefit in Kilmarnock and Loudoun...

      Housing Benefit: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many housing benefit claimants in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) Liverpool receive a weekly excess of £15 or less.

      Housing Benefit: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the number of pensioners whose income is likely to fall below the 60 per cent. median poverty line as a result...

      Housing Benefit: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of local authority staff employed to administer (a) housing and (b) council tax benefit.

      Housing Benefit: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood of 3 November 2011, Official Report, columns 820-1W, on housing benefit:...

      Housing Benefit: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in housing benefit to individuals in the St Albans district council area in each year from 1996-97 to 2009-10; and if he will...

      Housing Benefit: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid on average in (a) local housing allowance and (b) housing benefit to recipients in each type of housing tenure in...

      Housing Benefit: Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of recipients of jobseeker's allowance receive housing benefit.

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of recipients of Support for Mortgage Interest who receive less in support than the amount of mortgage...

      Industrial Health and Safety: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to implement the recommendation in Lord Young's report on health and safety that the UK should take the lead in...

      Jobcentre Plus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the running cost was of each Jobcentre Plus service in each Jobcentre in the London borough of (a) Barnet, (b) Islington, (c) Bromley,...

      Jobcentre Plus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost per square metre was of each of the Jobcentre premises in the London borough of (a) Barnet, (b) Islington, (c) Bromley, (d)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent assessment of the merits of reviewing the two-year national insurance assessment period in respect of...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) each region in England were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in the latest period for...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) life expectancy and (ii) healthy and disability-free...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye of 30 September 2010, reference AR/TS/305.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he made of the monetary value of support for mortgage interest payments made to claimants in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency received support for mortgage interest payments in each of the last five years.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2010, Official Report, columns 167-8W, on mortgages: Government assistance, what progress he has made on...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2010, Official Report, column 167W, on mortgages: Government assistance, when he expects to publish the...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners living in poverty in each year from 2011 to 2020.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the change in lifetime pension incomes of retired households in each income decile that will result from his...

      Poverty: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department is making on the determination of (a) targets and (b) indicators to measure its contribution to the EU strategy...

      Poverty: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress he has made on the implementation in the UK of the EU strategy against poverty.

      Remploy: Bonuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid in bonuses to the (a) senior management and (b) directors of Remploy in each year since 2008.

      Retirement: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has in respect of changes to the age of retirement for those who started their working lives at the age of 14 years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which categories of households will be exempt from the household benefit cap to be implemented in 2013.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that digitisation of the benefits system does not disadvantage older claimants.

      State Retirement Pensions: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse of the payment of pensions one week in arrears.

      Travel to Interview

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will introduce guidance to ensure that the travel costs of attending job interviews by those who are out of work and who were previously...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to include child tax credit and childcare tax credit within his proposed universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, columns 137-8W, on universal credit, whether his calculation of the marginal...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department plans to publish the draft regulations for the proposed Welfare Reform Bill.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Childhood and Families Task Force

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many meetings of the Childhood and Families Taskforce have taken place; who attended each meeting; and what was discussed on each occasion; (2) what...

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975 to lower the limit on the number of Government Ministers in line with his...

      House of Commons: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for the political and constitutional reforms proposed in the coalition agreement; and if he will make a statement.

      House of Commons: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the effects on levels of public expenditure of implementation of his proposals to reduce the size of the House of Commons to 600.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made on developing proposals for a wholly or mainly elected second chamber.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to review the operation of section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Parliament: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the potential saving to the public purse of his plans to reduce the size of the House of Commons; and what estimate he has made of...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when the result of the city status competition will be announced.

      Voting Rights: Offenders

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will bring forward proposals to give judges discretion to determine at the point of sentencing whether offenders sentenced to a custodial term have the...

  • International Development

    • China: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects his Department's bilateral aid programmes in China to end.

    • Civil Society Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2010, Official Report, column 209W, on the Civil Society Challenge Fund, which trade unions...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to increase the priority given to programmes relating to children within his Department's work; and if he will...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to encourage multilateral development banks to provide further support for investment and lending for the purpose...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of climate change on agriculture and food security in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the operation of commodity index funds on food supply in the developing world.

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions his Department has held with the Nigerian Government on UK support for the Nigerian education sector; and if he will...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department provides funding to diaspora organisations based in the UK.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what budgetary agreements have been made in respect of funding for his Department's programmes in Ghana in advance of the...

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to protect from violence aid agencies operating in southern Sudan.

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has provided in development aid to Tanzania in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such aid was...

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has provided in development aid to Tanzania for (a) democracy building, (b) training police and (c)...

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to review the level of UK aid to Tanzania.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average annual wage was in (a) South Shields constituency, (b) Colchester constituency and (c) England in the latest period for which...

    • Big Society Bank

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to publish details of his Department's plans for the proposed Big Society Bank; and if he will make a statement.

      Business: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses were created in (a) Warwick and Leamington constituency, (b) Warwickshire and (c) the West Midlands in each year since 2005.

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the 2011 Census captures accurate population data for areas with high levels of (a) ethnic and...

      Community Organisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what account will be taken of individuals' previous experience of charitable and community work in the recruitment of Community Organisers to work as...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the working population of (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral borough council area, (c) the North West, (d) the South East...

      Environment Protection: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in the environmental sector in (a) Warwickshire and (b) the West Midlands on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Environment Protection: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses were created in the environmental sector in (a) Warwickshire and (b) the West Midlands in each year since 2005.

      Government Departments: Shared Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has plans to encourage Government Departments to co-locate and share services to reduce their costs; and if he will make a statement.

      Manufacturing Industries: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses in the manufacturing sector were created in (a) Warwickshire and (b) the West Midlands in each year since 2005.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make an assessment of the merits of authorising suppliers on the Office of Government Commerce framework on a regional basis for the purpose...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps to (a) simplify and (b) standardise the pre-qualification procedure for small businesses wishing to tender for public contracts he is...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will bring forward proposals to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to apply for Government contracts.

      Social Housing: Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the median household income was of a family in (a) the social rented sector, (b) the private rented sector and (c) owner-occupied accommodation...

      Social Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many social enterprises were created in the adult social care sector in (a) Warwickshire and (b) the West Midlands in each year since 2005.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the number and proportion of workless households in (a) Hastings, (b) Hastings and Rye constituency, (c) East...

      Unemployment: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of workless households in Richmond Park constituency.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to answer Question 27396, tabled on 24 November 2010, on small and medium-sized enterprises and the OGC framework.

  • Health

    • Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the number of rheumatology specialist nurses in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the paper deposited in the Library consequent on the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 14 October 2010, Official...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2010, Official Report, column 630W, on blood: contamination, how many patients in respect of whom freedom of...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make it his policy to (a) end the ban on homosexual and bisexual males donating blood, (b) increase the opportunities for blood...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 10 January 2011, Official Report, columns 33-35, on contaminated blood, what discussions he had with the Health Minister in...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 10 January 2011, Official Report, columns 33-35, on contaminated blood, how many people with haemophilia who have been...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 10 January 2011, Official Report, columns 33-35, on contaminated blood, what estimate he has made of the number of people...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 10 January 2011, Official Report, columns 33-35, on contaminated blood, (1) if he will set out the criteria for additional...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the future of the (a) Care Quality Commission and (b) General Dental Council; and if he will make a statement.

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from the eye care industry on treating cataract patients with high technology lenses.

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the average cost of hospital treatment for elderly patients with poor vision; and if he will make a...

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his proposals to give cataract patients and other health service users greater choice and control over their eye lens treatment;...

      Chronically Sick People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of people aged 60 years and over who have been diagnosed with more than one long-term condition.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from the British Dental Association on arrangements for dental practices to register with the Care Quality...

      Dentists: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to dentists' practices of introduction of the HTM01-05 control regulations.

      Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of doses of flu vaccines available for use in NHS facilities in (a) the London borough of Newham and (b) London.

      Food Intolerances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the most recent scientific advice he has received is on the effects on the health of (a) children, (b) the elderly and (c) pregnant women of...

      Food Intolerances: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what studies his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned in the last 10 years on food ingredients and their effect on children's...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many planned admissions there were for heart surgery following acute myocardial infarction in (a) each primary care trust and (b) England in...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were offered cardiac rehabilitation following acute myocardial infarction in (a) each primary care trust and (b) England in each of...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the need for outcome measures in respect of readmission rates following acute myocardial infarction within the...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the variation between local authority areas in respect of infection rates for HIV.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to prevent bed blocking in NHS facilities; (2) what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons GPs were not required to contact carers to offer an influenza vaccination in the winter of 2010-11; and if he will encourage GPs to...

      Insulin: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage NHS healthcare trusts to provide funding and support for insulin pump therapy for children with diabetes.

      Interim Cancer Drugs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure that patients with rare cancers have equitable access to funding for their treatment through the Interim Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Ipswich Hospital: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses and (b) auxiliary nurses were employed at Ipswich hospital in each of the last five years.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data his Department holds on the number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease in each region in each of the last three years; what his most recent...

      Medical Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the required national curriculum for medical schools relates to geriatric care.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what modification criteria are applied by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence when appraising drugs with potential patient numbers...

      NHS Work Force Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the forthcoming NHS workforce consultation will include the adaptation of that work force to the requirements of an ageing population.

      NHS: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made a recent estimate of the cost incurred by the NHS in respect of the treatment in hospital of elderly patients as a result of falls in...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the NHS of recruiting staff as a consequence of the implementation of the European Working...

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information (a) primary care trusts, (b) GPs and (c) hospitals are required to provide to patients on their rights to access services within...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has he made of the effectiveness of the service provided by Savoy Ventures Ltd under its contract for non-urgent patient transport at the...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimates he has made of the number of people in England who (a) currently use a pre-payment certificate and (b) purchased a pre-payment...

      Primary Care Trusts: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Suffolk Coastal of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1288W, on primary care trusts: prisoners, (1)...

      Thame Community Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support his Department has provided for the re-development of Thame Community Hospital; and what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his timetable is for introducing the proposed ban on the display of tobacco products in retail outlets.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arab States: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on promoting trade with Arab...

    • Australia: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist Australia in respect of recent flooding in Queensland.

      Australia: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received any requests for assistance from the Government of Australia in dealing with the recent serious floods...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to discuss the Support After Murder and Manslaughter Abroad draft Memorandum of Understanding with...

      China: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the EU embargo on exports of arms and military technology to China.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which foreign counties have not been visited by a Minister from his Department in the last three years.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 November 2010, Official Report, columns 325-26W, on the diplomatic service, what constitutes the...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which powers he is seeking to repatriate from the EU.

      Germany: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of anti-Semitism in Brandenburg, Germany and the surrounding area; what recent...

      Gulf States: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what work his Department is undertaking with the government of Kuwait to encourage democratic reform amongst Gulf Cooperation...

      Ivory Coast: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance he has offered in resolving the dispute in establishing a legitimate government in the Ivory Coast.

      Kuwait: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department provides to the government of Kuwait to combat terrorist organisations in the Middle East.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what the objectives of Government policy on the Middle East Peace Process are for 2011; (2) what his most recent...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made by the UN inquiry panel chaired by Geoffrey Palmer investigating the interception on 31 May...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2010, Official Report, column 515W, on Palestinians: international assistance, what recent...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answers of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 301W, and 12 July 2010, Official Report, column 515W, on...

      Singapore: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Singapore on behalf of Mr Alan Shadrake; and if he will...

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the deaths of protesters in Arusha, Tanzania.

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with his Tanzanian counterpart; and if he will make a statement.

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact the British High Commission in Tanzania has had with opposition leaders in that country since their arrest in...

      Turkey: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will meet his Turkish counterpart to discuss the religious (a) rights and (b) properties of the Greek Christian minority...

      West Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on financial assistance for North African...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the (a) Northern Ireland Executive, (b) Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and (c) Secretary of State for Business,...

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek a refund of the capital gains tax levied by the Spanish Government on British citizens which the European Court of Justice has declared to...

      Commodity Markets: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the regulation of commodity derivative markets; (2) what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Departmental Bonuses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on which occasions he has discussed with the chief executives of (a) Royal Bank of Scotland Group, (b) Lloyds Banking Group and (c) Barclays (i) the...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many windows of his Department's premises in Whitehall were broken in (a) November and (b) December 2010; and on what dates such breakages occurred.

      Departmental Labour Turnover

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the staff turnover rate in his Department was in each of the 15 years up to 2005.

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on press cuttings services in each year since 1997.

      EU: Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) gross and (b) net UK contribution to the EU budget was in each of the last 10 years.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate revenue to accrue to the Exchequer in a financial year from fuel duty levied at the present rate on unleaded petrol and diesel on the...

      Financial Services: Post Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of delivering independent financial advice through the Post Office network.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the merits of introducing a fuel price stabiliser for the price of petrol.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has made an assessment of petrol prices in (a) rural and (b) island petrol forecourts; and if his Department will undertake a study of...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people will be taken out of income tax as a result of the £1,000 increase in the personal allowance in each (a) region, (b) local authority...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many basic rate taxpayers will pay less tax as a result of the £1,000 increase in the personal allowance in each financial year from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the likely effects of changes to the claimant count forecast in the November Economic and Fiscal Outlook on projections for expenditure on...

      Lloyds TSB: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department plans to take steps to address Lloyds TSB shareholders' compensation claims arising from the HBOS/Lloyds TSB merger.

      Maternity Payments: Gateshead

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Sure Start maternity grants were made to mothers for a second or subsequent child by the Jobcentre Plus social fund budget area that covers...

      Oil and Food: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) inflation and (b) economic growth of likely increases in (i) oil and (ii) food prices in 2011.

      Pensions and Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to consult the UK Statistics Authority on his proposed changes to the index-linking arrangements for pensions and benefits; and if he will...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2010, Official Report, column 209W, on the renewables obligation, if he will estimate the contribution of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Liverpool

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which individuals and organisations he plans to consult on the future of HM Revenue and Customs staff and buildings in Liverpool following the outcome...

      Revenue and Customs: Liverpool

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the results of the latest review of the HM Revenue and Customs estate in Liverpool; and what options he is considering for the future of...

      Tax Collection: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many and what proportion of people had tax debts of under £10,000 in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many and what...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of tax receipts for (a) business services, (b) education, health and social work, (c) financial intermediation, (d)...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to his Department's document, Furnished Holiday Lettings: a summary of responses, (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the metrics...

      Taxation: International Co-operation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax information exchange agreements the Government have established with other countries; and whether he has any plans to review such agreements.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the cost to charities in 2011 of raising the value added tax rate to 20%; and if he will make a statement.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the merits of changing the value added tax (VAT) rules to ensure that charities are not adversely affected by the recent rise in VAT;...

      VAT: Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average annual cost to a pensioner of the increase in the rate of value added tax.

      VAT: Third Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the amount of additional value added tax to be paid by charities, voluntary organisations, and the third sector in...

      VAT: Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations his Department has received from (a) Visit Britain and (b) other interested bodies on the effect on businesses in the (i)...

      Ways and Means: Financial Statement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his contribution of 22 June 2010, Official Report, column 178, on ways and means: financial statement, what progress has been made towards the...

  • Defence

    • 15 Brigade Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the annual amount of carbon dioxide emissions arising from travel of personnel between 15 Brigade headquarters and the units under...

    • 15 Brigade Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many disabled service and ex-service personnel work at (a) 15 Brigade headquarters and (b) other locations at Imphal Barracks, York.

      15 Brigade Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will commission an equality and diversity report to assess the suitability of (a) the 15 Brigade headquarters premises at York and (b) Bourlon...

      15 Brigade Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the capital cost of bringing Bourlon Barracks at Catterick up to the standard required for use as a brigade or garrison headquarters;...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the recently planned official visit to Afghanistan of James Blunt and Katherine Jenkins did not take place; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much rest and recuperation a soldier serving in Afghanistan has received on average in each of the last three years.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers serving in Afghanistan assigned to home leave for Christmas 2010 did not return to the UK by 25 December 2010.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the level of poverty among armed forces veterans who retired before 1975 and do not receive a full armed forces...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the criteria for entitlement to a full armed forces pension for people who retired from the armed forces before 1975 were last reviewed; and if he...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the merits of extending eligibility for an armed forces pension to those who retired from the armed forces before 1975.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of extending eligibility for a full armed forces pension to those who retired from the armed...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces veterans who retired before 1975 and do not receive a full armed forces pension live in (a) Wigan constituency, (b) the North...

      Greece: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to ensure that the Red Arrows and the Royal Navy participate in the Kalamata Memorial Service for the Greek Campaign in May...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason the Met Office published estimates in October 2010 which showed a 60 to 80 per cent chance of warmer-than-average temperatures in the...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flight hours there are on each airframe in the (a) VC-10, (b) TriStar and (c) Nimrod R 1 fleets.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what factors his Department's decision of 28 February 2002 to discontinue the Sea Harrier FA2 was based.

      Military Bases: Okehampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the room booking schedule for accommodation at Okehampton Training Camp for August 2011; and if he will...

      RAF Kinloss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of returning the RAF Kinloss site to its original owners in its (a) current state and (b) original condition as...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will estimate the change in unemployability allowance payable to a member of each of the armed forces at each rank living until (a) 60, (b)...

  • Education

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2010, Official Report, column 607W, on Building Schools for the Future programme, how many pieces of...

    • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

      Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average time taken for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service to allocate cases in each region was in the latest period...

      Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service employed in (a) its head office and (b) England in the latest period for...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children (a) in total, (b) of asylum seekers and (c) who had been trafficked entered local authority care in each of the last five years.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children (a) in total, (b) of asylum seekers and (c) who had been trafficked went missing from local authority care in each of the last...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the National Signposting Service following the end of the ContactPoint database; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much (a) his Department and (b) its non-departmental public bodies spent on (i) literature-based, (ii) television-based, (iii)...

      Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department and each of its non-departmental public bodies spent on administration in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest year for...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 to small...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of students in (a) Wansbeck constituency and (b) Northumberland that will be affected by the...

      Foster Care: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people in (a) Easington constituency, (b) the North East and (c) England are (i) foster parents and (ii) registered for fostering.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications his Department has received from (a) teachers, (b) parents and (c) charitable groups wishing to establish a free school.

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2010, Official Report, column 728W, on health education: sex and his contribution of 17 November 2010, Official...

      Health Visitors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the Government's plans for new funding for Sure Start health visitors...

      Martyn Rose of the Big Society Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the (a) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families and (b) his officials have had (i) discussions and (ii)...

      Nursery Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has for the future funding of nursery education.

      Outdoor Recreational Activities: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to increase the provision of outdoor recreational activities for disabled young people; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking as part of his Department's review of personal, social health and economic education to improve financial advice and education...

      Playgrounds: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for capital expenditure on children's playgrounds after the end of the Play Pathfinder funding scheme period in 2011.

      Private Education: Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in (i) Reading East constituency and (ii) England attended independent...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department holds figures on the number of cases of (a) attempted suicide and (b) suicide among children and young people which are...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding per school pupil in the maintained sector was in England in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools received a classification of outstanding in Ofsted reports in (a) each constituency in Cumbria, (b) the North West and (c) England...

      Schools: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to set upper and lower limits for pupil numbers in free schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Sure Start Programme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he has taken to refocus Sure Start on improving the life chances of disadvantaged children since the announcement of the outcomes of the...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of newly-qualified science teachers have (a) a degree, (b) an upper second class degree or higher, (c) a degree in a...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of newly-qualified mathematics teachers have (a) a degree, (b) an upper second class degree or higher, (c) a degree in...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of entrants to Postgraduate Certificate of Education courses had (a) a first class degree, (b) an upper second class...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what training his Department plans to provide to non-specialist primary school teachers in respect of (a) physical education and (b) after school...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what procedure a school wishing to become a training school will be required to follow.

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many unfilled teaching vacancies at (a) primary and (b) secondary school level there were in (i) Cumbria and (ii) England in each year since 1979.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to reply to Question (a) 27202, on the Schools Sports Partnership, tabled on 24 November, (b) 27204, on school sports, tabled on 24...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to provide a substantive answer to Question 29706, on Questions tabled for answer on a named day, tabled on 6 December 2010 for answer on...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to provide a substantive answer to question 29707, on questions tabled for named day answer, tabled on 6 December 2010 for named day...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to provide a substantive answer to question 29330, on RM, on 2 December 2010 and for named day answer on 7 December 2010.

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has for future funding for youth centres; and if he will make a statement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Banks: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on which occasions he has discussed with the chief executives of (a) Royal Bank of Scotland Group, (b) Lloyds Banking Group and...

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to establish targets for banks in the area of business support; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of loan facilities for small businesses.

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider in his review of banking in the UK the effect on lending availability in the Northern Ireland market of (a)...

      Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of women entrepreneurs in the South East.

      Business: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to facilitate the growth of small and medium-sized businesses which are dependent on the internet for...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to exempt small businesses from employment regulations.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to amend employment laws affecting the smallest companies.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what legal advice his Department has sought on the routine copying out of EU directives directly into UK law; whether this advice...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which organisations he consulted on his proposal to adopt as routine the practice of copying out the text of EU directives as a...

      Export Credit Guarantees: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in respect of what projects in Sudan supported by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) in the last 30 years debt is...

      Export Credit Guarantees: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) interest and (b) charges are added to the debt owed by Sudan to the Export Credits Guarantee Department.

      Exports: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the amount generated by UK higher education institutions in export earnings (a) in total, (b) by...

      Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that graduates have both practical and academic skills.

      Graduates: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many postgraduate research students in the UK who were British citizens received free school meals (a) in total, (b) as a...

      Graduates: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the merits of introducing a training wage for interns; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to his answer of 9 November 2010, Official Report, columns 297-98W, on the Green Investment Bank, what asset sales the...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) governance and (b) management structures for the operation of the Green Investment Bank he plans to establish.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria the Green Investment Bank will use for the allocation of funding to projects.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what arrangements he plans to make to fund the Green Investment Bank; and from which of his Department's budgets its funding will...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what processes the proposed Green Investment Bank will use to (a) evaluate applications for funding and (b) allocate funds.

      Growth Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the Growth Review to report; and if he will make a statement.

      Herbal Medicine: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Health and (b) European Commission on the effects on businesses...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people from the four lowest socio-economic classes in Richmond Park constituency enrolled in UK higher education...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people normally resident in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral borough council area, (c) the North West and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of those who applied to university from (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral borough council area, (c)...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applicants to university from (i) Wallasey constituency, (ii) the Wirral borough...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the Higher Education Funding Council for England to confirm its next funding allocation to universities; and if...

      Innovation: Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department has provided to centres of innovation that are dependent on funding from the regional development...

      Innovation: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many expressions of interest his Department has received from organisations wishing to establish a technology and innovation...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which areas in the North East are not proposed to be covered by a local enterprise partnership; and what assessment he has made...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has made a forecast of the number of local enterprise partnerships that it expects to be established in...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department made of the (a) reflection of a functional economic area and (b) governance arrangements in the...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to set out the process to be followed for the transition from the regional development agency to two local...

      Manpower: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which staff of his Department have been transferred to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as a result of the transfer of...

      Metals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the level of security of supply of rare earth metals required by industry.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on support for research and development in the hybrid motor vehicle industry in the comprehensive...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government is taking to encourage the establishment and growth of new small businesses.

      One NorthEast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the abolition of One NorthEast on businesses in the North East.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what additional public sector services he expects to be delivered through the Post Office branch network by 2015.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support the Post Office network.

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department (a) commissioned and (b) reviewed when taking the decision not to proceed with the creation of a...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices were (a) closed, (b) under temporary closure and (c) operated by temporary staff since May 2010; and...

      Postal Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to ensure that no geographical zonal pricing for Royal Mail services results from implementation of...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications have been received for round 1 of bids to the Regional Growth Fund to date.

      Research: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many postgraduate research students in the UK were from outside the UK (a) in each of the last 10 years by (i) number and...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates he met the chief executive of Royal Mail in the last 12 months; and what matters were discussed at each such meeting.

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of arrangements for information sharing between the Student Loans Company...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the performance and effectiveness of the Student Loans Company; and if he will make a statement.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that those granted refugee status are eligible for student support for fees for the full length...

      Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what contribution his Department is making to the Prime Minister's initiative to create a Tech City in East London.

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will put in place arrangements to ensure that the Technology Strategy Board meets regularly in the regions.

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to ensure representation of the (a) regions and (b) nations on the Technology Strategy Board.

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department expects to allocate to the Technology Strategy Board in each of the next three years; for what...

      Trade: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department not including those in UK Trade and Investment work on international trade...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage graduates from each social background to take up internships in (a) the voluntary sector...

      Working Hours: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made in its negotiations on revisions to the European Working Time Directive; and what further...

  • Justice

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the average cost to the public purse of a shorter intensive supervision order.

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of shorter intensive supervision orders on rates of rehabilitation.

      Crime: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on recorded crime rates of the change in the prison population between 1997 and 2010.

      Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the review of the law of libel in England and Wales will include an assessment of whether the families of deceased persons should be able to...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what changes to staffing levels at HM Prison Ford proposed as a consequence of planned reductions in the budget of the National Offender Management Service.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what requirements there were on the Legal Services Commission and its predecessor to maintain (a) the ISO quality standard and (b) other external...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date and for what reason the Legal Services Commission did not meet the ISO quality standard to which it had been accredited; what steps had been...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) the Legal Services Commission (LSC) has spent since 2004 on compliance with quality standards.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that the offence of obstruction of a driveway is treated in the same way in cases where a vehicle is...

      Family Justice Review Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any of the members of the Family Justice Review panel have (a) been the subject as children of proceedings under the Children Act 1989, (b)...

      First Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many female prisoners there were (a) in December 1996, (b) in December 2009 and (c) on the most recent date for which figures are available; and...

      Ford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the governor of HM Prison Ford in the last six months.

      Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been paid in bonuses or enhanced remuneration payments to employees of the Legal Services Commission in respect of performance against (a)...

      Open Prisons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners there are serving short sentences in open prisons.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the operational capacity of HM Prison Ford is.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many were on duty on the prison estate on (a) 30 December 2009, (b) 31 December 2009 and (c) 1 January 2010.

      Prison Service: Hewlett-Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to HM Prison Service is of the contract with HP Enterprise Services for the provision of (a) desktop computers, (b) printers and (c)...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the prison population was on 31 December 2010.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the size of the prison population in 2014-15.

      Prisoners: Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many serving prisoners have been diagnosed with drink problems; and how many such prisoners are receiving treatment in alcohol dependency units.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many serving prisoners have been diagnosed with drug problems; and how many such prisoners are receiving treatment in drug rehabilitation units.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to issue guidance to prisons on the location and treatment of transgender prisoners.

      Prisoners: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners serving custodial sentences have been diagnosed with mental health problems; and how many such prisoners are receiving treatment in...

      Prisoners: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of serving prisoners of each sex who have a diagnosed personality disorder.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the (a) prevalence of gangs in and (b) effect of gangs on (i) HM Prison Ford and (ii) the prison estate in the last...

      Prisoners: Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether there are circumstances in which prisoners are permitted to consume alcohol while in custody; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Prisons: Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether CCTV was in operation at HM Prison Ford at the time of the disturbances in December 2010 and January 2011.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the terms of reference are for the inquiry into the disturbances at HM Prison Ford in December 2010 and January 2011.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice at what time Ministers in his Department were first informed of the disturbance at HM Prison Ford; and what steps Ministers took in response.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what methods the Prison Service uses at HM prison Ford to assess whether disturbances are likely.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers were on duty at the outbreak of the recent disturbance at HM Prison Ford; and for how many prisoners they were responsible.

      Prisons: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's minimum recommended ratio of prison officers to prisoners is for an open prison.

      Prostitution: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for (a) kerb crawling, (b) soliciting for the purposes of prostitution in a public place, (c) keeping a brothel and...

      Ranby Prison: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff are employed at Ranby prison.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reconviction rate after (a) 12 and (b) 24 months for prisoners aged (i) 21 years or less and (ii) 18 years or less on release from prison was...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reconviction rate after (a) 12 and (b) 24 months for prisoners released from prison following a sentence of (i) 12 months or less, (ii)...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reconviction rate after (a) 12 and (b) 24 months for persons discharged from approved premises was on the most recent date for which figures...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reconviction rate after (a) 12 and (b) 24 months is for persons sentenced to (i) a community order, (ii) a community order with a programme...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reconviction rate after (a) 12 and (b) 24 months for persons sentenced to (i) unpaid work and (ii) unpaid work with additional requirements...

      Sentencing Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget his Department has set for its planned consultation events on the Sentencing Green Paper.

      Sentencing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of suspended sentences given to 18 to 20-year-olds were breached leading to the activation of a custodial sentence in the...

      Separation: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of introducing guidance on the division of the estates of co-habiting couples who separate.

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 126W, on squatting: crime, under what circumstances squatting in residential...

  • House of Lords

    • Animal Experimentation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences of replacing the need for a personal licence to carry out experiments on animals with a requirement for registration.

    • Animal Experimentation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the number of Home Office Inspectors reviewing animal experiments.

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the ethical review process for animal experiments.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to whom the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on the Royal Bank of Scotland is addressed; and whether PwC has placed any restrictions on the publication or...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the report produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Financial Services Authority into the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland found any failings by...

      Coins

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place with the vending industry concerning the introduction of new coins.

      Employment: Underperformers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give companies greater freedom to sack underperforming workers.

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will extend the consultation period on the draft energy national policy statement to allow public consideration of the Institute of Engineering and...

      Energy: Light Bulbs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy that the ban on incandescent...

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the percentage contribution of wind turbines to the United Kingdom's output of energy power from 1 December 2010 to the latest date available; and at...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Freedom of Information requests have been received by the Cabinet Office since 11 May; and what is the percentage answered within 20 working days.

      Government Departments: Non-Executive Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to whom the non-executive directors appointed by departments of state will report.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 21 December (WA 291), whether they will give further consideration to splitting research money between type 1...

      Health: Drug Tariff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers they have to ensure that continence patients have access to the full range of urology appliances listed under Part IV of the Drug Tariff (a) under the...

      Health: Reciprocal Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reciprocal heath care arrangements between the United Kingdom and Jersey. To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reciprocal heath care...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to make local authority personnel charged with completing the Alternative Provision Census aware of paragraph 2.2.1 of Claiming Back...

      Holy See

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the running cost of its embassy to the Holy See has increased by 64 per cent between 2006 and 2009.

      Houses of Parliament: Flooding

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what assessment has been made of the flood defences of the Palace of Westminster in light of possible impacts of climate change; what measures are used to...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much the rate of non-European Union immigration has been reduced since May 2010.

      Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged 75 and over were reported to have died during the past 12 months broken down by day of the week where data are available.

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Mr Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser at HM Treasury, or his staff attend meetings of the Committee of the Office for Budget Responsibility or receive...

      Official Histories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the Pilling report on official histories and the Hamilton report on the marketing of official histories prepared for the Cabinet Office.

      Police: Recruits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of recruits in training or expected to be in training at Hendon Police College in every year between 2010 and 2015. To...

      Police: Stop and Search

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to give the police powers to stop and search people at random.

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 22 December (WA 352), whether in the original Northern Ireland Executive (NIE) proposal to rescue the...

      Public Holidays

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the public holidays on New Year's Day and May Day in the light of their proximity to other bank holidays and consider their replacement...

      Schools: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to children in primary and secondary schools in England who do not have access to (a) a computer, or (b) broadband internet, in...

      Schools: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will encourage schools to continue to participate in the Healthy Schools Initiative and the Targeted Mental Health in Schools Project, funding for both of...

      Schools: Sport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage competitive sports in schools.

      Severe Winter Weather: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they provide to local authorities towards the costs of severe weather conditions.

      Severe Winter Weather: Mortalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have died so far this winter due to the extreme cold weather; and what steps they are taking to encourage energy companies to assist vulnerable...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are preparing for the possible consequences, in terms of disorder, internal displacement of people and demand for humanitarian aid, of the referendum in Sudan.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the carbon impacts of recently announced policies towards the bus industry.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 22 December (WA 358), how many out-of-country visas were issued in the last three years to non-European...

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