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Written answers

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

  • Scotland

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effects of the introduction of the proposed universal credit...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • ParliQuiz

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to the House of Commons Service was of developing the ParliQuiz...

  • Wales

    • Chinese Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and (b) UK Trade and Investment on the recent Chinese...

    • Welsh Assembly Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which Minister in each Department is responsible for liaison with the Welsh Assembly Government.

  • Transport

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cyclists died as a result of road traffic accidents in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

    • 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: tolls, what procedure is followed to...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average salary was of people on fixed-term contracts in each of the non-departmental public bodies sponsored by his Department in April 2010...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Heathrow Airport: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on mobilising resources to permit the maximum functioning of Heathrow during the...

      Humber Bridge: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what purposes CCTV is used on the Humber bridge.

      Humber Bridge: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who is responsible for clearing snow from the highway over the Humber Bridge during bad weather; for what reason both lanes in each direction were not...

      Humber Bridge: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who decides (a) when temporary speed limits are to be imposed on the Humber Bridge crossing and (b) what such speed limits should be; whether a...

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the M18 motorway to be clear of roadworks and temporary speed restrictions in both directions.

      Railway Network: Subsidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding Network Rail has allocated to the prevention of land slips near railway lines in each of the last five years.

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 December 2010, Official Report, columns 133-4WS, on coastguard services (modernisation) what the...

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 December 2010, Official Report, columns 133-4WS, on coastguard services (modernisation), what the...

      Southeastern: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) by what date he expects to take a decision on the extension of the Southeastern rail franchise by a further two years as provided for under the...

      Southeastern: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the future of the Integrated Kent Franchise; and if he will make a statement.

      Train Operating Companies: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what sanctions are open to him to use against (a) train operating companies and (b) Network Rail in the event that he determines that they failed to...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial support his Department plans to provide to the hybrid motor vehicle industry in each of the next four financial years.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the number of people employed in the arts sector in each local authority area in the South...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) homes and (b) businesses he expects to have access to superfast broadband by 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the number of households with access to high-speed broadband in rural communities in England...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress he has made on his proposals for the future of football governance; and if he will make a statement.

      Football Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for future funding of the Football Foundation.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how many times TV Licensing has written to an individual threatening (a) court action and (b) a fine for not buying a...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to police forces of (a) alcohol and (b) drug-related crimes in each of the last three years.

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were detained between the date of final determination of a family asylum claim and the date of deportation in (a) 2007,...

      Crossbows

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to regulate the sale and use of crossbows.

      Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the effects on the local economy of closing her Department's offices in Darlington; and if she will...

      Deportation: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportations from the UK did not proceed as a consequence of the application of the provisions of (a) Article 3 and (b) Article 8...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employers have been prosecuted for employing non-EU students in breach of the conditions of their visa each year since 2001.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the colleges on the sponsors list of the UK Border Agency were inspected prior to a licence being issued in the latest...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what impact assessment her Department has undertaken on the effect on scientists and researchers who will be transferred from Tier 1 to Tier...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has undertaken on the effect of the points-based immigration system on low-earning but highly-qualified...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to change the number of points allocated for (a) incomes and (b) qualifications under Tier 2 of the points-based...

      National Policing Improvement Agency: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has assessed the merits of charging police forces for activities that are carried out by the National Policing Improvement Agency.

      Neighbourhood Policing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department allocated to the Neighbourhood Policing Fund in 2009-10 and each year of the comprehensive spending review period...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many free passports were issued to British citizens born before 2 September 1929 between March 2009 and March 2010; and whether her...

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many compensation claims were made to the UK Border Agency for loss of passports and other identity documents in each of the last three...

      Police: Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of installing automatic number plate recognition cameras in each police patrol car in each police force.

      Police: Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the cost to the public purse of supplying hand-held automatic number plate recognition devices to police forces and...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has allocated to each police force under the Forensic DNA Grant.

      Police: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has provided to police authorities on the issue of road closure notices under the Town and Police Clauses Act 1847.

      Sham Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of individuals who obtained leave to remain as a result of sham weddings organised by Vladymyr Buchak.

      Theft: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many thefts of building material from faith buildings in (a) England and (b) Leeds North West constituency have been recorded in the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Liu Xiaobo

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he raised the issue of the continuing imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo directly and in person with the Vice-Premier of the People's Republic of China on 10 January 2010.

    • Office of UK Permanent Representative to EC

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) if he will take steps to enable select committees to hold confirmation hearings before the appointment of each UK Permanent Representative to the EU; (2) if he...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Companies: Directors

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) what steps she is taking to encourage FTSE 100 companies to include more women on their boards of directors; (2) what estimate she has made of...

    • Women's National Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities which bodies are responsible for the discharge of functions formerly undertaken by the Women's National Commission.

  • Attorney-General

    • Specialist Fraud Investigation

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review on specialist fraud investigation services.

    • National Fraud Authority

      To ask the Attorney-General what responsibilities the Law Officers' Departments have for the National Fraud Authority.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General how many people recognised as trafficked under the national referral mechanism procedure were prosecuted for criminal offences by the Crown Prosecution Service in each...

      Prosecutions: Crime

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were (a) initiated and (b) brought to court for (i) perverting the course of justice, (ii) perjury and (iii) wasting police time following the...

  • Justice

    • Approved Premises: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much funding his Department allocated to each probation trust for the administration, running and management of approved premises for offenders...

    • Burglary: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2011, Official Report, column 263W, on burglary offences: custodial sentences, what proportion of custodial...

      Citizens Advice Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of his Department's legal aid budget was allocated to (a) solicitors, (b) Citizens Advice Bureau and (c) other organisations providing...

      Community Orders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders carrying out unpaid work under community orders were sent back to prison following breaches of the conditions of their order in 2009-10.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely cost of extending the virtual court system to some or all magistrates courts following the pilot scheme.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice by what date he proposes to end automatic escalation of out-of-court disposals in cases where young people have committed low-level crime.

      Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on procedures associated with deaths in custody including (a) investigations by the Prison and Probation Ombudsman, (b)...

      Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost of legal representation of the Government at inquests into all cases where the state is represented including (a)...

      Drug: Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions in the London borough of Bexley for drug-related offences resulted in prison sentences in the last three years for which figures are...

      HM Prison Ford: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the operating cost of HM Prison Ford was in each of the last 10 years; (2) what the cost to the public purse per prisoner place at HM Prison...

      HM Prison Ford: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners at HM Prison Ford were serving a sentence of four years or more on 31 December 2010; (2) how many prisoners at HM Prison Ford...

      HM Prison Ford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what changes there have been to the (a) certified normal accommodation and (b) operational capacity at HM Prison Ford in the last 10 years.

      Offenders: Mental illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of offenders with mental health disorders who will require treatment in the community as a result of his...

      Offenders: Mental illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to reduce the number of offender cases referred to mental health services; and what support he plans to offer to young...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost per prisoner to his Department is of a category C prisoner in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoner places have been destroyed or otherwise put out of use as a result of recent disturbances at (a) HM Prison Ford, (b) HM Prison...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been moved away from (a) HM Prison Ford, (b) HM Prison Doncaster Moorland and (c) HM Prison Littlehey as a result of recent...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to review the criteria by which parole boards assess risk to the public when considering release of prisoners serving an indeterminate...

      Prisoners' Release: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection have taken part in a rehabilitation programme to address offending...

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, column 191W, on prisoners' release: reoffenders, what the baseline figure is from which the...

      Prisons: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what reduction in prison capacity will be attributable to the closure of (a) HM Prison Lancaster Castle, (b) HM Prison Ashwell and (c) HM Prison...

      Prisons: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the projected savings are from the closure of (a) HM Prison Lancaster Castle, (b) HM Prison Ashwell and (c) HM Prison Morton Hall.

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he has allocated to (a) prison psychology, (b) prison probation and (c) prison education services in 2010-11; and how much such...

      Prisons: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many governors of prisons have left HM Prison Service to take up employment in the private sector since 1 January 2009.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many jails in England and Wales are run by private sector companies; and what the name is of each such company.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the future role of probation services and trusts.

      Reparation By Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of central commissioning on local community payback schemes.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people who were originally convicted of (a) sexual and (b) violent offences are resident in approved premises in England and Wales.

      Wills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the (a) drafting requirement and (b) parliamentary time required for the enactment of legislative provisions to regulate will writing.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost was of a place in a (a) young offenders secure unit and (b) young offender institution in 2009-10.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animals: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of antibiotics was administered to (a) domestic and (b) farmed animals in relation to the amount...

    • Bees: Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to deter the use of chemicals and pesticides harmful to bees.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she next expects to report on progress towards achieving each of the 2010 targets for priority species and habitats...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her most recent assessment is of progress towards achieving the targets contained in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial compensation is available to farmers who lose cattle from a rare breed of bovine tuberculosis.

      Carbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to introduce mandatory carbon reporting for companies by 2012; and if she will make a statement.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's objectives are for the forthcoming negotiations on the common agricultural policy.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

      Drinking Water: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects on the environment of recent trends in bottled water sales; and if she will make...

      Environmental and Sustainable Development Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure environmental and sustainable development policy is mainstreamed in the work of...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she last met her European counterparts to discuss the discarding of fish.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the (a) weight and (b) retail value of edible fish discarded by UK fishermen due...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of food labelling practices in the meat and poultry supply industries.

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what decisions about governance arrangements for National Parks have been made ahead of the closure of the current...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to publish the results of her Department's research project on beak trimming of hens; and if she will make...

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to review Sections 53 and 54 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to withdraw the provision to...

      Public Sector: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to increase the proportion of publicly-procured (a) beef, (b) lamb and (c) pork which comes from...

      Rescue Dogs: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider reducing the quarantine time for UK search and rescue dogs used in international humanitarian assistance...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of pump stations which will be transferred to water companies between 1 October 2011...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on flood management of transferring private drains, sewers and pump stations to...

      Sudden Oak Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the spread of Sudden Oak disease in England; and what...

      Sustainable Development Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many staff of the Sustainable Development Commission will be (a) transferred to her Department and (b) released...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect on rural communities of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the Arctic region; and if he will make a statement.

    • Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress his Department has made on negotiations on an international arms trade treaty; and if he will make a statement.

      Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the negotiation of an international arms trade treaty that is legally binding on signatories.

      Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to maintain the post of Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament after the end of the current...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department plans to clarify the ambiguity which exists on the support services offered to British nationals bereaved by...

      British Nationals Abroad: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to implement the provisions of the Crime and Security Act 2010 related to compensation for victims of terrorism...

      Diplomatic Service: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which occasions British ambassadorial posts have been recruited through open competition in each of the last two years.

      India: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the ability of British citizens to acquire visas to visit countries in the Indian...

      India: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made on strengthening the UK's relations with India; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Iran on the arrest of Mrs Nasrin Sotoudeh; and if he will make a statement.

      Office of UK Permanent Representative to EC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) when he expects to commence the process to identify a successor for the present UK Permanent Representative to the EU; (2)...

      Palestinians: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent consideration he has given to upgrading the status of the Palestinian delegation in London to that of a full...

      Russia: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of the Russian Federation on allegations of corruption in the...

      Sri Lanka: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the east of Sri Lanka following the recent floods; and if he will...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Child Support Agency is required to assess income from war disability benefit when calculating payments due in respect of children.

    • Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has carried out on the effects of measures announced as a result of the June 2010 Budget and the Comprehensive...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on people on low incomes of the Government's proposed reforms to housing benefit.

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the running costs, excluding grants and debts written off, were of the Social Fund in each year from 2004-05 to 2009-10.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to process notification of changes of circumstance of benefit claimants (a) resident in Makerfield constituency...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people have been transferred to an alternative benefit following a medical assessment for the purposes of determining benefit...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Youth Groups

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the Church Commissioners have had with local authorities on Church-sponsored youth groups.

    • Ministers of Religion: Pensions

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what contingency arrangements the Church Commissioners have made to cover the pension liabilities of former Roman...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to raise the profile of sanitation and water through the Sanitation and Water for All initiative;...

    • India: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Indian government on its plans to reduce poverty; and if he will make a statement.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made towards each of the millennium development goals; what steps he plans to take to ensure further progress;...

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to increase the geographical coverage of its Education Sector Support programme in Nigeria.

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to what use the UK's contribution from the Environmental Transformation Fund to the World Bank's Climate Investment Funds has been put;...

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what powers he has to determine how the UK's contribution to the World Bank Climate Investment Funds is spent.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituency Boundaries

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse of redrawing constituency boundaries.

    • House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proposals on the grandfathering of privileges in the second Chamber he is considering.

      Alternative Vote: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received from the Electoral Commission on the preparation time required between Royal Assent to the Parliamentary Voting System and...

      Alternative Vote: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether the Government have identified any alternative date for a referendum on the alternative vote in the event that the Parliamentary Voting System and...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects his proposals for fewer and more equally-sized constituencies to be implemented.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of new social rented homes required to be let at the rate of 80% of market...

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the number of people who are homeless in (a) England, (b) East Sussex and (c) Hastings...

      Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of the total number of households in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) nationally are housed by...

      Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing association households were refurbished in the West Midlands in 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the merits of ensuring the new planning system for housing requires local authorities to assess and meet...

      Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will undertake an economic impact assessment of the effect on (a) regeneration and (b) the level of employment in...

  • Health

    • Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on the take-up of breast cancer screening of the availability of mobile screening units.

    • Cancer: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to ring-fence from reductions his Department's capital expenditure on cancer equipment.

      Cataracts: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure specific funds are allocated to enable those with cataracts to have the widest possible choice of eye lens treatment under the GP...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend cervical screening to women in England who are (a) under the age of 25 and (b) under the age of 25 and have given birth.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research into the biomedical causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission an independent review of Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 on decontamination in primary dental care practices; and if he will make...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department takes to ensure that dental practices operate at a satisfactory standard of decontamination.

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to each (a) firm of solicitors and (b) barristers' chambers in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents of Brighton, Kemptown constituency were diagnosed with (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 diabetes in the last year for which figures are...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has carried out on the effects of measures announced as a result of the June 2010 Budget and the comprehensive spending...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS and (b) voluntary sector residential places are available in (i) England and (ii) West Yorkshire for the treatment of people with drug...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS and (b) voluntary sector non-residential places are available in (i) England and (ii) West Yorkshire for the treatment of people with...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) residential and (b) non-residential places in the (i) NHS and (ii) voluntary sector for the treatment of people with drug addictions are...

      Eggs: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to reduce the level of poor quality and contaminated egg imports.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the GP consortia pathfinder programme.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for future funding for sexual health services for young people in (a) England and (b) Bolton West constituency.

      Health Services: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many temporary (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) office staff were employed in (i) the Conquest Hospital, (ii) Hastings and Rother Primary Care Trust...

      Health Services: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital managers were employed in (a) the Conquest Hospital, (b) Hastings and Rother Primary Care Trust and (c) East Sussex Hospitals NHS...

      Ipswich Hospital: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital managers were employed in (a) Ipswich Hospital, (b) Suffolk primary care trust and (c) in the NHS in Suffolk in each of the last five...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2008, Official Report, columns 233-34W, on Lyme disease, whether he has plans to record confirmed cases of Lyme...

      Medical Equipment: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to the NHS on steps to prevent hospital instruments contaminated by other patients' flesh and bone from being used in...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many low-security psychiatric beds are available in NHS hospitals; (2) how many places are available in (a) secure hospitals and (b) regional...

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology will be used by Sheffield University to evaluate the effectiveness of the NHS 111 helpline pilots.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has paid to patients in ex-gratia payments to avoid ligation proceedings in each of the last three years. [Official Report, 1 February...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many chief executives of NHS trusts have had a reduction in the level of their salary since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of his proposed restructuring of the NHS.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many responses his Department received from GPs to its recent consultation Equity and Excellence, Liberating the NHS.

      Pleural Plaques: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of cases of pleural plaques in residents of Sunderland.

      Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of primary care trust staff who have been made redundant in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of Cyberknife technology for cancer treatment.

      South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Ancillary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-medical staff were employed by South London Healthcare NHS Trust in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Transition Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the letter from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality of 20 December 2010, (1) what the constituent parts are of the...

      Transition Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality of 20 December 2010, if he will publish (a) the column headings...

      Transition Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality of 20 December 2010, what the escalation route was from programme...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many claims to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease scheme have been (a) made and (b) settled from individuals in (i)...

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average award made through the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease scheme has been since the scheme's inception.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how long on average claims to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease scheme have taken to settle since the scheme's inception.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much administration of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease scheme has cost to the public purse in each year since its inception.

      EAGA: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contracts and grants his Department and its predecessor awarded to Eaga in each of the last three years; and for what purpose each...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take as a result of his forecasts of levels of energy supply and demand; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has had recent discussions with Ofgem on the compliance of energy suppliers with the Overarching Standards of Conduct with...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to give Ofgem the power to investigate energy suppliers that sell energy products that are...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects on global warming of an expansion of the extraction of gas from shale; and...

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many reported gas escapes there were in December (a) 2010, (b) 2009 and (c) 2008; and which (i) company and (ii) gas network was...

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many reportable gas escapes were still awaiting repair in the latest period for which figures are available; and which (a) company...

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average time taken to repair reportable gas escapes in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many natural gas storage facilities (a) are in operation, (b) are under development, (c) have received planning permission, (d)...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the suitability of salt caverns for storage of natural gas reserves.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) discussions and (b) other communication his Department has had with the Crown Estate on the charging rates applied by the...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will establish an inquiry into the need for new nuclear power stations.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely proportion of energy which will be generated from renewable sources in 2020.

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the expenditure required in the UK in order to meet renewable energy obligations.

      UK Smart Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to support the development of a UK smart grid.

      Wind Power: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of wind turbines that did not reach their average rated speed in the last 12 months.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's policy is on providing financial support to the hybrid motor vehicle industry.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel at the MOD Hospital Unit, Portsmouth, are housed in private sector rental accommodation.

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on (a) substitute single service accommodation and (b) food and incidental allowances in the MOD Hospital Unit, Portsmouth in the...

      Armed Forces: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will examine the reasons for the (a) delay and (b) restrictions affecting people sending parcels to 25 Flight Army Air Corps in Belize.

      Colchester Garrison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) size and (b) structure was of the Ministry of Defence Police force presence at Colchester Garrison on (i) 31 May 1997, (ii) 31 May 2001,...

      Defence: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who purchased the five BAe 125 aircraft sold by his Department in 2007; how that sale was organised; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department of the proposed change to the indexing of public sector benefits and pensions in each year to 2020.

      Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department will offer all surviving veterans exposed to radiation during the nuclear weapons tests held by the UK Government in the 1950s a...

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what obligations he is under regarding the refurbishment of military bases in Germany to be vacated by UK forces.

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what obligations he is under regarding the environmental restoration of military bases in Germany to be vacated by UK forces.

      Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what processes his Department has put in place to monitor developments and research into Gulf War Syndrome, related health problems and treatment by the...

      Iraq-Kuwait Conflict: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what events he plans to hold to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Gulf War.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF aircraft of each type were (a) in service, (b) in the forward fleet and (c) fit for purpose on the latest date for which figures are...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department made of the suitability of the Nimrod MR4A for conversion to the role planned for the RC-135W.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flight hours there are on each of the three KC-135 airframes due to be converted to the RC-135W.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian and (b) military staff were employed at each (i) RAF, (ii) Royal Navy, (iii) army and (iv) Royal Marines base in each year since 1997.

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the nuclear weapons capability of (a) North Korea and (b) Iran.

      Service Complaints Commissioner: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department allocated to the Service Complaints Commissioner in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10,

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Qualifications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has undertaken an assessment in the last 13 years of the standard of professional education held by British-regulated bankers; and if...

    • Barnett Formula

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has plans to review the Barnett formula.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of households in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) Wirral borough council area, (c) the North West and (d) the UK which will...

      Christmas Trees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of his Department's Christmas tree for 2010.

      Crown Estate Commissioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of increased revenue payable (a) to the Crown Estate Commissioners and (b) from the Crown Estate Commissioners to the Treasury...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people work in his Department's Devolved Countries unit.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department have been made redundant since May 2010.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff are employed on fixed-term contracts in his Department; and what their job titles are.

      Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has undertaken of the effects on people with disabilities of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review for his Department.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review his proposal to increase the level of duty on fuel in April 2011.

      Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will encourage the Financial Services Authority to endorse British Standard (a) BS8453 and (b) BS18477 on Compliance Frameworks for Financial...

      Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will meet the British Standards Institution to discuss the proposed standard (a) BS8453 and (b) BS18477 on Compliance Frameworks for Financial...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) England, (b) East Sussex, (c) Hastings and (d) Hastings and Rye constituency he estimates will stop paying income tax as a result...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in each parliamentary constituency who will pay less tax as a result of the personal income tax allowance...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 18 November 2010 in regard to Ms E. Wright.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what total public expenditure in England in 2009-10 was as a proportion of gross domestic product.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer from the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1311, what the monetary value of planned...

      Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the Government deficit was as a proportion of gross domestic product on 1 April 2010; (2) what the Government deficit was as a proportion of...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the market value of West Register Ltd.; and whether he expects the full market value of West Register to be taken into...

      Sovereign Support Grant

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to establish the sovereign support grant linked to revenue from the Crown Estate.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons his Department treats historic corporate tax matters as confidential.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects of the increase in the rate of value added tax on (a) businesses, (b) employment and (c)...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect on net incomes of value added tax.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to offer to charities delivering public services the same value added tax status as local...

      VAT: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the merits of removing the value added tax liability of self-build projects.

      VAT: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from businesses operating in Scotland on the effects of the VAT increase.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken for processing notification changes of circumstances to recipients of tax credits resident (a) in Makerfield constituency and...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advocate on Access to Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has allocated for the costs of the Advocate on Access to Education; and if he will make a statement.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to provide information on Apprenticeship Week to potential apprenticeship providers and apprentices.

      Apprentices: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship starts there were in Birmingham Hall Green constituency in each year since 2005.

      Broadcasting: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that the chief executive of Ofcom engages with all interested parties that have concerns over the...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support research on myalgic encephalomyelitis; and if he will make a statement.

      Council for Education in the Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 November 2010 from the Council for Education in the Commonwealth.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms to secure (a) the effective operation of the Green Investment Bank, (b) its independence from the Government...

      Higher Education: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of the planned increase in tuition fees on graduate level entry...

      Higher Education: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many universities are currently deemed vulnerable to extremism; and what advice and guidelines he has offered those universities.

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students he estimates the National Scholarship Programme will assist in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15; and...

      Higher Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what eligibility criteria for assistance from the National Scholarship Programme will be in place for 2012-13; and if he will...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether small and medium-sized enterprises will be required to pay to use the (a) services and (b) facilities of his...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons chemical process industries were not included on the initial list of candidate areas for technology and...

      Mowden Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what criteria he plans to apply to determine the future of his Department's operations at Mowden Hall in Darlington; (2)...

      Postgraduate Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of likely fee levels for postgraduate taught courses in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15;...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the repayment terms for part-time students who take out tuition fee loans will be the same as those for full-time students.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to improve the skills base of the labour force.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the number of workless households in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral borough council area, (c) the...

  • Education

    • Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the scope will be of his Department's review of the national curriculum; when it will commence; what the timetable for the review will be;...

    • Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people are employed in the administration of the education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the monetary value of education maintenance allowance granted to students in each constituency since the inception of the...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students (a) in total and (b) in year 12 resident in each parliamentary constituency were in receipt of education maintenance allowance in...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of young people received education maintenance allowance in each constituency in the latest period for which figures are...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people resident in Darlington receive education maintenance allowance.

      Free School Meals

      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 were eligible for free...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals there were in each constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Free School Meals: Kingswood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils attending schools in Kingswood constituency are eligible for free school meals.

      Free School Meals: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands are in receipt of free school meals.

      GCSE: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to review the curriculum for science GCSEs.

      Higher Education: Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of students eligible for the education maintenance allowance at each (a) sixth form...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students in (a) Newcastle, (b) the North East and (c) the UK have participated in the British Council's Language Teaching Assistance Scheme...

      Pupils: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) Hove constituency who were absent from school during the recent...

      Vocational Education: Hexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what future provision he plans to make in respect of assistance with travel to vocational education in Hexham.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2010, Official Report, columns 590-1W, on children in care, what methodology his Department used to determine...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 590W, on children in care, what methodology his Department used to determine that...

  • House of Lords

    • Animals: Slaughter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many abattoirs are licensed to carry out animal slaughter without stunning the animal first.

    • Animals: Slaughter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the European Commission and the Agriculture Council about changing the regulations in respect of animal slaughtering without...

      Animals: Slaughter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of domesticated animals and birds slaughtered in 2010 without being stunned first.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report in the Financial Times about the declining confidence of academic economists in the accuracy of the Bank of England's...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the financial exposure of Lloyds banking group to Irish banks and Irish mortgage-backed loans.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 January on banking bonuses (Official Report, col. 1331), how they propose to establish the amount banks will have lent...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take any action in respect of the widening in the cost of bank lending to small businesses, as reported in the Bank of England's Credit...

      Education: Achievement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of socio-economic factors on deficiencies in educational achievement.

      EU: Contract Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the European Commission's initiative to introduce a single European contract law on United Kingdom businesses and...

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to include the Commissioners for Irish Lights and Trinity House within the provisions of the Act.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 15 December (Official Report, col. 605-7), what mechanism they have to collate and evaluate ideas...

      Police: Crime Levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any research demonstrating a connection between police numbers and crime levels.

      Police: Demonstrators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require chief constables to allow peaceful demonstrators to leave public demonstrations, when they wish to do so.

      Police: Expenditure Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of police funding cuts on the amount of contact time between police forces and members of the public.

      Police: West Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why the West Midlands Police Force has decided to reduce the number of police officers allocated to the Ladywood and Perry Barr...

      Schools: Mathematics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage pupils to study mathematics beyond the age of 16.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the 21/2 per cent increase in VAT will automatically lead to an increase in the United Kingdom's contribution to the European Union budget through own...

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring the price of retail products to determine whether prices are being increased by more than necessary to cover the increase in VAT.

      UK Investment: Foundation X

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 10 January (WA 420), whether HM Treasury officials have had any meetings, conversations or correspondence with an...

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