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Written answers

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department plans to lift the temporary restrictions on the transportation of toner cartridges by air.

    • Bus Services: Disability Awareness Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals for mandatory disability awareness training for all bus drivers.

      Parking: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to increase penalties for able-bodied drivers who park in designated disabled parking bays; and if he will make a...

      Photography: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on photography since the beginning of May 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) discussions he held with and (b) submissions his Department made to HM Treasury as part of the comprehensive...

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what (a) correspondence, (b) telephone calls and (c) meetings he has had with the (i) Mayor of London and (ii)...

      Public Libraries: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information his Department holds on the number of local authority libraries where (a) closure and (b) a reduction in...

      Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the outcome was of his Department's consideration of a dual model for teaching swimming as an (a) healthy life skill and...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to ensure that members of the armed forces with televisions at a home address and a base address are...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Global Marine Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the establishment of global marine reserves.

    • Nappies: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of the contribution that reusable nappies can make to waste prevention.

      Steart Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Environment Agency on the Steart Project in Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency...

      Tuna

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) retailers and (b) the Food and Drink Federation on the sale in the UK of tuna caught...

      Tuna

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the practice of catching tuna using purse seine nets.

      Tuna

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on the use of purse seine nets in the catching of tuna.

      Tuna

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the amount of tuna sold by retailers in England caught using purse seine nets in each of the...

      Waste Disposal: Recycling

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

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to address the situation of failed asylum claimants who are neither legally settled nor under notice of removal.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of the withdrawal of the policy document entitled Guidance on R(S) Policydealing with Failed...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of colleges on the UK Border Agency's sponsors list are inspected each year by officials of the UK Border Agency.

      European Gendarmerie Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether personnel of the European Gendarmerie Force have been deployed in the UK.

      Human Trafficking: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Prime Minister on the EU Directive on human trafficking.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what security standards are to be applied in the destruction of the National Identity Register; (2) what arrangements she has made for...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has discussed with the Secretary of State for Justice the eligibility of prisoners to vote in elections for police and crime...

      Visas: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to provide a permanent funded scheme to enable vulnerable women in the UK on spousal visas who are...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of claimants to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease scheme in each (a) nation and (b)...

    • Departmental Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's policy is on (a) the space provided per employee, (b) home working and (c) hot desking; how many employees it...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in each income decile in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, (d) the UK, (e) Glasgow and (f) Glasgow North...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in (a) England and (b) Leeds North West constituency have received support from the Community Energy Saving...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely costs in the private rented sector arising from failure to meet the requirements of the Green Deal.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the lowest recorded quantity of gas in stored reserves was in each year since 2006; and how many days' supply each figure...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what proportion of the UK's high level radioactive waste is held at (a) Sellafield and (b) other nuclear facilities; (2) what...

      Renewable Energy: Lowestoft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effect on the economy of Lowestoft of expenditure in the renewable energy sector.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions has he had with the Construction Industry Council on (a) enforcement of current building regulations...

    • Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definition his Department uses of land of community value.

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to the application of private property rights to land of community value.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average change in council tax was (a) nationally and (b) in Brighton and Hove council area in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) names and (b) salaries are of senior civil service staff who have (i) moved post within and (ii) left his...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless households were in temporary accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent in each quarter since 2005.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to discuss the development of skills and technology for zero-carbon homes with the (a) Secretary of State for...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to accelerate the construction of low-carbon buildings in North Swindon constituency; and if he will make...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of new homes which are required to meet demand in (a) the West Midlands and (b) nationally.

      Housing: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic properties in Watford have been empty for more than a year.

      Independent Living Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the future of centres for independent living.

      Local Government Finance

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

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to maintain a record of the compliance of local authorities with transparency requirements; and if...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority chief executives have had a reduction in the level of their salary since May 2010; and if he will make...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had on permitting local planning appeals to stop developments where they are considered...

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in (a) the West Midlands and (b) nationally are on social housing waiting lists; and if he will make a...

      Waste Disposal: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority spent on waste collection and management in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress has been made on assessing the effects of the proposed changes to the administration of child benefit, with particular...

    • Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the adequacy of the use of coastal weather stations to assess cold weather payments for applicants who live inland, where...

      Construction: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made a recent assessment of levels of health and safety awareness among construction businesses; and if he will make a statement.

      Disability Living Allowance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency he expects to be affected by the removal of the mobility component of disability...

      Disability Living Allowance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of disability living allowance are resident in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency.

      Health and Safety Laws Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what timetable he has set for implementation of the recommendations of Lord Young's Health and Safety Review.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people that claimed incapacity benefit in (i) Hastings, (ii) Hastings and...

      Jobcentre Plus: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent work Jobcentre Plus has undertaken with the Department for Communities and Local Government to assess local employment...

      Jobcentre Plus: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on access to jobcentres in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Poverty: Children

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

      Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of (a) family and (b) child poverty in rural communities in England in each of the next five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any private partners have been engaged as part of the benefits reassessment trial programme in Aberdeen.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people claiming (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance receive awards for an indefinite...

      Social Security Benefits: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the state is of infraction proceedings initiated against the UK by the European Commission in respect of the right to reside test.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the cost to the Exchequer of long-term youth unemployment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether any recipients of carer's allowance will have a reduction in the level of their payments as a result of the introduction of the...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding has been allocated by his Department to voluntary sector organisations in pursuit of big society objectives since the...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what evidence his Department evaluated to determine maximum payments to work programme providers for supporting different client groups.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what forecast of annual unemployment among individuals aged 18 to 24 years his Department used to inform the Work Programme prospectus forecast...

      Young Person's Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library an analysis of the £320 million of estimated savings to the public purse arising from the cancellation of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Brazil: HMS Clyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Brazilian Government on its decision not to allow HMS Clyde to dock in Rio de Janeiro.

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the most recent previous employment was of each senior member of staff who has been employed on a fixed-term contract in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff are employed on a fixed-term contract in his Department; and what the job title of each is.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) total and (b) average annual salary was of staff employed on fixed-term contracts in his Department in the latest...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of the UK's relations with (a) Cuba, (b) North Korea, (c) Venezuela, (d)...

      Sierra Leone: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the safety of foreign journalists in Sierra Leone; and if he will make a statement.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the security situation around the boundary between northern and southern Sudan.

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) whether expenditure by his Department on overseas students and refugees will be classified as official development assistance...

    • Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's (a) multilateral and (b) bilateral aid programmes were spent on water and sanitation in the last...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department has provided for water and sanitation in (a) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (b) Afghanistan, (c)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the use of the triwall aerial delivery system in humanitarian aid operations.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when his Department expects to publish its multilateral aid review.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when his Department expects to publish its bilateral aid review.

      Sri Lanka: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is providing to Sri Lanka following the floods in that country in January 2011.

      Trace the Tax Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with (a) companies and (b) accounting boards on the Trace the Tax campaign.

  • Justice

    • Appeals: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many social security cases were brought to the Tribunal Service in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency in the last 12 months; and...

    • Court: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what response he made to representations made by solicitors practising in Lowestoft as part of the consultation on the closure of Lowestoft County...

      Drugs: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of convictions for drug possession of controlled substances resulted in prison sentences in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 in (i) the...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate has been made of the cost to the criminal justice system of dealing with (a) alcohol and (b) drug- related crimes in each of the last...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people received legal aid in each year since 1997.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on his proposed changes to legal aid; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the future of legal aid for immigration applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK arising from domestic or other forms...

      Legal Aid: Criminal Defence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent and how many acts of assistance were rendered on legal aid through the Criminal Defence Service in respect of (a) Very High Cost...

      Legal Aid: Criminal Defence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent and how many acts of assistance were rendered on legal aid through the Housing Duty Solicitor Scheme in each of the last 10 years.

      Legal Aid: Criminal Defence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent and how many acts of assistance were rendered on legal aid through the Community Legal Service in respect of (a) family, (b)...

      Legal Aid: Criminal Defence Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the charges of indictment were of each defendant in Very Highest Criminal Cases in 2010; and what his Department's expenditure on legal aid was in...

      Legal Aid: Hyndburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people received legal aid in (a) Hyndburn constituency and (b) England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners at HM Prison Ford did not pass a risk assessment in respect of suitability for open prison conditions in the past six months.

      Pleural Plaques: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many claims for compensation relating to pleural plaques had been filed on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress the Prison Service has made on implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons into conditions at HM...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many new prison places he expects to come on stream at (a) Belmarsh West and (b) HM Prison Featherstone.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the average cost to the public purse of a prisoner place for a prison population of (a) 100,000, (b) 90,000, (c) 80,000, (d)...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what facilities there are at HM Prison Ford to support rehabilitation of prisoners; and whether any capital expenditure on such facilities is planned in...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many offenders at each prison are held in a cell, cubicle or room where the number of occupants exceeds its uncrowded capacity; and if he will...

      Prisons: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison staff he expects to accept voluntary redundancy or early retirement in the next 12 months.

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the level of overcrowding in the prison estate.

      Prosecutions: Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there have been of tattooists for the tattooing of children under the age of 16 in each of the last five years; and if he will make...

      Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what powers he has to monitor tribunal proceedings; what powers he has to remove members of tribunals; and if he will make a statement.

      Tribunals: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many tribunals were held in Colchester under each chairman in the last 12 months; and how many appeals under each chairman were (a) upheld and (b)...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Absence Without Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel including those in training aged under 18 years (a) were recorded as absent without leave and (b) deserted in each year...

    • Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel are on the Daily Ration Roll at Fort Blockhouse, Gosport.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on the missed meals and meals out allowance at the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, Portsmouth in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel who have served in Special Forces receive an armed forces pension.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) average, (b) highest and (c) lowest annual pension payment to service personnel who served in World War Two was in 2009-10.

      Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces (a) are being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder and (b) have been treated in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of armed forces personnel including those in training were aged under 18 years in each (a) corps and (b) regiment in 2009-10.

      Defence: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what serviceable (a) aircraft, (b) vessels and (c) weapons systems his Department has sold since 1997; and how much it received from each such sale.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2010, Official Report, column 278W, on departmental art works, what budgetary provision he has made for covering...

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 8W, on departmental art works, what consideration was given to the value of his...

      HMS Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's contractual obligations are in respect of the refit of HMS Ocean; and if he will make a statement.

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the adequacy of the statistical and scientific evidence used by the Met Office in its predictions.

      Met Office: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on privatisation of the Met Office; and if he will make a statement.

      Met Office: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanism he has put in place to evaluate the performance of the Met Office.

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has made an assessment of the range of ballistic missiles possessed by (a) North Korea and (b) Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      USA: AWE Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2010, Official Report, column 458W, on nuclear weapons, if he will publish the letter to the hon. Member for...

      War Widows: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many women are in receipt of a war widows pension from the Armed Forces Pension Scheme as a result of the death of a spouse serving in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what progress he has made on his Department's target of creating 50,000 additional apprenticeship places by April 2011; and...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the abolition of the Train to Gain programme does not reduce the number of...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the adequacy of the level of training available for apprentices in the housing industry; and if he will make a...

      Business: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department has provided to small businesses in (a) the North East, (b) the Tees Valley and (c) Middlesbrough...

      ICT: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in respect of which digital economy and telecommunications matters the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative...

      Job Creation: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of jobs in the low-carbon and environmental foods and services sector which will be...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to paragraph 2.33 of the Local Growth White Paper, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the transfer of the...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of graduates who completed a second degree in medicine received NHS sponsorship in each of the last five years.

      Regional Development Agencies: Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the sum identified for winding down regional development agencies over the comprehensive spending review...

      Royal Mail: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the likely effect on the Livingston and Bathgate sorting offices of implementation of his proposal to privatise...

      Royal Mail: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the likely effect on the Post Office network in Livingston constituency of implementation of his proposal to...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of offering tuition fee loans to part-time students in each of the next...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Constituency Size

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

    • Diamond Jubilee 2012: Urban Areas

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new British cities will be created by the Diamond Jubilee City Status Competition.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012: Urban Areas

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what process will be followed to determine which local authority has been successful in its bid for city status following the deadline for applications of 27 May 2011.

      Rupert Murdoch

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether (a) he and (b) officials in his office have had meetings in an official capacity with (i) Rupert Murdoch, (ii) James Murdoch, (iii) Rebekah Wade, (iv)...

  • Treasury

    • National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason employers are required to continue paying national insurance contributions for employees who have reached state pension age; and for what...

    • Banks: Bonuses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2011, Official Report, columns 153-66, on bank bonuses, (1) what consultation he plans to undertake on banks making...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) would not oppose the striking off of a company from the Register of Companies; and whether each...

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to make an announcement on the future of the Financial Inclusion Fund.

      Financial Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the total cost to the public purse was of support and recapitalisation of financial institutions between September 2008 and April 2010; (2) how...

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the likely number of consecutive periods of higher than expected inflation necessitating a quarterly letter from...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for York Central of 18 October 2010, reference 5/05681/10, on funding for environmental initiatives.

      Multinational Companies: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the need for an international accounting standard for companies operating in the extractives industry to cover all listed multinational...

      Pensions: Teachers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions he has had with the (a) Scottish Executive, (b) Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and (c) the Educational Institute of...

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time employees of HM Revenue and Customs at each grade were employed in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years.

      Taxation: Digital Arts Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had on taxation of digital arts industries; and if he will make a statement.

      VAT: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he made of the likely effects on the economy in Northern Ireland of the recent increase in the rate of value added tax before that increase...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent progress he has made on the implementation of his proposals for the reform of public bodies.

    • Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what objectives he set for his Department's review of public bodies.

      Housing: South Lanarkshire

      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...

      Manufacturing Industries: West Midlands

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

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on the number of non-profit organisations operating in each region of the UK.

  • Health

    • Abortion: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on the provision of pregnancy terminations for teenage women in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Blood: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has he made of the effects of race on the likelihood of NHS patients surviving blood cancers.

      Blood: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with blood cancers; (2) what steps he is taking to improve health outcomes...

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts used cyberknife technology in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many umbilical cords were disposed of as waste without the collection of blood stem cells in each of the past three years.

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve detection rates for diabetes.

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) England and (b) Leicester who are using blood glucose testing strips to monitor their diabetes...

      Drugs: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in each NHS mental health hospital are recorded as using (a) cannabis, (b) methadone and (c) other controlled substances;

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of drug treatment patients who have been in treatment for three years or more are resident in each English region; and how...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his announcement of 52 GP Commissioning Pathfinders, what the (a) name, (b) management board members, (c) planned operational date,...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress his Department has made of its review of access to the NHS by foreign nationals; (2) how much the NHS received from chargeable...

      Health: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on advertising for the purposes of (a) public health promotion and (b) raising awareness of its services in 2010.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of doses of influenza vaccine available in NHS facilities in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he made the decision to launch the 2010-11 seasonal influenza public awareness campaign.

      Mentally Ill: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse of treating offenders with mental health problems in the community in each of the next...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2010, Official Report, column 172W, on health services: overseas visitors, whether he has completed consideration of...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what directions his Department has issued to (a) hospitals and (b) other trusts on the annual amount by which capital expenditure must be reduced over...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress he has made on achieving savings in the NHS.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the level of debt or surplus held by each primary care trust (a) in 2009-10 and (b) on the most recent date for...

      Older People: Domestic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to reduce the number of falls experienced by elderly people in their homes which result in a hospital visit.

      Primary Care Trusts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were employed in primary care trusts on 1 January 2011.

      Rehabilitation: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of (a) smoking, (b) alcohol and (c) drug-related illnesses in each of the last three years.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding each primary care trust allocated to treating and preventing sexually transmitted infections in (a) each of the last five financial...

      Spinal Injuries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has for the future of spinal injury centres; (2) how many spinal cord injuries were treated in NHS facilities in (a)...

      Stem Cells: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the use of blood stem cell transplantation for non-cancerous diseases and conditions.

  • Education

    • Academies: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many academies in Kent are university-assisted; and if he will make a statement.

    • Baroness Campbell: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Chesterfield of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 628, on secondary school standards,...

      Class Sizes: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many bulge classes there are in schools in the London Borough of Newham; and in which school years.

      Dance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department will provide to national dance centres for advanced training from April 2011 onwards.

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Dundee of 11 October 2010, Official Report, columns 12-13W, on departmental communication, what record...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has a target for providing a substantive answer to questions tabled for answer on a named day.

      Discretionary Learner Support Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent under each budget heading on the discretionary learner support awards in the last 12 months.

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provision he has made for the administrative costs of the Discretionary Learner Support Fund in 2010-11; and from which of his Department's...

      Early Intervention Grant: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of the Early Intervention Grant will fund community activities for young people; and if he will make a statement.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to ensure that compulsory education includes both vocational and academic routes of study.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many young people resident in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency and (b) Liverpool, are eligible for education maintenance allowance;...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency have received the education maintenance allowance (EMA) since its inception; and how much EMA...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students in Birmingham, Ladywood receive education maintenance allowance (EMA); and what steps his Department is taking to assist students who...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much his Department's predecessor spent on education maintenance allowance in (a) the city of Brighton and Hove and (b) Hove constituency...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people claimed education maintenance allowance in each local authority area in Greater London in each year since 2005; and how much was...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in Redditch constituency received education maintenance allowance in each of the last five years.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in Wolverhampton are in receipt of education maintenance allowance.

      Education White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) representations he has received on and (b) assessment he has made of the effect on rural areas of the proposals in the Education White Paper.

      Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on allegations of the teaching of anti-Semitic ideology in British Madrasas, funded from sources in Saudi...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children who attended (a) maintained primary schools, (b) Catholic maintained primary schools, (c) maintained secondary schools and (d)...

      Free School Meals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency, (b) each other parliamentary constituency in London and (c) each London borough...

      Free School Meals: Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in Redditch constituency claim free school meals; and what rate of take-up this represents.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the effects of the Government's proposals for funding of higher education on the future supply of qualified teachers; and if he will...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of children who were home-schooled in each constituency in the latest year for which figures are available.

      North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which Ministers of his Department have visited the North East since their appointment; and what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of each such visit.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanisms will be in place to ensure that rural primary schools with high standards of achievement are not adversely affected by the...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of the funds allocated to the pupil premium are to be allocated to (a) urban and (b) rural areas; what estimate he has made of the...

      Pupils: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children registered in schools in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each local authority area did not list their...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to equalise his Department's expenditure per pupil.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will commission a national audit to determine the (a) extent, (b) type, (c) condition and (d) current management arrangements for asbestos in...

      Schools: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families will take steps to increase the number of schools in which children are able to...

      Schools: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools were closed due to local elections in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects his Department's capital review team to report on its proposals for school funding in Ealing Central and Acton constituency.

      Schools: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will issue guidance to schools on teaching positive bone health messages in personal, social, health and economic education lessons.

      Schools: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children resident in (a) the London borough of Newham and (b) West Ham constituency attend a school outside the borough.

      Schools: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of individuals of each gender working as school support staff in (a) maintained schools and (b)...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools he expects to be refurbished in the next five years; and how many such schools he expects to have (a) major refurbishments and (b)...

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the implication for schools in rural areas of the proposals in the Education White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the level of participation of pupils in competitive activity between schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Science: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of science and mathematics teaching.

      Secondary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to initiate the process announced in the comprehensive spending review of allowing secondary schools to bid towards capital...

      Secondary Education: Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils attended secondary schools in which there were over (a) 1,000, (b) 1,500 and (c) 2,000 pupils in 2010.

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Chesterfield of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 628, on secondary school standards, if he...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation his Department is undertaking on the future level of funding for sixth forms at maintained schools.

      Specialist Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department plans to provide to local authorities on the allocation of grants for specialist schools.

      Teachers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to reduce the number of days lost among staff in schools as a result of headaches and migraines.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the new funding arrangements for schools on Training and Development Agency-funded initial teacher...

      Vocational Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has allocated to schools for vocational learning programmes in the comprehensive spending review period.

      Vocational Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether funding allocated to local education authorities for vocational learning programmes in schools is ring-fenced.

      Vocational Education: Hexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has received recent representations on the inclusion of a vocational component in the curriculum for 14 year olds in school in West...

      Warrington Collegiate: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding for each pupil aged between 16 and 19 will be available to Warrington Collegiate in each of the next four financial years.

      Young People: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of schools participating in Go Ride schemes; and if he will make a statement.

      Youth Sport Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department plan to meet the Youth Sports Trust Young Ambassadors when they deliver their petition...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 16 December (WA 205), what percentage of passenger movements are subject to e-Borders checks (a) into,...

    • Association of Chief Police Officers and Law Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a Memorandum of Understanding was agreed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Law Society in 2004; when it was amended; what...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received reports that torture is used in Ministry of Interior prison facilities in Bahrain.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the banking industry about "Project Merlin"; and in particular on proposals to curb the payment by banks of excessive bonuses.

      Barnett Formula

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Barnett consequentials since the May general election have been made in the form of (a) deductions, and (b) additions, and for what purposes, to each of the...

      Broadcasting: Digital Switchover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the switch to digital television.

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 11 November (WA 109), in respect of each local authority, how many looked-after children had (a) five to...

      Crime: Electronic Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 21 December (WA 279), when they expect to complete their investigations into recent cases of wrongful arrest...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what bursaries will be made available to people from lower socio-economic groups wishing to continue their studies to help cover their living costs following the...

      Education: Helplines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Education spends on the funding of family support helplines; whether and at what level it will continue to do so in the year 2011-12;...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to see the private sector create the new jobs needed to replace those being lost through public sector expenditure reductions.

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to ensure that the United Kingdom is in the forefront in developing and applying emerging technologies in electricity transmission, especially...

      Energy: Gas and Electricity Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to change the current situation under which gas and electricity consumers pay relatively more for their fuel if their consumption is...

      Energy: Pre-payment Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of research conducted by Save the Children which found that low income families frequently pay more for basic goods due to prepayment systems.

      Energy: Renewables Obligation Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much electricity suppliers spent in each of the past five years on Renewables Obligation Certificates; and how much of this was in respect of (a) offshore, and...

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at what proportion of their rated capacity did wind-driven electrical generators supply power to the National Grid during the recent cold spell.

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of electrical energy supplied through the National Grid during the recent cold spell was generated from wind energy.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, if wind turbines continue to operate at their current rate of capacity, how many will be required to deliver their target of supplying one third of electricity...

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Eritrea regarding media freedoms and human rights in that country.

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last had discussions with the European Union about its strategy for Eritrea.

      EU: Integration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Mr Herman Van Rompuy's Chief of Cabinet, in an interview with the Belgian newspaper De Morgen, that "every...

      EU: UK Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will set up a Royal Commission to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union and the impact on...

      Finance: Shareholders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether shareowners have sufficient information to make informed decisions when voting on company remuneration reports, including...

      Flooding: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect insurers to secure significant increases in house insurance premiums to cover the increased risk of flooding consequent on government cuts in...

      Food: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of rises in food prices on low-income families.

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many forests are currently being created or extended in England; and where these are situated.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the names of all unpaid advisers to Ministers in the Department for Education.

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve cancer survival rates in the United Kingdom.

      Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the abolition of the "Aim Higher" programme will have on people from lower socio-economic groups wishing to continue into higher education.

      Higher Education: Tuition Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guarantees will be offered to students paying the increased tuition fees to ensure that the higher education experience will warrant the substantial fee increase.

      House of Lords: Life Peerages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to public funds of the 116 new Life Peers created since the 2010 general election.

      Hungary

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 11 January, what are the countries whose media behaviour constitutes the "international norm" against which...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made in relation to the attack on medical and hospital personnel at Camp Ashraf by Iraqi forces on 25 and 26 December 2010; what, if...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of loudspeaker equipment used on the outskirts of Camp Ashraf on the physiological condition of residents; what steps...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Israeli Chief of Staff Lt-Gen Gabi Ashkenazi's comments that renewed war in Gaza "was only a matter of time"; and what...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the demolition of the Shepherd's Hotel in East Jerusalem.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in East Jerusalem; and, if so, what response they...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case of Imad al-Ashhab, a 17-year old Palestinian boy held without charge or trial in an Israeli prison for over 10 months,...

      Mental Health: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase funding for the treatment of mental health disorders in women.

      Moqtada al-Sadr

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the return of Moqtada al-Sadr to Iraq; and what impact this might have upon the formation of the new government.

      Morocco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Morocco in relation to the handling of the protests outside Laayoune in November.

      Museums: National Gallery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of representation of female artists in the collections of the National Gallery; and whether they have had any...

      National Parks and Access to Countryside Act 1949

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a local authority has the power to stop managing local nature reserves which are provided under section 21 of the National Parks and Access to the...

      NHS: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to introduce changes to allow the costs of treatment, medicines and services to be made available to NHS patients.

      NHS: Counter Fraud and Security Management Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Counter Fraud and Security Management Service Division of the NHS Business Services Authority will retain its training centre in Reading. To ask Her...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the ongoing sectarian attacks on Christians; and what response they have received.

      Police: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the concerns raised by the Association of Police Authorities on the impact of front-end loaded cuts in police budgets.

      Police: Station Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police stations have closed since May, by police force. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of police funding...

      Police: Youth Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many leaders and helpers have been accepted by the police to work with youth groups in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, and (c) 2010.

      Portugal: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom is required to make any financial contribution in the event of any bailout of the Portuguese economy.

      Schools: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove the digital divide caused by the lack of home access by some children to a computer or broadband internet connection.

      Schools: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement Martha Lane Fox will have with schools and parents who have children with no home access to a computer or broadband internet connection.

      Schools: Contextual Value Added

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what academic evidence they relied in deciding to end the use of contextual value added in relation to schools performance.

      Schools: Sport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation was undertaken with Brighton and Hove schools and the local education authority before ending the local school sports partnership; and what...

      Schools: Sport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to stop funding for school sport partnerships. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the funding of sport in schools....

      South Wales Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will examine all numerical data supplied by South Wales Constabulary to the Home Office for its accuracy in each of the last six years that has been...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made to maintain the safety of Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and...

      Tanzania

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the release of the CHADEMA leaders in Tanzania.

      Travel: e-Borders Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost to public funds of terminating the e-borders contract with Raytheon; and what claims from Raytheon are in dispute.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Turkey about the current trials of 19 Kurdish parliamentarians and 28 mayors, from the Peace and Democracy...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will send a representative to the trial of Ms Aysel Tugluk before the 4th High Criminal Court in Diyarbakir, Turkey.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 15 December 2010 (WA 202), whether they will make direct representations to the Government of Turkey to extend...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 December 2010 (WA 201-2), whether they will make direct representations to the government of...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 December 2010 (WA 202), whether they will make direct representations to the Government of Turkey...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Turkish citizens require visas to enter the United Kingdom; and which member states of the European Union require them to do so.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Jones on 3 December 2010 (WA 506), whether their policy is to continue to allow employers to bring in an...

      Western Sahara

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what efforts they will make to bolster the United Nations-led peace talks scheduled for late January 2011 in light of the recent failure to reach a solution to the...

      Women: Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that, before women are imprisoned or remanded in custody, satisfactory care and support for their children are always...

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