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Written answers

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

  • Transport

    • Railways: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to help reduce overcrowding on commuter rail services serving Bexley.

    • Roads: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what plans he has to encourage local authorities to develop highways asset management plans; (2) how many local authorities have a highways...

      Shipping: Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, column 29W, on shipping, if he will publish the advice he received on section 32(1) of the...

      Train Operating Companies: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the provision which permits train operating companies to operate on passenger rail services sanitary facilities which discharge waste...

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he is able to take in consequence of an assessment that a trust port has lost the confidence of its stakeholders; (2) whether he has...

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the criteria to apply to a community bid for a trust port supported by relevant stakeholders.

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has received any request or proposal from a trust port to seek powers through a harbour revision order to modify the terms of the Ports Act...

      Trust Ports: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on issuing guidance to (a) the Dover Harbour Board and (b) other trust ports on proposals for restructuring and privatisation...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the (a) security of and (b) likely effect on nuclear disarmament of a consignment of...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what single tender contracts her Department has awarded since her appointment; and what the monetary value is of each contract above the EU public...

    • Dwyfor Meirionnydd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans she has to visit Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency on official business in the next six months.

      Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many official engagements she undertook in Wales in (a) October, (b) November and (c) December 2010.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how much has been paid by the Independent Parliamentary...

    • Telephone Services

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what consultation was conducted by the Independent Parliamentary...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what discussions he had with representatives of the Independent...

  • Attorney-General

    • British Aerospace: Tanzania

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will make an assessment of the mechanisms available for enforcement of the undertaking given by BAE to make a payment to benefit the people of Tanzania as part...

    • Departmental Working Conditions

      To ask the Attorney-General what the Law Officers' Departments' policy is on (a) the space provided per employee, (b) home working and (c) hot desking; how many employees they have on average...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Attorney-General when the Law Officers' Departments last published a Welsh language scheme in accordance with the provisions of the Welsh Language Act 1993; and at which web addresses...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether implementation of his proposals to reform air passenger duty will be revenue-neutral.

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) for what reason premium economy aircraft seats are liable for the same rate of air passenger duty as business and first class aircraft seats; (2)...

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the future level of air passenger duty in respect of premium economy passengers.

      Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of reviewing the level of the HM Revenue and Customs mileage allowance payment.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the potential savings to the Exchequer of withdrawing child benefit from families with a higher rate tax payer if the higher rate...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of trends in the number of credit unions in the last 20 years.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of payments made by his Department to (a) small and medium-sized enterprise suppliers and (b) all suppliers were made (i) within 10 days...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the number of sub-contracted staff servicing his Department who were not paid at a rate equivalent to or above the...

      Departmental Working Conditions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's policy is on (a) the space provided per employee, (b) home working and (c) hot desking; how many employees it has on average per...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many and what proportion of questions tabled to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for written answer on a named day were answered substantively...

      Economy and Public Finances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library an update to the estimated value of assets set out in table 2.2 of Budget 2010: the economy and public finances,...

      EU Institutions: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the potential UK liability for fines from EU institutions in the next three years.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average cost to motorists in the next 12 months of the recent increase in the rate of fuel duty .

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from motoring groups on his policy on a fuel price stabiliser.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to introduce a fuel duty stabiliser.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the main areas of (a) strength and (b) weakness of the financial services industry.

      Foreign Exchange: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulation of currency exchange services; what estimate he has made of the number of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury intends to respond to the letter of 23 July 2010 from the hon. Member for Monmouth on national savings and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 7 October and 13 December 2010 regarding child benefit.

      Royal Mint

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much profit of the Royal Mint has been paid to the Exchequer in each of the last three years for which figures are available; (2) whether he or...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised as a result of Government action against tax avoidance (a) in the last five years and (b) since May 2010; and how much such...

      Tax Yields: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was (a) collected in taxation and (b) spent on public services in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has met representatives of the bingo industry to discuss taxation of the industry.

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects on businesses in North Wales of replacing the amusement machine licence duty with a gross profits tax.

  • Education

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children aged (a) under one, (b) between one and four, (c) between five and nine, (d) between 10 and 15 and (e) over 16 years went from...

    • Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department and its predecessors spent on (a) reimbursement of staff expenses and (b) the 10 largest staff expense reimbursement claims...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he has taken since his appointment to reduce expenditure on conferences from budgets within his responsibility.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's annual budget for conferences was at (a) 7 May 2010 and (b) 7 December 2010.

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to publish equality impact assessments undertaken by his Department as part of the comprehensive spending review; and if he will make...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Latin: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons Latin has been disallowed as a GCSE examination by the Welsh Joint Education Committee.

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many grants his Department made to organisations engaged in bullying prevention in each year from 2004-05 to 2009-10; and what his estimate is of...

      Schools: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in the city of Brighton and Hove area operated a school sport partnership programme in each year since 2007.

      Schools: Brighton Kemptown

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of standards of attainment in schools in the Brighton, Kemptown constituency.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much School Sports Partnership grant was allocated to schools in Stoke-on-Trent Central constituency in 2009-10.

      Sixth Form Colleges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the Barnett consequentials are of the funding arrangements announced in his statement on 19 January 2011 on capital funding for sixth form...

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many third sector organisations or registered charities have received funding from the Youth Sector Development Fund; and what the cost to the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to reply to question 18277, on equality impact assessments, tabled on 14 October 2010 for ordinary written answer.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Employment

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

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the suitability of North Wales as a designated area in the next round of broadband pilots.

      Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the main areas of (a) strength and (b) weakness of the creative industries.

      Cricket: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on the broadcast of (a) future Ashes series and (b) other live Test cricket on...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what date he plans to hold the proposed Ministerial seminar on hate on the internet.

      Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much has been paid from the Big Lottery fund to projects in (a) the most deprived 100 wards and (b) the least deprived...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of her Department's expenditure on matched funding for Rural Development Fund payments to farmers...

    • Animal Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to encourage British farmers to use home-grown animal feed rather than imported animal feed.

      Animal Feed: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the proportion of feed for livestock in England which is produced in the UK.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has budgeted for (a) print press, (b) television, (c) internet and (d) poster material to raise...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the development of crops for...

      Biofuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons figures for direct carbon emissions from the combustion of fuel sources were removed from the Biomass Energy...

      Birds of Prey: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1333W, on birds of prey: crime, how many convictions...

      Birds of Prey: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1333W, on birds of prey: crime, how many incidents of...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on negotiations on the draft Common Agricultural Policy regulation for 2011.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Imported Soy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the position of imported soy during forthcoming negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her policy is on the development of an agreed UK negotiating position on Common Agricultural Policy reform which...

      Domestic Biomass Burners: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her policy is on amending emission limits on domestic biomass burners under 20MW to 30g/GJ for particulates and...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much will be distributed to local authorities for flood prevention and protection through the local government formula...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what review her Department has undertaken to identify those areas of the UK that are at risk of flooding.

      Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on consumption in the UK of (a) intensively produced meat and (b) imported soy feeds.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many representations her Department has received on the proposed disposal of the public forest estate to date; what...

      Local Authorities: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has to enhance the powers of local councils to take action against noisy neighbours.

      Midland Pig Producers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on farming practices at Midland Pig Producers, Foston, Derbyshire.

      Midland Pig Producers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has (a) received an application for and (b) granted funding under (i) the Rural Development Programme for...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment her Department has made of the effect on animal welfare of keeping pigs in (a) very large herds and...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of intensive pig farms on (i) traditional...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that future proposals for intensive pig farming (a) are examined by her Department, (b)...

      River Thames: Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the value for money of the Thames Water proposal for the construction of a second...

      River Thames: Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with (a) Thames Water, (b) the Environment Agency and (c) Ofwat on the (i) design,...

      Sewers: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the UK's capacity to meet its obligations in Greater London under the EU Urban Waste...

      Water: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake any studies on the effects of the Asset Management...

      Wood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to implement the provisions of the EU Illegal Timber (Due Diligence) Regulation.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what single tender contracts his Department has awarded since his appointment; and what the monetary value is of each contract above...

    • Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what information his Department holds on the number of households that have been prevented from changing from paying their...

      Electricity: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contribution energy from wind power generation made to the electricity supply during December 2010.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to increase the energy efficiency of (a) social rented, (b) housing association and (c) private...

      Energy: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received from Ofgem on the extent of their powers to regulate tariffs and prices in the domestic...

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of recent changes in the price of heating oil on elderly and vulnerable families in rural areas.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many new ground source heat exchange pumps were commissioned in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008 and (e) 2009.

      Methane: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made a recent assessment of the (a) legislative, (b) regulatory and (c) guidance framework for the safe exploration...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (PUSS) to House of Lords Grand Committee, Official...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment his Department has made of the performance of Eaga plc in managing the Warm Front scheme; and if he will make a...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Big Society Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role he expects civic societies to play as potential capacity builders in support of the Big Society initiative.

    • Departmental Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to reduce jargon and promote plain English in departmental communications.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many meals at venues outside his Department have been provided from the public purse for (a) each Minister in his...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on film production including the filming of speeches since May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on wine since May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on newspapers and magazines since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which new (a) units and (b) teams have been established in his Department since May 2010; and what the (i) name, (ii) purpose,...

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the most recent previous employment was of senior staff employed on fixed-term contracts in his Department since May 2010.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) total salary cost and (b) average salary is of staff employed on fixed-term contracts in his Department.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff are employed on fixed-term contracts in his Department; and what their job titles are.

      Faithwise Ltd: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's consultancy contract with Faithwise Ltd.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire stations have closed in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the proposed timetable for savings to be made by local fire services; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire Services: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the effectiveness of the planned reconfiguration of fire services on Canvey Island.

      Fire Services: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of calls attended by fire services arose from false alarms from (a) automatic fire alarms and (b) other alarms...

      Fire Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the likely effects of an increase of (a) two minutes, (b) five minutes and (c) 10 minutes in the response...

      Fire Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the ability of West Midlands Fire Service to maintain its standard of service to vulnerable communities after...

      Government: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for enabling a (a) community right to bid, (b) community right to know and (c) community right to buy in...

      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) Hertfordshire and (c) St Albans...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units were built as part of each publicly-funded affordable housing scheme in Reading West constituency in each of the...

      Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were placed in private rented accommodation under the prevention and relief of homelessness provisions (a)...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to communities that wish to take over services operated by local authorities.

      Local Government: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made an estimate of the number of local council employees who will be made redundant as a result of the...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to enable local authorities to retain a local standards committee if they wish to do so.

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will commission an independent review of the effectiveness of elected mayors; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Mobility: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of less expenditure by local authorities on meeting the mobility needs of under-65s living...

      Multiple Occupation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2010, Official Report, column 89W, on multiple occupation: licensing, if he will assess the...

      Playgrounds: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department provides to local authorities for the purposes of maintaining playgrounds; and if he will make a...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to provide protection for urban green spaces.

      Referendum: Neighbourhood Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost of holding a referendum related to neighbourhood planning; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change changes to planning guidance for the purposes of...

      Voluntary Organisations: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with Barnsley metropolitan borough council on (a) local authority funding for the voluntary sector...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how many (a) women and (b) men he has appointed to public duties since May 2010; (2) what public appointments he has made since his appointment; and to...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what single tender contracts the Government Equalities Office has awarded since her appointment; and what the monetary value is of each contract above...

    • Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many (a) women and (b) men have been appointed to public duties by the Government Equalities Office since May 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department publishes a register of interests for the Civil Service.

    • Departmental Working Conditions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his Department's policy is on (a) the space provided per employee, (b) home working and (c) hot desking; how many employees it has on average...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of families with children were headed by a single parent in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency in each year for which...

      NDPBs: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the budget is of each non-departmental public body in the current financial year.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether as part of its review of non-departmental public bodies, he plans to publish details on how the Cabinet Office's tests have been applied to all...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what criteria apply in connection with his Department's review of public bodies.

      Public Sector: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate the proportion of those made redundant in the public sector during the comprehensive spending review period who will be aged 50 or...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to assist employers to take on apprentices in North Swindon constituency.

    • Driving Instruction: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many professional and career development loans were made to students resident in each local authority area to facilitate...

      Email: Spam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department is taking steps to tackle fraudulent spam emails claiming to be from the Student Loans Company.

      Employment: Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will introduce incentives to encourage employers to hire and retain employees who also work (a) as retained duty system...

      Fashion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the main areas of (a) strength and (b) weakness of the fashion industry.

      Higher Education: Admissions

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

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the proposed national scholarship programme on (a) universities which...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of students who will receive assistance from the proposed National Scholarship Programme...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of microfinance projects in supporting (a) small and medium-sized...

      Postgraduate Education: Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which regional development agencies have funded (a) wholly and (b) partially postgraduate courses in the last five years; what...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of payments taken in error by the Student Loans Company in the latest period for which...

      Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many students normally resident in England were enrolled on full-time (a) undergraduate degrees, (b) vocational...

      Temporary Employment :Career Progression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to improve career progression for agency workers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Justice

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on improvements to each court identified for closure under his recent proposals in respect of the (a) building, (b) interior...

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what single tender contracts his Department has awarded since his appointment; and what the monetary value is of each contract above the EU public...

      Firearms: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of offences relating to firearms in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Judicial Diversity Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects the Judicial Diversity Taskforce to report its findings; and if he will make a statement.

      Judicial Diversity Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on diversity in the Judiciary.

      Judicial Diversity Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on judicial diversity.

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding the Legal Services Commission provided from the Legal Aid budget for advice and representation in private family law cases involving...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding the Legal Services Commission provided from the Legal Aid budget for legal help and representation in debt cases where the client's home...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish each item of (a) guidance and (b) correspondence from (i) his Department and (ii) the National Offender Management Service to (A)...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish each item of (a) guidance and (b) correspondence from (i) his Department and (ii) the National Offender Management Service to (A)...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the operational capacity is of (a) the prison estate and (b) each prison in the prison estate; (2) what the certified normal accommodation...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders serving custodial sentences received sentences of (a) less than six months , (b) between six and 12 months, (c) between 12 months...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the reoffending rate of offenders with a diagnosed mental health disorder was in each English region in each of the last five years for which...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce the incidence of alcohol-related crime and disorder.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce the incidence of alcohol related crime and disorder.

      Bolivia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to lodge a formal objection to the request made by the Bolivian Government to amend the 1961 UN Single Convention on...

      Bolivia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the proposal by Bolivia to exempt traditional uses of coca from the provisions of the 1961 UN Convention on Narcotic...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees being transferred (a) from Campsfield House immigration removal centre and (b) to Campsfield House immigration removal...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees were transferred from other immigration removal centres and other immigration detention facilities to Campsfield House...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre have been detained for (a) more than and (b) less than one year; (2)...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the detainees in Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre were convicted of committing violent crimes in (a) 2007, (b) 2008,...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to (a) locate and (b) close facilities manufacturing skunk cannabis; and if she will make a statement.

      Detention Centres: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions she has had with the (a) Northern Ireland Minister of Justice and (b) Northern Ireland Policing Board on...

      Drugs: Professor Nutt

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether licences, authorities or permissions were required for Professor Nutt to possess and inject the class A drug psilocybin into human...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students from countries outside the EU entered the UK in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether entry clearance decisions for visitors from the Punjab, India are taken by officials in (a) Delhi, (b) London or (c) elsewhere.

      Hinkley Point Power Stations: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to prevent protestors from accessing Hinkley Point nuclear power station via the Bristol Ports Habitat Wetland scheme.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many decisions by the competent authority regarding the National Referral Mechanism have been subsequently reversed through judicial review.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to support more effective enforcement internationally to combat human trafficking.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to encourage the reporting of human trafficking.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the work of the UK Human Trafficking Centre's prevention sub-group in each year since its inception.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passengers have been detained at Britain's ports and airports while travelling on forged or stolen travel documents in each of the...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles: Private Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that plans to tax clamping and towing on private land do not leave property owners unable to tackle...

      Legal Highs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to identify new and emerging legal highs.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. member for Manchester, Gorton of 13 December 2010 in regard to Mr R Bestford.

      Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to review the provisions of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the adequacy of (a) resources, (b) the legal framework, (c) guidance issued by her Department and (d) her...

      Sexual Offence Liaison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offence liaison officers were employed in each police force in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to announce the completion of the review into the future of criminal record checks and the vetting of volunteer workers.

      Visas: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has plans to enable (a) students and (b) other visitors from abroad to submit applications for visas entirely online.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged 10 to 16 years were (a) arrested for an offence, (b) charged with an offence, (c) cautioned for an offence and (d)...

  • International Development

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding was allocated by his Department to (a) the Mao Tao Clinic and (b) Backpack Health Worker teams operating in Burma in the...

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has allocated aid to ethnic Karen refugees in response to the current political situation in Karen State, Burma.

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures he has undertaken to reduce jargon and promote plain English in Departmental communications.

      Malaria: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the unit cost of (a) anti-malarial mosquito nets and (b) pentavalent vaccines provided by his Department.

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will provide additional funding and capacity for the element of the Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria that supports...

      Sri Lanka: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received from the World Food Programme on the effect on food rations in Sri Lanka of insufficient...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees on the provision of shelter...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made on the level of involvement of (a) Tamil community groups and (b) independent politicians in the process...

      Sri Lanka: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received from UNICEF on the effect on the schooling of children in Sri Lanka of the use of school property...

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department contributed to the UN Division for the Advancement of Women in each of the last four years.

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department contributed to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues in each of the last four years.

      UN Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department contributed to the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women in each...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) where each regiment of the (a) Royal Artillery, (b) Royal Engineers, (c) Royal Signals and (d) Household Cavalry is stationed; (2) where each...

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will estimate the cost per unit of renovating (a) Mastiff, (b) Ridgback and (c) Jackal vehicles to long-term service; (2) how many (a)...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what allowances and payments in addition to salary were available to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in each year...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in each year...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what preparatory work for the assessment phase for the replacement programme for Trident has been commissioned on (a) the hull structure and structural...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what work his Department has commissioned on spatial arrangements covering boat compartments under the assessment phase of the Vanguard submarine...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of long-term trends in hospital admittances for alcohol consumption by teenagers.

    • Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Cancer Network on his proposed reform of NHS structures; (2) what plans he has for...

      Cannabis: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential relationship between cannabis and skunk cannabis and psychosis or...

      Cannabis: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS treatment is available for persons (a) under 18 and (b) 18 and over for addiction to cannabis or skunk cannabis; and if he will make a statement.

      Cannabis: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) under the age of 18, (b) between 18 and 24, (c) between 24 and 30 and (d) 30 and above were treated for cannabis addiction in each...

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to reduce jargon and promote plain English in Departmental communications.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2010, Official Report, column 1285W, on departmental manpower, what the (a) organisations and (b) job titles are...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess long-term trends in rates of depression among those aged (a) 15 to 19, (b) 20 to 24 and (c) 65 years and over.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his review of prescription drug addiction; and what consultation on that review he proposes to undertake following publication.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had on integration between hospital consultants and GPs in order to improve patient pathways; and if he will make a...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates the seasonal influenza advertising campaign was launched in each of the last five years.

      Lorazepam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 December 2010, Official Report, columns 1265-8W, on benzodiazepines, what is meant by the term not confirmed which was given...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many infants have suffered (a) allergic, (b) serious, (c) critical and (d) fatal reactions to the MMR vaccine in each of the last five years.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the number of cases of MRSA.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the multiple sclerosis clinical guidelines will be reviewed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; when he expects...

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had on the acquisition of community assets by foundation trusts which have taken over community services; and if he...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of (a) childhood and (b) adult obesity was in each (i) local authority area, (ii) health authority area and (iii) constituency in...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of long-term trends in prescriptions for (a) headaches, (b) indigestion and (c) sleeping disorders; and if he will make a...

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people attended NHS smoking cessation services in each quarter since 1 April 2009.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people made calls to the NHS stop smoking quitline in each quarter since 1 April 2009.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has allocated to public health advertising campaigns on smoking in each quarter since 1 April 2009.

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the medical advice on vaccination against swine influenza in view of the death of Lana Ameen.

      Worcestershire Royal Hospital: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of costs (a) incurred to date and (b) to be incurred in the remaining period of the private finance initiative contract for...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Halifax constituency claim the mobility component of disability living allowance.

    • Disability Living Allowance: Reading West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Reading West constituency were in receipt of (a) disability living allowance and (b) employment support allowance or...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2011, Official Report, column 252W, on incapacity benefit: unpaid work, if he will make it his policy to...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account he took of paragraph 7.8 of the consultation, Local Decisions: a fairer future for social housing, in the drafting of paragraph 70...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the single room rate is to be applied to housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit: Job Seeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be affected by the reduction in housing benefit for those who have been in...

      Housing Benefit: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in housing benefit to individuals in (a) Leeds City Council area and (b) Leeds Central constituency in each year from...

      Housing Benefit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he made of the accommodation requirements of large families in formulating his proposals for housing benefit reform.

      Incapacity Benefit: Ankylosing Spondylitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he made an estimate of the number of people in receipt of incapacity benefit on the grounds of a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis in...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with Jobcentre Plus on the levels of employment vacancies available to jobseekers with (a) a physical...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to vary the rate of interest used for calculating payments under the support for mortgage interest scheme...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many Motability cars were reclaimed in each of the last five years for which figures are available; (2) what his policy is on the...

      New Deal Schemes: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people resident in Wirral South constituency have found employment through the New Deal in each year since 2001.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who have pensions that are classed as trivial.

      Pensioners: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners receive (a) the basic state pension and (b) pension credit in Barnsley East constituency.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what savings to the public purse his Department expects to make as a result of using the consumer prices index for the uprating of (a)...

      Remploy: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will meet trade union representatives from Remploy to discuss issues facing the Remploy work force; and if he will make a statement.

      Remploy: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an assessment of the plan to reduce costs within Remploy recently presented to his Department by trade union members; and if he...

      Social Security Benefits: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has assessed the potential effects of planned reductions in benefits in England and Wales on projected crime rates.

      Social Security Benefits: Decreases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit claimants have had a benefit reduced or withdrawn on the ground of not actively seeking employment in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that people with learning difficulties (a) are given appropriate support or (b) are exempted from...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time is for medical assessment appeals in (a) Rutherglen, (b) South Lanarkshire and (c) Scotland.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost to the public purse has been of appeals made against medical assessment decisions since May 2010.

      Social Security Benefits: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners claiming benefits in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Unemployment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure disabled people are not disproportionately affected by job losses; and if he will make a statement.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the north-west and (c) England received winter fuel payments in each of the last five...

  • House of Lords

    • Air Services: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the amount of financial assistance given to the Wales North-South air service in 2008-09.

    • Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in England and Wales.

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of relations with Azerbaijan.

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the talks between the European Commission and Azerbaijan to facilitate visa-free travel for Azeri nationals in return for gas supplies;...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to reduce total executive compensation at United Kingdom banks as a percentage of revenue, profits and dividend compared with the previous...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they provide for cross-border aid into Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the aid budget for Burma will be for (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, and (c) 2013-14.

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom following the decision to cancel...

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills plans to provide for (a) enterprise promotion, and (b) enterprise education, following Spending...

      Business: Entrepreneurship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what entrepreneurship and enterprise projects the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is (a) fully, and (b) partially, funding.

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the number of citizens advice bureaux that will close as a result of their spending plans.

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been notified of the closure of any citizens advice bureaux since Spending Review 2010; and, if so, where such bureaux are located.

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend that the functions carried out by citizens advice bureaux should be performed after any proposed closures.

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings have been held between Ministers and representatives of Citizens Advice Bureaux in the light of Spending Review 2010.

      Community Relations: New Cross Fire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any assessment has been made of the impact on community relations, policing and public confidence in the inquest system of the events surrounding the...

      Community Relations: New Cross Fire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of 13 young people from the Afro-Caribbean community in Lewisham on 18 January 1981 in the New Cross...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent by (a) central government departments, (b) local government, and (c) quangos on Criminal Records Bureau checks in the last 12 months for...

      Education: Dance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review dance education provision.

      Energy: Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where they expect the United Kingdom's non European Union produced gas to be imported from to meet demand in five years' time.

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what secondary legislation has been made under the Equality Act 2010; what its purposes are; and what other such legislation they intend to make.

      EU: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many regulations were agreed by the European Union between August 2002 and December 2010.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants were employed by the Cabinet Office in (a) 1997, and (b) 2010.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the role and functions of the behavioural insight team in the Cabinet Office. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are employed in the...

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Health and Social Care Bill will improve patient care.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people under the age of 18 are suffering from type 1 diabetes; and whether they have estimated the cost to the Exchequer of type 1 diabetes in under-18s.

      Health: Primary and Community Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that long-term commitment to local communities and patients in primary care is achieved.

      Health: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many social enterprises won primary care contracts in each of the last five years.

      Homeless People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the number of homeless people.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 30 November 2010 (WA 436), how many people detained for immigration purposes are not free to leave...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint declaration of a summit meeting of Iraqi religious leaders, made in Copenhagen on 14 January, concerning religious...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and in what circumstances, European Union procurement and competition rules would apply to the award of contracts to social enterprises or mutuals,...

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for introducing the planned reforms to the National Health Service.

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the reforms to the National Health Service will aim to reduce the number of patients who stay overnight in hospitals in order to save costs.

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the planned National Health Service reforms will affect patient-doctor relationships.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes or events within the Department for Education have led them on 11 January to have 33 Questions for Written Answer remaining unanswered after the...

      Religious Intolerance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the remedies available for citizens whose safety has been put in jeopardy by inflammatory religious or political statements about them; and what...

      Schools: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 30 November (WA 444), whether the 18 per cent decline over the years 1995 to 2010 in the number of...

      Taxation: Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce tax cuts for low-income workers.

      Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effects on British trade and exports of recent events in Tunisia.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 January (WA 415-6), why they do not plan to make representations to the Government of Turkey...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 January (WA 416), why they do not plan to make representations to the Government of Turkey...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will consider taking to assist in accelerating the potential membership of Turkey of the European Union.

      Tuvalu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the situation in Tuvalu.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent cash donations by Uganda's National Resistance Movement-led Government of over £5,000 per NRM MP for use during...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of press and media freedoms in Uganda in the run-up to the presidential elections; and what conversations they have had with officials in...

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