Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Written answers

Monday, 31 January 2011

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of progress in reducing opium production in Afghanistan; and if he will make a...

    • Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representation he has received on the compatibility with the Rome Statute on forced population transfer of the...

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on attacks against the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army in Myawaddy, Karen state, Burma.

      Burma: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had at EU level on the future of targeted EU sanctions on Burma.

      Burma: Foreign Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the inward investment in Burma made via British Overseas Territories in each of the last three years.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the (a) ethnic minority background, (b) gender and (c) socio-economic background of...

      EU Delegations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the number of UK Civil Servants who will be involved in running the EU delegations worldwide...

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on border crossing restrictions between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

      Gulf States: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with his counterparts in Gulf States on employment law and the position of trade unions in those...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UN sanctions in deterring Iran's nuclear programme; and if he will make a...

      Israel: Business Initiatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage joint business initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to India on respect for human rights in Kashmir.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of Indian actions in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

      Kurds: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Turkish government on (a) the use of the Kurdish language for teaching in schools...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Arab League on the peace process.

      Palestine: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the Palestinian Authority on the resumption of peace negotiations.

      Salman Taseer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the death of Salman Taseer; and if he will make a statement.

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) contractual and (b) non-contractual payments were made to each Senior Civil Servant who has left his Department since...

      Shaker Aamer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken with the US administration to reach an agreed timetable for Shaker Aamer to be brought to trial...

      Sri Lanka: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of reports of deaths among Tamil prisoners detained in Anuradhapura prison, Sri Lanka; and if...

      Treaty of Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice the then Minister for Europe received on the legal effect of Declaration 6 of the Treaty of Nice prior to the...

      Western Wall in Jerusalem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the publication of a research paper by the Palestinian Authority on the origins of the...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what regulations the Law Officers' Departments have introduced since 6 May 2010; (2) what regulations the Law Officers' Departments have removed since 6 May 2010.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what single tender contracts the House of Commons Service has awarded since May...

  • Scotland

    • Aptuit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will meet (a) management and (b) employees of Aptuit to discuss that company's proposal to close its sites at Livingston and Riccarton.

    • Barnett Formula

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on any possible review of the Barnett formula; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon emissions by 10 per...

      Departmental Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) certified and (b) chartered librarians his Department has employed in each year since 2000.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the Barnett consequentials of the Government's...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon emissions by...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent steps her Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon emissions by 10 per...

    • Departmental Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) certified and (b) chartered librarians her Department has employed in each year since 2000.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Employment

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy of the Church Commissioners is on the payment by Church of England parishes of a living wage to their...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects tender documents to be issued in respect of the four high-speed broadband pilot areas identified to date.

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government...

      Digital Economy Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects Ofcom to publish the initial obligations code under the Digital Economy Act 2010.

      English Tourist Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding VisitEngland has allocated to promoting each English region in each of the last three years for which figures...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that the internet market grows in a way that encourages free and fair access to the internet...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what timetable he has set for his consultation on changes to Schedule 1 of the Licensing Act 2003; and if he will publish a...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he plans to take steps to prevent the sale of valuable historical reference books by local authority libraries.

      Public Libraries: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the use of volunteers to replace librarians.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to visit the North East to meet representatives of businesses and business associations from the tourism...

      Tourism: One NorthEast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the closure of One NorthEast on the tourism industry in the North East.

      Tourism: One NorthEast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which bodies will be responsible for promoting tourism in the North East following the closure of One NorthEast.

      Tourism: One NorthEast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding One NorthEast allocated to supporting tourism in the North East in each of the last five years for which...

  • Defence

    • Trauma Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the standard of trauma care provided to members of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

    • Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of Iran's potential nuclear weapons capability; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Industrial Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for future UK defence industrial capacity; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces Personnel: Remuneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on the pay of armed forces personnel engaged in the location and disposal of improvised explosive devices;...

      Postal Ballots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on steps to ensure that postal ballots for members of the armed forces deployed abroad and...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times each TriStar that has operated in the Afghan theatre has been repaired since January 2010.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will investigate the circumstances in which the then Chief of the General Staff informed HM Ambassador to Afghanistan in 2007 of the reasons for...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with armed forces charities as part of the development of the health for heroes scheme.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Deputy Prime Minister on the proposed health for heroes scheme.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent progress he has made on implementing the recommendation of the report by the hon. Member for South West Wiltshire that a member of the...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress he has made on implementing the recommendation of the report by the hon. Member for South West Wiltshire that his Department should...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on armed forces pensions of proposed changes to indexation arrangements for public sector pensions.

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) logistics and (b) engineering vehicles of each type were (i) in service and (ii) available for operations on the latest date for which...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many variants of each vehicle in the Future Rapid Effect System family he plans to purchase; and what estimate he has made of the cost of each...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many equipment failure reports were filed in each year since 2003; and how many such reports were filed for each armoured vehicle type in (a) 2009...

      Defence Vetting Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2011, Official Report, column 21W, on the Defence Vetting Agency: Foreign and Commonwealth Office; when he plans to...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the project history for the Typhoon project; and if he will assess the compliance of this project with his...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what options for improving procurement processes his Department identified from the Shrivenham Acquisition Workshop.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon emissions by 10 per...

      Departmental Communication

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on consultancy by his Department since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to ascertain the health needs of British nationals resident overseas who participated in nuclear weapons tests held by the UK...

      Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department will arrange tests to be carried out on surviving nuclear test veterans to establish whether any increased level of radiation in their...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Warley of 25 November 2010, sent on behalf of Mr Chester.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of the Nimrod MRA4 project has been in each (a) year and (b) phase since its inception.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what post-tour support services are available to reserve forces personnel on their return from military operations.

      Type 22 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the remaining Type 22 frigates following their decommissioning.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the unit cost target for the Type 26 frigate is.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the sustainability criteria for biomass take into account areas of food production displaced by biomass cultivation.

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease compensation claims have been reviewed in full by Capita on behalf of his...

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) lowest, (b) highest and (c) average award under the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

      Departmental Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) certified and (b) chartered librarians his Department has employed in each year since its creation.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse was of the manufacture and distribution of Department-branded drinks coasters in the last financial...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 3.3.14 of the Revised Draft Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy, what estimate he has made of...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the number of people diagnosed with cancer who are experiencing difficulties in paying their...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to prevent persons diagnosed with a terminal illness from living in fuel poverty; and if he will make a statement.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of people were living in fuel poverty in each (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) parliamentary...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to announce details of the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Warm Front Scheme: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people in Halifax have participated in the Warm Front scheme in the last five years.

      Warm Home Discount

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many persons responded to his Department's consultation on the Warm Home Discount; and if he will make a statement.

      Warm Home Discount

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to publish the results of his Department's Warm Home Discount consultation; and if he will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the purpose was of the payment of £5,000 from the Audit Commission to the Institute for Public Policy Research in...

    • Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the purpose was of the payment of £1,083 from the Audit Commission to De Vere Whites in May 2010; and how many...

      Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission has paid to GymWorld Ltd. in the last 24 months; and for what purpose.

      Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the purpose was of the meeting in the City Inn Westminster funded by the Audit Commission at a cost of £466 in April...

      Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the purpose was of the expenditure of £4,813 by the Audit Commission on the Royal Horseguards Hotel in June 2010; and...

      Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the purpose was of the expenditure of £3,635 by the Audit Commission on the Holiday Inn Regents Park in June 2010; and...

      Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission spent on external public (a) affairs and (b) relations in each of the last five years.

      Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission spent on alcohol in each of the last three financial years.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to implement its policy on localising and reducing council tax benefit by 10 per cent.

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission has spent on office chairs in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the...

      Departmental Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to reduce his Department's expenditure on (a) newspapers and journals and (b) external media monitoring.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Empty Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of long-term empty properties following the announcement of his...

      Empty Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) private, (b) council-owned and (c) registered social landlord dwellings were recorded as being empty for longer...

      Local Authorities: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements he plans to put in place to monitor the use of powers proposed to be given to local authorities under the...

      Local Authorities: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made on formulating a code of recommended practice for local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have notified his Department that they do not plan to organise events to mark the festival of...

      Members: Code of Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take in cases where a local authority does not introduce a voluntary code of conduct for elected members.

      New Homes Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to make proposals arising from his consultation on the New Homes Bonus.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms he plans to put in place to ensure that enforcement of planning regulation is strengthened in relation to...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications his Department (a) called in and (b) otherwise recovered for decision from each local authority...

      Publicity Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish proposals arising from his Department's consultation on the publicity code.

      Referendum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of holding a referendum relating to council tax increases for the average (a)...

      Thames Gateway Development Corporation: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to appoint a representative of the London borough of Tower Hamlets to serve on the Board of the Thames Gateway...

  • Transport

    • Airports: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on airport capacity in the South East.

    • Bus Services: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of requiring the introduction of audio and visual information systems on all new buses.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, column 29W, on bus services: finance, what definition of impact on services he uses.

      Departmental Pubic Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) women and (b) men have been appointed to public duties by his Department since May 2010; (2) what public appointments he has made...

      Driving Instruction: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of expenditure by the Driving Standards Agency on the design, promotion and implementation of the programme of continuing...

      Driving Standards Agency: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he took the decision to close the Driving Standards Agency office in Cardiff.

      Driving Standards Agency: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent (a) discussions and (b) correspondence Ministers and officials of his Department have had with the Wales Office on the closure of the...

      Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the chief executive of Eurostar since 1 December 2010; what the outcomes were of such...

      Great Western Railway: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the (a) cost and (b) benefits of the electrification of the Great Western Main Line between London and Oxfordshire.

      High Speed 2: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ensure that the forthcoming consultation on High Speed 2 will be open to responses from constituencies not only directly along the line of...

      High Speed Trains: West Coast Main Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of (a) the remaining capacity on the West Coast Main Line and (b) the maximum increase in capacity from upgrading the...

      High Speed Trains: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an estimate of the likely economic benefits to (a) Tamworth, (b) Staffordshire and (c) the West Midlands from High Speed Two.

      Highways Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2011, Official Report, column 83W, on the Highways Agency: telephone services, what proportion of calls to the...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the acknowledged stopping time is for heavy goods vehicles travelling within each legal speed limit; and if he will make a statement.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make anti jack-knifing technology such as anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution,...

      Network Rail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the monetary value was of contingent labour contracts funded by Network Rail in each of the last five financial years; (2) how much funding...

      Network Rail: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with Network Rail and First Great Western steps to deal with overcrowding on weekday services to London Paddington departing from...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the 10 rail services with the highest usage were in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.

      Railways: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answers of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1302W and 14 March 2005, Official Report, column 4W, on railways: disputes, for...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 50 rail passenger routes showed the greatest excess of load over capacity in the most recent survey period for which figures are available.

      Railways: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of funding in his Department's Statement of Funds Available will be spent on railways in (a) England and (b) Wales as a result of the...

      Road Traffic: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what price of oil per barrel his Department used in its estimates of congestion in the next five years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents involving under-age drivers were reported in each police authority area in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents involving uninsured drivers were reported in each police authority area in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce the number of accidents involving (a) motorcyclists, (b) cyclists and (c) pedestrians.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many recorded accidents on (a) A-roads and (b) motorways were attributable to escaped farm animals and horses in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will set a precise date for the publication of his Department's new strategic framework for road safety.

      Sole Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what factors he took into account in reaching his decision that Sole Bay should be the only place where ship-to-ship transfers of oil can be made in UK...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps is he taking to make speed camera data (a) in Sussex and (b) nationally more accessible to the public.

      Train Operating Companies: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under what circumstances train companies are required to provide water to passengers free of charge.

      Transport: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the change in real terms of the cost of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus, (c) train and (d) domestic aeroplane...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many major infrastructure projects his Department is committed to funding (a) in London and (b) elsewhere in England; and what the value is of...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the possibility of using tax increment financing to...

      Transport: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he has had discussions with international counterparts on appropriate measures for dealing with ice and snow; (2) what discussions he...

      Trust Ports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much trust ports have borrowed in the last three fiscal years.

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the 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 what...

    • Local Government: Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister which local authority (a) leaders and (b) councillors have been invited to 10 Downing street since May 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will take steps to ensure Ministers respond to correspondence on official matters from hon. Members within four weeks or less.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Administration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether consideration of the memorandum of understanding between the Government and the devolved Administrations will form a part of his work on the West Lothian...

    • Elections: Operating Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the (a) initial and (b) operating costs associated with machine counting in elections; and if he will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on (a) Directive 86/609/ECC and (b) the use of...

    • Forestry Commission: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the legal protection of rights of way over permissive or concessional paths and tracks on land leased...

  • Education

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on trends in the number of potential adoptive parents over the last (a) 12 months, (b) 10 years and (c) 20 years.

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many children aged between one year and five years old were adopted in (a) 2010, (b) 2000 and (c) 1996; (2) how many infants under 12...

      CAFCASS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many individuals the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service employs in offices in Wales.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, column 80W, on the education maintenance allowance, what assessment he has made of the...

      Free School Meals: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in receipt of free school meals (a) attend schools in Suffolk Coastal constituency and (b) are resident in that constituency.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in Redditch constituency he expects will receive the pupil premium in 2011-12.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for religious education in the proposed English Baccalaureate.

      School Food Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on the future of the School Food Trust since 14 October 2010.

      Vocational Education: Hexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Wolf Review of vocational education, what definition of vocational education he uses in respect of Hexham.

  • Justice

    • Administration of Estates: Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to (a) limit the amount charged by banks for the administration of estates and (b) ensure that those seeking to...

    • Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is for future funding from the public purse for (a) initial appearance, (b) appeals to employment tribunals and (c) subsequent appeals...

      Compensation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals convicted of a crime did not adhere to the terms of a compensation order in each region in each of the last five years.

      Compensation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many victims of crime in each region were awarded compensation by the courts and have not received the payments stipulated in the terms of the...

      Compensation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many victims of crime were awarded compensation by the courts in each region in each of the last five years.

      Convictions: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of those convicted of drug-related offences in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 had a previous conviction for a non-drug-related offence.

      Convictions: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of those convicted of drug-related crimes in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006 had previous convictions for drug-related offences.

      County Court Possession Duty Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the future of the county court possession duty scheme.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2011, Official Report, columns 679-80W, on courts, what the cost of the virtual court in each category of...

      Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders serving custodial sentences have previously (a) been found guilty of at least one criminal offence and (b) served at least...

      Custodial Treatment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of providing a prison place for a custodial offender for 12 months; and if he will make...

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon emissions by 10 per...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) males and (b) females (i) of each age group and (ii) in each police authority area have been (A) prosecuted and (B) convicted under...

      Driving Offences: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people resident in West Yorkshire have been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in each year since 2007; (2) how many people...

      Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to bringing forward proposals to prohibit insurers from recommending or referring those involved in accidents to lawyers...

      Interpretation and Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 15 September 2010, Official Report, columns 46-47WS, on interpretation and translation services...

      Judges: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to ensure that the judicial appointments process is (a) cost-effective and (b) efficient.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on implementing those recommendations of the Review by Lord Carter of Coles on legal aid procurement which the Government has...

      Legal Aid: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the provision of legal aid to appellants against local authority refusals of applications for housing of homeless persons.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to bring forward proposals for (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation in respect of the reforms set out in his Department's Green...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he took account of recommendations of the Eleventh Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, Session 2009-10, on human rights and the UK...

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the availability of indeterminate sentences for offenders who pose a serious threat to public safety.

      Offenders: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people aged (a) under 18, (b) between 18 and 24, (c) between 24 and 30 and (d) 30 and above received custodial sentences for (i)...

      Offenders: Incentives and Earned Privilege Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) earnable privileges, (b) in-cell equipment, (c) locally-available privileges and (d) other privileges are available at each level of each...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will ensure that courts are able to use the extended sentence for public protection to guarantee an appropriate level of post-release supervision...

      Offenders: Self-Harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to improve supervision for offenders at risk of self-harm.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2011, Official Report, column 279W, on prison sentences, for what offences the convicted individual who received a...

      Prison Service: Hewlett-Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2011, Official Report, columns 644-47W, on the Prison Service: Hewlett-Packard, how many (a) printers, (b)...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners have absconded from (a) the prison estate and (b) prisons under private management since May 2010; (2) how many escapes from...

      Prisoners' Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish an assessment of the potential effects on re-offending rates of early release of offenders from prison.

      Prisons: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what equipment was purchased for prison gymnasiums, sports halls and sports complexes in each prison in each year since 2007-08.

      Referral Fee Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the level of referral fee income obtained by insurers from lawyers (a) sitting on panels and acting for...

      Reoffenders: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the rate of reoffending among people who have received community punishments at court in each of the last...

      Tribunals: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many unsettled equal pay cases have remained in the employment tribunal system in the last (a) 10, (b) 20 and (c) 30 years.

      Tribunals: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many equal pay cases went to an employment tribunal in each year since 2000; and in how many such cases the complainant was successful.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will hold discussions with representatives of the British Bankers' Association for the purposes of encouraging them to assist the social economy...

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of corporation tax losses subject to group relief claims in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon emissions by 10 per cent....

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2011, Official Report, column 752W, on departmental manpower, how many people were employed in his Department's...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake any studies on the effects of the Asset Management Period cycle on levels of...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2010, Official Report, column 786W, on the European Financial Stability Mechanism, if he will place in the Library a...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to revise the alcohol fraud strategy published in 2009.

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the end of the Financial Inclusion Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Services: Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the gross natural product generated from the financial sector in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in...

      Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will hold discussions with the banking industry for the purposes of encouraging the payment of employee bonuses in the form of shares rather than cash.

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's objectives are for the reform of the International Monetary Fund.

      Jurisdiction: Isle of Man

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to enforce county court judgements against companies registered in the Isle of Man with property holdings in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department plans to write to the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay correcting the errors in the letter of 5 November 2010 in response to his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 7 October and 18 November 2010 regarding Ford Dunton.

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to base aviation taxes on passengers on the distance travelled.

      Taxation: Dogs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the sum accruing to the Exchequer from taxation on (a) dog food and (b) dog treats in each of the last three years.

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much additional revenue he expects to raise as a result of the recent increase in the rate of value added tax; and what proportion of that increase he...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households have had their tax credit awards terminated following failure to renew their awards in each of the last three years; how many of these...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Cold Weather Payments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money was spent on cold weather payments in Wales in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many individuals...

    • Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which models his Department uses to analyse levels of (a) employment, (b) unemployment, (c) jobseeker's allowance (JSA) caseload and (d)...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of current recipients of disability living allowance who will be eligible to...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by how much he expects spending on contributory employment and support allowance to be reduced by time limiting to 12 months in the first year...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the evidential basis is for his proposal that 12 months should be the maximum period for claimants in the work-related activity group to...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effects of reductions in housing benefit payments on rent levels in the private sector.

      Housing Benefit: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he made of the number of people expected to be affected by the planned changes in housing benefit for the long-term unemployed in...

      Incapacity Benefit: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the city of Brighton and Hove and (b) the UK received incapacity benefit in each year since 2007.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2011, Official Report, columns 1015-16W, on jobseeker's allowance, if he will publish his Department's...

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether, under his proposals for parental leave, employees will be permitted to continue to recoup statutory maternity pay if a mother returns...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects on pensioner incomes of the change from the retail prices index to the consumer prices index for...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what analysis his Department has undertaken on the role of child maintenance in tackling child poverty; and if he will make a statement.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the net effect on the state pension of a person of average income who reaches state retirement age in 2011...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his estimate is of the change in the average monthly income for women born between 6 March and 5 April 1954 as a result of the new...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women in (a) Yorkshire and Humber, (b) East Midlands, (c) North East, (d) East of England, (e)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women in (a) Yorkshire and Humber, (b) East Midlands, (c) North East, (d) East of England, (e)...

      Unemployed People: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the extent of discrimination against (a) dyslexic people in the workplace and (b) unemployed dyslexic people...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether (a) statutory sick pay, (b) maternity pay and (c) maternity allowance will be treated as earnings when assessing eligibility for...

      Winter Fuel Payments: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on winter fuel payments to UK citizens living in (a) other EU member states and (b) outside the EU in each of...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aerospace Industry: Immigration Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the competitiveness and financial stability of the aerospace industry...

    • Business: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding local economic partnerships will be able to provide to develop new partnerships between business and higher...

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish a defence industry strategy plan.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of sub-contracted staff servicing his Department who were not paid at a rate...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a list of the deregulatory measures his Department has taken since May 2010.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made on his strategy for business growth in the UK economy; and if he will make a statement.

      English Language: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of all students enrolled in English-language higher education courses outside their...

      EU High-Level Group of Member States: Social Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills who has represented his Department at meetings of the EU High-Level Group of Member States representatives on corporate social...

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria the Export Credits Guarantee Department uses to decide whether a project which it supports requires a sovereign...

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the end of the Financial Inclusion Fund on the number of centres in (a) England and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students normally resident in each parliamentary constituency entered university in each of the last five years; and if...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many pupils in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency in receipt of free school meals entered higher education in (a)...

      Higher Education: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the contribution to the economy of postgraduate education; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish an assessment of the potential effects of fluctuations in the number of students entering higher and further...

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2011, Official Report, column 108W, on higher education: standards, what recent assessment...

      Higher Education: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students normally resident in Sunderland and entering higher education between 1997 and 2010 qualified for financial...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the outcomes were of his recent manufacturing summit; and if he will make a statement.

      New Businesses and Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the effect of (a) the removal of assisted area grants and (b) the ending of regional development agencies on...

      Observatories: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on astronomy in the UK of the decision of the Science and Technology Facilities...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2011, Official Report, column 109W, on overseas students: EU nationals, what the mechanisms...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether, under his proposals for parental leave, a mother who returns to work in order for her partner to take additional...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether, under his proposals for parental leave, a mother who takes a period of annual leave immediately after maternity leave...

      Postal Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Royal Mail on the prevention of mail scams targeted on vulnerable and elderly people.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria are applied to assess bids to the Regional Growth Fund; what comparative weight is attached to each criterion; and...

      Regional Growth Fund: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms he uses to inform prospective applicants to the Regional Growth Fund of the criteria which will be used to...

      Royal Academy of Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions officials in his Department had with the Royal Academy of Engineering on the development of a new diversity...

      Royal Mail: Livingston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the effects on the Post Office network in Livingston constituency of his decision not to introduce legislative...

      Royal Mail: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Royal Mail on the clearance of backlogs of mail and parcels.

      Vocational Guidance: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanism he has put in place to safeguard the (a) staff and (b) infrastructure of the Next Steps and Connexions services...

      Vocational Guidance: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which stakeholders were consulted on (a) his plans for the proposed all-age careers service and (b) the timetable for its...

      Vocational Guidance: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the statutory responsibilities of the proposed all-age careers service will be from the academic year 2011-12.

      Vocational Guidance: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to announce (a) the funding allocated to the proposed all-age careers service in 2011-12 and (b) the proportion...

      Vocational Guidance: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what local authority responsibilities for the delivery of information, advice and guidance services will be transferred to the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what single tender contracts his Department has awarded in respect of (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) the Prime Minister's Office, (c) the Deputy Prime...

      Employment: Manufacturing Industries

      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 in each year since 2001.

      Employment: Mutual Societies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which public bodies have expressed an interest in becoming employee mutuals; and what the total budget is of such bodies in the current financial year.

      NDPBs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the number of non-departmental public bodies proposed for transfer out of the public sector.

      Private Sector: East Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the working population of (a) the City of Derby, (b) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and (c) the East Midlands was employed in the...

      Public Expenditure: Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when he plans to answer question 22140, on job losses and the comprehensive spending review, tabled on 1 November 2010 for answer on 3 November...

      Technology: East Midlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the workforce of (a) the City of Derby, (b) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and (c) the East Midlands is classified as employed in...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to promote the education of girls in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to allocate resources for humanitarian purposes in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department employs staff in Kabul dedicated to conducting and promoting its humanitarian work in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what proportion of his Department's planned expenditure on Afghanistan will be spent in Helmand province.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department allocated to each province of Afghanistan in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Bangladesh: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department allocated to flood prevention in Bangladesh in each of the last five years.

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which projects in Bangladesh are funded by his Department.

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department provided to Bangladesh in each of the last five years.

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects and organisations in Burma his Department funded in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the needs arising from the humanitarian situation in Burma.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon...

      Developing Countries: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on financial sector development, including (a) branchless banking, (b) microfinance, (c) finance for...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent projects his Department has supported to improve the provision of maternal health services in the developing world.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) officials and (b) external advisers are working on his Department's (i) bilateral aid review, (ii) multilateral aid...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) consultations and (b) other meetings he (i) has held and (ii) plans to hold with representatives of (A) non-governmental...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) consultations and (b) other meetings he (i) has held and (ii) plans to hold with representatives of (A) non-governmental...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) consultations and (b) other meetings he (i) has held and (ii) plans to hold with representatives of (A) non-governmental...

      Overseas Aid: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has made a recent assessment of compliance by his Department's suppliers and partners with the International Labour...

      Overseas Aid: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials at each grade work in his Department's Private Sector Department.

      Overseas Aid: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the aims and objectives are of his Department's Private Sector Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Overseas Aid: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has for the future use of public-private partnerships in his Department.

      Overseas Aid: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultation he plans to undertake on his Department's new approach to working with the private sector.

      Overseas Trade: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to encourage fair and ethical trade.

      Thailand: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department funds educational projects in Thailand which target migrant children from Burma.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated in accident and emergency departments (a) in hospitals in the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and (b) on...

    • Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on improving (a) awareness and (b) early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that GP consortia have sufficient knowledge of inflammatory arthritis conditions to be able to commission...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has to collect information from NHS trusts on the delivery of a two-year outcome assessment for neonatal care; (2) what...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the differential effects on breast cancer screening take-up rates of (a) purpose built screening units and (b) mobile units.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) public information and (b) educational steps his Department is taking to address late diagnosis of cancer.

      Care UK: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health contracts have been awarded to Care UK in each month since May 2010.

      Cataracts: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost of treating elderly patients with cataracts in hospitals in the last year for which figures are available.

      Clinics: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were examined at the (a) Alexandra Avenue Polyclinic and (b) Pinn Medical Centre who (i) were and (ii) were not registered patients...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the likely administrative requirements under the Care Quality Commission's proposed arrangements for registration of dental practices.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government carbon emissions by 10 per...

      Drugs and Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) problematic and (b) non-problematic users of (i) alcohol, (ii) tobacco, (iii) cannabis, (iv) ecstasy, (v)...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure availability of treatments for drug misuse for ex-offenders on discharge from prison.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means he proposes to (a) measure and (b) analyse the effectiveness of health and well-being boards in scrutinising GP consortia.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to make publicly available the responses to his Department's proposals for GP commissioning consortia set out in the Health White Paper...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has set an (a) upper and (b) lower limit for the individual remuneration of GP members of GP commissioning boards.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the (a) conduct and (b) evaluation of the GP consortia pilot projects.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals for GP consortia have been received by his Department; and what criteria he plans to use to determine whether they will proceed.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to (a) measure and (b) assess the effectiveness of health and wellbeing boards in scrutinising the GP consortia.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals for GP consortia he has received to date; and what criteria he plans to use to determine whether they should proceed.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish plans for the (a) establishment and (b) evaluation of GP consortia pilot projects.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanism he plans to put in place to (a) measure and (b) assess the effectiveness of health and wellbeing boards in scrutinising GP consortia.

      General Practitioners: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what applications his Department has received for GP commissioning consortia in (a) Wigan and (b) the North West.

      Health Services: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent progress has been made on implementing the recommendation of the report by the hon. Member for South West Wiltshire on the availability...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to introduce funds similar to that of the Cancer Drugs Fund for conditions other than cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the (a) collection and (b) publication of national data on waiting times for operations and diagnostic tests.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions there were (a) to each hospital in the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and (b) on average in hospitals in...

      Hospitals: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many births there were at (a) Queen Mary's hospital, Sidcup, (b) Queen Elizabeth hospital, Woolwich, (c) Darent Valley hospital, Dartford and (d)...

      Influenza: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the level of availability of influenza vaccinations in the London borough of Bexley.

      Injuries: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of injuries that have resulted from falls amongst the elderly in the last year for which figures are...

      Learning Disability: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans are in place to improve the provision of support services for children and adults with learning difficulties in Wolverhampton.

      Medical Treatments: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what reports he has received of current shortages of medicines within the pharmacy retail sector; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether his...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cognitive behavioural therapists are working in the NHS in (a) Sunderland, (b) the north-east and (c) England.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients were treated under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in each quarter of the last three years; (2) how...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2010, Official Report, column 130W, on mental health services: manpower, what progress the Government has made on...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS budget for medical research was spent on research into mental health issues each year since 2005.

      Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of MRSA infection were identified in NHS facilities in 2010.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls to NHS Direct have resulted in (a) a home visit from a GP and (b) an emergency referral to hospital in each of the last three years.

      NHS Direct: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were employed at each NHS Direct contact centre; and what the number of calls received by each call centre was in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the monetary value was of each contract placed with (a) GlaxoSmithKline, (b) Pfizer, (c) Sanofi Aventis, (d) AstraZeneca and (e) Novartis by his...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any former officials of his Department have sought permission to join (a) GlaxoSmithKline, (b) Pfizer, (c) Sanofi Aventis, (d) AstraZeneca and...

      Northwick Park Hospital: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) medical and (b) non-medical staff were employed at Northwick Park hospital on 1 April 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Northwick Park Hospital: Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were carried out at Northwick Park hospital in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rates of appointments missed by patients for hospital appointments were (a) nationally and (b) in Yorkshire in the latest period for which...

      Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the future of Queen Mary's hospital, Sidcup.

      Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the temporary closure of the accident and emergency department at Queen Mary's hospital, Sidcup on...

      Roding Hospital: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on (a) the standard of training in resuscitation techniques at the Roding hospital and (b) the death of...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of health regulations in respect of school meals.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure the effectiveness of campaigns to limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

      Smoking: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the smoking prevalence rate is in (a) Halton and St Helens, (b) Western Cheshire and (c) East and Central Cheshire primary care trust area.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on the likely effect on specialist stroke networks of his proposed changes to the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Strokes: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to increase the level of early supported discharge for stroke patients; and if he will make a statement; (2) what steps his...

      Strokes: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure greater provision of specialist stroke physiotherapy in the community.

      Sunbeds: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of teenagers in Liverpool who regularly use sunbeds.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many instances of elective surgery there were (a) in each hospital in the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and (b) on average in...

      Tattoos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 on the licensing...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of births with mothers aged 15 to 17 years was in each (a) local authority area, (b) health authority area and (c) constituency in the...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to implement the recommendations of Raising our Sights, the Mansell Report on wheelchair services; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2010, Official Report, column 68W, on animal experiments, by what date she expects a ban on the testing of...

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on detaining persons subject to a request under a European arrest warrant since the inception of such warrants.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2011, Official Report, columns 398-9W, on asylum: housing, whether she has made an assessment of the...

      Counter-Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will set up a judicial inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the use of undercover police officers to investigate peaceful...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what savings to the public purse in monetary terms she expects as a result of planned changes to the Criminal Records Bureau budget in...

      Departmental Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) name and (b) salary is of each senior civil servant who has left her Department since May 2010.

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures she has undertaken to reduce jargon and promote plain English in Departmental communications.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on consultancy since May 2010.

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2010, Official Report, column 1214W, on departmental press releases, what the (a) purpose, (b) date,...

      Departmental Working Conditions

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

      Detainees: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of asylum cases were removed from the detained fast track procedure in each year since 2005.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure her Department incurred in respect of each immigration detention centre in 2009-10; and if she will make a statement.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the electronic form of DNA raw data samples is analysed in batches of up to 82 samples.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA samples deleted from the National DNA Database the Forensic Science Service has stored in raw data form; and how much of this...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which departments and agencies are able to access barcodes relating to DNA raw data samples from the National DNA Database.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason individuals whose DNA record has been deleted from the National DNA Database are not informed that the deletion has taken...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (1) she plans to extend the pilot project for women with no recourse to public funds beyond March 2011; (2) funding has been...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has conducted of the effect on the economy in (a) Glasgow, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK of the UK Border Agency's...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the extent of parity in extradition processes between the UK and (a) other OECD countries, (b)...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations her Department has received on procedures for the extradition of UK citizens to South Africa.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost per head of the population of providing the Forensic Science Service in (a) England, (b) Scotland,...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account her figures for the losses per month by the Forensic Science Service (FSS) take of the likely savings arising from the closure...

      Forensic Science Service: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts there were between the Forensic Science Service and the United Arab Emirates in each year since 2006; what the start and end...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will meet trustees and officers of the Dalit Freedom Network UK prior to finalising her policy on human trafficking; and what recent...

      Identity and Passport Service: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff at each grade were employed by the Identity and Passport Service in Northern Ireland in each...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason there was an increase in the number of persons detained under Immigration Act powers in the third quarter of 2010; what her...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of people who have been waiting more than six months for a decision on their immigration...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer the letter sent to her by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 6 December 2010 with regard to Mr T. Tinsley.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of (a) 2 November, (b) 7 December and (c) 9 December 2010 regarding a constituent, Mr Miah.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she intends to answer the letter sent to the Minister for Immigration by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 11 November...

      Neighbourhood Policing Fund

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

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Departments holds on the age profile of police community support officers in each police force.

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers there were in each police authority in each year since 2002.

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings she has had with (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) the Trades Union Congress (TUC) concerning preparations for the TUC...

      Police: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date the Association of Chief Police Officers will be made subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the relationship between (a) levels of public spending and (b) police numbers and the incidence...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been employed in each of the last five years in Harrow; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether police pensions will continue to recognise the arduous and hazardous conditions of police work after implementation of the proposed...

      Public Interest Immunity Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many public interest immunity certificates Ministers in her Department have signed since May 2010; and what issues they covered.

      Radicalism: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the effects on levels of public protection of the publication and dissemination of radical...

      Regional Asset Recovery Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of the regional asset recovery team in each of the last three years; how much the team has raised in...

      Scientific Expertise on the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of including scientific expertise on the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the role of special constables in future arrangements for police training; and if she will make a statement.

      Special Constables

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables posts she expects to be created in each police authority area during the Comprehensive Spending Review period.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to disseminate detailed accounts of the activities of convicted terrorists to the public as part of the Prevent...

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of incidents of customers leaving without paying for goods or services in each year from 2005 to 2010.

      UK Border Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on services provided by the UK Border Agency in Northern Ireland of the proposed reduction in the...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department's reviews of the (a) vetting and barring scheme and (b) criminal records regime will take account of (i) the...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the threat to UK security from Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb.

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the UK Border Agency has not reached a decision on the application for asylum reference A1394096 submitted on 16 February 2009.

    • Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether preparations have been made for the potential humanitarian consequences of the Burmese army breaking ceasefires with armed ethnic groups in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new MDG3 Fund will accept applications which involve aid being delivered by cross-border mechanisms to ethnic groups inside Burma.

      College of Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with other organisations before signing an agreement with UNISON for them to represent members of the College of Social Work.

      College of Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the Social Care Institute for Excellence will have in the running of the College of Social Work.

      College of Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been awarded to the Social Care Institute for Excellence since the announcement of the College of Social Work; and how much funding will be...

      College of Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the College of Social Work is legally entitled to that name.

      College of Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of how funds provided for the establishment of a College of Social Work by the Social Care Institute for Excellence and the Interim Board...

      College of Social Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will meet with the chair and chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers to discuss the College of Social Work.

      Community Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of the impact assessment for the drug strategy 2010, where the 16 area budgets will be established; and how much funding each local area...

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to receive the report of the review of crime statistics by the National Statistician. To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations will be...

      Disabled People: Holiday Cover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to help parents with the mobility needs during the school holidays of disabled children who live in a residential home during term time.

      Disabled People: Ordinary Residence Disputes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) local authorities, and (b) primary care trusts, in England in the financial year 2009-10 were involved in ordinary residence disputes with disabled...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the education maintenance allowance.

      Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise standards of education.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 19 June 2008 (WA 178-86), what was the proportion of in vitro fertilisation treatment cycles at centres...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 December 2010 (WA 210-11) about the report by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the California Institute for...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 16 December 2010 (WA 210-11) and her answers on 19 January (Official Report, col. 359-61), whether previous...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 16 December 2010 (WA 210-11) and her answer to Lord Patel on 19 January (Official Report, col. 361), why the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the comments of Professor Lisa Jardine, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), in her article in the Guardian...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the reported theft of around two million European Union carbon allowances, allegedly defrauding the European Union's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) of...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom's national carbon registry was closed as a result of the European Union Commission's suspension of trading in carbon spot markets on 19...

      Energy: Light Bulbs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will study the light output from energy-saving light bulbs as compared to tungsten filament bulbs. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have...

      Equality Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public authorities will be required to monitor their workforces in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability, and undertake...

      EU: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 22 December 2010 (WA 321), whether the powers of the European Union will enable it to regulate bonuses and...

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 January (WA 383-4) concerning European Union political union, what representations they have made...

      Fire Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of jobs in the fire service that will be lost due to spending cuts.

      Frontline Services: Spending Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that frontline services will be protected from the spending cuts.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of facilities for moving goods through the Kerem Shalom crossing point in the Gaza Strip.

      Government Departments: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether correspondence, e-mails and telephone calls between the public and government departments, agencies and contractors, including cases where they do not...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to engage organisations representing patients with less common cancers in order to develop the outcomes framework for those conditions.

      Health: NHS London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what penalty payments under contracts were made to NHS London in each of the past five years; and what payments beyond the contractual amounts were made in that time.

      Health: Vaccines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health will be responsible for purchasing flu vaccines under the NHS reforms.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are proposing changes to the post-study work scheme which allows students who have successfully completed a degree to stay in the United Kingdom to work...

      Homeless People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the public spending cuts will reduce the number of hostel beds available to the homeless.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb, on 25 November 2010 (Official Report, Commons, col. 417W), whether they have...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is produced for councils on distributing discretionary housing payments. To ask Her Majesty's Government how the guidance for councils on the...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much (a) the United Kingdom, and (b) other members of the European Union, have paid annually to the International Criminal Court since its establishment in 2002.

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds they have provided to civil society and non-governmental organisations in support of the International Criminal Court annually since 1998 (a) within the...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds the European Union has provided to civil society and non-governmental organisations in support of the International Criminal Court annually since 1990...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have provided through British embassies or high commissions to the International Criminal Court, in keeping with the 2006 agreement between...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial and logistical assistance they have provided to the pro-International Criminal Court campaign and pro-International Criminal Court non-governmental...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to give to the recent request of the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy that Israel should stop...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the ownership of the demolished Shepherd Hotel in east Jerusalem; and whether they will...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel to ask why 17 houses, with around 300 inhabitants, were demolished on the south side of Hebron...

      Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what administrative and financial control they exercise over the Lloyds Banking Group.

      Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to investigate claims that President al-Bashir of Sudan has US$ 9 billion in bank accounts held by the Lloyds Banking Group; and what...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the chief executives of West Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council to accept a pay reduction.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the chief executives of Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council to accept a pay reduction.

      Muslim Chaplains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Faith Matters report Faith Leadership Through Chaplaincy: Experiences from Muslim Communities.

      National Forest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend the National Forest model to other areas.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 16 November 2010 (WA 196), why non-EEA workers are allowed a 52-week exclusion from national insurance...

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have forecast the number of jobs that may be lost due to the NHS reforms.

      NHS: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the costs of the National Health Service reorganisation.

      NHS: Waiting Times

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the effect of the NHS reforms on waiting times.

      Ofsted

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Hill of Oareford on 27 September (WA 460-1) and 8 November (WA 39) and the letters from HM Chief Inspector dated 21 July...

      Optical Fibres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice Ministers received from the Department for Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury on the rating of optical fibres for business rates...

      Optical Fibres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what revenue has been received in each of the past three years from the rating of lit optical fibres.

      Papua New Guinea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the human rights situation in Papua New Guinea.

      Police: MoD Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on local police forces of any reduction in the number of Ministry of Defence police officers in Ministry of Defence...

      Royal Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to transfer responsibility for the royal parks to the Greater London Authority. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the...

      Schools: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the finding that one in six pupils gained A*-C grades at GCSE level in English, mathematics and science.

      St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 21 December 2010 (WA 311), what criteria were used by the Department for International Development (DfID) to...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to support the recent campaigns by citizens to lobby large retail groups where the owners do not pay direct taxes in the United Kingdom on dividends.

      Taxation: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the top rate of United Kingdom income tax compared with other G7 countries in (a) 2000, and (b) 2010; and what plans they have to address that aspect of the...

      Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they provide to Trees for Cities.

      Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 16 December 2010 (WA 227), where the evidence of sapling vandalism rates of 5 per cent came from; whether they...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many "legacy cases" still have to be decided by the UK Border Agency on the latest date for which figures are available; and when the remainder will be cleared...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI); what assessment they have made of the independent assessment quoted by UKTI that...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

January 2011
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31 

Did you find what you were looking for?