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Written answers

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials of his Department who are allocated to work in Afghanistan are based in (a) the UK, (b) Kabul and (c) Helmand province.

    • Air Force: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the level of financial savings arising from the reorganisation of the Edinburgh and South Scotland Wing Air Training Corps...

      Armed Forces: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the funding required to achieve the capabilities set out in Future Force 2020.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the financial effects on armed forces personnel of the recent changes to their allowances; (2) what assessment he...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on fees to air transport brokers in each of the last five years.

      Bangladesh: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department has offered to the government of Bangladesh in training the Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion (a) in general and (b) in...

      Bangladesh: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the government of Bangladesh on the Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion (a) in general and (b) on training.

      Defence Estates: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funding his Department allocated to Defence Estates for the maintenance, repair and modernisation of the defence estates in financial year 2010-11.

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects on his Department's expenditure of implementation of the proposed changes to public sector pensions.

      Ex-servicemen: Social Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the number of social clubs for ex-servicemen in each of the last 10 years.

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the future strategic tanker aircraft will be deployed in high threat environments; what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public...

      HMS Ark Royal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what process he has put in place to decide the future of HMS Ark Royal.

      Radio Frequencies: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consultation his Department undertook on its decision to release 500MHz of surplus Government spectrum to the market by 2013.

      RAF Lossiemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times search and rescue helicopters based at RAF Lossiemouth have been involved in operations related to North Sea offshore oil and gas...

      RAF Middle Wallop

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of RAF Middle Wallop as a training facility for Army helicopter pilots.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the merits of removing the need for licences for small charity events holding raffles or bingo games.

    • Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to review the processes involved in removing harmful content from social networking sites in cases of...

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to support users of British Sign Language.

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what support his Department has provided for users of British Sign Language to access telecommunications facilities since May 2010.

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the merits of including British Sign Language in Ofcom's universal service obligation.

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what steps he has taken to prevent the closure of community sports clubs; (2) what steps his Department has taken to...

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many community sports clubs have closed in (a) Gloucester, (b) the South West and (c) England in each of the last 10...

      Telecommunications: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how his Department plans to interpret the requirement in the EU Electronic Communications Framework for access to electronic...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what statutory requirements there are for the provision of telecommunications services to deaf people; and what services are...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps the Government Equalities Office has taken to identify any disproportionate effects on women of the outcome of the comprehensive spending...

    • Males: Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will take steps to bring about gender parity by increasing the number of men employed in her Department.

      Pay: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what pay gaps there are in respect of (a) gender, (b) race and (c) disability among employees of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much Barnett consequential funding the Government Equalities Office has provided to each of the devolved Administrations in (a) 2010-11 to date...

  • Scotland

    • Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) the Scottish Executive on new high speed rail services for Scotland.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • British Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of canals and rivers owned by British Waterways are expected to achieve (a) Good Ecological Status and (b)...

    • British Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many weirs British Waterways own without fully-functional all-fish species passes which comply with the provision of the...

      Business: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has been represented at meetings of the EU High-Level Group of Member States Representatives on...

      Crayfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effect of signal crayfish populations on the native population of white-clawed...

      Crayfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of the effects on the white-clawed crayfish population of loss of habitat...

      Crayfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made on the effects on river ecosystems of trends in signal crayfish numbers; and if she...

      Dairy Farming: Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with dairy farmers on future contractual arrangements made with purchasers of their milk.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which persons not employed by Government departments or agencies hold passes entitling them to enter her Department's premises.

      Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance the Secretary of State has issued to Bassetlaw District Council in respect of the exercise of its functions as...

      Fish Farming: Salmon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the contribution of the farmed salmon industry to the UK economy.

      Fish Farming: Salmon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the sustainability of the farmed salmon industry.

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will conduct an environmental impact assessment of the trade in hardy ornamental nursery stock.

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many owners of sites of special scientific interest were fined for damaging the land under their supervision in (a)...

      Pigs: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the factors affecting costs for producers in the British pig industry.

      Public Contentment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on measures of public contentment in each of the last 10 years.

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many reported pollution incidents in rivers involving the release of farm-related products there were in each of the last...

      Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the audit process for grants made in each of the last five years from...

      Sewage: Railway Track

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the risks to (a) the environment and (b) public health of rail carriages operated by train operating...

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with dairy farmers on the effects on the sector of introducing a food prices code adjudicator.

      Waxwing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the number of (a) waxwing, (b) fieldfare and (c) redwing thrushes.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to answer question 37074, tabled on 25 January 2011 for answer on 31 January 2011.

  • Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people aged (a) 12 to 15 and (b) 16 to 17 serving detention and training orders were provided with accommodation on release from custody...

    • Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reason is for the time taken to transfer Michael Binnington and Luke Atkinson to an open prison.

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons officials of his Department gave advice to the Governors of HM Prisons Edmunds Hill and Highpoint on applications for release under home...

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons he has declined to meet the families of Michael Binnington and Luke Atkinson.

      Prisons: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) disturbances and (b) riots (i) on the prison estate and (ii) in private prisons have been recorded since May 2010.

  • Transport

    • A1: Hatfield Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects (a) repair work to be concluded, (b) all lanes to be open and (c) the temporary speed limits to be removed from the Hatfield Tunnel...

    • Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to promote the Cycle to Work Scheme (a) to employers and employees and (b) to other Government departments.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on taking account of social and community value when assessing the value for money of the proposed sale of Government assets for...

      Fares: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of extending the duration of the concessionary fares scheme consultation to ensure that all interested parties have the...

      Kemble-Swindon Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has received the GRIP stage 4 feasibility study on the Swindon to Kemble railway redoubling project; and whether he plans to publish the study.

      London and Southeastern Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport from what date Southeastern's integrated Kent franchise may be extended by a further two years.

      Midland Main Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his plans for the electrification of the Midland Main Line from Bedford to Sheffield via Derby and Nottingham.

      Motor Vehicles: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had at EU level on the effect on motorists of trends in the cost of motoring.

      Northern Rail: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the rate of (a) punctuality and (b) cancellation of services was for the Northern Rail service operating on the (a) Seaton Carew and (b)...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the (a) start and end dates and (b) questions for the High Speed 2 consultation.

      Railways: Franchising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what consultation will be required with disabled passenger groups before changes to rail services under new franchises; (2) what consultation...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria will be used to determine which new rail franchises will be required to manage crowding levels.

      Railways: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many reported instances of vandalism on the rail network there were in the last five years.

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail carriages operated by Southeastern are (a) in service and (b) under repair.

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department issues to police forces on circumstances in which motorists found to have exceeded speed limits are offered the option of...

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness in reducing speeding by motorists of offering those convicted of speeding offences the option of...

      Transport: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to engage with businesses in order to promote active travel.

      Tyres: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had discussions with insurance companies on winter tyres.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Age UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the conclusions and recommendations of the Age UK report, Invisible but Invaluable.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to set the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission a target for collection of arrears.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of working-age people by (a) sex, (b) age group and (c) disability in receipt of the lowest...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of working age people in receipt of the lowest care component of disability living allowance in...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many items of correspondence his Department has received in support of the proposal to remove the mobility component of disability living...

      Disability Living Allowance: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to allow parents whose children are in hospital for longer than 84 days to claim disability living allowance; and if he...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) income support and (c) severe disablement allowance ceased receiving benefits and moved...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the limitation of contributory employment and support allowance to one year will apply to every new claim for the benefit; and whether...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the finding in paragraph 3, page 3 of the summary of research report No. 631, Employment and Support Allowance:...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many cases his Department has reversed employment and support allowance decisions on appeal on the basis of the medical assessment in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to pay local housing allowance directly to landlords if directed to do so by tenants.

      Housing Benefit: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider the merits of extending the time between medical assessment for people with severe illnesses and disabilities and claiming...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) women and (b) men (i) aged between 50 and 59 years and (ii) above the state pension...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of in-work poverty of reductions in the levels of local authority budgets.

      Poverty: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the merits of undertaking a multi-dimensional assessment of the level of costs incurred by people with disabilities and its...

      Social Security Benefits: Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will discuss with the Deputy Prime Minister the potential effects on the completeness of the electoral register of requiring benefits...

      Social security Benefits: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have successfully claimed industrial injuries disability benefit for osteoarthritis in Glasgow Central constituency in each of...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2011, Official Report, column 798W, on voluntary organisations: finance, what guidance he has made...

  • Health

    • Abortion: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the contribution of the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire of 2 November 2010, Official Report, column 896, on termination of pregnancy...

    • Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate NHS expenditure on responses to hoax calls to the emergency services in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-emergency calls were made to ambulance services in each of the last three years.

      Cataracts: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on the use of new eye lens technologies in the treatment of cataract patients using NHS services of...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients are on long-term life support.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of long-term trends in levels of physical activity in (a) children and (b) adults.

      Eyesight: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to encourage early diagnosis of eye conditions in the NHS.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his oral evidence to the Health Committee on 20 July 2010, Q39, what further discussions he has had on (a) a legal framework for...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the ability of patients to receive healthcare from a provider outside the designated catchment area of their GP consortia.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) criteria and (b) measures he proposes to use to evaluate the effectiveness of the Health and Wellbeing Boards in scrutinising the GP consortia.

      General Practitioners: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the length of waiting lists to register with a GP in each (a) region and (b) constituency.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements will be in place for patients to access information about their care providers following the implementation of the provisions of the...

      Health Services: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to support the EU Cross-Border Health Service Directive; and if he will make a statement.

      HIV Infection: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Sandwell borough were diagnosed with HIV in each of the last three years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that the NHS is capable of providing egg-allergic patients with influenza vaccinations.

      Influenza: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of differentials in (a) the incidence of hospital admissions for flu-like symptoms and (b) mortality between (i) children...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's document, No health without mental health: a cross-Government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages of...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children and (b) adults have been sectioned for mental health disorders in each of the last 10 years.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of long-term trends in the mental health of (a) children and (b) adults; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) children and (b) young people in each region were diagnosed with mental health disorders in the latest period for...

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bereavement midwives are employed in each primary care trust area.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely net expenditure of Monitor in each of the next 10 years.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's role in the provision of advice about treatments and drugs to health...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether all contracts to provide health will be tendered following the implementation of the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the health care market of an NHS foundation trust being awarded a majority of commissioning contracts...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether a service that has been designated as a vital service such as a hospital accident and emergency department could be closed and services...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what effect implementation of the proposals in the Health and Social Care Bill will have on the future of central targets relating to waiting times for...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of NHS spending on commissioning ophthalmic services was in each primary care trust area in each of the last 10 years.

      Primary Care Trusts: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which buildings used by primary care trusts have been constructed under his Department's Local Improvement Finance Trust scheme.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase the awareness among general practitioners of the information contained in the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions there were for men with a primary diagnosis of prostate cancer in (a) England, (b) each strategic health authority area,...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many men had a prostate-specific antigen test administered to them in (a) England, (b) each primary care trust area and (c) each constituency in...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date he expects funding for public health activities determined on the basis of figures included in the provisional formula grant settlement...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on tackling health inequalities through the allocation of funding for public health.

      Public Health: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his proposals for regulations under the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill in respect of the public health functions...

  • Wales

    • Electoral Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what costs her Department has incurred in respect of provision of information to the electorate on the (a) operation of and (b) voting system for the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Society of Local Authority Chief Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies provided to the Society of Local Authority...

    • Audit Commission: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission spent on payments made for early termination of car lease arrangements for its staff in the 24...

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to require all landlords to fit carbon monoxide alarms to rented accommodation.

      Carbon Monoxide: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to require landlords to install carbon monoxide monitors in their properties.

      Community Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many community centres were in operation in each of the last 10 years.

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on social cohesion in communities in traditional steel...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties in England are registered for council tax.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of revaluing each dwelling in (a) England and (b) Wales...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many special advisers there were in his Department in each year since it was created.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what public appointments he has made since his appointment; and to what payments each person so appointed is entitled.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments his Department has made to consultants in respect of work on devolution since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were built in Brighton, Kemptown constituency in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to require new housing developments to be low-carbon.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that measures to reduce carbon emissions in new properties are financially worthwhile for...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on planning conditions which permit the construction of residential annexes to domestic properties.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the levels of their financial reserves.

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers are available to local councils to prevent the commercial (a) repair and (b) sale on public roads of fully-taxed...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the merits of extending the concession allowing empty rates to be waived for properties with a rateable value...

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish his Department's response to its consultation on planning for schools development.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effect on local sport and leisure facilities of reductions in grants to local authorities.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will assess the relationship between turnout in national and local elections and levels of social capital; (2) to ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he...

    • Elections: Machine Ballot Counting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of consultancy reports held by his Office on the efficacy and reliability of machine ballot counting in regional and local...

      Primary Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 1 February 2011, Official Report, columns 766-7W, on primary elections, whether he plans to make an announcement on all-postal...

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011, Official Report, column 195W, on Tibet: human rights, what the response was of Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang on the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the first carbon capture and storage demonstration project.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what definition of the term global temperatures he uses.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which persons not employed by Government departments or agencies hold passes entitling them to enter his Department's premises.

      Electricity Generation: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many individual responses his Department has received to the consultation on the revised draft National Policy Statement on...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on take-up of (a) energy efficient products and (b) measures eligible for Green Deal...

      Energy: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements were reached on energy and climate change at the Nordic Baltic Summit.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what stakeholder (a) engagement and (b) analysis his Department is carrying out on smart metering; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department plans to publish the proposals arising from its consultation on the Smart Metering Implementation Programme Prospectus.

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the relationship between price fluctuations and market considerations in the pricing structure of the...

      Natural Gas: Drilling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he or officials of his Department have had recent discussions on the legislative and regulatory framework relating to drilling...

      Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account he has taken of competition law in his proposal for a capacity payment to encourage the construction of reserve plants.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) anaerobic digestion, (b) pyrolysis and (c) gasification producers and project developers have (i) been written to and...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many solar parks (a) have received planning permission and been constructed and (b) are awaiting a planning decision on (i)...

      Utilities: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing a legal obligation on energy companies to provide a rebate on billed gas and...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on creating a network of marine energy parks.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects wind power to achieve commercial viability.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total subsidy to wind power that will be necessary for it to become commercially viable.

      Wind Power: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many submissions his Department received in response to the application for a wind farm at Westermost Rough; and how many were (a)...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average time taken by his Department was to make a decision in respect of a proposal for a wind farm after an application was...

      Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of levels of competition in the domestic oil market; and if he will undertake a review of (a)...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many asylum seekers of each sex were subject to the detained fast track asylum process in each year for which figures are...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what interim benchmarks the UK Border Agency unit dealing with older unresolved asylum cases is using to ensure progress towards its summer...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of asylum seekers who have not immediately reported themselves to the authorities to claim asylum on...

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the time taken to reply to question 33326, on control orders, tabled on 10 January 2011 for named day answer on 13...

      Departmental Libraries

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

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which persons not employed by Government Departments or agencies hold passes entitling them to enter her Department's premises.

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spouse visas were refused on grounds of failure to meet the maintenance requirements set out in paragraph 281 (section 8) of the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students from outside the European Economic Area were (a) admitted into the UK on study visas and (b) granted post-study work...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to share knowledge and resources with the relevant authorities in India in order to address human trafficking.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency screens vehicles entering the UK for the purposes of detecting (a) illegal immigrants and (b) prohibited goods...

      Illegal Immigrants: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons who have been returned to their country of origin have subsequently (a) applied to enter the United Kingdom, (b) been...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to increase levels of immigration control at border entry points.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place at each port in the UK to detect (a) illegal immigrants and (b) prohibited items from entering the UK.

      Litigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments (a) her Department's agencies and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible paid to persons other...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the contribution by the Minister for Policing on 16 November 2010, Official Report, column 211WH, what definition her...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police force hold positions classified as (a) operational, (b) operational support and (c) organisational...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many road traffic accidents involving (a) serious injury and (b) fatality were recorded in each police authority area in each of the...

      Sexual Offences: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the adequacy of provision of specialist support for males (a) nationwide and (b) in Bradford who have been...

      Sojourner Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has allocated to the Sojourner Fund pilot for (a) 2011-12 and (b) each subsequent year in which the pilot...

  • Education

    • Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what modelling his Department's projections of school numbers in primary and secondary schools are based.

    • Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what information his Department holds on the number of head teachers who have completed training on asbestos in schools in the last 10 years; (2)...

      Sixth Form Education: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2010, Official Report, column 89W, on academies: VAT, whether sixth form colleges will be able to recover VAT...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has undertaken an equalities impact assessment in respect of his policy on tapered redundancy payments for civil servants over 60.

    • Collective Worship

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people participated in a regular weekly act of worship in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which persons not employed by Government Departments or agencies hold passes entitling them to enter his Department's premises.

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department issues to Government Departments and agencies on the use of (a) national and (b) premium rate telephone numbers as...

      Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number of households in each socio-economic group which have a home computer.

      Life Expectancy: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the life expectancy is of a woman born in 1954.

      Social Trust

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on trends in the (a) number and (b) size of self help groups in the last 20 years.

      Social Trust

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what measures his Department uses to assess levels of social trust; and what assessment has been made of trends in levels of social trust in the...

      Volunteering

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what information his Department holds on average levels of volunteering by teenagers in each of the last five years; (2) what estimate he has...

  • International Development

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his Department's decision to retender for programme partnership agreements on...

    • Bangladesh: Dalits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to support the rights of Dalits in Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure access to family planning in Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department provided to Bangladesh in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and what support it intends to provide in (i)...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprentices were registered to train as a (a) plumber, (b) construction electrician, (c) carpenter, (d) bricklayer,...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) apprenticeship starts, (b) advanced apprenticeship starts and (c) higher apprenticeship starts there were in...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding he has allocated for (a) apprenticeship places, (b) advanced apprenticeship places and (c) higher apprenticeship...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much and what proportion of his Department's comprehensive spending review settlement he has allocated to the promotion of...

      Construction: Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department are engaged in developing mutual and co-operative models within the construction industry.

      Construction: Co-operatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's estimate is of the proportion of construction projects which have been delivered by co-operative or mutual...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the bids received for the first round of the regional growth fund in each region seek to use European regional...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any new regional offices to be established by his Department will have responsibilities for the delivery and management...

      Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future regulation of the domestic oil market.

      Further Education: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley enrolled in a further...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what forms of energy he expects the Green Investment Bank to fund.

      Midwives: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of applications for places on midwifery courses were unsuccessful in each of the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on economic growth of the vehicle scrappage scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      New Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what barriers to increasing the dynamism of markets he has identified; and which of these barriers he has removed since his...

      Nuclear Power: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial support his Department has provided for (a) the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and (b) its...

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken since his appointment (a) to establish the conditions for further development of the private sector and...

      Regional Development Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding allocated to each regional development agency was not legally committed for the financial year 2011-12 as at 1...

      Regional Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what his policy is on the establishment of regional offices for his Department; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Regional Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (b) other ministerial...

      Regional Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what stakeholders he (a) has consulted and (b) plans to consult on the establishment of new regional offices for his Department.

      Regional Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding he expects to allocate to any new regional offices for his Department.

      Student Loans Company: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints were made against the Student Loans Company in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to improve the operation of institutions in Afghanistan.

    • Australia: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the UK has provided to (a) the Australian Government and (b) the government of Queensland to provide relief...

      Australia: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Portsmouth North of 24 January 2011, Official Report, column 16W, on Australia:...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on human rights in Colombia.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of the manufacture and distribution of Department-branded drinks coasters in the last...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what regulations his Department has removed since 6 May 2010.

      EC Institutions: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011, Official Report, column 156W, on the European External Action Service, what his...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effect of instability in Egypt on UK relations with Israel.

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the effect of the current political situation in Egypt on that country's ability to curb the smuggling of...

      European Parliament: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the coalition agreement, section 13, point 7, what representations he has made at the Council of Ministers to...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the repatriation of powers and competences from the European Union.

      France: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the next bilateral summit with France to discuss defence co-operation will take place.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of multinational institutions in curbing the development of a nuclear weapons capability...

      Kosovo: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department received reports of incidences of organ trafficking during British involvement in Kosovo.

      Kosovo: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department offered assistance to the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo on issues relating to (a) war...

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the human rights situation in Tibet of the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue since its...

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to his Department was of the UK's membership of the Council of Europe in each year for which figures are...

  • Treasury

    • Government Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of Government debt.

    • Manufacturing Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the prospects for growth of the manufacturing sector.

      Gold and Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of gold and foreign currency reserves.

      Gold and Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of gold and foreign currency reserves.

      Private Sector Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to stimulate growth in the private sector.

      Comprehensive Spending Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review on levels of demand and output in the economy in the next...

      Bankers' Bonuses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress he has made on limiting employee bonuses paid by large banks.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish the agenda of each meeting that has taken place under Project Merlin; (2) how many meetings between (a) Ministers and (b)...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to assess the effectiveness of the operation of the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what regulations his Department has removed since 6 May 2010.

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to extending the Financial Inclusion Fund debt advice service beyond the end of March 2011.

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to support debt advice service providers to ensure that debt counselling is available following the closure of the Financial...

      Financial Services Authority: Qualifications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements the Financial Services Authority has made to ensure that its staff formulating and implementing policy on the Retail Distribution Review...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Northern Ireland Assembly on the effects of fuel price increases on growth of the Northern Ireland economy.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evidence his Department provided to the Migration Advisory Committee on the likely economic effects of the immigration cap.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in the number of people paying income tax at 40% in (a) Glasgow North West constituency, (b) Glasgow City area and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire of (a) 26 July 2010, (b) 7 September 2010, (c) 27 October 2010, (d) 25...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to encourage mutualisation in banks and building societies.

      PFI: Worcestershire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projects are being undertaken in (a) Worcester and (b) Worcestershire under the private finance initiative; and what the cost to the public purse of...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to which projects with a monetary value between £500 million and £600 million he has allocated funding since his appointment

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the size of the budget deficit.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he is considering to simplify the tax collection system.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Convicted Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the ranks of each of the British security forces personnel convicted since 1981 for crimes committed while on active service in Northern Ireland; and...

    • Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many airline pilots have been grounded by the Civil Aviation Authority as a result of exposure to toxic fumes on aircraft.

      Aviation: Aviation Health Working Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 21 December (WA 272), why the Civil Aviation Authority website states: "The Aviation Health Working Group is an...

      Barnett Formula

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the Barnett formula to assess the adjustments required to maintain a level of public services in Wales comparable to other parts of the...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 January (WA 88-9), whether people residing in non-European Economic Area countries without social security...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Freud on 25 January (WS 31-2), why benefit claimants are described as customers.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the research by J Newton and others in The Newcastle NHS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Service: not all fatigue is the same (J R Coll...

      Community Relations: New Cross Fire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make available for publication all the papers on the New Cross fire and the death of 13 young Afro-Caribbean people on that occasion.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in recent years to deter cyberattacks on United Kingdom internet facilities.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what ministerial responsibility the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has for (a) embryo research, (b) embryonic stem cell research, and (c)...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills has had since his appointment with the Secretary of State for Health about (a) embryo...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Ministers have policy responsibility for stem cell research.

      Energy: Non-nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the savings in public expenditure that would arise from the United Kingdom becoming a non-nuclear power.

      EU: Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any powers formerly exercised by the European Union have ceased to be so exercised.

      EU: UK Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 19 January (WA 34), on what evidence they base their assessment that United Kingdom membership of the...

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 15 December 2010 (WA 186-7), whether government websites will, when publishing ministerial speeches...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 20 January (WA 64), how spending by the Ministry of Defence on research into Gulf War illnesses compares...

      Houses of Parliament: Members

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all Members of both Houses of Parliament are paying direct taxes in the United Kingdom.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 31 January (WA 229), which stakeholders have been, are being, and will be consulted on the changes to the local...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences of rulings by the European Court of Human Rights for United Kingdom businesses, individuals, government and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which non-governmental organisations they have consulted or will consult prior to the publication of the forthcoming strategy on human trafficking; and whether...

      Met Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of the Met Office.

      Parking and Traffic Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent local authorities granting permission within their traffic orders to their enforcement officers, agents or contractors to...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 January (WA 88), what are the high-risk cohorts based on age of recipients of the state pension living abroad;...

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of "front line police services".

      Police: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what moneys from (a) the Home Office, and (b) police authorities, have been allocated to the Police Federation nationally and locally in each of the past five...

      Prisoners: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in the past six months of 2010 prisoners in HMP Bullwood Hall were required to use chamber pots at night because of the failure of the night...

      Prisons: Refurbishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent at HM Prison Ashwell on refurbishment in the past two years.

      Railways: Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of future passenger numbers on the Northern Rail franchise; and what plans they have for the number and quality of new and existing...

      Railways: Passenger Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the passenger compensation scheme in new rail franchises.

      Transport: Motoring Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of motoring for car drivers doing average mileage in each of the past three years.

      War of Aggression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in investigating suspects for the crime of waging a war of aggression, they follow the definition of the offence adopted by the United Nations General...

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