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Written answers

Monday, 14 February 2011

  • Attorney-General

    • Offenders: Homicide

      To ask the Attorney-General what discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on the rate of convictions for offenders of corporate manslaughter.

    • Offenders: Homicide

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will review the Crown Prosecution Service's practices in respect of bringing prosecutions for offences of corporate manslaughter.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Afghan counterpart on the treatment of Afghan Christians; and if he will make a...

    • Afghanistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Afghan counterpart on the case of Said Musa; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Afghanistan in respect of the death sentence passed on Said Musa.

      Belize: Guatemala

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the state of relations between Belize and Guatemala.

      Egypt: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the number of UK nationals remaining in Egypt; and if he will make a statement.

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his American counterpart on the political situation in Egypt; and if he will make a...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the European Affairs Committee of the Cabinet has met since May 2010; whether that committee has discussed...

      European Union Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department have been assigned to work on the European Union Bill.

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has undertaken to bring about the release of Gilad Shalit; what discussion he has had at UN level on the...

      Hong Kong: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people are employed in the regional passport processing centre in Hong Kong.

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Israel on civil unrest in (a) Egypt and (b) Lebanon; and if he will...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on Israel's security concerns since January 2010; and if he will...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent assessment he has made of the extent of arms smuggling into Gaza; what discussions he has had since December...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his (a) Israeli and (b) Palestinian counterpart on a universal statehood strategy since...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Israel on security threats from (a) Gaza, (b) Lebanon and (c) Iran;...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will make it his policy to encourage the leadership of the Palestinian Authority to return to direct negotiations...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether his Department has allocated funds to the Palestinian authorities for the training of police and security forces...

      Peru: Catholicism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the state of the UK's relations with the Catholic Church in Peru; and if he will make a statement.

      Peru: Catholicism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has made representations to the Catholic Church in Peru on ending support for community protests against...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to hold discussions with his Russian counterpart on the rule of law and the fundamental human rights of...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the (a) case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, (b) case of Platon Lebedev, (c) death of Sergey Manitsky, (d) death...

      South Africa: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed with his South African counterpart measures to combat the practice of corrective rape in that country.

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to meet his Tunisian counterpart; and what issues he plans to raise at that meeting.

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Tunisia; and if he will make a statement.

      West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the West Bank; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the economic situation in the West Bank; what recent discussions he has had with the (a)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Prime Minister how many people were employed (a) as press officers, (b) as internal communication officers, (c) as external communication officers, (d) as communications strategy...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Barking of 22 November 2010 on the impact of changes to housing benefit in Barking.

      Remploy: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the oral answer to the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley of 2 February 2011, Official Report, column 857, what the evidential basis was for his statement...

  • Home Department

    • Immigration and Asylum Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to issue the visa to Mr Lateef Adejumo granted on appeal by the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal on 8 October...

    • Academic Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to address extremism on university campuses.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in the tendering process for the proposed reintegration centre for failed Afghan child asylum seekers returned to...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum claimants were released from each detention centre and not removed in each of the last three years.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people on bail were subject to (a) restrictions on access to a telephone or the internet (b) relocation other than to an...

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has allocated under the Preventing Violent Extremism scheme in (a) South Swindon constituency and (b) each...

      Crime Statistics Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on her Department's review of crime statistics.

      Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department plans to take to reduce the incidence of drug-related crime in Leeds.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has saved in (a) energy costs and (b) carbon dioxide emissions since bringing in real time energy display.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on citizenship training in each of the last three years.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners who have served their sentence are in prison awaiting removal from the UK.

      Drugs: Bolivia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to publish the content of her formal objection to the Bolivian Government's proposal to amend the 1961 UN Single Convention...

      Drugs: Bolivia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the Bolivian Government on their proposed amendment to the 1961 UN Single...

      Faryadi Sarwar Zardad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the police investigation in the case involving Faryadi Sarwar Zardad; and if...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are applied by the UK Border Agency to approve English language tests for entry into the UK under (a) Tier 1, (b) Tier 2 and...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals used each English language test approved by the UK Border Agency for entry into the UK under (a) Tier 1, (b) Tier 2...

      Investor Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of investor visas her Department will award to migrants in each of the next four years; and if she...

      Investor Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on the granting of investor visas to migrants; and if she will make a statement.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if her Department will assess the merits of revising the immigration rules to enable more trained doctors and healthcare professionals from...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effect of changes in immigration rules on the numbers of trained doctors and healthcare...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications have been made for visas under Tier 5 (religious workers) of the points-based visa scheme in each of the last three years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements she is making for the appointment of deputies to elected police commissioners.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is her policy that there should be a legal requirement for a chief constable to co-operate with an elected police commissioner.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's estimate is of the cost of electing police and crime commissioners in each police authority area.

      Police Stations: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children and young people stayed overnight in police stations because of a lack of available emergency accommodation in the latest...

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) individuals and (b) organisations she consulted on the likely level of costs which would be incurred by electing police and crime...

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Welsh Assembly Government of the costs of holding elections for police and crime commissioners for each...

      Police: Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions she has had with (a) the Association of Chief Police Officers and ( b) the Metropolitan Police on the future...

      Police: Investigations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much has been spent by police forces on undercover police operations to investigate organisations not engaged in terrorist...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are employed by each police authority in England; and how many of those are solely under the direction and control of the...

      Police: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change was in the number of allegations of misconduct recorded against police forces in England and Wales between 2003-04...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assumptions she has made in respect of the dropout rate from the Police Pension Scheme attributable to (a) potential increases in...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the pension entitlement will be of a member of the Police Pension Scheme who retires after 30 years' full-time service on a salary of...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of active members of the Police Pension Scheme earn (a) between £10,000 and £15,000, (b) between £15,000 and...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the administration costs of the Police Pension Scheme are for 2010-11; and what such costs were in each of the last 12 years.

      Stop and Search: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stop and searches were carried out in Dartford constituency in the last five years.

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average time taken by a police officer to fill in a form for the authorisation of surveillance required by...

      Terrorism: Convictions and Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been convicted for offences relating to terrorism in each year since 1 January 2001.

      Terrorism: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the self-defined ethnicity is of each person (a) examined and (b) detained under the provisions of schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act...

      UK Border Agency MP Hotline

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the UK Border Agency MP Hotline was not open on 3 February 2011.

      UK Border Agency MP Hotline

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how many days the UK Border Agency MP Hotline was closed in each of the last 12 months; and for what reasons in each case.

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contract compliance is undertaken in relation to Serco Group plc's contract at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre; and if she will...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has received any reports of suspension of staff employed by Serco at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre for alleged...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much Barnett consequential funding his Department has provided to each devolved administration in (a) 2010-11 to date and...

    • Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many meetings he has had with representatives of the deaf community since his appointment.

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the internet search advertising market in the last year for which figures...

      Ofcom: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received from Ofcom on its research into relay services.

      Press Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has made an assessment of the independence from media organisations of the Press Complaints Commission.

      Press Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will review the composition of the membership of the Press Complaints Commission.

      Press Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Press Complaints Commission on telephone hacking and blagging...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to comply with section 1(1) of the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 to promote the improvement of...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to increase the range, quality and availability of telecommunications equipment for individuals who...

      Telecommunications: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take towards ensuring that there is equal access to telecommunications for users of British Sign...

      The Connected Kingdom: How the Internet is Transforming the UK Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the conclusions and recommendations of the report The Connected Kingdom: How the Internet is Transforming...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the new proposal for a basic regulation on the Common Fisheries Policy will consider (a) fish discards and (b) the...

    • EU Cotton Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will seek reform of EU cotton subsidies in the forthcoming negotiations on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Minister of State for Agriculture and Food intends to reply to the letter of 1 December 2010 from the hon. Member...

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Rural Payments Agency in relation to the early release of single farm payments to sugar...

  • Northern Ireland

    • HM Coastguard Proposals for Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the HM Coastguard Proposals for Modernisation consultation.

    • National Asset Management Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Irish Minister for Finance and (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer on assets held in Northern...

      Northern Irish Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to publish the draft paper on the Northern Irish economy; and what his timetable is for implementation of the recommendations of...

  • International Development

    • Belize: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) projects and (b) organisations in Belize received funding from his Department in each of the last five years for which...

    • Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what allowances are available to officials in his Department working overseas.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reduction his Department has made in (a) energy costs and (b) carbon emissions since the implementation of a real time energy...

      Israel: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has had discussions with his Israeli counterpart on international co-operation in agriculture technology relating to farming...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent assessment is of the humanitarian situation in north Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the implications for development policy of the decision to grant a loan guarantee to the Turks and...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the departmental minute of 3 February 2011 on the contingent liability arising from a UK guarantee of a commercial...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development objectives for the Turks and Caicos Islands will be achieved by the proposed loan guarantee; and if he will make a...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to support the development of intermediate affordable housing in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments for carbon...

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library copies of each invoice from Kinnarps (UK) Ltd to the Audit Commission in respect of furniture...

      Departmental Overseas Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cannock Chase of 1 Feburary 2011, Official Report, column 743W, on departmental...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 3 November 2008, Official Report, column 119W, on...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department has commissioned since 12 May 2010 on (a) attitudes and (b) morale among (i) its staff, (ii) the...

      Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of (a) the requirement for a property revaluation in order to implement a house price...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many members of the Firefighters Pension Scheme there are; (2) what proportion of (a) active and (b) deferred...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assumptions he has made in respect of the dropout rate from the Firefighters Pension Scheme attributable to (a) potential...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the pension entitlement will be of a member of the Firefighters Pension Scheme who retires after 30 years' full-time...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the Firefighters Pension Scheme of the proposed indexation according to the...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what proportion of (a) active and (b) deferred members of the Local Government Pension Scheme are aged between (i) 20...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assumptions he has made in respect of the dropout rate from the Local Government Pension Scheme attributable to (a)...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the pension entitlement will be of a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme who retires after 30 years' full-time...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of active members of the Local Government Pension Scheme earn (a) between £10,000 and £15,000, (b)...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the Local Government Pension Scheme of the proposed indexation according to...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the administration costs of the Local Government Pension Scheme are for 2010-11; and what the costs were in each of the...

      Local Government: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the general powers of competence proposed in the Localism Bill with the...

      Local Government: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a local authority exercising its powers of general competence could be sanctioned for ignoring a primary authority...

      Local Government: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that the proposed general powers of competence to be provided to local authorities under the provisions of the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether all buildings designated as agricultural are considered under the same category within the planning process.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Planning Inspectorate has considered multiple planning applications in the name of Patrick Hanrahan; and what the...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to support the development of community pubs.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on carbon offsetting in each of the last three years; and to which companies payments for carbon offsetting were made in...

    • Scottish Trades Union Congress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of the Scottish Trade Union Congress.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the change in the level of value added tax receipts from charitable organisations in Scotland as a result of the increase...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what central Government funding was allocated to the alleviation of fuel poverty in each region of the UK in each year for which...

    • Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to complete and publish his Department's fuel poverty review.

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to include (a) energy savings and (b) water efficiency measures in the Green Deal; and if he will make a...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 7 February 2011, Official Report, column 3WS, on feed-in tariffs, what methodology...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on the takeup of solar installations in the built environment; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the evidential basis is for his proposal to undertake a fast-track review of all photovoltaic installations greater than 50kw; and...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effect on certainty and transparency in the market for photovoltaic installations of his...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effect on employment arising from photovoltaic installations of his proposal to fast-track...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many large-scale solar photovoltaic schemes have qualified for the Feed-In Tariff scheme since its inception.

      Solar Power: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has had discussions with the Government of Israel on co-operation in the solar power industry.

      Solar Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many solar panel farms generating between one and five megawatts of electricity (a) have received planning permission and (b) are...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the annual cost of including in the warm home discount individuals with a terminal illness who receive disability...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of (a) liable passengers were charged under and (b) total revenue was received from each band of air passenger duty in the last year...

    • Child Benefit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many single parent families resident in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England he expects to have their annual income reduced as a...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which senior civil service staff have left his Department since May 2010; and what contractual or non-contractual payments were made by his Department in...

      Climate Change Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department conducted an impact assessment on the replacement of the climate change levy exemption for Northern Ireland.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 589W, on , what the administrative arrangements were for the work now carried out by the...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the support and advice available for young people and vulnerable groups with financial planning and financial...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role his Department plays in promoting financial literacy.

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of tax foregone through the Gift Aid scheme in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Gift Aid Transitional Relief Scheme: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the future of the Gift Aid transitional relief scheme for charities.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the recording of the liabilities and assets of the proposed Green Investment Bank in the Government's public borrowing statistics.

      Low Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) women and (b) men had earnings that were below the lower earnings limit in (i) 2000, (ii) 1990 and (iii) 1980.

      Manufacturing Industries: West Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he is taking to promote manufacturing in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department had with the Financial Services Authority prior to the completion of its consultation on its mortgage market review in...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the figures underlying Chart 1.3 on page 18 of the Spending Review 2010.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to table 1.1 of the June 2010 Budget, what his most recent figures are for consolidation plans over the forecast period to 2014-15.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to page 104 of the June 2010 Budget, footnote 1, what recent advice he has received from the Office for Budget Responsibility on (a) his...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the June 2010 Budget, page 104, footnote 1, what his most recent estimate is of (a) cyclically-adjusted net borrowing and (b)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of his fiscal consolidation plan will be attributed to the previous administration in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15; and how much is accounted...

      Smuggling: Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of alcohol and tobacco products seized by HM Customs and Excise in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Tax Allowances: Social Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to the introduction of tax concessions for savings schemes solely for the funding of social care; and if he will make a...

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many non-domiciled UK taxpayers filed tax returns with HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five tax years; (2) how many non-domiciled...

      VAT: Sandwiches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is in relation to the liability of fast food outlets to pay value added tax on toasted sandwiches; (2) for what reasons HM Revenue...

  • Education

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his most recent estimate is of the total outstanding liabilities to private finance initiative providers under the Building Schools for the Future...

    • Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, columns 80-1W, on the education maintenance allowance, what the evaluation evidence and...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Ashton-in-Makerfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will (a) undertake and (b) publish an equality impact assessment in respect of the effects on Ashfield constituency of the abolition of the...

      Further Education: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the level of unauthorised absence was in further education establishments that were (a) sixth forms and (b) colleges in each year since 2004.

      Ofsted: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanism he has put in place to (a) train and (b) monitor the performance of Ofsted inspectors.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the number of surplus places at maintained schools in Birmingham Hall Green constituency in each of the last...

      Special Educational Needs: Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether specific building regulations are to apply to free schools established to cater solely for children with special educational needs.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make representations to the European Commission to keep the deadline of March 2013 for marketing of new cosmetic...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeship places there were in (a) 1992, (b) 1997, (c) 2005 and (d) 2009.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has set a target for the number of apprenticeship starts it aims to fund in 2019-20.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether the 100,00 apprenticeship placements announced on 7 February 2011 are additional to the places announced in the...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether the £1.4 billion of funding for an increased number of apprenticeship places announced on 7 February 2011 is...

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from small businesses in Greater London on access to finance from banks.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the evidential basis is for his decision not to extend the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to the...

      Consumers: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2011, Official Report, columns 716-17W, on consumers: advisory services, what progress has...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce its carbon emissions to meet the target of reducing central Government...

      Export Credit Guarantees: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo supported by the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) owed debt to the...

      Exports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on steps to encouraging exports; and if he will make a statement.

      Graduates: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to increase the provision of funding and loans available to postgraduate students.

      Graduates: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for postgraduate loans his Department received in 2010; and what proportion of these were refused.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2011, Official Report, column 620W, on the Green Investment Bank, whether he has set a...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Green Investment Bank will lend to (a) carbon capture and storage projects and (b) clean coal projects.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to enable the Green Investment Bank to take equity in technology development companies.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to publish details of the National Scholarship Scheme.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he gave to bursaries as an alternative to tuition fee remission as a means of enabling British students from...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of teaching grants to universities accounted for under the annually managed expenditure of his...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to the economy of innovation vouchers.

      Money Lenders: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2011, Official Report, columns 828-29W, on money lenders: crime, how much money was...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from each non-EU country were enrolled on undergraduate courses in each of the last five years.

      Part-time Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his guidance to the Office for Fair Access will cover the status of part-time students from 2012.

      Renewable Energy: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what projects have been supported by the Export Credits Guarantee Department through the £50 million credit line for exports...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average debt attributable to fees incurred by students for qualifications in (a) medicine, (b)...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value and (b) proportion of irrecoverable student loans accounted for under the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 600W, on overseas students: EU nationals, what estimate...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms are in place to assess the (a) activities and (b) performance of the Technology Strategy Board at local level.

      UK Trade and Investment: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many contracts to carry out work for UK Trade and Investment were put out to tender in each of the last five years; and what...

      UK Trade and Investment: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value of (a) export and (b) import contracts in each region of the UK arising from...

      UK Trade and Investment: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the location is of each office of UK Trade and Investment; and how many staff are employed in each office; (2) how...

      UK Trade and Investment: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many consultants are employed by UK Trade and Investment; and in which locations such consultants are employed.

      Universities: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent meetings he has had with the Board of Deputies of British Jews about (a) levels of and (b) the Government's...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what means he plans to monitor the quality of advice given by the all-age careers service.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the financial savings to his Department arising from the establishment of an all-age careers advice...

  • Justice

    • Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals there have been against convictions for offences relating to terrorism since 1 January 2001; and how many such appeals were successful.

    • Assisted Prison Visits Unit: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to extend the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme to include patients held under mental health legislation.

      Bribery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to implement those provisions of the Bribery Act 2010 which have not yet been brought into force.

      Bribery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which bodies his Department consulted in drawing up guidance on the implementation of the Bribery Act 2010.

      Bribery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he received from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the implementation of the Bribery Act 2010.

      Convictions: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people were convicted for offences under section 4 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 for putting people in fear of violence and...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the decision to delay the implementation of the Bribery...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the likely costs to businesses of implementing the provisions of the Bribery Act 2010.

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether the proposal to delay the implementation of the Bribery Act 2010 was discussed in Cabinet before the decision was announced on 31 January...

      Corruption: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on corruption in (a) international and (b) domestic business.

      Corruption: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of UK anti-corruption legislation; and what information his Department holds on corruption...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to extend the use of real time energy display to buildings occupied by his Department beyond its headquarters.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Department has saved in (a) energy costs and (b) carbon dioxide emissions since bringing in real time energy display.

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of successful applicants at employment tribunals were (a) represented and (b) unrepresented in the latest 12 months for which figures...

      Employment Tribunals: Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the mean number of witnesses asked to attend an employment tribunal hearing was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the support available for trafficked persons in the South West.

      Human Trafficking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department has provided for the accommodation of adult victims of human trafficking in 2010-11 to date.

      Immigration and Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average waiting time was for appeals to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber from receipt of the application to promulgation in the latest...

      Immigration: Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were subject to immigration bail conditions in the latest period for which figures are available.

      National Offender Management System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the aims and objectives are of the prison industries department of the National Offender Management System.

      National Offender Management System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff worked in the prison industries department of the National Offender Management System in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Non-Molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people in England and Wales breached an injunction made under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in each year from 1998...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of prisoners released from (a) HM Prison Featherstone and (b) HM Young Offender Institution Brinsford had no fixed address in each of...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average length of time was that a prisoner spent in a category (a) A, (b) B and (c) C prison before being transferred in the last year...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours of purposeful activity per prisoner per week were delivered at HM Prison (a) Channings Wood, (b) Coldingley, (c) Dartmoor, (d)...

      Re-offenders: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) absolute number and (b) percentage of offenders who reoffended within one year of sentencing was in the last year for which figures are...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his policy is on placing offenders aged 18 to 20 years within the general adult prison estate; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings: Peterborough

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate has been made of the average weekly salary of those in employment in the Peterborough city council area in each year since 2001.

    • Cabinet Committees: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how Government Departments with responsibility for transposing (a) EU directives and ( b) other EU legislation into UK law have been represented at the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the contribution of real time energy monitoring to achieving the Government's objective to reduce its carbon dioxide...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the salary is of the lowest paid member of staff working at (a) 10 Downing street and (b) Chequers.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether all new contracts his Department has tendered over £10,000 have been published with associated tender documents on the Contracts Finder...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much Barnett consequential funding his Department has provided to each devolved administration in (a) 2010-11 to date and (b) each of the last...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women are employed in (i) full-time and (ii) part-time jobs in (A) each region, (B) Scotland, (C)...

      Energy Efficiency Competition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has plans to extend the Government department headquarters energy efficiency competition to other government-owned buildings.

      Energy Efficiency Competition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the interdepartmental headquarters energy efficiency competition in reducing energy use by central...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of total value-added in 2009 attributable to the financial sector.

      Marriage: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of women aged 56 are married.

      Official Residences: Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of residences used by Ministers.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the employment rate for 30 year old (a) women and (b) men was in 1984.

      Older Workers: Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the average earnings of (a) women and (b) men aged (i) 50, (ii) 55 and (iii) 60.

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assumptions he has made of the dropout rate from the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme attributable to (a) potential increases in...

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the pension entitlement will be of a member of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme who retires after 30 years' full-time service on a salary...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2011, Official Report, column 979W, how many (a) public houses and (b) clubs closed in each (i) region, (ii)...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer 31 January 2011, Official Report, columns 645-46W, on teenage pregnancy, if he will publish rates of live births to mothers aged...

  • Health

    • Animal Feed: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the entry of animal feed containing genetically modified organisms into the food chain.

    • Aspartame

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the protocols relating to the research study commissioned by the Food Standards Agency into reports of alleged...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to encourage GPs to follow British Guideline on the Management of Asthma recommendations on review the treatment of asthma patients...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time taken for a decision to be made on an application for funding from the Interim Cancer Drugs Fund was in each strategic health...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways the experiences of operating the Interim Cancer Drugs Fund has informed the planned structure of the permanent fund.

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mortality rate from (a) cancer and (b) heart attacks was in each year since 1995.

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the proportion of cataract surgery treatment that was performed by the private sector in each primary care trust area...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether willing providers of hospital services will be required to join in medical science trials.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to repeal those parts of sections 36C and D of the Dentists Act 1984 which preclude the General Dental Council from...

      Eyes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has assessed the merits of (a) reforming the structure of ophthalmic services for elderly patients and (b) introducing new eye lens...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether GP commissioning consortia will be required to become community interest companies; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether GP...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he plans to put in place measures to prevent members of GP consortia from holding financial interests in any licensed healthcare provided;...

      General Practitioners: Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GP consortia will be liable for a 10 per cent. penalty of turnover in cases where Monitor rules that they have practiced anti-competitive...

      General Practitioners: Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the role of Monitor in cases where an interested party makes an accusation of a GP consortium favouring an incumbent healthcare...

      General Practitioners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether GP consortia will be permitted to pay bonuses to their members from NHS commissioning board budgets; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Health Services: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanism he plans to put in place under his proposals for NHS reform to provide access to (a) healthcare and (b) hospital care for (i) a homeless...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of new health visitors which will be allocated to each local authority.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date he estimates his Department will complete the recruitment and training of 4,200 new health visitors.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding he has allocated to the recruitment and training of 4,200 new health visitors.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of nurses who will become health visitors as part of his proposal to recruit and train 4,200 new health visitors;...

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to revise the application criteria and training requirements for health visitors.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether secure psychiatric facilities which are currently NHS trusts will become Foundation Trusts under his proposals for NHS reform.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether mental health care will fall within the commissioning responsibility of (a) GP consortia and (b) local authorities under his proposals for NHS...

      Mental Health Services: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the ability of those on low incomes to visit patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983; and if he will make a...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his officials have had with representatives of Bondcare Medical Services since 12...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2011, Official Report, column 845W, how many and what proportion of drug treatment patients who have been in...

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salary is of the Chair of each (a) NHS trust and (b) Foundation trust.

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) Chairs, (b) non-executive directors and (c) both Chairs and non-executive directors in the NHS are women.

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of pay for Chairs and non-executive directors in the NHS in the latest period for which figures are available.

      NHS: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the amounts paid to chairs and non-executive directors of health service boards.

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirements are placed on NHS trusts to disclose information related to special payments of (a) £250,000 and over and (b) under...

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether each compromise or confidentiality agreement between a member of NHS staff and an employer is defined as a special severance payment subject to...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were listed on the organ donation register in (a) Norwich South constituency, (b) Norfolk and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new organs donors were registered in (a) Norwich South constituency, (b) Norfolk and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the number of people on the organ donor register.

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to preserve bone health in men and women over the age of 50; if he will include in the public health outcomes framework an...

      Ovarian Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to support effective commissioning for ovarian cancer.

      Primary Care Trusts: North East Offender Health Commissioning Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the scores given to each application to the North East Offender Health Commissioning Unit for the award of a contract to provide NHS...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were assessed as needing an organ transplant in (a) Norwich South constituency, (b) Norfolk and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people died while waiting for an organ transplant in (a) Norwich South constituency, (b) Norfolk and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children died while waiting for an organ transplant in (a) Norwich South constituency, (b) Norfolk and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to fund the Find and Treat Tuberculosis Project and the Mobile X-Ray Screening Unit after April 2011.

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether vaccination and immunisation programmes will fall within the commissioning responsibility of (a) GP consortia and (b) local authorities under...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on charging parents for the use of his Department's child maintenance services.

    • Citizens' Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration he has given to the merits of introducing a citizens' pension.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effect on carers of proposed reductions to the disability living allowance budget.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions his Department has had with disability organisations on the removal of the mobility component of disability living...

      Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to establish an employers' liability insurance bureau; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the behavioural effects of levying charges on parents who use the future child support scheme on (a) children...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department plans to take to increase the collection rate for child maintenance payments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of parents using Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission services as a result...

      Departmental Libraries

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

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on the Government Car Service since May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on artwork since May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pieces of artwork in his Department have been moved since May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on redecorating ministerial offices since May 2010.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on (a) film production and (b) filming of speeches since May 2010.

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish details of all senior civil service staff moves, including the names and salaries of all those moving posts within or...

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish details of all Senior Civil Service staff exits from his Department since May 2010, including contractual and...

      Disability Living Allowance: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with cancer were in receipt of (a) the care component of disabilityusb living allowance at the (i) higher rate, (ii) middle...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, columns 587-8W, on jobseeker's allowance, what projection for business planning...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of households in (a) London and (b) England which will have a shortfall equal to or...

      Housing Benefit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of private rented properties in (a) London and (b) England rented by households in receipt of local housing...

      Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to mark Marriage Week; and what steps the Government is taking to support marriage.

      Mobility Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the mobility support requirements of people in (a) residential care and (b) hospital.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average income (a) at current prices and (b) in real terms of each income decile in each year since 1981.

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to minimise costs to individuals of applying for benefits by telephone.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of retired (a) women and (b) men who had an entitlement to a basic state pension received less than the full amount of the...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the future of CAP 371 flight time limitations following the European Aviation Safety Agency's publication of a Notice of Proposed...

    • Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to maintain adequate levels of bus service provision for those who commute to work by bus.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the level of funding for rural bus services to be provided from the local authority funding settlement for 2011-12.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is his policy to consider extending the Crossrail rail into Kent in the future.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of the manufacture and distribution of Department branded drinks coasters in the last financial year for which...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what targets have been set for the work of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what targets have been set for the work of the Government Car and Despatch Agency.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much Barnett consequential funding his Department has provided to each of the devolved Administrations in (a) 2010-11 to date and (b) each of the...

      Driving Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of amalgamating of the Driving Standards Agency, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and Vehicle Operator Services Agency...

      Driving: Berwick-Upon-Tweed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to make changes to the availability of driving tests in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

      East Coast: Power Sockets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the reliability of at-seat power sockets on carriages on Directly Operated Railways Limited East Coast rail services; and if he will...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of the logistics industry to discuss the likely...

      Motorways: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and (b) other relevant bodies on the (i) control and...

      North Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to respond to (a) the North Review of Drink and Drug Driving Law and (b) the Transport Committee report on Drink and Drug Driving Law,...

      Railway Tracks: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the volume of sewage discharged onto railway tracks in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Railways: Power Sockets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the role of providing on-board facilities including power sockets and wi-fi on inter-city rail services in encouraging a modal shift...

      Road Fund Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of road fund licences were issued (a) by the Post Office and (b) in response to an online application in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of his Department's decision to reduce the area-based road safety grant.

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the incidents handled by HM Coastguard in the UK search and rescue region in the last three years were initiated by (a) digital selective...

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on steps to equalise differential pay for seafarers working on UK registered ships.

      Southeastern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail services operated by Southeastern have been cancelled in each year of the current franchise agreement.

      Travel: Costs

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

      Travel: 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 air flight...

      UN Decade of Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to mark the launch of the UN Decade of Road Safety on 11 May 2011.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to publish a draft Bill on reform of the House of Lords.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many court martials for malingering there have been since the Armed Forces Act 2006 came into force; and how many of those charged of the offence...

    • Armed Forces: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding settlement under the comprehensive spending review to meet the objectives of the Future Force...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review on standards of medical care received by armed...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of his Department's Housing Information Centre in Osbaldwick, York.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with Ministers in (a) the Scottish Executive, (b) the Welsh Assembly Government and (c) the Northern Ireland Executive on...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme there are.

      Body Armour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to improve the quality of body armour procured by his Department.

      Civilian Personnel Reductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 584, on civilian personnel reductions, on how many occasions since assuming office in...

      Defence: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps his Department has taken to promote UK defence exports to international partners.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on increasing the diversity of the UK defence market.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how long on average it has taken to respond to correspondence addressed to each Minister who has held office in his Department in each year since 2001.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has saved in (a) energy costs and (b) carbon dioxide emissions since the introduction of real time energy displays.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans last met representatives of the (a) Navy Families Federation, (b) Army Families...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the development of Iran's heavy water research reactor.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he intends to publish the refreshed Rotary Wing Strategy; and if he will place a copy in the Library on publication; (2) what timetable his...

      Trident Replacement Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 581, on Trident replacement submarines, what proportion of the costs of the (a)...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Ceremonial Fur Headwear

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on identifying a suitable faux fur alternative to Canadian black bear fur to provide ceremonial headwear for the Household Division's...

    • Bank of England: Financial Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when positions on the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England will be advertised; and when the committee is first due to meet.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many banks were regulated by the Financial Services Authority on 1 January in each of the past 10 years.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are a party to the contracts between Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland and their senior executives; and, if so, what rights and...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they supported the European Union's proposals on bank bonuses in the Council of Ministers; and whether they suggested in negotiations that G20 principles...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 15 December 2010 (WA 182-3), whether money has been recovered from the three failed Icelandic banks'...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rate of interest and repayment period relating to deposits in the failed Icelandic banks have been agreed with the Government of Iceland; and how much they...

      Banking: Levy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that bankers do not increase charges to customers to pay for the increased levy on banks.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Sassoon on 11 January (Official Report, col. 1330), whether the "thoroughly inadequate contracts" in place at the Royal Bank of...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK Financial Investments or HM Treasury have been consulted by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in connection with the permission which the Financial...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 February (HL Deb, col 1303), whether UK Financial Investments has the voting power to reject the remuneration report of...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the situation in Burma since the release from house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about the case of Su Su Nmay.

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many "virtual head teachers" have been appointed to promote the improved educational outcomes of children in care.

      Circuses: Animals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the case for banning wild animals performing in circuses.

      Climate Change: Deforestation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the methodology used to determine national strategies for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the monthly Markit's Household Finance Index showing that 34 per cent of households reported a deterioration in their finances.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the total cost of cancelling the Capita contract to administer the Education Maintenance Allowance, including any penalty and compensation payments.

      Education: Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of schools in (a) the maintained sector, and (b) the independent sector, have 75 per cent or more pupils studying a modern foreign language at Key...

      Elections: Registration Forms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they encourage national and local political parties to organise campaigns to encourage people to complete electoral registration forms.

      Energy: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of United Kingdom biofuels met their green standard in each year from 2005 to 2010; and for those that did not, what the reasons were. To ask Her...

      EU: Levies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 27 January (WA 190), what is their assessment of the National Audit Office's identification of £398 million...

      European Commission: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the European Commission suggesting that they assess whether any of the powers contained in existing European Union...

      Finance: Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to promote the establishment in the United Kingdom of transparent derivate swap execution facilities and likely timetables.

      Finance: Hedge Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals for hedge fund supervision they are planning to discuss with the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England.

      Finance: World Economic Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the suggestions made at the Davos World Economic Forum that governments should allow limited reflation of their economies.

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to make the Association of Chief Police Officers subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to make the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Gaza Flotilla

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about their report on the Gaza flotilla incident.

      Ghana

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Ghana about forced evictions of those living next to the railway in Accra.

      Government Departments: Policies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a Cabinet committee whose remit includes policies addressing barriers to work.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the Government of the United States about their reasons for not releasing Shaker Omer from imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay.

      Guatemala

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Guatemala about the death threats received by Norma Cruz.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 21 July 2010 (WA 220), how many educational institutions which did not qualify for automatic inclusion...

      Housing: Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to financial institutions about making mortgages available to a wider section of the public; and what action they propose.

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have analysed the impact of the level of sterling on inflation and the contribution of monetary policy to the level of sterling.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government of Iraq has provided the United Kingdom embassy in Baghdad with a copy of a report by its Ministry of Human Rights into events at Camp...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Israel about the injury to one boy and the death of another from tank shrapnel whilst collecting gravel near...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the demolition by Israeli forces of 17 houses and a school in the Bedouin village of...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel about the alleged killing on 7 January by an Israeli soldier of Mr Omar al-Qawasmy in the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about access to Palestinian prisoners by the Red Cross and Physicians for Human Rights.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with relevant groups to commemorate Palestinian Nakba Day on 15 May.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the government of the United States recent proposals that they should forgo using the United Nations Security Council veto in regard...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel about the wounding of six Palestinians on 13 January in Qasra village.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel about the alleged killing during 2010 of 109 Palestinians by Israelis, the demolition of 145...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take following the recently published recommendation of Professor Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the...

      Kazakhstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Kazakh Constitutional Council's ruling that a referendum negating presidential elections would be unconstitutional.

      Media: Ownership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for discussions between News Corporation and the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on any guarantees to safeguard the...

      National Savings and Investments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether National Savings and Investments plans to reintroduce an inflation-guaranteed product for retail savers.

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about forced evictions in Port Harcourt.

      Pirates: Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the action by a South Korean warship which recently freed a South Korean merchant vessel from pirates, killing some of those...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in England they forecast will be living in poverty by the end of 2011; and how that compares with the previous five years for which figures are...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the implications for social cohesion of any increased unemployment, decreased public social services and increased poverty; and, if so,...

      Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider the plan to close public libraries which are covered by the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with ministers in the Home Office about the length of time being taken to reply to the Question for Written Answer on front line police...

      Refugee Agencies: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are cutting their grants to the Refugee Council and other refugee agencies; and what assessment they have made of the implications for the well-being of...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rate of interest will be charged on their loan to the government of the Republic of Ireland; and over what timeframe it will be repaid.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the Government of Saudi Arabia about introducing full democracy.

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ask the managers of overseas-based media groups to pay more corporation tax in the United Kingdom.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they expect any demand deflationary effect of the increase in the rate of VAT to 20 per cent to offset the effect on prices.

      Transport: Low-carbon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their policy for low-carbon transport in urban areas includes promoting congestion charging zones.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Uganda about the murder of gay rights activist David Kato.

      UK Trade and Investment: Central Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what international trade delegations are expected to visit the United Kingdom in 2011 from (a) countries in central Asia, (b) countries in the South Caucasus, and...

      UK Trade and Investment: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers were involved in the recent trade delegation from China.

      UK Trade and Investment: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they had in selecting which organisations in the United Kingdom were to meet the recent trade delegation from China; which organisations were selected;...

      Waste Management: Landfill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 2 February (WA 280), whether they will reconsider their decision not to re-examine the Landfill Directive with a...

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