Written answers

Monday, 28 February 2011

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Alternative Vote

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what information the Electoral Commission holds on the views of its staff prior to...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Written Questions

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many parliamentary questions for written answer have been tabled by the hon....

  • Scotland

    • Citizens Advice: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Citizens Advice Scotland on the effects of the recent recession on young people in Scotland.

    • Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of his Department's adherence to each of the principles of good employment practice set out in the Cabinet Office...

      Glasgow University: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with (a) Ministers in the Scottish Executive, (b) representatives of Universities Scotland, (c) representatives of...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to review the operation of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 as it applies to Scotland.

      Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) others on support for the life sciences in Scotland; and if he will make a...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what account he has taken of the Compact between the Government and Civil Society in policy development.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department has taken to support the big society initiative.

  • Justice

    • Cartel Client Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Claims Management Regulation-Monitoring and Compliance Unit regarding cartel client review; and if he will...

    • Chelmsford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2010, Official Report, column 215W, on Chelmsford Prison, for how long the tumble drier on E wing at HM Prison...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) budget for 2010-11 and (b) estimated budget for each of the next three years is for (i) the Legal Services Board, (ii) the Legal Services...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) budget for 2010-11 and (b) estimated budget for each of the next three years is for (i) the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council...

      Human Trafficking: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for offences related to sex trafficking there were in each year since 2006.

      Legal Advice and Assistance: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the costs of establishing the Community Legal Advice Helpline as the single gateway to civil legal aid services.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what timetable he has set for his Department's review of the responses to the recent consultation on proposals for the reform of the legal aid system in...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department are engaged in reviewing the responses to the recent consultation on proposals for the reform of legal aid in England...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department worked primarily on legal aid matters in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) legal firms, (b) individuals, (c) law centres, (d) citizens advice bureaux, (e) advocacy groups and (f) others responded to his...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals arising from his Department's Green Paper on legal aid reform.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to improve access to mediation services as part of his legal aid reforms.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the five highest amounts of legal aid paid in respect of a single case were in the last 10 years; and in which areas of law these cases were brought.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people resident in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England received legal aid in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on measures to mitigate the effects on individuals of legal aid reform.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has estimated the effects on the public purse of the provision of early advice to individuals through the legal aid system.

      Legal Services Commission: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) grievances and (b) complaints were made by personnel at the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to the LSC in each year for which figures are...

      Legal Services Commission: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many personnel employed by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) have been subject to disciplinary action by the LSC in each year for which figures are...

      Legal Services Commission: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what obligations are placed on personnel of the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to perform their work with reasonable care and skill; what action...

      Legal Services Commission: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what performance appraisals have been undertaken in respect of (a) the Chair, (b) the Chief Executive, (c) other Commissioners, (d) each Executive...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 4 January 2011 with regard to Mrs C.A. Beevers.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to respond to the letters of (a) 16 December 2010, (b) 13 January 2011 and (c) 1 February 2011 from the right hon. Member for Sheffield,...

      Next of Kin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department takes to verify claims to be next of kin of those who die intestate; and if he will make a statement.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the level of reoffending of those convicted of shop theft; and if he will make a statement.

      Sexual Offences Act 2003: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there have been for offences under (a) section 16, (b) section 17, (c) section 18 and (d) section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act...

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many of those injured in the London 7/7 bombings have received the maximum payment allowed under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme; (2)...

      War Crimes: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many war criminals were prosecuted following an investigation by the Metropolitan police in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Prime Minister

    • Childhood and Families Ministerial Taskforce

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on which dates the Childhood and Families Taskforce has met; which Ministers were in attendance on each such occasion; and who else attended; (2) if he will place...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Interpreters

      To ask the Attorney-General which services provided by the Law Officers' Departments' interpreters are in a language or languages other than English; how many interpreters are employed or...

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General what regulations his Department introduced between 30 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she plans to take on the labelling of airbrushed photographs in the media.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2011, Official Report, column 133W, on pay: equal opportunities, what the average salary was of employees of the...

      UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the objectives are of the UK delegation at the forthcoming session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

      UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities which UK non-governmental organisations (NGOs) will be represented at the 55th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women; and which NGOs...

      Women's National Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she plans to consult on the new arrangements for the discharge of the functions undertaken by the Women's National Commission.

  • Leader of the House

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent representations he has received to review the cost arising from the tabling of large numbers of questions for written answers by hon. Members.

  • Wales

    • Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what account she has taken of the Compact between the Government and civil society in policy development.

    • Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department are participating in volunteering activities as part of her Department's involvement in the big...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2011, Official Report, columns 797-98W, on arts: public participation, what activities...

    • Broadband: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what criteria he applied when selecting the North Wales pilot area for superfast broadband announced on 10 February 2011.

      Broadband: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he had with the Welsh Assembly Government prior to selecting the superfast broadband pilot area in North...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency, (b) East Ayrshire and (c)...

      City Television Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the introduction of city television stations.

      Departmental Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he discussed with Ofcom the appropriateness of its Director of Technology Resources responsible for promoting white...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated any research on the potential benefits to the public of...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to address the conclusions of the National Audit Office's report on preparations for the London 2012...

      Olympic Games 2012 : Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for what reasons no improvements in sports facilities in Northern Ireland have been scheduled as part of the plans for the...

      Olympic Games 2012 : Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the (a) First Minister and (b) Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure in the Northern...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people who volunteered and (b) hours given by volunteers in public libraries...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment Ofcom has made of the potential to allocate spectrum in the 872/917 band on an unlicensed or lightly-licensed...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent discussions he has had on a second digital dividend; and if he will make a statement; (2) what estimate his...

      Sports: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last met with the Scottish Government Minister for Public Health and Sport; and what matters were discussed.

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a levy is being imposed on aggregate extraction.

    • Biofuels: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he is taking to support the development of the bioethanol sector.

      Capital Gains Tax: Forests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether private companies which purchase land sold under the Government's proposals for the disposal of the public forest estate will be liable for capital...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the consultation period on the proposed carbon price support did not last 12 weeks.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons draft legislation on the Carbon Price Support was published in advance of the consultation process.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a floor price for carbon; and what estimate he has made of the optimal floor price.

      Child Benefit

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

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households his Department estimates will face losses of (a) under £5, (b) £5 to £10, (c) £10 to £20 and (d) £20...

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effect of reducing the second income threshold for the family element of the child tax credit from £50,000 to £40,000 on...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has plans for further reform of the climate change levy; and whether he plans to align the environmental taxes levied on fuels with their...

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of his Department's adherence to each of the principles of good employment practice set out in the Cabinet Office publication...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how long on average his Department took to respond to requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in the latest period for which...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he expects to respond to the Freedom of Information request submitted to his Department by the hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and...

      Departmental Interpreters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for which services provided by (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies interpreters provide services in a language or languages other than...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions his Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May 2010; in respect of how...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what regulations his Department introduced between 18 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he has for future end-year flexibility for the (a) Welsh Assembly Government and (b) Scottish and Northern Ireland devolved Administrations.

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with (a) Welsh Assembly Government Ministers and (b) Ministers of other devolved administrations on proposed changes to...

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much end year flexibility remains unspent by the Welsh Assembly Government.

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the end year flexibility relating to (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland was for each year since 1999-2000 for which figures are available.

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the current procedures are regarding the treatment of end year flexibility monies between his Department and the devolved administrations.

      Excise Duties: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has assessed the merits of freezing fuel duty on liquefied petroleum gas until 2018.

      Exports: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many litres of (a) beer and (b) wine the UK exports to other EU countries per annum; and what estimate he has made of the size of the legitimate...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on implementation of the Retail Distribution Review; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will discuss with his G20 counterparts recent progress on the work by the Financial Stability Board on improving consumer protection in financial services.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the management and staff appointed to the Financial Services Authority are suitably experienced and qualified for the...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has discussed with (a) his US counterpart and (b) the Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers the findings and recommendations of Sir David Walker's...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what governance arrangements he proposes for the (a) Prudential Regulatory Authority and (b) Financial Policy Committee; when he plans to bring forward...

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times and on what dates the Government breached the Golden Rule, as set out on page 16 of the Code for Fiscal Stability, since 1997.

      Friendly Societies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff are employed by the Financial Services Authority working on the regulation of friendly societies; and if he will make a statement.

      Friendly Societies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times he has met (a) Sir John Vickers, (b) Hector Sants and (c) the Chief Executive of UK Financial Investments Ltd to discuss policy on...

      Government Departments: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many special severance payments have been reported to his Department to date; and what estimate he has made of the total monetary value of such payments...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Cumbria and (d) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency will no longer be subject to income tax...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Cumbria and (d) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency are in each income tax band.

      Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions: Non-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of employees who have paid national insurance contributions and income tax which have not been passed on to HM Treasury...

      Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions: Non-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many companies have been prosecuted for non-payment of income tax on behalf of employees in each region of the UK in each of the last five years;...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will bring forward proposals to improve the interest rates offered on individual savings accounts; (2) if he will assess the effect of present...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne North of 26 November 2010,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 11 November 2010 with regard to Ms K. Chung.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 11 January 2011 with regard to Mr J D Remington.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 4 January 2011 with regard to Mr J Burchardt.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further representations he has received on regions which have not been included in the national insurance holiday scheme since 15 January 2011; and...

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many special severance payments were reported to his Department by (a) NHS acute trusts, (b) foundation trusts, (c) mental health trusts, (d)...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has to review closed direction pensions transfers; (2) what assessment he has made of the effects of closed direction pensions...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many single parent families resident in (a) Newcastle Upon Tyne North constituency, (b) the North East and (c) England he expects to have their...

      Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of Government borrowing was on 15 September 2008.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many homes have attracted the zero rate of stamp duty in respect of zero carbon homes since October 2007; (2) how much has been claimed in stamp...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals for a stamp duty rebate for homes participating in the Green Deal.

      Taxation: Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax was paid on profits by banks in each of the last 10 years.

      Taxation: Low Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to reduce the level of taxation for people who earn no more than the national minimum wage.

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of Exchequer receipts of exempting UK-registered companies from corporation tax on foreign branches in...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department assessed the merits of increasing the rate of value added tax to 22.5 per cent. prior to May 2010.

      VAT: Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of children in respect of whom there is a liability to pay value added tax for the purchase of adult-sized clothing...

      VAT: Electronic Books

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the Government's policy on the rate of value added tax charged on electronic books; and if he will make a statement.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what savings to the public purse his Department expects to make as a result of using the consumer prices index for the uprating of tax credits in (a)...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Alternative Vote: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2011, Official Report, column 340W, (a) when and (b) where he has met members of the campaign team supporting a yes vote...

    • BBC

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what recent meetings (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Office have had with the director-general of the BBC; and whether pensions were...

      Members: Conduct

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to bring forward proposals for electors in a constituency to recall their elected Member of Parliament.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the level of funding to be provided by her Department to the agricultural sector for the...

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she proposes to implement prohibitions on the use of wild animals in circuses.

      British Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with representatives of British Sugar.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of progress by the European Commission on publishing proposals for reform of the Common...

      Dairy Farming: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will introduce a mandatory code of practice highlighting best and worst practice in raw milk contracts.

      Dairy Farming: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward legislative proposals to make mandatory the use of written contracts between farmers and dairy...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff have left her Department's employ since May 2010.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff her Department employed at the latest date for which figures are...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff were employed by her Department in May 2010.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations her Department introduced between 30 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for which services provided by (a) her Department and (b) its associated public bodies interpreters provide services in a...

      Fairtrade Initiative: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for International Development on the proposal to introduce a 50%....

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the (a) EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and (b) her Norwegian...

      Fisheries: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely level of grants for the fishing fleet in the next four years.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which flood defence schemes under the improvement programme for 2011 to 2015 are being reviewed with a view to cancellation.

      Flood Control: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what expenditure her Department has incurred on West Cornwall Flood risk assets health and safety improvements; and if...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department has allocated to flood defence schemes in each year of the spending review period; and if she...

      Foot and Mouth Disease: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on border controls to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease into the UK from other countries where...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many acres of forest land the Forestry Commission owns in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) Oxford West and Abingdon...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates she has met Ministers in the Scottish Government to discuss the operation of the Forestry Commission since May 2010.

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of Forestry Commission woodlands has been sold since 2010.

      Forestry Commission: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals she has to sell Forestry Commission land holdings of each type.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the sale of land managed by the Forestry Commission in England in (a) West...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on protecting threatened or endangered species in forests in England owned by (a) the Forestry...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many hectares of Forestry Commission land have been put up for sale in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales,...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the standing volume of wood supplies entering the market from the public forest estate in England was in each year since...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the sale of woodland leased to the Forestry Commission.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her proposed guarantee of continued certification of any woodland transferred from the public forest estate will be...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of established conifer plantations owned and managed by the Forestry Commission provide access opportunities...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many acres of woodland or forest in (a) England, (b) Staffordshire and (c) Stafford constituency were sold by (i) the...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition of ancient is used in her Department's consultation paper on forestry.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to put in place arrangements to protect access rights to community woodland which is leased to the Forestry...

      Forests: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many access permits have been granted in respect of (a) ponies and traps and (b) horses by the Forestry Commission for...

      Forests: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, column 706W, on land: Christchurch, how the book value of...

      Forests: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on ensuring that approved cycling clubs and organisers retain present levels of access to land managed by...

      Forests: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to designate (a) Dalby, (b) Cropton Forest and (c) Kielder Forest as protected Heritage Forests.

      Forests: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what ancient woodland in Sherwood constituency is owned by the Forestry Commission.

      Forests: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will ensure that the Forestry Commission publishes its recent reports on specific woodlands in Sherwood constituency.

      Forests: Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the (a) volume of timber (i) of each species and (ii) from each forest in the...

      Forests: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effects on the levels of disease among the tree population of the implementation...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the information supplied to her under EC Regulation 1946/2003 by Oxitec prior to...

      Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the required conditions are for a cold weather ban on shooting; and what consultation takes place with representatives...

      Hill Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps she has taken to support hill farmers.

      Industrial Health and Safety: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to the public purse is of the Lower Axe area health and safety improvements to structures.

      Irish Sea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made on co-operation with the Irish government on monitoring pollution in the Irish Sea.

      Irish Sea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many pollution incidents involving discharges above 0.01 tonnes there have been in the Irish Sea since 28 July...

      Irish Sea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) location and (b) size is of each type of armament dump identified in the Irish Sea.

      Irish Sea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many radioactive pollution incidents of each type in the Irish Sea have been recorded in each of the last 30 years.

      Irish Sea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the quantity of (a) synthetic chemicals, (b) mercury, (c) cadmium, (d) lead, (e) zinc,...

      Irish Sea: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2011, Official Report, columns 847-8W, what the (a) date and (b) location was of...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish her Department's response to the report of the Advisory Group on Responsibility and Cost Sharing...

      Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what basis her Department consulted the Duchy of Cornwall on the proposals for the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009; and...

      Meat: Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the proposals from the European Parliament for meat from animals slaughtered without...

      Milk: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the proposals of the EU Commission to enhance the collective bargaining power of dairy farmers in...

      Mining: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to compensate communities for the environmental impact of aggregate extraction.

      Moorland Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she last met representatives of the Moorland Association.

      New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on permitting the Forestry Commission to introduce car parking charges in the New Forest; and...

      Rivers: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Environment Agency is taking to tackle over-abstraction from the river (a) Dart, (b) Teign, (c) Yealme,...

      Rural Areas: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many rural businesses her Department has assisted in Maidstone and the Weald constituency in each of the last five years;...

      Rural Areas: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what sources of (a) Government and (b) EU funding are available to (i) farmers, (ii) rural villages, (iii) rural...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has undertaken any research on the effects of tributyl tin from the hulls of ships on the marine...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will place in the Library the latest dataset from the central database on marine pollution held by the Environment Agency.

      Special Areas of Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the European Commission since June 2010 on the evidence and advice contained...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department is considering placing obligations on future owners, leaseholders or managers of woodland owned by the...

      Steart Coastal Management Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to the public purse is of the Steart coastal management project.

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of the effects of recent weather conditions on the viability of the sugar beet industry.

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she has set to establish a groceries code adjudicator to monitor and enforce the groceries supply code of practice.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what account she has taken of the Compact between the Government and Civil Society in policy development.

      Uplands: Game

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of (a) the effectiveness of management of upland areas for game and (b) its...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether she has assessed the effects on each income decile of the population of the introduction of compulsory water...

      Wild Ducks: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many licences to cull ruddy ducks were issued in each of the last three years; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Wild Ducks: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the ruddy duck cull.

      Wild Ducks: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to continue the ruddy duck cull until the population is eradicated.

  • Defence

    • 3M Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts his Department has awarded to 3M Health Care and its subsidiaries since 2007; and if he will make a statement.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on decompression of employees who had served in Afghanistan in each year since 2002.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel (a) in total and (b) who have served in Afghanistan have been through decompression in each year since 2002.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which RAF bases are designated as emergency landing sites for the US Space Shuttle; (2) what agreement he has reached with the US Administration...

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2011, Official Report, column 455W, on military bases, if he will list the occasions on which hon. Members have...

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2011, Official Report, column 25W, on Air Force: military bases, at which RAF bases work classified as...

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2011, Official Report, column 382W, on the Air Force: military bases, to whom the annual land cost is payable in...

      Air Force: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria were used to select the Royal Air Force trainee pilots to be made redundant.

      Air Force: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, columns 815-22W, on armed forces: redundancies, what proportion of the trainee Royal Air...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people living in (a) Glasgow South West constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK are in receipt of a (i) war pension and (ii) payment from...

      Blue Force Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Ministry of Defence Police on Blue Force Property and Blue Force Services.

      Bomber Command: War Memorials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of the lapse of the value added tax exemption for memorials on the...

      Bowman Combat Radio System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on the Bowman programme; and what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that programme.

      Defence: Satellite Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to increase the UK's unilateral access to satellite imagery for defence purposes.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to his Department was of staff on fixed-term (a) appointments and (b) contracts in (i) April 2010 and (ii) each subsequent month.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average annual salary was of people on fixed-term contracts in his Department in (a) April 2010 and (b) each subsequent month.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has provided Barnett consequential funding to any of the devolved administrations in (a) 2010-11 to date and (b) each of the...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what regulations his Department has removed since 6 May 2010.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what regulations his Department introduced between 19 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects of the reduction in size of his Department's Police Divisional Support Groups on his Department's ability to...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number and proportion of veterans resident in each region.

      Ex-servicemen: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces veterans have served a prison sentence in a civilian prison in each of the last five years.

      France: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress he has made on bilateral defence co-operation with France; and if he will make a statement.

      HMS Ark Royal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any disposal arrangements for HMS Ark Royal have yet been made.

      Low Flying: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many payments of compensation in respect of low flying have been made to recipients in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) Scotland in each of the last...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what formal engagement his Department and the armed forces have with their counterparts in (a) Egypt, (b) Bahrain and (c) Indonesia.

      MRSA: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps he is taking to allow the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's product BacLite, for screening against the MRSA bacterium, to be...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at which (a) locations and (b) facilities the planned deferral of £1 billion from future spending on infrastructure for the Trident replacement...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department budgeted for the Trident replacement concept phase at its outset, including on submarine design, propulsion and the common...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department has allocated to spend on the Trident replacement programme in the assessment phase prior to main gate; (2) what the...

      RAF Welford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse is of the security enhancement to the US base at RAF Welford; and from which budget such expenditure was drawn.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which unmanned aerial vehicles comply with the Rules of the Air (R307) in non-segregated airspace.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what procedures are in place for aborting the flight of unmanned aerial vehicles in (a) UK non-segregated airspace, (b) UK segregated airspace...

      USA: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is responsible for bearing the cost of each development on a US base in the UK.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Navy ships are deployed on operations at sea; where each is deployed; and what the purpose is of each such deployment.

      World War II: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2010, Official Report, column 661W, if he will bring forward proposals to award those who served in Bomber Command...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to respond to question (a) 36375 and (b) 36579, on defence equipment, tabled on 24 January for named day answer on 27 January.

  • Home Department

    • Anorexia: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take in relation to websites that promote attitudes that encourage the development of anorexia in children and young...

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) were granted in Coventry in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; and what the most common reason for...

      Association of Chief Police Officers: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 664W, on police: freedom of information, for what reasons the Association...

      Cabinet Office: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations she has received from members of the public via the Your Freedom website; and how many such representations were for...

      Cannabis: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the levels of long-term usage of cannabis; what drug classification has been applied to cannabis in each of the...

      Counter-terrorism: Plea Bargaining

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will institute a review of the use of plea bargaining arrangements in counter-terrorism cases; and if she will make a statement.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with representatives of police authorities on the effects of funding allocations on the capacity of...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of (a) long-term crime rates and (b) long-term fear of crime rates.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to transferring the work of the Criminal Records Bureau to the private sector.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) women and (b) men were (i) arrested for and (ii) convicted of offences of domestic violence in the last three years for which...

      Driving: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers are open to the police to take immediate action to prevent a motorist from driving in situations where a person's age or...

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions the effects of trends in youth unemployment on future levels of cocaine use.

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to establish a maximum fine for an offence of unintentional interception greater than that proposed in...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the merits of introducing mandatory breach notifications to inform individuals when their communications have been...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to ensure the transparency of the work of the Interception of Communications Commissioner in relation to...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to demonstrate the independence of the Interception of Communications Commissioner under her proposals to amend...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the potential for duplication of investigation functions between the Office of the Information Commissioner and the...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her proposals to amend the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 include the creation of a commissioner to investigate...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with representatives of ACPO on the effects of the proposed closure of the Forensic Science Service on...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women have reported being stalked or harassed to the police in England and Wales in each year since 1998.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made on tackling organised gangs involved in trafficking children into the UK in the last 12 months.

      Human Trafficking: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has had recent discussions with representatives of (a) the Football Association and (b) FIFA on the trafficking of minors into...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on measures to break links between temporary immigration routes and permanent settlement.

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made on reform of late-night licensing laws.

      Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were reported as missing in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those reported as missing have subsequently...

      Missing People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent co-operation there has been with police forces in (a) Europe and (b) the US to determine whether people who are reported as...

      Passport Office: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the future of the passport office in Liverpool; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account she has taken of the differing sizes of police force areas in her proposals for introduction of police and crime commissioners.

      Police: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers are assigned to duties in Halifax.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each police force spent on (a) police overtime and (b) special priority payments in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to introduce greater flexibility into police recruitment.

      Public Reading Stage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of her Office will be working on (a) the introduction of a public reading stage for Bills and (b) the introduction of a...

      Stop and Search: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) stop and account and (b) stop and searches were undertaken in the Metropolitan police force area in each of the last three years.

      Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families have been detained in the family rooms at Tinsley house immigration removal centre (IRC) since 16 December 2010; and in how...

      War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the number of war crimes suspects living in the UK.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure that budgets for youth offending and crime prevention services are protected in the light of...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to protect local green belts from inappropriate development.

    • Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on the provisions of Planning and Policy Guidance 2-Green Belts; and if he will make...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the granting of planning permission under the very special circumstances provisions of Planning and Policy Guidance...

      Voluntary Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the community and voluntary sector of reductions in levels of Government...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to reduce the number of non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to establish flexible local procurement processes.

      Local Authority Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the likely change in the provision of services by local authorities as a result of...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects of his proposals for the 2011-15 Affordable Homes Programme on the supply of...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of the 2011-15 Affordable Homes Programme on (a) the supply of...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the affordability for prospective tenants of the proposed affordable rented lettings...

      Audit Commission: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the monetary value was of the Audit Commission's lost deposits held in Icelandic banks; what the estimated monetary value...

      Audit Commission: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments the Audit Commission has made to the Community Business Consultancy to date; what the hourly or daily rate was for...

      Audit Commission: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the monetary value of the (a) basic pay, (b) bonus, (c) pension contribution, (d) hotel costs in London, (e) travel...

      Citizenship Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to commission the next Citizenship Survey.

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011, Official Report, columns 207-8W, on community development, what funds his Department...

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011, Official Report, columns 207-8W, on community development, whether his Department...

      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 February 2011, Official Report, column 743W, on departmental...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what single tender contracts his Department has awarded since his appointment; and what the monetary value is of each contract...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on research and policy reports commissioned before May 2010 and which have not published.

      Fire Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contingency plans are in place for private companies that enter administration whilst under contract to lease fire engines...

      Gardens: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals against refusals of consent for construction developments in gardens were allowed in the last 12 months for...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) homes and (b) households.

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to ensure that Housing Revenue Account receipts are ring-fenced following the introduction of...

      Local Government Finance: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much financial support was given to Milton Keynes council by the Government in each year since 1996-97.

      Local Government Finance: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the monetary value of proceeds from sales, fees and charges received by Peterborough City Council in 2009-10 was; what such...

      Local Government Finance: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the monetary value of financial reserves held by Peterborough City Council in 2010-11; and if he will...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account was taken of the planned increase in employees contributions in the local government pension scheme in the local...

      Local Government: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people who volunteered and (b) hours given by volunteers in local authorities...

      National Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanism his Department has put in place to measure perceptions of British values and identity.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers are available to local authorities who wish to revoke the conservation area status granted to particular areas.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance his Department plans to provide to small businesses to assist them with payment of their business rates.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of his decision to remove guidance to local authorities on the setting of parking...

      Schools: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effects on road safety of removing the requirement for school travel plans from...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social rented tenancies were available for reletting as social rented tenancies in each year since 2005; and what his...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average weekly rent was in each region for new lettings of (a) council tenancies and (b) housing association assured...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's estimate is of the average weekly rent for a (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more bedroom...

      Supermarkets: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the effects of successful planning approvals for large out-of-town shopping centres on small businesses.

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes were made to the allocation of the Supporting People Grant to local authorities between 2009-10 and 2010-11.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definition of presumption in sustainable development his Department uses.

      Vacant Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider the merits of reinstating the sequential approach to planning in order to protect greenfield sites.

  • Health

    • Ambulances: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of ambulances which failed MOT tests in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Blood Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the ability of people diagnosed with (a) sickle cell anaemia and (b) thalassaemia to access the welfare...

      Blood: CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to bring into use the blood test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease developed by the Medical Research Council Prion...

      Cancer Drugs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which non-drug technologies will be recognised in the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Cancer Drugs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each strategic health authority area have applied for funds from the interim Cancer Drugs Fund (a) in total and (b) for selective...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has received any evidence that the cancer drugs fund has been used to fund anything other than cancer drugs; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of care homes in each region which do not meet the national minimum standards of care.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the effectiveness of the coordination of the systems which carers use to look after the finances and wellbeing of the disabled people...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the RelyOn prion inactivator has been tested and cleared for use as an adjunct to disinfection; whether his Department has recommended RelyOn use...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which official committees are to advise the Government directly or indirectly on variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease following the dissolution of the...

      Clinical Physiologists: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect which the statutory regulation of clinical physiologists would have on safe and effective practice.

      Diabetes: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children in the Brighton and Hove primary care trust use an insulin pump.

      Diabetes: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the Brighton and Hove primary care trust area have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

      Dichloromethane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of (a) injuries and (b) fatalities attributed to the use of products containing dichloromethane in...

      Donors: Bexleyheath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of (a) blood and (b) organ donors registered in the London Borough of Bexley.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, column 612W, on NHS rehabilitation, what the equivalent figures are for (a) 2004-05 and...

      Drugs: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his Department's policy is on the use of unlicensed medicines that do not demonstrate any additional clinical benefits for patients in a...

      Drugs: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the quantity of pharmaceutical products disposed of unused by the NHS as a result of them reaching their expiry date in the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the attendance list was for his Department's event for GP pathfinders held on 26 January 2011; and with which organisation each attendee is affiliated.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many newly-established GP commissioning consortia are commissioning health care; and how many he expects to be doing so by (a) April 2011 and (b)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department has (a) sought and (b) received on the effects of GP commissioning on hospitals.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what timetable funds will be allocated to GP commissioning fund holders by the NHS Commissioning Board.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements he plans to put in place for GP commissioning fund holders to carry over financial surpluses (a) in each financial period and (b) at...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what level of autonomy over what time period GP commissioning fund holders will have over investment decisions; (2) what his policy is on the...

      General Practitioners: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GP commissioning consortia will be defined as public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to consult on the regulation of healthcare professionals.

      Health Services: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel in advising on the proposed closure of local health services.

      Health Services: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has for consultations on decisions to close local health services.

      Health Services: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which bodies that will provide NHS services under his proposals for NHS reform will be covered by the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      HealthWatch England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been allocated to the Care Quality Commission to fund National Healthwatch in each of the next four years.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what systems he plans to put in place to ensure that consistency of specialist care for heart patients is maintained.

      Herbal Medicine: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken on the regulation of herbal practitioners; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider reallocating to children's hospices the remaining £11 million of the £30 million fund made available in 2010-11 for...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of patients admitted to hospital in (a) Devon and (b) England who are medically fit for discharge that spend...

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to prevent NHS employers from reducing the standard amount of protected time hospital consultants have per week for supporting...

      Hospitals: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people who volunteered and (b) hours given by volunteers in NHS hospitals in the latest period for which...

      Human Papilloma Virus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to publicise the opportunity to receive the HPV vaccination during the catch-up programme.

      Incontinence: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the provision of incontinence pads to disabled people with incontinence.

      Mental Health Services: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds he plans to allocate to fund mental health assessments at courts and police stations as part of the planned National Diversion Service.

      Mental Health Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to introduce a mental health strategy for the South West.

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions officials in his Department have had with strategic health authorities on the number of student midwife places in the 2011-12 academic year.

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2011, Official Report, column 759W, on midwives: manpower, if he will publish the Strategic Health Authority reports...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives in each region (a) were in training in 2010-11 and (b) he expects to be in training in 2011-12.

      MRSA: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methods of screening against the MRSA bacterium hospitals use; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of such methods; and if he will make...

      National Innovation Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future funding of the NHS National Innovation Centre.

      National Lung Cancer Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has made an assessment of the preliminary findings of the National Lung Cancer Audit; and if he will make a statement; (2) when he plans...

      National Lung Cancer Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contribution he expects the National Lung Cancer Audit to make to the NHS Outcomes Framework; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Commissioning Board: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the NHS Commissioning Board to engage with (a) the British Heart Foundation and (b) other voluntary sector organisations.

      NHS Outcomes Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to review the NHS Outcomes Framework.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral evidence given by the chief executive of the NHS to the Public Accounts Committee on 25 January 2011, Q88, if he will publish the...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency intends to publish its final report on its review of regulatory arrangements for unlicensed...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency intends to publish its response to public consultation (MLX 365) on measures to strengthen...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the report by the Ministerial Industry Strategy Group on earlier access to medicines, when he intends to make a decision on whether the...

      NHS: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on litigation proceedings in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treatment carried out by the private sector on behalf of the NHS in the latest period for which...

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change in measurable productivity in the national health service was in each year between 1997-98 and 2009-10.

      NHS: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on multi-disciplinary and multi-agency involvement in commissioning under his proposals for NHS reform.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between activity levels and obesity in the last five years.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans for a change to the tariff for metabolic surgery; and if he will make a statement.

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that appropriate information and support is available to ensure that patient preferences for decision-making...

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that the NHS Commissioning Board and GP consortia demonstrate patient and carer involvement in service (a)...

      Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) predicted and (b) observed prescribed number of defined daily doses of treatment for post-menopausal osteoporosis was in each primary care...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the provision of respite care for families of (a) profoundly mentally ill people and (b) physically ill people over the...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) Northern Ireland Executive, (b) Scottish Executive and (c) Welsh Assembly...

      Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) operations performed by and (b) minimum payment guarantees issued to each independent treatment centre in...

  • International Development

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken to ensure appropriate scrutiny of the recently announced increase in aid to Burma to reduce the risk of...

    • Central America: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department provides to projects in central America with which the charity Casa Alianza is involved.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much debt cancellation for the Democratic Republic of Congo has contributed to UK Official Development Assistance in the latest...

      Departmental Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for which services provided by (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies interpreters provide services in a language or...

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what account he has taken of the Compact between the Government and Civil Society in policy development.

      Gaza: Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has made to the government of Israel on the supply of electricity to Gaza and its effect on essential...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking together with other countries to improve the delivery of international aid.

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department requires microfinance initiatives to which it contributes funding to produce a strategic plan outlining how the...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to which profit-making microfinance organisations his Department provides funding; and what level of support has been provided to each...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department has provided for microfinance initiatives in (a) Eastern and Southern Africa, (b) West and Central...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) performance and (b) client protection requirements his Department places on recipients of financing provided to apex funds...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department provides for graduation programmes; and what proportion such support represents of his Department's total...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) client protection measures and (b) monitoring of effects on poverty levels requirements his Department puts upon...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures his Department uses to evaluate the effect of its support to microfinance programmes on the movement of microfinance...

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria his Department uses to determine which microfinance organisations receive funding from his Department.

      Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department's funding for microfinance projects is co-ordinated with other policies for the purposes of encouraging an...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will review the allocation of funding provided by the previous administration through his Department to UK-based non-governmental...

      Pakistan: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the 2010 floods in Pakistan who are yet to receive aid.

      Palestinians: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of Palestinians who left the Gaza Strip in October 2010 to enter (a) Israel, (b) Egypt, (c)...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip treated for medical conditions in Israeli hospitals since 1...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of exit permits Israel issued to Palestinians from the Gaza Strip in October 2010 to enable...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding the EU provided to coexistence projects between Israelis and Palestinians in 2010; and what proportion of EU aid to...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided to the Palestinian Facility for new market development since April 2008.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to provide financial support to the Palestinian Facility for new market development in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what reports he has received on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip since July 2010; (2) what reports he has received...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to support the Big Society initiative.

      Togo: Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much debt cancellation for Togo has contributed to UK Official Development Assistance in the latest period in which figures are...

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to support the new UN Women Agency; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much of his Department's counter-terrorism budget is allocated to Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the proportion of his Department's expenditure on (a) counter-narcotics and (b) rule of law...

      BBC World Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the likely savings to accrue from the BBC World Service ceasing all radio broadcasting in the (a)...

      BBC World Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many representations on the planned changes to BBC World Service funding have been received (a) by his Department and (b)...

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on (a) the number of Burundian opposition leaders in exile and (b)...

      Burundi: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to support the post-conflict reconstruction process in Burundi in respect of opportunities for...

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government was represented at the inaugural meeting of high-level policy planners from member states at the Council...

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's priorities are for the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from November...

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner has met (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his...

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the Government's contributions to the Council of Europe and its related institutions in each of the...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of his Department's programme expenditure on counter-terrorism measures in real terms in each year...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011, Official Report, column 156W, on departmental pay, if he will provide the...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what regulations his Department introduced between 18 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who in his Department is responsible for long-term planning and strategy on Middle East policy.

      Developing Countries: Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding his Department has allocated to its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender programme in 2010-11; and how many...

      Egypt: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact Ministers and officials of his Department have had with the Government of Egypt since the parliamentary elections...

      Egypt: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the recent use by the Government of Egypt of military list equipment sold to it by UK companies; and if he...

      Egypt: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent change of government in Egypt on the Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement;...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has prepared a policy to deal with any assumption of power by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the likely effect on Egypt-Israel relations of the efforts by the Government of Egypt to open...

      Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the merits of appointing honorary consuls in capitals where there is no UK diplomatic representation.

      European Union Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the administrative costs to his Department of preparing the European Union Bill.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's budget for human rights training and associated programmes will be in each year of the Comprehensive...

      India: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to establish intelligence exchange with officials in the Indian government.

      Indonesia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to support (a) inter-faith dialogue and (b) the efforts of Muslim civil society...

      Indonesia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to raise the recent violent attacks on Ahmadiyyas and Christians in Indonesia with the...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the monetary value and number of EU-funded projects demolished by Israeli Defence Forces in the...

      Middle East: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department provided to coexistence projects between Israelis and Palestinians in 2010; and what proportion...

      Middle East: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding the EU provided to aid and promote joint business initiatives between Israelis and Palestinians in 2010; and...

      Nigeria: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of money scams emanating from Nigeria.

      North Korea: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) US and (b) South Korean counterparts on the response to attacks by North Korea...

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Israel on the building of illegal settlements.

      Pakistan: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the death of Salmaan Taseer.

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage greater political stability in Pakistan following the death of Salman Taseer.

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) technical and (b) military assistance his Department is providing to the Government of Pakistan.

      Palestinians: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department provided to the European Union Police Mission in the Palestinian territories in connection with...

      Palestinians: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials sponsored by his Department participated in the European Union Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories...

      Palestinians: Security Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department plans to provide to assist the US Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian...

      Palestinians: Security Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British officials assisted the US Security Coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Territories in the training of...

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote the development of free and independent media in (a) Russia, (b) China, (c)...

      Southern Africa: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to take steps to increase his Department's monitoring of human rights abuses in southern Africa.

      Thailand: Cambodia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will have discussions with his Thai and Cambodian counterparts on resolving disputed border area territories through...

      Tunisia: EU Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his Italian counterpart the potential effects of the number of Tunisian migrants arriving in Italy on...

      Union for the Mediterranean: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the Government have made to the Union of the Mediterranean since its creation.

      Zimbabwe: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons the EU lifted restrictions on 35 people formerly affected by asset freezes and visa bans in Zimbabwe.

  • Transport

    • Air Routes: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he has discussed with BMI the future of the Glasgow to London Heathrow route; (2) what discussions he has had with BAA on the future of...

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of (a) airlines and (b) pilots since May 2010.

      Aviation: Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of British holiday-makers in each of the next two years who would (a) be eligible to claim within the...

      Aviation: Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the maximum amount of time airline pilots should be expected to fly in one day.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects of pilot fatigue on flight safety.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on flight time limitations for pilots; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the European Aviation Safety Agency on the Notice of Proposed Amendment to flight time limitations.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what implications the implementation of the provisions of the European Union Bill will have for the transfer of authority over flight time limitations...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he intends to respond to the European Aviation Safety Agency's Notice of Proposed Amendment for flight time limitations; (2) what...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had at the Council of Ministers level on (a) the European Aviation Safety Agency and (b) flight time limitations.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that air crew representatives are members of each airport security committee.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on membership of airport security committees for air crew representatives.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the effects of pilot fatigue on flight safety.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on flight time limitations for pilots.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on safety of replacing the Civil Aviation Authority's CAP371 Flight Time Limitations with the European...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the European Aviation Safety Agency on the Notice of Proposed Amendment to Flight Time...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on pilot fatigue in the last 10 years.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to support the development of the bioethanol sector.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment his Department (a) has made and (b) plans to make of likely alterations to (i) rural and (ii) other bus services arising from...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account he has taken of the Compact between the Government and Civil Society in policy development.

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people who drive without insurance.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new ultra low-emission vehicles were registered in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many electric car charging points were operational in each region of England on the most recent date for which figures are available and what...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2011, Official Report, column 825W, on Heathrow airport, what government policies would be taken into account as...

      Lorries: Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency provides to GPs on the identification of obstructive sleep apnoea for drivers of large commercial...

      M54: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much was spent on installing traffic lights at Junction 2 of the M54 (Coven Heath); (2) how many accidents have occurred at Junction 2 of...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to continue the provision of financial incentives for the purchase of ultra-low carbon cars following the end of funding for the...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the technological innovation and research undertaken by Network Rail since its inception.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the proposed connecting line between High Speed 1 and High Speed 2 is intended for use by continental-sized freight trains.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what response he plans to make to representations from the public on the level of rail fares.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2011, Official Report, columns 41-2W, on South Eastern Trains, and with reference to the answer of 4 November...

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to hold to account rail franchisees who did not meet performance objectives during recent periods of severe weather.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of delay minutes on Southeastern Railway services were attributed to (a) Network Rail, (b) Southeastern Railway and (c)...

      Rescue Services: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the Liverpool Coastguard Station was not included in the first draft consultation on the future of the Marine and Coastguard Agency;...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what his most recent estimate is of levels of grit supplies held by (a) the Highways Agency and (b) local authorities; (2) what his most...

      Shipping: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many ship-to-ship oil transfers were recorded in each year from 2006 to 2010; (2) how many ships gave notice of ship-to-ship oil transfers...

      Sustainable Transport Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) names and (b) relevant experience is of the group of independent advisors who will form part of the assessment process for bids to the...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, columns 675-76W, on taxis licensing, who is responsible for taxi licensing in London; and...

      Transport: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings on what dates since June 2010 (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had at which winter resilience was discussed; and if he...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2011, Official Report, column 420W, on the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, how many items...

    • Child Support: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been made in respect of the (a) Child Support Agency and (b) Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to review the calculation used by the Child Support Agency to determine levels of child maintenance entitlement.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission's plans to create a single system of child support.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the proposals in the Green Paper, Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility, what support he plans to provide...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding over what period he plans to provide for parents to receive help from trained, impartial advisers on child maintenance arrangements.

      Comprehensive Spending Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of savings his Department will make across the comprehensive spending review that will be retained...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the make and model is of each Government Car Service car used by his Department since May 2010; and which Minister used each one.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the likely effects on the staffing levels (a) in each of his Department's offices in Glasgow and (b) of each service...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the personal independence payment will include an allowance for mobility requirements; and if he will make a statement.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Hartlepool constituency receive the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency receiving disability living allowance have had their payments (a) reduced and (b)...

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that people living in care homes can access appropriate and affordable transport to participate in activities...

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2010, Official Report, column 258W, on disability living allowance: care homes, when he plans to publish...

      Disability Living Allowance: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Dartford constituency receiving disability living allowance have had their payments (a) reduced and (b) increased upon...

      Disability Living Allowance: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many veterans receive (a) disability living allowance and (b) the low care component of disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for the mobility component of disability living allowance have been made by residents of care homes in Wrexham...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department plans to provide to contracted providers of the mandatory work activity programme on (a) tailoring activities to...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made for planning purposes of the expected level of unemployment at the time of the introduction of the Work...

      Employment Schemes: Derelict land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the Work Programme on former coalfield communities.

      Employment Schemes: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average unit cost will be per participant for each of the different payment groups on the Work Programme.

      Employment: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps his Department has taken to assist young people in Coventry into employment.

      Health and Safety Executive: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people the Health and Safety Executive employed in each region in each of the last 10 years; and what estimate he has made of levels...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of tenants in social housing likely to claim housing benefit if rents for new tenants are let at 80...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of social housing rental income supported by housing benefit (a) at current rent levels and (b)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average reduction in housing benefit for tenants of social-rented housing who are deemed to be under-occupying...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of working age households in receipt of housing benefit that are deemed to be under-occupying their...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households in receipt of housing benefit in social rented accommodation where the claimant is (a)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedroom, (c) three bedroom, (d) four bedroom and (e) five bedroom or...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedroom, (c) three bedroom, (d) four bedroom and (e) five bedroom or...

      Immigrants: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he was consulted on the Positions on the rights of migrants in an irregular situation Position Paper (CommDH/PositionPaper(2010)5),...

      Independent Living Fund: Wrexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications have been (a) made to and (b) granted by the Independent Living Fund in Wrexham constituency in each of the last five...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many prosecutions have been brought by the Health and Safety Executive for breaches of health and safety law in each region in the last 10...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive on its policy on the prosecution of firms in the construction industry...

      Jobcentre Plus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job centres in Scotland he expects to close in each of the next five years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for collaboration between job centres and voluntary organisations.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job centres were closed during the 2008 job centre closure programme; and what the planned number of such closures was at the start of...

      Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, columns 627-8W, on marriage, whether the steps taken to mark Marriage Week apply...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to respond to questions 34378, 34379 and 34380, on the work capability assessment, tabled on 13 January 2011 for answer on 17 January.

      Payroll

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees were enrolled in payroll giving in each year of its operation; and how many payroll givers there were in each such year.

      Pensioners: Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2011, Official Report, column 148W, on Age UK, whether his Department is considering interim arrangements...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the level of operating surplus or deficit in each of the factories operated by Remploy in 2010-11.

      Remploy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the salaries of Remploy staff; and if he will make a statement.

      Remploy: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will ensure discussions take place between his Department and the recognised trade unions prior to the issuing of any redundancy notices...

      Social Fund: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Social Fund (a) budgeting loans, (b) crisis loans and (c) community care grants for the purpose of buying television sets over the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of tapering income for universal credit from (a) widows' pensions, (b) all private pensions and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of increasing the savings limit for the receipt of universal credit to £20,000.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of exempting from the £16,000 saving limit for universal credit people who are (a) in work...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of introducing into universal credit an earnings disregard for second earners in a couple of (a)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the (a) cost and (b) savings to the Exchequer of setting the universal credit taper at (i) 50 per cent., (ii) 55 per...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of introducing into the universal credit an earnings disregard for single people of (a)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of increasing the household component of the couple disregard floor in universal credit from...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of increasing the household component of the lone parent disregard floor of universal credit from...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who are ineligible for benefits or tax credits who will be entitled to universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who are eligible to receive benefits or tax credits but are not claiming them who will...

      Social Security Benefits: Cumbernauld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the change in the amount of benefit payments to individuals in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure employment for disabled persons no longer eligible for benefits under proposed changes to eligibility criteria.

      Social Security Benefits: Hearing Impairment and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) profoundly deaf people and (b) people with learning difficulties who will be re-assessed...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have had their benefit entitlements (a) withdrawn and (b) reduced during the trial of the reassessments of customers...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department rural-proofed its decision to raise the state pension age for women.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has assessed whether his revised timetable for the increase in the state pension age for women is compliant with the Equalities Act 2010.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has conducted an equality impact assessment of his revised timetable for the increase in the state pension age for women.

      Unemployed People: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to provide co-ordinated volunteering opportunities for people who expect to become unemployed.

      Unemployed: Social Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the happiness and well-being levels of (a) recently unemployed and (b) long-term unemployed people.

      Unemployment Benefits: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those claiming out-of-work benefits are British sign language users.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new claimants he expects to receive universal credit in October 2013.

  • Cabinet Office

    • BBC: Central Office of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussion (a) he, (b) officials in his Department and (c) special advisers in his Department have had with the Director-General of the BBC on...

    • BBC: Central Office of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to answer Question 32583, tabled on 20 December 2010, on discussions with the BBC on material commissioned by the Central Office of...

      Big Society Bank

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to seek financial support from the financial services sectors in addition to dormant accounts to provide the initial capital base...

      Big Society Initiative

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what voluntary organisations the chief executive of the big society initiative has met as part of the development of that initiative.

      Big Society Initiative

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what contact (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with the Association of Chief Executives of voluntary organisations on the...

      Big Society Initiative

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what research his Department undertook on the big society initiative prior to its launch.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the average charitable donation per head in each socio-economic group in each of the last 10 years.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of funding received by UK charities was attributable to Government bodies in each of the last 10 years; and what estimate he has made of...

      Charities: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend charity law to allow greater support to local self-help groups staffed by volunteers.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in which 100 wards or Lower Super Output Areas the (a) highest and (b) lowest percentages of low birth weight babies occurred in the last period for...

      Citizenship

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent progress has been made on developing a National Citizen Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Community Development: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made in the establishment of community organisers in Leeds to date.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Giving Green Paper

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to implement proposals to support charitable giving in the Giving Green Paper.

      Investment: Israel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the monetary value was of foreign direct investment from Israel in each year since 2009.

      Lord Browne of Madingley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the role and responsibilities are of Lord Browne of Madingley on his Department's board; (2) what recent discussions Ministers and officials...

      Mutual Societies: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has allocated to financial support for (a) co-operatives, (b) mutual societies, (c) charities and (d) social enterprises in...

      Office for Civil Society: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the budget is for the Office for Civil Society.

      Public Opinion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what mechanism the Government use to assess issues raised by members of the public through the Your Freedom website (a) for regulatory burdens, (b)...

      Public Service: Contractors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with non-profit contractors on their potential contribution to the provision of public services.

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent progress the Red Tape Taskforce has made; and if he will make a statement.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) micro, (b) small and (c) medium-sized businesses in (i) Devon and (ii) England.

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of long-term trends in the number of (a) community social enterprises and (b) corporate social enterprises.

      Stress

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will assess the effects of trends in levels of work-related stress on participation in civic society.

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much has been allocated from the Transition Fund in the financial year 2010-11 to date; (2) whether he expects to reopen the opportunity for...

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office by what means charities were notified of the opening of the window for the submission of applications for the Transition Fund.

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department provided support to small charities for the process of making applications to the Transition Fund.

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to provide support for charities that work in sectors that do not qualify for the Transition Fund.

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on the geographic distribution of funds allocated through the Transition Fund.

      Transition Fund: Bexley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Transition Fund applications have been received from organisations in the London borough of Bexley.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress his Department has made on its Modernising Commissioning Green Paper.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what assessment he has made of the reason for trends in levels of participation by (a) unemployed people and (b) pensioners in informal...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has made an assessment of the effects of levels of volunteering on levels of civic skills.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what recent progress has been made on the Volunteering Infrastructure programme; and if he will make a statement; (2) what recent progress has...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has for the regional distribution of the proposed 5,000 community organisers.

      Voluntary Work: Public Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will assess the effect on levels of volunteering of reductions in public sector expenditure.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by how much he estimates carbon dioxide emissions from domestic properties will change as a result of the introduction of the Green Deal.

    • Carbon Emissions: Shipping and Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of UK carbon dioxide emissions he estimates are attributable to (a) shipping and (b) aviation.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) average height, (b) minimum required height and (c) maximum potential height of absorber towers...

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of his Department's adherence to each of the principles of good employment practice set out in the Cabinet...

      Departmental Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for which services provided by (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies interpreters provide services in a language or...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff have left his Department's employment since May 2010.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff his Department employed at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff were employed by his Department in May 2010.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what regulations his Department introduced between 18 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what regulations sponsored by his Department have been revoked since 7 December 2010.

      Electricity Generation: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the proposed changes to the electricity market on the ability of the UK to attract...

      Energy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what agreements on energy subsidy reform were reached at the European Council meeting in Brussels on 4 February 2011.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in what proportion of privately-owned homes valued (a) up to £100,000, (b) between £100,000 and £250,000, (c) between...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the merits of implementing a cap on the amount by which gas and electricity companies can increase...

      Fuel Oil: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to improve regulation of the domestic heating oil market.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many low-income households with children are classified as living in fuel poverty.

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress his Department made towards the Government's objective to reduce emissions from central Government offices by 10...

      Imports: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions embedded in imported products; what consideration he has given...

      Low Carbon Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the decision-making process is for the allocation of funding for the Low Carbon Innovation Fund announced in the comprehensive...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of companies worldwide currently constructing reactor vessels for use in new build nuclear...

      Open-cast Mining: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the level of competition in the open cast mining industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Power Stations: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the policing of energy infrastructure...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the introduction of the feed-in tariff scheme on energy prices in each of the five...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the decision to cap the feed-in tariff scheme in 2010/11 was taken; and what consultation process was undertaken before that...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the Renewables Obligation Certificate banding review; and when he expects the proposed consultation as...

      Smart Electricity Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the development of a smart electricity grid.

      Smart Electricity Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable his Department has set for the development of a smart electricity grid.

      Smart Electricity Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits for smart utility networking of allocating spectrum on a...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, column 546W, on solar power, (1) what definition his Department uses...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of the introduction of the feed-in tariff scheme on the manufacture of solar power products...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many megawatts of solar photovoltaic generating capacity have been installed since the launch of the feed-in tariff scheme on 1...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria he used in making the decision to extend the fast-track feed-in tariff review of solar farms to include all community...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the monetary value is of solar photovoltaic feed-in tariff payments made since 1 April 2010.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department published its 2010-11 projections of solar photovoltaics update under the feed-in tariff scheme; and in what format...

      Syngas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the commercial potential for using syngas for energy production in the UK.

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding mechanisms he plans to put in place to encourage investment in the marine renewables sector following the closure of the...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the £200 million allocated for the development of low-carbon technologies in the comprehensive spending review...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to encourage marine energy device manufacturers to locate in the UK.

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to implement the recommendations contained in the Marine Energy Action Plan published in March 2010.

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department plans to announce grant funding to the marine renewables sector in (a) 2011 and (b) 2012.

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the remainder of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund announced in the comprehensive spending review will be allocated to...

      Wind Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much subsidy was provided to wind power under the Non Fossil Fuels Obligation scheme; and what his Department's policy was on the...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what applications for consent have been made for offshore wind developments in the last two years; what objections have been made to...

      World War II: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to acknowledge the contribution made by miners during the Second World War.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on (a) first and (b) primary schools becoming academies.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools that have opted to convert to Academy status did so without prior consultation with (a) pupils, (b) parents and (c) staff since May...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether any Academy schools have had their revenue funding reduced in lieu of a sponsor's contribution; (2) which Academy schools have had their...

      Adoption: Peterborough City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were (a) available for permanent adoption and (b) adopted in the Peterborough city council local authority area in each year since...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to tackle child exploitation (a) domestically and (b) internationally.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what impact indicators for child protection his Department is using as part of its 2011-2015 Business Plan.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have class sizes of over 30 pupils in each local authority area.

      Classroom Assistants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to announce the allocation of the (a) workforce modernisation and (b) higher level teaching assistant grant for local authorities.

      College of Social Work: Social Care Institute for Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will investigate the use of funds allocated by his Department to the Social Care Institute for Excellence and the Interim Board of the College of...

      College of Social Work: Social Care Institute for Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what role he plans the Social Care Institute for Excellence to have in the operation of the College of Social Work.

      College of Social Work: UNISON

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions his Department had with other organisations before awarding Unison a contract for trade union services to the College of Social Work.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects his Department's review of the national curriculum to be completed.

      Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how long on average he spends managing expenses and allowances claims; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Photographs

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

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions his Department has provided embargoed media briefings prior to an oral statement to the House since 26 May 2010; in respect of...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff in his Department have been made redundant since May 2010; and how much it has spent on redundancy costs.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what regulations his Department has removed since 6 May 2010.

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) names and (b) salaries are of each senior civil servant who has (i) joined, (ii) moved posts within and (iii) left his Department since...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2011, Official Report, columns 292-3W, on social services: children, what audit work Ofsted performed after 23...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress his Department is making in developing an alternative to the education maintenance allowance.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an assessment of the cost to the public purse of terminating the education maintenance allowance (EMA), including (a) any penalty...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding has been allocated under each budget heading under his Department's Learner Support Services contract with Capita between 2009 and...

      Education: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the levels of (a) dedicated schools grant, (b) pupil premium funding and (c) funding for nursery provision...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the merits of increasing the range of subjects that would satisfy the humanities requirement of the English Baccalaureate to include...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which applications to become free schools have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much he plans to allocate to each free school to develop projects.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many proposals for free schools have been made in the Black Country.

      Further Education: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of students in further education were persistent absentees in each year since 2004.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average number of GCSE entries was per student reaching the end of school year 11 in maintained schools in academic year (a) 1996-97 and (b)...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which were the 100 lowest performing schools on the basis of proportion of students gaining five A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics in the...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children have achieved five A* to C GCSEs, including English and mathematics, in (a) England and (b) each local authority area in...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools achieved five A* to C GCSEs, including English and mathematics, for (a) under 20 per cent., (b) 20 to 30 per cent., (c) 30 to 35...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of students achieved five GCSE at grades A* to C or equivalent in each year from 1990 to 2010; and what proportion achieved these...

      GCSE: Religious Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils (a) were entered for GCSEs in religious education and (b) passed such examinations at grades A* to C in each year since 1997.

      Geography: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he intends to respond to Ofsted's report on geography in schools; and if he will publish his response.

      Holocaust Educational Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to encourage schools to participate in the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the average number of hours of foreign language teaching primary school children receive per week.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department provides for the teaching of modern foreign languages in primary schools.

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on dealing with children who run away from home.

      Outdoor Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the conclusions and recommendations of the report Outdoor Science by the Association for Science Education Outdoor Science Working Group.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials of his Department have been appointed to work on the internal review of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2010, Official Report, column 572W, on schools: health education, when he plans to publish the (a) terms of...

      Physical Education: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many GCSEs in physical education were (a) undertaken and (b) passed at grades A* to C in each year from 1995 to 2010.

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) women and (b) men have been appointed to public duties by his Department since May 2010.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much additional funding for schools in Nuneaton constituency he expects to be provided through the introduction of the proposed pupil premium.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

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

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the levels of attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals in (a) Wells constituency and (b) England; and if he will make a...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to reduce the burden of administration on schools in respect of disciplinary matters.

      Schools: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on school transport in North Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many schools have applied to the Local Authority Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education for permission to opt out of the...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of the services to be provided by the all-age careers service will be available (a) online, (b) via a helpline and (c) in the form...

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the incidence of (a) physical and (b) verbal abuse against child protection social workers.

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the average number of children on the case load of a child protection social worker; and if he will estimate the change in the size...

      Special Educational Needs: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to ensure adequate provision of special educational needs services in the transfer of schools to academy status.

      St Luke's School: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the (a) capital costs, (b) revenue costs and (c) number of additional pupil places arising from the decision to permit...

      Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to remove the requirement on head teachers to apply to the local authority Standing Advisory Council on Religious...

      Sure Start: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Sure Start places were provided in Ashfield constituency in 2009-10; and how many such places he expects to be provided in 2010-11.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of the qualified teacher status standards.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many members of the Teachers Pension Scheme there are.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assumptions he has made in respect of the dropout rate from the Teachers Pension Scheme attributable to (a) potential increases in contributions...

      Teachers: Pensions

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

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the Teachers Pension Scheme of the proposed indexation according to the consumer prices index (a)...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has developed a transition plan for the change from existing careers advice services to the new all-age careers advice service.

      Vocational Guidance: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to increase the training, professional development and skills of those who give careers advice in schools; and if he will make...

      Wirral Schools Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools have participated in the Wirral schools private finance initiative in the last five years; and what the names are of such schools.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the independent providers of bill...

    • Business: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of a smart electricity grid for business in the UK; (2)...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to promote low carbon technology exports.

      Carbon Emissions: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support the development of low-carbon technology in the North East.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many providers classified as outstanding who have been exempted from inspection for eight years will no longer receive direct...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff have left his Department's employment since May 2010.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff his Department employed on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff were employed by his Department in May 2010.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) setting up and (b) maintaining his Department's offices in the English regions in...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to locate the new regional offices of his Department in premises currently occupied by regional...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of establishing his Department's new regional offices.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of closing regional development agencies; and what proportion of such...

      Educational Maintenance Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects Student Finance England to reply to the constituent of the right hon. Member for Birkenhead, K D Bennett, on when...

      Employment: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to assist graduates in finding employment.

      Employment: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many graduates have secured a place through the Graduate Talent Pool since its inception; and how many such places were based...

      Employment: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future of the Graduate Talent Pool.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will take steps to encourage the (a) production and (b) distribution of environmental products in Redditch; (2)...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2011, Official Report, column 957W, on environment protection, what the dates of his...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what further steps he plans to take to complete the single market in the EU.

      Exports: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase the number of small and medium-sized enterprises which export to Israel; and if he will make...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2011, Official Report, column 387W, on the Green Investment Bank, what his definition is...

      Green Investment Bank: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what role the Green Investment Bank will have in (a) encouraging and (b) administering marine technology funding.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of the Government's funding proposals for tuition fees on the number...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what deadlines he has set for the submission and approval of access agreements with universities; and what assessment he has made...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with (a) Lord Browne of Madingley and (b) other members of his review team on his Department's...

      Higher Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average amount a postgraduate student will pay in university fees in academic year 2012-13; and...

      Higher Education: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Minister for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland on the implications for Northern...

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the research undertaken by the university of Bristol on performance at university of...

      Higher Education: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much income was generated from overseas students for universities in Wales in each of the last six years.

      Insolvency Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many company directors have been disqualified for (a) attempted concealment of assets or cases where assets have...

      Insolvency Service: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much and what proportion of the budget of the Insolvency Service was spent on (a) reviewing and (b) investigating D1...

      Insolvency: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of implementation of the proposals of the Jackson Review of civil litigation costs on...

      National Federation of SubPostmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the National Federation of...

      National Scholarship Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time students he estimates will receive assistance from the National Scholarship Fund in...

      One North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the quantity of assets held in land by One North East.

      Overseas Students: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has of the number of Israeli students studying in universities in (a) England and (b) Wales; what subject each...

      Post Office: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met the Managing Director of the Post Office since 30...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of retail outlets at which consumers can make cash payments for public utility services...

      Post Offices: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices have closed in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in each year since 1981.

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what plans he has to put in place statutory measures to regulate the purposes for which the Post Office Ltd is able to use...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that state funding of the Post Office will be audited on a regular basis by the National Audit...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many Post Office branches received state funding in the most recent year for which figures are available; (2) what the...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has notified the European Commission of its intention to make state funding available to the Post Office;...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of Post Office branches which will not make a profit in 2014-15.

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Post Office branches did not make a profit in the last financial year for which figures are available; and how many of...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how the money allocated by his Department to the Post Office in respect of (a) network modernisation, (b) technology, (c)...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from independent and third sector organisations on the funding for the Post Office announced...

      Postal Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he is taking steps to ensure that red post boxes with the Royal insignia are retained within any proposed changes that...

      Pupils: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the access performance indicators referred to in his Department's Guidance to the Director of Fair Access will include...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will bring forward proposals to enable regional development agencies to guarantee the payment of grants for regional...

      Research: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what correspondence he has received from the (a) private and (b) voluntary sector on future sponsorship of the R&D Scoreboard.

      Skills and Jobs Retention Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2011, Official Report, column 96W, on the Skills and Jobs Retention Group, what the name is...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what definition of a (a) micro, (b) small and (c) medium-sized business his Department uses.

      Small Businesses: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress he has made on discussions with banks on increasing levels of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (a) at...

      Small Businesses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist small businesses with recruiting and maintaining their workforce.

      Social Security Benefits: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2011, Official Report, column 912W, on social security benefits: advisory services, what...

      South East of England Development Agency: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) size and (b) monetary value of land assets held by the South East of England Development...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to make an announcement on the Government's space policy.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what arrangements are in place to recover domestic student loan repayments from graduates living and working overseas; and what...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress he has made on proposals to introduce an early repayment levy for those repaying student loans early; and if he...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps the Government have taken to provide financial assistance to those entering further education.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of graduates resident in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London who have not made any...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the policy of the Student Loans Company is on arrangements for practising Muslim students to pay interest on student loans.

  • House of Lords

    • Africa: Landmines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to help clear all landmines laid during World War II in north Africa.

    • Agriculture: Livestock Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the case for seeking changes to World Trade Organisation policies to protect British farmers from competition from countries that have...

      Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for working with the relevant national and international organisations to improve the experience of air travellers from check-in to exit from...

      Airports: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will give for the proposed expansion of Birmingham Airport.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice is given to universities about policy and practice to tackle anti-Semitism and hate speech on higher education campuses.

      Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken since the National Audit Office report Service Families Accommodation of March 2009 to raise the standard of service accommodation. To...

      Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the Armed Forces home ownership scheme to ex-service personnel.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with BAE Systems about the capabilities of a navalised version of the Eurofighter Typhoon which it is offering to India; and whether...

      Armed Forces: Royal Marines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on recruiting for the Royal Marines in each of the last five years; how much they propose to spend on recruitment in each of the next five...

      Armed Forces: Under-18s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people under 18 are serving in the regular armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Under-18s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people under 18 serving in the regular Armed Forces were "looked-after" children (a) when they enlisted, and (b) at any time before they enlisted.

      Armed Forces: Under-18s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people serving in the regular Armed Forces who enlisted before they reached the age of 18 have been permitted to leave before reaching the end of the...

      Armed Forces: Under-18s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people serving in the regular armed forces who enlisted before they reached the age of 18 have been refused permission to leave before reaching the end of...

      Asylum Seekers: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of all notifications to agencies providing services to refugees and asylum seekers of cuts in the grants...

      Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the cost of abolishing air passenger duty for visitors to each of the British overseas territories. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider commissioning an independent report into the Bank of England's approach to and accuracy in inflation forecasting.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the loss of value of the Bank of England's Asset Purchase Fund over the six months to the end of January 2011.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to promote London as a centre for issuing and investing in bank contingent convertible capital notes.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will assess the success of their proposals for reduced bank bonuses from levels that would otherwise have been paid in the absence of the latter figure.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Bank of England has been consulted by HM Treasury about the negotiations with the banks over Project Merlin.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of Project Merlin, they intend to set volume production targets for other commercial sectors of the economy.

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 15 December 2010 (WA 182-3), what is the total amount unclaimed by depositors with balances above £50,000 in...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether to adopt the rescue procedure set out in Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will appoint the governing board of the Green Investment Bank; and how.

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce measures to cap excessive interest charged on unsecured loans, including "payday loans".

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effect of the Basel Committee's proposals for a net stable funding requirement and a liquidity coverage ratio on lending to small...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 February (Official Report, col. 1303), whether the statement that they intend to ensure that banks "lend, materially...

      Barnett Formula

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the populations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales used to calculate amounts under the Barnett formula; how often the figures are updated;...

      Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they gave to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council in each of the last three years; and what conditions they attached to the funding.

      Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who the chairman of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what his or her...

      Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the chairman of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council was selected; by whom; what process was followed in his or her selection; where the...

      Bribery Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces and staff at the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the terms of reference of the Stern Review on the economics of climate change; and what it cost to produce.

      Criminal Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 27 January (WA 186), whether the remit and funding agreement for the Miscarriages of Justice Support Service...

      Criminal Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 27 January (WA 186), whether the Lord Chancellor can issue a practice direction to judges to state a presumption...

      Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which proposals for the conversion of schools to academies have been approved; in which local education authority each is located; in each case, what will be the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 24 January (WA 96-7) and 7 February (WA 13-14), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 7 February (WA 13-14), what was the procedure for reconsidering licence committee decisions prescribed in...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Thornton on 15 March 2010 (WA 123) and Earl Howe on 7 February 2011 (WA 10), what impact consultation responses had on...

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 3 February (WA 282-3), how the definition of fuel poverty used in the United Kingdom Fuel Poverty Strategy was...

      Energy: Fuel VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was raised in the last three years from duty on road fuels; how much from VAT on fuel; what is the estimated extra annual revenue from the increase in VAT...

      Energy: Generation Capacity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of total installed generating capacity is required to preserve security of supply, including during periods of maximum demand; and what proportion...

      Energy: Green Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they will have spent on financing green growth by the next budget; and how that compares to private sector investment in green projects.

      Energy: Green Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that any new funding mechanisms for green industries will be long-term in order to provide certainty for financial markets.

      Energy: Green Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effect of government-backed projects, such as the carbon capture and storage plants, on creating an independent funding system for...

      EU: Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in their discussions on the European Union Common Fisheries Policy; and when action will be taken to end fish discards.

      EU: Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of European Union Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger's statement to the Guardian newspaper on 10 February that raising the...

      EU: Galileo Satellite System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following figures from the European Commission showing that the Galileo project will need an additional €1.9 billion to cover its costs, they will...

      EU: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of European Union proposals to prohibit insurance companies taking into account gender in setting annuity terms.

      European Gendarmerie Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the European Gendarmerie Force may be permitted to be deployed in the United Kingdom or dependent territories.

      Falkland Islands: Minefields

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many minefields remain in the Falkland Islands from the conflict with Argentina in 1982; how many mines are estimated to remain that were placed by British...

      Falkland Islands: Minefields

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many casualties have occurred in demining units from mine clearance operations in the Falkland Islands; and how many civilian or other casualties have resulted...

      Finance: Investors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which institutional investors have sufficient information to engage with and approve or reject the remuneration...

      Finance: Retail Distribution Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Retail Distribution Review's proposal to treat competing business models differently over adviser charging. To ask Her...

      Flooding: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the reduction in public expenditure on flood prevention took into account its effect on insurance premia; and whether they plan to discuss the matter with...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to follow the recommendations by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in its 2007 report Public Health: Ethical Issues that "Water fluoridation...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statements on the website of the National Fluoride Information Centre that naturally and artificially fluoridated water have "exactly the same" effect...

      Forestry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 7 February (WA 20-1), whether the temporary suspension of the programme of forestry sales announced in spending...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Forestry Commission land has been sold in the past six years; and what land has been bought by or transferred into the Forestry Commission estate in that time.

      Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which forests have been sold by the Forestry Commission since 11 May 2010; what are their locations, sizes and prices of purchase; who purchased the forests; and...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Henley on 2 February (HL Deb, col. 1407) that "something of the order of 20 per cent of the forestry estate has no access because it...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hectares of Forestry Commission land were sold (a) between 1979 and 1997, and (b) between 1997 and 2010; and what each amount represented as a percentage...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Forestry Commission-managed land they are currently offering or negotiating for sale; for which land they intend to seek purchasers within the next four...

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 they have received since 11 May 2010; how many have been complied with; and how many refused.

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they permit Government departments to convert some of their revenue budget allocations to capital allocations. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they...

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will happen to the grant-in-aid underspend in 2010-11 that has been returned to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills following the closure of...

      Government Departments: Office Supplies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments were identified in Sir Philip Green's efficiency review as paying the high price of £73 and the low price of £8 for a box of A4 paper.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many government departments have a finance head with accountancy qualifications.

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries in the Arab Middle East have been visited by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills since he took office in May 2010.

      Government: Overseas Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to the statement by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint reported in the Daily Telegraph on 10 February that "We will have individual ministers held...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 8 February (WA 47-8), why the Ministry of Defence spends some £9 million on research into Gulf War...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support Diabetes Week.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to World Diabetes Day.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the role played by cytotoxic T-cells in type 1 diabetes.

      Health: Diabetic Retinopathy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many retinopathy screening examinations for people with diabetes were carried out by the National Health Service in each year from 1996 to 2010.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their review of the problems of addiction to, and withdrawal from, prescribed tranquillisers and painkillers; and what action they will...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under their proposed medicines value-based pricing system, they intend to reduce the re-imbursement price of some branded medicines that are out of patent...

      Health: EEA Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 February (WA286-7), how many United Kingdom nationals are listed as living in France; how many French nationals...

      Health: European Health Insurance Card

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many European Health Insurance Cards issued by the Department of Health are valid for use.

      Health: GP Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training will be available to general practitioners to enable them to take up their commissioning role.

      Health: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 January (WA 66-7), what additional work the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has been...

      Health: Pain Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in producing guidelines in multi-discipline pain management services; what...

      Health: Pain Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many physiotherapists, osteopaths and psychologists are involved in integrated pain management services. To ask Her Majesty's Government what action is being...

      Health: Pain Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to highlight centres of excellence for multi-discipline pain management services in the United Kingdom; and whether they will ensure that...

      Health: Pharmacology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to attract pharmaceutical research and development investment to the United Kingdom.

      Health: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation and assessment has been undertaken to minimise the effects of changes to the NHS budget on funding for the provision of sickle cell and...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students from (a) India, (b) Pakistan and (c) Bangladesh who entered the country to study took up their studies in 2010.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to inform overseas students of the level of employment of students in the United Kingdom.

      Horse Racing: Equine Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the case for publishing comprehensive data on equine mortality, sickness and injury in the horse racing industry.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider proposing an amendment to the European Convention on Human Rights to increase the margin of appreciation allowed to national governments.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what judgments finding a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by the United Kingdom have been made by a chamber of the European Court of Human...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which voluntary charitable organisations they work with in caring for children facing deportation from the United Kingdom.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were detained for immigration purposes in (a) January 2000, (b) January 2009, (c) January 2010, and (d) January 2011.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children are presently detained for immigration purposes.

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 9 February (HL6008), what help they are giving to women in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which current negative real rates of interest comply with the Bank of England's remit to target a two per cent...

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to redefine the inflation target given to the Bank of England to exclude sources of inflation which cannot be controlled by monetary policy .

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers the Bank of England has to affect current levels of inflation; and what action, if any, they plan to take to increase its powers.

      Insolvency Act 1986

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether to update section 233 of the Insolvency Act 1986 to include information technology services, computer software and...

      Jobcentre Plus: Electronic Communication

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 7 February (WA 27-8), whether they have considered using text-messaging to inform JobcentrePlus customers of vacancies.

      Jobcentre Plus: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the productivity targets, and accompanying guidance, for interviewing clients at Jobcentre Plus.

      Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many cases in which individuals have been found to have been victims of miscarriages of justice, including those who have won a first appeal or been found...

      Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they complied with article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights with regard to the victims, children and dependent relatives who were the subject of...

      Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 31 January (WA 233), what steps they have taken to confirm that President al-Bashir or individuals or entities...

      Low Value Consignment Relief

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the European Commission are responsible for preventing distortions of competition arising from the low value consignment relief regime.

      Medical Research Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they gave to the Medical Research Council in each of the past three years; and what conditions they attached to the funding.

      Medical Research Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is the chairman of the Medical Research Council; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what his or her career has been to date.

      Medical Research Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the chairman of the Medical Research Council was selected; by whom; what process was followed in his or her selection; where the post was advertised; how many...

      Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the National Institute for Health Research research budget was spent on mental health in the last year for which figures are available.

      Ministry of Defence: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the anticipated impact on the Ministry of Defence Police of their plans to cut the Ministry's civilian force by a third.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many national insurance numbers are in existence; how many were cancelled or withdrawn in the past three years; and whether they assessed the efficacy of...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are being made redundant in each London primary care trust; and what is the estimated cost of those redundancies.

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord McNally on 24 January (Official Report, col. 677), whether there was a commitment in the Belfast agreement to establish by...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have approved the creation of the post of Director of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and its salary range of £58,200 to...

      Overseas Aid: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Department for International Development's funding for projects in Afghanistan has been allocated to projects to support women's...

      Police: Protest Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will address the recommendation made in 2009 by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary that the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Home Office and the...

      Police: Protest Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in its 2011 review that "protests escalated to include violence against officers on the ground and...

      Prisoners: Methadone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners are being prescribed methadone.

      Prisoners: Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries have a prisoner transfer agreement with the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have a prisoner transfer agreement...

      Prostitution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who attended the Government roundtable to develop policy on prostitution held on 14 February; whether other meetings of that group will be scheduled; and why the...

      Protection from Harassment Act 1997

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons in England and Wales were convicted of an offence under Section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in each year since 1998. To ask Her...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HM Treasury will ensure that when it requests the Financial Services Authority or another agency to write to a member answering a Question for Written...

      Railways: Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 February (WA 52), what is the number of passengers forecast for the Northern Rail franchise in (a) 2012, (b)...

      Remploy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain or increase the level of employment in Remploy factories throughout the United Kingdom.

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total amount of the recent bilateral loan to the Republic of Ireland; how much of it has been drawn; what is the interest rate; whether the interest...

      Royal British Legion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Royal British Legion about alleged breaches of the military covenant; and what action they are taking.

      Schools: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of entrants in English schools were awarded A* to C grades by each of the examination boards at GCSE in (a) 1995, (b) 2000, (c) 2005, and (d) 2010.

      Schools: GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils in English schools were entered by each of the examination boards for the GCSE in (a) mathematics, (b) geography, (c) history, (d) French, and (e)...

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers were recruited between 2000 and 2010.

      Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of a social services care assessment.

      South Wales Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will investigate the procedures and management of the South Wales Police Authority and its chief executive; and whether they will investigate the...

      South Wales Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask HM Inspector of Constabulary, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Welsh Audit...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what aid they have made available to the Beja people of north-east Sudan, especially to those displaced and living at Port Sudan and those suffering the effects of...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they gave to the Technology Strategy Board in each of the past three years; and what conditions they attached to the funding.

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is the chairman of the Technology Strategy Board; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; and what his or her career has been to date.

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the chairman of the Technology Strategy Board was selected; by whom; what process was followed in his or her selection; where the post was advertised; how...

      Trees: Phytophthora

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the £25 million five-year programme against Phytophthora pathogens commenced; how many known outbreaks in Japanese larch trees there were at the time;...

      Trees: Phytophthora

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency plans they have to deal with any further species jump of Phytophthora ramorum of a similar nature to that which occurred in Japanese larch...

      UK Trade and Investment: Central Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which markets in central Asia, including Mongolia and the south Caucasus, they have identified as priorities for investment by British businesses.

      UK Trade and Investment: Central Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much public money is allocated by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to each of the markets in central Asia, including Mongolia and the south Caucasus; how many...

      UK Trade and Investment: Central Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of trade and industry councils; which countries in central Asia, including Mongolia and the south Caucasus, have bilateral trade and industry...

      UK Trade and Investment: Central Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which sectors UK Trade and Investment promotes as offering opportunities for United Kingdom businesses in each of the countries in central Asia, including Mongolia...

      UK Trade and Investment: Central Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister or other ministers have visited countries in central Asia, including Mongolia and the south Caucasus, to promote exports; and whether a...

      UK-EU Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the United Kingdom's ten main export markets; and how many of those are in the European Union.

      UK-EU Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of all exports in goods and services from the United Kingdom to the European Union.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 3 December 2010 (WA 506), whether employers can bring in an unlimited number of non-European Economic...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on overseas students studying in the United Kingdom of the changes in visa policy proposed by the UK Border Agency,...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 10 January (WA 423), why it would be inappropriate to comment on the details of Taimour Abdulwahab...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 2 February (WA 280), why winter fuel payments are paid to persons residing in warm countries outside the European...

      World Book Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support World Book Day.

      Young Offenders: Diet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the diet of children in young offenders' institutions.

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