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Written answers

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees: Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with representatives of the beekeeping industry on new pesticides that are affecting varno mites.

    • Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the future use of wild animals in circuses.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on approval for the planting of genetically modified crops.

      New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, column 708W, on New Forest, whether access to such Forestry...

      Trees: Sudden Oak Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2011, Official Report, House of Lords, column 350, on trees: sudden oak death, whether...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department expects to have cleared all outstanding legacy asylum claims.

    • Asylum: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were granted asylum in Coventry in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; (2) how many people in the West Midlands were removed from...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, columns 511-12W, on asylum: detainees, for what technical reasons information...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, columns 511-2W, on asylum: detainees, how many detainees were held under...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, columns 511-2W, on asylum: detainees, how many of the 1,275 individuals granted...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many detainees at Campsfield House Immigration Centre have been held for more than one year; and for what reasons; (2) how many...

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of her 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 the Home Department for which services provided by (a) her Department and (b) its associated public bodies interpreters provide services in a language or...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff have left her Department's employ since May 2010; (2) how many (a) actual...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has asked the UK Border Agency to carry out an audit of Immigration Detention Centre Rule 35 reports.

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to protect women with an insecure immigration status from domestic violence.

      Entry Clearances: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision her Department has made to handle applications for visas from non-EU countries to attend the London 2012 Olympics; and what...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what bogus colleges have been closed in each year since 2007.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received from foreign governments on the Government's proposals for student visas.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking offences in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overstayers were identified (a) on embarkation from the UK and (b) through enforcement action in each of the last five years.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the UK Border Agency to release its audit of forms completed in accordance with Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules, on...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency plans to publish in full an unedited audit of forms completed in accordance with Rule 35 of the Detention Centre...

      Immigrants: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she was consulted on the Positions on the rights of migrants in an irregular situation Position Paper (CommDH/PositionPaper(2010)5...

      Immigrants: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department was represented at the 1103rd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been admitted to the UK at (a) sub-tier Tier 1 (Investor) and (b) sub-tier Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) of the points-based...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, column 527W, on Yarl's Wood Detention Centre, whether the police were involved...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much the Arts Council spent per head of population in the (a) South Staffordshire district council and (b) Birmingham...

    • Departmental Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what account he has taken of the Compact between the Government and Civil Society in policy development.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what evidence he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) effectiveness of the problem gambling helpline and (ii)...

      National Lottery: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will instruct the National Lottery Commission to review the appropriateness of decisions by Camelot National Lotteries...

      Olympic Games 2012: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that Northern Ireland benefits from the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plan to take to encourage children and young people in St Albans to participate in events that are part of the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many contracts related to the London 2012 Olympics have been awarded to businesses and organisations in (a) St Albans...

      Olympic Games 2012: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many residents of (a) St Albans and (b) Hertfordshire are employed (i) by the London Organisational Committee of the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many tickets to Olympic events have been allocated for sale; and what estimate has been made of the revenue which will...

      Olympic Games 2012: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the proportion of work carried out in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics that has been...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2011, Official Report, column 800W, on sport: finance, what estimate he has made of the...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the extent of regional variation in funding per head in the distribution of Big Lottery funding...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to support the Big Society initiative.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on support for the development of tourism in the South West.

      Tourism: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to provide assistance to tourism businesses in Maidstone and the Weald constituency.

  • Transport

    • A14: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of road (a) maintenance and (b) improvements on the A14 between junctions 53 and 55 in 2009-10.

    • Aviation

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

      Aviation: Conditions of Employment

      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 24 hours.

      Aviation: Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the Air Travel Trust Fund to next report a surplus.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects of the European Aviation Safety Agency's proposals to reduce the minimum rest period for...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the airline industry on the European Aviation Safety Agency's proposals to change flight time limitations for...

      Aviation: Working Hours

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

      Aviation: Working Hours

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

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the airline industry on the European Aviation Safety Agency's proposals to change flight time limitations for...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the implementation of the European Union Bill will affect the transfer of authority over flight time limitations from the Civil Aviation...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      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: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Government plans to respond to the European Aviation Safety Agency's Notice of Proposed Amendment for flight time limitations.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to respond to the European Aviation Safety Agency's notice of proposed amendment for flight time limitations.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has with the Council of Ministers on (a) the European Aviation Safety Agency and (b) proposals for limits on flight times.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect of implementation of the provisions of the European Union Bill on the transfer of authority over...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the airline industry on the European Aviation Safety Agency's proposals to change flight time limitations for...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what factors he will use to determine whether his policy on the changes to pilots' flight time limitations proposed by the European Aviation Safety...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to protect cyclists from injury in accidents involving heavy goods vehicles (a) in inner city areas and (b) elsewhere; and if...

      Cycling: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on the provision of cycle training funded by Bikeability of adopting (a) one, (b) two and (c) three year...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what targets have been set for the work of the Driving Standards Agency.

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Driving: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will put driver awareness courses on a national footing so that those who elect to go on such courses as an alternative to a driving penalty are...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average rate of use of charging points for electric vehicles in the last six months.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on levels of (a) nitrogen dioxide and (b) particulate matter emissions of greater use of electric power by...

      HM Coastguard: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2011, Official Report, column 58W, on sea rescue: closures, who conducted the impact assessment associated with...

      Lorries: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries were caused by accidents involving large goods vehicles in each year from 2000 to 2010.

      Lorries: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in how many road traffic accidents involving large goods vehicles driver tiredness was found to be a contributory factor in each year from 2000 to 2010.

      Lorries: Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in how many road traffic accidents involving large goods vehicles the driver was found to be suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea in each year from...

      Lorries: Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many heavy goods vehicle licence holders have had their licences suspended pending treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea in each year from 2000 to...

      Lorries: Sleep Apnoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications for heavy goods vehicle licences were refused because the applicant was suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea in each year from...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what savings Network Rail has identified to date to contribute to its efficiency savings over the regulatory period; and in what areas of its...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which bodies are responsible for providing safe crossing routes for (a) school children and (b) other pedestrians at locations where...

      Rescue Services: Fife Ness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the Fife Ness coastguard service was called out in the last three years; and for what types of incident.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the change in the level of the (a) Road Safety Capital Grant and (b) Road Safety Revenue Grant reduction in each year of...

      UN Decade of Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who is to be nominated as the national focal point for the UN Decade of Road Safety; and when that nomination is to be made to the World Health...

  • Education

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on adoption procedures; and if he will make a statement.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people aged 14 to 16 years have participated in a young apprenticeship in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) West Lancashire...

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much he plans to allocate to young apprenticeships in each of the next four years.

      Children: Care Homes and Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children aged (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 15 were in (i) residential care and (ii) foster care in (A) 1990, (B) 2000 and (C) 2010.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his estimate is of the level of deprivation for school children resident in (a) Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency and (b) Lancashire...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to repeal Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils.

      College of Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will investigate the use of public funds provided for the establishment of the College of Social Work by the Social Care Institute for Excellence...

      College of Social Work: British Association of Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will meet the Chair and Chief Executive of the British Association of Social Workers to discuss the College of Social Work.

      College of Social Work: Social Care Institute for Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department has allocated to the Social Care Institute for Excellence since the announcement of the College of Social Work; and how...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many agency workers his Department and its non-departmental public bodies employ at each pay grade.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) units and (b) teams have been established in his Department since May 2010; and what the (i) name, (ii) purpose, (iii) staffing levels...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the level of entitlement funding was in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 for (i) England, (ii) Greater London, (iii) Islington and (iv) City and...

      Education: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the provision of financial education for young people; and if he will make a statement.

      Extended Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what his Department's future plans are for extended schools; (2) whether (a) academies and (b) free schools will have a duty to provide...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how much his Department has spent to date on supporting and promoting applications for free schools; (2) whether his Department has allocated...

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of introducing the first free schools by September 2011; (2) whether any funding from...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of hours of modern foreign languages teaching there were in primary schools in each of the last three years.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of maintained schools teach (a) French, (b) German, (c) Latin, (d) Spanish and (e) any other language on a weekly basis.

      Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the cessation of Ofsted inspection for outstanding providers will apply to schools and colleges only or all settings under its remit.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his internal review of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education will include consideration of issues associated with training for...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to review the hourly rate for early years funding in respect of the entitlement to 15 hours of free provision.

      School Capital Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the Chair of the review of school capital funding receives a salary.

      School Capital Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what remuneration is received by the members of the committee overseeing the review of school capital funding.

      Schools: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangement his Department makes to take into account the performance of schools offering international qualifications in its published measures...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to announce details of future (a) funding and (b) arrangements for school sport partnerships.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effect on competitive sport (a) within and (b) between schools of the end of his Department's funding for...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to announce the funding for school sport partnerships in Warrington for 2011-13.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011, Official Report, column 164W, on schools: sports, what assessment he has made of the effects of working...

      Science: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will develop an indicator for schools to report the proportion of their science and mathematics teachers with specialist knowledge relevant to...

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to assist child protection social workers who experience stress due to their work.

      Teachers: Right of Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation he has undertaken on his proposal to increase search powers for teachers.

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to improve vocational education in schools.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people took up an engineering apprenticeship in (a) England, (b) the London Borough of Enfield and (c) Enfield...

    • Apprentices: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many apprentices (a) in each age group and (b) at each apprenticeship level have been made redundant since May 2010;...

      British Postal Museum and Archive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to transfer responsibility for the British Postal Museum and Archive from Royal Mail to Post Office Ltd.

      British Postal Museum and Archive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what arrangements are in place to ensure that Royal Mail has a responsibility in perpetuity to transfer (a) archives, (b)...

      British Postal Museum and Archive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when Ministers in his Department last met representatives of the British Postal Museum and Archive; what matters were (a)...

      British Postal Museum and Archive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the status is of the British Postal Museum and Archive's plans to develop a new base in Swindon; and if he will make a statement.

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the updating of the Guidance Notes for the Completion of Statutory Report and Returns (Company Directors...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the merit of producing an online version of the D1 report forms on the required conduct of...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to work with (a) the insolvency profession and (b) others on the reform of procedures for the...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the merit of hypothecating funds from the levying of fines on directors disqualified under the...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria the Insolvency Service uses to identify which D1 reports on the required conduct of directors under the provisions...

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the difference in premiums and interest rates offered by (a) the Export Credits Guarantee...

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether there are any circumstances in which the Export Credits Guarantee Department requires exports to be backed with a...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding was provided for further education in the academic year 2009-10.

      Higher education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people entered (a) further education and (b) higher education in the last 12 months.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department's document, Securing the Future of the Post Office in the Digital Age, in how many post offices...

      Postal Boxes: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the change was in the cost of maintaining Royal Mail post office boxes between 2010 and 2011; and what the reason was for...

      Sales Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of regulations in reducing the incidence of aggressive sales techniques.

      Skills Funding Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many contracts the Skills Funding Agency awarded to (a) small and medium-sized and (b) large enterprises in the most recent...

      Tribunals Service: Competition Appeals Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the transfer of the Competition Appeals Tribunal to the Tribunals Service.

      Tribunals Service: Copyright Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the transfer of the Copyright Tribunal to the Tribunals Service.

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Responsibilities: Urban Areas

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 565W, on departmental responsibilities: urban areas, on what date he plans to announce the...

    • Third Sector

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will assess the level of public appetite to participate in the big society initiative at times of reductions in public expenditure.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of her Department's adherence to each of the principles of good employment practice set out in the Cabinet Office publication...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has for prevention of mesothelioma cases caused by exposure to asbestos.

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the take-up of carer's allowance by those who are eligible; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what date he expects the Child Support Agency Recovery Unit to return the papers relating to the two children of Samantha Docherty to the...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many adoptive parents are making child support payments to support children who are (a) no longer in their care and (b) in the care of...

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received the £10 Christmas bonus in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether people awarded mobility allowance for life will continue to receive the allowance following implementation of his proposed reform of...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether those eligible to claim the lowest rate of disability living allowance will be eligible for support under the personal independence...

      Disability Living Allowance: Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Clwyd South constituency claim the lowest rate of disability living allowance.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the effects on labour mobility of his proposed changes to housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit: Fife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) elderly people and (b) people of working age were in receipt of housing benefit in the Fife local authority area in each of the...

      Housing Benefit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average amount of housing benefit paid for each type of tenure in (a) the City of Glasgow local authority area and (b) Glasgow South...

      Housing Benefit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the merits of paying housing benefit directly to landlords.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of incapacity benefit claimants who will be found fit for work but will not qualify for...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received payments from the Independent Living Fund in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what budget he plans to allocate to the Independent Living Fund for each year of the Comprehensive Spending Review period.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people normally resident in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency were prosecuted for offences relating to fraudulent claims for...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions his Department has made for business planning purposes in respect of the likely number and proportion of people in receipt of...

      Lorries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance the Health and Safety Executive provides to (a) the road haulage industry and (b) the passenger transport industry on the...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1190W, on housing benefit: mortgages, what assessment he has made of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in each ward in the London Borough of Bexley claimed (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) disability living allowance and...

      Unemployment: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of workless households in (a) Motherwell and Wishaw constituency and (b) Scotland.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to address trends in youth unemployment in former coalmining areas.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account his proposals for universal credit will take of the payment of benefits in respect of housing costs in circumstances where a new...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Heywood and Middleton of 8 February 2011, Official Report, column 159W, on abortion: finance, what...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions the effects of trends in youth unemployment on future levels of alcohol dependency.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what neonatal units there are in each strategic health authority area; how many beds each unit has; and what the address of each unit is.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children of each age group were admitted to neonatal units in each strategic health authority area in each of the last two years.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the methods of evaluating for eligibility for disability living allowance...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of measures taken by the (a) blood service and (b) NHS, excluding the blood service, to reduce...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, column 607W, on dentistry, on what timetable the Government will explore with the General...

      Departmental Interpreters

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diabetes prevention units he has visited since 12 May 2010.

      Doctors: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2010, Official Report, columns 634-35W, on doctors: foreign workers, whether the General Medical Council submitted...

      General Practitioners: Clacton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effects of implementation of his proposals for NHS reform on GP services in Jaywick and West Clacton; (2) if he...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has conducted research on the causes of malaise, including sleeplessness, headaches and indigestion.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effects of implementation of his proposals to disband specialised commissioning groups on the work undertaken by the South West...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what response he plans to make to the report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman on care for elderly people published on 15 February...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process would be required to bring into use dual purpose vaccinations against genital warts and cervical cancer in place of single purpose vaccination.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries whose health services use dual...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the cost to the NHS of providing (a) single purpose and (b) dual purpose vaccination products for cervical cancer; (2) if he...

      Hyperactivity: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in Warwickshire have been prescribed Ritalin for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in each of the last 10 years.

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many kidney transplants took place in each hospital trust in the South West region in each of the last five years.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to require maternity networks to work with local maternity service liaison committees.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which maternity networks have been established since the date of publication of the NHS White Paper.

      Maternity Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the budget for maternity care in the NHS was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will make it his...

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were employed by the NHS in each year between 1997 and 2006; how many of those were employed in managerial grades in each year; and if...

      MRSA: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on licensing for use in the NHS of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's product BacLite to screen against the MRSA...

      MRSA: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve methods of screening against the MRSA bacterium; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many structures he estimates the NHS will build using prefabricated or flatpack buildings in 2010-11.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made on tackling barriers between health and social care funding in order to incentivise preventative action.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish an updated strategy on organ donation and transplantation; (2) for what reasons the Organ Donation Taskforce Programme Delivery...

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government on the effect of reconfiguration of NHS services in Shropshire on Welsh...

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he last discussed the provision of cross-border health services with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born in the Royal Shrewsbury hospital to mothers resident in Wales in each of the last two years for which figures are available.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged under 16 years who were resident in Wales were kept overnight in the Royal Shrewsbury hospital in each of the last two years for...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the future of the free nursery milk provision for the under fives.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number and proportion of initial false positive cervical smears associated with genital warts in the latest period for which...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the proportion of the work of sexual health practitioners associated with treatment of genital warts in the latest period for...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of people infected each year by any genital wart virus by five year age cohorts.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of TB in England was in each of the last 10 years; and in which groups such incidence was highest.

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding his Department has provided for the development of a successor to the BCG vaccine in each of the last five years; (2) which product...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of including dual-use technologies on the list of equipment to be regulated by the...

    • Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether officials from his Department will attend the July 2011 negotiations at the UN on implementation mechanisms for the Arms...

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects of the Arms Trade Treaty on the UK's capacity to export security and...

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the defence industry on negotiations over the Arms Trade Treaty.

      Bangladesh: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training and assistance British security services have provided to Bangladeshi security forces in the last 12 months; and...

      BBC World Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the likely job losses resulting from the changes to the Grant-in-Aid funding to the BBC World...

      Egypt: Freedom of Circulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Egyptian government on its military's approach to freedom of movement within Egypt.

      Egypt: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the independence of the media in Egypt.

      Holocaust: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN declaration of 17 December 1942 on the circumstances of Jewish...

      Judaism: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2010, Official Report, column 639W, on Judaism: festivals and special occasions, who...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to prevent the flow of arms and funding from Iran to organisations opposed to the State of Israel. [R]

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of his Department's programme expenditure was allocated to (a) bilateral and (b) multilateral programmes in...

  • Justice

    • Bribery Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2011, Official Report, column 401W, on the Bribery Act 2010, if he will publish the further representations he has...

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate his Department has made of the potential total receipts from the disposal of the magistrates courts and county courts announced on 14...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the running costs in each category were for each of the central London buildings operated by his Department in the latest period for which...

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) administrative and (b) front line efficiency savings his Department plans to make in (i) 2011-12, (ii) 2012-13 and (iii) 2013-14.

      Departmental Interpreters

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the redundancy costs attributable to his proposals for reductions in posts in his Department in the next four years.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what regulations his Department introduced between 18 November 2010 and 8 February 2011; (2) what regulations his Department removed between 18...

      Drugs: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of convictions for drug-related offences resulted in a prison sentence in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 (i) nationally,...

      Duchy of Cornwall: Coroners and Justice Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what basis his Department sought to consult the Duchy of Cornwall on the proposals for the Coroners and Justice Act 2009; and whether any amendments...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid monies relating to the issue of an on-the-spot fine in each of the last five years.

      Harassment: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average sentence length was for persons convicted of harassment under Section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in England and Wales...

      HM Courts Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on the proposed merger of HM Courts Service and the Tribunals Service.

      HM Courts Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget was for (a) HM Courts Service and (b) the Tribunals Service and its predecessor was in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 2010-11.

      HM Courts Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department proposes to save from the merger of HM Courts Service and the Tribunals Service in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      HM Courts Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what change in staffing levels he expects as a result of the merger of HM Courts Service and the Tribunals Service in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c)...

      HM Courts Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of reductions in staff in HM Courts Service in the next four years.

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions he has been asked by prison governors to provide advice on specific cases concerning an application for early release under a home...

      Legal Advice and Assistance: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has assessed the merits of providing telephone legal advice on certain family law matters in order to divert individuals away from...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the compliance with competition legislation of existing arrangements for awarding publicly-funded legal services.

      Legal Aid: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effects on recipients of legal aid in Wales of his proposals for legal aid.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress he has made on the review of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Service Gold Command

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions the Prison Service Gold Command has been opened in each of the last 12 months; what the nature was of each incident that caused it...

      Prison Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the cost to the Prison Service was of the deployment of staff on Operation Tornado in each of the last five years; (2) how many Tornado (a)...

      Prison Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on training prison officers on human rights and diversity-related matters in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the prison population was in each week since May 2010.

      Prisoners: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to support post-release employment for prisoners in order to reduce recidivism.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what category of crimes each foreign national prisoner serving a custodial sentence in England and Wales was convicted.

      Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the number of prisoners with a personality disorder.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress his Department has made on increasing the number of prisoner transfer agreements.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign prisoners of each nationality were repatriated in (a) January and (b) February 2011.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners in UK prisons who were transferred to the UK under prisoner transfer agreements following convictions abroad were (a) released...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the prisoner transfer agreements in respect of the transfer of (a) Michael Binnington and (b) Luke...

      Prisons: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2011, Official Report, column 796W, on prisons: asbestos, (1) whether, on 31 December 2010, there remained...

      Prisons: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the amount it will receive from the disposal of Lancaster prison and Ashwell prison.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prisons and (b) detention centres in Britain he estimates will be built using prefabricated or flatpack buildings in 2010-11.

      Prisons: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many new (a) beds and (b) mattresses were purchased for use by prisoners in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of such...

      Prisons: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what discussions his Department has had with private sector organisations on expanding provision of meaningful work and training in prisons; (2)...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will provide guidance to the judiciary and magistracy to seek to ensure that court sentence ranges do not vary by region.

      Social Impact Bonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2011, Official Report, column 404W, on social impact bonds, what the evaluation criteria will be for assessing...

      Social Impact Bonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2011, Official Report, column 404W, on social impact bonds, what the commissioning process entailed; what...

      Supreme Court: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who granted authority for the Supreme Court to fly its own flag as well as the Union flag from its building; and if he will make a statement.

      Theft: Re-offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of ensuring that second and third cases brought against an individual for offences relating to theft of goods valued below...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Justice (1) what steps his Department has taken to support the Big Society initiative; (2) whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department are...

      Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on the effects of proposed reforms to disability living allowance on...

      Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Copyright Tribunal and the Competition Appeals Tribunal are to operate under shared administration within the Tribunals Service.

      Woodhill Prison: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for how many hours a week on average prisoners in HM Prison Woodhill had access to education in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Attorney-General

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent assessment has been made of the role of specialist domestic violence services in improving prosecution rates in cases involving allegations of domestic...

    • Bribery Act

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent assessment he has made of the role of the Serious Fraud Office in implementation of the provisions of the Bribery Act 2010.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels: Teesside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has reviewed on the biorefinery at Seal Sands on Teeside proposed by INEOS Bio; and if he will take...

    • Carbon Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects on achievement of carbon reduction targets of reductions in the budgets of the (a) Carbon...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on the independence of the Committee on Climate Change of its inclusion in the bodies listed...

      Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to relocate (a) staff and (b) offices of his Department to Brighton; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether he has made an assessment of the combined effects on energy intensive industries of forecast increases in global energy...

      Energy: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the cost-effectiveness of energy savings and efficiencies as a means of meeting the Government's energy policy...

      Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of properties in (a) Totnes constituency, (b) the South West and (c) England which do not...

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will commission an inquiry into the reason for recent trends in the price of domestic heating oil.

      Power Stations: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the UK's energy he estimates will be supplied by power stations operating on fossil fuels by (a) 2020 and (b) 2030.

      Smart Electricity Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the relative merits of (a) wireless mesh, (b) power line carrier, (c) GPRS, (d) 3G...

      Smart Electricity Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits of wireless mesh technology as a platform for smart electricity grid...

      Water Power: Finance

      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 renewable sector following the phasing out of...

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to encourage (a) wave and tidal technology developers and (b) marine energy device manufacturers to locate...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of personnel in each of the three services who are in receipt of (a) working families tax credit, (b) income...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff have left his Department's employment since May 2010; (2) how many (a) actual and (b)...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department has incurred on contracts with the private sector to provide security at his Department's establishments (a) in the UK...

      Estonia and Latvia: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the UK's bi-lateral military relationship with (a) Estonia and (b) Latvia.

      Northern Europe: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to assign assets to the Nordic Baltic Alliance.

      Sweden and Norway: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the UK's bi-lateral military relationship with (a) Sweden and (b) Norway.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of the electoral register.

    • Prisoner Voting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the legal advice he has received on compliance with rulings of the European Court of Human Rights on prisoner voting.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has for prisoners with no fixed abode under his proposals to extend the franchise to certain prisoners.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government: Accountability

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he plans to take to increase levels of transparency in Government decision-making in order to improve accountability to the public.

    • Gross Value Added: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the gross valued added of the City of Glasgow economy in the last 10 years.

      Job Creation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2011, Official Report, column 829W, on job creation, in which sectors (a) full-time and (b) part-time jobs were...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people in Oxford West and Abingdon constituency have received jobseeker's allowance consecutively for (a) three months, (b) six months, (c)...

      Personal Income: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects to conduct the next living costs and food survey.

      Social Conditions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has made an assessment of the effects of income inequality on levels of (a) well-being and (b) happiness.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of people who are unemployed in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Cumbria and (d) Westmorland...

      Unemployment: Coventry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of people who are economically inactive in Coventry; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to paragraph 1.6 of his Department's paper on Project Merlin-Banks' Statement on Lending, how much weight will be given on the...

    • Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to increase transparency in the remuneration practices of banking and financial services groups that are operating in the UK but...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he plans to take to ensure a competitive, sustainable banking sector.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 3.6 of the Project Merlin-Banks' statement, on disclosure of the remuneration details of Executive Directors, what definition...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he expects the total amount paid in fixed based salaries to employees at RBS and Lloyds Banking Group to increase or decrease as a proportion of...

      EU Economic Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) to which process the statement by the heads of state or government of the euro area and the EU institutions annexed to the conclusions of the European...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans his Department has to provide support for education on financial services in schools, colleges and universities in each of the next four...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken at (a) EU and (b) G20 level to implement the recommendations of Sir David Walker's report on the governance of banks and other...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what savings he requires as a result of the employee contribution increases announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review from each of the Principal...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) potential liability for tax of companies and organisations that will be unable to file...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received since 31 December 2010 requesting that the 1 April 2011 deadline for companies and organisations to file their company...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to reduce cash flow drag for small and medium-sized businesses.

      Taxation: Solar Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue accrues to the Exchequer from (a) taxation upon and (b) national insurance contributions paid by those in the photovoltaics sector in 2010-11.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to reduce the couple penalty in the tax credit system.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the likely effect on household rental arrears and repossessions of the Government's proposal to...

  • House of Lords

    • Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make public the letter from the chief executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) mentioned in the Cabinet Secretary's Review of papers...

    • Africa: Post-election Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the African Union's request for a delay to the International Criminal Court's trial of those accused of organising post-election violence.

      Airports: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits for the West Midlands economy of the proposed expansion of Birmingham Airport.

      Algeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the plans of the Government of Algeria to relax the country's emergency laws.

      Animal Experimentation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to minimise and eventually eradicate the use of primates in animal experiments.

      Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

      Armed Forces: Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they sought the view of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body before the recent changes in the Continuity of Education Allowance and other allowances for the...

      Armed Forces: Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many female soldiers who are deployed to Afghanistan are trained to interact with the local female population.

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of the United States and China on the inclusion of small arms ammunition in the arms trade treaty.

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Governments of (a) China, (b) Russia, and (c) India in preparation for the next preparatory negotiations on the arms trade...

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they do not support the inclusion of dual-use goods in the scope of the arms trade treaty.

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of provisions needed in the Arms Trade Treaty for ensuring state parties have the resources and technical assistance needed to...

      Arms Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of provisions needed in the arms trade treaty for settling disputes between states over suspected cases of non-compliance.

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a letter of commiseration has been sent to the Government of Azerbaijan to mark the anniversary of the Khojaly tragedy.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 9 February (HL5764), when they last received a report of torture being used; and whether they will...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign Secretary has raised with the Government of Bahrain the case of the British citizen, Jaffar Al Hasabi, who was arrested and tortured upon his...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 24 January (WA 84), what assessment they have made of whether Bahrain has undertaken to ease media...

      Bat Khurts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Mr Bat Khurts, chief executive of Mongolia's National Security Council, was detained at Heathrow airport; on what grounds he was detained; whether he was...

      BBC: World Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following developments in Egypt, they will ask BBC Arabic in the BBC World Service to reconsider their decision to close radio operations in Cairo, to...

      BBC: World Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they discussed with the BBC World Service English Language Service its decision to downgrade its sponsored reporter in Beirut to a freelance role.

      BBC: World Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they discussed with the BBC World Service its decision to downgrade its sponsored regional reporter in Kazakhstan to a freelance role.

      BBC: World Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they discussed with the BBC World Service its reasons for reducing short wave and medium wave radio distribution in Azeri, Mandarin Chinese, Russian,...

      Channel Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of (a) exports from the United Kingdom to the Channel Islands, and (b) imports from the Channel Islands to the United Kingdom, in each of the...

      Charities: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of figures published in theThe Times on 8 February stating that charities receive more money from public funds than from voluntary contributions, at...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of China about the health and safety of the blind Chinese human rights activist, Chen Guangchen, following...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Minister of State for Health, Paul Burstow, on 2 February (Official Report, Commons, col. 327) that the World Health Organisation...

      Circuses: Animals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 14 February (WA 105), when they expect a final decision to be made on the case for banning wild animals performing...

      Consumer Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will set out their plans, published in The Coalition: Our Programme For Government, to introduce stronger consumer protections, including measures to end...

      Criminal Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 27 January (WA 186), whether Colin Stagg was compensated under the discretionary scheme which was abolished in...

      Cyclists: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the safety of pedal cyclists, in the light of statistics showing that pedal cyclist casualties increased by three per cent last...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 January (Official Report, col. 1573), why they consider that a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation in Cyprus...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 January (Official Report, col. 1573), why they consider that a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation in Cyprus...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Howell of Guildford on 13 January (Official Report, col. 1573), why they consider that a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation in Cyprus...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of evidence presented to them of alleged abuses of human rights, crimes against humanity and crimes of genocide committed in the...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from British or foreign sources about the situation in Egypt; and what responses they have given.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to proposals in Egypt for a new constitution providing inter alia for an independent judiciary and free elections, supervised by a...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the detention of international and Egyptian journalists in Egypt since 25 January.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Egypt about compensation for Mr Robert Tait, a British citizen who was arrested in Egypt and held for...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Egypt about those protesters arrested in Egypt who are alleged to have been tortured.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will freeze the assets of the Mubarak family that are within their jurisdiction, including in the Crown dependencies, until it can be determined...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they (a) have offered, and (b) plan to offer, to the Government of Egypt to improve security in museums following the recent theft of artefacts...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to encourage Crown dependencies and British overseas territories to freeze the assets of the Mubarak family.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 8 February (WA 45), which meetings between ministers at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether persons opposed to (a) embryonic and (b) embryo research are eligible for appointment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority; and, if not,...

      EU: Education Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 7 February (WA 15-16), whether the European Commission has been informed that the Foreign and...

      EU: Israel Association Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with other European member states about the terms of the European Union-Israel Association Agreement.

      EU: Official Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the three-day visit to Uruguay by 75 Members of the European Parliament at a cost of £1.2 million to European Union taxpayers.

      Falkland Islands: Landmines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which minefields in the Falkland Islands are subject to clearance operations; how many mines have been cleared in each; and of what type.

      Falkland Islands: Landmines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what practical co-operation they have received from the Government of Argentina to assist in locating, removing and making safe mines laid by the Argentine forces...

      Finance: Retail Distribution Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intervene in the pricing of competing businesses; and, if so, in what circumstances.

      Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the inclusion of paragraph 1.31 "The Public Forest Estate" in the Department for Communities and Local Government consultation paper Proposals to introduce...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the authorities in Gaza about allowing the Red Cross to visit Ghilad Shalit.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the airstrike on a medicine warehouse in Gaza City on 9 February and its compatibility with the Geneva Convention; and what...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made following attacks on 8 and 9 February of Hamas' ability to control other militant groups in Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the level of supplies of medicine in the Gaza Health Ministry and their call for outside actors to help ensure sufficient medicines are...

      Ghilad Shalit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other European Union member states about securing the release of Staff Sergeant Ghilad Shalit.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent announcement by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) asking local authorities to publish the names of all those...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost (including overheads, staffing and other connected costs) to the public purse of the appointment of the Big Society adviser.

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which secretaries of state have visited Saudi Arabia since taking office in May 2010.

      Health: Herbal Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulations exist to control the activities of herbal practitioners.

      Health: Vaccines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of their recommended flu vaccines contain thimerosal.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of foreign students who sleep on the street due to their inability to pay for their accommodation; and what steps they are...

      Independent Monitoring Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals there are to retain the Independent Monitoring Commission.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they and the European Union collectively have made representations to the Government of Iran about the execution on 24 January at Evin prison of Jaafar...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Iran about the arrests of 202 Christians from house-churches in the past six months, of whom 26 remain in...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are investigating reports that 280 Iraqi detainees are being held at Camp Justice in northern Baghdad, without access to lawyers or to their families,...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the decision by an Israeli court on 19 January to allow the destruction of a further 200...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the demolition of homes belonging to shepherds in the village of Khirbet Tana.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about reports in Haaretz that the Israeli Defense Force base which was to be built in east...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the arrest of children, some under the age of 12, from the Silwan area of east Jerusalem.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the interrogation of children from the Silwan area, some of whom did not have their parents...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority about the alleged torture of prisoners held by the authority, as documented by the Arab...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel following the latest report of alleged torture and mistreatment of Palestinian children arrested by...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requests they have made to the Red Cross in Israel to visit Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of any involvement of United Kingdom firms in the construction of a railway line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, passing through the West Bank.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel about the destruction of 25 allegedly illegal structures in the Palestinian village of Khirbat Tana.

      Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 27 January (WA 186), how many people who were found not guilty at trial have been compensated since the inception...

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been involved in discussions between the Government of Kenya and the private security company G4S about privatising some prison services in Kenya.

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance the European Union has provided to the pro-International Criminal Court campaign in Kenya.

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards there will be to ensure that €63.9 million granted by the European Union to Kosovo for pre-accession assistance is spent for the purpose intended.

      Kuwait

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Kuwait about human rights in the Kuwaiti penal system; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Local Authorities: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage local authorities to introduce charges for services, including libraries and swimming pools, as an alternative to closing them.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Howell of Guildford on 11 February (Official Report, col. 441), on what they will spend the £24 million to promote stable,...

      NHS: Hospital Fast-food Outlets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS hospitals in England have fast-food outlets on the premises; how much income is expected to be generated from those outlets in 2010-11; how many...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to including the Paralympics in the title of the London 2012 Olympic Truce resolution to be proposed to the United Nations...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms they have put in place to notify operational forces about observing the London 2012 Olympic Truce.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the United Nations Secretary-General about preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Truce.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the NATO Secretary General about observing the London 2012 Olympic Truce.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Commonwealth Secretary-General about observing the London 2012 Olympic Truce.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the European Union High Representative about observing the London 2012 Olympic Truce.

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Palestinian Authority's plans for parliamentary elections by September 2011, and the prospect of them being held in both Gaza...

      Papal Visit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 February (Official Report, col. 356) stating that the Pope's visit to the United Kingdom was unique, how...

      Papal Visit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they took into account the Pope's stand on family planning and abortion when they decided to spend £1.85 million from the international development...

      Peacebuilding Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comparative value of using local peacebuilding organisations and multilateral agencies such as the United Nations Development...

      Peacebuilding Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they give to the active involvement of local peacebuilding organisations in conflict analyses and in the action plans that follow those analyses.

      Peacebuilding Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of funds for peacebuilding and stabilisation that will be directed to programmes designed by local peacebuilding...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 7 February (WA 36), when the 2010 civil service superannuation scheme valuation will be completed;...

      Post Office: Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 24 January (WA 118), what assessment they have made of the effect of the Postal Services Bill on the strength...

      Public Sector: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) civil servants, (b) employees of Next Steps Agencies and the National Health Service, (c) special advisers, and (d) government appointees to quangos...

      Railways: Scheduling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures will be incorporated in future franchises to encourage train operating companies and Network Rail to avoid slack scheduling.

      Religious Leaders: Official Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to fund other visits by religious leaders to the United Kingdom in a similar fashion to that of the Pope in 2010.

      Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any future reductions in social care budgets do not fall disproportionately on people with learning disabilities.

      Social Cohesion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to counter the detrimental effect of extremist organisations on social cohesion.

      South Wales Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many days Mr John Littlechild JP, vice chair of the South Wales Police Authority, sat (a) as a magistrate in a magistrates' court, and (b) in the Crown...

      State Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 2 February (WA 266), what are the "other factors, including some United Nations resolutions" which...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to recognise south Sudan as a sovereign state; and what criteria they use to determine whether to recognise a state.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are supporting a successful conclusion to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement process in Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are promoting transparency and accountability in south Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the oil wealth sharing between north and south Sudan since 2005 has been carried out fairly.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to help resolve the outstanding issues between north and south Sudan, including ensuring elections and popular consultations in Blue Nile and...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that oil revenues in Sudan are not a source of conflict after the separation of north and south Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to support southern Sudan becoming a more democratic and accountable state which can address poverty and insecurity.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will enquire of the Government of Syria what is the present situation of Mr Muhammad Musa, General Secretary of the Kurdish Left Party, and Nazlia...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Syria about the statelessness and level of civil rights, particularly voting rights and access to...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Syria about residential and property ownership restrictions on Kurds; whether they received or expect...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Syria about the state of emergency and its impact on suspects and detainees; whether they received or...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the terrorist threat by Irish Republican dissident organisations.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they and the European Union will make representations to the Government of Turkey about establishing an official investigation into allegations of...

      Turkey: British Embassy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the purposes and responsibilities of the British Embassy in Turkey.

      Turkey: British Embassy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the role of the British embassy in Turkey includes representing the interests of British citizens (a) ordinarily resident, and (b) holidaying, in that country.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 November 2010 (WA 172), and in light of the fact that the case of Al-Amin Kimathi has been...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect gay and lesbian people in Uganda, particularly following the death of David Kato.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the Government of Uganda launching an investigation into the death of human rights activist David Kato.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the Government of Uganda the issue of hate speech directed at Uganda's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual communities and...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the treatment of the independent media in Uganda ahead of the country's presidential elections on 18 February, particularly following...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent Human Rights Watch report which stated that 16 anti-corruption advocates were intimidated, arrested and detained in...

      UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to mitigating security issues arising from the location in St Pancras of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation and...

      UK Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in the past five years an honour has been given on the direct recommendation of a premier (or equivalent) of a British overseas territory.

      UN Convention Against Torture: Optional Protocol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of the United States about its ratifying the optional protocol of the UN Convention against Torture and...

      Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they plan to the arrangements for licensing limousines and novelty vehicles and their drivers.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about delays within the UK Border Agency in progressing applications for sponsor licence No SPL 4010000449 by the Crusaders...

      Yemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by the President of Yemen that he will not seek another term in office.

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