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Written answers

Friday, 4 March 2011

  • Prime Minister

    • Chequers: Manpower

      To ask the Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the likely cost of the annual grant from the Cabinet Office (a) towards the maintenance of and (b) to cover civilian staff employed at...

    • Cobr

      To ask the Prime Minister which Ministers are entitled to convene a meeting of the COBR crisis response committee.

      Economic Governance Task Force

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to attend the EU Heads of Government Summit on Economic Governance to be held on 11 March 2011.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what expenditure (a) his Department and (b) each public body sponsored by his Department incurred on engaging external audit services in each...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department were in the civil service redeployment pool on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many of...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid...

      Licensing: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many appeals against the refusal to grant a firearms licence were made to the Secretary of State in each year since 2005; and what...

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when she expects her Department to meet the Government's commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards of production.

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will take steps to ensure that her published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid over...

      Third Sector

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

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether her Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Decentralisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, columns 530-1W, what assessment she has made of the extent of...

    • Marine Management Organisation: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason the Marine Management Organisation did not appoint a representative of the cockle industry to the Kent and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons Commission has a policy to encourage its employees to...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what expenditure his Department incurred on engaging external audit services in each of the last three years; and to which service providers such...

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects his Department to meet the Government's commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards of production.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff in his Department were in the civil service redeployment pool on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many of these...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid over...

      Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans Ministers and officials of his Department have for overseas visits in the next 12 months.

      Voluntary Work

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

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding allocated to the expansion of broadband provision announced in the comprehensive spending...

    • Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects his Department to meet the Government's commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what expenditure his Department incurred on the Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to increase access to the internet for (a) older people and (b) people with low incomes before...

      Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the effects of proposed library closures on the ability of (a) older people and (b) people with...

      Sports: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effects of reduced local...

      Sports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what changes to sports facilities in Scotland he expects to take place as part of preparations for the London 2012 Olympics.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with (a) Welsh Assembly Government Ministers and (b) Ministers of other devolved...

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biochar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the policy of his Department is on the inclusion of biochar in its energy efficiency scheme.

    • Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent estimate he has made of the scale of power losses from (a) overhead electricity lines, (b) underground cables and...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will issue guidance to the National Grid on the quantitative and transparent costings of (a) the (i) costs in power losses and...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will issue guidance to the National Grid on the factors to be taken into account in balancing the provision of (a) Section 9 of...

      Environment Protection: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has had discussions with his Chinese counterpart on the effects of demand for rare earth metals on British firms developing...

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of households in each (a) property type and (b) region which will not qualify for...

      Hinkley C Connection Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with National Grid on the proposed Hinkley C Connection Project.

      Metals: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment has been made of the environmental effects of sourcing rare earth metals from China for use in wind farms; and if...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to secure capacity at disposal facilities for low level waste streams arising from (a) decommissioned nuclear...

      Nuclear Power: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the role of healthcare services in West Cumbria in the delivery...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will produce a draft National Policy Statement on nuclear waste infrastructure in addition to the revised draft National Policy...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the proportion and quantity of low level waste at decommissioned nuclear facilities that cannot be...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether consented capacity for low level waste storage meets the existing inventory of low level waste at decommissioned nuclear power...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the capacity of permitted landfill sites for the storage of low level waste.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment (a) he and (b) consultants contracted by his Department have made of compliance with EU state aid rules of the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will issue guidance to the National Grid on the quantitative and transparent determination of the environmental, economic and...

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

  • Home Department

    • Child: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes identified as directly or indirectly related to gang activity were recorded in (a) London, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c)...

    • Crime: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether hoax telephone calls are recorded as incidents of antisocial behaviour for the purposes of categorisation on the online crime...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to establish an inter-departmental ministerial group on missing persons to oversee the implementation of the...

      Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of neighbourhood watch schemes that are in operation.

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Attorney-General when he expects the Law Officers' Departments to meet the Government's commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards of production.

    • Pay

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will take steps to ensure that the Law Officers' Departments' published organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid over...

      Prisoners: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions the Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to progress with a case of assault by an offender whilst in custody due to it not being in the...

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Law Officers' Departments have a policy to encourage employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

  • Transport

    • A19

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of the A19 on economic growth and employment in the North East.

    • Agility Trains for the Intercity Express Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library copies of the reimbursement agreements his Department reached with Agility Trains for the Intercity Express Programme...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the change in the cost to the public purse of concessionary bus fares arising from changes to eligibility in the next four...

      Crossrail Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department plans to spend on Crossrail under each cost category in each financial year until the end of the project.

      Departmental Interpreters

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

      McNulty Rail Value for Money Study

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the report by L.E.K. Consulting, on the options for future reform to the structure of Network Rail,...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what projects over what time periods will be funded from the £14 billion funding allocation to Network Rail for capital maintenance and infrastructure.

      Oil: Fuel Quality Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on proposals for inclusion of a default value for tar sands in the Fuel Quality Directive.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings installed in the last three years were (a) pelican, (b) puffin, (c) toucan and (d)...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pelican crossings have been replaced by puffin crossings in the last 10 years.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all forms of public transport are accessible equally to sighted and to visually-impaired passengers.

      Railway Stations: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the frequency of public service announcements at rail stations is regulated by his Department.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of (a) current employees, (b) former employees and (c) board members of Network Rail who receive...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what revenue from rail fares accrued to (a) each train operating company and (b) his Department in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2011, Official Report, column 350W, on railways: snow and ice, what the outcome was of the discussions on the...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the benefit to the local economy of the designation of an area off the coast of East Anglia as an approved...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, columns 681-82W, on disability living allowance: Scotland, if he will introduce...

    • Disability: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider implementing the recommendations of the recent Scope/Demos report on additional costs faced by disabled people.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in each region to be affected by the limit on housing benefit for under-occupants in the social sector are under-occupying...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the consistency between the definition of under-occupancy to be applied by his Department when determining...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the monetary value in 2010-11 prices of support for childcare costs provided to those claiming universal credit at...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the maximum marginal rate of withdrawal under universal credit will be for parents in receipt of assistance with childcare costs for (a)...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent in Afghanistan through (a) the World Bank Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, (b) other multilateral...

    • Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has made an assessment of the potential contribution of smallholder farms to food security in Africa.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what senior civil service staff moves have taken place in his Department since May 2010; and which staff at what grade were involved in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 International Development if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many Ministerial cars his Department has used since May 2010.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the cost of redundancy accruing to his Department in each of the next five financial years.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what provision was made for meeting the costs of redundancies in his Department's Spending Review 2010 settlement letter.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reasons persons not employed by Government departments or agencies are issued with passes entitling them to enter his...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the most recent previous employment was of senior staff who entered employment with his Department on fixed-term contracts since...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects his Department to meet the Government's commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards of production.

      Libya: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation of refugees from Libya.

      Libya: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian assistance he plans to provide to Libya in response to the recent unrest in that country.

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to raise the external financing required for the Education for All Fast...

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to support the replenishment of the Education for All Fast Track initiative to deliver sustainable...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Abyei region of Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department are participating in volunteering activities as part of his Department's involvement...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to respond to the letter of 24 January 2011 from Elizabeth Cooke Szewczyke, a constituent of the hon. Member for...

    • Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2010, Official Report, column 52W, on legal opinion, if he will place in the Library a...

      Local Government: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information he holds on the level of provision made by local authorities from the transitional grants for redundancy payments.

      Regeneration: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2011, Official Report, column 835W, on regeneration: Newcastle upon Tyne, when he expects...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what countries have provided direct heavy lift and transport support to British forces in Afghanistan.

    • Air Force: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures he has put in place to assist those who are to be made redundant from the RAF as part of the redundancy programme announced on 1 March 2011...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will assess the merits of providing support to allow Royal Air Force trainee pilots who lose their commissions as a result of reductions in...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of minimum payment guarantees for each independent treatment centre in each year since 2003.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of medical operations on armed services personnel performed by each independent treatment centre...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many new (a) beds and (b) mattresses were purchased for use by each member of the armed forces in each of the last three years; and what the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what proportion of service family accommodation he expects energy efficiency measures to be installed through the Green Deal.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for spending by his Department in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15 on (a) sensors and (b) nanotechnology.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects his Department to meet the Government's commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards of production.

      HMS Victory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to retain sovereign immunity for the wreck of HMS Victory 1744.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many missions involving (a) Harrier and (b) Tornado aircraft have been flown in each of the last five years for which figures are available;...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many of the 170 trainee pilots to be made redundant in the programme announced on 1 March 2011 fly (a) fast jets, (b) multi-engine aircraft...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on the review of army bases.

      Navy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the civil nuclear industry on the role of Royal Navy nuclear personnel in providing training to the industry; and...

      Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent in Northern Ireland in each year since 2001.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what account he has taken of his assessment of the threat of State-on-State nuclear warfare in (a) implementing commitments under the nuclear...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to review the (a) scale and (b) capacity of the planned new warhead assembly and disassembly facility at the Atomic Weapons...

      Pigmeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of (a) pork and (b) bacon for use by service personnel on duty in the UK was procured from UK sources in the latest period for which...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which unit of his Department is responsible for schools seeking to convert to academy status.

    • Academies: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what minimum qualifications are required of teachers in academy schools.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the oral answer from the Deputy Prime Minister of 21 July 2010, Official Report, column 341, when he expects to make arrangements to meet...

      Children's Centres: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the average administration costs of Sure Start children centres nationally.

      College of Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the Social Care Institute for Excellence will have a role in the running of the College of Social Work.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department expects to reply to the letter sent by Mr Brian Gates, Chair of the Religious Education Council of England and Wales, dated 29...

      Early Intervention Grant: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what equality impact assessments his Department carried out in respect of the (a) establishment of and (b) funding allocated to the Early...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people have received education maintenance allowance in Torbay local authority area since the scheme's inception.

      Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local authorities participated in the National Foundation for Education Research study barriers to participation in education and training.

      English Baccalaureate: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to include music and religious education in his proposals for humanities GCSE options in an English baccalaureate.

      Extra Curricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of long-term trends in (a) availability of and (b) participation in extra curricular activities in (i) primary and (ii)...

      Free Schools: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the establishment of free schools in Rotherham; and from whom such representations have been received.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the number of higher education places for pupils of independent schools.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were educated out of mainstream education in the latest period in which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2011, Official Report, column 291W, on personal, social, health and economic education, if he will place in the...

      Poverty and Life Chances Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has for implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to reduce child poverty; and what financial resources it has allocated to those steps in each of the next four...

      Pre-School Education: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of individuals of each gender working in early years care in the (a) private, (b) public and (c)...

      Religious Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for future teaching of religious studies after its exclusion from the English Baccalaureate humanities list.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what support he plans to provide to people aged 16 to 18 years in extending the participation age to 18 years.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to meet organisations representing young carers to discuss his proposal to remove the requirement for 24 hours' notice for detention...

      Schools: Rugby and Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many secondary schools had school sports partnerships with links to professional rugby league clubs in the last five years; and if he will...

      Schools: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the use of outside lavatories in cold weather in junior and infant schools.

      Schools: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the funds that will be available to schools in (a) Warwickshire, (b) North Warwickshire borough and (c) Nuneaton and...

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he had with (a) the Sixth Form College Forum, (b) the Association of Colleges and (c) other bodies representing post-16 education...

  • Health

    • Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ensure that a high quality audiology service will continue to be provided free at the point of delivery by GP commissioning consortia.

    • Contraception: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the provision of (a) the contraceptive pill, (b) emergency hormonal contraception, (c) condoms and (d)...

      Contraception: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to provision of (a) the contraceptive pill, (b) emergency hormonal contraception, (c) condoms and (d) long-acting...

      Contraceptives: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the pilot scheme to permit children on the Isle of Wight from the age of 13 years to obtain the...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid over...

      Epilepsy: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the adequacy of provision of epilepsy specialist (a) nurses and (b) consultants in the Brighton and Hove area; and if he will make a...

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department to meet the Government's commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards of production.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, column 607W, on general practitioners, which provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the budget for Public Health England was in 2010-11; and if he will make a statement; (2) what account the proposed arrangements for public...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the budget for vaccination and immunisation following the implementation of the proposals in the public health White...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training and support he plans to make available to maintain adequate public health expertise; and if he will make a statement.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the accountability of local authorities for achieving public health outcomes under his proposals contained in the public health...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2011, Official Report, column 965W, on healthcare science, when he expects to take a decision on his policy on the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent changes to staffing levels at the Health Protection Agency on its ability to complete its...

      Hip Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for a hip replacement operation in (a) Birmingham, Ladywood constituency, (b) Birmingham and (c) England in each of...

      Hospitals: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for future support of hospital radio by the NHS (a) during and (b) after the proposed reorganisation of the NHS.

      Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Government's response to raising our sights: services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple services, what additional...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of guidance issued by his Department on the creation of maternity networks; (2) what the (a)...

      Medical Equipment: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2011, Official Report, column 267W, on medical equipment: counterfeit manufacturing, what recent steps the Medicines...

      Mental Health Services: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made since October 2010 on providing armed forces veterans with (a) physical and (b) mental health needs with access to a dedicated...

      Mental Health Services: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what alternative forms of secure, treatment-based accommodation for the mentally ill and for drugs offenders he has considered; and what progress he...

      Mental Health Services: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made in implementing each of the recommendations in Lord Bradley's review of people with mental health problems or...

      Mental Illness: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many offenders in prison (a) have been diagnosed with a mental illness and (b) have been assessed as having severe mental health problems; and if he...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve midwifery provision.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department plans to provide for hippotherapy treatment for people suffering from multiple sclerosis during the comprehensive spending...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has assessed the effect of whistleblower rights and protections on safeguarding of (a) patients and (b) public funds; and if he will...

      NHS: Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which will be the accrediting body for General Practitioner of Special Interest after the abolition of the primary care trusts and deaneries; and if...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of the proposed restructuring of NHS Commissioning in (a) Birmingham, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what acute hospital services are provided by North Cumbria University Hospitals Acute Trust; (2) when he expects the rebuilding of West Cumberland...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's budget for improving food, diet and nutrition is in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to create a system of prescription charges and exemptions which takes into account overall financing of the NHS.

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much on average NHS commissioners paid for NHS medium-secure psychiatric beds (a) to each provider and (b) in each day of the latest period for...

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average rate of occupancy was for NHS medium-secure psychiatric beds in each quarter of the last three years; (2) what proportion of NHS...

      South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spends per head of population in the South Staffordshire primary care trust area.

      Sunscreens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take in respect of the draft recommendation from the national Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence that sun protection...

      Third Sector

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

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the five most popular mechanisms of charitable giving were in each year for which figures are available; (2) what assessment he has made of...

    • Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on the number of individual charitable donors who have given more that £1 million in each year for which...

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he plans to take to encourage business to promote charitable giving.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what definition his Department uses of a corporate citizen in its Giving Green Paper.

      Charities: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the scope for greater use of websites across Government to raise the profile of charities which are working with the...

      Charities: Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Government is taking to reduce the burden of regulation on charities.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what progress has been made on developing a civic service within the civil service; what role this will play in the big society initiative; and if...

      Civil Service: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of members of the senior civil service in each Government Department are women.

      Community Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what plans he has to recognise the efforts of civil servants who enrol in civic service schemes; (2) which other Government Departments are...

      Community Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to his Department's Giving Green Paper, what the location is of each (a) community foundation and (b) volunteer centre sponsored by his...

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what account he has taken of the Compact between the Government and Civil Society in policy development; (2) with reference to the Compact, what...

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to his Department's document, the Compact, what specific improvements he has made under commitment 1.4 to ensure greater transparency by...

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to his Department's document, the Compact, what progress has been made on commitment 1.2 to ensure CSOs are supported and resourced in a...

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to his Department's document, the Compact, what progress his Department has made on commitment 1.3 to ensure that the Government...

      Employment: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate has been made of the number of couple households of one full-time worker and two children in (a) Glasgow North East constituency,...

      Financial Services: Halifax

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate has been made of the proportion of people in Halifax employed in the banking and finance sector.

      Government Departments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what targets he has set in respect of the outsourcing of functions by Government Departments, non-departmental public bodies and agencies in each year...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects of (a) reading newspapers and (b) watching television news on levels of civic engagement...

      New Businesses: Blackpool

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses were started in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010.

      New Businesses: Dartford

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses were started in Dartford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Office for Civil Society

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) budget and (b) staffing levels are of the Office for Civil Society in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) each of the next four years.

      Population: Yemen

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate has been made of the size of the Yemeni population in the UK.

      Television: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the average amount of time a UK citizen spent (a) watching television and (b) volunteering in each year for which figures...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many times the Informal Ministerial Group on the Big Society and Localism has met; who attended each meeting; how long each meeting lasted; and what...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what papers on (a) civic society, (b) the big society and (c) related issues his Department has issued since his appointment.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on refreshing and renewing the commitments in the Compact document.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what resource his Department has allocated to support services provided to people specifically protected by legislation and other...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which organisations his Department consulted in developing its policy on future funding to voluntary organisations in accordance with paragraph 2.4 of...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what progress his Department has made towards establishing clear arrangements for managing changes to programmes and services as set out in the...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress his Department has made towards establishing a strong, diverse and independent civil society as set out in the Compact between the...

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to his Department's press release of 15 February 2011, on the Transition Fund, what the evidential basis is for the statement that 75 per...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on the (a) membership and (b) establishment of the philanthropy ambassador programme in relation to the big society initiative.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what long-term trends in levels of donations to charitable trusts and foundations his Department has identified; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) public and (b) private sector workers who (i) donated money to charity and (ii) gave time...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the median amount given in charitable donations by UK adults was in each of the last 10 years.

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions his Department has had with Compact Voice on the (a) past, (b) current and (c) future levels of Government funding for the voluntary...

      Voluntary Organisations: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department has taken together with Compact Voice to provide training and advice for the voluntary sector on using the compact.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what factors his Department has identified as barriers to people giving more time to volunteering; (2) what information his Department holds on...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many UK citizens have received big society awards to date.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of long-term trends in the motivating factors for people volunteering in (a) formal and (b) informal settings.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • BBC World Service: Finance

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

    • BBC World Service: Finance

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

      Christchurch: Earthquake

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response his Department made to the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch; and what assistance it has given to the...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people were employed in his Department on (a) 1 January 2005 and (b) 1 January 2011.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Syrian counterpart on weapons transferred to Hezbollah.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the quantity of weapons smuggled from Iran to (a) Hezbollah and (b) Hamas since 2006.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on Hezbollah's military capability in southern Lebanon.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to seek the disarmament of Hezbollah in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1701.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department have met officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran since 2009.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) his Israeli counterpart and (b) his EU counterparts on (i) Iran's nuclear capabilities...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his (a) Israeli, (b) Egyptian, (c) Jordanian and (d) Saudi Arabian counterpart on the...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the Iranian Government's refusal to allow the International Atomic...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for UK policy on Iran of the recent statement by the Iranian President that the...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Israeli counterpart and (b) his EU counterparts on (i) Iran's conventional...

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the number of British citizens remaining in Libya.

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many aircraft his Department has chartered for the purposes of evacuating UK nationals from Tripoli since 15 February 2011.

      Libya: Politics and Government

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

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take to prevent the use of foreign mercenaries against Libyan civilians.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answers of 10 February 2011, Official Report, columns 434-5W, on the Middle East: peace negotiations, what...

      North Africa: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of the UK's relations with countries in North Africa.

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date the first follow-up meeting of the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference with the five permanent members...

      Syria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Syrian counterpart on Syria's human rights record.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the official residence at his disposal in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider including high quality granite aggregate as an exempt product in respect of the aggregates levy.

    • Banks: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects negotiations on EU banking liquidity rules under Basel III provisions to be concluded; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with representatives of the banking sector on the offsetting of losses incurred since autumn 2008 against banks' tax liabilities.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Sir John Vickers was consulted during negotiations on Project Merlin; and whether any correspondence was exchanged between him and HM Treasury.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he is taking to address the finance gap for small and medium-sized enterprises; and whether the Venture Capital Trusts scheme is included...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of funds provided for assistance with child care costs through the tax credit system in (a) 2009-10 and...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid over...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons persons not employed by Government Departments or agencies are issued with passes entitling them to enter his Department's premises.

      Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much end year flexibility remained unspent by the Scottish Government in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Hedge Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Exchequer has put to hedge funds in the latest period for which figures are available; to how many hedge funds it makes payments; and how much...

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the preparedness of HM Revenue and Customs to implement the proposed Scottish rate of income tax.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with representatives of business groups in Scotland on the operation of the proposed Scottish rate of income tax.

      Revenue and Customs: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanism he has put in place to ensure that staff who advise the public on child tax credits are in possession of regularly updated information on...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when HM Revenue and Customs plans to reply to the letters from John Brace, a constituent of the hon. Member for Birkenhead.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the Financial Services Authority to publish its report on the conduct of Royal Bank of Scotland prior to its failure in October 2008.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue to the Exchequer from (a) tax and (b) national insurance contributions attributable to the solar photovoltaic...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the proportion of revenue raised from (a) direct, (b) indirect and (c) all taxation upon (i) non-retired and (ii) retired...

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much valued added tax was paid on goods and services by (a) charities and (b) charities providing healthcare services in each year since 2005.

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of changing the eligibility threshold for working tax credit for couples from 24 hours worked per...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of people studying English as a result of the reduction in public...

    • Adult Education: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effects of the reduction in funding for English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)...

      Adult Education: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish the equality impact assessment on the Government's plans for the future funding of English for Speakers...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeship starts (a) in each age group and (b) at each apprenticeship level in...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people began an engineering apprenticeship in (a) England, (b) Hastings borough council and (c) Hastings and...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the administrative and regulatory barriers to employers taking on apprentices; and what steps he...

      Apprentices: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship places there were in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Apprentices: North East

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

      Cosmetics: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to implement in UK law the provisions of EU Directive 76/768 EEC, as amended, on cosmetic products; and if he...

      Entry Clearances: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria his Department plans to use to ensure that migrants entering the UK under the EU-India Free Trade Agreement are...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support 16 to 19 year old education in further education colleges in areas where there is no sixth...

      Graduates: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial assistance his Department makes available to graduate medical students.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the evidential basis is for his Department's proposal to create a generic distinction between State- and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to take steps to reduce the number of student places at higher education institutions which intend to charge...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of undergraduate university places that will be funded in each of the next...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2011, Official Report, column 489W, on higher education: finance, (1) when he intends to...

      Higher Education: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people normally resident in Leeds Central constituency entered university in each year since 1990.

      Higher Education: Racial Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will encourage universities to adopt the University of Manchester's model of barring hate preachers from campus through a...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what correspondence he has received on future funding arrangements for innovation centres currently funded by his Department and...

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to make an announcement on future funding arrangements for innovation centres currently funded by regional...

      Low-carbon Products: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made on removing intellectual property barriers to trade in the field of low-carbon products.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter sent by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 21 December 2010 with regard to Mr P...

      Research: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of barriers to private sector participation in the (a) use and (b) operation of assets funded...

      Students: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of maintenance and tuition fee loans made by the Student Loan Company (a) to applicants in Coventry...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of graduates resident in (a) Hastings borough council area, (b) Hastings and Rye constituency,...

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value of bursaries available to undergraduates in the academic year 2009-10.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students have been prosecuted for non-repayment of student loans in each of the last five years; and how many of those...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average monetary value of a student loan to residents of (a) Kent and (b) Sevenoaks constituency was in each year...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the reasons are for the time taken to determine the future core budget for the Technology Strategy Board for 2011-12; and if...

      Trade Unions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have been on unionlearn courses funded (a) directly and (b) indirectly by (i) his Department, (ii)...

      Trade Unions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department provided (a) directly and (b) indirectly to unionlearn to pay for (i) staffing costs, (ii)...

  • Justice

    • Salix Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a transfer of £337,000 to the Department of...

    • Abell House: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the spring supplementary estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed an increase of operating appropriations in aid...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what research his Department has undertaken on the potential effect of his proposed arrangements for civil litigation costs on each socio-economic...

      Community Legal Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a transfer of £44 million from his...

      Criminal Defence Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a transfer of £56 million from his...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a transfer of £40 million to the...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employees of (a) his Department, (b) its executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have an annual...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid over...

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the proposed accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights.

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Council of Europe member states on the margin of appreciation given to member states within...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his response is to the Interlaken Declaration on the future of the European Court of Human Rights, 19 February 2010; what assessment he has made of...

      Homicide: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much compensation his Department paid to the families of victims of murder and manslaughter in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) 2011 to...

      Information Commissioner: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a decrease of £750,000 in non-budget...

      Information Commissioner: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a transfer of £373,000 to the...

      Legal Services Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed an increase of £7,500,000 in...

      Legal Services Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the spring supplementary estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed an increase of £175,000 in voted...

      Legal Services Commission: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of changing the status of the Legal Services Commission to that of an Executive agency.

      Mental Health Review Tribunal: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed an increase of £1 million in relation to...

      Office of Legal Complaints: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed an increase of £2,000,000 in voted...

      Open Data Project: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed a decrease of £2.5 million in relation...

      Operating Costs: Grenadier House and Ashley House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, (1) for what reasons there is proposed an increase of £1,847,000 in relation...

      Parole Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a transfer of £187,000 from his...

      Parole Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed an increase of £770,000 in voted...

      Pleural Plaques Compensation Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed an increase of £17 million in end-year...

      Prisoners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed a decrease of £211,000 in relation to a...

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the spring supplementary estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed a decrease of £14 million in relation to...

      Prisons: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed an increase of £20 million in relation...

      Prisons: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisons are required to maintain up-to-date risk assessments of safe systems of work in respect of the safety of (a) staff, (b) prisoners and...

      Prisons: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons have been found not to have up-to-date risk assessments of safe systems of work in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Terrorism: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the spring supplementary estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a transfer of £400,000 in relation to...

      Women Offender Family Intervention Projects: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the spring supplementary estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, for what reason there is proposed a decrease of £250,000 in relation to a...

      Work Force Modernisation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Spring Supplementary Estimates 2010-11, HC 790, for what reasons there is proposed a drawdown of £36,000,000 in end year...

      Youth Justice Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the spring supplementary estimates for 2010-11, HC 790, (1) for what reason there is proposed an increase of £20 million in...

  • House of Lords

    • House of Lords: Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House which Lords Ministers are in charge of each Government Bill currently before the House of Lords.

    • Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review intellectual property protection.

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money is indicatively offered for every (a) primary school, and (b) secondary school, pupil in schools whose governing bodies are considering becoming...

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