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Written answers

Monday, 14 March 2011

  • Wales

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of written questions tabled to her for answer on a named day between 27 May 2010 and 9 March 2011 did not receive a substantive answer on...

    • Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when she last met the Secretary of State for Justice to discuss proposals for a prison in North Wales.

      St David’s Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 744W, on St David’s day, (1) what criteria she used to determine which hon. Members...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Data Protection

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what discussions the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, whether the board of the Independent Parliamentary...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, for what purposes the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

      Employment

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many people have terminated their employment at the...

      Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many hours each member of the Board of the Independent...

      Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how much has been paid in salary to members of the Board of the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beef: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the prevalence of foot and mouth disease in countries from which beef may be imported to the UK.

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what account her Department’s food procurement policy takes of compliance with the UN sustainability standard that all...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the composition of her proposed panel to consider the future of forestry in England will be; and what consideration she...

      Forests: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which forests and woodlands in central Devon constituency are owned by the Forestry Commission; (2) which forests and...

      Forests: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 768W, on Forestry Commission: lands, what the (a) name and...

      Sky Lanterns: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department is considering taking steps to regulate the use of Chinese lanterns.

      Telehandlers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review the health and safety guidance provided by her Department on the safe use of telehandlers.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what regulations the Government Equalities Office has (a) introduced and (b) revoked between 2 February and 28 February 2011.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding allocated to broadband programmes in the comprehensive spending review period he expects to be...

    • Digital Technology: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of (a) lending to and (b) financing of digital technology industries; and if he will make a...

      Sports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 26W, on sports: health, what matters were discussed in...

      Technology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what organisations he has met to discuss the East London Tech City development; and if he will place in the Library a copy of...

  • Scotland

    • Citizens’ Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Citizens Advice Scotland, (b) Consumer Focus Scotland and (c) the Scottish Executive on...

    • Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to reduce the size of his Department's estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many procurement projects with a monetary value greater than (a) £10 million, (b) £50 million and (c) £100 million his Department was...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which procurement projects engaged in by his Department had a designated senior responsible owner in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, columns 610-11W, on visits, what criteria he proposes to use to determine the (a) justification...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of written questions tabled to him for answer on a named day between 27 May 2010 and 9 March 2011 did not receive a substantive answer...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions his Department has had with Scottish representatives of the six largest energy companies on levels of domestic energy bills.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many procurement projects with a monetary value greater than (a) £10 million, (b) £50 million and (c) £100 million (i) his...

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public body for which he is responsible had a...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of written questions tabled to him for answer on a named day between 27 May 2010 and 9 March 2011 did not receive a substantive...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Military Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had on the Military Covenant with veterans’ charities.

      Operation Herrick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on the provision of equipment for Operation Herrick; and if he will make a statement.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date he expects his Department’s Reserve Forces study to be completed.

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to enhance the role of the armed forces in conflict prevention.

      Armed Forces: Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of potential regional variations in redundancies from the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average level of compensation awarded to military amputees was in the last year for which figures are available; (2) what estimate he has...

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel (a) on operational development and (b) in total were garrisoned in Northern Ireland in the latest period for which figures are...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of members of the armed forces who will be made compulsorily redundant in each of the next three years; and if he...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 15 February 2011, Official Report, columns 815-16, on armed forces (redundancies), when he expects his...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 15 February 2011, Official Report, columns 815-16, on armed forces (redundancies), what role (a) he and (b) other...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 15 February 2011, Official Report, columns 815-16, on armed forces (redundancies), how many of his Department’s...

      Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with their (i) EU, (ii) NATO and (iii) UN counterparts on the establishment of...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in January and February 2011.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether an early release programme has been established for civilian personnel to be made redundant as a result of the outcome of the Strategic Defence...

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential effects of deploying electronic countermeasures in military bases on...

      Germany: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 582W, on returning troop costs (Germany), what assessment he has made of the effects...

      Guided Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful firings of the Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile there have been from each aircraft type since 2009.

      Puma Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which company was awarded the contract to refit Puma helicopters; and what the monetary value of the contract is; (2) whether the contract to...

      RAF Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to question 44880, with which private sector companies his Department holds contracts for work at RAF Valley.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to meet its commitment in the strategic defence and security review to give energy a higher priority in UK foreign policy.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he has allocated to implementing the commitment in the Strategic Defence and Security Review to significantly enhance special forces...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much he expects his Department to save as a result of the commitment in the Strategic Defence and Security Review to reductions in the civilian...

  • Home Department

    • Anti-Terrorism Control Orders: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been brought against individuals subject to control orders to date; and for which offences.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made in reducing the time taken to determine asylum applications.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the likely effect of recent events in countries of North Africa and the Middle East on numbers of...

      Black Police Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have had with representatives of the (i) Black Police Association, (ii) National...

      Breathalysers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police cars carry roadside breath test equipment; and what estimate has been made of the (a) cost and (b) time spent...

      British Overseas Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider the merits of a selective regularisation scheme for British overseas citizens who have no access to (a) settlement and...

      British Overseas Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of British overseas citizens who have no avenue to full British citizenship or settlement under the...

      Crime: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an estimate of the number of inaccurately located crimes on the crime mapping website.

      Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ensure that regional variations of youth victimisation are included in future statistical reports published by her...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) her Department and (b) each non-departmental public body and agency for which she is...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regulations her Department repealed between 3 February and 28 February 2011.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were detained in immigration removal centres in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Dyfed-Powys Police: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Dyfed Powys Police Authority’s Air Support Service.

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the position of the UK in international comparator tables on rates of homicide.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to publish new guidelines for immigration judges; and if she will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter sent by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 14 January 2011 with regard to Mr Y Ashraf.

      Northumbria Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the potential effects of a reduction in the number of police officers employed by Northumbria police on the level of crime...

      Northumbria Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions a stun gun was (a) deployed and (b) fired by officers of Northumbria police in each of the last three years.

      Official Cars: Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) purchase, (b) adaptation, (c) delivery and (d) other associated costs of the Jaguar XJ...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she has made in introducing new charging arrangements for police forces; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to reduce the level of paperwork required of police officers dealing with suspected domestic violence incidents.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the likely effect on the administrative burden on police forces of changes to the Code of Practice A under...

      Police: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were assigned to duties in (i) South Yorkshire and (ii) Doncaster on...

      Third Sector

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

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of individuals barred under the Vetting and Barring scheme also have a criminal record for sex offences.

      Visas: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what impact assessment she has carried out to determine the effects on the (a) education sector and (b) economy of her proposals to cap...

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street and Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 740W, on Chequers: official visits, how many days he has spent at (a) Downing street and (b) Chequers...

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent meetings he has had with the Board of Deputies of British Jews on levels of anti-Semitism; and if he will make a statement.

      Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what the roles and responsibilities are of each member of civilian staff employed at Chequers; (2) how much has been spent on refurbishment at Chequers since his...

      Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost to the public purse has been of the purchase of (a) red wine, (b) white wine, (c) champagne and (d) fortified wine for use at Chequers since his...

      Chequers: Operating Costs

      To ask the Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse of the annual grant from the Cabinet Office for the operation of Chequers for each category of cost in...

      Community Security Trust Annual Dinner

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of his speech to the Community Security Trust Annual Dinner; which Members of the Government also attended the dinner; and if he...

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what date his Office finalised the list of individuals to accompany him on his recent visit to the middle east; (2) on what date his recent visit to the middle...

      E-petition System

      To ask the Prime Minister what progress he has made on the implementation of the new e-petition system on the 10 Downing street website.

      Libya

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he was informed of the intention to send a diplomatic mission to eastern Libya; (2) on what date he received the submission outlining the intention of the...

      Save the Children Fund

      To ask the Prime Minister what meetings he has had with representatives of Save the Children since May 2010.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Alternative Vote: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether electors registered for a permanent postal vote are automatically to be issued with postal ballot papers for the referendum on the use of the alternative...

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of written questions tabled to him for answer on a named day between 27 May 2010 and 9 March 2011 did not receive a substantive answer on the day...

      Prisoners: Sentencing

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what reason he has determined that a four year sentence limit is appropriate for the enfranchisement of prisoners.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether he plans to allow ballot boxes to be taken into prisons in order to enable franchised prisoners to vote in elections; (2) whether his proposals for...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many prisoners in Scotland he estimates will receive the right to vote in parliamentary elections as a consequence of his plans to extend the franchise to...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many cases in relation to UK prisoner voting are pending before the European Court of Human Rights.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 20 December 2010, Official Report, columns 150-52WS, on voting entitlement (1) what the evidential basis was...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many prisoners in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington he expects to receive the right to vote in Parliamentary elections as a result of his plans to extend...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2010, Official Report, column 497W, on prisoners: voting rights, what representations he has received from Scottish...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what legal advice he has received on the compatibility with judgements of the European Court of Human Rights on the introduction of a prohibition on the...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will publish the legal advice which informed the Government’s decision on which prisoners to enfranchise.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what (a) recent discussions he has had and (b) legal advice he has received on the extension of the franchise to prisoners.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether any cases in relation to prisoners' voting rights are pending before domestic courts.

      Public Bills

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what discussions he has had with the Procedure Committee on (a) the introduction of a public reading stage for Bills and (b) a public reading day within a...

      Public Bills

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent on (a) introducing the public reading stage for Bills and (b) introducing a public reading day within a Bills committee stage to date.

  • International Development

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take together with the World Bank to support the development of renewable energy projects in the developing world.

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many procurement projects with a monetary value greater than (a) £10 million, (b) £50 million and (c) £100 million...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental public body for which he is responsible had...

      Pakistan: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the outcome of his Department's funding for humanitarian work in Pakistan following the floods in...

      United Nations Environment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding he plans to provide to the United Nations Environment Programme in 2011-12.

      United Nations: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department allocated to each UN agency and programme in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

  • Education

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the total allocation of funding from all public sources was for each Academy school in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

    • Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of the expansion of the Academies programme on the quality of science and...

      Children: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made in locating the 77 children suspected of having been trafficked who have gone missing from children homes in the London...

      Children's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will reintroduce the ring-fence for funding provided to local authorities for children’s centres.

      Connexions Service: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with Essex county council on the future provision of the Connexions Service in Essex; and if he will make a statement.

      Connexions: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what transfer of undertakings and protection of employment arrangements he plans to put in place for Connexions staff affected by the establishment of...

      ContactPoint: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department allocated to ContactPoint in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what regulations his Department introduced between 30 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many regulations sponsored by his Department have been (a) introduced and (b) revoked since 12 November 2010.

      Departmental Security

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

      Drugs: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department has allocated for drugs education in 2010-11.

      Drugs: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to announce his Department’s budget for the FRANK service for 2011-12.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to monitor the effects of discontinuing the payment of education maintenance allowance on take-up rates of post-16 education (a)...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial assistance other than the education maintenance allowance his Department provides to students before they reach further education.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people applied for education maintenance allowance between 1 October and 1 January in each academic year since 2004.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of recipients of the education maintenance allowance received free school meals in each of the last three years.

      Electoral Reform Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the monetary value was of contracts his Department placed with Electoral Reform Services in each year since 2005.

      Food: Procurement

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

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to amend the law relating to those seeking to become foster parents to enable people to foster children regardless...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what factors he takes into consideration when determining whether the proposed location of a free school will have a detrimental effect on admissions...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which organisations have expressed an interest in establishing a free school for people aged 16 to 19 years only; and where he expects each such school...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many proposals for free schools he has received from (a) Totnes constituency, (b) the South West and (c) England.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage young people to undertake further education.

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will bring forward proposals to require (a) schools to inform parents of the content of sex education lessons and (b) parents to opt in to...

      Higher Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether all higher education institutions charging more than £6,000 in annual tuition fees will be eligible to join the National Scholarship...

      Holocaust Educational Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an assessment of the effects of the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project.

      Ilkley School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to visit Ilkley grammar school in Keighley constituency.

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the merits of broadening the scope of the English Baccalaureate to include (a) philosophy, (b) economics, (c) religious studies and...

      Languages: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to increase the number of language teachers in primary and secondary schools.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has set a timetable for its internal review of personal, social, health and economic education.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much he expects to allocate to Warrington local authority area under his plans for the pupil premium in the year 2011-12.

      Residential Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what funding his Department provided to residential schools to cover the costs of meeting the mobility needs of pupils when participating in...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools or school buildings his Department estimates will be built using prefabricated or flatpack buildings in 2010-11.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to announce the allocation of the Targeted Improvement Grant for local authorities.

      Schools: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the requirement for building repairs in schools in Leeds North West constituency; and what estimate has been made of the...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 21 December 2010, Official Report, column 1245W, on school sport partnerships: finance, (1) whether his Department made an...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of funding to support participation in school games by pupils in primary schools which will be...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for (a) Communities and Local Government and (b) Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on the use...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy that children on transport provided for school travel purposes must be accompanied by a supervisor travelling in each vehicle.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the terms of reference are for the review of school transport including transport for 16 to 18 year olds; and when he expects the review to be...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what requirement his Department places on schools to provide careers education and guidance; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to provide that learning activities outside the classroom are not affected by the requirement that teachers rarely cover...

      Teachers: Professional Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on continuing professional development for the teaching profession.

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure the teaching profession attracts and retains high-quality candidates.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education by what date he expects to have determined teacher training allocations for the 2011-12 academic year.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many information and communication technologies PGCE students in (a) England and (b) the west midlands received funding from the further...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to provide replacement arrangements for services no longer provided by the Training and Development Agency.

      Think Family Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department allocated to the Think Family scheme in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Three Valleys Independent Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many representations from parents supporting the establishment of a Three Valleys Independent Academy in Rotherham his Department has...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of geographical variation in the (a) quality and (b) availability of careers advice and guidance.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what mechanisms he plans to put in place to ensure that common professional standards for careers and Connexions services in local authorities...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer questions (a) 34640, (b) 34641 and (c) 34651 on the establishment of an academy in Rotherham, tabled on 18 January 2011.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer (a) question 39708, on the harnessing technology grant, and (b) question 39707, on the pupil premium, tabled on 7 February 2011...

      Young People: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people aged 16 and 17 years were accepted by local authorities as being owed a duty under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 in each quarter...

      Youth Crime Action Plan: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department allocated to the Youth Crime Action Plan in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Youth Opportunity Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department allocated to the Youth Opportunity Fund in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the level of narcotics production in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the appointment of a US special representative to Afghanistan.

      Arms Trade: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates he expects to participate in meetings at the UN to discuss the proposed International Arms Trade Treaty.

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to reduce the size of his Department’s estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental public body and agency for which he...

      France: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on prosecutions for anti-Semitic comments in France; what recent discussions he has had with...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution his Department has made to the Government’s review of human trafficking.

      Israel: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Israeli counterpart in relation to the arrest of Naji Tamimi on 7 March 2011.

      Israel: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he had with his US counterpart on the US veto of the proposed UN Security Council resolution of 18 February...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what official visits Ministers from his Department have made to Libya since 1997; and for what purpose.

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) British and (b) non-British nationals have used flights from Libya chartered by his Department.

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what cost his Department has incurred on chartering aircraft to Libya to evacuate British nationals to date; and how many...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of a new Palestinian state comprising both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

      Middle East: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to review its programme spending following recent unrest in the middle east.

      Religious Hatred: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of violent attacks targeted against people with a particular religious belief or...

      Russia: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Russian Federation on the entry into the UK of Russian citizens with...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of humanitarian conditions in the Abyei region of Sudan on prospects for...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the burning of villages in the Abyei region of Sudan.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the judgment by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the borders of the Abyei region of...

      Tripoli: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons he decided to close the British Embassy in Tripoli.

  • Health

    • Abortion Act 1967

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the policy of the Government is on initiating legislative proposals to amend the Abortion Act 1967; and if he will make a statement.

    • Blood Transfusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many blood platelet transfusions there were in each region in 2010; how many units of platelets were transfused; and if he will make a statement.

      Blood Transfusions: Viruses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the NHS takes to assess the risk of patient infection by virus or bacteria in blood platelet transfusion; and if he will make a statement.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of blood collection from donation to usage in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many procurement projects with a monetary value greater than (a) £10 million, (b) £50 million and (c) £100 million (i) his Department...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental public body and agency for which he is responsible had a...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place under (a) the Quality and Outcomes Framework and (b) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical standards...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the reason is for the time taken for diabetics in Brighton and Hove to receive annual retinotherapy screening; and what steps his Department is...

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made in implementing the recommendations of the review of the Working Time Directive undertaken by Medical Education England in...

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what responsibilities Monitor will have in the setting of prices for medicines under his Department’s plans for NHS reform.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether medicines will be included in his proposed national tariff; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to maintain mandatory funding direction for medicines approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence;...

      Epilepsy: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, column 660W, on epilepsy: Brighton, what assessment his Department has made of progress towards...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the future sale and labelling of food products containing genetically modified organisms.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 February 2011, Official Report, column 923W, on animal products: clones, what his policy is on the future sale and labelling...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of primary care-led commissioning.

      Hay Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to (i) GPs and (ii) hospitals on the treatment of patients suffering with hay fever;...

      Hay Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department issues to those with hay fever; how much his Department spent on provision of such advice in the latest period for which...

      Hay Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) males and (b) females with hay fever in each age group in each of the last five years; and if he will make...

      Hay Fever: British Medical Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent (a) discussions he has had with and (b) representations he has received from the British Medical Association on the treatment of patients...

      Hay Fever: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) males and (b) females in each (i) age group and (ii) health authority area were prescribed medication for the relief of hay fever in each of...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to announce his favoured reconfiguration option for children's heart surgery units; and what processes will be undertaken prior to making...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase early diagnosis of HIV.

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS will be subject to Government buying standards for food; and if he will make a statement.

      Hygiene: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's Catch It, Kill It, Bin It respiratory hand hygiene campaign in each of the last five years.

      Hygiene: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates his Department's annual Catch It, Kill It, Bin It respiratory hand hygiene campaign was launched in each of the last five years.

      Hygiene: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he made in October 2010 of the merits of the proposed launch date for his Department's Catch It, Kill It, Bin It respiratory hand hygiene...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appliance use reviews have been provided by the NHS since the introduction of such reviews.

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of NHS foundation trusts held their board meetings in public in the last year for which figures are available; (2) what proportion...

      NHS: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirement there is for NHS hospitals to set charges for the treatment of private patients at a level which results in a surplus over the cost of...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects of structural reorganisation on (a) service delivery in the NHS, (b) the efficiency of the NHS...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children in each age group who were classified as (a) overweight and (b) obese (i) in Southend, (ii) in each...

      Obesity: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the cost to the economy of illness, economic inactivity and premature death associated with obesity since August 2010;...

      Paediatrics: Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure consistency in the commissioning of paediatric continence services.

      Sex: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on sex and relationship education; and if he will make a statement.

      Teenage Pregnancy: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effect on rates of teenage pregnancy of the use of birth control.

      Tissue Viability Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many tissue viability nurses were working in each primary care trust or predecessor body in each year since 2000.

      Tissue Viability Sores: Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treatment of secondary infections caused by (a) tissue viability sores and (b) incontinence in the...

      Tobacco: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the evidential basis of the RAND Europe Study, Assessing the Impacts of Revising the Tobacco Products...

      Urology: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS stoma care nursing posts were funded through industry support in each of the last 10 years; and what estimate he has made of the value to the...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to encourage local authorities to increase the provision of family-sized affordable homes.

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will make it his policy to place a duty on local authorities that prohibits the purchase of seafood which is...

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Government offices for the regions spent on office chairs in the last 24 months for which figures are available; and...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department paid for (a) external legal advice and (b) consultants in respect of the Cala Homes legal action in the...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which external legal advisers his Government engaged in respect of the Cala Homes legal action.

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the percentage change in his Department's grant to each precepting fire and rescue authority is between 2010-11 and 2011-12.

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on placing local authorities under a commitment to source food that meets British or equivalent standards of...

      Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 17 February 2011, Official Report, column 890W, on housing: overcrowding (1) if he will make it his...

      Local Government: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his legislative proposals to allow petitions for local referenda are intended to allow for a referendum in (a)...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what date he expects his proposals for reform of the rules in respect of contributions to planning decisions by local...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the job title is of each civil servant employed by the Government offices for the regions who had all or part of their (a)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the job title is of each civil servant employed by the Audit Commission who had all or part of their (a) living and (b)...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons teaching assistants who earn less than £21,000 a year will not receive the guaranteed public sector worker...

      Shops: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many vacant shops there were in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and what estimate has been made...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has to modify Planning Policy Statement 4 to introduce a test to give local authorities greater powers to...

  • Treasury

    • Bank: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of introducing a cap of three per cent. over the Bank of England base rate on the interest charged by banks on loans to...

    • Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on the level of funding for small and medium-sized enterprises of raising the level of income tax relief in respect...

      Financial Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on foreclosures arising from decisions of (a) RBS Banking Group and (b) other financial institutions in the last...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on charities and voluntary groups of the ending of transitional relief on gift aid.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of a contingent liability of the Green Investment Bank his Department uses.

      Green Investment Bank: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the Green Investment Bank; and on which date each meeting took place.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there has been any liaison between those responsible for administering the pleural plaques extra-statutory scheme and HM Revenue and Customs on the...

      Internet: National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the contribution to the UK economy of (a) Google, (b) Yahoo, (c) Facebook and (d) other major internet companies.

      Multilateral Information Exchange Agreement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on the multilateral information exchange agreement proposed in recent G20 communiqués.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the (a) take up and (b) operation of the regional employers' national insurance contributions holiday for new businesses...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the number of people employed by businesses eligible to receive relief for national insurance contributions for new businesses in...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many businesses applied for the National Insurance holiday for new small businesses in each eligible region in January 2011; (2) how many...

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of interest payments arising from the national debt in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12.

      Small Businesses: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the increase in the basic rate of value added tax.

      Smuggling: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of smuggled fuel detected by HM Revenue and Customs officers in Northern Ireland in each quarter in each of the last...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the likely effectiveness of proposals to be tabled at the United Nations Economic and Social Council intended to...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions has he had with the OECD Informal Task Force on Tax and Development on progress on its commitments on tax and development; and if he...

      VAT: Further Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the amount of unrecoverable value added tax paid by further education colleges and sixth form colleges in England in the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question 40993, on national insurance, tabled on 10 February 2011 for answer on 14 February 2011.

  • Transport

    • Arriva Trains: Deutsche Bahn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will carry out an assessment of the effects on competition in the railways industry of the acquisition of Arriva Trains by Deutsche Bahn.

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans he has to introduce a crew personnel advanced screening system (CrewPASS); and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the threat to airport and airline security from air crew.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has plans to bring forward proposals to enable airports to determine their own security procedures for air crew.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the threat to airport and airline security from air crew.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take in response to the results of the study by E4Tech commissioned by his Department on differences between biofuel types; and...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions officials in his Department have had with HM Treasury on the effect on captive fleets of the 20 pence tax differential for biodiesel...

      Cycling England and Bikeability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for the future of (a) Bikeability and (b) Cycling England.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Leaseback Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assets his Department has sold and leased back over the last 12 months; what the sale price was of each asset so sold; and what estimate he has...

      Electoral Reform Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the monetary value was of contracts his Department placed with Electoral Reform Services Ltd. in each year since 2005.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what projections he has made of the likely levels of usage of electric cars in the next 20 years.

      High Speed 1: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason his Department did not sell High Speed 1 to the highest bidder; and if he will make a statement.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for the process of consultation and communication on the introduction of a road user charging scheme for heavy goods vehicles.

      London Midland: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has received representations on the practice of London Midland in displaying a list of individuals who have been prosecuted for seeking to...

      Mayors: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for consultation on the transfer of powers from local transport authorities to proposed elected mayors under the provisions of the...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 28 February 2011, Official Report, columns 17-18WS, on local and regional rail services, how many...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 28 February 2011, Official Report, columns 17-18WS, on local and regional rail services, how many...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions rail services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street were more than (a) 15 minutes, (b) 30 minutes and (c) one hour late in...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the complaints received by each railway operator concerning its services on the Norwich to London railway line...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for his proposed reform of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation; how long the consultation is to last; and by when he...

      Roads: Trans-European Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of roads are identified as (a) part of Trans European Networks and (b) proposed to be designated as part of Trans European Networks in...

      Roads: Trans-European Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding he expects to be available for road improvements from EU and other sources in relation to Trans European Networks.

      Roads: Trans-European Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether improvements to the A12 and A120 could be eligible for funding through programmes relating to Trans European Networks.

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times coastguard services have been involved in operations relating to North Sea (a) offshore oil and gas installations and (b) fishing...

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been allocated to the Coastguard Marine Rescue Co-ordinating centre at (a) Clyde, (b) Forth, (c) Aberdeen, (d) Shetland and (e) Stornoway...

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what use the Coastguard has made of emergency towing vessels in operations in the last five years.

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions coastguard services have worked in conjunction with search and rescue helicopter services in Scotland in the last five years.

      Southeastern: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what levels of service the train operating company operating the Southeastern rail franchise is expected to meet to be considered for renewal of the...

      Third Sector

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

      West Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the costs and benefits that would arise from the introduction of double-deck passenger trains on the West...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biomass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the use of biomass in his Department’s renewable energy strategy.

    • Climate Change: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment has been made of the level of Arctic ice melt in the summer of 2011 in comparison to the summer of 2010.

      Dementia: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will amend the Simplified Route Map in section 2.10 of the draft National Policy Statement on Electricity Networks Infrastructure...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contracts his Department has with (a) advertising, (b) opinion polling and (c) marketing agencies or companies; and what the (i)...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff are employed full-time by his Department to undertake work on or relating to (a) nuclear energy, (b) coal, including...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many procurement projects with a monetary value greater than (a) £10 million, (b) £50 million and (c) £100 million...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental public body for which he is responsible had...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of civil servants in his Department are entitled to travel first class by rail within the UK.

      Departmental Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of senior civil servants employed directly by his Department hold degrees in a scientific discipline.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of written questions tabled to him for answer on a named day did not receive a substantive answer on the day named for...

      Devolution: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his special advisers on climate change have met representatives of (a) the Northern Ireland Executive and (b) other...

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will provide guidance to National Grid on the application of the 1959 Holford Rules to electricity network infrastructure on...

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with National Grid the account taken by its consultation exercise on the revised approach to undergrounding cables...

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what planning and development control applies to the connection of electricity supply to the national grid via (a) overhead cables, (b)...

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account he has taken in his revised policy on the generation of power of the methods of the connection for that power to the...

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to amend the draft Overarching Energy National Policy Statement (EN-1) and the draft National Policy Statement (EN-5)...

      Electromagnetic Fields: Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will amend the draft National Policy Statement on Electricity Networks Infrastructures (EN-5) in accordance with the recent...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what policy outcomes to promote growth in environmentally friendly industries his Department (a) has developed and (b) plans to develop...

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what definition of the term green job his Department uses.

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of the number of green jobs created since May 2010; (2) what information his Department holds on the...

      Green Investment Bank: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the Green Investment Bank; and on which date each meeting took...

      Hydrogen: Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential effects of developments in hydrogen storage at ambient pressures and temperatures using nano-structures...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the security of liquefied natural gas operations.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department holds records of the number of local authorities which operate nuclear-free zones.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will benchmark the UK’s performance on the use of solar photovoltaics against other EU member states.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the UK’s renewable energy he expects to come from solar photovoltaics generation in (a) 2011, (b) 2015, (c)...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Department for Business, Innovation...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will consider financial incentives for solar photovoltaics other than feed-in tariffs.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable he has set for the fast track review of the feed-in-tariff for solar photovoltaics.

      Vinyl Acetate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on the environment of (a) importing vinyl acetate produced from shale gas...

      Wind Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the future of renewable energy feed-in tariffs for wind turbines.

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Attorney-General how many staff the Attorney-General's Office expects to employ at the end of (a) March 2011 and (b) each subsequent financial year in the comprehensive spending review...

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers’ Departments have spent on (a) salaries and (b) pension entitlements for special advisers in the financial year 2010-11 to date.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Attorney-General which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) the Law Officers’ Departments and (b) the agency for which he is responsible had a designated senior responsible...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Attorney-General what the (a) resource and (b) capital budget of the Attorney-General's Office (i) is in 2010-11 and (ii) will be in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Attorney-General under what budget headings reductions in expenditure will be made by the Attorney-General's Office following the outcome of the comprehensive spending review; and by...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how much funding the Attorney-General's Office has allocated to redundancy costs in each financial year from 2011-12 to 2014-15; (2) how much funding the...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General what regulations the Law Officers’ Departments introduced between 9 and 28 February 2011.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the potential effects on rape conviction rates of proposals to change the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many resident parents in Livingston constituency use the Child Support Agency and the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to...

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he expects to place constraints on the (a) taper rate and (b) other features of the future council tax benefit scheme offered by local...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in January and February 2011.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Loughborough of 16 February 2011, Official Report, column 809W, on disability living allowance,...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to help people move from jobseekers' allowance into secure employment.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what impact assessment he has carried out in respect of the proposed benefit cap of £26,000 per household.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely level of savings which will accrue as a result of the proposed cap on the level of household benefits.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the likely effects on (a) family structure and (b) levels of family breakdown in the geographical areas...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the likely effects of the proposed cap on the level of benefits on families of four children or more in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to provide support for households affected by the proposed benefits cap.

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the closure of the independent living fund on the ability of local authorities to...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the distribution of shared income between couples living in the same household; and if he will make a statement.

      Remploy: Voluntary Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is available to explain the voluntary redundancy scheme to employees of Remploy with learning disabilities, who have been...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a couple with children working between 16 and 23 hours per week will have their benefit payments capped at £500 per week following...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which benefits he plans to include within his proposed cap on benefit entitlement; and which benefits will not be included within that cap.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the likelihood of households separating as a result of the implementation of a cap on benefit entitlement.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to publish a consultation on the proposed regulations to implement sections 27 and 28 of the Child Maintenance and Other...

      Social Security Benefits: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions his Department made in its projections for the number of people claiming benefits over the comprehensive spending review period.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with what frequency universal credit will be paid to claimants.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to paragraph 59 of his Department's impact assessment on universal credit, how many second earners he expects to reduce the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to paragraph 44 of his Department's impact assessment on universal credit, for how long he plans to provide transitional...

      Universal Credit: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cumulative savings to his Department's annually managed expenditure which are attributable to policy decisions...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 July 2010, Official Report, column 778W, on energy, when his Department expects to begin data-sharing with energy...

      Winter Fuel Payments: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to apply a means test to winter fuel payments to UK citizens living outside the UK.

  • Justice

    • Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons were convicted of offences related to animal trafficking in each of the last four years.

    • Bail Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much was paid by his Department to ClearSprings for the provision of bail beds between 2007 and the termination of the contract; (2) whether...

      Bail Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many complaints were received by his Department about the conduct of the ClearSprings bail bed contract in the period from 2007 to 2010; (2)...

      Bail Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons who were resident in ClearSprings properties during its contract to supply bail beds to the Ministry of Justice were arrested between...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the effects on access to justice for lower income groups of his Department's proposed changes to the civil...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to paragraph 46 of his Department’s Green Paper on Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had on his Department's Green Paper on Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales since the...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many responses have been received to the Green Paper consultation on Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were sentenced to unpaid work as a condition of a supervision order in England and Wales in 2009-10; how many such sentences involved...

      Crimes of Violence: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the merits of informing victims of (a) domestic and (b) other violent attacks where the perpetrator has received a...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many procurement projects with a monetary value greater than (a) £10 million, (b) £50 million and (c) £100 million (i) his...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what proportion of people convicted of encouraging violent behaviour involving the use of a knife under the Knives Act 1997 received...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Judicial Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2011, Official Report, column 942W, on legal aid: prisoners, if he will direct the Legal Services Commission to...

      Legal Aid: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how disbursements in clinical negligence cases will be funded when such cases are withdrawn from the scope of legal aid; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid: Rochdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will undertake a cost-benefit analysis of his Department's funding for legal aid in Rochdale in the latest period for which figures are...

      Litigation: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with (i) insurers and (ii) claimant solicitors and their representative bodies to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 25 January 2011 with regard to Caroline Woods.

      Offenders: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rate was for offenders resident in (a) Reading West constituency, (b) Reading and (c) Berkshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Offenders: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to encourage (a) businesses and (b) local authorities to offer work placements, training and jobs to offenders (i) before and...

      Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2010, Official Report, column 294W, on personal injury, (1) how many claims brought against his Department and its...

      Prison Service: Market Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what involvement the former Director of the National Offender Management Service has had in the market testing process currently undertaken by HM Prison...

      Prison Service: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what training is provided to staff employed on the new prison officer contract; (2) how many days of training is provided to staff employed on the...

      Prosecutions: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there were in Brighton and Hove under section 12a of the Criminal Law Act 1977 in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Reoffenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect of reductions in probation service budgets on reoffending rates in Lewisham and Croydon during the...

      Reoffenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect of reductions in probation, police and court budgets in Lewisham and Croydon on rates of (a) arrest and...

      Reoffenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will monitor trends in the issue of fixed penalty notices during the duration of the payment-by-results pilots in Lewisham and Croydon; (2)...

      Repossession Orders: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many interim possession orders were implemented in Brighton and Hove in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; (2) on how many occasions a...

      Repossession Orders: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders were issued for the repossession of homes in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) Suffolk County Council area in each year...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to increase the maximum sentencing powers of magistrates.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to bring forward proposals to enable magistrates to sentence offenders to six month consecutive sentences for more than one...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to answer question 40185, tabled on 8 February 2011 for named day answer on 11 February 2011.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Middle East and North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has reviewed its policy on the licensed sale of defence equipment as a result of recent unrest in the...

    • Arms Brokers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the merits of requiring arms brokers to register under a code of conduct and of revoking the licences of those...

      Arms Export Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions the Government have revoked arms export licences over the last 12 months; and for what reasons in each case.

      Arms Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms his Department has in place to ensure that arms supplied by UK manufacturers are not sold to other countries for...

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria his Department applies to the licensing for export of weapons for (a) offensive and (b) defensive purposes.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department's one-in, one-out policy applies to EU regulations.

      Companies: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department takes to encourage companies to export manufactured products.

      Companies: Overseas Subsidiaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many successful actions the Companies Investigation Branch brought against firms for failure to fully declare overseas...

      Companies: Overseas Subsidiaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps his Department and its agencies are taking to enforce the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 in respect of...

      Construction: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with interested parties on publicly-available specification (PAS91); when he expects PAS91...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in January and February 2011.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to reduce the size of his Department’s estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, columns 736-37W, on departmental offices, if he will provide...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of written questions tabled to him for answer on a named day between 27 May 2010 and 9 March 2011 did not receive...

      Export Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many strategic export licences have been granted in respect of exports to countries in the Middle East and North Africa since...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether universities will be required to produce a separate access agreement with the Office for Fair Access for part-time...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department provided funding for the 2010 survey of universities by Universities UK; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings (a) the Minister with responsibility for and (b) officials working on higher education had with representatives of...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to remove public funding for teaching and research from universities which accept donations from...

      Higher Education: Part-Time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to regulate the number of part-time students studying degrees at each higher education institution; and if he...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments were made to each university by each research council in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Higher Education: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of school leavers resident in (a) Reading West constituency, (b) Berkshire and (c) South East England entered...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what end-user guarantees are sought to ensure that arms manufactured in the UK are not used for internal repression in other...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what definition his Department uses of Advanced Manufacturing.

      New Businesses: Montgomeryshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the availability of credit to new businesses in Montgomeryshire; and what steps he is...

      North West Regional Development Agency: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons his Department has not permitted the North West Regional Development Agency to publish its recommendations for...

      Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the fee income paid by non-UK students attending UK universities will be spent on promoting access under the...

      Parliamentary Scrutiny of Arms Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider the merits of introducing in the UK a system for parliamentary prior scrutiny of arms sales.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has received any representations on the funding of research centres in British universities by individuals...

      Research: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many research centres in British universities with links to the middle east his predecessors (a) opened and (b) visited...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Department of Energy and Climate...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to monitor the numbers of people undertaking medical degrees following the increase in the upper...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) levels of family income and (b) other criteria will determine whether students are eligible for bursaries or other...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the advice given by the Office for Fair Access to universities on the provision of bursaries or...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many disputes between the Student Loans Company and individuals in (a) Bedford constituency, (b) the East of England and (c)...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the effects on the independent retail sector of recent trends in the number of supermarket outlets in...

      Trade: Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of trends in trade with (a) India and (b) China; and if he will make a statement.

      TrustMark Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has for development and support of the TrustMark scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      TrustMark Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with representatives of TrustMark since May 2010; what meetings officials in his Department have had...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment he has made of the difference in the pay of high and low earners in the (a) public and (b) private sector.

    • Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many patients were diagnosed with bowel cancer in each of the last 10 years.

      Public Houses: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in the (a) public house and beer sector in each of the last three years.

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many applications for compensation his Department received in respect of prisoners claiming the right to vote in UK elections in each of the last...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Sniffer Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many sniffer dogs trained to find meat and meat products as a measure to prevent foot-and-mouth disease are working in United Kingdom ports and airports; and...

    • Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the accommodation provided in messes in the United Kingdom for servicemen and women has en suite facilities for (a) Officers, (b) Warrant...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence the statement made on the Department for Transport website regarding the chemical tricresyl phosphate in cabin air that "It is the concentration...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what selection process was used to determine the sampling equipment used to perform the Cabin Air Sampling Study Functionality Test in 2007; and whether...

      Banking: Cheques

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed withdrawal of cheques on older people without access to the internet. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Banking: Cheques

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personal bank or building society customers have made representations to them in favour of the abolition of cheques.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (a) men and (b) women who will be affected by the proposal to introduce a time limit for the payment of contributory...

      Bullying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Equality and Human Rights Commission did not include bullying based on caste in their study Prevention and Response to Identity-Based Bullying Among Local...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which persons within a household have the legal responsibility to complete the 2011 Census. To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Taylor...

      Crime: Knife Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking on knife crime.

      Electronic Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefit to the United Kingdom economy of establishing an open and competitive market for video relay services.

      Electronic Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the definition of "access to electronic communications services equivalent to that enjoyed by the majority of end-users" in the...

      Energy: Carbon Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government upon what oil price current carbon prices are based; and whether they will reconsider their carbon valuation for government policy appraisal.

      Energy: Green Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to assist in the development and growth of a competitive market in the United Kingdom for companies providing green building materials...

      Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their source of data on the extent of the gap in take-home pay between men and women in each of the United Kingdom's job classifications.

      EU: External Action Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the European Union External Action Service is expected to spend on public relations consultants; what will be the United Kingdom contribution to such...

      EU: UK Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 8 February (WA 46-7), what was the trade balance between the United Kingdom and the European Union...

      European Arrest Warrant

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to amend the European Arrest Warrant so that (a) there is no extradition for minor offences, (b) there are stronger safeguards for...

      Finance: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the Scottish financial services industry when compared with that of the United Kingdom industry.

      Finance: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of total assets under management in the United Kingdom were managed in Scotland in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, and (c) 2010.

      Finance: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total workforce of the Scottish financial services industry.

      General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the General Lighthouse Authorities have spent on counsel's opinion in each year from 2005; and whether guidance exists on seeking legal opinions.

      Government Departments: Energy Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of display energy certificate was awarded to HM Treasury's office at 1 Horseguards Road in each of the past three years.

      GPS Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the 14 differential GPS stations in the British Isles are being funded by (a) the General Lighthouse Fund, and (b) the Department for Transport, under the...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to provide care and continuing support for the 10,000 armed forces veterans who are chronically ill or disabled as a result of their...

      Haiti

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effectiveness of their bilateral and multilateral programmes for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Haiti; what lessons they...

      Insurance: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to ensure that the judgment of the European Court of Justice on gender equality in insurance does not affect the development of an...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the United States' veto of a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on Israel's settlements.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arms have been sold to Libya since 2004 by British companies.

      Local Authorities: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on community safety of the delay in informing local authorities in England of the grant allocations they will receive...

      Michael Savage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the ban on Mike Savage, also known as Michael Alan Weiner, from entering the United Kingdom.

      Myanmar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to persuade the international community substantially to increase support for cross-border humanitarian assistance and funding for informal...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resignation of the Palestinian Authority's cabinet.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the cost of abolishing the regulations freezing state pensions for those who qualify and are living overseas. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people living in each British overseas territory are affected by the regulations freezing state pensions.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training they provide to UK Border Agency officials in juxtaposed control zones to enable them to identify trafficked children.

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will investigate and report on the installation and use of databases, including proposed databases, by South Wales Police and their partner members...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how an individual can discover whether their details were held on a database in use by the South Wales Police and their partner members for recording alleged and...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how an individual can obtain full details, including any statements relating to evidence causing an entry to be logged, of a record on a database in use by the...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed reforms of what data may be held on individuals on databases in use by the South Wales Police and their partner members will cover entries...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of individuals whose details of alleged or actual anti-social behaviour are on a database held by the South Wales Police and their partner members...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial and other assistance has been provided by the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers and other government departments or agencies to...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which police forces in England and Wales maintain databases or other record-keeping systems holding details of alleged anti-social behaviour by persons who have...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the names of all databases in use by police forces or their partner members in England and Wales on which details of alleged or actual anti-social...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose a legal definition for the categories of anti-social behaviour to be used for data held on individuals on the databases in use, and...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a person found not to be in breach of the law following an allegation of anti-social behaviour would have their details held on an anti-social behaviour...

      Police: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 8 February (WA 50), why in the absence of a formally agreed definition of front-line police services...

      Police: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 8 February (WA 50), how they will determine whether cuts in police funding are having an impact on...

      Ports and Harbours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the Duchy of Cornwall has offered to the Isles of Scilly Route Partnership for the new quays and ferry between St Mary's and Penzance.

      Prostitution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 28 February (WA 268), which other organisations were represented at the roundtable to develop policy on...

      Refugee Agencies: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cuts in funding for refugee advice services.

      Refugee Agencies: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why contracts for the refugee integration and employment services are to end in September.

      Refugee Agencies: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration was given to the United Kingdom's obligation under the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees when deciding to cut funding for refugee advice...

      Refugee Agencies: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specialist services will be available for refugees and asylum seekers after the recent cut in funding for refugee advice services.

      Royal Mail: Sale

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public consultation has taken place on the proposed sale of Royal Mail; and what was the result of such consultation.

      Royal Mail: Stamps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Post Office about the selection of subjects for its stamps.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance and aid they have provided to the Government of south Sudan in each year since the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. To...

      Transport: Air, Sea and Rail Passengers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many passengers have (a) arrived in, and (b) departed from, the United Kingdom, in the past year (1) by air, (2) by sea, and (3) by rail.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the number of jobs that will be lost in the public sector in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14, and (d) 2014-15, as a consequence of...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Jones on 11 January (WA 438) and Lord Sassoon on 24 January (WA 116), whether travelling expenses and...

      Wreck Removal Convention Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they expect to be the impact of the Wreck Removal Convention Bill on the General Lighthouse Authorities and on the General Lighthouse Fund.

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