Written answers

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

  • Scotland

    • Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on the likely effect of the budget of the Scottish Parliament of the ending of...

    • Devolution: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the ending of end-year flexibility has been discussed with the Scottish Government in the Joint Ministerial Committee.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to his contribution of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 716, on the Scotland Bill, whether BB guns fall within the definition of air...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Human Trafficking: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the number of women victims of human traffickers who are subsequently re-trafficked.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what regulations his Department introduced between 2 February and 28 February 2011; (2) what regulations his Department revoked between 2...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Oral Questions

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many questions for oral answer were entered into the shuffle for each of the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects on arts and cultural organisations of reduction in levels of expenditure by local...

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will meet the Chairman-designate of the BBC Trust to discuss the requirements of that post in respect of the oversight...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will put in place mechanisms to ensure the delivery of high-quality on-demand content to households which do not wish or...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether tender documents for further contracts to provide high-speed broadband services are to be issued by individual local...

      Broadband: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions Broadband Delivery UK has had with Lancashire county council on its issue of tender documents for a contract...

      Broadcasting: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the broadcast advertising production sector to the economy.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of his Department's adherence to each of the principles of good employment practice set out in the...

      Internet: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what consultation his Department is undertaking on steps to address levels of internet addiction among young people.

      Olympic Games 2012: Berkshire

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

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) by what date he expects schools graded good by Ofsted to be able to apply for academy status; (2) what criteria he plans to use to determine the...

    • Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding will be available to local authorities for the provision of disabled children's services in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

      Connexions: Finance

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

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) which subjects will be considered under his Department's National Curriculum review; (2) who he has appointed to lead his Department's reviews...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 14 February 2011, Official Report, column 558W, on education maintenance allowance: Ashton-in-Makerfield, for what reason...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students at Bridgwater college and Strode college (a) in total and (b) resident in Wells constituency receive weekly education maintenance...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what purposes he has allocated funding from the public purse to (a) the Specialist Schools and Academic Trust and (b) the National College for...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

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

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many staff of his Department (a) in total and (b) in full-time equivalent terms are assigned to the Free Schools Team; (2) how many civil...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to increase the number of 14 and 15-year-olds taking further education courses; and if he will make a statement.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of secondary school children who attend selective schools.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 13 December 2010 and 12 January 2011 on his constituent...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on a potential link between participation in music lessons and attainment in...

      Postgraduate Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he intends to inform providers of Postgraduate Certificate of Education courses of the (a) funding and (b) criteria for funding for the year...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) playgroups and (b) providers of early years care on their ability to provide each...

      Pupil Numbers: Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2011, Official Report, column 26W, on home education: Durham, if he will put in place a mechanism to collect...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Young People's Learning Agency 16 - 19 Funding Statement, which areas will be entitled to the £150 million additional...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to allocating funding through the pupil premium to schools in which a significant proportion of children are members of...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the average level of funding per pupil in (a) Barnet local education authority area and (b) London in 2011-12.

      Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools other than academies had rebuilding programmes (a) authorised and (b) funded since his statement to the House on 5 July 2010, Official...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what date he expects his Department's capital expenditure in schools from March 2012 to be published.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much capital funding has been allocated by his Department for school building, repair and maintenance to each local authority area in each year...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanism he plans to establish to ensure that schools deliver a professional and individualised careers services to pupils seeking to enter...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average cost to the public purse of educating a pupil in (a) England and (b) London was in each of the last three years.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for in-school teacher training; and if he will take steps to safeguard the Graduate Teach scheme in Tees Valley district.

      Teaching Methods: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the performance in (a) Peterborough and (b) other locations of the (i) Every Child Counts and (ii) Every Child a...

      Vocational Education Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his letter of 9 September 2010 to Alison Wolf, what plans he has to publish Alison Wolf's interim report on vocational education.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to monitor the quality of careers advice procured by schools for young people.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 42085, on regulations, tabled on 16 February 2011 for answer on 28 February 2011.

  • Justice

    • Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons he has not accepted the recommendations of Sir Rupert Jackson and others to abrogate the indemnity principle in response to the...

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average hourly cost to the public purse is of supervising an individual on unpaid work on (a) Mondays to Fridays (i) during the day and (ii)...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average hourly pay rate is of supervisors of unpaid work in (a) London and (b) the rest of England and Wales.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to bring forward proposals for reform of the criminal injuries compensation scheme.

      Departmental Land

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

      Disability Living Allowance: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeal tribunal cases relating to disability living allowance were heard in (a) Reading West constituency, (b) Reading and (c) Berkshire in...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunal cases were heard in each region between 2008 and 2010.

      Magistrates Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to lay before Parliament an Order to provide for the merging of magistrates benches in England.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letter of 18 February 2011 from the right hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood, on retrospective limited compensation...

      Offenders: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders released from prison who are resident in (a) Reading West constituency, (b) Reading, (c) Berkshire and (d) England (i)...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what size of prison population is required to trigger Operation Safeguard.

      Prisoners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were on the (a) basic, (b) standard and (c) enhanced tier of the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme (IEP) in each of the last...

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2011, Official Report, column 578W, on prisoners: gender recognition, which (a) internal and (b) external...

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2011, Official Report, column 578W, on prisoners: gender recognition, what plans he has for the implementation of...

      Probation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the planned expenditure is for each probation trust in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14.

      Victims: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what arrangements are in place to provide support and advice to UK citizens who are the victims of crime in other EU member states; and if he will...

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of provision for 18 to 20-year-old young offenders in the secure estate; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reductions to youth offending team budgets on levels of reoffending and antisocial behaviour...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria he used to allocate resources for youth offending teams over the comprehensive spending review period; and if he will make a statement.

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding he has allocated to youth offending teams in each local authority area; and if he will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will reverse her decision to withdraw the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on biodiversity conservation in (a) England and (b) the UK Overseas Territories in each of...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when her Department plans to launch Round 18 of the Darwin Initiative; and whether a proportion of that fund will be reserved...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) procurement and (b) outsourcing function of (i) her Department and (ii)...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which procurement projects engaged upon by (a) her Department and (b) each non-departmental public body and agency for...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria she proposes to use to determine membership of the Forestry Expert Review Panel.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what process she plans to follow to establish an independent forest advisory panel; and what timetable she has set for this...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on the use of powers of guidance and direction in sections 15 and 16 of the Natural...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions her Department's and Natural England's Technical Advice Customers Group has met since 1 January 2008.

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions (a) Ministers, (b) the Permanent Secretary and (c) the chief scientific adviser to her Department...

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department has issued to Natural England on (a) good practice in (i) provision of advice and evidence and...

      Rivers: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many stretches of river in the East of England were closed by the Environment Agency for maintenance in each of the last...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on the (a) openness and (b) transparency of the process for designation of marine protected...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the responses to her Department's consultation on private sewer transfers; and if she will make a statement.

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with Ofwat on the proposed transfer of private sewers to water companies.

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to transfer private sewers to water companies; and if she will make a statement.

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects the regulations for the transfer of private drains and sewers to come into force.

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to lay before Parliament the regulations to authorise the transfer of private drains and sewers to statutory...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish her proposals for the transfer of private drains and sewers to statutory sewer companies.

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research her Department has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned on levels of pain and distress experienced...

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on requiring the stunning of animals prior to slaughter.

      Slaughterhouses: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to promote animal welfare standards in abattoirs.

      Special Areas of Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether she has any plans to seek independent external expert advice on the (a) processes, (b) evidence, (c)...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what policy outcomes to enhance sustainable development her Department (a) has developed and (b) plans to develop following...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2011, Official Report, column 520W, on waste management, which stakeholders (a) Ministers...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish the consultation on the Walker review of charging and metering for water and sewerage services; and...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has had discussions with (a) Ofwat and (b) the Department for Energy and Climate Change on the potential for...

      Whales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps she has taken in relation to whaling; and if she will make a statement.

      Whales: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her Japanese counterpart on whaling.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Public Bills: Internet

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) who will be responsible for operating the dedicated website for public reading stage of Bills; how many people will operate the website; and what budget has...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what new capabilities he expects to be provided to British troops in Afghanistan as a consequence of the funding announced on 10 June 2010 to help troops...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to encourage the government of Afghanistan to record and report the number of deaths in...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will make it his policy to place in the Library at the time of making his quarterly oral statement on Afghanistan monthly estimates of the...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to place in the Library at the time of making his quarterly Oral Statement on Afghanistan cumulative monthly estimates of...

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 802W, on air force: military bases, if he will place in the Library a copy of the study...

      Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the shelf life of 120 mm Charm 3 APFSDS L27 rounds.

      Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has assessed the suitability of the use of the L18 charge together with the L27 propellant charge.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for restructuring of the armed forces after the date of withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2011, Official Report, column 126W, on armed forces: pay, how many members of the armed forces have informed their...

      Armed Forces: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the incidence of (i) brain tumours and (ii) other forms of cancer among (A)...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of receipts from the sale of barracks for improvements to service accommodation.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies to arise from proposed changes to communications and logistics support to Headquarters Allied...

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, column 815, on the armed forces (redundancies), what criteria his Department used to...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he plans to allocate to introducing the Future Rapid Effects System Utility Vehicle.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department takes to (a) record and (b) monitor the subsequent use of arms systems and other weapons sold to foreign governments by UK...

      Army: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria his Department plans to use to determine which army personnel will be made redundant under its present programme of redundancies.

      Army: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he anticipates redundancies from the conversion of the second operational divisional headquarters to a force preparation role.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to monitor the reduction of expenditure in the defence budget.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much he expects his Department to save as a result of the commitment in the Strategic Defence and Security Review to save significant amounts...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many obligations in contracts with private sector providers have not been met as a consequence of the time taken to announce the composition of the...

      Departmental Leaseback Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 made...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable he has set for decisions on measures to achieve non-frontline savings identified in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much expenditure his Department (a) allocated to science and technology research in each of the last five years and (b) plans to allocate to...

      Departmental Security

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

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the effect on arrangements for the defence of the (a) UK and (b) Falkland Islands from aerial attack of circumstances where Typhoon...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the (a) cost to date and (b) future cost of compatibility tests for each type of ground attack weapon deployed from Typhoon aircraft.

      Gurkhas: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the terms of reference are of the cross-Government task force on Gurkha veterans and their families; and whether the task force is to examine...

      Improvised Explosive Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he has allocated to counter-improvised explosive device capability in each financial year from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has (a) had any discussions with and (b) provided any assistance to British universities in securing (i) contracts and (ii)...

      Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the likely effect of the implementation of the measures in the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the (a)...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what UK military assets have been identified for inclusion in contingency plans for the UK to contribute to a no-fly zone over Libya; and how many (a)...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK's fast jet capability; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what type of helicopter was used in the recent mission to transport diplomats to Benghazi, Libya; and when the helicopter was allowed to return to its...

      Military Aircraft: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of establishing support facilities in Malta for (a) RAF Tornado aircraft, (b) RAF Typhoon...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the (a) sale and (b) demolition of Hyde Park Barracks is being considered as part of the rationalisation of the defence estate; (2) what...

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military personnel serve on the secretariat of the National Security Council.

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what notice his Department proposes to give to service personnel whose ships are to be transferred under his proposed changes to port-basing.

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make an announcement on the port-basing of ships and submarines.

      Nimrod Aircraft: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the decommissioning of the Nimrod MRA4 fleet.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the involvement of the private sector in the Royal Navy in addition to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Strategic Defence and Security Review, how much funding he plans to allocate to introducing a new range of medium weight armoured...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Strategic Defence and Security Review, which Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance capabilities will...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much he expects his Department to save as a result of the commitment in the Strategic Defence and Security Review to rationalise wider...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Strategic Defence and Security Review, how much funding he has allocated to introducing protected support vehicles to replace...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of reduction in the planned number of Joint Strike Fighter aircraft he expects to arise as a result of the outcome of the Strategic Defence...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what new capabilities he plans to purchase using the funding allocated to cyber security by the Strategic Defence and Security Review; (2) who...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the strategic defence and security review (SDSR), how much his Department will bear the risk of the capability gaps that will arise as...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much he expects his Department to save as a result of the commitment in the Strategic Defence and Security Review to rationalise his...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what capability gaps he has identified as resulting from the outcome of the strategic defence and security review.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the establishment is at all ranks of the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the surveillance needs of the UK (a) now, (b) in 2015 and (c) in 2020; and what plans he has to meet these needs.

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has a policy to encourage its employees to (a) volunteer and (b) donate via payroll giving; (2) what steps his Department...

      Warships: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2011, Official Report, column 917W, on submarines and warships, what the (a) name and (b) type is of each (i)...

  • Home Department

    • 101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the level of usage of the national non-emergency number.

    • Arrests: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many arrests were made in Brighton and Hove under section 73 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in (a) 2008, (b)...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time elapsed between an application for asylum and final determination of the case in the last 12 months for which...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to ensure refugees can access (a) employment, (b) housing and (c) financial assistance from 1 April 2011; and...

      Asylum: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to make an assessment of the effects on refugees of reductions in the budget for advice services for refugees at the end of...

      Asylum: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the potential effects on levels of community cohesion of reductions in funding for refugee...

      Asylum: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for future funding for the integration of refugees after they are granted limited leave to remain.

      Asylum: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the likely effect on the budgets of (a) other Government departments and (b) local authorities...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to open an office of the UK Border Agency to process claims relating to asylum seekers resident in Scotland in (a)...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of processing initial applications for asylums in Scotland.

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects of reductions in the budget for the UK Border Agency on refugee charities in Scotland in receipt...

      Avi Benayahu

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the circumstances of Mr Avi Benayahu's entry into the UK in 2010; and what her policy is on the use by...

      Avi Benayahu

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department was first informed of the intention of Mr Avi Benayahu to enter the UK under a false identity.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in each London borough have been naturalised as UK citizens since 2005.

      Departmental Land

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions her Department has consulted representatives of small businesses on the effects of proposed new regulations since 6 May...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regulations her Department introduced between 9 and 28 February 2011.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      Human Trafficking: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to assess the risk of human trafficking in the period before the London 2012 Olympics.

      Human Trafficking: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to allocate resources to the Metropolitan police for work to counter the risk of human trafficking during the period of the...

      Identity Cards: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many biometric residence permits she expects to be issued to non-EEA nationals in each of the five years from 2011.

      Identity Cards: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many biometric residence permits have been issued to non-EEA foreign nationals.

      Identity Cards: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of issuing biometric residence permits to non-EEA foreign nationals.

      Identity Cards: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will state (a) how and (b) where biometric data from residence permits issued to non-EEA foreign nationals will be stored.

      Illegal Immigrants: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the number of illegal migrants working in the UK who (a) pay tax and (b) make national insurance contributions.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means she ensures that providers of secure English language tests adhere to the Common European Framework.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many student visas included the requirement for the applicant to have passed a secure English language test in the last 12 months; and...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accreditation bodies are currently approved by the UK Border Agency; and when that approval is scheduled to end in each case.

      Immigration Controls: Musicians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to facilitate the granting of work permits and visas to foreign professional musicians invited to perform at concerts...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of States contribution on 26 October 2011, Official Report, column 59WH, on missing persons,...

      Police: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) number of police officers and (b) crime rate was in the North Wales police force area in each of the last 20 years.

      Police: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has plans to enable local authorities to access police data systems in order to tackle housing benefit and council tax fraud.

      Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from how many UK institutions graduates can receive a post study work visa; and for what types of degrees in each case.

      Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people received a post-study work visa in 2009; and how many such people had received a (a) UK recognised bachelor or postgraduate...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the policy of the Criminal Records Bureau is on who may use the title Ms in applications for a Criminal Records Bureau check.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were subject to a discretionary bar by the Independent Safeguarding Authority in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Criminal Records Bureau checks were issued in 2010 to those working in the gaming industry.

  • Attorney-General

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Attorney-General how many confiscation orders have been obtained by the Serious Fraud Office's Proceeds of Crime Unit in 2010-11 to date; and what the total monetary value is of such...

    • Fraud: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many people have been convicted in cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office in 2010-11; and what the conviction rate for cases brought by the Serious Fraud...

      HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate: Redundancy

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how much funding HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate has allocated to redundancy costs in each financial year from 2011-12 to 2014-15; (2) how many staff...

      Serious Fraud Office: Redundancy

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

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Finance

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what the (a) resource and (b) capital budget of the Treasury Solicitors Department (i) is in 2010-11 and (ii) will be in each year of the comprehensive...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Finance

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

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Manpower

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) permanent and (b) non-permanent staff the Treasury Solicitors Department expects to employ at (i) the end of March 2011 and (ii) the end of each...

      Treasury Solicitors Dept: Redundancy

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how much the Treasury Solicitors Department has spent on redundancy costs in 2010-11 to date; (2) how many staff the Treasury Solicitors Department has made...

      Treasury Solicitors Dept: Redundancy

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many staff the Treasury Solicitors Department expects to make (a) voluntarily and (b) compulsorily redundant in each financial year from 2011-12 to 2014-15;...

  • Prime Minister

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of child maintenance cases with an assessment and payment schedule were fully compliant in the 12 months to the...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parents resident in Dartford constituency have used the Child Support Agency or the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission to ensure...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) impact assessment and (b) consultation his Department has undertaken on its decision on the future (i) level and (ii) availability...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that assessors for the personal independence payment are trained in all aspects of disability; (2)...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the provision of mobility allowance for (a) those in hospital, (b) those moved to a residential home and (c) students;...

      Disability Living Allowance: Airdrie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the working age population of Airdrie and Shotts constituency is in receipt of disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children with disabilities educated in special schools are in receipt of the mobility component of disability living allowance at the...

      Disability Living Allowance: Wolverhampton

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

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to change employment and support allowance to take greater account of the need for support relating to...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Airdrie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Airdrie and Shotts constituency have been in receipt of employment and support allowance payments for more than one year.

      Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) minimum and (b) maximum period will be between an individual receiving notification of their incapacity benefit reassessment and...

      Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures are in place for incapacity benefit clients who wish to make a complaint about their reassessment.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the effect on the number of prosecutions for health and safety offences of reductions in the budget of the Health and Safety...

      International Labour Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding his Department provided to the International Labour Organisation in each of the last four years; and how much funding he...

      Jobcentre Plus: Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what order of precedence Jobcentre Plus has set for rolling out its incapacity benefits reassessment programme.

      Jobcentre Plus: Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether additional (a) staffing and (b) resources will be provided to Jobcentre Plus to undertake incapacity benefit reassessments in areas...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cancer patients were found (a) still to have limited capability for work-related activity and retained in the support group, (b) to...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future of the Motability scheme following introduction of the personal independence payment.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason he has proposed that six months must elapse before a person can claim the personal independence payment; and if he will make a...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many public procurement contracts with each (a) Government department and (b) local authority have been awarded to Remploy since 2008;...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts Remploy have been awarded since 2008; what the monetary value of such contracts was; and what proportion of those contracts...

      Remploy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the merits of awarding a pay increase to employees of Remploy.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to encourage the take-up of benefits that are unclaimed by pensioners.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) women and (b) men were in receipt of (i) disability living allowance, (ii) income support and (iii) jobseeker's allowance on the...

      Social Security Benefits: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to ensure that officials assessing entitlement to benefits are appropriately trained in (a) understanding and...

      Social Security Benefits: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps the Government plans to take to consider the needs of people with autism when designing the assessment procedure for the...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any bonuses were paid to private companies engaged as part of the operation of the trial of the reassessments for customers receiving...

      Social Security Benefits: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to simplify the benefits claims process for pensioners.

      Social Security Benefits: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the likely savings to the public purse of the proposed cap on the annual level of benefits payments per...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what methodology his Department uses to determine the level of contracted-out deductions from the state second pension; (2) for what...

      State Retirement Pensions: Livingston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women in Livingston constituency will be affected by his proposals to raise the state pension age for women.

      Work Programme Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date he expects to announce the successful work programme bidders for each contract package area.

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • Environmental Audit Select Committee

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how much National Audit Office resource was made available to support the work of the Environmental Audit Committee in the latest period for...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will undertake a survey to ascertain the prevalence of anti-Semitism in each (a) age group, (b) socio-economic group and...

    • Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to initiate consultation on the introduction of regulations contemplated under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

      Community Relations: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of the English language in the UK for the purposes of community cohesion;...

      Jewish Community

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of (a) synagogues and (b) Jewish cemeteries in each local authority area...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers local authorities have in relation to the management of private rented housing; and what information his Department...

      Town Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to promote (a) the regeneration of town centres and (b) high street shops; and if he will make...

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what sites subject to the aggregates levy are registered in Northern Ireland.

    • Aggregates Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which sites subject to the aggregates levy in Northern Ireland claimed relief for the extraction of shale material in each of the last four years; what...

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials of the Ministry of Defence in respect of that Department's...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of families (a) in total, (b) in each nation and region and (c) in each constituency who will be affected by the...

      Child Trust Fund: Children in Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent in administration costs to assess for the purposes of the Child Trust Fund the needs of children in care living in Scotland in (a)...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of the Spending Review Challenge.

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal steps he is taking to incentivise (a) research and development and (b) innovation.

      Income Tax: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) North Down constituency were affected by the introduction of the 50 per cent. rate of income tax in April 2010.

      Licensing: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many premises licence applications have been made through the Business Link website to date; and how many such applications Business Link has forwarded...

      Maternity Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many women were in receipt of (a) Health in Pregnancy Grant and (b) Sure Start Maternity Grant on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      National Insurance: Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many temporary national insurance numbers were issued by HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 1997; and what proportion of those numbers were for...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many properties sold in (a) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (b) Suffolk county council area attracted stamp duty land tax levied at (i) zero per...

      Tax Avoidance: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue accrued to the Exchequer from actions against tax avoidance in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Taxation: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department estimates it will collect in tax revenues from the banking sector in 2010-11; and what proportion of the tax collected from the...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects on business confidence of the decision of HM Revenue and Customs to set out details of how they will undertake a...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons it is proposed that business record checks will be undertaken by staff of HM Revenue and Customs using powers to enter a person's business...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer Question (a) 40990 and (b) 40992, on national insurance, tabled on 10 February 2011 for answer on 14 February.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Land

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

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what regulations her Department introduced between 4 February 2011 and 28 February 2011; (2) what regulations her Department revoked between 4...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census: Publicity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if the Government will allocate part of the budget for the 2011 Census awareness campaign to advertising through community radio stations.

    • Departmental Expenditure

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the effects on the political situation in Iran of recent arrests of opposition figures; and if...

    • Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on respect for the human rights of members of the Bahá'i...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of the Iranian nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of the Iranian nuclear programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Overthrown Governments: Asset Freezes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the merits of freezing assets of former officials of overthrown...

      Camp Ashraf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the human rights situation in Camp Ashraf, Iraq.

      UK-Zimbabwe Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of relations between the UK and the President and Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.

      West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of levels of economic development in the west bank; and if he will make a statement.

      North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the countries of north Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take together with EU partners to strengthen the (a) guidelines and (b) operation of the rules on arms...

      BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of retaining (a) short wave radio transmissions of the BBC...

      BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations British embassies have received on reductions in the BBC World Service.

      BBC World Service: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the expected saving to the public purse is of ending BBC World Service transmission of Hindi-language radio broadcasts over...

      BBC World Service: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the likely trends in audiences for short-wave radio in India over the next four years.

      BBC World Service: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of influence of the BBC World Service Hindi radio service in the last five years.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the successful bidder was for the provision of a patrol vessel for the British Indian Overseas Territory.

      British Nationals Abroad: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what injuries have been sustained by British citizens affected by terrorist activities overseas since January 2002. (2)...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which occasions his Department has facilitated the travel of trades union officials to (a) Colombia, (b) Venezuela and (c)...

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) function and (b) remit of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Council of Europe is; when that Group is expected...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) procurement and (b) outsourcing function of (i) his Department and (ii) each...

      Developing Countries: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the European Commission on strengthening due diligence reporting for EU-registered companies...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many English language tests were delivered by the British Council in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      International Labour Organisation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department provided to the International Labour Organisation in each of the last four years; and how much...

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will assess the adequacy of the support and advice given by officials of his Department to (a) the family of...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what bilateral trade agreements the UK has entered into since May 2010.

      Pakistan: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on the death of Salman Taseer; and if he will make a statement.

      Syria: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on levels of anti-Semitism in Syria; whether he has made representations to the government...

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Chinese government on the arrests and imprisonment of Tibetans involved in the...

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the recent presidential elections in Uganda; what assessment he has made of the conduct of that...

  • Transport

    • A14: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what traffic flow data his Department holds for each section of the A14 in the most recent period for which figures are available.

    • Aviation: Pilots

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

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Civil Aviation Authority will maintain separate and enhanced flight time limitations for airline pilots following the implementation of the...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess whether changes to pilots' flight time limitations proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency provide levels of safety...

      Aviation: Working Hours

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

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on safety of the European Aviation Safety Agency's notice of proposed amendment for flight time limitations;...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to review the Civil Aviation Authority's separate and enhanced flight time limitations for airline pilots following the implementation...

      Biofuels: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what plans he has to consult on the implementation of the transport elements of the Renewable Energy Directive; (2) on what date the UK will...

      DLR: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Transport for London on the contingency measures should the Docklands Light Railway cease operating during the London...

      Driving Standards Agency: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had discussions with the Driving Standards Agency on the identification of alternative accommodation for its Cardiff office within the...

      Driving Standards Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding he has allocated to the Driving Standards Agency in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individuals took the practical driving test in the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how many in each such year failed the...

      Great Western Railway: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the environment of electrification of the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what work his Department has undertaken on (a) consultation and (b) communication with road users on the introduction of a road user charging scheme...

      Lewes-Uckfield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to reinstate the Lewes to Uckfield railway line; and if he will make a statement.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he plans to review the legal provisions in respect of pavement parking; (2) what recent representations he has received on pavement parking.

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to ensure consistent levels of access for disabled people to all forms of public transport.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of hectares of (a) Grade 1, (b) Grade 2, (c) Grade 3a, (d) Grade 3b, (e) Grade 4 and (f) Grade 5...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the evidential basis is for his calculation that the number of homes on the route of High Speed Two that will be seriously affected by noise has...

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an estimate of (a) the potential carbon dioxide emissions of rail services operating on High Speed Two and (b) the carbon dioxide...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he gave to announcing his decision on funding for local rail schemes as part of the comprehensive spending review settlement for his...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road traffic (a) accidents and (b) fatalities there were in (i) Bury St Edmunds constituency and (ii) Suffolk in each year since 1997;...

      Roads: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date he expects his Department's report on potential measures to reduce the congestion caused by road incidents to be published; and what the...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been paid to each highway authority for its emergency contribution to the costs arising from adverse weather conditions in the current...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date he expects the first new trains to be built under the Intercity Express Programme to be introduced on the rail network.

      Speed Limits: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many schools in (a) Erith and Thamesmead constituency and (b) in total are situated in 20 mph zones; and what steps he is taking to encourage...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which unmanned aerial vehicles are approved to fly in all classes of UK airspace.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) the UK and (b) multilateral organisations have spent on each category of development activity in Afghanistan since 2001.

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian assistance his Department has provided to the Democratic Republic of Congo in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on (a) salaries and (b) pension entitlements for special advisers in the financial year 2010-11 to date.

      Developing Countries: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what initiatives his Department is undertaking with businesses to encourage corporate social responsibility in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage other governments to provide emergency service personnel to developing...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what policy outcomes to promote sustainable development overseas his Department (a) has developed and (b) plans to develop following...

      Gaza: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to promote economic development in Gaza and the West Bank.

      Iraq: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of employment opportunities in Iraq.

      Libya: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has (a) had any discussions with and (b) provided any assistance to British universities in securing (i)...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to increase public awareness of the incidence and consequences of global poverty.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the lifetime carbon dioxide emissions in respect of (a) construction, (b) transportation, (c)...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the revised treatment of combined heat and power plant, what assessment he has made of the effects of the carbon...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of a new carbon price floor mechanism on reductions in carbon dioxide...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the financial effects on combined heat and power plants of the introduction of a new carbon price floor...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with UK port companies his simplification review of the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme.

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) when he expects to conclude the simplification review of the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme; (2) what...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much additional revenue he expects to receive as a result of the changes he has made to the carbon reduction commitment scheme.

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect on UK ports of his Department's carbon reduction...

      Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the risk of vector-borne diseases infecting the UK blood supply was discussed during his recent discussions at the UN climate...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set out his assessment of the effect on industrial electricity prices of his proposals on electricity market reform in...

      Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the merits of including hot water efficiency measures in the Green Deal.

      Green Climate Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons the first meeting of the Transitional Committee of the Green Climate Fund was postponed; and what communications (a)...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any (a) Government departments and (b) non-departmental public bodies derive revenue from electricity feed-in tariffs.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential for the usage of solar photovoltaics on brownfields to increase (a) economies of scale on...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met representatives from the UK solar photovoltaic industry; and how many meetings he has had with representatives of...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's estimate is of the number of jobs created in the solar photovoltaic industry since February 2010.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the future of solar Feed-in Tariffs; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 241W, on solar power, for what reasons the five megawatt...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ogmore of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 241W, on solar power, whether his...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department's review of adult community learning will include (a) eligibility for higher-level learning and (b)...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeship places in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) Hertfordshire in (i) 2008,...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship places in Southend West constituency there were in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) 2011 to date.

      Apprentices: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships in Dartford constituency that (a) will be created in the next 12...

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprenticeships in (a) England, (b) Berkshire and (c) Reading West constituency were taken up by women in...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential role of local small business loan funds to provide working capital to small businesses.

      Business: Reading Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of small and medium-sized businesses in Reading West constituency which employed...

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of citizens advice bureaux in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d)...

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people who will use citizens advice bureaux in each of the next four years.

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of individuals (a) working in a volunteer capacity and (b) in paid employment at...

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much grant-in-aid will be allocated to the Citizens Advice by his Department in each of the next four years.

      Company Finance: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley were fined for late...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate has been made of the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) effect on the number of civil service jobs in his...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which further education institutions in the London Borough of Waltham Forest provide courses in English for speakers of other...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of the English language in the UK through the funding of further education...

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value to the financial services rector of credit guarantees provided to that sector by...

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in relation to which countries claims were made against the Export Credits Guarantee Department in respect of export transactions...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which further education colleges undertook capital works of a monetary value of more than £1 million in the last 10 years;...

      Further Education: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of further education colleges that have carried out zero-rated capital works which...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the Advocate for Access to Education to publish his report on access to higher education; and if he will make a...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has (a) had any discussions with and (b) provided any assistance to British universities in securing (i)...

      Higher Education: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answers to the hon. Member for Tottenham of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 557W and 560W, on...

      Institute for Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings Ministers and officials of his Department have had with representatives of the Institute for Learning on (a)...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what regulations his Department introduced between 24 November 2010 and 8 February 2011.

      Vans: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what discussions he has had with representatives of General Motors on the manufacture of a new model of van at its Luton...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) further education colleges and (b) sixth form colleges on the...

      Window Blinds: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 September 2010, Official Report, column 529W, on window blinds: safety, what the outcomes were of...

      Window Blinds: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 September 2010, Official Report, column 529W, on window blinds: safety, what recent progress has...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to answer question 42088, on regulations, tabled on 16 February 2011 for answer on 28 February 2011.

  • Health

    • Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are referred to a specialist at an appropriate time in respect of...

    • Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the need for co-ordination between local authorities, the national health service and social care services to...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to encourage the sharing of good practice in rheumatoid arthritis services provided by different groups of commissioners; and...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that GP consortia have the appropriate skills and knowledge to commission services for people diagnosed with...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to establish specialist myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome services in parts of the country where there are none.

      Departmental Land

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

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many public consultations his Department has conducted in each of the last 10 years; for how long each consultation was open; how many responses were...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS pharmaceuticals budget of prescribing (a) buprenorphine and (b) subutex was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people entitled to a free annual eye test used their entitlement in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effects on human health of mineral oils present in food packaging.

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment has been made of the health effects of the use of recycled card in food packaging.

      General Practitioners: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to remove the one mile residency requirement applying to pharmaceutical dispensaries operated by GP surgeries.

      Health Centres: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of walk-in centres and polyclinics in the London borough of Harrow in meeting patient need; and if he...

      Hospitals: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many healthcare-acquired infections there were in each NHS facility in Berkshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Meals on Wheels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to safeguard the meals on wheels service.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing a health research agency as recommended by the Academy of Medical Sciences review on the...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing key performance indicators for research activity in the next NHS Operating Framework as...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what audits his Department has carried out of primary care trusts (PCTs) which received Government funding ring-fenced for the provision of improved...

      Mental Health Services: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health nurses mental health trusts have recruited for the purposes of treating ex-service personnel in the last six months; and if he will...

      Mental Illness: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the (a) number of and (b) cost to the public purse of the treatment of ex-servicemen and women diagnosed with mental health issues...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department spent on problems of the musculoskeletal system in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's annual spend per head of population was in (a) Dudley and (b) Wolverhampton primary care trust area in the most recent financial...

      NHS: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much each of the sector primary care trusts in London has spent on consultancy services since their inception; (2) how much NHS London and its...

      Nutrition: Flour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on the refortification of wheat...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of his Department's expenditure on tackling childhood obesity in 2010-11 to be spent on sport or physical...

      Respite Care: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what respite care his Department provides for parents of disabled and violent children.

      Ritalin: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to reduce the incidence of misuse by adults of ritalin prescribed for children with ADHD as a recreational drug.

      Streptococcus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 907W, on streptococcus: screening, what steps he plans to take to reduce the incidence of...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average waiting time is for cataract treatment (a) in each region and (b) as measured by the OECD; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Urology: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many stoma care nurses there were in the NHS in (a) 2001, (b) 2006 and (c) the most recent year for which figures are available.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Afghanistan about the rights of women in Afghanistan.

    • Alveolar Echinococcosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they propose to protect humans and canines against alveolar echinococcosis (AE) following the end of the requirement for the treatment of dogs with...

      Armed Forces: Repatriation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the costs of permanently repatriating British military units from Germany.

      Armed Forces: Royal Air Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Air Force squadrons they propose to abolish.

      Armed Forces: Safeguarding of Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the "stand-off" and elevation safeguards applicable to military establishments in regard to planning applications at or adjacent to the periphery of such...

      Armed Forces: University Air Squadrons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many University Air Squadrons there are; and where they are.

      Banking: Cheques

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cheques were presented in the last year for which statistics are available; what types of organisations or businesses were the main users of those...

      Banking: Cheques

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether banks in which the Government have a controlling shareholding have given any consideration to the continuation of the provision of cheques; and what...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions are being taken to recover funds placed on deposit by United Kingdom charities and local authorities with Icelandic banks and not repaid.

      Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the statement on Belarus by the International Democrat Union issued in Prague on 23 February.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many heterosexual couple households in receipt of housing benefit the benefit is paid to one person rather than jointly; and in how many of those cases...

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of operating (a) the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission, and (b) the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority.

      Channel Tunnel: Intergovernmental Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission, as an arm of the United Kingdom and French governments, which have major shareholdings in Eurostar, can comply...

      Channel Tunnel: Intergovernmental Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Channel Tunnel infrastructure is subject to European Directive 2001/14; and, if so, what action the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission has...

      Charities: Mileage Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether persons who are paid more than 40 pence per mile for the use of their private cars to do unpaid voluntary work for charities are liable to income tax on...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of China concerning the detention of Mao Hengfeng.

      Clothing and Textiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of clothing and textiles currently bought in the United Kingdom can be classified as (a) sustainable, and (b) ethical.

      Criminal Justice: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Phillip Skipper, who was acquitted at trial, was ever compensated; if so, under what scheme; whether he received compensation following a civil action...

      Economy: Monetary and Fiscal Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they co-ordinate monetary and fiscal policies; and whether one leads the other.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the number of people whose names appear more than once on the electoral register.

      Energy: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 3 March (HL6759), whether the commissioned work is likely to be completed in time for consideration to be given to...

      EU: Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 28 February (WA 224), what further steps are required to abolish the policy of discards in the fishing industry;...

      European Stability Mechanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 February (WA 15), why they plan to participate in the work to design the European Stability Mechanism; and what...

      Finance: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they have in promoting Scottish financial services.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to define in what circumstances food can be labelled as local or from a specified location.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation covering food labelling, including country of origin labelling; and, if so, when.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether public funding for proceedings under the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 are means- and merits-tested. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the enforcement of Forced Marriage Protection Orders in Pakistan is being hampered by a view that the definition of forced marriages in the Forced Marriage...

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the Financial Services Compensation Scheme subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and what assessment they have made of the...

      General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 15 February (WA 153), whether there has been a change in policy on disclosing information on public expenditure by...

      GPS Stations

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

      Human Remains: Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of promession in the disposal of human remains is permitted in the United Kingdom.

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 31 January (WA 230), with which non-governmental organisations and civil society groups in the United...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 31 January (WA 220), what funds they have provided since 2008 to non-governmental organisations and...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the International Criminal Court.

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in December 2009 that the active denial of an...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring the conduct of the trial of Mr Thomas Lubanga at the International Criminal Court.

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the allegations by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International that full judges are being appointed to the International...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the statement made on 8 July 2010 by Sir Adrian Fulford, chairman of the bench in the trial of Thomas Lubanga at the International...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been provided with any evidence to suggest that military equipment and armaments sold to the government of Libya by United Kingdom manufacturers...

      Local Authorities: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they paid to local authorities in 2010.

      Mexico

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Mexico about the Me'phaa Indigenous People's Organisation.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Sassoon on 2 February (Official Report, cols. 1431-2) stating that it is too early to have reliable data on the take-up of the...

      Nicaragua

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Nicaragua regarding the alleged incidence of rape and sexual abuse of girls and women.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Pakistan about the assassination of Mr Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minority Affairs and Human Rights.

      Papal Visit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Bishops' Conferences of England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the Catholic Church have refunded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office their share...

      Prison Service: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the eligibility criteria for a long service medal in the prison service.

      Prisoners: Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners in United Kingdom prisons were sentenced abroad and subsequently transferred to the United Kingdom; from which countries they were transferred;...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give prisoners the vote.

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in formulating their policy on granting prisoners the vote, they have taken account of practical arrangements for prisoners to vote in the Republic of...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to using the granting of the right to vote to prisoners as a constructive step in the rehabilitation of prisoners; and how that...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 15 February (WA 152), whether prisoners registered in their home constituencies can vote by post in referenda if...

      Railways: Community Rail Projects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they envisage for community rail projects in support of their localism agenda.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 16 February (WA 195), whether bidders for new railway franchises have to commit themselves to measurable and...

      Republic of Ireland: State Visit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of the Republic of Ireland about a possible visit by HM the Queen to the Republic of Ireland later this year.

      Royal Family: Official Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they give to members of the Royal Family engaged in official representative work that involves lobbying.

      Schools: Religious Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the protection against religious discrimination given to staff in community schools under Section 59 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 is removed...

      Schools: Uniform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance and information they are giving to head teachers about the merits of school uniform.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of whether the Government of Sudan has committed genocide in Darfur.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Howell of Guildford on 1 March (HL6987, HL7114, HL7115 and HL7116), whether they will propose that the European Union makes...

      Tajikistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a list of priority areas for co-operation between the United Kingdom and Tajikistan from the Government of Tajikistan; if so, what is...

      Taxis: Wheelchair Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that wheelchair ramps fitted to taxis are kept in good working repair, and that taxi drivers know how to use them.

      Transport for London: Value for Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received sufficient assurance from the Independent Investment Programme Advisory Group (IIPAG) to determine whether Transport for London delivers...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the legitimacy of the outcome of the last general election in Uganda.

      Vehicles: Lorries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 March 2011 (WA 397-8), how many lorries underwent an annual vehicle test in each of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010;...

      Vehicles: Lorries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 8 March 2011 (WA 397-8), how many roadside checks of (a) United Kingdom lorries, and (b) foreign registered...

      Vietnam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Vietnam about the arrest of Dr Nguyen Dan Que.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis they are recommending United Kingdom businesses to invest in Zimbabwe.

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