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Written answers

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

  • Northern Ireland

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had since May 2010 with (a) the First Minister and (b) the Deputy First Minister on steps taken by the Northern...

    • Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent progress he has made on the establishment of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has installed motion-sensitive energy-saving lighting in its estate; and what plans he has for the installation...

    • Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, on the public bodies reform...

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what items with a value of over £100 have been taken without authorisation from his Department since his appointment; and what...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had to discuss electricity market reform proposals with UK electricity...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will extend his Department's review of the implications of the situation concerning nuclear power stations in Japan to include...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the plans of the UK's nuclear industry to respond to a natural disaster.

      Oil: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) senior officials in his Department have had with the staff, agents or representatives of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of electricity generation came from (a) renewable sources and (b) offshore wind in the latest period for which...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 242W, on solar power: feed-in tariffs, whether his Department's...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of megawatts of offshore wind development required to meet (a) UK and (b) EU targets for...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Stress

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what arrangements are in place in the Electoral Commission to (a) reduce levels of...

    • Third Sector

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much the Electoral Commission provided to each charity it funds in each of the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Committees: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which Cabinet committees and sub-committees have had responsibility for sustainable development since 6 May 2010; and for what periods.

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what account the Office for National Statistics took of the proportion of the population who do not follow a religion in preparing the forms for the...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what occasions his Department has had discussions with the devolved Administrations in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and ( c) Northern Ireland on (i) the...

      Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what date each section of the Charities Act 2006 currently in force was brought into force; how many sections have not yet been brought into force;...

      Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to bring sections 45 to 66 of the Charities Act 2006 into force; what recent representations he has received on this matter; and if he...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether receipts from the sale of assets owned by regional development agencies are reflected in the spending plans of his Department for (a) 2012-13...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent on (a) salaries and (b) pension entitlements for special advisers in the financial year 2010-11 to date.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff from organisations outside Government are on secondment to his Department; from which organisation each has been seconded; and what the...

      EU Law: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many statutory instruments relating to the implementation of EU legislation laid before Parliament have not been approved by Parliament in each year...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress his Department has made on the proposed G-cloud computing strategy; and when he plans to publish it.

      Higher Education: Finance

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

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many special advisers receive a salary of more than £64,000.

      Public Sector: Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on the review of public property undertaken by the Government Property Unit.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether funds allocated and not spent on the National Citizen Service by the end of March 2011 can be carried over into the following financial year.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Creative Economy Programme Ministerial Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the membership is of his Department's Creative Economy Programme Ministerial Board; and when that board last met.

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England allocated per head of population in (a) Walsall North, (b) Walsall South and (c) Aldridge...

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether Arts Council England has put in place arrangements to (a) assess and (b) publish an assessment of the effects on...

      Arts Council England: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last met the (a) chair and (b) chief executive of Arts Council England to discuss their future funding decisions.

      Arts Council England: Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England spent on (a) flowers and (b) receptions and entertainment in 2009-10.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to review the commitments imposed on the BBC relating to local news content; and if he will make a statement.

      BBC: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the BBC Trust on the funding of BBC local radio; and if he will make a statement.

      British Sky Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) individuals and (b) organisations have made representations to his Department on the proposed merger between...

      British Sky Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects of his decision on the News Corporation bid for BSkyB on news websites provided by...

      British Sky Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has any plans to meet representatives of other media organisations before reaching a final decision on NewsCorp's...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what definition of high-speed for the purposes of broadband provision he uses.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of local authority areas in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland with access to...

      Fibre Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the cost of installing fibre networks to reach every household in the UK.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on implementation of the Olympic Truce.

      Public Bodies Reform Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, on the public bodies reform...

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many buildings on his Department's estate were occupied by squatters in each year between 2006 and 2010; and on how many...

      Theatre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward plans to increase the accessibility of theatre in (a) Ipswich and the surrounding region and (b)...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what consideration he gave to including proposals for changes to daylight saving hours in the Government's tourism strategy.

      Video Games: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to regulate the marketing of computer games to children.

      Video Relay Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the benefits to the UK economy of introducing a universal video relay service.

  • Leader of the House

  • Attorney-General

  • Prime Minister

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Prime Minister how much 10 Downing Street has spent on the contents of his drinks cabinets since 11 May 2010.

    • British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister how many (a) individuals and (b) organisations have made representations to 10 Downing Street on the proposed merger between News Corporation and BSkyB since his...

      Usa

      To ask the Prime Minister on what dates he has spoken directly with the President of the United States since his appointment.

  • Scotland

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on the contents of ministerial drinks cabinets since 12 May 2010.

    • Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on indoor and outdoor plants and trees since his appointment.

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what items with a value of over £100 have been taken without authorisation from his Department since his appointment; and what steps have been...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements are in place in his Department to (a) reduce levels of work-based stress and (b) provide assistance to staff diagnosed with such stress.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department provided to each charity it funds in each of the last five years; and how much he has allocated for funding to each such charity...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the proportion of the seafood procured for (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the...

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on (a) salaries and (b) pension entitlements for special advisers in the financial year...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much Ministers in his Department spent on meals in restaurants in the course of their official duties in (a) 2008-09...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) have been and (b) are to be closed, merged or reorganised following his...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many regulations sponsored by his Department have been (a) introduced and (b) revoked since 24 November 2010.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons persons not employed by Government Departments or agencies are issued with passes entitling them to enter his...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department distributed in disabled facilities grants in each year since 1995.

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to reduce the incidence of family breakdown since his appointment.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on arrangements to improve liaison between fire services and other...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will work in partnership with (a) the Self Build Agency and (b) other community organisations to assist those in housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what information his Department holds on the number of plots of land available for self-build projects; (2) how many...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to ensure that funding for the housing market renewal pathfinder initiative from New Homes Bonus funding...

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many concluded judicial reviews of his Department's actions were brought in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; what the name was...

      Judicial Review: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on legal costs associated with judicial reviews in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Local Government Resource Review will be concluded.

      Local Government Finance: Islington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received from the London borough of Islington on its level of central Government support for...

      Local Government Resource Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what remit he has set for the Local Government Resource Review; and if he will make a statement; (2) when his Department...

      Local Government: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he intends to update his Department's guidance to local authorities on the translation of documents; and if he will make...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the amount each local authority will collect in national non-domestic rates in each year from...

      Non-domestic Rates: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) charities and (b) community amateur sports clubs in each local authority area received mandatory rate relief on...

      Non-domestic Rates: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) charities and (b) community amateur sports clubs received discretionary rate relief on national non-domestic...

      Oldham Council: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to ensure that Oldham Council publishes details of all staff earning over £58,000 a year.

      Voluntary Organisations: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on permitting locally-constituted charities or other groups to manage (a) village playing fields and (b)...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of local authorities on (a) waste management and (b) waste...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer Question 42092, on regulations, tabled on 17 February 2011 for answer on 28 February 2011.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer question 42086 on regulations, tabled on 16 February 2011 for answer on 28 February 2011.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much revenue accruing from the aggregates levy was disbursed to conservation projects by her Department in each of the...

    • Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of sparrowhawk breeding on the songbird and racing pigeon population in the UK.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department issues to bird ringers on the number of rings which should be fitted per bird.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of birds which were ringed in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Cheese

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to support the cheese industry.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of dairy cows in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Land

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

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when she plans to set up an advisory panel on forestry; and if she will make a statement; (2) who will serve on the...

      Nappies: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the potential saving to the public purse of 10 per cent. of parents switching from use of disposable...

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding her Department provided for the National Wildlife Crime Unit in each of the last three years.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the future of the National...

      Petrol Stations and Garages: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment her Department has made of the potential health risks associated with siting a petrol station within 50...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of the variation in the cost to the public purse in each local authority of...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage the use of products which prevent waste.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to enable a local authority to apply for inset appointments to alter the designated (a) water...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what provision is available for (a) business and (b) residential consumers to choose the provider of their (i) water and...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued for (a) consumption of alcohol and (b) selling alcohol to under-age people in each police force...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date she expects her Department to have resolved all older unresolved asylum cases.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress her Department has made on speeding up the processing of asylum applications.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of Azure cards issued in (a) the City of Manchester, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) the UK.

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of asylum seekers living in Scotland were (a) granted asylum and (b) refused asylum and returned to their home...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers living in Scotland have (a) returned voluntarily to their country of origin and (b) been removed in each of...

      Avi Benayahu

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department held on the identity to be used by Mr Avi Benayahu for entering the UK prior to his entry; and if she will...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how information on the effect on child welfare of the new return process will be (a) collected and (b) analysed.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information the UK Border Agency holds on (a) the health and welfare of children in immigration cases and (b) the effects of their...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the UK Border Agency is taking to safeguard child welfare in cases of families separated by immigration detention.

      Crime: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with representatives of the transport industry on the future of the ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service.

      Crime: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department provided to the ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has any plans to undertake a study of internet bullying and electronic harassment of individuals in England and Wales.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on trends in the incidence of harassment by electronic means.

      Departmental Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) each (i) agency and (ii) non-departmental public body for which she is responsible spent on...

      Deportation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on deportations in each of the last five years.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that children and families do not become destitute as a result of their progress through the new family...

      Drug Seizures: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quantity of illegal drugs the Serious Organised Crime Agency has seized in (a) the UK and (b) Northern Ireland in each year since its...

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of children aged under 15 in England who have used cannabis in the last 12 months.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the UK Border Agency consultation on the student immigration system.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effects on university (a) science and (b) engineering departments of proposals to limit the...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the written ministerial statement of 14 December 2010, Official Report, columns 94-96WS, on forensic science, what...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to ensure an adequate level of competition in the forensic market following the closure of the Forensic Science...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements she plans to put in place to ensure consistent standards across police forces in the conduct of in-house forensic work...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the cost to police forces of spending on forensic laboratories and associated accreditation following the...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the capacity of police forces to conduct a greater proportion of forensic science work in-house.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of forensic work that will be conducted in-house by police forces following the closure of the...

      Forensic Science: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the availability of expertise in terrorism events in the commercial forensic science sector.

      Forensic Science: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which commercial providers will be responsible for the provision of forensic science for terrorism cases following the closure of the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking in accordance with Article 6 of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings to...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) who is carrying out the review into whether the UK should opt in to the European Directive on Human Trafficking; and what consultations...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures her Department has in place to combat the trafficking of (a) people, (b) weapons and (c) drugs.

      Identity and Passport Service: Ripon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) meetings were held with whom and (b) other consultations took place on the closure of the Ripon Identity and Passport Service office.

      Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions since May 2010 the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on Missing Persons has met; who chairs the group; and which...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the cost to the public purse of metal theft in each of the last three years.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the British Transport Police on metal theft.

      Military Aircraft: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of road fuel tankers stolen in each calendar month since January 2010.

      Public Bodies Reform Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, on the public bodies reform programme, what...

      Robbery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the roundtable on crime involving cash and valuables in transit convened by her Department last met.

      Robbery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of recent trends in the theft of cash from vehicles in transit.

      Smuggling: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what volume of illegal fuels the Serious Organised Crime Agency has seized in Northern Ireland in each year since its inception.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place in her Department to (a) reduce levels of work-based stress and (b) provide assistance to staff diagnosed...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what development work is being undertaken by UK armed forces in Afghanistan.

    • Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial savings his Department expects to make from the abolition of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the extent of the entitlement of members of the armed forces under the age of 18 years and three months to discharge...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the recruitment age for the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 1 March 2011, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of redundancies in (a) the...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he acts in loco parentis for members of the armed forces who are under the age of 18 years.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there is guidance in place for commanding officers on their use of discretion with respect to his Department's policy which provides for a person...

      Departmental Ministerial Special Advisers

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the potential savings resulting from the changes to allowances and bonuses announced on 20 January 2011 in (a) 2011-12,...

      Departmental Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which private finance initiative projects sponsored by his Department have been funded from the Exchequer due to a shortfall in funds in each year since...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) have been and (b) are to be closed, merged or reorganised; and how many (i) women and (ii) men who...

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions his Department has consulted representatives of small businesses on the effects of proposed new regulations since 6 May 2010.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's expenditure was on hotel accommodation for (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) special advisers in each month since January 2009.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans the Royal Navy has for the purchase of maritime patrol aircraft.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of customer satisfaction was most recently recorded by his Department in respect of Ministry of Defence Police in defence community police...

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget for the Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency functions is in respect of (a) defence business continuity, (b) defensive armed...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department project increases in aerial and liquid discharges of tritium from the defence sector in the UK Strategy for Radioactive...

      Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce the future arrangements for contractor management and operation of the Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport.

      Sealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Minister in his Department took the decision to refuse access to the Defence Support Group site at Sealand to the hon. Member for Alyn and Deeside;...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the time taken to pass the initial gate stage on the 2016 start date for construction of the first Trident...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures have been introduced to ensure that the decision on Trident taken at initial gate will ensure the cost effectiveness of the process of...

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure Reductions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the pace of proposed reductions in public expenditure to take into account the GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2010.

    • Petrol Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of trends in duty and value added tax on petrol.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce the rate of inflation.

      Bank Bonuses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals for a further tax on bank bonuses.

      Economic Growth: Kent

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he has taken to support economic growth in Kent.

      Manufacturing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he is taking to support economic growth in the manufacturing sector.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the contribution of HM Revenue and Customs to reducing the budget deficit.

      VAT: Retail Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on consumer confidence of the increase in the standard rate of value added tax since his recent meeting with...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether liquefied petroleum gas will be included in his application to the European Commission for a rural fuel duty rebate pilot scheme.

      Income Tax: Underpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the recovery by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of underpaid income tax where the underpayment was caused by an error or errors made by...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many expressions of interest in his proposed junior ISA his Department has received via the direct.gov portal.

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of working heads of family in receipt of income-related benefits or tax credits, facing a marginal rate of deduction...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye of 6 December 2010 Ref AR/JA/243 on behalf of constituents Mr and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is reviewing the application of business rates to empty property as part of the Budget process.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what legal advice he and his colleagues have received on proposals to change the basis of index linking of public sector pensions already in payment,...

      Tax Allowances: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to bring forward legislation for a transferable tax allowance for married couples; whether the allowance will be available to (a) couples...

      Taxation: Football

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the sums owed to the Exchequer by football clubs in the Premier League and Football League at the end of the 2009-10 tax year.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Bahrain on the protection of human rights during periods of unrest;...

    • BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2011, Official Report, column 270W, on the BBC World Service, how many representations...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who will represent the Government at the Srebrenica anniversary commemorations in Bosnia on 11 July 2011.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with representatives of the survivors of...

      Cote d'Ivoire: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the government of Cote d'Ivoire on the killing of demonstrators in Abidjan on 3 March 2011.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo on steps to counter sexual violence...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist women and children in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are at risk of sexual...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) have been and (b) are to be closed, merged or reorganised following his...

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the steps taken by his international partners to ensure that the views of the Egyptian people are...

      Indonesia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Indonesian counterpart on (a) freedom of religion and (b) violence against religious...

      Japan: Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contingency arrangements he (a) has and (b) plans to put in place to (i) provide consular support for and (ii) assist...

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff of his Department are based in (a) Libya and (b) Tripoli.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on levels of arms smuggling into Gaza; what recent discussions he has had with (a) the...

      Middle East: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has commissioned research on the role of (a) social media and (b) satellite television in the recent...

      Middle East: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the promotion of democracy in the middle east; what recent discussions he has had with the...

      Middle East: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of religious freedom in Pakistan.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent support he has provided to moderate forces in the Palestinian Territories; what recent discussions he has had with...

      Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on (a) permitting and (b) promoting the provision by Government agencies of technical support to overseas...

      Serbia: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Serbian counterpart on the extradition of Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadzic; and if...

      USA: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) representations and (b) submissions he has received on his Department's procedures for arranging visitor tours of the...

      Voluntary Work

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

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the situation in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Apprentices: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of small and medium-sized businesses in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency which...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department attributable to the operation of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has had discussions with Ministers in the (a) Scottish Government, (b) Welsh Assembly Government and (c) Northern Ireland...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse was of the (a) procurement and (b) outsourcing function of (i) his Department and (ii) each (A) agency and...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to paragraph 7 of his Department's impact assessment on reform of disability living allowance, what assessment he has made...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what savings his Department proposes to make in respect of the reform of the mobility component of disability living allowance in (a)...

      Employers' Liability Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on proposals to improve the tracing of employers liability insurance...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what transitional arrangements (a) there are and (b) he plans to introduce for those who are moved onto jobseeker's allowance following a...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in how many cases where couples made a joint claim for jobseeker's allowance the nominated recipient was (a) a man and (b) a woman in...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether recipients of jobseekers' allowance who are attending interviews and work trials receive assistance from the public purse with the cost...

      Personal Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on giving people greater flexibility in early access to part of a personal pension fund.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's impact assessment on requiring consideration of revision before appeal, whether this policy is to apply to...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to assist into employment those with learning difficulties at the point at which they leave school.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received the state second pension in each of the last seven years; in how many cases contracted-out deductions were made; and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions he has made in his estimate that £2 billion from fraud and overpayment will be saved by the introduction of universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the impact assessment on his proposals for universal credit, what estimate he has made of the sums attributable to universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what change he expects in the number of people working (a) one to five, (b) six to nine, (c) 10 to 19, (d) 20 to 29 and (e) 30 or more...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will assess the proportion of the cost of childcare to be funded by the recipients under each of the options set out in his...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the (a) number of families on incomes between £16,000 and £24,000 who will be affected by the introduction of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the (a) number of families with savings (i) above £16,000 and (ii) between £6,000 and £16,000 who will be...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's impact assessment on conditionality measures in the Welfare Reform Bill, what estimate he has made of (a)...

  • Justice

    • Bailiffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on developing options for a public consultation on the better regulation of bailiffs; and if he will make a statement.

    • Boundary Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will bring forward proposals to reduce the (a) time taken in, (b) complexity and (c) cost of boundary dispute resolution procedures; and...

      British Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what facilities his Department provides for British Sign Language users to access legal services.

      Departmental Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) agency and (ii) non-departmental public body for which he is responsible spent on compensation payments to...

      Driving under Influence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for drink-driving resulted in custodial sentences in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many tribunal (a) chairs and (b) members have been recruited by the Tribunal Service in Scotland since May 2010 for the purposes of (i) assisting...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints of unjustifiable discipline by a trade union were (a) heard and (b) upheld by an employment tribunal in each year since 1996.

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what reports he has received on progress in negotiations for the EU to become a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights.

      Immigration: Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish revised guidelines for immigration judges; and if he will make a statement.

      Interim Possession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many interim possession orders were issued by each county court in England and Wales in each year since 2007.

      Knives: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of carrying a knife in a public place in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of applications to become a justice of the peace were successful in the last three years for which figures are available.

      Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on indoor and outdoor plants and trees since his appointment.

      Public Bodies Reform Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 9-10W, on the public bodies reform programme, what estimate he...

  • Health

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to GP pathfinder consortia.

    • Blood : Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to the merits of screening for pathogens for those at greater risk of being infected with such pathogens as a result of...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to the merits of screening those infected with hepatitis C for the extra-hepatic manifestations identified in the...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason he has maintained the classification of the hepatitis C virus in two stages; and if he will make a statement.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has plans to end the two-stage system of classification of Hepatitis C for patients who suffer from a bleeding condition or a condition which...

      Brain Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to increase his Department's funding allocation for specialist care for children with brain tumours during the current Parliament.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the provision of (a) cancer services and (b) mental health services in South Devon.

      Cataracts Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will re-introduce an 18-week waiting time target for cataract treatment; and if he will make a statement.

      Commission on Assisted Dying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has been requested by the Commission on Assisted Dying to submit (a) oral and (b) written evidence to its inquiry; and if he will...

      Equality and Excellence: Liberating the NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 2.22 of his Department's White Paper, Equality and Excellence: liberating the NHS, Cm 7881, July 2010, if he will make an...

      Health Education: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to issue an invitation for expressions of interest in the Healthy Schools Programme.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to make a decision on the recommendations from the Co-operation and Competition Panel on regional health commissioning in the North West...

      Health Services: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned which supports the proposition that the privatisation of healthcare providers will...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential risks arising from increased journey times to children's heart surgery units.

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what opportunity hospital trusts had to (a) comment on and (b) suggest corrections to the assessments undertaken by Sir Ian Kennedy in respect of...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of co-locating services for treatment and follow-on care of children's heart surgery patients.

      Heart Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on cardiac surgical outcomes; and if he will take steps to maintain adequate time for the collection and...

      Histiocytosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department funds research into histiocytosis.

      Histiocytosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans (a) his Department and (b) each agency or non-departmental public body for which it is responsible plans to raise awareness of histiocytosis...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to the merits of introducing two stages of classification of HIV; and if he will make a statement.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish the submissions he has received in the course of his Department's recent review of the (a) morbidity and (b) quality of life of...

      Meat: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposed charges to recover the costs of meat hygiene inspection on the independent meat...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places for medical students there were in each higher education institution in the academic year (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; how many...

      NHS: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the existing framework of primary care trusts, strategic health authorities and other...

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to reduce barriers to the award of NHS contracts to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      NHS: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned which supports the proposition that establishing an independent commissioning board...

      NHS: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the (a) collection and (b) publication of NHS (i) surgical audit and (ii) clinical outcome data; and what timetable he has set for...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in (a) the reform of the prescription charging system and (b) the extension of categories of long-term chronic conditions...

      Respiratory System: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were admitted to hospital due to a respiratory condition in (a) England and (b) each primary care trust area in the last year for...

      South London NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the performance against objectives for productivity in the hospitals of the South London NHS Trust in the latest period for...

      South London NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent reports he has received on the adequacy of staffing at the hospitals of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many buildings on his Department's estate were occupied by squatters in each year between 2006 and 2010; and on how many occasions his Department...

      Tobacco: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on the health of young people of secondhand tobacco smoke in confined spaces; (2) what steps he is taking...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials of his Department are employed or contracted to work with schools considering or seeking to become Academies.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to allow academies access to his Department's eligibility checking service.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of progress on schools acquiring academy status in (a) Rochester and Strood constituency and (b) England.

      Academies: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library a copy of the proposal he has received for the Three Valleys Independent Academy, Rotherham.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to review guidance on forced adoption.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any Building Schools for the Future projects which had reached financial close have since had their funding reduced.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average time taken was for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service to (a) process and (b) complete care cases referred to...

      Children: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what funding his Department allocated to Sure Start children's centres in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; (2) what funding his...

      Children: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with (a) local authorities and (b) police forces on arrangements for safeguarding children and young people who...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in each (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency in England were on the Child Protection Register in...

      Children: Separation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has considered plans to give the non-resident parent a right of access to children in separation cases.

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of local authority funding to Connexions services for 2011-12 on the integration of...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Land

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many members of staff were employed in the (a) Ministerial and (b) general correspondence units of his Department in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much Barnett consequential funding his Department has provided to each devolved Administration in (a) 2010-11 to date and (b) in each of the last...

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what regulations his Department repealed between 27 January and 28 February 2011.

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria his Department uses to assess the merits of applications for contracts to provide advice line services; and if he will make a statement.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the effect on the number of students currently participating in the first year of study and receiving education maintenance...

      Education: Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that provision for people aged 16 to 19 in (a) school six forms, (b) sixth form colleges and (c) further education...

      Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of public expenditure on education as a proportion of (a) GDP and (b) total public expenditure in the latest period for...

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many educational psychology posts there were in March 2010; and what estimate he has made of the level of such posts in March 2011.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to (a) identify and (b) support children who qualify for free school meals.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons students from households in receipt of working tax credit are not eligible for free school meals.

      Free Schools: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what applications he has received from groups in Lancashire to establish a new free school.

      Free Schools: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to announce his decision on the free school application from the OPEN Youth Trust in Norwich; and if he will make a statement.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future funding of post-16 education; what assessment he has made of the average change in budgets of (a) 13-18 high schools...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children taking GCSEs achieved (a) an A*-C grade in both English and mathematics, (b) five or more A*-C GCSE grades including...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, columns 265-66W, on GCSEs, what the average cumulative number of GCSE entries was per...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 19 January and 21 February 2011 on Miss Susan...

      Music: International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to the merits of including music in the English Baccalaureate.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils at secondary schools with (a) fewer than 800, (b) 800 to 1,000 and (c) more than 1,000 pupils have been...

      Pupil Exclusions: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many school children were excluded permanently from schools in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands in 2010.

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to issue guidance to (a) teachers, (b) schools and (c) local authorities on online and cyber bullying.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the monetary value of the pupil premium will be per qualifying pupil in each year to 2014-15.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in enrichment funding for 16-19 providers on students in deprived communities.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in Peterborough constituency who will qualify for the pupil premium.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the financial effect on the per pupil funding of each local authority of a school becoming an academy school.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on (a) ensuring that free schools are not permitted to teach creationism outside the religious education curriculum and (b)...

      Schools: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which information his Department holds on the number of (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) sixth form colleges which are using...

      Schools: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the additional school places needed to meet population growth in the Bradford district by 2020.

      Schools: Discretionary Learner Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on what date he plans to inform schools and further education colleges in Coventry of their allocation of discretionary learner support for 2011-12.

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when the revised guidance on managing medicines in schools will be published; and what steps he plans to take to publicise the guidance to all relevant...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding he (a) has allocated and (b) plans to allocate to the (i) acquisition, (ii) equipment and (iii) running costs of the (A) West London...

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will introduce an education funding formula with the purpose of providing specific support to schools in rural areas.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding from the public purse was spent on sport in schools from each funding source in each year since 2003.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the oral answer from the Prime Minister of 24 November 2010, Official Report, columns 258-59, how much he plans to spend on sports in...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has undertaken an assessment of the effects on the level of participation in sport among young people of the withdrawal of funding for...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department allocated to school sports partnerships in Brighton and Hove in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the long-term effects of his Department's changes to school sports funding on public health.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of school students in (a) Wallasey constituency and (b) Wirral borough council participate in five hours or more of school sports...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the number of students in Rochdale school participating in school sports in each of (a) the last two financial years and (b) next...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects school sport partnerships in Warrington to receive formal notification of their funding for 2010-11.

      Sixth Form Education: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of sixth form colleges that have carried out zero-rated capital works which have made use of the statutory...

      Sixth-form Colleges: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which sixth form colleges undertook capital works of a monetary value of more than £1 million in the last 10 years; and which such projects...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria his Department uses to determine which children should be referred to a special needs school; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to require schools to record (a) pupils with a disability and (b) the type of disability.

      Students: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average attendance rate was of students in further education in each year since 2004 in each local authority area.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals for the reimbursement to local authorities in outer London boroughs of the full cost of payment of inner London...

      Teachers: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of teachers who will be made redundant in the academic year 2010-11.

      University Technical College: Houghton Regis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made on plans for a university technical college in Houghton Regis; when it will open; and if he will make a statement.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many meetings officials of his Department have had with officials of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the implementation of...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of his Department's funding to local authorities for careers advice and guidance activity in 2010-11 is to be transferred to (a) All-Age...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what arrangements he has made for interim information advice and guidance to young people in connection with Connexions services which have been...

      Westminster Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, columns 1117-8W, on Westminster Academy, what the total (a) travel and (b) accommodation...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer questions (a) 34896, (b) 34897, (c) 34894, (d) 34873 and (e) 34874 tabled on 17 January 2011.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to respond to Question 39943, on allocation of funding through the pupil premium, tabled on 7 February 2011.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to introduce a US-style crew personnel advanced screening system at UK airports; and if he will make a statement.

    • Biofuels: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the European Renewable Energy Directive's target of 10 per cent. biofuel use for road transport...

      BRB (Residuary): Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the budget for BRB (Residuary) Ltd (a) was for (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 and (b) will be for (A) 2011-12, (B) 2012-13, (C) 2013-14 and (D)...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the revenue budget for departmental administration was as allocated (a) for 2010-11 by the previous Administration and (b) in the March 2010 budget.

      Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made of the budget for the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d)...

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the management of First Group on the (i) First Great Western...

      Highways Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce the Highways Agency revenue budget; how much each action he plans to take will save; and how much will be saved by...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure drivers of light and heavy goods vehicles registered overseas are prosecuted for motoring offences...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the progress of the development of infrastructure in the North East to support low-carbon vehicles.

      Piracy: Horn of Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the effect on UK shipping of the incidence of piracy off the coast of the Horn of Africa.

      Piracy: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he made of the effects on the UK economy of piracy launched from the coast of Somalia.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the change will be in the number of fast trains to London from (a) Coventry, (b) Liverpool, (c) Manchester, (d) Stoke-on-Trent, (e)...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what analysis his Department has undertaken on the timescales for the realisation of economic benefits from High Speed 2 in (a) Birmingham, (b)...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps he has taken to ensure that (a) highways, (b) rail and (c) local transport schemes that his Department is committed to build...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent meetings he has had with (a) individuals and (b) organisations which may offer third party funding for High Speed Rail 2; and what...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the annual passenger numbers using the proposed link between the High Speed 2 and High Speed 1 lines; (2) over what...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the annual cost of potential delays in completion of the High Speed 2 line to Birmingham beyond the target date.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of potential carbon emissions expected to be generated during the construction of High Speed 2; (2) what his...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what increase in capacity would result from (a) 14, (b) 15, (c) 16, (d) 17 and (e) 18 new train paths per hour from High Speed 2.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of buildings that will be demolished during the construction of High Speed 2; and what the location is of...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what his estimate is of the proportion of the jobs to be created by High Speed 2 (a) as a result of the proposed station at Old Oak Common, (b)...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the annual revenue the High Speed 2 will generate once the line has reached (a) Birmingham, (b) Leeds and (c) Manchester.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the socio-economic composition of passengers expected to use the new High Speed 2 line.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the High Speed 2 line will be a dedicated high speed track for the route between Manchester and Liverpool.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria he applied to the selection of interested parties who were invited to the launch of his Department's High Speed 2 consultation; and for...

      Railways: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what economic analysis his Department has undertaken on the anticipated ticket pricing plan for travelling at (a) peak and (b) off-peak periods...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce the rail revenue budget; how much each action he plans to take will save; and how much will be saved by each such...

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of rail services each day which will be slowed down by the proposed High Speed 2 interchange at Old Oak Common;...

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Mayor for London and (b) train operators on the reliability of Oyster card readers at ticket barriers...

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding he has allocated to meeting current requirements for search and rescue helicopters in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Rolling Stock: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions trains or rolling stock used on the Norwich to London railway line failed reportable safety inspections in (a) 2007, (b) 2008,...

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) payroll and (b) running costs of (i) Brixham and (ii) Falmouth Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (A) were in (1) 2008-09 and (2)...

      Small Businesses: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions his Department has consulted representatives of small businesses on the effects of proposed new regulations since 6 May 2010.

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue budget has been allocated to the local sustainable transport fund in 2010-11; and what measures this allocation will be used to fund.

      West Coast Railway Line: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the costs of a full recast of the West Coast Main Line timetable as a result of High Speed 2.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Angel Investors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made in improving incentives for angel investors.

    • Apollo Group and University of Phoenix

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met representatives of (i) Apollo Group Inc and (ii) the...

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprenticeships in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d) Middlesbrough South and East...

      Apprentices: Totnes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were created in Totnes constituency in the last 12 months; and what estimate he has made of the number...

      Apprentices: Totnes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of apprenticeships in Totnes constituency were taken up by women in the last 12 months.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of the sale of (a) arms systems, (b) weapons and (c) munitions to (i) each other EU member state,...

      Arms Trade: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, columns 1096-97W, on Arab states: arms trade, (1) what the cost to...

      Beer: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effect on public houses of the operation of the beer tie.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses are (a) aware of and (b) have access to financial...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employees would lose the right to (a) request flexible leave, (b) statutory maternity rights and (c) shared parental...

      Business: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department provides to (a) reduce the burden of (i) taxation and (ii) administration on and (b) increase the...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on (a) salaries and (b) pension entitlements for special advisers in the financial year...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that his published departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of...

      Departmental Policy

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

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has a subscription to the Financial Times Online.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) have been and (b) are to be closed, merged or reorganised following his...

      Economic Growth: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department took to promote economic growth and activity in Birmingham in each of the last six months.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to diversify the economy of areas with high proportions of public sector jobs.

      European Southern Observatory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the benefits to the UK of membership of the European Southern Observatory; and if he will...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many patent applications were (a) made by and (b) granted to each higher education institution in each of the last five...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish the design for the Green Investment Bank.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what number and proportion of UCAS applicants were accepted and enrolled onto university courses with (a) less than 80 UCAS...

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials of each grade in his Department have policy responsibility for dealing with anti-Semitism in UK universities;...

      Lasers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the sale of laser pens to children.

      Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the review by the Office of Fair Trading on the high cost of...

      Graduates: Medicine and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many medical students graduated in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Graduates: Medicine and Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many medical students graduated from institutions in Greater London in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of UK trade was conducted with (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c) India and (d) China in each financial year since...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which UK companies has made the largest contribution to the economy of (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c) India and (d) China in the...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was in real terms of UK (a) exports to and (b) imports from (i) China, (ii) India, (iii) Brazil and...

      Overseas Trade: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value in real terms of (a) investment in Brazil by UK businesses and (b) investment...

      Overseas Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value in real terms was of (a) investment in India by UK businesses and (b) investment in the UK by Indian...

      Overseas Trade: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the monetary value in real terms of (a) investment in Russia by UK businesses and (b) investment...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions the Post Office has had with retail banks on the date by which all holders of (a) personal and (b) business...

      Prisons: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2011, Official Report, column 1054W, on prisoners: education, (1) what the cost to the...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the method used by his Department to estimate the number of public sector jobs for the purposes of the Regional Growth...

      Repayable Launch Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department's budget includes an allocation of funds for Repayable Launch Investment.

      Science: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to address the level of attrition between education and employment for women in (a) engineering, (b)...

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many buildings on his Department's estate were occupied by squatters in each year between 2006 and 2010; and on how many...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding was allocated to the Pay and Work Rights helpline in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he will announce the proposed division in funding between the allocations of his Department and the Department for Education...

      Voluntary Work and Charitable Donations

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

  • International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what discussions he had with the Government of Vietnam on his Department's bilateral aid to that country prior to deciding to end...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) in which year his Department's bilateral aid programme in Cameroon will be closed; and what arrangements he has made for phasing...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) in which year his Department's bilateral aid programme with Niger will close; what arrangements he has made for phasing in the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which year his Department's bilateral aid programme with Lesotho will close; what arrangements he has made for phasing in the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which year his Department's bilateral aid programme with Gambia will close; what arrangements he has made for phasing in the closure...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which year his Department's bilateral aid programme with Cambodia will close; what arrangements he has made for phasing in the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which year his Department's bilateral aid programme with Burundi will close; what arrangements he has made for phasing in the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which year his Department's bilateral aid programme with Indonesia will close; what arrangements he has made for phasing in the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the official development assistance received by Vietnam his Department's bilateral aid comprised in the latest...

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's press release of 3 February 2011, on aid to Somalia, by what means his Department plans to help up...

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's press release of 3 February 2011, on aid to Somalia, with which organisations his Department plans...

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's press release of 3 February 2011, on aid to Somalia, what proportion of the proposed increase in his...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the merits of the recognition of...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 10 March (WA 425), how Marie Stopes International (MSI) uses funding provided by them; what recent discussions they...

    • Armed Forces: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children of service personnel based overseas were able to visit their parents in each year from 1990 to 2010. To ask Her Majesty's Government to which...

      Arms Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decisions by Germany, France and the United States to introduce legislation to control the re-export of arms.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 8 March (WA 342), how many (a) asylum seekers, and (b) dependants, have made asylum applications since...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the disclosures made by banks of high-level remuneration, including the format and content of such disclosure, and the process by which...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 8 February (WA 42-3), what is the definition of temporary absence from Great Britain when social security benefits...

      Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to help parents meet the cost of the mobility needs of their disabled children during term-time weekend visits if the mobility component of...

      Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 25 January (WA 131), what are their reasons for the projected cuts in spending on mobility help.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been frozen in (a) the United Kingdom, and (b) the European Union, as a result of European Union sanctions on Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to persuade European Union member states to implement a ban on European Union companies investing in Burma.

      Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will develop a strategy to combat carbon monoxide poisoning.

      Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring forward regulations to ensure that the national gas emergency service will provide their operatives with personal alarm monitors for carbon...

      Credit Default Swaps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will press for the publication of the European Commission report on sovereign credit default swaps; and what they estimate to be the cost of that...

      Cuba

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Cuba to end the house arrest of Pastor Omar G Perez and to allow full freedom of conscience and worship...

      Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring into force Section 9 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Egypt to intervene on behalf of the Eritrean refugees held hostage in the Sinai desert.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 9 December 2010 (WA 77), whether they can account for the continued delays in producing the report pertaining to...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 28 February (WA 218-19) and 8 March (WA 389), whether information referred to or contained in records held by the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, invited the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to consider recommending pronuclear transfer...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 February (WA 170), why there was not a change in the number of IVF treatment cycles where more than 20 eggs were...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their latest assessments of the necessary reductions in carbon emissions by 2020 and 2050 which are within the remit of the Department for Transport.

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 28 February (WA 220-1), whether they will consult on changing their definition of fuel poverty to take account of...

      Energy: Gas Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the priority given by the Health and Safety Executive to promotion of gas safety.

      Energy: Gas Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of CO-Gas Safety to encourage gas safety.

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees about providing protection to the Eritrean refugees held...

      EU: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make further representations for a review of the European Union-Israel trade agreement in light of the treatment of Palestinians.

      EU: UK Rebate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of comments by the Danish finance minister that the Danish European Union presidency will propose ending the United Kingdom's rebate.

      European Commission: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 14 February (WA 108-9), when they expect their review of the European Union's competences to be...

      Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce (a) tax avoidance and evasion, and (b) social security fraud, by individuals in the United Kingdom.

      Government: Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will include the promotion of physical activity within the list of ministerial responsibilities.

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many haemophilia patients have been infected with HIV by contaminated NHS blood and blood products; and how many are still alive.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 30 November 2009 (WA 14) which stated that the Government would "imminently" amend the Misuse of Drugs...

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change their policy of arms sales to Indonesia.

      Investors in People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review Investors in People.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Government of Israel not to renew a residency permit for Anglican Bishop Suheil Dawani of Jerusalem and his...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the recent approval by the Jerusalem municipality for the construction of 14 apartments...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the recent bulldozing of the village of al-Arakib in the Negev.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the arrest and treatment of Walid Sharaf.

      Japan: Earthquake

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many emergency and rescue personnel have been deployed from Great Britain to Japan to assist in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and associated events.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what source of information the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs based his suggestion that President Gaddafi was en route to Venezuela.

      Localism Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what extra protection will be conferred on "assets of community value" by proposals contained within the Localism Bill.

      Localism Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether further guidance will be issued on what are "assets of community value", as referred to in the Localism Bill.

      National Assembly for Wales: Referendum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for the implementation of the outcome of the referendum held in Wales on 3 March under the provisions of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what correspondence they have had with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission during February 2011; and whether copies of such correspondence and the...

      Office of Tax Simplification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 31 January (WA 235), why the Office of Tax Simplification review on tax relief recommended that Regulation 145(3)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 3 March (WA 357-8), what kind of mediation aid was given to (a) Armenia, and (b) Azerbaijan.

      Party Conferences: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to public funds of providing (a) the security fence, (b) police officers, (c) Security Industry Authority accredited security personnel, (d)...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered or will offer to those receiving pensions from the First Trust Bank who had not had and will not have their payments reduced.

      Railways: Community Rail Projects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities supported community rail partnerships during 2010; and how many have withdrawn their support in the past six months.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 10 March (WA 434), whether they will consider modifying passenger charters to allow vouchers issued as...

      Railways: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 10 March (WA 434), whether the invitation to tender for the inter-city west coast franchise included stations such...

      Railways: East Coast Main Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 10 March (WA 435), apart from setting the broad requirements of the new timetable for the inter-city east coast...

      Railways: London Midland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with London Midland prior to its announcement on 1 March regarding its consultation on reduced ticket office hours.

      Railways: Open Access Operators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether open access operators should fund some of the cost incurred by capacity upgrades carried out as part of the Route Utilisation Strategies, when they benefit...

      Railways: Privatisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have paid to the components of the British railway system and service in each year since its privatisation.

      Railways: Rail Package 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the Department for Transport's Rail Package 2 alternative strategy to High Speed 2.

      Roads: Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help has been given to local authorities in England and Wales to repair roads damaged by recent ice and snow.

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received to establish free schools; how many of those applications are for single-faith schools; and how many are from each faith group.

      Sport: Sports Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the regulations governing sports clubs. To ask Her Majesty's Government what information, advice or support they are providing to...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the extent to which aid to Sri Lanka is reaching the north-east of the country.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about the political situation in Sudan following the announcement by Omal al-Bashir that he will not seek another term in office;...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about the recent violence in Abyei, Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Sudan to end discrimination against citizens who are HIV positive.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to south Sudan ahead of the preparations for independence on 9 July.

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the European Commission's proposals to create a common corporate tax base; and whether such a measure could be agreed by qualified...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make bilateral representations to the Government of Turkey concerning the recent arrests of journalists, and the state of press freedoms there.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Uganda about its role and responsibilities within the Commonwealth.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received about the political situation in Uganda.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Uganda about the promotion of equal rights to its citizens irrespective of sexuality.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent presidential elections in Uganda.

      United Kingdom Borders Act 2007

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring into force Sections 19 and 57 of the United Kingdom Borders Act 2007.

      Vehicles: Lorries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessments have they made of the road safety implications of allowing longer lorries to use the United Kingdom road network. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Women: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing for the education of women in developing countries.

      Works of Art: Droit de Suite

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on European Union proposals to extend the droit de suite to works produced by deceased artists; and whether they have assessed the impact of...

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