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Written answers

Monday, 28 March 2011

  • International Development

    • Libya: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated for humanitarian purposes to assist people (a) in Libya and (b) seeking to leave Libya...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 844W, on overseas aid, when he plans to publish the operational plans...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities which public bodies sponsored by the Government Equalities Office (a) have been and (b) are to be closed, merged or reorganised following her...

    • Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 9-10WS, on the public bodies reform programme, what estimate...

      Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will bring forward proposals to use the powers in section 9 (5) (a) of the Equality Act 2010 to make caste an aspect of race for the purposes...

      Women's National Commission.

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate the Government Equalities Office has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Women's National Commission.

  • Prime Minister

    • Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make proposals to the independent trustees responsible for Chequers, for Chequers to be open to the public.

    • Chequers: Operating Costs

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2011, Official Report, column 31W, on Chequers: operating costs, in which year a grant was first made from the Cabinet Office to the...

      Personnel: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he requires members of staff at No. 10 Downing Street to inform him when they are subject to criminal investigation.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Preventing Violent Extremism Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which external bodies received funding from his Department and its agencies from the (a) community resilience and (b)...

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to revise guidance issued to local authorities on the treatment of planning applications from mobile telephone...

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials of each grade in his Department have policy responsibility for dealing with anti-Semitism; what sources are...

      Brighton Marina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has received any recent representations on the provisions of the Brighton Marina Act 1968.

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has had discussions with local authorities on the future-ring fencing arrangements for the Housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on requiring the compulsory installation of sprinkler systems in all newly-built domestic properties.

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has for the future of (a) commonhold and (b) leasehold tenure; (2) what plans he has for the future...

      Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will make it his policy to support an accreditation scheme to regulate the leasehold-managed accommodation sector;...

      Leasehold: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the merits of introducing a system of regulation of managing agents of leasehold properties.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to enable non-executive council members to limit the remuneration of local authority chief...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the potential effects on economic growth of implementation of his plans for more localised decision-making by...

      Private Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has to introduce greater regulation of the activities of private landlords.

      Solar Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for solar farms have been made in Oxford West and Abingdon constituency in each of the last five...

      Standards Board for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to replace the responsibilities undertaken by (a) the Standards Board for England and (b) local...

      Voluntary Organisations: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to assist local organisations to establish Queen Elizabeth II fields.

  • Wales

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has had discussions with the First Minister on steps to combat anti-Semitism in Wales since May 2010; and if she will make a statement.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Charities

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much the House of Commons Service gave to each charity it funds in each of the...

    • Location

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the location is of each unit of accommodation on the House of Commons part of...

      Stress

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what arrangements are in place in the House of Commons Service to (a) reduce...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many full-time equivalent staff employed by the Cabinet Office work on the administration of the electoral system.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to (a) encourage and (b) increase levels of electoral registration in Great Britain.

      Fixed-term Parliaments Bill

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Northern Ireland Executive on the provisions of the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill.

      Voting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what representations he has received on reform of (a) postal and (b) proxy voting; and what plans he has to bring forward proposals for such reform.

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what decisions were reached at the 1108th meeting of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers relating the UK and prisoner voting; if he will publish all...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has notified the Council of Europe of the outcome of Division No. 199 on 10 February 2011, Official Report, columns 584-6; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to bring forward legislation to facilitate the reform of the postal voting system for local, national and European elections; and if...

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent on the contents of ministerial drinks cabinets since 12 May 2010.

      Big Society Initiative

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many meetings on the Big Society with (a) hon. Members and (b) representatives of the voluntary sector organised by his Department have been held...

      Boarding Schools

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department provides financial assistance to his officials for boarding school fees for their children.

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will request the Office for National Statistics to publish its contract with Lockheed Martin UK in respect of the 2011 census.

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which companies were shortlisted to carry out the 2011 Census; what criteria were used during the selection process; and if he will make a statement.

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which companies were considered to undertake data processing for the 2011 census prior to the award of the contract.

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the rate of (a) registration and (b) closure of charities was in each of the last five years.

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many registered charities ceased operation in each of the last five years; and what his policy is on monitoring the rate of such closures in the...

      Departmental Local Government Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much each local authority received from each (a) revenue and (b) capital funding stream from his Department in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; how...

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent on indoor and outdoor plants and trees since his appointment.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Main Honours Advisory Committee.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Government Strategic Marketing Advisory Board.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Commission for the Compact.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of Capacitybuilders.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Security Commission.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Office for Civil Society Advisory Body.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the National School of Government.

      Emergencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on increasing liaison between blue-light services for the purposes of improving response to...

      Government Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants have been recruited during the period of the Civil Service recruitment freeze.

      Life Expectancy: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy was for (a) men and (b) women in Wolverhampton South East constituency in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest year for which...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when his Department plans to issue the invitation to tender for the Mutual Support Programme; (2) what estimate he has made of the likely number...

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office by what date he expects the Mutual Support Programme tender process to be completed.

      Office for Civil Society: Community Matters

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has for the future of Community Matters in the Office for Civil Society strategic partners programme.

      Parental Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of children in (a) each region of England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland are in families where one parent is not...

      Unemployment: Sevenoaks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged 16 to 24 years were out of work for more than 12 months in Sevenoaks constituency in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has for future funding of (a) the vinvolved team Tees Valley, (b) Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency and (c) youth volunteering...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding the 20 largest regularly-funded organisations received from Arts Council England in 2009-10.

    • Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding Arts Council England allocated per head of population in the London borough of Bexley in the last period for...

      Arts: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the change in the level of funds received by (a) arts, (b) sport and (c) heritage causes as a...

      Big Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what data his Department collects in respect of the geographic diversity of Big Lottery Fund applicants.

      British Film Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the commercial production sector to the British film industry.

      British Sky Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has received notification of any proposed application for judicial review of his decision not to refer the proposed...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the likely extent of broadband coverage in the UK in each of the next 10 years.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department provided to each charity it funds in each of the last five years; and how much he has allocated for...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what account he took of the requirements of the Authorisation Directive before laying before Parliament the Online...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many events and visits outside London (a) he and (b) each Minister in his Department has undertaken in an official...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what non-executive appointments he has made to his Department's board since May 2010; and what the selection process was for...

      Film

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

      Olympic Delivery Authority: Enforcement Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many enforcement officers have been designated by the Olympic Delivery Authority in each of the last four years; what his...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what arrangements are in place in his Department to (a) reduce levels of work-based stress and (b) provide assistance to...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to announce the preferred candidate to provide the new national spine for local television.

      Theft

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

      Tourism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the potential effect of the proposals in the Government Tourism Policy on (a) the London borough of Bexley...

      Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to announce his Department's consultation on amending the exemptions from regulation under Section 2 of the...

  • Scotland

    • HM Coastguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met with the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the potential effects in Scotland of the outcome of the consultation on the future...

    • HM Coastguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has met representatives of (a) the Shetland Islands and (b) Stornoway to discuss the Government's consultation on the future of HM Coastguard.

      Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which hon. Members are included in his classification of (a) Scottish MPs and (b) hon. Members with an interest in Scottish affairs in correspondence...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he plans to have with representatives of (a) Scottish Gas, (b) Scottish Power and (c) Scottish and Southern Energy following the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Ministers in the Scottish Government on the closure of the end...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on steps to reduce the level of youth unemployment in Scotland.

  • Treasury

    • Anaerobic Digestion: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is on the provision of fiscal incentives for capital investment in farm-based anaerobic digestion; (2) what his policy is on the...

    • Banks: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department has gathered on the unauthorised (a) disclosure and (b) publication of document CRD3, Briefing on the Committee of...

      Boarding Schools

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department provides financial assistance to his officials for boarding school fees for their children.

      Budget March 2011

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of the dispatch box he used on 23 March 2011.

      Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 in...

      Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 851, on the Debt Relief (Development Countries) Act 2010, on what date he will bring...

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether money from the Growth Fund in relation to credit unions has been allocated to devolved institutions under the provisions of the Barnett formula.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate (a) the cost to the public purse of reducing duty on beers and ciders with an ABV of less than 2.5% and (b) the fiscal effects of...

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assumptions in respect of rates of inflation his Department used in its calculation of the additional revenue forecast to accrue from the beer duty...

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the relationship between beer duty rates, beer duty revenue and beer consumption in the last three years; and if he will make...

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects of freezing beer duty on the level of (a) unemployment and (b) revenue to the Exchequer.

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to support the adoption of EU Directives 92/83 and 92/84 on Alcohol Excise Duty to achieve (a) favourable tax treatment for...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce fiscal measures to assist charities and voluntary organisations to meet the cost of fuel.

      Excise Duties: Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on fuel duty differentials for liquid petroleum gas.

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal incentives to promote the use of diesel-hybrid vehicles he is considering.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will (a) assess the likely effect on the Financial Services Compensation Scheme of proposed (i) domestic and (ii) European reforms to the financial...

      Income Tax: Older Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many men and how many women over the state pension age paid tax on income from employment in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effect on economic growth of the ending of the holiday period for empty property rates.

      Pregnant Women: Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total savings to the public purse as a result of ending the (a) health in pregnancy grant and (b) baby element of the...

      Private Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance he issues to local authorities on obtaining savings from contractual requirements on outsourced services undertaken by the private sector; and...

      Public Bodies: Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance his Department issues on the treatment of grant in aid given to a public body sponsored by a Government Department as money owed to central...

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of Government debt.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the distributional effect of tax reliefs and allowances relating to (a) pensions and (b) individual savings...

      Tobacco: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on demand for cigarettes of trends in the price of cigarettes.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Exchequer of low value consignment relief as it applied to value added tax was in each of the last four financial years.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Wolverhampton South East constituency are in receipt of tax credits.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill.

    • Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effects on incentives to work of implementation of the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill.

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has undertaken on the effects of the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill on those diagnosed with cancer; what...

      New Enterprise Allowance: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made on delivering New Enterprise Allowance support in Merseyside.

      Community Care Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) British and (b) non-British citizens have received the community care grant in each of the smallest geographic areas for which...

      Compensation

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to respond to the outcomes of his Department's consultation on disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people diagnosed with (a) cancer and (b) a stroke-related condition are in receipt of disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints Atos Healthcare has received in relation to assessments of eligibility for disability living allowance in the last period...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2011, Official Report, column 739W, on disability living allowance, what provision will be made to maintain...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average length of claim made by recipients of employment and support allowance who were cancer patients in receipt of oral...

      Employment: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the working age population of Wolverhampton South East constituency were employed in (a) May 1997 and (b) the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stretford and Urmston of 14 March 2011, Official Report, columns 123-4W, on housing benefit, for...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people entered the flexible new deal in (a) October, (b) November and (c) December 2009; and in each such case how many have...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage employers to provide pensions for their staff.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the workforce in the UK is over 60 years of age.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to assist pensioners in the current economic climate.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps his Department has taken to assist pensioners in reducing their household bills.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage people to pay into pension schemes.

      Social Security Benefits: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those claiming out-of-work benefits are deaf.

      Unemployment: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many graduates aged 24 years or less were unemployed in the latest period for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of households entitled to help with child care costs under the universal credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of lone parents who (a) earn no more than the minimum wage, (b) receive up to (i) 60,...

      Credit Unions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much funding for the Growth Fund has been allocated to the Northern Ireland Executive over the comprehensive spending review period;...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has made to the UN and other international agencies on the illegal trade in animals and wildlife.

    • Breed Societies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the likely effects of establishing a single equine passport issuing organisation on income levels of breed...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Carbon Trust on the eligibility criteria for the commercial loan scheme for...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the nature of public goods which should be protected under pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings she has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on reform of...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on reform of (a) pillar 1 and (b) pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent meetings she has had on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on the contents of ministerial drinks cabinets since 12 May 2010.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether receipts from the sale of assets owned by regional development agencies are reflected in the spending plans of her...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on (a) salaries and (b) pension entitlements for special advisers in the financial year...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of civil servants in her Department are entitled to travel first class by rail within the UK.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure public bodies sponsored by her Department incurred on redundancies in 2009-10; and what estimate has been...

      Fairtrade Initiative: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 46W, on the Fairtrade initiative: public sector, if she...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation on the trends in the relative...

      Fisheries: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to consult fishing communities on the future of the fishing industry.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the regulation of food and agricultural commodity markets.

      Forestry Commission: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she expects any job reductions to arise in the Forestry Commission's offices in Edinburgh as a result of the proposed...

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department plans to provide to the National Wildlife Crime Unit in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what level of funding her Department provided to the National Wildlife Crime Unit in each of the last four years; and what...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1140W, on shale gas, if Ministers in her Department will...

      Nature Conservation: Mongolia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to share her Department's expertise on (a) wildlife conservation and (b) protection of the natural...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements are in place in her Department to (a) reduce levels of work-based stress and (b) provide assistance to...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to reduce the amount of water used in the food supply chain.

  • Justice

    • Acklington and Castington Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the (a) capital costs of and (b) potential savings arising from building a single perimeter fence and gate block as part...

    • Alternatives to Prison: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull East of 15 November 2010, Official Report, columns 540-1W, on the Corston Report, if he...

      Civil Litigation Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent progress has been made on his civil justice funding review Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and...

      Departmental Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much each local authority received from each (a) revenue and (b) capital funding stream from his Department in (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12; how...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Youth Justice Board for England and...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many civil servants in his Department have been offered voluntary redundancy since April 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals against decisions made on applications for employment and support allowance from residents of (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency...

      Family Justice Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department's Family Justice Review will address disparities in the way courts deal with residency and access requests for mothers and...

      Homicide: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many murder convictions have been secured under the common law doctrine on joint enterprise in each of the last 30 years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to announce his allocation of funding for the protection of adult victims of human trafficking.

      Judiciary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the (a) ethnic background and (b) gender of the judiciary in each year from 1997 to 2010.

      Judiciary: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to ensure diversity in the judiciary.

      Lancaster Castle Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Counselling Assessment, Referral, Advice and Throughcare drug treatment scheme for prisoners at...

      Land Registry: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much compensation was paid by the Land Registry due to fraud in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the (a) ethnic background and (b) gender of justices of the peace in each year from 1997 to 2010.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2011, Official Report, column 553W, on prison accommodation, how many offenders held in a cell designed for one...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) ethnic background and (b) gender was of those serving custodial sentences in each year from 1997 to 2010.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have authorised access to mobile telephones; and for how many hours per week such prisoners had such access on average in the latest...

      Probation: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will assess the merits of linking probation and prison IT systems with those of the police in England and Wales; (2) what plans he has for...

      Remembrance Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to (a) make Remembrance Day poppy burning a hate crime and (b) amend sentencing guidelines for those sentenced in...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average fine levied on a person convicted of an offence under section (a) 14(3) and (b) 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 was in the last six...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost was of (a) a jury trial at the Crown Court for (i) either way offences sent by magistrates where their sentencing powers are not...

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has had discussions with representatives of police forces on the enforcement of the law to reduce instances of squatting.

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to announce the outcome of his Department's review of Compensation for Victims of Overseas Terrorism.

      Young Offender Institutions: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take other than through the Juvenile Awareness Staff Programme to support the provision of services to young people in young...

      Youth Justice Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the Youth Justice Plan (Capability and Capacity Assessment) for each youth offending team for each of the last...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect on demand of trends in the price of alcohol.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bristol East of 31 January 2011, Official Report, columns 646-47W, on animal experiments, when...

      Asylum: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ipswich of 15 March 2011, Official Report, column 228W, on asylum: community relations, which...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid in One Stop Service funding to (a) the Refugee Council, (b) the Scottish Refugee Council, (c) the Welsh...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid in Initial Accommodation Wrap-around Service funding to (a) the Refugee Council, (b) the Scottish Refugee...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid to the Refugee Council under the grant agreement for services provided by the Refugee Council Children's Panel...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid in strategic funding to (a) the Refugee Council, (b) the Scottish Refugee Council and (c) the Welsh Refugee...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to use funds available through the EU criminal justice programme for the purposes of building a European criminal...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications her Department received from students wishing to enter higher education in the UK in each year since 2001; and how...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role she expects universities to have in determining whether language requirements under the new overseas students visa regime are being...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forensic laboratories were in operation in the last period for which figures are available; and how many such laboratories...

      Human Trafficking: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) confirmed and (b) suspected cases of trafficking of children of each (i) gender...

      Human Trafficking: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many national referral mechanism reports have been made on children in Northern Ireland; and how many people have been recognised as...

      Immigrants: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people identified as having been actively engaged in the activities at the Trawniki concentration camp in Poland between 1939 and...

      Immigrants: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will use her powers under section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981 to ensure early deprivation of British citizenship in cases...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to extend the probationary period of settlement for spouses beyond two years.

      Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal knives each police force seized or otherwise received in each year since 2007.

      Police: Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police force budgets on average was spent on obtaining forensic science services from external providers in each of the...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which Government Departments the UK Border Agency has a memorandum of understanding for the sharing of information.

  • Transport

    • Commission for Integrated Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the budget for Commission for Integrated Transport (a) was in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 and (b) will be for (A) 2011-12, (B) 2012-13, (C)...

    • Cycling England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) costs will be incurred and (b) savings will be made from abolishing Cycling England in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Food

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the change in the numbers of staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of the non-departmental public bodies for which...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Procurement

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

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Departmental Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) costs will be incurred and (b) savings will be made from abolishing the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee in (i) 2010-11, (ii)...

      Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what residual functions will remain following the abolition of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee; which organisations will carry out...

      Driving Instruction: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of introducing quotas for part 3 of the Approved Driving Instructors test.

      Driving Instruction: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will conduct an investigation into the causes of recent trends in pass rates over the course of a year for part 3 of the Approved Driving...

      Driving Tests: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which driving test centres in Scotland have been nominated for closure by the Driving Standards Agency.

      Falmouth Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the re-instatement costs of closing the Falmouth Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre if it is not transformed into a sub-centre...

      Galileo System: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing funding to the Galileo project from its inception to its projected completion date.

      Great Western Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on the time taken to make stops at intermediary stations on the Great Western Main Line of the introduction...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the net number of jobs that will created by the High Speed 2 project; over what time period such jobs will be created; and...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured as a result of an accident involving a foreign registered heavy goods vehicle in each of the last...

      London Midland: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under what budget headings the subsidy for London Midland train operating company was spent in the latest period for which figures are available.

      London Midland: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has had discussions with London Midland on its plans to close ticket offices.

      London Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he is taking to reduce the London transport grant revenue budget; how much each action he plans to take will save; and how much will...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce the vehicle excise duty collection and enforcement revenue budget; how much each action he plans to take will save;...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to ensure that vehicles entering the UK comply with the legal requirement to register with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

      Network Rail: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment (a) his Department and (b) Network Rail undertakes of the local economic benefits of rail electrification projects.

      Network Rail: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice his Department received from Network Rail on electrification of the Ebbw Valley Line.

      Olympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of traffic orders needed to assist in regulating traffic to implement the Olympic Transport Plan in each London...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the rate of return on the Government's capital in each trust port.

      Railways: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of (a) potential opportunities for income generation from advertising on passenger rail services and (b) mechanisms...

      Railways: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is considering proposals for the connection of Birmingham, Curzon Street station with (a) Birmingham, New Street, (b) Birmingham, Snow...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to his Department's estimate of the cost of High Speed 2 over a 60 year period, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was paid to the London Midland franchise in subsidy in each year since 2007; and what premium payment his Department received in each such year.

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanism his Department has put in place to ensure passenger safety at unstaffed train stations.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has assessed potential trends in the impact rate of systemic risks under the future operating model for HM Coastguard; and what...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) trade unions and (b) HM Coastguard staff on the consultation on proposals for modernisation of HM Coastguard.

      Rescue Services: Fife Ness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to visit Fife Ness coastguard station.

      Rescue Services: Swansea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many calls Swansea coastguard station received during hours of (a) daylight and (b) darkness in each month of 2010.

      Shipping: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made of the principal causes of unintentional deposits of oil into the sea by oil tankers in (a) UK and (b) East Anglian...

      Speed Limits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2011, Official Report, column 59W, on transport: Scotland, whether the implications of the provisions of the...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Transport 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...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on levels of respect for religious freedom in Afghanistan.

    • Bahrain: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of British nationals who have left Bahrain since the start of recent political...

      Bahrain: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what costs his Department has incurred in chartering aircraft to Bahrain following recent political events.

      Bahrain: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) British and (b) non-British nationals have used flights organised by his Department from Bahrain in 2011.

      Bahrain: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on charging (a) British and (b) non-British nationals who used recent flights chartered by his...

      BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence (a) he received and (b) the BBC World Service has...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the human rights of...

      Departmental Plants

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

      Egypt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many seats were (a) available and (b) occupied on each of the flights recently chartered by his Department for passenger...

      Egypt: Aviation

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

      Egypt: Elections

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

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the conditions of those detained in Iran following the demonstrations in that country in...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had (a) with the US administration and (b) at international fora on conditions at Camp Ashraf.

      Japan: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many seats were (a) available and (b) occupied on each of the flights on aircraft recently chartered by his Department for...

      Libya: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) British and (b) non-British nationals have used flights organised by his Department from Libya in 2011.

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to assist spouses of UK nationals seeking to leave Libya who have not yet received entry clearance to...

      Libya: Mustard Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the amount of mustard gas held in Libya; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice on the situation in Libya his Department has provided to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to support rebel forces in Libya.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what work the Government has conducted through the Commonwealth to relieve the humanitarian situation on the borders of Libya.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department had with charter flight brokers on arrangements for the evacuation of UK citizens from Libya on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 19 January and 18 February 2011 on...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with the government of Pakistan on the blasphemy laws in that country.

      Sri Lanka: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will put in place diplomatic measures to improve bi-lateral relations with Sri Lanka.

      Swaziland: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking with his Commonwealth counterparts to increase progress towards democracy in Swaziland.

      Tunisia: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many seats were (a) available and (b) occupied on each of the flights on aircraft recently chartered by his...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to include human rights monitoring in the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western...

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates he has spoken directly with the US Secretary of State since his appointment.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will amend his Department's guidance on the wearing of the NATO/International Security Assistance Force medal for operational service in...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of armed forces personnel to be stationed in Afghanistan in each year to 2015.

      Armed Forces: Absent without Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (1) armed forces personnel were subject to detention or incarceration for going absent without leave in 2010; and how many were under the age...

      Armed Forces: Absent without Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel aged under 18 years were serving a sentence in the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester for having gone...

      Armed Forces: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what legal advice he has received on the definition in law of the term covenant.

      Armed Forces: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department made to preparing the announcement made by the Prime Minister on 25 June 2010 that...

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will bring forward proposals to amend the practice of administering a secondary punishment to military personnel who come into contact with...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been issued with notifications of termination of contract in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK serving commissioned officers are working in NATO Headquarters; and how many of these are (a) direct entry and (b) late entry commissioned...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited by the Careers Information Office to the (a) RAF, (b) Army and (c) Navy in the (1) City of Kingston upon Hull local...

      Armed Forces: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey 2011 will be published.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military personnel have been trained to undertake duties within prisons as part of contingency plans to deal with any potential industrial...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many occasions a former member of the armed forces has taken action against his Department in respect of an alleged failure of a duty of care.

      Boarding Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials in his Department are eligible for assistance for boarding school fees for their children; how many officials receive such assistance;...

      China: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received of the effects on UK defence assets of the re-routing of internet traffic by servers belonging to China Telecom on 8 April...

      Defence Suppliers Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he plans to announce the membership of the Defence Suppliers Forum; (2) what the remit of the Defence Suppliers Forum will be.

      Departmental Plants

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

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the status is of the Landing Craft Relocation project at HM Naval Base Devonport.

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which warships and auxiliaries his Department expects to be based at HM Naval Base Devonport in (a) 2015, (b) 2020 and (c) 2025.

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the merits of making regular reports to the House on implications for UK veterans of the developments and research carried out by the...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) compensation and (b) other support is available to Gurkhas serving in the Army who are injured or disabled as a result of service; and what...

      HMS Caroline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his plans are for the future of the training ship HMS Caroline.

      HMS Cumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role HMS Cumberland has played in protecting the Al Basra oil terminal.

      HMS Cumberland: HMS Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what ports visits (a) HMS Cumberland and (b) HMS Cornwall have made during their current deployments.

      HMS Cumberland: HMS Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many vessels have been (a) queried and (b) boarded by HMS Cumberland during her current deployment; (2) how many vessels have been (a)...

      Libya: Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many missiles were fired at targets in Libya from (a) RAF Tornado aircraft and (b) Royal Navy ships and submarines on 19 March 2011.

      Libya: No-Fly Zone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the total level of resources the UK will provide to the implementation of the no-fly zone in Libya.

      Libya: Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Tornado aircraft stationed at RAF Marham were in a fit condition to participate in the first air strike against targets in Libya on 19 March 2011.

      Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Project; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Tattoos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on holding military tattoos, festivals and other events open to the public.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) status and (b) operational tasking is of each of the Royal Navy's (i) Type 23 frigates, (ii) Type 22 Batch 3 frigates, (iii) Type 42...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which Ministers from other Government Departments have visited Royal Navy (a) ships, (b) submarines or (c) shore establishments since his...

      P2000 Training Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what long-term plans he has for replacement of the P2000 training vessels.

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans and serving members of...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what he expects the staffing level of (a) RNAS Prestwick, (b) RAF Boulmer, (c) RAF Chivenor, (d) DST Leconfield, (e) RAF Valley, (f) RAF Wattisham,...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Defence what contribution (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department is making to the Government's big society initiative.

      Veterans Identity Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made with proposals to introduce a veterans identity card.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what role Royal Navy mine countermeasures vessels play in supporting the strategic nuclear deterrent; (2) what role anti-submarine frigates play...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he is giving to the requirements of legislation on single-hulled tankers in his plans for the disposal of RFA Fort George.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the proposed relationship is between the Future Surface Combatant (a) C1 variant and (b) C2 variant and the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of progress on the academies programme in (a) Erewash constituency and (b) England.

    • Academies: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of Key Stage Four exam entries was in academic non-applied GCSE subjects for each academy in 2009-10; and how many such students were...

      Academies: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what proportion of academy Key Stage Four exam entries in 2009-10 were in (a) academic GCSEs, (b) applied GCSEs and (c) other qualifications...

      Alcoholic Drinks

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

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he made of the cost to the Exchequer of continuing the full Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the productivity of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps are taken by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service to assist children affected by joint custody arrangements which...

      Chemistry: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to improve (a) quality and (b) quantity of chemistry teachers.

      Children In care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children were looked after in each local authority area in each of the last three years.

      Children in Care: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in care are from an ethnic minority background.

      Children in Care: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of rate of turnover of staff social workers in children's homes on the level of care for looked after children.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much money his Department plans to spend on mobility for disabled children in residential schools in each local authority area in the financial...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for his Department's funding of disabled children's services (a) after March 2011 and (b) in Sunderland from 2010 to 2015; and if...

      Children's Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the status is of the 2007 Children's Plan.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department and each of its non-departmental public bodies spent on advertising in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Location

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Education if he will ensure his Departmental organisational chart includes the names and responsibilities of all staff paid over £58,200 per annum in his...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Disabilities: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has carried out on the effects of measures announced as a result of the June 2010 Budget and the Comprehensive Spending...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what proportion of students measured as having obtained five or more GCSEs at grade C or above or equivalent of that achievement included a...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department plans to provide sustainable funding for Aids to Communication in Education centres through continuation of the Alternative and...

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many educational psychologists are employed by each local education authority.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the powers of local authority scrutiny committees to...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children (a) in care and (b) not in care (i) gained five GCSEs and (ii) subsequently went to university in each year of the last...

      International Baccalaureate Diploma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the (a) teaching and (b) funding of the post-16 International Baccalaureate diploma.

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to paragraph 10 of the executive summary of the Schools White Paper, if he will assess the potential effects of introducing a Year 1...

      National Curriculum in England Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2011, Official Report, column 1009W, on departmental procurement, what responsibilities Professor Dylan Wiliam,...

      Outdoor Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State of 15 December 2010, Official Report, column 290WH, on outdoor learning, what progress has been...

      Partnership For Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the salary was of the chief executive of Partnership for Schools in the last year for which figures are available; (2) when he last met the...

      Plants

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

      Pupil Exclusions: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were permanently excluded from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Dartford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the proportion of (a) seven, (b) 10 and (c) 14 year olds who walk to school.

      Schools Sports Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what schools he has visited for the purpose of formulating his policy on the Schools Sports Partnership programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the weighted average Key Stage 2 to 4 contextual value-added results were in maintained schools (a) with and (b) without a sixth form (i)...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of his Department's funding for the Schools Sport Partnership in 2010-11 will be (a) retained by and (b) distributed via the School Grant...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Health on his proposed changes to school sports funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of (a) the change in the number of children able to participate in sports activities as a result of his proposed changes to...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effect on participation in non-competitive sport of his proposed changes to school sports funding; and if he...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of schools not involved in competitive sports with other schools.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of attainment in examinations by pupils at specialist sports colleges; and if he will make a...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of year one to 11 pupils took part in inter-school sport in the academic years (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2009-10.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in Redditch constituency have received school sports grants; and how much was paid to each.

      Special Educational Needs: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to improve (a) assessments and (b) access to support for children with epilepsy and related conditions in mainstream schools.

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will commission research on the effect on the participation in competitive sport by young women whose access to ( a) dance and ( b) aerobics...

      Teachers: Languages

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

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department has had on pay and conditions for staff in academies since his appointment; and...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to ensure that proposed reforms to the Teachers' Pension Scheme do not discourage potential new teachers from entering the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effects of higher tuition fee rates on the...

      Vocational Education: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average points score will be from those vocational subjects to be included in the school performance measure of five GCSE grades at A* to C...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on encouraging its staff to volunteer in each of the last five years; and how much it plans to spend in each of the next...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to reply to Question 26375, on his Department's funding for disabled children's services, tabled on 22 November for ordinary written answer.

      Young People Substance Misuse Scheme: Finance

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

      Youth Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will commission an evaluation of youth services in England.

      Youth Sport Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions Ministers in his Department had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the work of the Youth Sports Trust.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • British Coal Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2011, Official Report, column 109W, on departmental procurement, what estimate he has made of (a)...

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many carbon sequestration and storage projects his Department expects to support in the period of the comprehensive spending review.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the placing of a levy on energy supply companies to fund carbon capture and storage projects.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of funding for carbon sequestration and storage projects which will be provided by (a) his...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2011, Official Report, column 109W, on departmental procurement, on what date the project for...

      Departmental Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much each local authority received from each (a) revenue and (b) capital funding stream from his Department in (i) 2010-11 and...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Renewables Advisory Board.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Advisory Committee on Carbon...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions he has travelled by London underground on official business since his appointment.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what reports he has received on the progress of the European Commission's Task Force on Smart Grids.

      Energy: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to designate National Policy Statement EN-5 in respect of electricity networks infrastructure.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many installations of (a) up to 50KW, (b) 51 KW to 1MW, (c) 1MW to 2MW, (d) 2MW to 3MW, (e) 3MW to 4MW and (f) 4MW to 5MW are...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what objectives set for his Department are designed to secure the lowest fuel costs for domestic consumers.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will remove the site at Hinkley Point in Somerset from the list of locations for siting of the new generation of nuclear reactors.

      Methane: Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what his estimate is of the extent of the remaining unexploited landfill gas resources in the UK; (2) what recent estimate he...

      Nuclear Power Stations: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the nature is of the stress tests of operational nuclear power plants agreed at the special meeting of EU member state energy...

      Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria he plans to put in place to monitor the emissions performance standards for new power plants.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on his decision to undertake a consultation on the fast-track review of...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to maintain levels of employment in the solar photovoltaic manufacturing sector; and if he will...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's estimate is of the number of (a) school, (b) hospital, (c) other public building and (d) other community...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) on what date he expects the first solar farm greater than one megawatt to be (a) installed, (b) grid connected and (c)...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's estimate is of the change in the number of jobs in the solar industry which will result from the changes proposed...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether solar photovoltaic installations which are under construction but have not received accreditation by 1 August 2011 will receive...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure sufficient supply chain capacity to meet his targets for the construction of offshore wind power...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that power utility companies auction power contracts for renewable sources for the purpose...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to support the UK offshore wind industry in the next (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15 and (d) 20 years.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals for a main cluster or region to serve as a main support area for offshore wind farms.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Credit Unions : Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much of the funding allocated to encourage the growth of credit unions will be spent in Northern Ireland.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Boarding Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department provides financial assistance to his officials for boarding school fees for their children.

    • Departmental Food

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

      Employment: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the proportion of mothers of children aged between nine and 12 months in each region who were in (a)...

      Further Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time lecturers were employed in the further education sector in Greater London in each of...

      Higher Education: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, columns 876-81W, on higher education, what the monetary value is of...

      Horticulture: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many degree courses in horticulture there were in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2010-11.

      Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the operation of (a) knowledge transfer partnerships, (b) knowledge transfer networks,...

      Public Houses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the change in the number of jobs in the beer and pub industry and its supply chain over the last three years.

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2011, Official Report, column 604W, on Technology Strategy Board, on what date he plans to...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to how many businesses the Technology Strategy Board has provided funds in each of the last five years; and to how many...

      Trade Unions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, columns 720-2W on trade unions: training, how many courses provided by...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department made of the merits of the recommendations of the National Audit Office's report on major trauma care in England; (2)...

    • Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many allergy (a) consultants and (b) training posts there are in the NHS.

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of people with a condition that requires the help of an allergy specialist for diagnosis and management.

      Allergies: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to improve knowledge of allergies among GPs in order to implement guidelines of the National Institute for Health...

      Autism: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to improve the support available to individuals with autism and their carers.

      Birth Certificates: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department issues guidance to NHS practitioners on the issuing of birth and death certificates for (a) babies born at under 22 weeks of...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is issued to NHS practitioners on the medical assessment and treatment of babies born (a) between 22 and 25 weeks, (b) at under 22 weeks...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 862W, and 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1676W, on departmental freedom...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Scientific Advisory Committee on...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Independent Review Panel for the...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Human Tissue Authority; (2) what estimate...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS; (2) what...

      Drugs: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he holds on the number of children living in households in which a parent is dependent on (a) alcohol and (b) hard drugs.

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on epilepsy: drugs, if he will discuss with representatives of Bath and North...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements he plans to make to reimburse GPs who meet quality standards under his proposals for GP commissioning.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an assessment of any relationship between the size of population covered by a GP commissioning consortium and the running costs per...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the per patient management allowance budget for GP consortia will be uniform across England.

      Health Services: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the potential use by private and voluntary providers of health care of information secured from public sector...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he estimates is owed to NHS bodies (a) in London and (b) nationally by overseas visitors.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to protect patient confidentiality under his proposed changes to the structure of the NHS.

      Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department offers to parents of children diagnosed with (a) emotional, (b) behavioural and (c) mental health conditions.

      Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for referrals to the child and adolescent mental health service in each primary care trust area in each of the last five...

      Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people diagnosed with chronic depression were referred to a specialist for NHS treatment in the latest period for which figures are...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the average time taken to complete procurement processes conducted by NHS bodies for goods or services...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the level of public satisfaction with the NHS; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether his Department...

      NHS Blood and Transplant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the potential effect on donor goodwill of any proposal to remove NHS Blood and Transplant from the public sector.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treatment carried out by the private sector on behalf of the NHS in respect of (a) learning...

      NIHR Centre for Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the National Institute of Health Research Centre for Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology;...

      Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of staff who will be made redundant as a result of the abolition of primary care trusts. (2) what estimate...

      Skin Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent steps his Department has undertaken to address trends in the incidence of melanoma in young adults; (2) what his policy is on steps to...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the incidence of smoking among (a) adults, (b) children and (c) young people among (i) men and (ii) women in...

      Smoking: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of working days lost due to the effects of (a) smoking and (b) alcohol consumption in each of the last five years.

      Stroke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has undertaken on best practice in managing the long-term consequences of stroke; and what consideration the NHS has given to...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many urgent operations on the NHS were cancelled in each year since 1997.

      Surgery: Walsall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgical procedures have been cancelled in (a) Walsall Manor Hospital and (d) hospitals in Walsall Teaching Primary Care Trust area since May 2010.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of women in each region aged between 15 and 19 gave birth in each of the last five years.

      Trauma: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Defence the adoption in NHS hospitals of life-saving techniques developed in military conflict in...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on encouraging its staff to volunteer in each of the last five years; and how much it plans to spend in each of the next...

      Young People: Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people aged (a) 16 to 19 and (b) 12 to 15 in each region were alcohol dependent in the latest period for which figures...

  • House of Lords

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of casual anti-Semitism; and what recent discussions they have had with the Jewish community about this issue.

    • Adult Learners' Week

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to Adult Learners' Week.

      Banking: Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they have had in the appointments of chairmen of the Bank of Scotland (Ireland), which trades in the United Kingdom, in the past 20 years.

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 28 February (WA 211), how many depositors in each of the failed Icelandic banks have left a total of...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number and proportion of (a) men, and (b) women, affected by the imposition of a time limit on contributory employment and support allowance who will...

      Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will give to general practitioners to undertake tests on patients for carbon monoxide poisoning.

      Cohabitating Couples

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 9 March (WA 403), what steps they are taking to ensure that cohabiting couples know their parental rights and...

      Crime: Knife Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 14 March (WA 4-5), what assessment they have made of the benefits of introducing a knife amnesty.

      Croatia: EU Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist in the conclusion by June 2011 of European Union accession negotiations for Croatia.

      Education: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process will be put in place to monitor effectively the pay of headteachers, teaching staff and non-teaching staff in academies and free schools; and how this...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority publicly issued its call for evidence on the safety and efficacy of techniques to avoid mitochondrial disease...

      Energy: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of the estimate by the UK Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance that there is the potential to produce ten times current volumes of biodiesels from used cooking...

      Energy: Coal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of coal used for British energy was imported in each year from 1984 until 2010.

      Energy: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the practicality of using thorium in reactors as a safer source of energy than uranium.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legal challenges have been made in the past year about their failure to comply with statutory duties under equality legislation; what were the outcomes;...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the proposed removal of the requirement for public bodies to provide evidence of their consideration of the fair...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 31 January (WA 224), what is the estimated annual cost to public authorities in fulfilling their duties under...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the response by Hamas to demonstrations in Gaza for greater democracy.

      Government Departments: Energy Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of display energy certificate was awarded to the Department for Education office at Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, in each of the past three years.

      Government Departments: Energy Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of Display Energy Certificate was awarded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building at King Charles Street in each of the past three years.

      Government Departments: Energy Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of display energy certificate was awarded to the Department for International Development building at 1 Palace Street in each of the past three years.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House their reply to the letter from the chair of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there is a deadline for applications for payments in respect of people who died before 29 August 2003 as a result of having contracted hepatitis C from...

      Health: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what access the Health Protection Agency will have to external grant income for research if it is transferred to the Department of Health.

      Higher Education: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources are made available to local authorities for transport for students over 16 attending (a) full-time, and (b) part-time, further education colleges,...

      Higher Education: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the provision of subsidised transport a mandatory requirement for students aged 16-19 attending further education colleges, sixth form...

      House of Lords: Flowers and Plants

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how much is expected to be spent on flowers and plants in the House of Lords in 2010-11; and what are the estimates for (a) 2011-12, and (b) 2012-13.

      Housing: Tenancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) private tenancies, and (b) social housing tenancies, for dwellings occupied by couples are held (1) by men as individuals, (2) by women as...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the river measuring stations on the Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq, destroyed or damaged in 2003 or thereafter, have been replaced wholly or partly; and, if...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the written answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 9 March (WA 410-11), what practical steps they have proposed to the Iraqi government's Ashraf...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 9 March (WA 410-11), on how many occasions United Kingdom diplomatic representatives have visited...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel about their refusal to renew the temporary residency status in Jerusalem of the Anglican Bishop,...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel about the 222 children held in Israeli prisons at 31 January 2011, and about access to them for...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian leadership to respond positively to Israel's offer to negotiate a peace agreement without preconditions.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of Israel's offer to the Palestinian leadership to return to the peace negotiations without pre-conditions.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian leadership following the recent terrorist killing of a Jewish family in the West Bank.

      Japan: Earthquake

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have provided to the Government of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other states and international organisations about ways and means of evacuating foreign workers and families currently trapped...

      Local Authorities: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 15 March (WA 44), what are their proposals for allowing parliamentary accountability for the expenditure of...

      Papal Visit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 15 March (WA 46) regarding the share of the costs of the Papal visit to be paid by the Catholic...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is no religious discrimination in recruitment to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which argues that spending, rather than income, is the best measure of...

      Railways: European Train Management System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in light of cost over-run and delays in introducing the European Train Management System on the Cambrian Railway line, they are reconsidering their plan...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the additional borrowing requirement by the Republic of Ireland will have on United Kingdom public funds in terms of (a) any new commitment, (b) monies...

      Royal Family: Official Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations are made into the human rights situation in a country before a visit by Her Majesty the Queen.

      Safeguarding Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have made to the concerns of the National Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children that the proposed changes to child protection...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total revenue and capital resource available for the academy programme in England.

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total amount of revenue and capital grants removed from each local authority in England to support the academy programme.

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have removed £413 million from local authorities' non-school budgets to pay for services for new academies, including local authorities in areas...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will answer Questions for Written Answer HL6741 and HL6743; and what are the reasons for the delay.

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total departmental budget set aside for the funding of new free schools; and what is the projected number of new free schools starting in the academic...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deal with the problem of passive smoking.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 23 November (WA 321), whether they now have knowledge of the whereabouts and welfare of Mr...

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated total, for all banks operating in the United Kingdom, of accrued tax losses allowable against United Kingdom corporation tax.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Turkey about the release of Mr Nedim Sener and Mr Ahmet Sik, and other recently arrested journalists, and...

      UN: UK Representation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure a broad representation of United Kingdom interested parties and experts at meetings of United Nations technical and specialist agencies; and...

      Universal Credit System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will provide the appropriate budgeting support referred to in Universal Credit: welfare that works for people on low incomes who may have difficulties managing...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that universities retain the freedom to set their own admissions policies.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they assess fair access to universities.

      Violence against Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether during the negotiations on the draft Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence they have objected to the proposed...

      Violence against Women Overseas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contacts they have had with Margot Wällstrom, the United Nations Special Representative on combating violence against women, since her visit to London...

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