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Written answers

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animals: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to prohibit the sale of food from cloned animals and their descendants; and if she will make a...

    • Animals: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what scientific evidence she has assessed on the effects of cloning on animal (a) health and welfare and (b) death rates...

      Automatic Urban and Rural Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what review (a) process and (b) criteria her Department plans to use to decide which monitoring stations will be...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of biofuel production on grain costs.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had on the spread of bovine tuberculosis among cattle; and what proposals she plans to bring...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of vaccinating cattle against bovine tuberculosis; and if she will make a...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have had with their counterparts in (i) the Department...

      Farmers: Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage farmers to participate in local enterprise partnerships; and if she will make a statement.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the level of avoidable food waste in the domestic food supply chain.

      Horses: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2011, Official Report, columns 1218-19W, on horse passports, whether the 1.3 million...

      Horses: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2011, Official Report, columns 1218-19W, on horse passports, for how long she plans to...

      London Air Quality Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the London Air Quality Network monitoring stations at (a) Brent (Neasden Lane), (b) Bexley (Erith), (c) Ealing...

      London Air Quality Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what annual mean concentration of PM10 particulates (a) before and (b) after adjustment for natural sources her...

      Modulation Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the proportion of modulation payments collected in the UK which were spent in the UK in the...

      Recycling: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage the recycling of plastics.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has made an assessment of the contribution of more effective management of food waste to reducing water use in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Beer: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to promote (a) employment and (b) economic growth in the brewing and public house sector.

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether there is a time limit within which Government Departments must identify a regulation for removal following the...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions his Department has consulted representatives of small and medium-sized businesses in Mid Derbyshire...

      Departmental Plants

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

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the change in function of the British...

      Departmental Theft

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

      Diamond Resorts International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representations the Secretary of State has received from hon. and right hon. Members in the last three years on the...

      Employment Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people worked on the enforcement of employment rights and related protections in the Employment Agency Standards...

      Training: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much his Department allocated for English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in 2010-11; and how much it plans to...

      Training: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in receipt of (a) housing benefit, (b) working tax credit, (c) income support, (d) council tax credit and...

  • Transport

    • Coastguards: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what requirements have been put in place in respect of lone working at (a) Fife Ness coastguard station and (b) other coastguard stations in Scotland.

    • Coastguards: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vacancies there are for watchmen at Fife Ness coastguard station.

      Commission for Integrated Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) costs will be incurred and (b) savings will be made from abolishing the Commission for Integrated Transport in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12,...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of Cycling England.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what functions and responsibilities have been transferred from his Department and the non-departmental bodies responsible to him to other bodies since...

      Great Western Railway: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to take steps to increase line speeds on rail services between Swansea and Cardiff.

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has considered the merits of including a direct link to Heathrow airport in Stage 1 of the proposed High Speed 2 scheme.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what basis households and businesses along the proposed High Speed 2 route were selected to receive a letter from HS2 Ltd notifying them of...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many households along the High Speed 2 route were sent a letter by HS2 Ltd dated 2 March 2011 in respect of roadshows.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to his Department was of (a) printing the High Speed 2 (HS2) personalised envelopes sent to households along the proposed HS2 scheme...

      High Speed Two: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the projected costs the Government will incur on the High Speed Two programme in each of the next five years.

      High Speed Two: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people are employed by HS2 Ltd; what roles they undertake; and what remuneration they receive.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to reply to the letter of 9 February 2011 from the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye on the Hastings to Bexhill link road.

      Network Rail: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made of the savings Network Rail will make as a result of widening the pool of suppliers involved in infrastructure work in (a)...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to ensure that the High Speed Rail consultation roadshow locations are held (a) in accessible venues and (b) at times of the...

      Railways: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse from allowing train operating companies to have flexible regulated rail...

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial provision his Department has made for the cost of the private finance initiative project for Intercity Express Programme trains in (a)...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial provisions his Department has made for private finance initiative contracts for Thameslink for the period after 2014-15; and what...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's budget for Thameslink is for each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

  • Justice

    • Fraud: Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people resident in Airdrie and Shotts constituency were prosecuted for offences relating to fraudulent claims for jobseeker's allowance in each...

    • Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will estimate the costs incurred by the courts in the pursuit of separate actions in cases before tribunals or courts where the same litigant...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the likely effect of not implementing the dual discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 on the number of separate claims...

      Legal Aid: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in (a) Wolverhampton North East constituency and (b) the West Midlands received legal aid in each of the last five years.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking following the collapse of the Crown Currency Exchange to prevent similar collapses.

    • Banks: Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the Financial Services Authority and (b) Barclays Bank on the (i) regulation and (ii) collapse of...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many single income families will be affected by the removal of child benefit from households containing a higher-rate taxpayer in (a) the UK, (b) each...

      Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what cost savings would accrue to the Exchequer from restricting (a) child benefit and (b) child tax credit to three children only for children born after...

      Child Benefit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Newcastle Upon Tyne North of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 39W, how many single parent families...

      Child Care tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect of the decision to reduce the rate of childcare support from 80 per cent. to 70 per cent. on the weekly income of...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate of the change (a) in weekly cash income and (b) in proportion of weekly income for families in each income decile of the decision to...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people worked on the enforcement of employment rights and related protections in HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years; how many...

      Corporate Bond Market

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the potential for small and medium-sized businesses to access funds from the corporate bond market; and if he will...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to announce his decision in respect of the Ministry of Defence's Planning Round 11.

      Departmental Cycling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for the future of the Cycle to Work scheme.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on indoor and outdoor plants and trees since his appointment.

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) job title on departure and (b) payband was of each senior civil servant in HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessors who resigned to take...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has assessed the effect of (a) price elasticity in the (i) on-trade and (ii) off-trade and (b) pass-through rates of alcohol duty on (A) levels...

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effect of ( a) levels on employment and (b) revenue to the Exchequer of (i) retaining beer duty at the level in force on 22 March...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in the number of people paying income tax at the 40 per cent. rate with effect from 5 April 2011 in each region.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses were entered into insolvency by HM Revenue and Customs in each (a) region and (b) parliamentary constituency since May 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 17 February 2011 on Mr J Taylor.

      Monetary Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the (a) short and (b) long-term effects of quantitative easing on levels of employment.

      National Asset Management Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what conditions were placed on the loan facility extended to the government of the Republic of Ireland relating to the sale or release of property...

      National Insurance: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether the National Insurance and PAYE Service holds a computer record for every individual for whom a national insurance number has been issued; (2)...

      National Insurance: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent assessment is of progress in the introduction of a real-time information system to the National Insurance and PAYE Service computer...

      Oil: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the forecast of future oil prices on which he based his assessment of the fiscal effects of his proposed changes to fuel duty.

      Personal Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the effect on the average annual level of income tax payable by an individual in the (a) 20 per cent., (b) 40 per cent. and (c)...

      Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue to the Exchequer to accrue from the application of a surcharge of 15 per cent. on unearned investment income over...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will remove the rules that prevent pay as you earn employees who have been taxed at an incorrect code transferring the overpayment and setting it...

      Working Tax Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the effect on the number of single parents in employment of the reduction in the child care element of working tax credits.

  • Home Department

    • British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to bring forward proposals for further substantial changes to the rules for obtaining settlement and citizenship in the UK as...

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any of the alleged child abuse suspects identified by the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre in March 2011 would not have...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Forensic Science Service.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the merging of the Independent Safeguarding Authority...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with officials in her Department on the process of loading batches of samples to the National DNA...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of her proposals to remove certain DNA profiles from the National DNA Database.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who will be responsible for (a) taking possession of DNA profile material and (b) supervising the destruction of records following the...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the potential effects of the closure of the Forensic Science Service on the Government's plans to...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her proposals for removal of DNA profiles from the National DNA Database contemplate the removal from the database of all records...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to undertake a review of the Sojourner Project; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Sojourner Project; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to the merits of extending the 20-day limit for applications for indefinite leave to remain from women...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for indefinite leave to remain were made within the 20-day limit by women accepted on to the Sojourner Project; and if...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what proportion of cases the UK Border Agency met the 20-day target for the processing of applications for indefinite leave to remain in...

      Domestic Violence: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an estimate has been made of the number of those who experience domestic violence who have committed suicide; and if she will make a...

      European Gendarmerie Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy not to consent to the deployment of the European Gendarmerie force on UK territory.

      Metals: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to prohibit payments in cash for supplies of scrap metal.

  • Scotland

    • Oil and Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of the oil and gas industries in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions his Department has had with HM Treasury on the implications of the 2011 Budget for the provisions of the Scotland Bill.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Art Works

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many works of art in the Parliamentary Art Collection are (a) on display and...

    • Art Works

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to the House of Commons Service was of insuring the Parliamentary Art...

  • International Development

    • Darfur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to alleviate the humanitarian situation in Darfur.

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what resources his Department is providing for development of diagnostic tools to detect tuberculosis at the point of care in (a)...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has plans to share the best practice on tackling tuberculosis and HIV in maternal care arising from its work in...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what research his Department plans to undertake on the effects of tuberculosis on children and families in the developing world in the...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the poorest country is to which the UK provides development aid; and what form such aid takes.

      Swaziland: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will review his decision on the reprioritisation of aid to Swaziland in light of the rate of HIV prevalence and low life...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Alcoholic Drinks

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

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the export of (a) arms and (b) crowd control devices to foreign governments which his Department...

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals he estimates are resident in (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c) India and (d) China.

      Chen Guangcheng

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department, (c) officials in his Department, (d) HM Ambassador to...

      Departmental Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many employees of his Department are participating in the Cycle to Work scheme.

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Egypt: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2011, Official Report, column 713W, on Egypt: politics and government, how many British...

      Egypt: 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...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to offer (a) financial and (b) other support to Egypt for the purposes of managing political transition.

      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...

      Japan: Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Ministers in his Department were consulted on the decision not to give permission to International Rescue Corps to work...

      Libya: 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 what estimate he has made of the number of British nationals who have left Libya in the last month on flights organised by other...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to assist in the delivery of essential medical supplies to Libya.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the Palestinian Authority's adherence to its road map commitment to end incitement against...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Palestinian authorities on the need to reduce tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Department for International Development on projects to be taken forward under the London...

      Tunisia: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what costs his Department has incurred in chartering aircraft to Tunisia in 2011; (2) how many (a) British and (b)...

      Tunisia: 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 Tunisia in 2011 on flights organised by other governments.

      Western Sahara: Morrocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Western Sahara was discussed during his recent meeting with the Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date he last spoke to the President of Yemen.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with members of the Friends of Yemen group; and what proposals have been discussed.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the proportion of household carbon dioxide emissions which arose from (a) lighting, (b) heating, (c) cooking and...

    • Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to simplify the administration of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme by...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if his Department will produce an impact assessment on Cornwall as part of the fast-track review of the feed-in tariff scheme;...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many megawatts of solar photovoltaic generating capacity have been installed in Cornwall and Devon since the launch of the feed-in...

      Public Bodies: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2011, Official Report, column 296W, on renewable energy: feed-in-tariffs, if he will place in the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on social landlords acting as electricity generators; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether each owner of a flat in a property with array capacity which may exceed 4KW in total who have separate electricity supply and...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the expenditure by the solar power industry in all stages of planning and development into solar...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the written ministerial statement of 18 March 2011, Official Report, column 32WS, on feed-in-tariffs (review), for...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received from community groups on his decision to launch a fast-track review of solar photovoltaic...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the merits of greater utilisation of (a) hydropower and (b) water wheel turbines on rivers.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the (a) availability of and (b) adequacy of supply to British forces in Afghanistan of equipment support...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many urgent operational requirements have been implemented for platforms serving in Afghanistan (a) with and (b) without a support and maintenance...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure that the outcomes of planning round 11 in respect of capability are consistent with the policy objectives set out in...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to report to the House monthly on the adherence of each service to harmony guidelines, including any instances of breaches...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of personnel in each armed service are in breach of their harmony guidelines; what assessment he has made of the effect of Operation...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether armed forces personnel who are currently at lower readiness level will be deployed during Operation Odyssey Dawn; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel of each service are stationed in Bahrain.

      Armed Forces: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much rent for void properties his Department paid Annington Homes in Colchester constituency in financial year 2010-11; (2) how many family...

      Armed Forces: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of HM Armed Forces based at Colchester Garrison are living in private sector accommodation rented by his Department.

      Armed Forces: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what legal status the proposed tri-service military covenant will have.

      Armed Forces: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to increase the proportion of meat served to the armed forces which is produced in Britain.

      C-704 Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the ability of the SharpEye Solid-State Radar system to operate C-704 missiles.

      Cougar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the start date is for training exercise Cougar.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work he expects to be undertaken on ships and submarines in each region in accordance with his Department's Terms of Business Agreement with (a)...

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's staff have taken early retirement in each of the last five years; and at what cost to his Department in each such year.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether a sanction will be applied if a guarantee of realistic budgets for development, procurement and deployment is not fulfilled; (2) with...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his speech to the Institute of Civic Society of 22 February 2011, whether he plans to publish the outcome of the examination of his...

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Typhoon aircraft were grounded because parts had been removed to keep other aircraft airborne on 9 March 2011.

      HMS Ark Royal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reverse the decision to withdraw HMS Ark Royal and its Harrier aircraft.

      HMS Ark Royal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of retaining HMS Ark Royal and its Harrier aircraft for the next four years.

      HMS Cumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date HMS Cumberland is due to be decommissioned.

      HMS Tireless: HMS Turbulent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to make any part of the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator's report into the incidents on HMS Tireless and HMS Turbulent publicly available.

      Major Projects Review Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what criteria are applied to determine whether a procurement project is classified as a project of concern by his Department's Major Projects...

      Merville Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid for renting accommodation in the private sector for those military personnel for whom there is no accommodation available at...

      Military Tattoos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military tattoos, (b) military festivals and (c) other military events open to the public will be held in 2011; and how much expenditure...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how long the Nimrod R1 will remain operational; what factors were considered in the decision to postpone the retirement of the Nimrod R1; and what plans...

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many urgent operational requirement requests were made in each of the last five years; how many such requests resulted in an equipment purchase; and...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 947W, on radioactive waste, if he will send for publication in the Official Report the...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many short-term training teams have been sent to the Saudi Arabian National Guard in each year since 2007; and how many courses taught by such...

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of retaining the Tornado aircraft fleet for the next four years.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date payment is due for items already commissioned for Trident replacement; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the increase in the cost of the Trident replacement programme as a result of delays introduced by project extensions.

  • Prime Minister

    • Yemen

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date he last spoke to the President of Yemen.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has allocated to each local authority in England under each category of homelessness grant for 2011-12;...

    • Solar Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many solar photovoltaic schemes exceeding 1 megawatt in (a) Cornwall and Devon and (b) the UK have received planning...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Security Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on which dates the National Security Council has met in 2011 to date; and in each such case (a) how many Ministers attended, (b) which Ministers...

    • Big Society Initiative

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what representations he has received on the resignation of Phil Redmond as Chair of the Liverpool vanguard big society pilot; and if he will make...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions Cabinet Office Briefing Room has met in 2011 to date; on what date each meeting was held, and for what duration; which Ministers...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which public bodies sponsored by his Department (a) have been and (b) are to be closed, merged or reorganised following his appointment; and how many...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Childcare Salary Supplement Scheme

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

    • Childcare Salary Supplement Scheme

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

      Consultants: Recruitment

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the cost to the public purse was of the recruitment...

      Personnel: Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2011, Official Report,...

      Stress

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what arrangements are in place in the Independent Parliamentary...

  • Health

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will assess the merits of allowing those who are newly-eligible for compensation for contaminated blood to claim funds from the Skipton Fund...

    • Food Standards Agency: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the proposed meat hygiene inspection charges will be allocated to the payments in respect of pensions of staff of the Food Standards Agency.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of emergency readmissions to hospital in each NHS hospital trust in England occurred within 30 days of discharge in each of...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses are notified of any contract tendered for by NHS Trusts.

      NHS: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2010, Official Report, column 1074W, on NHS: surveys, when he expects data from the findings of the Ipsos MORI...

      Pressure Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has any plans to require (a) foundation trusts and (b) acute trusts to measure the incidence of pressure sores; and if he will...

      Processed Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made an estimate of the quantity of processed food sold in Britain which is not labelled as genetically modified (GM) but has...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations in each acute hospital trust were cancelled in each of the last 13 years.

      Venous Thromboembolism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Board and the VTE Three Professions Group were consulted on the development of VTE indicators in the...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals have indicated to his Department that they have a shortage of wheelchairs.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under his proposed changes to the Access to Work scheme, at what stage of the job-seeking process funding will be provided to a claimant.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disputes between partners about levels of child support payable in cases where one or both former partners were self-employed the...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Disability Employment Advisory Committee.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many regulations sponsored by his Department have been (a) introduced since 22 November 2010 and (b) revoked since 12 May 2010.

      Disability Living Allowance: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency, (b) South Lanarkshire and (c) Scotland have had disability living...

      Disability Living Allowance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on his proposals to remove the mobility element of disability living allowance...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) disabled people and (b) people with cancer on contributory-based employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Kirkcaldy

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

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future of his Department's arrangements for funeral payments and related matters; what recent (a) discussions he has...

      Housing Benefit: Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition of reasonable job offer his Department plans to use in determining whether a person in receipt of jobseeker's allowance should...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department plans to take to reach the Government's targets for the ending of child poverty.

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the (a) capacity and (b) propensity of applicants for support from the Social Fund to access credit from (i)...

      Social Fund: Airdrie

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Social Fund (a) budgeting loans, (b) crisis loans and (c) community care grants for the purpose of buying television sets over the...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will put in place measures to ensure that disabled people in (a) North Swindon constituency and (b) England are made aware of (i)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has commissioned independent assessments to assess the effect of his proposed reform of the mobility component of disability living...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has commissioned independent assessments to assess the effect of his proposed reforms to the independent living fund on (a) people...

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to advertise information on the routes people can take if they wish to request not to have (a) winter fuel...

      Social Security Benefits: Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission research into the economic consequences for individuals of stroke and any subsequent effect on the benefits system.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to answer questions 32883, 32884, 32885 and 32886 tabled on 21 December 2010 for answer on 10 January 2011.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2011, Official Report, column 1224W, on academies, what authority will be responsible for (a) ensuring each...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the proposal for Outwood Grange academy to run Valley and Portland secondary schools.

      Academies: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the level of capital resources committed by his Department to academies.

      Better Communication Action Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for implementation of the Better Communication Action Plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Deviance and Behaviour Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate has been made of the proportion of (a) males and (b) females aged 15 to 16 in each region who have been recorded as experiencing (i)...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has withdrawn any previously allocated Sure Start funding in (a) Brighton Pavilion constituency, (b) the Brighton and Hove...

      Dance and Drama Awards Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of the Dance and Drama Awards scheme.

      Departmental Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible spent on press cuttings services in each of the...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Young People's Learning Agency.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the abolition of the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy.

      Education: Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions Ofsted has used powers under Schedule 5 to the Education Act 2005 to highlight where a school sixth form is failing or...

      Families

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

      Family and Relationship Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons the contracting process for family and relationship services has been suspended; what the (a) timescale and (b) process is for...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the treatment of the (a) property and (b) other assets of free schools in circumstances where the body which has established...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the budget is of his Department's free schools group.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department (a) has provided and (b) committed to provide to free school projects for which the business case has been approved; what...

      Free Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on admissions policies for free schools.

      Further Education Colleges and Schools: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an assessment of the effects of changes in the rate of value added tax on (a) further education colleges and (b) schools.

      Further Education: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2011, Official Report, column 951W, on further education: student numbers, whether it is his policy to increase...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to set a GCSE floor target for secondary schools for (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c) 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department made of the evidence cited in footnote 32, paragraph 2.20 of the Schools White Paper, The Importance of Teaching, on the...

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the proposed Year 1 phonics screening test.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 17 and 25 November and 12 December 2010, on the abolition...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much additional funding for schools in Nuneaton constituency he expects to be provided through the proposed pupil premium.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of schools in each region are participating in his Department's extended schools programme.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will align the publication of information about the budgets of maintained schools and academy schools.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the average amount of time spent by (a) primary and (b) secondary school children on organised sport or physical...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proposals he has for the (a) requirements of and (b) standards to be met by teachers in (i) free schools and (ii) academies.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the provision of financial incentives for teacher training in shortage subjects.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department and its predecessors have provided to each charity it funds in each of the last five years; and how much he has allocated for...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to answer question 35419, on public appointments, tabled on 18 January 2011.

      Young People: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the outcome of the spending review on local authority funding for children and young people's services.

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what Sefton Council's Early Intervention Grant Allocation was in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; and what provision for early intervention...

  • Attorney-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many pre-charge decisions the Crown Prosecution Service has made in 2010-11 to date.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases in (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown Courts the Crown Prosecution Service has presented in 2010-11 to date; and what proportion did not result in a...

      Domestic Violence: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions there have been for cases involving allegations of (a) domestic violence, (b) rape and (c) other sexual offences in 2010-11 to date; and what...

      Magistrates' Courts: Convictions

      To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of cases presented in magistrates courts by the Crown Prosecution Service (a) resulted in a conviction and (b) have been discontinued in 2010-11 to date.

  • House of Lords

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentages of the newly created apprenticeships they forecast to be taken up for sponsorship by (a) the private sector, (b) the public sector, and (c)...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 22 March (WA 136-8), how many asylum seekers and dependants have made asylum applications since 1997;...

      Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect European Union legislation will have on their proposals to reform air passenger duty.

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what future role they plan for the Energy Technologies Institute and the Carbon Trust; and how they will be affected by the formation of the Green Investment Bank.

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent the Green Investment Bank will use co-financing to fund low carbon technologies.

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that decisions about the allocation of public finance for low carbon technologies through the Green Investment Bank are made...

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will use subordinated debt or other forms of mezzanine financing to fund low carbon technologies over the course of the parliament.

      Banks: Stress Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the assumptions to be used in the series of stress tests on banks to be carried out by the European Banking Authority; and what is...

      Banks: Stress Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the bank stress tests to be conducted by the European Banking Authority assume increased funding costs that fall short of those currently below consensus...

      Banks: Stress Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the stress tests to be conducted by the European Banking Authority make no assumptions about adverse developments in energy and commodity markets.

      Broadcasting: Court Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow the televising of proceedings in court.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the likely impact for British researchers of the Opinion of the Advocate-General at the Court of Justice of the European Union in case...

      Employment: Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many changes to employment law in the United Kingdom are planned in financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13; what are those changes; which of those proposals came...

      Employment: Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new employment regulations have been made in the current financial year; and how many have been repealed or removed.

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the electricity industry about diversity of power generation since May 2010.

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 22 March (WA 145-6), why the call for evidence of the Hills review quoted fuel poverty statistics for England...

      Energy: Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the gas industry about security of supply since May 2010.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the subsidy cost of the renewables obligations certificates system in 2009-10; and what share of that went to (a) onshore, and (b) offshore, wind.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of subsidy is guaranteed to existing accredited wind turbines (a) onshore, and (b) offshore, for the next 20 years, assuming present load factors.

      EU: Foreign Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any proposals by the European Commission to create a body with powers to block foreign investment in strategic sectors.

      EU: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 9 March (Official Report, Commons, col. 905), on what cost-benefit analysis they base their assessment of the...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 39), whether they will publish the informal arrangements between the United Kingdom and Pakistan,...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 39), whether the informal arrangements with Pakistan, India and Bangladesh for the mutual...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what remedies are available in the courts of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on behalf of individuals protected by United Kingdom Forced Marriage Protection Orders.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Ambassador of Israel to explain the circumstances surrounding the latest Israeli military attack in Gaza.

      Government Departments: Criminal Record Checks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Education spent on criminal records checks during the past 12 months.

      Government Departments: Energy Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of display energy certificate was awarded to the Ministry of Justice building at 102 Petty France in each of the past three years.

      Higher Education: Diversity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will measure progress towards the achievement of a diverse student body.

      House of Lords: Works of Art

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will bring forward proposals to improve the illumination of the Armada paintings installed in the Prince's Chamber.

      Housing: Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of mortgages available from banks in the United Kingdom; and what steps they propose to take to support first-time...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the human rights of children and young people with intellectual disabilities in other countries.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold a consultation on the operating standards for the pre-departure holding facility at Crawley.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the number of children from the occupied West Bank who are in Israeli prisons and the...

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that international organisations provide adequate support to pregnant Roma women and Roma children in Kosovo.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will work to ensure that foreign workers and Libyan nationals who wish to leave Libya are able to do so.

      Mileage Allowance Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the approved mileage allowance payment of 40p per mile for the first 10,000 miles is calculated; and what plans they have to change this. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Mongolia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value and volume of sector by sector imports and exports between the United Kingdom and Mongolia.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered to those who receive pensions from the First Trust Bank to ensure that they will not have their pensions reduced in any current changes.

      Schools: Independent Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what examples of good managerial, accounting, pedagogical and curriculum practice they have observed in United Kingdom independent schools; and how those are being...

      Schools: Support Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what charges academies or free schools are allowed to make to parents for educational or support services.

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that all banks operating in the United Kingdom include in their statutory accounts details of United Kingdom corporation tax actually paid...

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the definition of confectionery for VAT purposes depends on the contents of an item or on the way it is presented for sale.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what VAT is payable on dried fruit snacks that contain nothing but fruit; and whether the rate of VAT varies depending how that dried fruit is packaged.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 5 July (WA 30), whether they have decided to end the labour market restrictions on Bulgarian and...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Mongolians received visas for entry into the United Kingdom in each of the past five years; and how many of those were for the purpose of (a) study, and...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 14 March (WA 26), how many certificates of sponsorship in January and February 2011 involving Tier 2...

      World Water Day

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support World Water Day.

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