Written answers

Monday, 4 April 2011

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last used a ministerial car while travelling in an official capacity; and how many...

    • Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last travelled by (i) London Underground and (ii) public bus services on government...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of his ministerial team have been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card valid on London Transport...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and (e) private...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Motions: Audio Recordings

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2010, Official Report, column 960W, on...

    • Security: Parliament

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many passes to enter the Palace of Westminster have been issued in each...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the deployment of helicopters to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Air Force: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the economy of reductions in Royal Air Force service personnel.

      Infrastructure Security and Resilience Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who sits on the Infrastructure Security and Resilience Advisory Council; how many times it has met since its inception; what the agenda items were for...

      Military Aircraft: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions his Department has had with the French Government on using the Breguet Atlantique maritime patrol aircraft; (2) whether the...

      Storm Shadow Missile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of one Storm Shadow missile; and what assessment he has made of the value for money of the...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken in response to the recommendations of his Department's report, SDSR: Lessons Identified; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Antarctic Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials from his Department are currently based in the British Antarctic Territory.

    • Cote d'Ivoire: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Cote d'Ivoire.

      Cote d'Ivoire: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his UN counterpart on disturbances in Cote d'Ivoire; and if he will make a statement.

      Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 819W, on former Ministers, whether his Department monitors...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) reports he has received and (b) representations he has made to the government of Iraq on the treatment of human...

      Iran: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with his (a) Israeli, (b) Palestinian and (c) Syrian counterpart on reports that...

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding has been allocated to the refurbishment of the British embassy in Israel; what assessment was made of the need...

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse is of relocating and accommodating British embassy staff in Israel as a result of the decision...

      Israel: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance he has provided to the Government of Israel to prevent terrorism in Israel in each of the last three years; what...

      Israel: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage links between the UK and Israel in the fields of science and technology.

      Israel: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) suicide bombings and (b) terrorist incidents in (i) Jerusalem and (ii) Tel Aviv since...

      Libya: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Commonwealth and (b) other foreign nationals who were evacuated from Libya by...

      Middle East: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the work of (a) Israeli medical organisations and (b) joint Arab-Israeli medical projects.

      Nightingale Island: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the effects of the oil slick at Petrel Bay, Nightingale Island; and what assistance his...

      Nightingale Island: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is giving to mitigate the effects of the Petrel Bay oil slick on Nightingale Island.

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the west bank; what recent discussions he has had with (a) the...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Gaza; what recent discussions he has had with (a) the...

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff of his Department are based in Somaliland.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Syria.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials from his Department are based in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Western Sahara: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to meet the UN Special Envoy to Western Sahara.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) whether he is issued with an Oyster card paid for by the Office of the Leader of the House for the purposes of travelling on official business; (2) whether...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on...

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with broadband providers on reducing surcharges to users of broadband services in rural areas.

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council on entry prices for...

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the effects on sports...

      Sports: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects of charging VAT on construction costs incurred by schools which open sports...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to allow venues that currently do not have a television licence to receive one at no charge...

      Theatre: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many free theatre tickets have been provided to people under 26 resident in (a) the South West and (b) England under his...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish her Department's White Paper on the natural environment.

    • Foxes: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with local authorities on urban foxes.

      Hydrofluorocarbons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of implementing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer...

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for the timetable for the transfer of ownership of private sewers and lateral drains to sewerage...

      Water Charges: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of water bill payers in the south-west who will receive reduced bills as a result of...

      Water Charges: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to paragraph 1.156 of Budget 2011, HC 836, how much her Department plans to spend from the public purse on reducing...

      Water Supply: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether funding for the implementation of proposals to support households (a) who face water affordability pressures and...

      Water Supply: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has made an estimate of the number of households in the south-west which will be affected by the measures in...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish her Department's Water White Paper.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in her Department are provided with mobile communication devices; and how much her Department spent on mobile telephones and related...

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what date (a) she and (b) each other Minister in her Department last used a ministerial car while travelling in an official capacity; and how many...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what date (a) she and (b) each other Minister in her Department last travelled by (i) London Underground and (ii) public bus services on government...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many of her ministerial team have been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card valid on London Transport and...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on staff training in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department has spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and (e) private aircraft...

      Legislative Competence Order Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had on the continuation of the legislative competence order process in non-devolved policy areas.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of his ministerial team have been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card valid on London...

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last travelled by (i) London Underground and (ii) public bus services...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and (e) private...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Attorney-General on what date he last used a ministerial car while travelling in an official capacity; and how many times he has travelled to his constituency in a ministerial car...

    • Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Attorney-General on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in the Law Officers' Departments last travelled by (i) London Underground and (ii) public bus services on government...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he has been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card valid on London Transport and paid for by the Law Officers'...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments have spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and (e) private...

      Human Trafficking: Prostitution

      To ask the Attorney-General what guidance is provided to the Crown Prosecution Service on the prosecution of men who use prostitutes who subsequently report to the police that such people might...

      Public Order

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will direct the Crown Prosecution Service to apply for remand in custody in the case of those charged with public order offences following the disturbances in...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were (a) granted and (b) breached in the criminal justice area covering Poole in the last 12 months...

    • Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what health risks associated to the use of skunk cannabis her Department has identified; and if she will make a statement.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average THC content of seized skunk cannabis was in the latest period for which figures are available; what the average THC content...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of persons convicted of offences of (a) murder of and (b) actual bodily harm against a...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many residents of Poole constituency were subject to more than one Criminal Records Bureau check in the last 12 months for which figures...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many successful matches there have been between DNA profiles taken and crime scenes and DNA profiles stored on the National DNA Database...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many searches of the National DNA Database there have been in each of the last five years.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the running cost of the National DNA Database was in each of the last five years.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the National DNA Database was inaccessible owing to system error in each of the last five years.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the DNA samples and exhibits on the National DNA Database following the winding-down of the Forensic Science Service.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much she has allocated for assistance to victims of domestic violence in each financial year from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on implementation of the recommendations of the Third Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2001-02, on the...

      Fraud: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested on suspicion of having committed electoral offences in England and Wales in each year since 2005.

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders there have been for which there has been no conviction in each of the last 30 years.

      Metropolitan Police Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to funding allocation to the Metropolitan Police Authority budget on (a) police...

      Police: Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information she holds on the level of spending by each police force on providing their own forensic science support in each of the last...

      Police: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of potential changes to police numbers over the next two years on arrangements for policing the...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people charged in connection with disturbances in central London on 26 March 2011 have been remanded in custody.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what dates he consulted the Child Poverty Commission in accordance with the Child Poverty Act 2010 in advance of proposals to publish a...

    • Departmental Procurement

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

      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 Living Allowance Advisory...

      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 Child Maintenance and Enforcement...

      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 change in function of Equality 2025.

      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 merging of the Pensions Ombudsman and the Pension...

      Departmental Theft

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women in each (i) age group and (ii) local authority area received the (A) higher and (B) lower rate of disability...

      Housing Benefit: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of claimants of local housing allowance in Blaenau Gwent constituency (a) are making additional payments to cover the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Wolverhampton North East constituency who (a) were affected...

      Mortgages: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Wolverhampton North East constituency received support for mortgage interest payments in each of the last five years.

      Remploy: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential for Remploy factories to become independent social enterprises.

      Ritalin: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) for which benefits a household with a child who is prescribed Ritalin qualifies; (2) how many children qualified for disability living...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Poole constituency are in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) employment support allowance and (c) disability living...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received from disability groups on the effect of proposed changes to the (a) disability living allowance...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2011, Official Report, column 575W, on social security benefits: fraud, if he will estimate the number of...

      Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of the effectiveness in prevention of cryptosporidium of the operation of regulations...

      Third Sector

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

      Unemployment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the trends in levels of unemployment in (a) Wales, (b) Cardiff and (c) Cardiff North constituency since January 2011; and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 869W, on universal credit, in which instances it would be appropriate to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 869W, on universal credit, what his policy is concerning situations where a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what measure of inflation will be used for the annual uprating of cash payments made to individuals with a potentially lower entitlement...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of the provision of winter fuel allowance to those (a) aged 60 to 79 at the rate of...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of the average winter fuel bill for pensioner households represented by the (a) £100...

      Work Capacity Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average period is between the date of a work capacity assessment and a referral to an employment provider for those found capable of...

  • Transport

    • Commission for Integrated Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what residual functions will remain following the abolition of the Commission for Integrated Transport; which organisation will carry out each such...

    • 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 BRB (Residuary) Ltd.

      Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the equality impact assessment in respect of the abolition of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.

      Driving Tests: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) which organisations have been consulted by his Department's review group assessing the feasibility and safety of proposed changes to the...

      East Coast Railway Line: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the East Coast Trains timetable due to be introduced in May 2011 to be published.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to introduce a road user charging system for foreign heavy goods vehicles.

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to bring into force sections of primary legislation within his Department's area of responsibility which are not currently in force.

      LEK Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings he has had with representatives of LEK Consulting in 2011 to date.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in awarding a contract for sub-surface signalling on the London Underground.

      London-Norwich Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions Ministers in his Department travelled on rail services between Norwich and London in the course of their official duties in each...

      London-Norwich Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions bus services replaced passenger rail services for all or part of the journey between Norwich and London Liverpool Street owing to...

      Mersey Gateway Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to announce the funding package for the Mersey Gateway Bridge scheme.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will conduct a promotional campaign aimed at young drivers to make them aware of the requirement to hold valid motor insurance; and if he...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on the scale of risks to young drivers seeking motor insurance; and if he will initiate a consultation on...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the restructuring of Network Rail in 2011.

      Network Rail: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) nature and (b) scale is of the work his Department plans to carry out with the Welsh Assembly Government on electrification of commuter...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many residents of (a) Poole constituency and (b) England appealed against penalty charge notices and were successful in the last 12 months for...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the arrangements for the public consultation on High Speed 2 have been subjected to an equalities impact assessment.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the adequacy of the assistance available for disabled passengers to board trains at unstaffed train stations.

      Railways: East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress he has made in securing funding for the four-tracking of the rail lines between Copper Mill Junction and Broxbourne set out in the...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on any relationship between the levels of fare evasion on passenger rail services...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department next plans to review rail operator franchise agreements.

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the likely (a) cost of and (b) revenue arising from restructuring of the Anglia region's track and...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of levels of overcrowding on commuter rail services between Rochdale and Manchester.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Luton North of 9 June 2010, Official Report, column 39W, on railways: overcrowding, what his policy is...

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of trends in the cost to passengers of rail travel.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what compensation was paid to rail passengers by each of the train operating companies operating the delay and pay scheme in each of the last two years...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road casualties were recorded in (a) Poole constituency and (b) the south-west in the last three years for which figures are available.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrians were (a) injured and (b) killed in road traffic accidents in Oxford street, London, in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much from the sum announced in the 2011 Budget for costs of road maintenance arising from adverse weather conditions is to be paid to each...

      Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the future of the role of chief scientific adviser to his Department.

      Sea Rescue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with representatives of the (a) fishing industry and (b) offshore oil and gas industry on proposals to reduce the number...

      Shipping: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects the provisions of the order on ship-to-ship transfers outside harbour authority waters to enter into force (a) in general and (b)...

      South West Trains: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with South West Trains on improving the provision of rolling stock on Portsmouth to London passenger rail services.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what revenue was collected through speed camera penalty charge notices in (a) Poole constituency and (b) the south-west in the last three years for...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made towards a review of school travel.

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultation his Department undertook with representatives of the motorcycling industry when formulating its Local Transport White Paper, Creating...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the increased capacity that would be created on the West Coast Main Line through introduction of the European...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that the West Coast Mainline is available to different operators.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support his Department plans to provide to agricultural businesses for the uptake of low-carbon technology and energy-efficient...

    • Contracts for Difference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) modelling and (b) assumptions were considered for use to determine the Contracts of Difference proposed in the consultation...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether receipts from the sale of assets owned by regional development agencies are reflected in the spending plans of his Department...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contracts his Department and its associated public bodies signed with Lockheed Martin in each of the last 10 years; and for what...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many of his ministerial team have been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card valid on...

      Electricity Market Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how the modelling assumptions underlying the Contracts of Difference proposed in the consultation on Electricity Market Reform were...

      Electricity Market Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment has been undertaken to validate the assumption in the analysis supporting the Electricity Market Reform consultation...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to maintain potential of small and medium-sized energy suppliers to (a) participate in and (b) benefit from his...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with industry on extending application of the principle of the Green Deal scheme to the...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanisms he has considered to enable the principles of the Green Deal to be applied to homes not yet built.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to reduce the time taken for delegated nominating officers to approve large-scale domestic energy schemes on...

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of the UK's oil refining capacity on levels of fuel prices charged at the pump.

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average cost was of a litre of domestic fuel delivered (a) through the grid and (b) off-grid in the latest period for which...

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to regulate the price of heating oil for (a) business and (b) domestic use.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people over the age of 65 years and resident in Clwyd South constituency who were living in...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people living in fuel poverty who used (a) heating oil, (b) liquid petroleum gas and (c)...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on a target for UK reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of 60 per cent. of 1990 levels by 2030.

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of environmental legislation on (a) the competitiveness of and (b) levels of investment in...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the minimum number of oil refineries in the UK necessary to ensure security of fuel supply.

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of each of his Department's internal studies on the future of oil refineries in the UK.

      Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that the paper industry is not adversely affected by his policies on climate change and...

      Raytheon Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made on the progress of the mitigation research programme for the Raytheon radar.

      Raytheon Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he expects the mitigation research programme for the Raytheon radar to be completed by the target date of summer 2011.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of auctions with multiple bidders in delivering...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of solar photovoltaic installations in 2010; and what estimate he has made of the likely...

      Warm Home Discount Care Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much he plans to spend on the Warm Home Discount Care Group in the winter of 2011-12.

      Wave Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions his Department has had with industry representatives on support for commercial-scale marine technology to...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Local Authority Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking in respect of levels of pay of senior staff in local authorities.

    • Business: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses in Pendle constituency received business rate hardship relief in 2010.

      Business: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses in Pendle constituency were (a) eligible for and (b) received small business rate relief in the last year...

      Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to establish and promulgate guidance on the planning status of land acquired under compulsory purchase...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on local authorities which have different levels of council tax within their areas for...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to assist residents of local authority areas in meeting the cost of council tax bills.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contracts his Department and its associated public bodies signed with Lockheed Martin in each of the last 10 years; and for...

      Departmental Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on cut flowers through its integrated facilities management contract with MITIE between the date...

      Environment Protection: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are in place to coordinate environmental planning between communities in cases where protected woodland covers...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effects on fire service pension schemes of the recommendations of the Independent...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the findings from Exercise...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on the implications of the local levy for flood defences for the holding of referendums...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the retention of receipts from the sale of council house sales in order to deliver services locally...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what mechanisms are in place to ensure environmental concerns are taken into account in the development of local...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria he plans to use to assess value for money in the new local enterprise partnership arrangements.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what public consultation his Department conducted prior to the creation of the North East Economic Partnership.

      Local Government Finance: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to (a) Medway council and (b) Tonbridge and Malling borough council in each of the...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking in respect of levels of pay to senior officials in local authorities.

      Local Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of times people have been removed by police from public galleries in...

      Non-domestic Rates: Rochdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many businesses in Rochdale received business rate hardship relief in 2010; (2) how many businesses in each region of...

      Non-domestic Rates: Rochdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses in Rochdale were (a) eligible for and (b) received small business rate relief in the latest period for...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the provision of guidance and information on changes to the planning system to non-governmental organisations.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are in place to evaluate local authorities' adaptation to the new planning system

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to ensure that local authorities are equipped with adequate resources to collect and collate data...

      Prince William: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government is taking to reduce the administrative requirements for street parties planned to mark the Royal Wedding.

      Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effect of flexible tenancies on older people and the disabled.

      West Sussex County Council: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the underlying local wage data used by the last administration as the basis of...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what constitutional powers he would adopt were the Prime Minister prevented from exercising his functions and duties.

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) on what date he last travelled by ministerial car whilst on government business; and how many times he has travelled by ministerial car to his constituency...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Office has spent on Ministerial travel by (a) Ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and (e) private aircraft since May 2010.

      Elections: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what reports he has received on the conduct of the recent election of the mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

      General Election 2010

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the number of armed forces personnel who exercised their right to vote in the May 2010 general election (a) in person, (b) by post...

      General Elections: Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of a general election held in 2015 under (a) the first past the post system and (b) the alternative...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what progress he has made in his consideration of the Ministerial Code as it relates to commercial lobbying activities.

  • Justice

    • Prosecutions: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) employers and (b) employees were prosecuted for evading national insurance contributions in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

    • Bribery Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) stakeholders on the timetable for publication of guidance on...

      Community Orders: Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the use of restorative justice for shop theft offences.

      Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders have been issued by each court division which prohibit parties from mentioning the existence of proceedings to hon. Members in each...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what contracts his Department and its associated public bodies signed with Lockheed Martin in each of the last 10 years; and for what purposes each such...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last travelled by (i) London Underground and (ii) public bus services on...

      Incapacity Benefit: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals concerning incapacity benefit claims were awaiting listing by the Tribunals Service in the latest period for which figures are...

      Legal Aid: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in Poole constituency received legal aid in each of the last five years.

      Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been prosecuted for offences in relation to sham marriages in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he plans to allocate for female offender rehabilitation centres in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse was of the accommodation of a (a) male offender, (b) female offender and (c) female offender in a women's...

      Prison Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hyndburn of 29 March 2011, Official Report, columns 155-6, on prison service (resources), how much was...

      Prison Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hyndburn of 29 March 2011, Official Report, columns 155-56, on prison service (resources), what the...

      Prison Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hyndburn of 29 March 2011, Official Report, columns 155-56, on prison service (resources), how many Prison...

      Prisoners: McDonalds Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what reports he has received on the purchasing of McDonalds meals for prisoners by Prison Service staff.

      Prisoners: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convicted prisoners had a home address in Poole constituency on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rate was for (a) male offenders, (b) female offenders and (c) female offenders housed in a women's rehabilitation centre in the...

      Reparation by Offenders: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the funding allocation was for restorative justice schemes in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and what level of funding he has allocated for such...

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the law on trespass; what recent representations he has received on the law on trespass; and if he will make a statement.

      Wills: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to bring forward proposals to regulate unqualified and uninsured will writers.

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Citizen Service Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many places on the National Citizen Service pilot schemes will be available in (a) Poole and (b) Dorset in the summer of 2011.

    • National Citizen Service Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many expressions of interest in the National Citizen Service pilot he has received from (a) individuals and (b) organisations.

      Cancer: Bolton

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many patients were (a) screened for, (b) diagnosed with and (c) treated for cancer in (i) Bolton South East constituency and (ii) Bolton borough...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) production and (b) dispatch of forms for the 2011...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what arrangements the Office for National Statistics has to include in the 2011 census returns members of HM armed forces normally resident in the...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reasons Lockheed Martin were contracted to gather UK Census data.

      Community Development: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans his Department has to provide opportunities for the training of community organisers in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London.

      Community Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of differing levels of trust within a community on levels of (i)...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on legal fees in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Employment: Graduates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) graduate and (b) post-graduate level jobs with starting salaries of £20,000 or more per annum there were in each region in the most...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what mechanisms have been put in place to enable members of the public to make suggestions to the Government in support of its Big Society agenda.

      Public Sector Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has received any expressions of interest in forming a mutual from any public sector workers in (a) Poole and (b) Dorset.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department spent on encouraging people to volunteer in each of the last five years; and how much he expects to spend in each of the next...

      Training: Community Organisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what opportunities his Department plans to make available for training community organisers in (a) Poole and (b) Dorset.

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many applications to the Transition Fund from each parliamentary constituency have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful to date.

      Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether any charities or voluntary groups in (a) Poole and (b) Dorset have received support from the Transition Fund.

  • Health

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance to strategic health authorities and clinical panels on steps to ensure timely access to the Cancer Drugs Fund by patients with a...

    • Clostridium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of recurrences of clostridium difficile were due to re-infection rather than relapse in the latest period for which figures are...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the cost to (a) the public purse and (b) dental practices of the Care Quality Commission registration process for...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has hosted any meetings with representatives of Mandate Communications over the last six months; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contracts his Department and its associated public bodies signed with Lockheed Martin in each of the last 10 years; and for what purposes each such...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last used a ministerial car while travelling in an official capacity; and how many...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last travelled by (i) London Underground and (ii) public bus services on...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and (e) private aircraft...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on sporting and physical activity as a means of maintaining health; and whether he is taking steps to reflect this position in health...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms he plans to put in place for (a) GP consortia and (b) foundation trusts at risk of financial failure; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to put in place any (a) criteria and (b) limits on performance-related payments to GP consortia.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospital projects exceeding £50 million (a) started and (b) were completed in each year since 1997.

      Hospitals: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on measures to prevent the mistreatment of elderly patients in hospital.

      Hospitals: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the policy of the NHS is on steps to protect staff from abusive patients.

      Hospitals: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents of violence towards NHS staff were recorded in the last six months.

      Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department last reviewed the appropriateness of leprosy as a notifiable disease under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984; (2)...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many births per full-time equivalent NHS midwife there were in (a) England and (b) each region in 2010.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future role of private healthcare providers in the NHS following implementation of his proposed structural reforms.

      NHS: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public opinion surveys are commissioned by (a) his Department and (b) the NHS Information Centre; and if he will ensure the continuation of these...

      Nurseries: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the provision of school nursery services of the proposals in the Health and Social Care Bill.

      Nurses: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake an impact assessment in respect of proposals to discontinue night sisters in NHS hospitals.

      Palliative Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will maintain funding for hospital chaplaincy as part of his Palliative Care Funding Review.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; and if he will make a statement; (2) what steps the...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which regulations have been identified for (a) adoption and (b) revocation by his Department under the Government's one-in, one-out policy between May...

      Ritalin: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many children in households receiving working-age benefits have been prescribed Ritalin in each year from 1997 to 2010; (2) how many children...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for improvement of the social care system.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the introduction of GP-led commissioning on waiting times to access post-stroke therapy services.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the introduction of GP-led commissioning on the development of stroke care networks.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to achieve the World Health Organisation standard of eliminating avoidable blindness by 2020.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Arts: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's strategic research priorities are in respect of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

    • Arts: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in respect of which Arts and Humanities Research Council projects his Department has allocated funding since May 2010.

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will review the implementation of the Agency Worker Regulations and their effect on labour market flexibility one year...

      European Regional Development Fund: Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what role local enterprise partnerships will play in applications for funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

      Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will ask the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to accredit the leakage rates of fluorocarbons from heat pumps supplied...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to amend the rules governing the validation of higher education qualifications in order to...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to increase the proportion of higher education courses delivered in further education colleges.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the proportion of students graduating from (i) Oxford...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of undergraduate places that will be available at universities in (a) 2011-12 and (b)...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what responsibilities the Director of Fair Access has to assess a higher education institution's access agreement with reference...

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make representations to higher education authorities about invitations to speakers with a history of promoting...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of England was covered by a local enterprise partnership on the most recent date for which figures are available;...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to support British manufacturing industry; what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Thurrock of 8 December 2010 on strengthening the integrity of...

      Mercosur: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will discuss with (a) the European Commission, (b) Members of the European Parliament and (c) his EU counterparts the...

      Mercosur: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the likely effects of implementation of the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement on future...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has made at EU level on the need for a European Code of Conduct to be adopted by (a) car manufacturers...

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many children of Turkish workers who have received help with tuition fees since 2006 have not made scheduled repayments...

      Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1180W, on overseas students: loans, what procedures are in place...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the chief executive of each regional development agency (RDA) on...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have had with (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in the (A) the Department for...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to clarify the Haldane principle in relation to academic research.

      Small Businesses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage small businesses to employ staff.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of women studying part-time of his decision that the liability to...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse of implementing the presumption that all new schools will open as academies.

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average length of placement for looked after children was in each local authority area in each of the last three years.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his Department's announcement of 11 December 2010 on short breaks for disabled children, whether the funding proposed for short...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions his Department has had with the End Child Poverty coalition on the proposed pupil premium.

      Children's Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans he has for the future of the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England; (2) what the cost to the public purse of the Office...

      Cookery: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future teaching of cookery in schools.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what contracts his Department and its associated public bodies signed with Lockheed Martin in each of the last 10 years; and for what purposes each...

      Departmental Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on flowers in 2009-10.

      Departmental Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for which services provided by (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies, interpreters provide services in a language or languages...

      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 School Food Trust.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria his Department uses to determine the allocation of funding to advice lines operated by his Department.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on international travel in the financial year 2009-10.

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether an announcement will be made before 31 March 2011 on the amount of funding his Department expects to make available in the Learner Support fund...

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children of each ethnicity achieved A* to C grades in English, mathematics, one language, two sciences and either history or...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Medway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children received education maintenance allowance in the (a) Medway council and (b) Tonbridge and Malling borough council area in the latest...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation he undertook with schools prior to introducing the English Baccalaureate into performance tables.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children received free school meals in each ward in the (a) Medway council and (b) Tonbridge and Malling borough council area in the latest...

      Free School Meals: Pendle Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children received free school meals in each ward in the Pendle borough council area in the last year for which figures are available.

      Further Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to ensure 16 to 18-year-olds in full-time education in a further education or sixth form college have access to a free lunch.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children achieved five or more A* to C GCSEs in each year since 1997, where those GCSEs included (a) English language, (b) mathematics, (c)...

      GCSE: Free Schools Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children gained five or more A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics in each year since GCSEs were...

      History: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the conclusions and recommendations of the March 2011 Ofsted survey of history in schools in respect of the use in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 31 January and 21 February 2011 on his constituent Ms K. Evans.

      Ofsted: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much Ofsted has spent on its learning and skills division in each of the last five years; and what proportion of that expenditure was on on-site...

      Pupil Exclusions: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were excluded permanently from schools in (a) Berkshire, (b) Reading and (c) Reading West constituency in each of the last five years.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many written communications his Department has sent to (a) local education authorities and (b) schools since 1 June 2010.

      Schools: Benwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has to support schools in the Benwell and Scotswood area of Newcastle.

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on introducing pilot voluntary drug testing programmes in secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of the use of skunk cannabis on the academic performance of adolescents; and if he will...

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on any potential link between academic underperformance and the use of drugs; and...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made in returning funding to school sport partnerships following the initial withdrawal of that funding in October 2010.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to announce the allocation of the National Challenge programme funding for local authorities.

      Schools: Sun Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what information his Department holds on the number of schools with a sun protection policy; (2) what guidance his Department issues to schools...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of (a) teacher training and (b) the balance between academic and practical teacher training.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to support the big society initiative.

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether it is his policy that all university technical colleges will (a) enrol children aged 11 to 18 years, (b) be established in partnership with a...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the transition from the Young People's Learning Agency to the Education Funding Agency on...

  • International Development

    • Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has assessed the humanitarian needs of ethnic Kachin people relocated to the Myitsone Aung Mye Thar model...

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last used a ministerial car while travelling in an official...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last travelled by (i) London Underground and (ii) public bus...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and...

      Ivory Coast: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian aid his Department is providing to the people of the Ivory Coast.

      Japan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the level of humanitarian aid to Japan provided by his Department following the earthquake of March...

      Mali: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to support (a) diversified lending and investment, (b) debt relief and (c) the...

      Mali: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of changes in the adequacy of food supply in Mali since 2010.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding the UK committed to spend as a result of each international conference on (a) climate change and (b) poverty in the...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department has provided to Gaza in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a oral statement to the House after the Easter Recess on the interim findings of the Independent Commission on Banking.

    • Banks: Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with banking institutions in which the Government has a stake on planned expenditure on corporate hospitality in (a) 2011 and...

      Banks: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the number of individuals likely to benefit from the exemption whereby trusts established by firms for the payment of bonuses in...

      Banks: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 16 of Project Merlin - Banks' Statement, whether the chief executive of each banking institution will forfeit their right to...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the savings to his Department from the reduction in sums payable under the childcare element of working tax credit in each of the next...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the likely effect on annual incomes of households to which the childcare element of working tax credit is to be reduced of circumstances...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts his Department and its associated public bodies signed with Lockheed Martin in each of the last 10 years; and for what purposes each such...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent (a) representations he has received from and (b) discussions he has had with the Central Europe Trust; (2) on how many occasions he has...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to rebalance the Welsh economy.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the level of exposure of companies regulated by the Financial Services Authority to defaults relating to (a)...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures are in place to assess whether the banks participating in Project Merlin meet their commitment on levels of new credit to be made available to...

      FirstBuy Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with (a) mortgage providers and (b) the Council for Mortgage Lenders on the FirstBuy programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received of petrol stations which have not reduced the price of fuel following his Budget Statement on 23 March 2011.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects on economic growth of the adoption of the recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change that the UK should aim to reduce...

      Homeowners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has assessed the merits of bringing forward proposals to assist homeowners who are unable to move house due to (a) the state of the property...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has undertaken on measures to evaluate for the purposes of taxation the monetary value of domestic properties.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of income tax revenue was derived from the (a) first, (b) second and (c) third quartile of earners in (i) 1997-98 and (ii) 1998-99.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to retain the 50p rate of income tax on incomes over £150,000 for the duration of the current Parliament.

      Income Tax: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what was the average length of time taken by HM Revenue and Customs to complete a repayment to an individual who had made an income tax overpayment in...

      Income Tax: Poole

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people on low incomes in (a) the UK and (b) Poole constituency who will no longer pay income tax following...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects on the long-term value of holdings in individual savings accounts of the policy to link personal tax allowances to the...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to support savers.

      Inheritance Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the potential effects on the portion of a deceased's estate which is exempt from inheritance tax of the policy to link personal tax...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for North East Hampshire of 21 July, 11 October and 20 December 2010 on his constituent, Mr...

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses had qualified for the national insurance contribution holiday for new firms on the latest date for which figures are available; and if...

      National Insurance: Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the implications of combining national insurance and income tax will be for the income tax powers contained in the provisions of the Scotland Bill.

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the revenue yield of restricting pensions tax relief to (a) 20, (b) 30 and (c) 35 per cent.; and if he will make a statement.

      Post Office: Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 February 2011, Official Report, column 884W, on the Post Office: bank services, from whom research was commissioned on...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the potential effects of recent trends in inflation on the value of spending allocations to Government Departments in each year of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many security incidents were recorded by the Security and Business Continuity Directorate in HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 2007.

      Revenue and Customs: Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were employed in the Security and Business Continuity Directorate in HM Revenue and Customs in each year since 2007.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the potential effects on capital gains tax allowances of the policy to link personal tax allowances to the consumer price index measure of...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements he plans to put in place to ensure that persons of pensionable age do not incur additional tax liabilities arising from any merger of...

      Taxation: Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the level of revenue accruing to the Exchequer from taxation on oil production companies in (a) the last four financial...

      Taxation: Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to Budget 2011, HC 836, whether he has assessed the likely extent of fluctuation in the level of revenue accruing from the tax on oil...

      VAT: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue he expects to accrue to the Exchequer in each year from value added tax on pilot training.

  • House of Lords

    • Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether London will be fined £300 million by the European Union for poor air quality; and whether this cost would be borne by the Government or by London...

    • Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many high threat operators have been deployed to Afghanistan from (a) the Royal Air Force, (b) the Royal Engineers, (c) the Royal Logistics Corps, and (d) the...

      Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have received direct help or mentoring training from United Kingdom explosive ordnance disposal personnel in the last three years.

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many medals have been awarded to explosive ordnance disposal personnel for gallantry (a) on overseas operations, and (b) in the United Kingdom, in the past...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of reforms in disability allowance on adults with autism.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of reforms to disability allowances and in accordance with the disability equality duty, they intend to introduce specially trained advocates or...

      Aviation: Landing Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor the imposition of landing fees by airports in the London area, and in particular in relation to the financial burden placed upon airlines...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the Bank of England to develop an expertise in insurance and reinsurance.

      Budget 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the European Union authorities were first informed of the content of the Budget given on 23 March.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support the Department for International Development has provided to the people affected by the Giri Cyclone in Arakan State, Burma.

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the wording of the census question on qualifications takes into account the fact that most 16 year-olds born between 1 September 1994 and 27 March 1995...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve in collaboration with United Nations agencies the collection and collation between countries of meteorological and hydrological...

      Companies: AGMs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will amend legislation to ensure that the annual general meetings of United Kingdom-listed companies whose headquarters are offshore are relayed by...

      Conservative Party: Spring Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 16 March (WA 62) about the Prime Minister's remarks on 5 March, in light of the wide coverage given to...

      Cuba

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Cuba about three opposition members imprisoned since 2003, and about the detention of Mr N R Lobaina.

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide guidance on the application of the law against the use of bicycles in areas reserved for pedestrians.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Egypt regarding the future participation of women at all levels, and their recognition in the constitution.

      Elections: Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they and the quartet are negotiating for early elections, municipal, parliamentary and presidential, in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 22 March (WA 143), whether pronuclear transfer between embryos is involved in the new technique for which...

      Energy: Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the electricity generated in the United Kingdom in 2009-10 was produced by windpower; and what share of that was produced by (a) onshore, and...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for support were made under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme during 2010-11; how many were approved; and what was the aggregate value...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the devolved Administrations of the United Kingdom about the introduction of enterprise zones.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will introduce to act as business incentives in enterprise zones.

      EU: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 21 March (WA 108) concerning European Union regulations, whether they will publish results of the one-in...

      First World War: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they owe the United States for debts incurred during the First World War; and what are the arrangements for repayment.

      Fishing: Protection Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the reason for naming the new fishing protection vessel based in Bangor, County Down, Banrion Uladh; and what public consultation took place before the...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with ministers and officials in the Republic of Ireland regarding the implementation of prion filtration.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the reason for the delay in their review of benzodiazepine addiction and withdrawal. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current estimate of the...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of the Government of Iraq to deliver public services; and what support they are providing to that government.

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the assessment of the staff of the United Kingdom embassy in Iraq who spoke to refugees at Camp Ashraf regarding medical facilities in the course of their...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Iraq regarding access to medical facilities for refugees at Camp Ashraf; and what has been the response.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the case of Mr Derar Abu Sisi.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the European Commission concerning the proposed upgrade of the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel about the number of Palestinian children convicted of minor offences each year by military courts.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they and the quartet will take to prevent violence by settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank, following the United Nations Office for the...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they and the quartet have for allowing new housing in Area C of the West Bank, in order to accommodate the natural increase of the existing...

      Landmines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 17 March (WA 85), in what other parts of the world they are providing assistance with mine clearing efforts.

      Law Reform: Civil Litigation Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost implications for the Department of Work and Pensions of the reforms proposed in their Green Paper on civil litigation costs.

      Law Reform: Civil Litigation Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether victims severely injured in complex road traffic accident cases will continue to receive a level of compensation suitable for their needs under proposals...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to establish humanitarian corridors out of Libya for the benefit of (a) non-Libyan nationals, and (b) persons involved in the uprising...

      Marine Conservation: Sharks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made to meet the 2012 deadline for implementing an ecologically coherent network of marine conservation zones in the United Kingdom; and...

      Mental Health Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines they have issued, or are in force, concerning the procedures to be followed when the mother of a breastfeeding infant is compulsorily detained...

      Mongolia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are plans for Government Ministers to visit Mongolia.

      National Probation Service: Contractors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the maintenance of probation estate facilities in England and Wales was contracted out; which companies have won contracts; and how much each company was paid...

      Northern Ireland Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all correspondence between the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission during...

      Nuclear Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions took place on a framework programme for nuclear research and training activities for 2012-13 at the European Union Competitiveness Council on 9...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Foreign and Commonwealth Office forecasts to spend on monitoring religious freedom overseas in 2010-11; and what budgetary allocation has been made...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Pakistan regarding attacks on Christians in light of the fact that human rights are a core element of...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why new qualifiers for a basic state pension lose several days of pension to which they would otherwise be entitled from their birthday; when this practice...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any new qualifiers for a basic state pension receive their pension before their qualifying birthday for reasons of administrative convenience based on...

      Retail: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that leading supermarkets making promotional claims regarding price comparisons with rival groups are made accountable for...

      Rome: British Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to reduce funding by requesting the two British embassies in Rome to work together.

      Terrorism: Proscribed Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will remove the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) from the list of proscribed organisations.

      UK Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the terms of reference of the Commission on a United Kingdom Bill of Rights will include an impact assessment of the indirect and direct cost to the...

      UK Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement of an independent Commission on a United Kingdom Bill of Rights, who will be appointed to the advisory panel on devolved regions; what...

      UK Trade Missions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what human resources or travel assistance United Kingdom Trade Missions are providing to small and medium-sized enterprises seeking to expand overseas.

      Water Supply: Pipe Leakage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the water industry about leakage from its pipes since May 2010.

      Yemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of United Kingdom aid being given to Yemen; and what assurances they have that such aid will not be used to support the Government...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the response of the European Union, in its role as chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) working group on monitoring, to the authorisation by the KP...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

April 2011
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Did you find what you were looking for?