Written answers

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take (a) through the proposed EU-India Free Trade Agreement and (b) at the G20 to reduce...

    • Agriculture: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many eligible claims for the Single Payment Scheme are outstanding to farmers in Pendle constituency; and what the...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the number of wild animals used in travelling circuses.

      Animals: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent representations she has made at the EU Agriculture Council on the pre-market authorisation of meat and...

      Animals: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to repeal rules prohibiting the sale of meat and milk products from the offspring of cloned animals.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the development of a cross-EU strategy on biodiversity.

      Bobby Roberts Super Circus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had on licences issued to Bobby Roberts' Super Circus.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many instances of bovine TB were reported in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Buying Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish the terms of the Government Buying Standards for (a) transport, (b) food, (c) furniture, (d)...

      Dairy Farming: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department has provided for research into the dairy farming sector in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officer of her Department since her appointment.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contracts her Department and its associated public bodies signed with Lockheed Martin in each of the last 10 years; and...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date (a) she and (b) each other Minister in her Department last used a ministerial car while travelling in an...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the (1) abolition of the Agricultural...

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date (a) she and (b) each other Minister in her Department last travelled by (i) London underground and (ii) public...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of her ministerial team have been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the health of pedigree dogs is prioritised rather than any breed confirmation.

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with the Dog Advisory Council (DAC); what progress the DAC has made on its...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to her Department has been of its study into the effect of pet training aids on the welfare of domestic dogs.

      E.ON UK: Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what requests the Environment Agency has received for an environmental impact assessment of the proposal by E.ON for a waste...

      Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review the level of modulation rates paid by farmers; and if she will make a statement.

      Farmers: Single Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 4 March 2011, Official Report, columns 47-8WS, on the Single Payment...

      Fisheries: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the phasing out of environmentally-harmful subsidies available through the European Fisheries Fund.

      Fisheries: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will have further discussions on fish discards with the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the composition of her Department's Independent Panel on Forestry was determined.

      Forests: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she gave to appointing a representative of dog walkers to the Independent Panel on Forestry Policy.

      Forests: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for the sale of publicly-owned forests in Kent.

      Frogspawn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on measures to protect the habitat of frogspawn.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the authorisation of trials for the planting of genetically modified crops.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Animal Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture of alterations in...

      Horse Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations implemented arrangements for horse passports; and what objectives were set for the effects of the...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the policy of her Department is on the introduction of a ban on snares.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has had discussions with the Environment Agency on steps to ensure public consultation prior to granting an...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on human health of the release of (a) dioxins, (b) nanoparticles and (c) other...

      Independent Panel on Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) on what date she expects the Independent Panel on Forestry to hold its first meeting; and on what dates the panel's...

      Insects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on measures to protect the dragonfly population.

      Livestock: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to reduce methane emissions from cows; what assessment she has made of the effects on...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions for offences relating to the welfare of farm animals have (a) been brought and (b) resulted in...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) funded on any relationship between standards in animal welfare...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on that Department's review of...

      Meat: Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with the food industry on (a) labelling and (b) point of sale information for...

      Meat: Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the labelling of halal and kosher meat.

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of (a) the average price of a litre of milk in supermarkets, (b) the average price of a litre of...

      National Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many hectares of woodland have been created by the National Forest Company in each of the last four years; (2)...

      National Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress has been made on the potential merger between the National Forest Company and Heart of the National...

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the ownership and management of National Park land in England.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will commission a comparative study of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on the grooming behaviour of (a)...

      Pesticides: Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will establish a national monitoring system for pollinators and pollinating rates.

      Pesticides: Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research into the effects of neonicotinoids on bees and other invertebrate pollinators has been completed by the...

      Pesticides: Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was (a) allocated to and (b) spent on research into pesticides and pollinators in financial year (i)...

      Pesticides: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will bring forward proposals to restrict immediately the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in the UK; (2) what...

      Pesticides: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the levels of neonicotinoids in bodies of water; and with what regularity such levels...

      Poultry: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contingency plans her Department has put in place to ensure that compliance with EU Council Directive 99/74/EC on the...

      Public Bodies: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 807W, on public appointments, for what reasons the answer...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms are in place to aid local authorities in setting recycling targets which were formerly set by the regional...

      Rural Areas: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of the contribution of shooting to (a) conservation and (b) the rural economy.

      Shooting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of legislation on the use of lead shot; and if she will have...

      Sow Stalls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on implementation of the EU directive prohibiting tethering at sow stalls.

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has had any meetings since September 2010 with representatives from (a) Tesco, (b) Sainsbury's, (c) Asda, (d)...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what criteria she plans to adopt to measure the effectiveness of the operation of the presumption in favour of...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the compatibility of her criteria for monitoring sustainable development across government...

      Utilities: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many utility companies offer concessionary schemes for surface water drainage charges for community organisations; and...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she has taken to ensure co-ordination between communities on waste management.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms are in place to aid local authorities in identifying shortfalls in waste treatment capacity which were...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms are in place to provide apportionment figures on the tonnages of municipal, commercial and industrial wastes...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure sufficient investment in water resources in cases where local development frameworks do...

      Water Charges: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 April 2011, Official Report, column 581W, on water charges: South West, what options for...

      Water Charges: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to publish the consultation on the Walker Review on household water metering and charging; and if she will...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has assessed the merits of encouraging water companies to offer cold water retrofits as part of the forthcoming...

      Water Supply: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to increase the level of choice between water companies for household customers.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2011, Official Report,...

    • Ken Olisa

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

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if he will request the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the average number of hours he spends on his official duties per week (a) during Parliamentary recess periods and (b) when...

    • General Elections: Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bradford East of 4 April 2011, Official Report, column 636W, on general elections: costs, if he will estimate the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

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

    • Departmental Training

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

      Kieran Doherty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish the report of Lord Carlile on his inquiry into the death of Kieran Doherty; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales

    • Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps she is taking to ensure that the Welsh economy maintains a rate of growth similar to that in the rest of the UK; and if she will make a statement.

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps she is taking to support and attract investment to (a) mechanical engineering, (b) metals, (c) minerals, (d) chemicals and (e) business...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to his Department is of operating the Government Indemnity Scheme in respect of the works of art held by the...

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the funding for the arts introduced as a result of the Lottery Shares Order can be used to support existing projects.

      Arts Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of the effects of recent Arts Council funding decisions on arts organisations (a) in each...

      Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many ring-fenced grants provided by his Department were available for Brighton and Hove city council to claim in (a)...

      Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many ring-fenced grants provided by his Department are available for Brighton and Hove city council to claim in 2011-12;...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport who is to be responsible for the roll-out of high-speed broadband in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the proportion of households without broadband access which will receive high-speed broadband by...

      Broadband: Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport by what mechanisms superfast broadband will be supplied to enterprise zones.

      Broadband: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding allocated to the expansion of broadband provision announced in the comprehensive spending...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officer of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many of his Department's staff have taken early retirement in each of the last five years; and what the cost to his...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, columns 764-5W, on departmental public appointments, how many (a)...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the staff vacancy rate in his Department was in 2010-11; and what vacancy rate has been assumed in his Department's...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff...

      Horserace Totalisator Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to make a decision on the future of the Tote.

      National Lottery: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will investigate the effects on small business of the level of access supermarkets have to national lottery terminals...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) discussions he has had and (b) (i) representations and (ii) advice he received on the legality of a Premier League...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had (a) discussions and (b) correspondence with Newham council on the long-term use of the Olympic Stadium...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he will (a) prepare and (b) publish an impact assessment on the effects on the local area of a Premier League...

      Royal Household: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether domestic cleaning contracts for the occupied royal palaces are paid for from the grants in aid paid to the monarchy...

      Smart Electricity Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2011, Official Report, column 424W, on the smart electricity grid, how the market will...

      Smart Electricity Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2011, Official Report, column 537W, on the smart electricity grid and the answer of 28...

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will meet representatives of the Sport and Recreation Alliance to discuss the implications of his Department's review of...

      Sports: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward a strategic plan for water-related sport and recreation in the east midlands.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects of the National Sports Foundation on the funding available for grass-roots sports.

      Sports: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what financial assistance his Department provided to grass-roots sporting organisations in (a) Poole constituency and (b)...

      Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to preserve Stonehenge.

      Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much has been spent from the public purse on Stonehenge in each of the last five years.

      Taekwondo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 20 December 2010, Official Report, column 1057W, on Taekwondo, what his most recent assessment is...

      Taxation: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the annual loss in betting taxation which can be attributed to companies which advertise and...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the (a) direct and (b) prospective financial effects on London's hospitality and tourism...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has made an estimate of the likely increase in tourist revenue arising from the wedding of HRH Prince William and...

  • Scotland

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the implementation in Scotland of his proposals for Independent Savings Accounts for...

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Training

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

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on establishing enterprise zones in Scotland.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the Green Investment Bank since May 2010; and on what...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on setting the level of the fourth carbon budget.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to avoid the overlap of policy instruments in respect of electricity market reform and a carbon price floor.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the timetable for the four carbon capture and storage demonstration projects.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much he plans to contribute from the public purse to the four carbon capture and storage demonstration projects.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of proposals announced in the 2011 Budget to increase the climate change...

      Contracts for Difference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contingency plans his Department has made should the assumptions underpinning the scenarios modelled for the Contracts for...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officer of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what arrangements his Department has with the Government wine cellar for the provision of alcoholic drinks; and how much his Department...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the next...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff from which organisations have been seconded to his Department to work on electricity market reform.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what make and model of car from the Government Car Service is allocated to each (a) Minister and (b) senior official of his...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether (a) he and (b) any Minister or special adviser in his Department has stayed overnight in the course of official duties at (i)...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average number of hours he spends on his official duties per week (a) during parliamentary recess...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) job title and (b) role is of each person working in his Department seconded from another company or institution; in each...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on investment in smart grid construction with incorporated electric vehicle technology in small towns and rural...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress his Department is making on discussions on the EU single market in energy and the establishment of a single European...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to co-ordinate the Green Deal with the national roll-out of smart meters.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c)...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to engage with the World Bank's energy strategy review.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last discussed the World Bank's energy strategy review with the Secretary of State for International Development; and what the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will introduce mechanisms to reduce the potential for large energy companies to benefit disproportionately from his Department's...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the (a) terms of reference, (b) contracts and (c) research findings of the work being conducted for his...

      Forests: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department is providing funding to the Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries...

      Fuel Poverty: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of people in St Albans constituency were living in fuel poverty in each of the last five years.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether an additional assessment of the costs of nuclear waste management and spent fuel will take place following the problems...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment has been made of the likelihood of a nuclear accident occuring which entails costs of greater than £1 billion.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which nuclear power stations in the UK rely on emergency diesel generators to cool the reactor in the event of a power failure; how...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) timetable and (b) expected outputs are of the review of the windfall to operators of existing nuclear power plants as a...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanism has been put in place to ensure that the maximum price cap for the waste transfer price of nuclear waste does not result...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish in full each agreement between industry and the Government on waste transfer pricing in respect of the costs of...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information will be publicly available in respect of contracts awarded under contract for difference arrangements under his...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who will bear the cost of construction overruns for nuclear power stations constructed under contract for difference arrangements under...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure there will be no public subsidy for the nuclear industry as a consequence of any changes to funded...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate and Change if he will (a) make and (b) publish an assessment of the potential effect on (i) employment in the oil and gas related sectors,...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received from recipients of feed-in tariff payments on the frequency of payments made under the scheme.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will commission research on the potential relationship between the frequency of feed-in tariff payments and the sustainability of...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to The Plan for Growth, page 82, what plans his Department has to consult on a cap for the cost to the consumer of...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if he will assess the capacity of Ofgem to administer monthly feed-in tariff payments; (2) what assessment his Department has...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effects of making feed-in tariff payments quarterly on the ability of consumers to make...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reason Ofgem makes feed-in tariff payments on a quarterly rather a monthly basis.

      Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department expects to announce the details of the renewable heat premium payment scheme.

      Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department is providing funding to Kew Gardens' Millennium Seed Bank.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward measures to mitigate the effect on energy-intensive users of the carbon price floor announced in the 2011 Budget.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will (a) make and (b) publish an assessment of the likelihood of carbon leakage to other EU member states as a result of the...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will (a) make and (b) publish an assessment of the potential effect on employment in each sector of the introduction of the...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will (a) make and (b) publish an assessment of the potential effect on (i) household and (ii) general taxation of funding from...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what class of travel was used by those participating in the green trade mission; and which airlines were used.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what trade deals were signed (a) during and (b) after the green trade mission to the US.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) gifts and (b) hospitality members of the green trade mission to the US received (a) before, (b) during and (c) after the visit.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the members of the green trade mission to the US from private sector companies made a contribution to the cost of (a) travel...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost was of (a) air transport, (b) road transport, (c) hotel accommodation, (d) food and drink and (e) other expenses for...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he and Ministers in his Department have for future green trade missions; and to which countries such missions are planned.

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the recent green trade mission to the US.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions British forces in Afghanistan have been transported by aircraft of foreign states since 2001.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions the Harrier aircraft failed to respond to close air support requests during its deployment to Afghanistan; (2) what the...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what payload reductions were necessary for the (a) Harrier and (b) Tornado to operate in Afghanistan during summer operations.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which air asset has had the highest reliability rate for close air support missions in Afghanistan since 2002.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the Storm Shadow has been used during operations in Afghanistan in the last 12 months.

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the risk management strategy prepared by the Environmental Science Group in relation to the proposal to close...

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the expected date is at which the RAF E-3D AWACS will cease to be interoperable with (a) US and (b) NATO air assets.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what types of Russian military aircraft have entered (a) UK territorial airspace and (b) airspace controlled by UK air traffic control...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the effects of the deployment of (a) Typhoon jets to the Mediterranean and (b) Rapier missile batteries to Afghanistan on the UK's...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial support his Department provided to school cadet forces in the (a) independent and (b) state sector in 2010-11; and what financial...

      Armed Forces: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to reduce the number of combat-trained troops required for ceremonial duties; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which role within the command structure of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF has responsibility for investigating allegations of (i) domestic...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which welfare organisations are responsible for dealing with domestic violence and sexual abuse within the armed forces; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether service families federations were consulted on the content of the Tri-Service Policy on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (JSP 913); and if he...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to take steps to raise awareness amongst (a) service personnel and (b) civilians subject to service discipline of the Tri-Service...

      Armed Forces: Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training commanding officers receive on dealing with allegations and incidents of (a) domestic violence and (b) sexual violence; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many litres of Avgas the armed forces used in the last 12 months for which figures are available; (2) what plans he has for the future use of...

      Armed Forces: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the incidence of marriage breakdowns among armed forces personnel after deployment; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force had a home address in (i) Merseyside and (ii) St Helens South...

      Arms Trade: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many meetings on the proposed Arms Trade treaty he has attended since his appointment.

      Arms Trade: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with their counterparts at the UN on the Arms Trade treaty.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology of 1 March 2011, Official Report, column 65WH, which...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officer of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree of 24 March 2011, Official Report, column 1227W, on departmental alcoholic drinks,...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the next 24 months; and what...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the provision of separate trading accounts for agencies within his Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on planning round 11; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department last travelled by London underground services on Government business; how many times...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has initiated the Managing Staff Surpluses Agreement.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to prevent skill shortages developing within his Department as a consequence of staff seeking voluntary release as part of the...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding has been allocated to meet the costs of future reductions in the number of civil servants in his Department in each of the next four years.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff of his Department have been (a) seconded and (b) attached or on loan to Defence Equipment and Support Project teams in its prime...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c) staff training in...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what occasions Ministry of Defence (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel have met their counterparts from (i) Sri Lanka and (ii)...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on what occasions (a) officials, (b) Ministers and (c) military personnel in his Department met their counterparts from (i) Syria, (ii) Yemen,...

      HMS Endurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 November 2010, Official Report, column 1316W, on HMS Endurance, when he expects to announce a decision on the future of HMS...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether depleted uranium munitions have been used by coalition forces in Libya.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what British forces have been flown into Gibraltar in preparation for use in military operations over Libya; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have discussed the use of Raptor in Libya; (2) whether (a)...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have discussed with the armed forces any transfer to Libya of...

      Military Aircraft: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost per hour of using the (a) Harrier, (b) GR4 Tornado and (c) Apache in close air support operations.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the review of the rules governing the award of military medals will report.

      MOD Sealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 948W, on Sealand, what recent discussions he has had with the Defence Support Group...

      MOD Sealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 948W, on Sealand, whether the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence...

      Navy: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the likely number of sea-going commands for Royal Navy officers of the rank of captain in (a) 2015 and (b) 2020.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the planned primary roles of the Nimrod MR4 can be carried out by (a) unmanned aerial vehicles and (b) satellite surveillance.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by how much the Tornado GR4 has exceeded its planned fatigue life expectancy.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) MR1 and (b) MR2 Nimrod aircraft have been withdrawn from service and destroyed in the last 12 months.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has considered purchasing reactors for any Trident replacement submarines from the US; and if he will make a statement.

      Poseidon-8

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his US counterparts on the future lease of (a) Poseidon-8 and (b) RC-135 Rivet Joint.

      RFA Fort George

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors he took into account in deciding to decommission RFA Fort George rather than an older fleet replenishment ship.

      RFA Largs Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for East Renfrewshire of 16 March 2011, Official Report, column 354W, on amphibious vehicles, how much...

      Special Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Coventry North East of 21 January 2011, Official Report, column 1022W, on marines, what assessment...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on revisiting the outcomes of the strategic defence and security review.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many urgent operational requirements have been commissioned for the Tornado GR4 in the last 12 months.

      Tornado and Harrier Aircrafts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of staff hours required in maintenance per flying hour was for the (a) Tornado GR4 and (b) Harrier GR9 in the latest period for...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the Trident replacement Initial Gate report will include details of the (a) cost and (b) technical matters considered for each of the...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected budget is for design and technology development during the Trident replacement programme assessment phase.

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assumptions he made in his revision of the forecast of war pensions payments between November 2010 and March 2011.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the operational tasking is of (a) HMS Albion, (b) HMS Bulwark, (c) RFA Lyme Bay, (d) RFA Cardigan Bay and (e) RFA Mounts Bay.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships were tasked with maritime security in UK waters in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; and which ships were so tasked.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made in disposing of one Bay-class ship; and if he will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many reports the Civil Aviation Authority has received of airline pilots or other air crew using oxygen masks in circumstances where poisonous...

    • Aviation: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of introducing regulations to require the operation of air quality detection systems on commercial aircraft carrying...

      Aviation: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the incidences of exposure of aircraft passengers to the organophosphate TCP in the last three years; and if he will...

      BRB (Residuary)

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff are employed full-time in his Department to undertake work on or relating to (a) fossil fuels, (b) biofuels and (c) electric vehicles.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Plants

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

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the change in function of Passenger Focus/Passengers' Council.

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to fund research on international experience in reducing the number of personal injury claims relating to motor insurance.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an assessment of the feasibility of replacing the Pass Plus advanced driving course with other means of proving competence to insurers.

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an assessment of the merits of deploying and publicising new technology to assess how cars are driven by young drivers for the...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has allocated to the costs of tendering for the Greater Anglia franchise.

      Great Western Railway: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of not electrifying the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a map of the revised proposed route of High Speed Two marking the location of all (a) tunnels, (b) embankments, (c)...

      LEK Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has paid to LEK Consulting in 2011 to date.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department provides guidance on the maximum acceptable time for a level crossing to be closed to road traffic in any one hour.

      Level Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the Ely level crossing has been closed to trains in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and on how many occasions...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many submissions he has received since June 2010 from (a) motorcycle trainers and (b) provisional motorcycle licence holders on (i) the...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member of Ceredigion of 23 June 2010, Official Report, columns 245-46W, on motorcycles: driving tests, what the...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of passengers using the Ebbw Valley Line over the next Network Rail control period.

      Parking: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to provide for enforcement of disabled parking bays.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislative proposals to prevent local authorities from setting scales of the fees for parking permits based solely on vehicle...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 98W, on ports, for what purposes the proceeds from the proposed sale of the Port of...

      Railway Heritage Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what (a) costs will be incurred and (b) savings will be made from abolishing the Railway Heritage Committee in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii)...

      Railways: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings he has had with members of the McNulty Review on value for money in the rail industry in 2011; and on what dates such meetings took place.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 28 February 2011, Official Report, columns 17-18WS, on local and regional rail services, what...

      Railways: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger rail services on High Speed One will run between London and points east of (a) Ashford and (b) Faversham under the new timetable...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps he has taken to reduce overcrowding on the railways in Greater Manchester.

      Railways: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the potential (a) costs and (b) benefits of electrification of the rail line between Peterborough and Haughley Junction.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what impact assessment he has undertaken in respect of the abolition of the Maritime Incident Support Group; and if he will make a statement.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultation was undertaken with the Fire and Rescue Service on withdrawal of funding for the Maritime Incident Response Group by the Maritime and...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the expected monetary value is of the contract to provide a replacement emergency towing vessel service; and when he expects the contract to be let.

      Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the withdrawal of funding for the Maritime Incident...

      Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reduction in the level of funding for the Maritime Incident Response Group has been authorised by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to the merits of amending Section 12 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to permit a local authority to close roads for the...

      Shipping: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to tender a replacement contract for the provision of emergency towing vessels.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on raising international climate finance from the regulation of...

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department made prior to the introduction of the draft local authority basic carbon tool of its suitability for calculating...

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of standardising the age at which a person is considered an adult for the purposes of (a) concessionary travel fares,...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what cost-benefit analysis his Department has undertaken in respect of reopening Waterloo International railway terminal for (a) domestic and (b)...

  • Health

    • GP Pathfinder Consortia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of progress by GP pathfinder consortia in delivering improvements in NHS services.

    • Patient Choice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to extend the choice patients have over the treatment they receive from the NHS.

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what amendments he plans to table to the Health and Social Care Bill.

      Hospital Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements he has made for continuity of provision of existing hospital services under his proposed reforms of the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects the outcome of the pilot studies on accident and emergency and urgent care centre nomenclature in (a) East Lancashire, (b)...

      Air Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with what (a) clinical and (b) operational standards his Department requires air ambulance services to comply.

      Air Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date he expects all air ambulance providers to be registered with the Care Quality Commission.

      Air Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding each ambulance trust has provided to air ambulance charities in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Babies: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to implement the provisions of Commission Directive 2011/8/EU restricting the production, import and retail of polycarbonate...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women did not have a breast scan until more than one year after their 50th birthday in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; and how many such women were...

      Cataracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce the numbers of primary care trusts which restrict access to cataract treatments; (2) what estimate he...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cataract operations were carried out on NHS patients in each year since 1996-97.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to support research into dementia.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2011, Official Report, column 668W, on departmental public appointments, for what reasons the answer referred to a...

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staff vacancy rate in his Department was in 2010-11; and what vacancy rate has been assumed in his Department's budget for 2011-12.

      Donors: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the use of organs from British donors for private transplants paid for by patients from overseas.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent representations he has received on the manufacture and supply of generic drugs for the treatment of (a) HIV/AIDS and (b) hepatitis;...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that its drug recovery payment by results system does not discourage treatment providers from supporting...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c) staff training in...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he plans to put in place a mechanism to inform patients automatically when their GP refers them for treatment by a provider in which the GP...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that new GP consortia follow National Health and Clinical Excellence commissioning guidelines.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the funding formula for central Government funding of GP commissioning consortia will take account of the cost of reducing health...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on measures to ensure any (a) closures, (b) changes in...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the potential effects on public health outcomes of the (a) closure, (b) reduced opening hours and (c) increase...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on the role of grassroots sport in achieving public health...

      Health Research Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for establishing the Health Research Regulatory Agency.

      Health Services: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 187W, on health services: freedom of information, what steps he is taking to prevent any...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors (a) were in post in each region in May 2010 and (b) are in post in each region at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors (a) were in training in each region in May 2010 and (b) are in training in each region at the latest date for which figures are...

      Hospitals: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is held centrally on the number of hospitals with multi-disciplinary alcohol care teams.

      Hospitals: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of hospitals with a nurse-led alcohol liaison service.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the legal advice to Ministers on the compatibility of the investigatory and adjudications processes of the General Medical Council with...

      Incontinence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that paediatric continence services are fully integrated with other paediatric services.

      Insulin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the working group chaired by Dr Rowan Hillson on the uptake of insulin pumps within the NHS has to produce a progress report.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2011, Official Report, column 1199W, on epilepsy: deaths, if he will sponsor research into the level of access for...

      Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of Professor Mansell's report, Raising Our Sights; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Learning Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations his Department has received on improvements to the (a) quality and (b) effectiveness of adult social care staff working with...

      Learning Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to work with local authorities in England to increase the (a) quality and (b) effectiveness of adult social...

      Learning Disability: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve access to public swimming pools for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities; and if he will make...

      Learning Disability: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) other organisations on the dissemination of good practice in...

      Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the most recent advice he has received on the merits of including leprosy in the list of notifiable diseases.

      Maternity Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on maternity services in 2009-10; and what proportion of total NHS spending this represented.

      Maternity Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many maternity support workers there were in each NHS trust on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Maternity Services: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid out in respect of (a) settled claims and (b) settled claims arising from maternity care under the Clinical Negligence Scheme for...

      Medical Treatments: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of treatment carried out by (a) the private sector, (b) independent sector treatment centres, (c) the voluntary sector and...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of midwives working in the NHS in England worked (a) part-time and (b) full-time in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the age profile is of the midwives employed by the NHS.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) stand-alone midwife-led maternity units and (b) midwife-led maternity units situated alongside consultant-led maternity units there are in...

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places for student midwives will be commissioned in each region in the 2011-12 academic year.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives were in receipt of a bursary in the 2009-10 academic year; what the average bursary paid to a student midwife was in that year;...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the application of EU competition law to NHS organisations which wish to merge.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of EU competition law on the ability of NHS organisations to provide an integrated care service in cases where...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residential drug and alcohol treatment places are available in NHS facilities; and what estimate he has made of the change in the number of such...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the basis was for each of the 100 largest settled claims awarded under the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts; how much was paid in each case; and...

      NHS: Pfi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS in each of the next five years of financing the hospital contracts entered into under the private finance...

      NHS: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason there is a difference between the departmental expenditure limits for the NHS (Health) for 2010-11 in (a) the 2010 spending review and...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the costs to the NHS of his announcement of 4 April 2011 of a delay in the implementation of NHS reforms; and if he will make...

      Office of Health Professions Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent from the public purse on the establishment of the Office of Health Professions Adjudicator.

      Office of Health Professions Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish each submission to his Department's consultation on the future of the Office of Health Professions Adjudicator.

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of introducing GP-led commissioning on access to (a) physiotherapy and (b) community-based therapeutic...

      Prescriptions: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were issued in Bassetlaw constituency in 2010.

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the change in the level of expenditure which will arise from allocating the functions of primary care trusts to other...

      Primary Care Trusts: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent staff have been made redundant in each primary care trust in 2010-11; and what the overall cost of such redundancies has...

      Primary Care Trusts: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that no-one who took early voluntary retirement from a primary care trust in 2010-11 will be re-employed by a primary care...

      Primary Care Trusts: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that no-one who was made redundant from a primary care trust in 2010-11 will be re-employed by a primary care trust as a...

      Primary Care Trusts: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff took early voluntary retirement in each primary care trust in 2010-11; and what the overall cost of such early voluntary retirements was in...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2010, Official Report, column 194W, on surgery, what proportion of operations cancelled were urgent operations in each...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to announce whether regulations will be revoked under the Government's one-in, one-out policy as a result of the introduction of a tobacco...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the capacity of supermarkets to comply with proposals for a tobacco display ban.

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 775W, on tobacco: sales, with which representatives of retailers his Department is...

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 775W, on tobacco: sales, whether the appropriate Government Ministers included the...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his Department's policy is on support for fully independent transplant units; and what fully independent transplant units there are in England...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mortality rate at (a) 30 days and (b) one year was for patients at each transplant unit in England in the latest period in which figures are...

  • Justice

    • Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2011, Official Report, columns 234-5W, on alternatives to prison, in what circumstances probation services would...

    • Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for offences under section 11 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in each year since 2005.

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to his Department's response to the consultation on proposals for the reform of civil litigation funding and costs, how he expects...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what reports he has received of the cost of obtaining medical reports outside the Association of Medical Reporting Organisation's agreement; (2)...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs in England and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs in England and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs in England and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs in England and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs in England and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what responses his Department received to its consultation on proposals to reform civil litigation funding and costs in England and Wales on the...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs in England and...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to paragraph two of the foreword to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Government response to Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations for reforming civil litigation funding and costs in England and...

      Convictions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of women with a previous conviction have children aged under (a) 18, (b) 16, (c) 10 and (d) five years; and if he will...

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of the provision of interpretation services for court hearings in each of the last three years;...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officer of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the next 24 months; and what...

      Drugs: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many female inmates have been reprimanded in respect of offences involving the use of drugs while in prison in each of the last 10 years; and if he...

      Drugs: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of those prosecuted for offences of (a) possession of and (b) dealing in cannabis were (i) found not guilty, (ii) fined...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases of an unpaid employment tribunal award have been passed to High Court enforcement officers under the fast-track enforcement regime since 6...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions the maximum award for unfair dismissal has been awarded by an employment tribunal in each of the last five years; and what...

      Family Courts: Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to increase the use of dispute resolution in family proceedings in Wales and England.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which court cases a declaration of incompatibility has been made under section 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 since the entry into force of that Act;...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which court judgments section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 has been referred to as the main provision determining an interpretation of legislation...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which court cases subordinate legislation as defined in the Human Rights Act 1998 has been quashed or declared invalid due to incompatibility with a...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many immigration cases heard at tribunals required multiple sittings to determine in 2010.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate has been made of the average cost to the public purse of an Immigration Tribunal hearing.

      Judiciary: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has made an impact assessment of the proposed changes to the judicial pension scheme; and what estimate he has made of the change in the...

      Knives: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged (a) under 19 and (b) over 18 were convicted for illegally carrying (i) knives and (ii) other weapons in each police authority area...

      Land Registry: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2011, Official Report, column 1286W, on the Land Registry: electronic government, what estimate has been made of the...

      Legal Aid: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for legal aid from residents in (a) Gateshead constituency and (b) Gateshead borough were granted in each of the last three years.

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many matter starts were held back by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) in respect of family law from the total number which the LSC indicated they...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice to which organisation liability for meeting the costs from legal action arising from the Legal Services Commission's 2010 family tender exercise has been...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when and by whom at the Legal Services Commission (LSC) and on what basis a decision to hold back matter starts in respect of the family law tender was...

      Legal Services Commission: Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests for prior authority the Legal Services Commission received from expert witnesses in each of the last five years; how many such requests...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many days on average a justice of the peace sat in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Magistrates: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much on average justices of the peace claimed in expenses in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Magistrates: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average proportion of the costs arising from a day's hearing in a magistrates court attributable to expenses paid to...

      Magistrates: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to amend the rate of expenses payable to justices of the peace; and if he will make a statement.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many probation officers the National Offender Management Service employs; (2) whether he plans to reduce the number of probation officers...

      National Offender Management Service: Race Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to address the gap between black and ethnic minority staff and Caucasian staff in relation to performance related pay...

      Personal Injury: Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's publication, Solving Disputes in the County Courts, Creating a Simpler, Quicker and More Proportionate System,...

      Police: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were held in police cells in each police force area in 2010; and at what estimated cost to the public purse.

      Prison Visitors: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many visitors to prison were found to be in possession of illegal drugs in 2009-10; how many such visitors were referred to the police; and what...

      Prisoners' Discharge Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the prisoner discharge grant in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of (a) drug and (b) mobile telephone smuggling in female prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many female inmates on the prison estate have access to (a) games consoles and (b) television; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on measures to increase the level of financial support available to prisoners (a)...

      Prisoners: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the amount allocated to the daily cost of food for a prisoner in a (a) prison cell and (b) police station cell was last increased.

      Prisoners: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners received a serious injury while in prison in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; and what the nature of each such injury was.

      Prisoners: St Albans

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

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase educational opportunities at Her Majesty's Prison Latchmere House.

      Prisons: Video Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the merits of using video-link equipment available in prisons to record interviews between police and imprisoned witnesses.

      Reoffenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of women with a previous conviction reoffended in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Traffic Accident Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the future stability of the Road Traffic Accident Scheme of his proposals to remove the...

      Road Traffic Accident Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the capacity of the Road Traffic Accident Scheme portal to expand to other areas of personal injury cases; and...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prison sentences for (a) men and (b) women handed down in the last 12 months were for periods shorter than (i) 12...

      Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many successful appeals were made on human rights grounds against conditions or restrictions on a release licence following a custodial...

      Sentencing: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in what circumstances a sentencing judge may exceed sentencing guidelines when considering sentences on persistent offenders; and if he will make a statement.

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken to disseminate its recent guidance on the law in respect of squatting.

      Squatting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the merits of the legal framework in Scotland in respect of squatting.

      Vendside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the eligibility for registration as a claims handler of Vendside Ltd.

      Vendside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the charges imposed on clients for accessing files relating to miners' compensation claims by Vendside Ltd; and if he will make a statement.

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice by what means he proposes to integrate the Youth Justice Board into his Department.

  • International Development

    • Anguilla: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has disbursed to Anguilla from its economic diversification fund in the latest period for which figures are...

    • Burma: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the government of Burma on restrictions on the delivery of aid to Burma.

      Burma: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received of the policy of the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria on funding projects in Karen...

      Burma: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received on changes made to aid delivery by the government of Burma in order to enable the Global Fund for...

      Burundi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2011, Official Report, column 374W, on development aid, how much aid his Department provided to...

      Commonwealth: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's aid budget was spent assisting Commonwealth countries in each of the last 10 years; and what...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the next...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in his Department are provided with mobile communication devices; and how much his Department spent on mobile...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) women and (b) men no longer serve on public bodies sponsored by his Department because of decisions to merge, reorganise...

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the staff vacancy rate in his Department was in 2010-11; and what vacancy rate has been assumed in his Department's budget for 2011-12.

      Developing Countries: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's budget is spent on projects to protect biodiversity; and what plans he has for future expenditure...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the £735 million contributed by the Government to the Multilateral Banks' Climate Investment Fund has been spent on...

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking (a) unilaterally and (b) in partnership with other governments and international institutions (i)...

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proposals he plans to make at the next G20 summit to (a) stabilise and reduce food prices and (b) promote long-term investment...

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what policies his Department is pursuing with the World Bank, regional development banks and the International Monetary Fund to...

      Developing Countries: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department is providing funding to the Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries...

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent to promote awareness in the UK of global poverty in 2010-11; which organisations his Department has...

      Developing Countries: Syphilis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action his Department is taking to reduce the (a) effects of and (b) number of deaths from congenital syphilis in developing...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of people worldwide who do not have access to safe water.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of people worldwide who do not have access to adequate sanitation.

      Overseas Aid

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

      Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department is providing funding to the Royal Botanic Gardens' Millennium Seed Bank.

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department is providing to countries in sub-Saharan Africa to invest in (a) safe water and (b) sanitation.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

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

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to require Housing Options to give a copy of its advice to applicants in writing.

    • Arson: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fatalities there have been as a result of arson in each of the last five years.

      Audit Commission: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission spent on headhunters and recruitment consultants in the last 36 months; and in each such case (a)...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the likely sums to be returned to local authorities from deposits in Icelandic banks which...

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) with reference to the Plan for Growth, March 2011, paragraph 2.17, what plans he has to table amendments to the Localism...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference for the Plan for Growth, March 2011, paragraph 2.15, by what mechanisms he intends to require local authorities...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 10 local authorities had (a) the highest and (b) the lowest council tax collection rates in England in the most recent...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officer of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in his Department are provided with mobile communication devices; and how much his Department spent on mobile...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on (a) silver service and (b) other waiting services through its integrated facilities...

      Departmental Public Transport

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

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of his ministerial team have been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card...

      Departmental Theft

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

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the staff vacancy rate in his Department was in 2010-11; and what vacancy rate has been assumed in his Department's budget...

      Departmental Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1122W, on departmental video recordings, how many people viewed...

      Development Plans: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he is taking steps to ensure that local authorities' area development plans recognise the needs and interests of people...

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fatalities there have been as a result of fires in commercial premises in each of the last five years.

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fatalities there have been as a result of industrial fires in each of the last five years.

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fatalities there have been as a result of fires in domestic properties in each of the last two years.

      Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to Gateshead Council in each of the last five years.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 736W, on the Government Procurement Card, if he will place in...

      Homeless

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his estimate is of the number and proportion of (a) men and (b) women of Irish (i) birth and (ii) descent in (A)...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless people were recorded as (a) residing in bed and breakfast accommodation, (b) residing in hostels and (c)...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference for the Plan for Growth, March 2011, paragraph 2.22, when he expects to publish the consultation on proposals to...

      Housing Associations: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to the merits of including housing associations within the categories of body subject to the...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward amendments to the Localism Bill to provide that local authority housing revenue accounts are...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will take steps to encourage those on council housing waiting lists to participate in the Community Right to Build...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with banks on the level of loan applications approved for self-build homes.

      Housing: Crawley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the potential benefits to the Crawley borough council area of the New Homes Bonus.

      Housing: Hastings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the potential benefits to Hastings of the New Homes Bonus.

      Learning Disability: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) other organisations on the...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse has been of expenditure by his Department on external legal costs in relation to judicial...

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Bromwich East (Mr Watson) of 4 March 2011, Official Report, column 638W, on...

      Local Enterprise Zones: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the (a) level and (b) type of financial support which will be offered to the second tranche of local enterprise zones...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which tax increment financing projects are being monitored by his Department.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether he plans to (a) issue guidance and (b) collect examples of best practice to assist community groups in the...

      Local Government: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for Housing and Local Government of 16 December 2010 to the Local...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements his Department has put in place with local authorities for the payment of £250 salary increases to...

      Motor Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on amending the provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 10 local authorities had (a) the highest and (b) the lowest business rate collection rates in England in the most recent...

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an assessment of the potential effects on publicans of the charging of business rates on empty properties.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 March 2011, Official Report, column 68WS, on planning for growth, what...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to paragraph 2.27 of The Plan for Growth, March 2011, what measures he plans to introduce to make the planning...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households (a) in each local housing authority area and (b) nationally (i) were offered a qualifying offer of...

      Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible spent on...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether he is taking steps to ensure the production of research and data collection on housing and energy matters for...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of any effects on the production of local development frameworks of the abolition of regional...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are in place to aid local authorities in deciding the location of sites suitable for sub-regionally significant...

      Research, Information and Communications Unit: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the operating costs of the Research, Information and Communications Unit in the Home Office (a) was met by...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department (a) is taking and (b) plans to take in the next two years to increase the flexibility of access to...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many one bedroom properties were let to existing social tenants (a) nationally and (b) in each region in 2009-10.

      Social Rented Housing: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were available for (a) rent and (b) shared ownership sale by housing associations and housing trusts in (i)...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that funding it has provided to local authorities for adult social care is used...

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on encouraging greater use of school facilities by...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the introduction of a presumption of sustainable development in the local...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Plan for Growth, March 2011, paragraphs 2.11 and 2.12, what definition of sustainable developments his...

      Tenant Services Authority: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Tenant Services Authority has spent on office chairs since its creation; and what the (a) make and model and (b)...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2011, Official Report, column 956W, on translation services, how much the Audit Commission...

      Voluntary Organisations: Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has assessed the merits of taking steps to encourage local authorities to allow voluntary organisations to clear...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what timetable the Office for National Statistics has set for the (a) processing and (b) publication of information and data from the 2011 Census.

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether he has carried out an impact assessment of the proposed changes to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme; and what estimate he has...

      Civil Service: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average pension was of civil servants in each region in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Deaths: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths in Milton Keynes were (a) alcohol and (b) drug-related in each of the last five years; and how many of those who died were aged (i)...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officers of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Cleaning Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make it his policy to require all cleaning contracts held with (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) 10 Downing street to stipulate that the...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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 ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether computer systems used by staff in his Department working for (a) the Prime Minister and (b) members of the Cabinet were compromised on any...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people working in (a) 10 Downing street and (b) his Department are not employed by the civil service.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information he holds on the number of employees of each Government Department and their agencies; and if he will make it his policy to publish...

      Departmental Public Bodies

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

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (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 Renewable Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has plans for the supply of energy from (a) wind, (b) solar, (c) biofuels and (d) other renewable sources to the Government offices and...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what definition of open standards in information technology his Department uses; and if he will make a statement.

      Efficiency and Reform Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff are employed in his Department's Efficiency and Reform Group.

      New Businesses: Gateshead

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many business start-ups in Gateshead constituency there (a) were in each year between June 2005 and May 2010 and (b) have been since May 2010.

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many public bodies have expressed an interest in becoming employee mutuals to date.

      Public Sector: Absenteeism

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what targets he has set for the reduction of rates of absence in the public sector.

      Public Sector: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with which Government departments staff of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat have met to discuss contingency plans to operate services in the event of...

      Public Sector: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat are working on contingency plans to operate services in the event of industrial action by public...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of (a) men and (b) women in each age group were (i) unemployed and (ii) in receipt of (A) incapacity benefit and (B) employment...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the (a) initial start-up and (b) ongoing costs of each of the Big Society vanguard areas.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has any plans to monitor changes in levels of spending on the voluntary sector by (a) local authorities and (b) each Government...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which ward in each parliamentary constituency had the highest level of unemployment in (a) June 2010 and (b) the most recent month for which figures...

      Unemployment: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of workless households in Milton Keynes.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will publish the targets to be used to measure progress of the Government's Big Society initiative.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the role of the Neighbourhood Helpers scheme in developing the big society; and if he will make a statement.

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to monitor reductions in provision to the voluntary sector by (a) local authorities and (b) each Government Department.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Brighton

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

    • Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families in receipt of the childcare element of working tax credit had a child aged two or under in the latest period for which...

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households he estimates were receiving assistance with childcare costs where (a) 80% or more and (b) 90% or more were covered in the...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the length of time taken to settle child support claims; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Child Support Agency and its successor in ensuring appropriate maintenance...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid out in cold weather payments in respect of the weather station area covering Chatham and Aylesford constituency in each of...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in the weather station area covering Chatham and Aylesford constituency qualified for cold weather payments in each of...

      Community Care Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) number and (b) monetary value was of applications for (i) community care grants, (ii) crisis loans and (iii) budgeting loans in...

      Crisis Loans: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loans have been granted to residents of Vale of Clwyd constituency in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 856W, on departmental public appointments, for what reasons the answer...

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to provide support to those who will no longer meet eligibility criteria for...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the potential effects of his planned changes to disability living allowance on charitable organisations.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to reduce the number of claimants in receipt of disability living allowance for (a) mobility component and (b) care...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2011, Official Report, column 43W, on disability living allowance, if he will estimate the cost of...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of the disability living allowance for the (a) mobility component and (b) care component at the higher rate...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled children living in a residential school or care home were in receipt of the mobility component of disability living allowance...

      Disability Living Allowance: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce barriers to attending further education courses away from home for individuals in receipt of mobility allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the level of disability living allowance payments in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency in (a) April 2011 and (b) April 2012.

      Disability Living Allowance: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of disability living allowance in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency will be subject to objective assessment in 2011-12.

      Disability Living Allowance: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the reduction in monetary value of disability living allowance paid to claimants in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency...

      Disability Living Allowance: Motherwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the weekly cost to the public purse of payments of disability living allowance in Motherwell and Wishaw...

      Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take on the establishment of an Employers Liability Tracing Office (ELTO); when he expects the ELTO to (a) be...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of employment and support allowance claimants were in (a) the work-related activity group and (b) the support group in (i)...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the potential savings to his Department of setting the maximum length of claim for employment and support allowance at (a)...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to his Department of requiring employment and support allowance claimants who are cancer patients in receipt of...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) enterprise clubs and (b) work clubs are planned for each (i) region, (ii) local authority area and (iii) parliamentary constituency.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what budget his Department has allocated to support (a) enterprise clubs and (b) work clubs in 2011-12.

      Employment Schemes: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many places on employment schemes other than Remploy supported by his Department are available in Bassetlaw constituency.

      Employment Schemes: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provisions will be made for deaf people under the Government's Work programme proposals.

      Employment Support Allowance: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether people with multiple sclerosis will exempted from the new employment support allowance assessment.

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance LAC 5/19 applies to (a) school staff and (b) school children; and whether the HSE has...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on raising the age threshold for the shared...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effects of housing benefit reductions on rent levels in the private sector.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the likely effects on the availability of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an estimate of the number of landlords who will no longer let properties to those on housing benefit following the...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the Exchequer of reducing housing benefit entitlement to household size in the social...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households which would be affected by his proposed overall benefits cap who were placed in their...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households deemed to be under-occupying their social rented accommodation who are in work but still...

      Housing Benefit: Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the portion of universal credit awarded as housing benefit can be paid directly to landlords.

      Housing Benefit: Single People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many single people aged between 25 and 34 are claiming the one bedroom local housing allowance rate in each (a) local authority area and...

      Immigrants: Wealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of immigration to the UK of foreign-born millionaires and billionaires has on the collection and...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require all...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sanctions were issued by each Jobcentre Plus centre in the last six months for which figures are available.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people currently making pension contributions who will receive a lesser return on their...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect on social mobility of levels of poverty.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the position of the UK on international comparator tables for child poverty.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date a Minister last visited the Remploy site in Worksop.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former service personnel Remploy has employed since 1981.

      Remploy: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether he has discussed with Bassetlaw Council any potential change of use for the site occupied by Remploy in Worksop; (2) what...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Medway (b) Tonbridge and Malling and (c) Chatham and Aylesford constituency had been in receipt of benefits for (i)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that adults who are on the autistic spectrum have access to advocacy services to assist with applications for...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) his Department's expenditure on and (b) the number of people claiming each benefit for which his Department...

      Social Security Benefits: Digitalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with groups representing (a) people with disabilities and (b) older people on the proposed digitalisation...

      Unemployment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to prevent women in employment becoming unemployed before they reach the state pension age.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow North East of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 970W, on universal credit, what...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow North East of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 970W, on universal credit, whether...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow North East of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 970W, on universal credit, if he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow North East of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 970W, on universal credit, if he...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how those without access to a bank account will receive universal credit payments.

      Warm Front Scheme: Stockton on Tees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the number of people in (a) Stockton North constituency and (b) the Stockton-on-Tees borough council area who...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of providing winter fuel allowance to those (a) aged 60 to 79 at the rate of (i) £200...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons his Department did not accept the recommendations of the Social Security Advisory Committee on the introduction of the Work...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities on what date (a) she and (b) each other Minister in the Government Equalities Office last used a Ministerial car while travelling in an official...

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on ministerial travel by (a) ministerial car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 2W, on departmental public bodies, how many (a) women and (b) men are no longer...

      Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) what accessible versions for disabled people of the Government Equalities Office consultation on the specific duties under the Equality Act 2010...

      Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) how much was spent from the public purse on consultation on the public sector equality duty draft specific duties regulations which took place...

      Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions she has had with (a) representatives of equality organisations and (b) public sector bodies on her decision to re-draft and...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what estimate the Government Equalities Office has made of the level of savings which will accrue from the change in function of the Equality and...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many visits overseas have been undertaken by members of the Equality and Human Rights Commission since its establishment; who travelled on each...

      Equality Duty: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether the decision to re-draft and re-consult on the specific duties as part of the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010 has been...

      Equality: Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities which public bodies with a remit which includes issues related to women and equalities have been merged, reorganised or abolished since May 2010; and...

      Equality: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities when she plans to lay before Parliament regulations to provide for the new public sector equality duty.

      European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the cost was of the visit by the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission to the headquarters of the European Union Agency for...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the redevelopment of the former MG Rover site at Longbridge of his...

    • Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what scientific advice he has received on the alternative testing techniques available to the cosmetics industry following the...

      Animal Experiments: Cosmetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what representations he has received from representatives of the cosmetics industry on the preparedness of that industry...

      Apprentices: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people were participating in apprenticeship schemes in City of Chester constituency (a) in April 2010 and (b) on the...

      Apprentices: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage small and medium-sized businesses in Pendle constituency to take on apprentices; what recent...

      Arts: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Arts and Humanities Research Council on...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the benefit to businesses employing fewer than 10 people and start-ups of reduced administrative...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officers of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Early Retirement

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

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings his Department has had with (a) the Higher Education Funding Council for England, (b) Universities UK, (c)...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the evidence taken into account in the determination of the locations of the first 10 proposed Enterprise...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what net change in the number of businesses he expects to be attributable to the introduction of Enterprise Zones.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates prior to the 2011 Budget Statement (a) he and (b) officials in his Department discussed with (i) local...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date each relevant (a) local authority and (b) local enterprise partnership was informed officially by his Department...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the criteria local enterprise partnerships should consider in...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which Office of National Statistics standard geographical areas are to be covered by those enterprise zones with confirmed locations.

      EU External Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which (a) non-governmental organisations, (b) trade associations and (c) charities Ministers in his Department have met to...

      Executives: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department plans to promote mentoring and sponsorship of women in the (a) private and (b) public sector in order to...

      Executives: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to encourage public companies to have a gender-balanced boardroom.

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to increase the number of higher education places offered in further education colleges.

      Graduates: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to take steps to raise the profile among graduates of the process and manufacturing industry.

      Health: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on proposals for the future commissioning of pre-registration,...

      Higher Education: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representations he has received on his plans to improve access to university for those from disadvantaged backgrounds in...

      Higher Education: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings he has held with external bodies to discuss universities which have not met the access benchmarks agreed with...

      Higher Education: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings his Department had with representatives of the business community to discuss the relationship between...

      Higher Education: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings his Department had with senior university staff to discuss the relationship between universities and business...

      Higher Education: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings his Department had with senior staff of regional development agencies to discuss the relationship between...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he will permit higher education courses currently delivered by further education colleges funded by a university to be...

      Investing in Skills for Sustainable Growth Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to page 26 of the Investing in Skills for Sustainable Growth strategy, what the evidential basis is for the assumption...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects of measures set out in The Plan for Growth on neuroscience research in the UK.

      One NorthEast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will ensure that the expertise built up by specialists working in One North East is retained in the North East.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential to provide Government services through Post Office essentials branches.

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which Post Office financial services are not offered by a Post Office essentials service.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) packets, (b) parcels and (c) large letters were posted in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will ensure that the minimum requirements of the universal service obligation under the provisions of the Postal Services...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representations he has received on the future of postgraduate (a) taught and (b) research degrees in each week since 1...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 April 2011, Official Report, column 692W, on regional development agencies: assets, on what dates...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 April 2011, Official Report, column 692W, on regional development agencies: assets, on what dates...

      Regional Development Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2011, Official Report, column 1119W on regional development agencies: finance, whether he has...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to paragraph 2.159 of The Plan for Growth, what assessment he has made of the likely effect of capping the impact...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to paragraph 2.159 of The Plan for Growth, which levies are to be affected by the proposal on the impact of...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representations he has received on the future of research funding in each month since 1 January 2011; and if he will...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) other organisations on the setting of targets for the...

      Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish the long-term plan for science for 2016 onwards.

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria he used to determine that his plan for science funding was sufficiently long-term in nature.

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2011, Official Report, column 509, on science and research, what time period constitutes the...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the international ranking of the UK for science funding measured (a) in absolute terms and (b) as...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings his Department has had on the creation of a fund to allow the allocation of student places to for-profit...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings he has had since September 2010 with representatives of (a) Tesco, (b) Sainsbury's, (c) Asda, (d) Morrisons and...

      Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much his Department has spent on the development of the East London Tech City to date; (2) what recent assessment he...

      Technology Strategy Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding has been allocated to the Technology Strategy Board for each of the next three years.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the sum that his Department plans to contribute to the...

  • Education

    • Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department has issued to academies on their admissions policy.

    • Better Communication Action Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the commissioning of services under the Better Communication Action Plan will include services for children requiring communication aids; and...

      Boarding Schools: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many disabled children were living in a residential school or care home on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many ring-fenced grants provided by his Department were available for Brighton and Hove city council to claim in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c)...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which schools in the City of Leicester have received or will receive funding under the Building Schools for the Future programme; and what the level of...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has targets for the performance of local authorities in relation to the handling of children who are taken into care.

      Children in Care: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many care applications were made in England and Wales (a) in each month of (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010 and (b) January and February 2011.

      Children: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children's deaths were recorded in an Ofsted significant incident report as resulting from suspected abuse and neglect in (a) 2008, (b) 2009...

      Children's Services: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what discussions he has had with Nottinghamshire County Council in 2011 on the adequacy of its children's services department in 2011; (2) how...

      Colchester Academy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to announce his decision on capital funding for the Colchester Academy; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the next 24 months; and...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the staff vacancy rate in his Department was in 2010-11; and what vacancy rate has been assumed in his Department's budget for 2011-12.

      Early Intervention Grant: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what percentage change he proposes to the Early Intervention Grant allocation for the London Borough of Newham in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2011, Official Report, column 47W, on education maintenance allowance, what steps he plans to take to (a) monitor...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of students in receipt of education maintenance allowance who will receive funding under the new bursary...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the funding allocated to (a) the continuation of education maintenance allowance for some students and (b) discretionary learner support is...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding he has allocated to the continuation of funding for the education maintenance allowance for those who commenced study in academic year...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students (a) in England, (b) in the West Midlands, (c) in Dudley borough and (d) enrolled at Dudley college who started courses in the...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether funding for discretionary learner support for 16 to 19 education will be allocated solely for the purposes of student support; and whether it...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in funding on student support services in (a) further education colleges, (b) sixth forms...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what cost-benefit analysis his Department has made of the merits of (a) a nationally administered and (b) a localised 16 to 19 student finance system.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the cost to further education providers of administering a discretionary support fund for 16 to 19 learners.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether funding for discretionary learner support for 16-19 education will be ring-fenced.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the statement of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 53, on post-16 education funding, how many pupils in year 11 are eligible for free...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether students in receipt of a 16-19 education bursary will be required to sign a learner agreement.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department holds in reserve; and for what purpose such funding is held.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Scunthorpe of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 59, on post-16 education funding, what...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial support his Department provided to school cadet forces in the (a) independent and (b) state sector in 2010-11; and what financial...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to his Statement of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 51, on post-16 education funding, what plans he has to allow further education and...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultation he has undertaken on his decision not to include religious education as a humanities subject in the English Baccalaureate.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average caseload of family court practitioners instructed by his Department was on the most recent date for which figures are available; and...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has any plans to introduce separate representation for children in care or family proceedings.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the free school meals pilots operating in (a) the London borough of Newham, (b) County Durham and...

      Further Education: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) sixth form colleges and (b) further education colleges which do not have (i) kitchens and (ii)...

      Further Education: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many further education college and sixth form cafeterias he has visited in 2011; (2) which (a) sixth forms and (b) further education...

      Further Education: Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in further education received education maintenance allowance at the higher level in (a) Gateshead, (b) the North East and (c)...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the statement of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 59, on post-16 education funding, whether (a) sixth form colleges and (b)...

      Further Education: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the number of staff employed in student support in (a) further education colleges, (b) sixth form colleges...

      Further Education: Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department plans to take to monitor participation in post-16 education by 16 to 19-year-olds in future academic years; and what plans he...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of GCE A-level students were entered for GCE A-level (a) chemistry, (b) geography, (c) French, (d) German and (e)...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many secondary school students sat GCSE examinations in (a) vocational subjects and (b) academic subjects in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010.

      Grammar Schools: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children (a) in receipt of free school meals, (b) with a statement of special educational need, (c) from a Black and ethnic...

      Greater Manchester Challenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) Greater Manchester Challenge, (b) London Challenge and (c) Black Country Challenge; and if...

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many respondents there were to his Department's consultation on the phonics test; and how many respondents were (a) in favour and (b) against the...

      Music Pilots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the In-Harmony music pilots in (a) Liverpool, (b) London and (c) Norwich; and if he will place...

      Music: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding his Department has allocated in respect of music education in each year for which figures are available; and how much funding it...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what arrangements his Department expects schools to make for children who are unable to undertake the 11-plus examination due to illness; (2)...

      Outward Grange Consultancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the salary of the head teacher of Outwood Grange School.

      Pupil Exclusions: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were excluded permanently from schools in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) St Albans constituency in each of the last five years.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) secondary and (b) primary schools are grant maintained; and which such schools had the (i) highest and (ii) lowest number of pupils in...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in each region he has visited since May 2010.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many local authorities have indicated to his Department their support for the abolition of admissions forums.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to his contribution of 24 November 2010, Official Report, column 284, on the Schools White Paper, what progress he has made on revising the...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what guidance his Department issues on the level of exposure to asbestos of (a) school staff and (b) school children below which (i)...

      Schools: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many contracts his Department has awarded to Challenge Leadership relating to school improvement.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which (a) grants and (b) funding streams for schools are not included in the definition of core funding; and what their total value was in the...

      Schools: Milton Kenyes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children receiving free school meals in maintained schools in Milton Keynes council area achieved five GCSEs at grade A* to C in the...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole of 14 March 2011, Official Report, column 57W, on schools: transport, whether...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many vulnerable children in Bassetlaw he estimates are not currently assigned a social worker.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Special Educational Needs Green Paper, Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability, what...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to increase the number of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities who participate in further education; and if...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to provide incentives for specialist colleges to partner with non-specialist further education colleges to improve the quality and...

      Special Educational Needs: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to allocate funding for the establishment of free schools for children with special educational needs.

      Students: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to bring forward proposals to change local authority duties relating to 16 to 19 transport under the Education Act 1996 following the...

      Teachers: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of newly qualified teachers in Merseyside without a permanent job at the end of their training in the latest...

      Teachers: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teacher training places there were in Merseyside in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, columns 1052-3W, on vocational guidance, how many meetings have taken place between...

      Voluntary Organisations: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which voluntary and community sector grants will provide (a) revenue funding for the organisations involved and (b) funding for specific projects;...

      Young People's Learning Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which of the statutory duties and powers held by the Young People's Learning Agency will (a) pass to his Department, (b) pass to the Education...

      Young People's Learning Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many Young People's Learning Agency staff work (a) full-time and (b) part-time on issues relating to the education and training of people in...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the amount of revenue which will be raised by bringing business jets into air passenger duty in each year to 2015-16.

    • Bank Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the Bank Levy rates for short-term chargeable liabilities and long-term chargeable equity and liabilities were chosen for the periods (a)...

      Bank Services: Children in Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much financial support he plans to provide to savings accounts for looked-after children in each of the next four financial years.

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with the government of Iceland on repayments from Icelandic banks to (a) local authorities and (b) individual...

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to section 1 of Project Merlin-Banks' Statement, what discussions he and his officials have had with each banking institution subscribing to...

      Budget March 2011

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to Budget 2011, page 75, if he will publish the evidential basis for the data in Chart A.1; (2) with reference to Budget 2011, page...

      Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the sums to be invested in UK businesses directly attributable to the measures announced in the 2011 Budget in each year from...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the deadweight cost of proposed changes to (a) the enterprise investment scheme, (b) venture capital trusts and (c) capital...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals he expects to be affected by the increase in the capital gains tax entrepreneurs' relief lifetime limit in each year to 2015-16.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new businesses he expects to be established as a result of the changes to (a) the enterprise investment scheme, (b) venture capital trusts and...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much additional investment he expects to arise from changes to capital gains tax entrepreneurs' relief announced in the March 2011 Budget (a) for...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the effect on child benefit payments in real terms in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14 of freezing such...

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the likely annual loss of income to affected households attributable to the reduction in the childcare element of working tax credit in...

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families (a) nationally and (b) in London were in receipt of the childcare element of working tax credit and claiming for eligible childcare...

      Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in the level of revenue accruing to the Exchequer as a result of companies moving profits outside the UK in response...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely level of corporation tax receipts in each year from 2011-12 to 2015-16 based on the economic and fiscal forecasts of...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change to the level of business funding in each year from 2011-12 to 2015-16 as a result of the changes to the...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect of the reductions in corporation tax announced in the 2011 Budget on levels of economic growth in each year from...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in the level of business investment arising from implementation of the proposed changes to corporation tax announced...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much additional fixed business investment as defined in table 3.7 of the Office for Budget Responsibility March 2011 Economic Outlook he expects to...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much additional fixed business investment as defined in table 3.7 of the Office for Budget Responsibility March 2011 Economic Outlook he expects to...

      Corporation Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in (a) Scotland, (b) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency and (c) East Ayrshire will be affected by the proposed reduction in the rate...

      Corporation Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the savings to businesses in (a) Scotland, (b) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency and (c) East Ayrshire as a result of the...

      Corporation Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in (a) Scotland, (b) Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency and (c) East Ayrshire which will be...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the measures in the 2011 Budget on (a) household debt as a proportion of gross disposable income and (b)...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officers of his Department since his appointment.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the next 24 months; and what...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's staff have taken early retirement in each of the last five years; and what the cost to his Department was in each such year.

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the staff vacancy rate in his Department was in 2010-11; and what vacancy rate has been assumed in his Department's budget for 2011-12.

      Diesel Vehicles: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will issue guidance to parish councils on agreements with farmers on the use of red diesel in vehicles used to clear heavy snow from roads; and if he...

      Energy: Subsidies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the name is of each subsidy and levy programme in the energy sector which (a) does and (b) does not count against public expenditure limits.

      Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of agricultural businesses likely to participate in the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme; and what estimate he has made of...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of enterprise zones on levels of (a) revenue from corporation tax and (b) economic growth...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what dates prior to the 2011 Budget Statement (a) he and (b) officials in his Department discussed with (i) local authorities and (ii) local enterprise...

      Entrepreneurs: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in Scotland which will be affected by the change in the lifetime limit for entrepreneurs'...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid by his Department (a) to the EU budget gross, (b) to the EU budget net of expenditure which returned to the UK, (c) to all EU...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his evidential basis was for setting the base oil price for the return of the fuel duty escalator at $75 per barrel.

      Exports: Forecasts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change in the level of UK exports directly attributable to measures in the 2011 Budget in each year from 2011-12 to...

      Faster Payments System

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans HM Revenue and Customs has to introduce the Faster Payments system; and what cost-benefit analysis of the system has been conducted.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that financial services companies which operate in the UK and are not covered by the Project Merlin agreement make a...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects on food prices of speculation on commodities without regulation; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the monetary value to each industrial sector of (a) reform of the controlled foreign company rules, (b) reform of taxation of foreign...

      Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he consulted the Governor of the Bank of England before announcing his decision to increase the UK's holdings of foreign currency reserves;...

      Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to purchase overseas bonds as part of his policy to increase holdings of foreign currency reserves in any of the next four financial years.

      Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects on (a) levels of trade, (b) financial stability and (c) economic growth of an increase in the UK's foreign currency reserves.

      Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects on the value of sterling of increasing levels of UK holdings of foreign currencies.

      Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the interest which would accrue to the Exchequer from increasing holdings in foreign currency (a) cash reserves and (b) bonds by...

      Foreign Currency Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans he has for the level of the UK's foreign currency reserve holdings of (a) euros, (b) US dollars and (c) yen in each of the next four...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely increase in fuel bills attributable to the tax on carbon proposed in the 2011 Budget in each year from 2013-14 to...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that changes to the gift aid scheme announced in the 2011 Budget will bring maximum benefit to genuine charities; and what...

      Government: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2011, Official Report, column 474W, on Urenco, which publicly-owned assets the Government is considering for sale; and...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 1.112 of the Budget Red Book, March 2011, whether his Department made an estimate prior to the 2011 Budget of the amount of...

      High-Risk Corporate Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases have been dealt with under HM Revenue and Customs' high-risk corporate programme in each year since its inception.

      Import Duties and VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of customs duty and value added tax foregone on the contents of packages inbound to the UK identified as...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate (a) the number of people who would pay less tax as a result of and (b) the cost to the Exchequer arising from increasing the income...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the likely yield from the 50 pence rate of income tax in each of the next four financial years.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the terms of reference are for the HM Revenue and Customs review of the 50 pence rate of income tax.

      Income Tax: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much tax was collected from taxpayers paying the higher rate of income tax in 1988-89; (2) what proportion of income tax was paid by the top 1%...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much additional saving by individuals the Government expects to arise from the introduction of Junior ISAs; (2) how many savers in Junior ISAs he...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Exchequer has received from Land Registry operations in each of the last 10 years.

      Loans: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department has underwritten any bank loans given to foreign nationals residing in the UK since 2006; (2) what discussions his Department...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire of 17 November 2010, 16 December 2010 and 13 January 2011, on mortgage...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire of 15 October 2010, 26 November 2010, 12 January 2011 and 10 February 2011,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire of 16 September 2010, 26 October 2010, 25 November 2010, 11 January 2011 and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 3 February 2011 on bank mortgage interest rates.

      National Insurance: Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has set a timetable for decision-making on his proposed merger of the national insurance and taxation systems.

      National Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the provision of tax exempt National Savings and Investment products in the last year for which...

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he received from representatives of the UK oil and gas industry between the June 2010 Budget and the 2011 Budget; and on what dates.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effect on investment in oil and gas production in the North Sea of the announcements made in the 2011 Budget.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultation he undertook with the oil and gas industries on the increase in the North Sea oil supplementary charge; and on what dates such...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of HM Revenue and Customs about members of the public receiving an incorrect tax coding; and if...

      PAYE: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on proposals to extend the Simplified PAYE Deduction Scheme to include non-profit community member organisations; and...

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has undertaken research on the effects of using the consumer price index when uprating benefits for army invalid pensioners and war...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the distributional impact on households by 2014-15 of each measure announced in (a) the March 2010 Budget, (b) the June...

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the Government deficit at May 2010 he has attributed to (a) spending and (b) reduced tax revenues.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was (a) received in contributions and (b) paid out by each public sector pension scheme in each year since 1981.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects of excluding feed-in tariff businesses from the Enterprise Investment scheme and Venture Capital Trusts...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the level of avoidance of stamp duty on the purchase of homes through the use of companies, partnerships, or limited liability...

      Sterling: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on the short and medium-term valuation of Sterling.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 38W, on tax allowances, what information his Department holds on the distributional effect...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received from Lord Lawson of Blaby on tax loopholes operated through the Channel Islands; (2) what advice he has received...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he made of the level of attrition into new avoidance schemes in calculating the revenue he estimates will accrue from the disguised...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely change in the level of research and development activity which will result from the tax credit rate increase for...

      Tax Credits: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the deadweight cost of the change in the rate of the research and development tax credit for small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 2.195 of the 2011 Budget, if he will make it his policy not to bring within the scope of the taxation system incapacitated...

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of revenue which will accrue to the Exchequer from changes in non-domiciled taxation announced in the 2011 Budget.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change in the level of carbon dioxide emissions attributable to the tax on carbon proposed in the 2011 Budget in...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of his proposed carbon tax which will be passed on to (a) electricity consumers, (b) electricity generating...

      Taxation: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects of the differential in price between diesel and unleaded petrol on the economic growth potential of the UK; and if he will...

      Taxation: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's most recent estimate is of the likely cost to the public purse of pensions tax relief in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of unemployment in (a) the UK, (b) each region of England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e)...

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London borough of Bexley and (c) London have received demands for unpaid tax from...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the application of HM Revenue and Customs rules to value added tax on bartering transactions in respect of...

      VAT: Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on ending the charging of value added tax on payments of Government grants to sports clubs; and what assessment he has...

      VAT: Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on exempting community amateur sports clubs from value added tax on capital expenditure.

      VAT: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on measures to end the charging of value added tax on construction costs for all schools which open sports facilities...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer over what period he plans the funds he provided in the 2011 Budget to apply to reduce water charges in the South West to be disbursed to South West water...

      Winter Fuel Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what factors he took into account when making the decision to reduce the level of winter fuel allowance paid to those over 75 years; (2) for what...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what savings he expects to accrue to the Exchequer as a result of his decision to reduce the level of winter fuel allowance in each of the next five years.

  • Home Department

    • Forensic Science Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts the Forensic Science Service has been awarded in each of the last three years.

    • Forensic Science Service: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Forensic Science Service spent on research and development in each of the last three years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average annual number of deaths which will be avoided through implementation of her proposals for a minimum...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what legal advice she has received on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol within a local authority area.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the use of monkeys for experimental purposes in laboratories.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 there have been in respect of (a) noise, (b) graffiti and fly posting and...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the deadline is for completion of the asylum legacy caseload by the UK Border Agency.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of recent trends in the level of burglary offences in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) England and Wales; and if...

      Children: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what process was used to assess child labour in the UK prior to making the Government's report to the International Labour Organisation under...

      Children: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with representatives of non-governmental organisations on the Government's obligations under...

      Children: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with representatives of industry on ensuring that child labour is not used during the preparation and...

      COE Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with (a) the Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe and (b) the Commissioner's office on...

      Crime: Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to ensure continuity of funding for organisations which were funded by the Community Fund for conflict resolution...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of people whose details are recorded on the Criminal Records Bureau database have not been charged, convicted of...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any ministerial directions have been issued to the accounting officer of her Department since her appointment.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the change in the (a) volume and (b) monetary value of services provided by her Department which have been...

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her latest estimate is of the cost of removing records from the National DNA Database following implementation of proposals for such removal.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of people who have not been charged with a crime whose DNA records on the National DNA...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in each police force area have records on the National DNA Database.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what amendments the UK has (a) proposed and (b) supported in the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on the draft Convention on...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the number of police officers who are assigned to work on (a) sexual violence and (b) domestic violence cases.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding she plans to allocate to new positions supporting women who are victims of domestic or sexual violence in the next four years.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the adequacy of provision of multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators or equivalent positions.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many independent (a) sexual violence advisers, (b) domestic violence advisers and (c) multi-agency risk assessment conference...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications her Department has received for funding for multi-agency risk assessment conference coordinators since her appointment;...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications her Department has received for funding for independent domestic violence advisers since her appointment; how many...

      Elections: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers she plans to give the Electoral Commission in relation to the funding of election campaigns by (a) political party and (b)...

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent change she has made to the evidential requirements for grant of a visa for entry to the UK from Pakistan.

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which offences fixed penalty notices may be imposed by the police; and what guidance has been issued by her Department on circumstances...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the archives of the Forensic Science Service following the closure of that body.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to ensure that expertise in (a) hair comparison, (b) fibre analysis and (c) other little-used examinations is...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to support research and development in forensic science.

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homicides there were in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) Brighton and Hove where there was no...

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homicides there were in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) Brighton and Hove where more than...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce the length of time between the arrest of a person suspected of a human trafficking offence and the court...

      Human Trafficking: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there were for offences of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation under the Sexual Offences Act 2003...

      Identity and Passport Service: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who is conducting the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of employees of Liverpool Passport Office on 21 March...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on steps to combat illegal migration.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on steps to combat illegal migration.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost to the public purse of the arrest, detention and removal of an individual detained under immigration rules was in the...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for immigration offences when reporting to an immigration centre in the latest period for which figures are...

      Immigrants: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the removal from the UK of individuals whose spouses are British citizens; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on levels of immigration to the UK of the provisions of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; and...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mobile knife scanners have been introduced into front line policing units since May 2010.

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she has assessed the merits of introducing measures to ensure that community amateur sports clubs are not subject to the same...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Security and Counter-Terrorism plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood of...

      Police: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recruits to police forces in England and Wales in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11 had university degrees.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in police numbers serving in each police force area in England and Wales has been since March 2010.

      Police: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average amount paid in overtime to police constables in each police force in England and Wales was in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08,...

      Police: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of overtime for (a) warranted officers and (b) civilian staff in each police force in England and...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average change in the net income for police officers in Wales and England in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it cost to assess a police constable candidate at each stage of assessment in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Police: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the number of police officers who will be made compulsorily redundant in each of the next three years;...

      Police: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) uniformed officers, (b) community support officers and (c) civilian staff have taken voluntary redundancy from Kent police in...

      Police: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are assigned to duties in the London borough of Southwark; and how many she expects there to be in (a) 2011-12 and...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persistent and prolific offenders have been identified in each police force area in each of the last three years for which figures...

      Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which countries the Government does not forcibly repatriate individuals as a result of failed immigration or asylum applications.

      Repatriation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been forcibly repatriated to Zimbabwe as a result of unsuccessful immigration applications since the relaxation of...

      Repatriation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were voluntarily repatriated to Zimbabwe as a result of unsuccessful immigration applications in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and...

      Sexual Offences: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications her Department has received for funding for independent sexual violence advisers since her appointment; how many groups...

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has allocated to funding each sexual assault referral centre in 2011-12; from which of her Department's...

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on (a) funding provided by primary care trusts (PCTs) for sexual assault...

      UK Border Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints the UK Border Agency has received from residents of St Albans constituency in each of the last six months.

      UK Border Agency: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of the UK Border Agency received a salary of over £100,000 in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded instances of (a) rape and (b) domestic violence there were in (i) England and Wales and (ii) each police force area in...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pupils permanently excluded from school were convicted of a criminal offence in each police authority area in each of the last 10...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd of 7 March 2011, Official Report, columns 862-63W, on police...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Anguilla

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Ministers representing the government of Anguilla have visited his Department in the last three years.

    • Anguilla: Tax Havens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on offshore UK tax avoidance in Anguilla.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to report to Parliament on the outcomes of the review of UK arms export licensing to the Middle East and North...

      Balkans: EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Hungarian presidency of the Council of Ministers on the accession process for...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects were unlawfully killed overseas in each year since 1997.

      British Overseas Territories: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department gave to (a) Bermuda, (b) the British Antarctic Territory, (c) the British Indian Ocean Territory,...

      British Overseas Territories: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many representatives of the administration of (a) the British Antarctic Territory, (b) the British Indian Ocean Territory,...

      British Overseas Territories: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Ministers in the government of (a) Bermuda, (b) the British Virgin Islands, (c) the Cayman Islands, (d) the...

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how often Government representatives raised issues relating to Burma in meetings of the UN Security Council in 2010.

      Burma: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what objectives he has set for the outcome of discussions on a common position on sanctions against the Burmese government at...

      Children's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to promote children's rights in the last 10 years; and what plans his Department has to...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on its treatment of Ai Weiwei and his colleagues.

      China: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the right of workers in that country to join a trade union.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Colombian authorities on the detention of Professor Miguel Angel Beltran in a high...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the parliamentary and presidential...

      Departmental Early Retirement

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what public sector job reduction targets have been set for his Department and its non-departmental public bodies for each of the...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are provided with mobile communication devices; and how much his Department spent on mobile...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 956W, on departmental public appointments, for what reasons...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which overseas offices, departments and places of business funded by his Department, excluding embassies and consulates, are...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have met Ministers in the Government of (a) Brazil, (b) Russia, (c) India...

      Diplomatic Service: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many and what proportion of British (a) embassies, (b) High Commissions and (c) other overseas posts have a...

      Diplomatic Service: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision exists for the consideration of human rights issues at British embassies, High Commissions and overseas posts...

      East Africa: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on project-by-project due diligence reporting by UK registered...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces on (a) ending the state of emergency,...

      EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the proportion of UK residents who have not received adequate information about the EU Charter of...

      EU Fundamental Rights Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the EU Fundamental Rights Agency has spent in each year since its inception; and how many staff it has employed in each...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution he plans to make to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers informal meeting on 5 April 2011 on preparing...

      European External Action Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which vacant posts in the European External Action Service have been notified to his Department; and whether he has been...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit Gibraltar.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Spanish and (b) Gibraltarian counterpart on Gibraltar's sovereign territorial...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what customs procedures operate for Gibraltarian citizens who cross the border from Spain to Gibraltar.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government of Gibraltar received from the EU in each of the last five years.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials from his Department are posted to Gibraltar.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the Annual Activity Report 2010 by the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights,...

      India: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the progress of UK-Indian relations following the delegation in July 2010; what steps the...

      Indian Ocean: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department considers the Indian Ocean to be an at risk zone in respect of piracy.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Iranian Government on the sentences of Baha'i leaders imprisoned in 2010.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether he plans to make representations to the government of Iran on the increase in sentences for members of the Baha'i...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent meetings the UK's diplomatic representative to Iran has had with the Iranian authorities on the trial of Mrs...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Iran on respect for human rights in that country.

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of violence and alleged human rights abuses in Sulaymania.

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the effectiveness of arrangements for the evacuation of British nationals from Libya in comparison with (a)...

      Middle East: Anti-semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on attitudes to Jews in the Arab world; what recent discussions he has had with the Arab...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the conclusions of the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict; and if...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on rocket attacks from Gaza on 25 March 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the deployment of the Iron Dome missile defence system outside Be'er Sheva, Israel on 27 March...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the location by Hezbollah of missile bunkers adjacent to civilian facilities south of the Litani...

      Nightingale Island: MS Olivia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the damage caused to (a) the environment and (b) natural life following the collision of MS...

      North Africa: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he had discussions with his Italian counterpart on the (a) physical condition and (b) human rights of refugees from...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the naming of a town square in the Palestinian town Al-Bireh after Dalal al-Murghrabi; and if he...

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has had discussions with the Save our Seafarers Campaign on action against piracy.

      President of the European Council: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the running costs of the office of the President of the European Council.

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department has given to UK nationals (a) living in and (b) visiting Somaliland in the last five years.

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate has been made of the number of UK nationals who have (a) visited and (b) worked in Somaliland in the each of the...

      Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions has he had with representatives of the administration in Somaliland.

      Somaliland: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of crimes against British tourists in Somaliland in the last 12 months.

      Sudan: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Sudanese counterpart and (b) officials of the Sudanese government on...

      Sudan: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the situation at the Abyei border in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had any meetings since September 2010 with representatives of (a) Tesco, (b) Sainsbury's, (c) Asda, (d)...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on offshore avoidance of UK taxes in (a) Bermuda, (b)...

      Tristan da Cunha: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance he has provided with the clean up operation resulting from the M.S. Oliva bunker oil leak in Tristan da Cunha.

      Tristan da Cunha: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken in relation to the salvage of M.S. Oliva on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost of the Turks and Caicos Special Investigation and Prosecution Team investigation has been to date.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Dominican Republic citizens are resident on the British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Haitian citizens are resident on the British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many inmates are detained in Grand Turk Prison, Turks and Caicos.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the Coastal Radar System project in Turks and Caicos; and when he expects the project to be completed.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Turks and Caicos government spent on redundancy payouts in each of the last three years.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants have been made redundant in Turks and Caicos in each of the last three years.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many juveniles are detained in Grand Turk Prison, Turks and Caicos.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision there is for juvenile detention in Turks and Caicos.

      UN Convention on Special Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on ratification of the 1969 UN Convention on Special Missions.

      USA: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 961W, on USA: visits, what information his Department holds on...

      USA: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 961W on USA: visits, what information he holds on the...

      USA: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 961W on USA: visits, what information he holds on trends in...

      Yemen: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure the transfer of documentation to alternative visa points in the UAE and Amman following the...

      Zimbabwe: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice on safety and security his Department provides to UK citizens wishing to relocate to Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice his Department has made available to UK citizens resident in Zimbabwe who wish to return to the UK.

  • House of Lords

    • Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much public money was given to Action on Smoking and Health in 2009-10; how much was budgeted for 2010-11; and whether this will be cut in 2011-12.

    • Agriculture: Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they will be taking to encourage and further debate nationally and internationally as a result of the report from the Government Chief Scientist on...

      Airports: Gatwick

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the owners of Gatwick Airport about the impact of the proposed increases in landing charges.

      Airports: Holding Rooms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the maximum number per annum of (a) families, and (b) children, who can be accommodated in the pre-departure holding facility at Crawley. To ask Her...

      Animal Welfare: Rabbits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 29 March (WA 235), what is their assessment of the adequacy of the protection afforded to rabbits kept as pets...

      Animal Welfare: Sanctuaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 29 March (WA 235), what role they see for animal sanctuaries as part of the big society.

      Animals: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of any proposals from the European Commission to lift restrictions on pet animals entering the United Kingdom.

      Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what cost savings are anticipated as a result of their proposed changes to anti-social behaviour measures. To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will measure...

      Anti-social Behaviour: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the financial contribution of the Home Office to the establishment of each of the eight pilot anti-social behaviour databases by name. To ask Her...

      Anti-social Behaviour: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request the Information Commissioner's Office to audit the development, installation and operation of the eight pilot anti-social behaviour...

      Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the approved strength of the British Army had been achieved at the end of each of the past 20 years.

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Astor of Hever on 22 March (WA 136), whether they fund visits by children to their parents who are service personnel based...

      Armed Forces: Depleted Uranium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have commissioned on the potential after-effects from contact with depleted uranium (DU) weapons, or from proximity to areas where they have...

      Armed Forces: High Threat Operatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the incidence of stress in high threat operatives causing temporary impairment or requiring repatriation.

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in introducing a United Kingdom National Defence Medal.

      Arms Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what preparations they are making for the meeting agreed by the P5 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) to meet in Paris in June 2011...

      Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of recent events in North Africa, they will review their policies on the sale of arms and military equipment.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they are providing through Refugee Action for persons considering voluntary return who are (a) asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers,...

      Aviation: Card Payment Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the charges paid by customers when paying for flights and other services by debit and credit cards.

      Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the revenues to be derived from taxing private jets, as announced in Budget 2011.

      Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they sent condolences to the Government of Azerbaijan to mark the anniversary of the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijan on 31 March.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the accounts of Bank of England Nominees Limited were last published; when they will next be published; and whether they intend to review whether the company...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the accounts of Bank of England Asset Purchases Facility Fund Limited will be published; whether these accounts will take into account an indemnity from HM...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the accounts of the Bank of England, Bank of England Nominees Limited and the Bank of England Asset Purchase Facility Fund Limited are all audited by the...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 28 March (WA 208), why 153 depositors with failed Icelandic banks have not reclaimed £418,200,202; and...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 31 March (WA 293-4), whether they have objected to the publication of any part of the PricewaterhouseCoopers...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK Financial Investments Limited has had any discussions with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on whether RBS should object to the publication of any part...

      Banks: Green Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the terms of reference for the Green Investment Bank.

      Banks: Vetting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 April (WA 310-11), which banks with a presence in the United Kingdom but with headquarters elsewhere do not...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many, and (b) what percentage of, applicants involved in the incapacity benefits transition trials in Burnley and Aberdeen (1) were assessed fit for work,...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Justine Greening, on 5 July 2010 (Official Report, Commons, col. 93-4W), what estimate...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of providing each non-means-tested benefit in the financial year 2009-10.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the language used in (a) official statements, and (b) press briefings, about the transition from incapacity benefits to...

      Blind and Partially Sighted People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the proposal tabled by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay in 2009 at the World Intellectual Property Organisation's Standing Committee on...

      British Medical Association

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions since 12 May 2010 they have met representatives of the British Medical Association, and what matters were discussed.

      Budget 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will update table A2 in the June 2010 Budget in light of further changes to tax credits announced in the October 2010 spending review.

      Budget 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the additional £700 million of expenditure for 2011-12 announced in the Budget under the heading "single use military expenditure" is intended to cover.

      Budget 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assumptions they have made in table 2.1 and 2.2 in the Budget 2011 data sources when calculating HM Treasury policy costings that are outside official...

      Budget 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the individual direct costs of all Budget measures designed to improve economic growth and employment.

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make information from the 2011 census available to any other Governments or, in the case of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have of the number of children being brought up by their grandparents due to family breakdown or unsuitability of the parents; and how much...

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of a child in care.

      Children: Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of children in long-term care (a) achieve below-average school results, and (b) have problems finding long-term employment in adulthood.

      Children: Street Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to follow up the recommendations made in the unanimously adopted Resolution on Street Children by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

      Children: Street Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will support the International Day for Street Children on 12 April.

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations have they made to the Government of China about the arrest and detention of Ai Weiwei.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Department for Work and Pensions Medical Services 2010 version of Training and Development: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia Learning Set...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government upon what scientific medical evidence the Department for Work and Pensions Medical Services 2010 version of Training and Development: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether training programmes for classified neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease are identical to that for myalgic...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage Department for Work and Pensions and Atos Healthcare assessors to review their approach to myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic...

      Civil Partnership Act 2004

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 9 March (WA 404), who were the "stakeholders" to whom they "listened"; how many there were; how they were...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants have been offered voluntary redundancy since May 2010.

      Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that all government departments are aware of the provisions of Section 3(6) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act...

      Crime: Organised Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what links and exchanges of information there are between government agencies concerned with preventing organised crime and with countering corruption at home and...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which work on handling data is contracted out by the Criminal Records Bureau.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) teachers, and (b) support staff in schools, have been checked (1) successfully, and (2) unsuccessfully, by the Criminal Records Bureau, in each of the...

      Croatia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total of pre-accession grants paid to Croatia so far; whether further grants will be paid; whether they have made any assessment of any additional...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the likely impact on ownership of dangerous dogs of the proposed changes to anti-social behaviour measures.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will report on the consultation on dangerous dogs that closed in 2010.

      Death Penalty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which countries they have made representations to cease the death penalty since 12 May 2010.

      Debt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the amount of unsecured debt per head of the United Kingdom population.

      Deficit Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the likely impact of moving the deficit reduction target from 2015 to (a) 2017, and (b) 2018, on (1) the rate of interest, and (2) the...

      Deficit Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they hold in reserves in public expenditure within the deficit reduction plan.

      Deputy Prime Minister's Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost of the Deputy Prime Minister's office since May 2010.

      Deputy Prime Minister's Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on travel for the Deputy Prime Minister since May 2010.

      Deputy Prime Minister's Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent from public funds since May 2010 on security for the Deputy Prime Minster.

      Directors of Public Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the status and role of the directors of public health; and to whom they will be responsible.

      Disabled People: Mobility Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, what steps they will take to consult other countries on the introduction of a recognised international...

      Drugs: Appraisals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have requested that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence implement the guidance in its 2006 report, Appraising Orphan Drugs.

      Drugs: Appraisals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a formal process for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to follow when a final decision on a drug appraisal process has...

      Drugs: Appraisals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect that a separate appraisal mechanism for orphan and ultra-orphan drugs will be developed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Education: Careers Advice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing an all-age careers service; what is the current timetable for its establishment; and what funding will be provided...

      Education: Careers Advice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those under 18 will continue to receive free careers advice.

      Education: ESOL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned or published equality impact assessments on the proposed changes to funding for the provision of English for Speakers of Other...

      Education: Nurseries and Primary Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will hold discussions with London boroughs and other relevant bodies about shortages of places in both nursery and primary schools in London in the next...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 28 March (WA 211), how many of the 30 experts known to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) (a)...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 28 March (WA 211), whether each of the individual experts, funding bodies and professional societies were...

      Employment: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed in (a) the public sector, and (b) the private sector, in Northern Ireland. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people working in...

      Employment: Work Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which contractors have been selected for the Work Programme in each region of the United Kingdom.

      Energy: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 April (WA 311) and in light of their intention to end the duty differential in favour of used cooking oil...

      Energy: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for stimulating the proposed production of biofuels at the plant in Billingham, formerly operated by the Biofuels Corporation.

      Energy: Gas and Electricity Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the additional annual cost of electricity and gas to (a) domestic consumers and (b) industrial and commercial consumers, for each year...

      Energy: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the Government Chief Scientist with regard to safety operating margins for civil nuclear power plants in the light of the...

      Energy: Oil and Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will set the trigger price for the reduction in the supplementary oil and gas charge; and at what level they will set it.

      Energy: Oil and Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of setting a sliding scale for the supplementary oil and gas charges.

      Energy: Oil and Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the supplementary oil and gas charge on oil and gas field decommissioning.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Mr Gregory Barker, on 29 March (HC col. 264W), on what assumptions they...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate is added to (a) the average domestic energy bill, and (b) the average energy bill of small and medium-sized businesses, by (1) the European...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what tax incentives are planned to facilitate the introduction of enterprise zones in England; and whether tax incentives will be made available to enterprise...

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to address concerns about inequalities in British society.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legal challenges have been made in the past year to the Department for Education's compliance with equality legislation; what were the outcomes; and what...

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legal challenges have been made in the past year to the Department of Health's compliance with equality legislation; what were the outcomes; and what...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they decided to re-draft and re-open consultation on the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010.

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010 will come into force, following their decision to re-open consultation on it.

      Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) Regulations 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 31 January (WA 224), whether the recent guidance of the Equality and Human Rights Commission under the Equality...

      Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) Regulations 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 28 March (WA 215), on what basis they estimate that the new duties under the Equality Act 2010 (Statutory...

      Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) Regulations 2011

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 28 March (WA 215), how many public authorities will be subject to duties under the Equality Act 2010 (Statutory...

      Ethiopia and Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are discussing with the Governments of Ethiopia and Kenya the implications of the completion of the Gibe III hydro-electric dam for the Omo River and...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to prevent the implementation of the decision of the European Parliament to increase its 2012 budget by 2.9 per cent.

      EU: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which European Union Acts in the field of police co-operation and judicial co-operation in criminal matters, adopted before the coming into force of the treaty of...

      EU: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal for democratic autonomy put forward by the Democratic Society Party (BDP) in Turkey, in light of that country's...

      EU: Solvency II Directive

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their analysis of the impact of the Solvency II directive on the ability of United Kingdom businesses to raise money through corporate bonds.

      EU: UK Members

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament will be permitted to use European grants, personal expense allowances, or staff paid from European Union...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 March (WA 110-11), why the National Fluoride Information Centre bases its claim for "exactly the same effects"...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the continuous fluoridation of water in Birmingham since 1964 has had beneficial effects on dental health; and whether the pattern of general health in...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in view of the High Court decision on the water fluoridation scheme in Southampton, they will encourage other health authorities to consult on the...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the National Fluoride Information Centre cites in the "Is it safe?" section of its website, as a finding of the York Review of water fluoridation, a figure of...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the "judicial enquiry in Scotland in 1985" cited on the website of the National Fluoride Information Centre under "Is it safe?" refers to the 1983 law case...

      Food: Chicken

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 29 March (WA 243-4) whether they will ask the Chief Veterinary Officer in his capacity as the United Kingdom...

      Food: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what increase there has been over the last six months in the price of (a) rice, (b) maize, (c) wheat, and (d) soya; and to what factors they attribute the increases.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 39) and by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 March (WA 274), whether the informal arrangements between...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answers by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 39) and by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 March (WA 274), what legal remedies are available in...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 39) and by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 March (WA 274), whether they will publish their...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord McNally on 15 March (WA 39) and by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 March (WA 274), what legal principles or rules apply to...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received that the Government of Israel is obstructing aid flow through crossings into Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to hold talks with Hamas leaders in Gaza and Damascus.

      Government Departments: Official Entertainment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent by Ministers in each department on official entertainment since 12 May 2010.

      Government Departments: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what new regulations have been implemented by each department since 2010.

      Government Departments: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to reduce the number of regulations which affect business competitiveness; and what progress they have made in publishing the details...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 27 January (WA 196), what has been the cost to the public purse in 2010-11 for staffing, premises,...

      Government Departments: Travel Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 31 March (WA 296), how many civil servants in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are entitled to...

      Government Departments: Travel Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 31 March (WA 296), how many civil servants in the Home Office are entitled to first-class rail travel...

      Government Departments: Travel Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 31 March (WA 296), how many civil servants in the Department for Education are entitled to first-class...

      Government Departments: Travel Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many flights have been taken by members of the Government since the 12 May 2010; and how many were (a) economy class, (b) business class, and (c) first class.

      Government Departments: Travel Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 31 March (WA 296), how many civil servants at the Department of Energy and Climate Change are entitled...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the National Policing Improvement Agency guidance on relations with Gypsy, Romany and Traveller communities will be produced.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the results of the Association of Chief Police Officers' annual review of the Gypsy and Traveller guidance for police forces; and when the revised...

      Heads of State: Official Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which heads of state have visited the United Kingdom in the past five years; and which of those visits did not start in London.

      Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken in response to the report Common Sense, Common Safety by Lord Young of Graffham.

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will define public health under current provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill.

      Health: Assessors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review their relationship with Atos Healthcare in light of the report by Margaret McCartney in February "Well enough to work?" (British Medical...

      Health: Bedsores

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to prevent National Health Service patients dying from bedsores.

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 29 March (WA 246), what information they have on the number of people who have died from HIV/AIDS in the past 12...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Earl Howe on 10 January (Official Report, col. 1230-1), when the discretionary fund announced by the Minister will be established; and...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Statement by Earl Howe on 10 January (Official Report, col. 1230-1), what allowance will be made by the Skipton Fund for widows and dependants who...

      Health: GP Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be any designated areas of health that will have to be undertaken by general practitioner consortia under current provisions of the Health and...

      Health: Infection Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how infection control and prevention specialists will be involved with the commissioning of services within the new National Health Service and public health...

      Health: Microbiology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase public sector support for microbiology projects.

      Health: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many inpatients from Wales were treated at hospitals and clinics in England during 2010.

      Health: Zoonoses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to monitor, detect and control zoonoses in the future.

      Higher Education: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research is being carried out to ascertain the additional costs associated with full-time vocational courses for 16-19 year-old students studying at further...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have allocated sufficient resources to support the level of income contingent loans and bursaries should all universities choose to apply the...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to fund the new bursary scheme for 16-19 year olds in full-time education and training; and the transitionary costs for the next two years.

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (a) the estimated expenditure in cash terms on maintenance income-contingent loans for full-time higher education students in England in 2011-12, (b) the...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the estimated saving of restricting payments of maintenance income-contingent loans to students from households with a gross income of (a)...

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether students attending private universities in the United Kingdom are eligible for student loans.

      Higher Education: Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate the saving will be of restricting payments of maintenance income-contingent loans to students from households with gross income of (a)...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on homelessness of the extension of the shared accommodation rate of housing benefit to single claimants aged between...

      House of Lords: Internet Access

      To ask the Chairman of Committees when wireless internet access will be available in (a) the Chamber, (b) the Moses Room, and (c) the entire parliamentary estate.

      Houses of Parliament: Scrutiny Override

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each department, in the period July to December 2010, (a) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden, (b) on...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 28 March (WA 226) concerning issues of human rights in foreign countries visited by Her Majesty the...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report Immigration Bail Hearings: a Travesty of Justice by the Bail Observation Project.

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for what arms export licences were granted to Indonesia over the last two years for which records are available.

      Injunctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether powers exist for the grant of injunctions by which individuals may be prohibited from discussing matters concerning the subject of those injunctions with...

      Isles of Scilly: Sea Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for their designation of the sea link between the Isles of Scilly and the Cornwall mainland as a "lifeline" service.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the treatment of residents in the Bedouin villages in Abu Dis near Jerusalem, and in...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the recent assassination of four members of Hamas in their car.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received, and what representations they have made, about the destruction of ancient wells near Bethlehem.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support the offer of the Government of Israel to enter into direct peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority without pre-conditions.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel to enable the members of the Palestinian Authority currently sheltering in the Red Cross in East...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of elected members of the Palestinian Authority held in Israeli prisons.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent remarks by Judge Richard Goldstone concerning the findings of his 2009 report to the United Nations about the conflict...

      Israel: Kidnapping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the alleged kidnapping of Derar Abu Sisi in Ukraine.

      Ivory Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise the ambassador of the Ivory Coast and its embassy in London as representing the legitimate Government of the Ivory Coast.

      Justice: Interpreting and Translation Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the framework agreement for the provision of language services to the justice sector with the European Union...

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the United Kingdom contribution to the funds provided by the international community and the European Union to relocate and treat the Roma children with...

      Least Developed Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to send high-level representation to the forthcoming Least Developed Countries Conference in Istanbul in May.

      Least Developed Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage other developed economies to drop barriers to trade with the Least Developed Countries.

      Least Developed Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to encourage the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to recognise the needs of the Least Developed Countries.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many grandparents have used legal aid in guardianship or access cases in the last five years; and, of those, how many were successful in their action.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent and impact of the destruction wrought on Libyan towns and cities by President Gaddafi's forces, and of the impact on...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made for the assessment of resettlement needs of all refugees from Libya; what groups will be given priority; and whether they are...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 4 April (WA 333-4), whether they will discuss with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in Misurata; and what plans they have to provide assistance to the people of the city.

      Middle East: Democracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Governments of (a) Syria, and (b) Saudi Arabia, on the merits of democracy.

      Migrant Workers: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures have been taken to protect the human rights of migrant domestic workers brought to the United Kingdom by foreign diplomats.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 29 March (WA 250-51), how many national insurance number registrations to adult overseas nationals entering the...

      NHS: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they have based their judgment that increasing competition within the National Health Service will lead to improved outcomes for patients.

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the accumulated debt for each of the last five years for English primary care trusts.

      Northern Ireland: Death of Constable Ronan Kerr

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr in Omagh, they will draw up a declaration of intent with the parties in Northern Ireland and the...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Budget Responsibility was given sufficient time to model and consider the full consequences of the tax and expenditure changes announced in...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries they are working with as part of the International Inspiration programme for the Olympic Truce London 2012.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the Olympic Truce will be formally proposed to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Northern Ireland Office about...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Olympic Truce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the International Olympic Committee about specific initiatives for the Olympic Truce at the London 2012 Games.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the benefit to the United Kingdom economy in 2012 as a direct result of the Olympic Games being held in London.

      Opiate Poppy Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the extent and value of legal poppy production for opiate medicines in the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many licences have been...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £650 million additional aid to Pakistan announced by the Prime Minister will be met from the existing aid budget.

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not intervene to prevent civilian casualties in Palestine during Operation Cast Lead in 2009.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personal passport application offices closed in 2010-11. To ask Her Majesty's Government where the personal passport application offices are located; how...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what pensions and other benefits are paid to former United Kingdom European Commissioners; and what proportion is paid by HM Treasury.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on pensioner incomes (a) in absolute terms, and (b) as a percentage of earnings, of the second option for pensions...

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of police officers in England in May 2010, and what they expect the total number of police officers in England to be by (a) 2013, and (b)...

      Police: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers with 30 years' experience they expect will be required to retire before May 2015 through the use of regulation A19 of the Police Pensions...

      Prisoners: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the children of prisoners in England will qualify for the new 15 hours per week of free education for disadvantaged two year-olds; and whether prisoners'...

      Prisons: Riots

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 29 March (WA 255), what was the cost impact of the decision at Ford Open prison to intervene nine hours after...

      Public Sector: Spending Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will next meet representatives of the Trades Union Congress and leading trade unions to discuss the effects of public sector cuts.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask the Leader of the House in what circumstances an answer to a Question for Written Answer is not published in the Official Report.

      Railways: Crossrail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the proposed locations for Crossrail train maintenance and stabling depots.

      Railways: Resignalling Projects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 31 March (WA 305-6), whether (a) the cabling and installations, and (b) the signalling gantries, being put in...

      Re-Export Controls Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the representations made to them by Tony Baldry MP that the Re-Export Controls Bill should be placed before a House of...

      Republic of Ireland: Celebrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the murder of Ronan Kerr, whether they will make representations to the Government of the Republic of Ireland about official celebrations of the murder...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 February (WA 35) concerning loans to the Republic of Ireland, what are the "stated macroeconomic goals of the...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have to provide assurance that loans made to the Government of the Republic of Ireland will be repaid.

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the size of the loan they have made to the Government of the Republic of Ireland; and what are the terms of this loan.

      Roads: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of policing dual carriageways to achieve at least 95 per cent compliance with a maximum speed limit of (a) 80 miles per...

      Safeguarding Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make provision for the training of qualified play therapists to work with "at risk" children and their parents to address the issue of...

      Schools: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many private sector schools have become state funded academies; and whether those that have done so are able to retain their admission policies.

      Schools: National Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will include practical parenting in the national curriculum for young people from the age of 13 to enable them to learn the importance of early...

      Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements there are for special educational needs co-ordinators in state secondary schools to have a formal qualification or training for assessment or...

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements there are for maths, English or science teachers in state secondary schools to have a formal qualification or training for teaching their...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether access to mandatory school or college concessionary transport will be extended to (a) 17 year olds in 2013, and (b) 17 year olds in 2015, when the...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research is being carried out to ascertain the cost of transport to colleges and schools for 16-19 year old full-time students.

      Scotland: Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions special leave was granted by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council to bring appeals to that body on devolution issues from the High...

      Social Mobility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the personal statement by Lord McNally on 6 April, what was the cause of the error which led the statement on social mobility by Lord McNally on 5...

      Sri Lanka: Minefields

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 5 April (WA 332-3), what is their estimate of the number of landmines to be cleared in Sri Lanka.

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made on the proposed airport for St Helena.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider any aspect of the strategic defence and security review as a result of the United Kingdom's involvement in operations in Libya.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal for further examination of the root causes of the conflict in Abyei in Sudan as set out in the Machakos Protocol.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Syria in relation to its treatment of pro-democracy protesters.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with other Governments regarding steps which could be taken to prevent the government of Syria killing civilians protesting...

      Tax and National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timescale for achieving a merger of tax and national insurance.

      Tax and National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect to be able to merge the operation of national insurance and income tax after the conclusion of the consultation on the matter.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of alternatives to the 50 pence tax rate.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their intention to shift the burden of personal taxation from high marginal rates on income to taxation of wealth, including residential property.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed review of the taxation of deferred income will include the treatment of carried interest earned by general partners in investment partnerships.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to alter the tax regime imposed on marginal field developments. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the taxation of bank profits to allow a charge against pre-tax profits for the cost of servicing equity above a specific minimum...

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated total corporation tax per annum paid by companies in Northern Ireland; how many companies are estimated to pay this corporation tax; and what...

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the annual yield of corporation tax in the last four financial years; and what is their forecast of the corporation tax yield to HM Treasury in 2010-11.

      Taxation: Non-domiciled Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what projections they have made of the cost to tax revenue of increasing the taxation of non-domiciled residents and any consequential increase in the number of...

      Taxation: Tax Returns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of individual tax returns still outstanding for the year 2009-10.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the target for the length of time taken to issue a VAT number upon application; and what estimate they have of the frequency with which that target will be met.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Budget statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 23 March that the creation of a separate VAT rate for petrol "is illegal" (HC Deb, col...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers have gained Qualified Teacher Status in each of the past three years.

      Terrorism Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to destroy the DNA and fingerprint information of innocent people currently retained under the provisions of Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act...

      Terrorism Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether it is necessary to continue to retain the DNA and fingerprint data of people examined or detained under Schedule 7 to the...

      Thames Barrier

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Thames Barrier has been raised each year since 2000.

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 March (WA 124) concerning the display of tobacco products, why they have carried out no consultation with...

      Travel: e-Borders Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the e-Borders target of tracking 60 per cent of all passenger and crew journeys into and out of the United Kingdom by the end of 2009 has been met; and, if...

      Tristan da Cunha

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to Tristan da Cunha to deal with the damage to wildlife, including sea birds, and the island fisheries industry, caused by the...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make contact with the leaders of the non-violent sit-in protest taking place in Diyarbakir, Turkey.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 21 March (WA 126-7), what assessment they have made of the allocation of the budget support for Uganda from the...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions there are, statutory, regulatory or otherwise, (a) preventing, and (b) disadvantaging, a United Kingdom university taking, in addition to quota,...

      Uzbekistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Uzbekistan about the alleged use of torture and inhumane treatment, the alleged state control of lawyers...

      Uzbekistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the United Nations Human Rights Commission to visit Uzbekistan and to examine its record in ratifying international human rights conventions.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 21 March (WA 128-31), why 1,100 actors, entertainers, dancers, choreographers and musicians from...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 29 March (WA 260), to which public funds a fit single adult, who is not a tier 2 immigrant, living...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement by Earl Attlee on 10 March (Official Report, col. 1853) that it is not clear how someone earning less than £20,000 per annum...

      Water Supply: Pipe Leakage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 4 April (WA 341-2), what was the date of the last meeting with the water companies at which the Minister for...

      West Bank: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they enforce the obligation to label goods produced in Israeli settlements on the West Bank as such; whether there have been prosecutions for deception or...

      Western Sahara

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of developments in the status of the Western Sahara; and whether the forthcoming Security Council meeting will discuss the matter.

      Western Sahara

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which European Union member states and with which countries in North Africa they have held discussions in the last three months about the status of the...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they will save in 2011-12 by ending the winter fuel top-up payments of £50 and £100 for those over 60 and over 80.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 28 February (WA 284), what changes they propose to the categories of people able to claim winter fuel payments.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the estimated savings if winter fuel payments were limited to households where the gross income was below (a) £50,000, (b) £40,000, (c)...

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