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Written answers

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Cleaning Services

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make it his policy to require all cleaning contracts held with the House...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to encourage growth of the bee population in England.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1133W, on bovine tuberculosis: disease control, in what month...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of bovine TB were confirmed in Kent in each of the last 10 years.

      Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the provision of country of origin information on menus in restaurants and cafeterias in Government...

      Cereal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effects of removal of Common Agricultural Policy subsidies from cereal producers...

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of the capacity of the farming industry to participate in the small companies research and...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of users of public forests were (a) walkers, (b) cyclists and (c) horse riders in the latest period for which...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects on local economic development of (a) cycling and (b) equestrian access to public...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to introduce regulations on corporate greenhouse gas reporting.

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress her Department has made in reducing risks to the health of farm animals.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on the resumption of the transport of live animals in 2011; and...

      Trees: Phytophthora Ramorum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action her Department is taking to eradicate (a) Phytophthora ramorum and (b) Phytophthora kernoviae in trees.

      Water: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures the Environment Agency has put in place to implement the recommendations of the National Audit Office in its...

      Water: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the effects of water companies on the natural environment.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • UK-Turkey Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of bilateral relations between the UK and Turkey; and if he will make a statement.

    • Middle East

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

      Ivory Coast

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

      Council of Europe: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff were employed by each institution of the Council of Europe for the purposes of (a) communication and (b)...

      Council of Europe: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff were employed at each grade by (a) the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights in each of the last...

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Vacancies

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

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department’s consular support to British nationals involved in...

      European External Action Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the current staffing level is of the European External Action Service; and what the expected full staffing level is of that...

      Exports: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the risks associated with the export of asbestos from Commonwealth states to other Commonwealth states at the...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government of Gibraltar received from his Department in each of the last five years.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the dispute involving the Spanish police and the Royal Gibraltar Police; and if he will make a...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist the residents of Camp Ashraf.

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Iraqi ambassador about recent attacks on Camp Ashraf by the Iraqi army.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 4 April 2011 about a constituent.

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on actions by the Palestinian Authority to honour Palestinian citizens that have participated in...

      Sri Lanka: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on voter registration of displaced civilians in the north of Sri Lanka during that country's recent...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of civil society in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the role of the military in civilian life in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on media freedom in Sri Lanka.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Royal Ulster Constabulary: Catholicism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary were (a) Catholic and (b) Protestant at the time it was disbanded.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions Ministers in his Department have had in the Council of Ministers on (a) the European Aviation Safety Agency and (b) Flight Time...

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ensure that Network Rail take steps to reduce delays and cancellations caused by the freezing of the third electrified rail on South East...

  • Justice

    • Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions (a) antisocial behaviour orders, (b) acceptable behaviour contracts, (c) warnings, (d) individual support plans, (e) action plan...

    • Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions have been brought and (b) fixed penalty notices have been issued by (i) police and (ii) local authorities for (A) fly-tipping,...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been prosecuted for driving a car while uninsured in each police authority area in the East of England in each year since 2006.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many drivers have been prosecuted for (a) offences under sections (i) 3 and (ii) 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and (b) failing to stop after an...

      Human Trafficking: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to increase the length of sentences for traffickers in forced labour cases for the purposes of ensuring that sentences passed (a)...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders on (a) probation and (b) licence have travelled abroad unsupervised in each of the last three years.

      Police: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are being held in police cells; at what cost; and how many have been so held in (a) England and Wales and (b) each police force area...

      Prison Service: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Prison Service's policy on zero tolerance on violence; (2) what checks are in place to...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost per prisoner place in each private sector prison (a) including and (b) excluding any capital repayment element in...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much disinvestment he expects will be required from each private sector prison in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Prisons: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what level of efficiency savings he expects each of the public sector prisons to achieve in each of the next five years.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people visiting prisons were found to be in possession of illegal drugs in each year since 2007-08; how many such people were referred to the...

      Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on super-injunctions issued in relation to the right to privacy; and if he will make a statement.

      Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to amend the law on privacy.

      Secure Accommodation: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library copies of the most recent reports by Youth Justice Board performance monitors on the secure estate.

      Secure Accommodation: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse arising from the closure of facilities in the youth justice secure estate in each...

      Sentencing: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women who formerly served in the armed forces are serving a custodial sentence in prisons in England and Wales; and how many such prisoners have...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) 15, (b) 16 and (c) 17-year-olds were given custodial sentences in each police force area since 2009; and what the average length was of such...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, column 309W, on the BBC, what progress has been made on proposals...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to facilitate competition in the deployment of superfast broadband.

      Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when Ofcom expects to publish the Initial Obligations Code.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many students from (a) the UK and (b) Bassetlaw constituency have been offered internships in his Department since 8 May 2010.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what remuneration his Department offers interns.

      Digital Economy Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will publish a timetable for the implementation of the Digital Economy Act 2010.

      Digital Economy Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when the review of Section 17 of the Digital Economy Act 2010 will report.

      English Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether English Heritage plans to tender for the digitisation of aerial surveys undertaken in the 1940s.

      House of European History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department plans to loan any exhibits to the House of European History project.

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to assist children to use the Internet safely.

      Local Press: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the level of competitiveness in the local newspaper supply chains in England.

      National Lottery: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will direct (a) his Department and (b) the National Lottery Commission to undertake an investigation into the rules...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to publish details of compensation available for businesses affected by the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has considered the merits of funding a programme of advice and support for small businesses in the regulated zones...

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on funding for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup; and if he will make a statement.

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that the North West benefits from the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had on Warrington's bid to host matches for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup; and if he will make a...

      UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the merits of launching a review of film policy following the abolition of the UK Film Council.

      White List

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) for how long he expects the White List to remain suspended; (2) what plans he to introduce a replacement for the White...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what legal advice she has received on the effect on local authority licensing arrangements of the introduction of a (a) voluntary and (b)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there were for being drunk and disorderly of defendants aged 10 to 17 years in (a) England and Wales and (b) each...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the establishment of limits on the pain which laboratory animals are permitted to experience for experimental purposes...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long, on average, the UK Border Agency took to process an asylum application in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Asylum: North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applications were received from residents of (a) Mauritania, (b) Morocco, (c) Algeria, (d) Tunisia, (e) Libya and (f) Egypt...

      COE Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the issue of the paper on Criminalisation of migration in Europe: human rights implications issued by the...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a person with an unspent conviction who is thereby prohibited from making an application for funds under the domestic violence rule...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests and (b) prosecutions for (i) being drunk and disorderly, (ii) being found drunk on a highway, public place or on...

      Crime Prevention: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department allocated to Positive Futures in each year since 2008-09; and how much funding she has allocated to that...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what proportion of incidents of violence against the person resulted in (a) no injuries, (b) a minor bruise or black eye,...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Bury St Edmunds constituency in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in (a) her Department and (b) the Criminal Records Bureau in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what websites her Department operates.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of her Department did not achieve an acceptable assessment grade in an annual report in the most recent reporting year for...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff surveys her Department has undertaken in the last 12 months; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Departmental Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies spent on telecommunications in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students from (a) the UK and (b) Bassetlaw constituency have been offered internships in her Department since 8 May 2010.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consult children’s and refugee charities on appointments to the Family Returns Panel.

      Detention Centres: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children remained in one parent's care while the other parent was detained for immigration purposes (a) in the most recent period...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for discrimination in respect of (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation were brought against the Criminal Records...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules, HC 908, whether the prohibition on making an application under the domestic...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued in respect of vehicles operated by her Department and its agencies in the last five years; and...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted for driving cars while uninsured in each police authority area in the East of England in each year since 2008.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on car hire other than from the Government Car Service in each year since 1997; and whether her Department...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Mr Field) of 7 March 2011, Official Report, columns 872-3W, on...

      Imitation Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many replica firearms were confiscated in each police force area in each of the last 10 years.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives have been recovered in knife amnesty initiatives in each police force area in each of the last 10 years.

      Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have spent on the (i) design and production of new logos and (ii) employment of external (A)...

      Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many suspected sham marriages were referred to the UK Border Agency by marriage registrars and clergy in the last 12 months for which...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to respond to the letter of 4 April 2011 from the hon. Member for Walsall North about a constituent,...

      Missing Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports police forces received of children (a) of each age and (b) of each sex missing from home in each of the last three years.

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each police force area were convicted for possessing or distributing prohibited weapons or ammunition in England and Wales...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in the number of special constables serving in each police force area in England and Wales has been since March 2010.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police constables Northumbria police employed in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Police: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police authorities reported at least one special severance payment in the last 12 months for which figures are available; (2)...

      Repatriation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any people detained under immigration rules offered to pay for their return flights to their country of origin in the last year for...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals (a) convicted of a sex offence, (b) imprisoned for more than 12 months for violence and (c) assessed as being high risk...

      Third Sector: Home Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2011, Official Report, column 1218W, on third sector, what information her Department holds on the...

      Vetting: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the fee charged by the Criminal Records Bureau for a Criminal Records Bureau check has been increased; and what the...

      Vetting: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons aged under 18 years have had Criminal Records Bureau checks in each year since 2008-09.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parliamentary questions for written answer her Department took longer than 10 days to answer in each of the last three years.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the (a) name and (b) address is of each building owned by his Department; and what the estimated monetary value is of each such building.

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what advice his Department provides to those wishing to (a) work as an intern, (b) undertake a work experience placement and (c) work as a volunteer in...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the awarding of Scottish contracts to private companies as part...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions before the awarding of Work programme contracts covering Scotland.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of the Scottish voluntary sector to discuss Work programme contracts; and what the outcome was of those discussions.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what advice her Department provides to those wishing to (a) work as an intern, (b) undertake a work experience placement and (c) work as a volunteer in her...

  • Prime Minister

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of his Department's performance against objectives for efficiency savings in respect of affordable...

    • Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at which restaurants in London meals have been paid for using public funds by the Audit Commission in the last 18 months.

      Brighton and Hove: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many ring-fenced grants provided by his Department were available for Brighton and Hove city council to claim in (a)...

      Community Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget was of his Department and its predecessors for supporting communities in each of the last 10 years; and what...

      Construction: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many meetings his Department has had with representatives of TrustMark in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what arrangements are in place to ensure that the proposed changes to the Firefighters Pension Scheme are sustainable and...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords who will amend their...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure communication and coordination between communities on house-building strategies.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the report of the Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of statutory duties on local authorities concerning disabled children, young people, their...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account was taken of planned increases in employees' contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme in the local...

      Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to assist the development of open air markets.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Milton Keynes

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

      Non-Domestic Rates: St Albans

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

      Northern Rock: Newcastle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has received any representations on (a) the purchase by Newcastle City Council of the Northern Rock Tower and (b) the...

      Private Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the exemption from new regulations for small businesses announced in the 2011 Budget will apply to private sector landlords.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on local development frameworks following the abolition of...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department is providing to local authorities on consideration of renewable energy proposals following the...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will take steps to ensure that all areas formerly covered by regional spatial strategies are included in local...

      Vacant Land: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to paragraph 2.21 of The Plan for Growth, March 2011, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what meetings he has had with employee representatives from My Civil Service Pension prior to his announcement of 12 April 2011.

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to provide further information on proposed changes to the ownership structure of My Civil Service Pension.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 1040W, on departmental personnel, how many...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of military action in Afghanistan since 2001.

    • Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to provide assistance for armed forces personnel affected by (a) post traumatic stress and (b) physical trauma.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the ratio of officers to enlisted service personnel was in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force in (i) 1981, (ii) 1985,...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the monetary value of payments which would be lost to (a) armed forces veterans, (b) war widows and (c) injured soldiers...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reverse his decision to change the index used for armed forces pensions from retail prices index to consumer prices index.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on his decision to reduce pensions and benefits payments for war widows and injured soldiers; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people resident in (a) Glenrothes constituency and (b) Fife are in receipt of (i) a war pension and (ii) payments from the Armed Forces...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the legal advice received by his Department on the enlistment of minors in the UK armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel under the age of 18 have required medical treatment for training-related injuries in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) name and (b) address is of each building owned by his Department; and what the estimated monetary value is of each such building.

      Ex-servicemen: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to help former military service personnel find civilian employment.

      Ex-servicemen: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements are in place to enable servicemen and women who are discharged whilst overseas to travel home.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) air to surface missiles, (b) air to air missiles, (c) ship to surface missiles and (d) ship to air missiles have been fired by UK forces...

      Prince William: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) funding and (b) resources his Department has allocated to activities related to the royal wedding.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of how much and what proportion of the (a) total lending to businesses and (b) lending for 2011 above 2010 levels set out in...

    • Business: Universities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many meetings representatives of his Department held with senior university staff in each month in 2011 at which the relationship between...

      Construction Industry Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of the abolition of the Construction Industry Scheme team on (a) the incidence of...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many students from (a) the UK and (b) Bassetlaw constituency have been offered internships in his Department since 8 May 2010.

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Financial Statement of 23 March 2011, Official Report, column 955, if he will publish the evidence on which the decision not to implement...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what further plans he has for the level of fuel duty in each year to 2015; (2) pursuant to the Budget Statement of 23 March 2011, what steps the...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1166W, on excise duties: fuel, for what reasons he is not applying to the European...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how he expects the fuel duty stabiliser introduced in the 2011 Budget will help stabilise petrol and diesel pump prices.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to page 26 of his Department’s Budget 2011 policy costings document, if he will publish the projections of future incomes based on the...

      PAYE: Parish Councils

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect on parish council budgets of the recent guidance issued by HM Revenue and Customs requiring such...

      RBS and Lloyds TSB

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate UK Financial Investments has made of the level of debt removed from the balance sheet by (a) RBS and (b) Lloyds TSB due to customer insolvency...

      RBS and Lloyds TSB

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on how many occasions (a) RBS and (b) Lloyds TSB have appointed insolvency practitioners in respect of small businesses since 8 May 2010; and what...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor to (a) open mail received and (b) take the action required on the correspondence...

      Revenue and Customs: Performance Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the length of time taken for HM Revenue and Customs to process (a) probate cases in England and Wales and (b) confirmation cases in...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of stamp duty land tax he estimates was collected from transactions made in Wales in each of the last five years.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people in the UK his Department estimates have incorrect tax codes; (2) what the cost to his Department was of issuing incorrect tax codes...

      Taxation: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) community-owned renewable energy schemes and (b) investment in renewables of the withdrawal of enterprise...

      Taxation: Self-employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the total (a) number and (b) monetary value was of financial penalties imposed on firms found to have incorrectly designated the status of...

      Taxation: Solar Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the solar power industry requesting meetings to discuss the solar power sector (a) before and (b) after the...

      Taxation: Solar Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff of his Department have expertise on solar power.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projection for business planning purposes HM Revenue and Customs has made of the number of 16 to 24-year-olds in employment in (a) 2011-12, (b)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas combined heat and power plant run by Alfagy Ltd at Hatherop;...

    • Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether energy purchased from a port landlord which is subject to a climate change agreement held by a tenant is also subject to the...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether steps to promote investment in carbon capture and storage in the UK were agreed at the clean emissions ministerial meeting in...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what date he expects the coal-fired power stations at (a) Kingsnorth, (b) Didcot A, (c) Ferrybridge and (d) Tilbury to close.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals for a standard ISO 9000 qualification for small and medium-sized enterprises seeking contracts from...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on the cost of ISO and Nuclear Standards certification required to meet pre-qualification...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what advice his Department provides to those wishing to (a) work as an intern, (b) undertake a work experience placement and (c) work...

      Electricity Generation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the levelised cost of each electricity generating technology; and what modelling assumptions...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) discussions and (b) correspondence (i) he and (ii) his officials have had on those parts of RIIO-T1 which relate to visual...

      Energy: Developing Countries

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

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects on a property’s value of a Green Deal finance package.

      Hinkley Point Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to increase the proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises in the South West able to bid for contracts at...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanism he has put in place to provide for independent monitoring of the effect of low-level radiation from nuclear energy...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on (a) nuclear energy and (b) other aspects of energy policy.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether he plans to extend nuclear power station emergency evacuation zones; (2) what plans he has for the future size of...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what quantities of operational (a) low, (b) intermediate and (c) high level nuclear waste have been created to date as a result of the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of energy generation came from (a) wind, (b) solar, (c) biomass, (d) tidal, (e) hydropower and (f) biofuels in the last...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what model his Department used to calculate the cost to the Exchequer of the Feed-in Tariff scheme for the purposes of the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his estimate is of the likely change in the number of jobs as a result of the proposed changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) investor confidence and (b) risk perception of proposed changes to the feed-in tariff...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) if his Department will put in place transitional arrangements to minimise financial disadvantage to investors and project...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department plans to offer compensation to individuals, community schemes and companies who may be financially disadvantaged...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the benefits to community interest companies and local charities from continuing the feed-in tariff for...

      Solar Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received on the provision of renewable energy grants for those parts of the UK with suitable conditions for...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of jobs lost as a result of the reduction in funding for the Warm Front...

  • Education

    • Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the national children's play strategy.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on proposals to widen the class of place in which abortions are permitted to take place.

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many abortions on the grounds of rectifiable disabilities were performed after 24 weeks' gestation in each of the last five years for which...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people being treated for alcohol addiction in each primary care trust are enrolled in (a) self help groups, (b) 12-step facilitation therapy, (c)...

      Anti-depressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England, (b) Newham and (c) West Ham constituency were prescribed anti-depressant medication in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and...

      Bowel Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to provide information to the public on the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has plans to support the development of holistic needs assessments and care planning for cancer patients to take account of...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to (a) maintain and (b) improve standards of local authority-run care homes.

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many cases the presence of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has been evident in biopsies carried out following the death of a patient with...

      Dementia: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will establish a public health campaign to provide information for the public on the links between lifestyle and risk of dementia.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) name and (b) address is of each building owned by his Department; and what the estimated monetary value is of each such building.

      Diamorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria an addict has to meet to be prescribed diamorphine by the NHS.

      Fluoride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to strategic health authorities on the factors to take into account in determining whether to use fluoride in the...

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations he has received on the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill from hon. Members representing constituencies in Scotland...

      Limb Reduction Deformity: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born with limb reduction deformity in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the commissioning of (a) high security, (b) medium security, (c) low security and (d) community forensic mental health services by...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve access to psychological therapies.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate has been made of average waiting times for cognitive behavioural therapy in NHS facilities in (a) Suffolk and (b) the rest of the country.

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 April 2011, Official Report, column 680W, on midwives, whether the figures provided in the answer include management staff.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the NHS East of England Specialised Commissioning Group in recruiting and appointing three neuromuscular care advisors for...

      Neurological Conditions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to implement the quality requirements set out in the National Services Framework for Long Term Neurological Conditions.

      Neurological Conditions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were recorded as having an acquired brain injury in each of the last six years; (2) how many people suffered a traumatic brain...

      Neuromuscular Services: South East England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the NHS South East Coast Specialised Commissioning Group on recruiting and appointing a neuromuscular care advisor for the...

      NHS Blood and Transplant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what in-house functions his Department is assessing as part of the review of NHS Blood and Transplant; whether members of the public are able to monitor...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects the (a) National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and (b) Advisory Group for National Specialist Services to develop a...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has considered piloting his proposed NHS reforms in one or more geographical areas.

      Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the change in the number of qualified nursing jobs in the NHS to 2015.

      Pesticides: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the incidence of pesticide poisoning was per 100,000 population in each region in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available;...

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on all prosthetic treatment in 2009-10.

      Surgery: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has taken account of the potential travel times to children's heart surgery units in determining the number and location of such units;...

      Surgery: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts takes into account co-location capabilities in its consultation on the...

      Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will (1) examine the (a) use of new tattoo removal products, including E-raze and (b) potential health effects of the use of such products; and if...

      Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider the merits of offering free immunization against hepatitis B to workers in the tattooing and piercing industries; and if he will make...

      Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider the merits of regulation of the sale of tattooing and body piercing equipment on auction websites; and if he will make a statement.

      Tobacco: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to ensure that organisations who engage with his Department on tobacco control which are linked to or receive funding from...

      UN Summit on Non-communicable Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will request that the Prime Minister attend the High Level UN Summit on Non-communicable Diseases on 19 to 20 September 2011.

  • International Development

    • British Overseas Territories: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the criteria of poverty reduction, results and value for money were used to determine the budget line for the Overseas Territories...

    • Conflict Prevention: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department provided in funding to the Conflict Pool in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Developing Countries: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much his Department has spent (a) directly and (b) through multilateral agencies on reducing the use of large-scale...

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution his Department (a) has made to the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme since 2009 and (b) plans to make to...

      Development Education: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the delivery of development education and global learning...

      Development Education: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria he uses to determine the level of funding his Department provides for organisations that provide development education in...

      Development Education: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultation his Department undertook before reaching its decision to end the core funding of Cyfanfyd in Wales.

      Ethiopia: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's bilateral aid review, what estimate he has made of the cost of putting 2 million children into...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the outcomes were of the World Bank spring meetings held on 15 to 17 April; and if he will make a statement.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department plans to allocate to the Central Emergency Relief Fund in each year to 2013.

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he raised the issue of the World Bank's funding of fossil fuel projects at the World Bank spring meetings in April 2011.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of applications received for the International Citizen Service were from people on low incomes.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many applications his Department has received for the International Citizens Service to date.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Absent Voting: Fraud

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to minimise fraud in postal voting for the 2011 elections and referendum; and if he will make a statement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Further Education: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Young People's Learning Agency and (b) Skills Funding Agency on monitoring...

    • Hair Extensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether measures are in place to ensure that hair used for hair extensions in the UK does not come from disabled people in...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2011, Official Report, column 306W, on local enterprise partnerships (LEPs), what the role of...

      Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what regulations or rules govern the use of the words ‘parliament' or ‘parliamentary' in the name or title of...

      Shareholders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps he is taking to promote the pursuit of enlightened shareholder value by institutional investors; (2) whether he...

      Shareholders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the case for a cross-departmental review of the fiduciary...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what budget was allocated to communicating student finance arrangements to prospective students in each year from 1999-2000 to...

      Unionlearn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, columns 720-22W, on trade unions: training, if he will publish a...

      Unionlearn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, columns 720-22W, on trade unions: training, under what budget headings...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the name is of each public information advertising campaign run by his Department in 2010-11; and how much it has spent on (a) press and...

    • Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking in its communications to provide for people who are unable to read printed text but can read via e-mail...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of staff in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies was registered disabled in each of the last five years.

      Employers' Liability Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 965W, on employers’ liability insurance, on what date he plans to...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate has been made of the number of recipients of contributory employment and support allowance in the work-related activity...

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the subcontractors to the prime contractors for the Work Programme in Scotland; which such subcontractors operate in the (a)...

      Employment Schemes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what involvement the Scottish Government has had in the design and delivery of the Work Programme to address issues specific to Scotland.

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the compatibility with the provisions of EU competition law of setting a requirement in tender criteria for the...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism he proposes to use to ensure that at least 30 per cent. of contracts awarded through the Work Programme are directed to...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the tender criteria for the award of Work Programme contracts contained an explicit requirement that a minimum percentage of contracts...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households that will be subject to the total cap on benefit entitlement which live in (a) private...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether bedroom size will be taken into account when determining whether to apply a reduction in housing benefit to social tenants judged to be...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the number of bedrooms in a property will be calculated in order to apply any reduction in housing benefit for social tenants determined as...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants were in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit only, (b) incapacity benefit in combination with any other benefit, broken down by...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on incapacity benefit in (a) each region of England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in the most recent period for...

      Jobcentre Plus: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unfilled senior care worker posts are listed at Jobcentre Plus.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers who missed interview sessions were contacted by jobcentre staff to prompt their attendance during the Newcastle jobcentre...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets are set for jobcentre staff in respect of referring jobseekers for sanctions; what criteria are used; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many payments for jobseeker’s allowance were terminated (a) as a result of employment and (b) for other reasons in (i) each London...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish his Department's assessment of the effect on child poverty of his proposal to reduce the additional financial support within...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in benefits to people domiciled outside the UK in each of the last three years.

      Social Security Benefits: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will consider the merits of allowing people with an autism spectrum disorder to appoint an independent advocate to help them during the...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much benefit was paid to claimants in Airdrie and Shotts constituency in 2010-11; and what estimate has been made of the level of payments...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many of those estimated to face a delay in reaching state pension age of exactly two years as a result of the proposed new timetable...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department's consultation document, A state pension for the 21st century, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who will experience a delay in their state pension age of more than a year as a result of the proposed timetable for...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the budget allocated for the implementation of the revised work capability assessment (WCA) includes the cost of implementing any...

  • House of Lords

    • Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current estimate of how many people do not claim benefits to which they are entitled; what is the value of unclaimed benefits in total and by benefit...

    • Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which benefits do not require means-testing; and what is the purpose of each benefit.

      Church of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in addition to canon law, the Church of England is required to comply with any other legislation in the administration of its affairs.

      Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require Ofgem to determine whether renewable energy projects being installed under the feed-in tariff scheme qualify as single or multiple sites...

      Energy: Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require Ofgem to set a standard tariff level for the grid assessments required from district network operators before microgeneration projects...

      Terrorism Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to placing the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda in the Schedule 2 list of terrorist organisations under the...

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