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Written answers

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General how many first class rail journeys were undertaken by staff in his Department between April 2010 and April 2011; and what the total cost was of such journeys.

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Attorney-General what advice the Law Officers' Departments provides to those wishing to (a) work as an intern, (b) undertake a work experience placement and (c) work as a volunteer in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General when he expects the Crown Prosecution Service to publish its public policy statement on the prosecution of cases involving human trafficking.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Dept of the Serjeant at Arms

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many members of the Serjeant at Arms Directorate there are in each payband.

  • Leader of the House

    • Divisions

      To ask the Leader of the House how many divisions in the House of Commons took place after midnight in each session since 1980-81.

    • Oral Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will reverse his decision to reduce the time allocation for question time for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to 45 minutes.

  • Prime Minister

  • Wales

    • Departmental Buildings

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

  • Scotland

    • Oil and Gas: Supplementary Charge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on Scotland of the change to the supplementary charge on profits on oil...

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the recent contracts awarded for the Work programme in Scotland.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the implementation in Scotland of the Government's proposals for...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on forestry policy.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had on the improvement of cross-border roads serving Hexham and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Business Premises: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the effects on new businesses of high commercial rents; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what provision is made in his Department’s comprehensive spending review spending settlement for tax increment financing...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how often he expects to evaluate the success of enterprise zones; and what performance measure he plans to use for such evaluations.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to take steps to ensure that businesses located in enterprise zones do not substitute capital inputs for labour.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has identified potential high value investors that he plans to attract to enterprise zones.

      Enterprise Zones: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what provision he has made for funding the development of superfast broadband in the proposed enterprise zones.

      Enterprise Zones: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Blackpool South of 1 April 2011, Official Report, column 530W, on enterprise...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department’s Corporate Procurement Division has issued to fire authorities in the last 12 months.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to fire authorities on the ethical implications of (a) domestic and (b) overseas...

      Fire Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many former Chief Fire Officers (CFO) took up posts in the private sector in each of the last 10 years for which information...

      Housing: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether he has considered the merits of making the completion of housing needs assessments for all age groups and across...

      Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the general competency arrangements to be introduced under the provisions of the Localism Bill will allow local...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to implement further planning reforms in addition to those within enterprise zones as part of the Government's...

      Planning: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to publish a definition of sustainable development prior to the commencement of the National...

      Social Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were on waiting lists for housing in each London borough in each of the last three years for which figures...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much and what proportion of the total lending and additional lending to businesses for 2011 above the level in 2010 set out in the Project Merlin...

    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish the full design document for the Equitable Life compensation scheme.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to begin.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to report to Parliament his assessment of the amount of tax revenue forgone by the Government as a result of the tax position...

      Stocks and Shares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to bring forward proposals to protect the public and investors from irregularities concerning the issuing of asset-backed commercial paper...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Australia and New Zealand: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals took up residence in (a) Australia and (b) New Zealand in each of the last five years.

    • Bahrain: Politics and Government

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

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Khartoum: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of human rights abuses in response to recent protests in Khartoum.

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the findings of the report of the UN Secretary-General's...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has to contribute to cross-Government coordiantion of operationalisation of the final report of the UN...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his counterpart in Yemen on the demonstration on 18 April 2011.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many apprentices (a) his Department and (b) the arm’s length bodies for which he is responsible employed on the...

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when the Creative Industry Council plans to hold its first meeting; how regularly it plans to meet subsequently; and whether...

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what his policy objective is on widening access for underrepresented groups in art and cultural activities; (2) what...

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has held with the Secretaries of State for (a) Education and (b) Business, Innovation and Skills on...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) the BBC Trust and (c) other media organisations on...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has set a target for the proportion of the population to have access to high-speed broadband.

      Film: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether any winners of Academy Awards in 2011 received support from his Department in the last three years.

      Film: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether any UK Bafta Award winners in 2011 received support from his Department in the last three years.

      Horserace Totalisator Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what provisions he has put in place to prevent all or part of the Tote being re-sold shortly after its future is...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many lottery terminals there are in England; and how many of these are in supermarket-owned premises.

      NDPBs: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the total monetary value is of (a) bonus and (b) special payments paid to (i) executive directors and (ii) members of...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what fee will be paid to Ofcom for the use of spectrum holdings held by (a) Vodafone, (b) Telefonica and (c) Everything...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when the method for calculating the fees paid by mobile operators to Ofcom for the use of radio spectrum was last revised.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what fee was paid to Ofcom in each financial year between 2007-08 and 2010-11 for the use of 1800 MHz spectrum by (a) Orange...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what fee was paid to Ofcom in each financial year between 2007-08 and 2010-11 for the use of 900 MHz spectrum by (a) Vodafone...

      Olympic Games 2012: Folk Dance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with representatives of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games the inclusion...

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on the Government's proposal to move the May day bank holiday.

      UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the cost of closing the UK Film Council.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change: Australia and New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Australian and (b) New Zealand government on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

    • Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many smart meters were installed into domestic properties in each of the last 24 months; how many domestic properties he estimates...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has assessed the merits of deploying a standard smart meter containing uniform technology.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) energy companies and (b) households of introducing smart meters; (2) whether he has...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last discussed the roll-out of smart meters with representatives from the energy industry.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average cost to energy retailers of supplying and installing a smart (a) gas and (b) electricity meter.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the introduction of smart metering facilitates a wider choice of tariff structures.

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the Green Deal marketplace to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of homes that will be brought up to standard under the Green Deal in Swindon.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the reduction in carbon emissions from housing stock resulting from the introduction of the Green Deal if (a) 10%...

      Oil: Refineries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency scheme on the operating costs...

      Oil: Refineries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what plans he has to reduce the UK’s reliance on imports of diesel and jet fuel; (2) what recent assessment he has made of...

      Oil: Refineries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent meetings he has had with oil refinery owners to discuss (a) future investment in the sector, (b) skills development and (c)...

      Oil: Refineries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the membership of the Downstream Oil Industry Forum is; and on what occasions it has met since May 2010.

      Thorium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what plans he has for the future of thorium-based technology in the UK; and if he will make a statement; (2) what plans he has...

  • Transport

    • Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2011, Official Report, columns 451-52W, on the Blue Badge Scheme, if he will provide funding to local authorities...

    • Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the future of the (a) pension and (b) other entitlements of employees of his Department's Shared Service Centre in the event that...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in his Department were in the Civil Service redeployment pool on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many of these...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what requirements he plans to place on any private provider in respect of the location of his Department's Shared Service Centre and its...

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to his Department's consultation document on High Speed 2, page 119, if he will consider making provision for property blight...

      Transport: Finance

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

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to what extent (a) regional input into transport policy and (b) funding decisions on projects in regions are devolved in England.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Bread: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has conducted research into the sale of bread below cost price.

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what comparative assessments he has made of the (a) size and (b) contribution to the economy of UK mid-cap businesses.

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to assist small businesses following the closure of the Business Link advice service.

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on small businesses of the closure of the Business Link advice service.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding the Medical Research Council provided for research into (a) leukaemia, (b) brain cancer, (c) lung cancer, (d)...

      Community Interest Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many community interest companies were registered in each region in each of the last 10 years.

      Construction: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what information his Department holds on the number of pieces of work carried out by bodies accredited to the TrustMark...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 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 Business, Innovation and Skills how many of his ministerial team have been issued with (a) an Oyster card and (b) a (i) monthly and (ii) annual travel card valid...

      Earthquakes: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will assess the potential effects of the recent East Japan earthquake on manufacturing production in the UK; (2)...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to section 2.109 of the Plan for Growth, what criteria he plans to use to identify small and medium-sized...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial provision he has made for contracts for Business Coaching for Growth services; and what assessment he has made of...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to allow venture capital firms to tender for contracts for Business Coaching for Growth services.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to set successful outcome targets for firms awarded contracts as service providers for Business Coaching for Growth.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what measure he plans to use to assess progress against each of the measureable benchmarks set out in The Plan for Growth.

      Economic Growth: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria he used in the selection of outside bodies to work with his Department on consideration of the effect of EU...

      Economic Growth: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from GlaxoSmithKline on the effects of the implementation of EU legislation on growth and...

      Economic Growth: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects his Department's consideration of the effect of EU legislation on growth opportunities to be completed; and what...

      Environment Protection: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, column 715W, on low-carbon products: intellectual property, whether it...

      EU External Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what his policy is on the proposal for data exclusivity for generic drugs in the EU-India Free Trade Agreement; (2) what...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to align applications for the second round of the Regional Growth Fund to applications for the...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Plan for Growth, page 65, by what mechanism the Government will play a significant role in deciding which...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of extending the right to request flexible working to parents of children over 18 on...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his timetable is for extending flexible working to all.

      Gold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Office of Fair Trading has taken to investigate practices of gold buying companies.

      Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether information will be included in the Key Information Set for students on the number of students from each higher education...

      Hallmarking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Birmingham Assay Office on his proposals for the future of hallmarks.

      Higher Education: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average household income in each socio-economic band used by his Department to monitor levels of...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of children (a) in receipt of and (b) not in receipt of free school meals went on to higher...

      Higher Education: Reading Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of schools in Reading East constituency sent at least one pupil to the University of (a) Oxford and...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the intellectual property review by Ian Hargreaves to be published.

      Music: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department's Higher Education White Paper will include provision for funding for specialist music institutions.

      Power Line Technology Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints his Department has received in respect of power line technology devices in the last 12 months.

      RBS and Lloyds TSB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies have been declared insolvent as a result of insolvency procedures instigated by (a) RBS and (b) Lloyds TSB in...

      RBS and Lloyds TSB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with (a) UK Financial Investments Ltd, (b) RBS and (c) Lloyds TSB on the use of insolvency...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Blackpool South of 7 December 2010, Official Report, columns 245-46W, on regional...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which regional development agency assets in each (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) local enterprise partnership area are...

      Regional Growth Fund: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what schemes have been submitted to the regional growth fund from the Sheffield city region; and what the status is of each scheme.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much each (a) funding council and (b) research council paid to each university in each of the last 10 years.

      Science and Innovation Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the future of the Science and Innovation Network; and if he will make a statement.

      Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on trends in (a) levels of lending and (b) the cost of finance to small and medium-sized...

      Start Up Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the organisers of the Start Up Britain campaign.

      Start Up Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how he expects Start Up Britain to work with his Department to promote business start-ups in the UK.

      Start Up Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has estimated the average sum which a new business subscribing to Start Up Britain services will be...

      Start Up Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many new startup businesses he expects to be established as a result of the information provided through the Start Up Britain...

      Start Up Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial contribution his Department has made to the creation and maintenance of the Start Up Britain website since its...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether a foundation degree followed by a BA degree is classed as an end-on course; and whether such courses will be exempt from...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the level of fraud in applications for loans made to the Student Loans Company; and if he...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of successful applicants for student loans for tuition fees in each decile of...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the likely level of non-repayment of student loans taken out to fund university tuition fees at an average...

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what powers he plans to provide to the proposed groceries code adjudicator; and if he will make a statement.

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what process will be used for the appointment of the proposed groceries code adjudicator; and if he will make a statement.

      Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider the merits of the regulation of the online sale of DIY tattoo kits; and if he will make a statement.

      TrustMark

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

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Sustainable Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanism her Department has established to continue the work on animal health and welfare previously conducted by the...

    • Biomass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the forthcoming revision of the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol in relation to black carbon; whether she has...

      Coastal Erosion: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much will be spent on Kent's coastal defences by the Environment Agency in each of the four years commencing 2011-12....

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) actual and (b) full-time equivalent staff have left her Department and its executive agencies since 31 January 2011.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials in her Department have been appointed on a fixed-term contract for each job title and at each grade since...

      Dogs: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her policy is on the introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs; (2) what her policy is on the permanent...

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on the adoption of an EU common position on the level of...

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to discourage future legal ivory sales within the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what reports she has received on the killing of elephants in Chad in March and April 2011; and what support her Department is...

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government is taking to deter UK tourists from bringing illegal ivory souvenirs into the UK.

      EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the evidence presented by the European Commission on whether the Saharawi people were...

      Food: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to limit the amount of fresh produce discarded by supermarkets.

      Horse Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the likely compliance with EU requirements of a regulation stipulating that horse passports should be...

      National Environment White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason the publication of the (a) National Environment White Paper and (b) Water White Paper has been delayed; and...

      Nature Conservation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what projects in the UK have received funding from the EU Life+ programme.

      Rivers: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the proportion of rivers in Lancashire that are free for use as thoroughfares for canoeists and other...

      Salmon: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what requirements her Department has put in place in respect of the frequency of reporting of levels of sea lice infestation...

      Sustainable Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms exist for her Department to obtain independent advice about rural issues in the English regions following the...

      Sustainable Food and Farming Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements are in place for implementation of policies across the land-based sector following the abolition of the...

      Sustainable Food and Farming Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings she held with the Sustainable Food and Farming Strategy regional chairman before taking the decision to abolish...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Accountability: Police

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department to discuss the regulation of elections for directly-elected police and crime...

    • Mayors

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to discuss the regulation of referendums for directly-elected mayors...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, columns 871-2W, on voluntary organisations, how his Department plans to measure the...

    • Charities: Kent

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many organisations have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded an allocation from the Transition Fund in (i) Chatham and Aylesford constituency, (ii)...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of paper and office supplies used in 10 Downing street were from (a) renewable, (b) recycled or (c) sustainable sources in the latest...

      Low Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) women and (b) men had earnings below the lower earnings limit in each of the last five years.

      Public Data Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects the proposed Public Data Corporation to be established; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Data Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which (a) Government organisations, (b) datasets and (c) licensing arrangements he expects to come within the remit of the proposed Public Data Corporation.

      Public Data Corporation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) remit and (b) activities will be of the proposed Public Data Corporation.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Office for Civil Society is taking to prevent any disproportionate negative effects on black and minority ethnic organisations in the...

  • Justice

    • First Tier Tax Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases went to the first tier tax tribunal or its predecessor in each year from 2005 to 2010; and what the outcome of the tribunal process was in...

    • Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has carried out an equality impact assessment of the effect of proposed court closures on (a) women and (b) children under 16 years.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of court closures on the time taken to (a) initiate and (b) complete in care proceedings in England and Wales.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) convictions, (b) cautions and (c) fixed penalty notices there have been in respect of people arrested for speeding offences in Suffolk (i)...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for offences under wildlife protection legislation in each criminal justice area in the most recent year for which...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many drivers convicted of driving when under the influence of alcohol or drugs in each police authority area in the East of England in each year...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many Employment and Support Allowance appeals were adjourned in each year since October 2008; what proportion of the total number of appeals...

      Judiciary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse was of a case heard by (a) a magistrate and (b) a district judge in the latest period for which figures are...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for legal aid from residents in Lincoln constituency were granted in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to the retention of legal aid in private family law proceedings for parties assessed as unsuitable for mediation where...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effects on law firms specialising in clinical negligence cases of his planned reduction in the legal aid budget.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the funding of disbursements in (a) clinical negligence, (b) family law and (c) child care cases after such cases are withdrawn...

      Legal Aid: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on (a) the number and proportion of recipients of legal aid who are single parents and (b) the matters in respect...

      Long Term Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate has been made of the average length of time served by people sentenced to a life term in prison.

      Long Term Prisoners: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which court cases the court has considered making a declaration of incompatibility under section 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 after finding a...

      Magistrates: Expenses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what account he took of trends in the price of motor fuel in making his proposals for changes to travel expenses payable to voluntary magistrates.

      Magistrates: Expenses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much on average a voluntary magistrate claimed in expenses for one day's court sitting in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Magistrates: Expenses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on his proposals for changes to the travel and subsistence expenses for voluntary magistrates.

      Police: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases of corruption involving prison officers which involved illegal drugs there were in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prisoner on prisoner and (b) prisoner on officer assaults were recorded in each prison in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the differences in reconviction rates in (a) England and Wales and (b) Denmark; and if he will make a statement.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what visits Ministers in his Department have made to Denmark on the subject of reconviction rates in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of shoplifting led to (a) a caution and (b) a conviction resulting in (i) probation and (ii) a custodial sentence in each...

      Social Security Benefits: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many benefits tribunals took place in each year since 1997.

      Tribunals: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made an estimate of the likely required change in staffing levels for work relating to benefit tribunals in the comprehensive spending...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persistent young offenders are registered; how many offences have been recorded where the offender was a persistent young offender in each year...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) 15, (b) 16 and (c) 17-year-olds were on remand in each police authority area in each year since 2005; and how many went on to serve a prison...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded in respect of retailers selling alcohol to those aged under 18 years in each year since 2006; how many police...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make representations to the European Commission to bring forward proposals for the review of European Directive 2010/63/EU to...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of asylum seekers who were refused asylum on their original claim did not appeal the refusal decision in (a) 2008, (b) 2009...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases of offences of causing actual bodily harm police cautions were issued in each of the last five years; and in what...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-geographic telephone numbers are in use by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies; what services can be accessed by calling...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on flights (a) within England and (b) outside the UK in each of the last five years.

      EU Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has discussed with her European counterparts the (a) definition and (b) legal status of irregular migrants; and whether she has...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of requests received by her Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 gave rise to responses published by her...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies spent on hotel and other such accommodation for staff (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad...

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) charges, (b) prosecutions, (c) fines and (d) cautions there have been for breaches of the Hunting Act 2004 in each police force...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress the UK Border Agency has made in locating and correcting the immigration status document of Mr Khuy, of St Albans.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 27 April 2011 on the Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2011, when she expects...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many allegations of rape were reported to the police by (a) women and (b) men in each year since 2007-08; how many reports of rape...

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of shoplifting in the East of England in each year since 1997 in each parliamentary constituency; and how many of these...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Incapacity Benefit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals by claimants against decisions on non-entitlement to incapacity benefit there have been in each year since 2000; what the...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether any additional provision is to be made for local authorities to whose areas troops returning from overseas bases will settle; (2) what...

    • Armed Forces: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which Minister in his Department authorised the inclusion of the armed forces in contingency plans for dealing with industrial unrest at UK...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of new recruits to the armed forces were under 18 years of age in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many people of each sex under...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the (a) bacon and (b) eggs purchased by his Department since 7 May 2010 came from producers meeting UK animal welfare standards.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department's computer systems have been targeted by the Stuxnet virus since its emergence.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the contracts for the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy) Anti-Navire Légère system are to be renegotiated as part of the...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military equipment has had its life extended in response to the conflict in Libya; for how long the life of each item has been extended; on what...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what discussions (a) he and (b) (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Department have had with their NATO counterparts on arming the opposition...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what capability the Royal Navy has to regenerate the ability to lift a brigade-sized force by sea.

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2011, Official Report, column 436W, on piracy, whether there have been any recent changes to the naval doctrine on...

      UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the total level of resources his Department will provide for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1973.

  • International Development

    • Brazil: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his Brazilian counterpart on the construction of a hydroelectric dam in Brazil.

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Developing Countries: Cotton

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has contributed to the EU-Africa Partnership on cotton and its associated action plan.

      Developing Countries: Cotton

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what forms of support his Department provided for cotton producers in developing countries in 2010-11.

      Developing Countries: Cotton

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution his Department has made to the World Trade Organisation's aid for trade programmes for cotton producers.

      Developing Countries: Cotton

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the proposal in respect of cotton contained in paragraph 52 of the World Trade Organisation's revised draft...

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on permanency of the Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010; and if he will expand its remit to include other...

      Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the inclusion of increased investment in access to clean energy for the poorest people as an outcome in the new...

      Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will promote a reformed approach to the World Bank's work on climate change including a reduction in finance for fossil fuels;...

      Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the proposed ban on World Bank lending for new coal power projects to middle income countries; and whether he...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the monetary value was of aid received by each country in receipt of UK official development assistance in the last year for which...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost to the public purse was of the UK's official development assistance in the last year for which figures are available.

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has had any meetings since September 2010 with representatives of (a) Tesco, (b) Sainsbury’s, (c) Asda, (d) Morrisons...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the public revenue for the Turks and Caicos islands for each of the next five years.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the Turks and Caicos budget is currently assigned to benefit and welfare payments.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money was spent from the public purse on benefit and welfare payments in Turks and Caicos in each of the last five years.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that students accepted on International Citizen Service overseas projects are drawn from (a) a wide...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated to Voluntary Service Overseas in each of the last five years; and how much funding his...

  • Education

    • Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many cases in which the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service has intervened were not resolved after (a) 12 months, (b) 24...

    • Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many (a) fathers and (b) mothers have been denied access to their children as a result of a decision or recommendation from Children and...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the quality of reports provided by Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service to family courts.

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department holds information on levels of emotional intelligence in children.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 5 April 2011, Official Report, columns 767-68W, on departmental procurement, who appointed the Chair of the National...

      Employment Agencies

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

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) his Department and (b) the public purse of independent schools adopting free school status; (2)...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people entered formal post-16 education in (a) further education colleges and (b) school sixth forms in each of the last five academic years.

      Further Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that further education and sixth form colleges have access to data which enables them to assess whether pupils aged 16...

      Further Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to his statement of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 54 on post-16 education funding, what his source is for the figure of 12,000 16 to...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effect of levels of emotional intelligence on (i) behavioural, (ii)...

      Primary Education: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department plans to provide for the Reading Recovery programme up to 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding he has allocated to (a) £1,200 bursaries, (b) students currently in receipt of education maintenance allowance and (c) students...

      Unemployment: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will meet the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to discuss the effects of the Government’s policies on non-departmental public...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on (i) the earliest point in its development an unborn child will experience pain, (ii)...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which private sector clinics and hospitals provide abortions; how many beds there are in each facility; whether each facility is approved for (a) surgical...

      Alzheimer’s Disease: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training and support the NHS makes available for carers to improve care for those living with Alzheimer’s.

      Ambulance Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to the London Ambulance Service during the comprehensive spending review period; what assessment he has made of the...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the average stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis for people aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69,...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department is providing to the National Cancer Equality Initiative for the purposes of ensuring that measures to reduce inequality are...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of proposals by the National Cancer Intelligence Network to analyse existing cancer data sets according to the...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the National Cancer Intelligence Network's cancer equalities portal; and if he will assess how his Department is using the...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of levels of variation in the way the interim Cancer Drugs Fund has been spent and administered by different NHS trusts.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for future commissioning of the publication of cancer outcome data which are not included in the NHS outcome frameworks.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department allocated to research into cancer in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contribution (a) the National Commissioning Board and (b) GP consortia will make to promoting cancer research under his proposals for NHS reform.

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cataract operations were carried out on NHS patients by the private sector in each year since 1996-97 for which figures are available.

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the level of equality in access to clinical trials; and what steps he is taking to increase access for certain...

      Clostridium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of patients treated for clostridium difficile who experience a recurrence of symptoms; what research he has...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will prioritise pre-clinical and basic research into cause, diagnosis and early stage treatment when allocating funding for research into...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      General Practitioners: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many 084 telephone numbers are in use by GP surgeries in (a) Hampshire and (b) Southampton.

      Health Professions: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated for nursing, midwifery and other allied health professional education in each region in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c)...

      Health Professions: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many places at each university in England there were for nursery, midwifery and other allied health professional education in (a) pre-registration...

      Health Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage multi-disciplinary teams to undertake patient-level equality audits.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions his Department have had with (a) the Department for Education, (b) the Department for Communities and Local Government, (c) the...

      Health Services: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) medical and (b) non-medical staff were employed by (i) John Radcliffe hospital, (iii) NHS Oxfordshire primary care trust and (iii) the NHS in...

      Health Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bowel cancer screening appointments are outstanding at University Hospital North Staffordshire; what recent estimate has been made of average (a)...

      Health Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is available for (a) hip and (b) knee replacement operations at University Hospital North Staffordshire.

      Health Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staffing establishment is for each grade of health professional in maternity services at University Hospital North Staffordshire; what the...

      Hospitals: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to prevent NHS hospitals from closing.

      Low Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he and (b) any other representative of the Department has hosted any meeting with (i) Low Associates and (ii) any client of Low Associates in...

      Medical Equipment: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information his Department holds on the safety of counterfeit pulse oximeter sensors found in NHS hospitals; (2) what steps are being taken to...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England, (b) Newham and (c) West Ham constituency were diagnosed with a mental illness in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv)...

      Neurological Conditions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the location is of each NHS specialist neurological unit.

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of complaints referred to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman were upheld in the latest period for which figures...

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time taken to complete an independent investigation by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman was in the latest period for which...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of NHS staff in England were doctors in (a) 1981, (b) 1990, (c) 2000 and (d) 2010; (2) how many nurses worked in the NHS in England...

      Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of patients receiving NHS treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma in England per head of the population in each of the...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the list of specified conditions that qualify patients for a medical exemption certificate.

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in England with lost limbs in the latest period for which figures are available.

      St Helens and Whiston Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the details of the proposed tripartite agreement between St Helens and Whiston Hospital Trust, the strategic health authority and his...

      Tobacco: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's response to the consultation on the possible revision of the Tobacco Products Directive.

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with BAA to improve the ranking given to Heathrow Airport by passengers of 99th out of 146 of the world's principal airports.

    • Anti-social Behaviour: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the job titles of the constabulary, council or safety partnership employees authorised to enter names and addresses for the South Wales Constabulary's...

      Charities: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances it is possible to have an unregulated charity.

      Disabled People: Mobility Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Earl Attlee on 12 January (Official Report, cols. 1397-8), whether they are now able to announce a date for publication of the guidance...

      Energy: Carbon Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage reduction on current carbon emissions they expect each sector listed in the Department of Energy and Climate Change Carbon Plan to achieve as their...

      Energy: Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to avoid being fined £300 million by the European Commission later this year for failing to achieve the limits of particulate...

      Energy: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of recent reports from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and the National Nuclear Laboratory on the cost and safety benefits of the thorium...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made, or will introduce, to ensure that departments are informed of the impact of government policies on the regions.

      Health: Diabetic Macular Oedema

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of diabetic macular oedema in England in each of the past five years. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

      Health: Diabetic Macular Oedema

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of its commissioning reforms on the management of services for specialist ophthalmic conditions including diabetic...

      House of Lords: Moses Room

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what plans he has to make greater use of the Moses Room.

      Localism Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations have taken place or are taking place on aspects of the Localism Bill; what is the deadline for responses in each case; and what further...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Clinical Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the use of unlicensed comparators in assessments made of the clinical efficacy of treatments by the National Institute for Health and...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Clinical Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations regarding the impact on patient safety of the use of unlicensed comparators in clinical trials and assessments made by...

      Police Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated total cost of holding elections for police commissioners in England; and what would be the cost for each police authority.

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which department has missed the 10-working-day-response deadline the most for Questions for Written Answer since 12 May 2010; and why.

      Railways: European Train Management System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 5 April (WA 365), by how much the trial of ERTMS on the Cambrian trial area exceeded the originally estimated...

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 28 March (WA 226), whether, in light of the results of the Irish banking stress tests, they will review (a) their...

      South Wales Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to the South Wales Constabulary regarding the use of manpower and financial resources for the purpose of monitoring the location to...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Omar Awadh Omar has been interviewed by or on behalf of the British Security Service during his detention in Uganda.

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