Written answers

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice his Department provides for service personnel in respect of the preparations of their wills prior to operational duties overseas.

    • Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of armed forces personnel and their dependants who will be affected as a result of changes to public sector...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people aged under 21 in each year group were recruited to each of the armed services in each month since the date of the Strategic Defence and...

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the (a) first and (b) last Chinook HC.6 helicopter to be delivered into service.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department plans to cease to fund any of its functions over the period of the comprehensive spending review.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the unit cost of a UK (a) air to surface missile, (b) air to air missile, (c) ship to surface missile and (d) ship to air...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the middle east.

      Military Aircraft: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost per hour of using the (a) Harrier, (b) GR4 Tornado and (c) Apache in close air support operations was in the last 12 months for which...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of capability of terrorist organisations to mount an attack on a UK nuclear power plant; and what arrangements are in place...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has made to his French counterpart on the future joint development of ship submersible ballistic nuclear fleets.

      USA: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has provided funding for any development on US military bases in Great Britain in the last five years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the amount received in fines paid as a result of legal action arising from the work...

    • Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effects of the closure of her Department's legal team on the Department's work...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice her Department provides to those wishing to (a) work as an intern, (b) undertake a work experience placement and...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate she has made of the number of (a) homes, (b) business premises and (c) individuals resident in areas...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effects of its planned reductions in flood defence spending on (a) insurance...

      Floods: House Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on provision of flooding cover as a standard element of property insurance following the end of the...

      Floods: House Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) the Association of British Insurers, (b) the British Insurance...

      Floods: House Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with the Association of British Insurers on flood insurance from 2013.

      Floods: House Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department had made of the number of domestic properties in England at significant risk of flooding which...

      Floods: House Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2010, Official Report, columns 604-5, on flood control: finance, what progress she has...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on maintaining waterways in the last five years.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had on the maintenance of British waterways in the last five years.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what visits she has undertaken in an official capacity since 1 January 2011.

      Recycling: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will assess the effects on waste minimisation of introducing cash incentives for recycling; (2) if she will...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to protect seascapes from adverse effects arising from human activities in the marine environment.

      Thames Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department and its agencies have spent on managing the Thames estuary in each of the last five years.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department are participating in volunteering activities as part of her Department's...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Offices

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (John Thurso), representing the House of Commons Commission, when the decision was taken that adjustments or equipment for the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department plans to cease to fund any of its functions over the period of the comprehensive spending review.

    • Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to announce details of the financing for the Rugby League World Cup; and if he will make a statement.

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what definition his Department uses of functional equivalence in relation to relay services for deaf people.

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has made an assessment of (a) the possible conversion speed and (b) functional equivalence of (i) text relay...

  • Education

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to encourage adoption.

    • CAFCASS: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what level of qualification the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service requires for those staff it employs to assess cases.

      Confederation of British Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many meetings he has had with representatives of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss education and skills policy since his appointment.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many contracts his Department holds which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; to which contracts this applies; in...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department and its predecessors paid in (a) damages, (b) claimant costs and (c) defendant costs in respect of all civil claims brought...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the name is of each contractor or supplier of (a) mobile telephone and (b) mobile data services to his Department.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

      Education: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish the results of the review of March 2011 performance data of Torbay council’s children's services following the...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the number of young people who have been in foster care who have completed an undergraduate course in the...

      Schools Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education by what date he expects to announce allocation of funding for the school sport partnership for Crawley constituency.

  • International Development

    • Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of financial aid in respect of infrastructure projects in (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Niger, (c) Mozambique and (d) Liberia...

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) name and (b) country of origin is of each consultant engaged by his Department in (i) Sierra Leone, (ii) Liberia, (iii)...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many contracts his Department holds which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; to which contracts this...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what in-country work-based placements his Department's offices have provided to (a) undergraduates, (b) graduates and (c) government...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what performance indicators his Department plans to use to measure its progress in supporting girls in completing nine years of basic...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that education of girls is a departmental priority.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many girls does the Department plan to support to complete the nine years of basic education by the end of 2014.

      Guyana: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department plans to provide to Guyana to counter the effects of climate change in 2011-12.

      Guyana: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department plans to provide to Guyana in respect of recent floods.

      Guyana: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department plans to provide to Guyana for (a) education, (b) health care, (c) governance and (d) environmental...

      North Korea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) food aid and (b) other aid his Department gave to North Korea in the last period for which figures are available; and how...

      Pakistan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what arrangements are in place to ensure that funding from his Department for education in Pakistan is not used to support the teaching...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department provides for those living in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/65/272 on the strengthening of the management capacity of the...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the support to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon announced in February 2011 was allocated to rebuilding the Nahr el...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the humanitarian situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon; and what effect their...

      West Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which joint projects his Department is engaged in (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Liberia, (c) Mali, (d) Niger and (e) Mozambique in each year...

      West Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what inward investment activity his Department's offices in (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Liberia, (c) Mali, (d) Niger and (e) Mozambique have...

      West Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which projects funded by his Department in (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Liberia, (c) Mali, (d) Niger and (e) Mozambique cost over £5,000...

      West Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's aid budget for (a) Sierra Leone, (b) Liberia, (c) Mali, (d) Niger and (e) Mozambique was allocated...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will initiate a review of the guidance on myalgic encephalomyelitis provided to (a) new and (b) existing (i) assessors and (ii) other...

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he intends to apply a housing benefit deduction to social tenants deemed to be under-occupying their homes where a forthcoming change...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of claimants not currently eligible for housing benefit who will be affected by the proposed total household...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which benefit accounts for the largest proportion of welfare receipts of claimants likely to be affected by the proposed total housing benefit cap.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he made of the level of (a) private and (b) social housing rents in forming his estimate of the likely number of people that will...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has any plans to produce an equality impact assessment in respect of his proposed changes to support for mortgage interest using a...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to provide assistance to pensioners with outstanding mortgage debt; and if he will make a statement.

      National Employment Savings Trust Scheme: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason merchant seamen are excluded from the National Employment Savings Trust.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) new national insurance numbers were registered and (b) new workers there were in the UK in 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households where there has been multi-generational worklessness; and what proportion this...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which programmes of IT support for the implementation of universal credit have commenced to date.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisation is the lead provider for each programme of IT support for implementation of universal credit; what the estimated budget of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Nationals Abroad: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of European Criminal Records Information System in enabling exchange of...

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to cease to fund any of its functions over the period of the comprehensive spending review.

      United Nations General Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the resolution passed at the United Nations General Assembly to grant the EU higher participation...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Attorney-General how many contracts the Law Officers' Departments hold which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; to which contracts this applies; in which...

  • Transport

    • Aircraft: Seating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to review the regulations governing (a) the minimum size of and (b) distance between passenger seats applicable to...

    • Aviation: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with which representatives of (a) European and (b) UK organisations he has discussed the use of biofuels in aviation since May 2010; and if he will...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had with (a) airlines and (b) pilots' representatives since May 2010.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department classifies bio-ethanol as a second generation biofuel; and if he will make a statement.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department plans to conduct its consultation on the inclusion of bio-methanol as a biofuel classified as eligible for rewards under the...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration his Department has given to the findings of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report, Biofuels: ethical issues; and whether he plans...

      Commuters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to promote Walk to Work Week to commuters.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet representatives of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group to discuss issues of road safety of interest to cyclists.

      Departmental Public Transport

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

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Yeovil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the location will be of the new DVLA driving test centre in Yeovil; when that centre will open; and if he will make a statement.

      Great Western Railway: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what payments his Department has made to First Great Western in each year since the company became the franchise holder for the Great Western Main...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which local authorities were sent a letter announcing the launch of the current public consultation on High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that service operators on the West Coast Mainline do not attempt to compete on speed with High Speed 2 services by...

      Motor Vehicle: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has any plans to change the frequency of MOT inspections for private and commercial vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 30 March 2011, Official Report, column 144WH, what...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to introduce an exemption for car rental and leasing businesses from responsibility for parking fines incurred by customers hiring...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department collects information on the (a) revenue generated from (i) permits and (ii) fines in relation to restricted parking zones and...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had on the inclusion of language requirements in the tendering process for rail franchises which include Wales.

      Renewable Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department expects to fully implement the Renewable Energy Directive before the outcome of the EU examination of indirect land use change;...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential effects of his proposals for the MOT vehicle test on the number of people (a) killed, (b) seriously injured...

      Roads: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to bring forward proposals to allow the EU to exercise greater control over the road network in the UK.

      Rolling Stock: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train carriages his Department has paid to be refurbished in the last five years.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanism he has put in place to prevent the cloning of number plates.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on succession rights and social housing.

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers his Department has concerning the provision of allotments; what plans he has for his policy on allotments; and what...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date he decided to appoint consultants to advise on future arrangements for the audit practice aspect of the Audit...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to prevent the sub-letting of council houses by their tenants.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many invoices his Department received in respect of goods or services supplied by tier 1 suppliers between 1 May 2010 and 1...

      Derelict Land: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of homes built in each of the last 14 years were built on brownfield land.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses that will be affected by the requirement for holiday lets to have...

      Fire Services: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) genuine and (b) malicious fire emergency calls have been received from Leeds North West constituency in each year...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of homes built in Portsmouth were built on brownfield land in each of the last five years.

      Land: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to facilitate councils taking control of abandoned land with no registered owner.

      Religious Buildings: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for places of religious worship were considered by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last...

      Rented Housing: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with Shelter on unscrupulous landlords since May 2010.

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of shared ownership properties that have been sold on in the latest period for which...

      Tenant Services Authority: Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) date of purchase, (b) gross amount, (c) level 3 line item detail and (d) supplier was in respect of each...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aviation: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on the ratification of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment.

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will assess the potential impact on community cohesion of the withdrawal of full fee remission for students of...

      Graduates: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the likely level of additional lifelong earnings a person can expect to receive attributable...

      Graduates: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had to promote (a) graduate employment and (b) support for small businesses following the end of the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has discussed with ministerial colleagues any potential changes to charity law in consequence of his recent proposals...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with (a) universities, (b) charities and (c) businesses on off-quota university places; and if...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the minimum number of access points for postal services necessary to meet the interests of the...

      Postal Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will request Royal Mail to review its handling fee for low-value goods imported from outside the EU.

      Space Technology: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what purposes an export licence was granted to Libya for spacecraft; what goods have been supplied under this licence; and...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether there are circumstances in which a university may vary the published fees for a course after September 2012.

      Tobacco: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will request the Office of Fair Trading to investigate the implications for (a) competition between companies and (b) the...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Commonwealth countries and (b) other non-EU countries on trade promotion.

  • Home Department

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average a subject of a request for surrender under a European Arrest Warrant spent on remand before surrender in each year since...

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the average number of occasions the subject of a request for surrender under a European arrest...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for surrender of an individual under a European Arrest Warrant her Department has received in each year since its inception.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time to elapse between the date of an alleged offence and the receipt of a request for surrender in respect of...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons under the age of 18 are detained awaiting the outcome of asylum applications.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the merits of ratifying and implementing the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many invoices her Department received in respect of goods or services supplied by tier 1 suppliers between 1 May 2010 and 1 April 2011;...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanism her Department has established to ensure its payments are passed through the supply chain to each tier in accordance with the...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts her Department holds which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; to which contracts this...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional pay she plans to provide to officials in her Department in the period from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2013 to reflect (a)...

      Departmental Public Transport

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to cease to fund any of its functions over the period of the comprehensive spending review.

      Domestic Violence: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department has allocated in respect of independent domestic violence advisers in (a) each financial year for which such...

      Domestic Violence: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for funding for independent domestic violence advisers (a) her Department has received and (b) have been granted in...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers have been (a) stopped by police on suspicion of, (b) charged with, (c) convicted of, (d) fined for and (e) cautioned for an...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the removal of full fee remission...

      Entry Clearances: Balkans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to announce the results of the review of the visa regime for Serbian and Macedonian nationals visiting the UK.

      Fines: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been fined for bringing in excess amounts of tobacco at UK ports of entry in the last 12 months.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the failure to detain or deport Mohammed Smoured.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to assess the (a) effect on and (b) contribution to (i) health services, (ii) education services and (iii) other services...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to implement the recommendations of the Missing Persons Taskforce; and if she will make a statement.

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the role of the police in the investigation of missing persons.

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what responsibility the proposed National Crime Agency will have for missing persons.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she plans to have with the Director of Public Prosecution on efforts to ensure that the Crown Prosecution Service improves...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the deportation of foreign national prisoners who are wanted for terrorist...

      Sexual Offences: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she had had with her European counterparts on the progress of Europol's Project Haven to detect and disrupt European...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many searches of (a) persons and (b) vehicles under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 were carried out by each...

  • Leader of the House

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his office spent on special advisers' travel by (a) Government car, (b) private hire car, (c) train, (d) bus, (e) commercial aircraft and (f) private...

    • Electronic Government: Petitions

      To ask the Leader of the House when he expects it to be possible to send an online petition to the Prime Minister via the Directgov website.

      EU Law: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will (a) review the powers of the House of Commons to scrutinise EU Directives and (b) bring forward proposals to allow hon. Members to propose amendments to...

      Legal Aid: Reform

      To ask the Leader of the House what timetable he has set for the passage of his proposed legislation to reform legal aid.

  • Health

    • Cardiovascular Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of national and local co-ordination in cardiovascular services to ensure integrated care for...

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure provision of specialist services for myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome is maintained.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the proposed closure of the specialist inpatient service for myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that training in myalgic encephalomyelitis is included in all pre and post-registration training of health...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in each primary care trust were in receipt of NHS continuing health care funding in 2010; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional pay he plans to provide to officials in his Department in the period from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2013 to reflect (a) seniority, (b)...

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his proposed NHS Commissioning Board will be responsible for commissioning services for rare diseases.

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of the treatment of rare diseases in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Diseases: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made changes to the methodology for assessing disease-specific research and development spending in the last five years.

      e-Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the use of e-cigarettes.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local authorities require the fluoridation of their local water supply.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future of geographical boundaries determining eligibility for GP registration following the implementation of his plans for GP...

      Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on the provision of health services to prisoners of the implementation of proposed reforms to commissioning in...

      Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisoners have been granted access to private health care services paid from (a) private means and (b) the public purse in each of the last five...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the Safe and Sustainable review issued by the NHS Joint Committee of Primary Care...

      Heart Diseases: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the availability in the NHS of cardiac rehabilitation for people after they have had a heart attack; and if he will make a...

      Hepatitis: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Executive on the Scottish public inquiry into hepatitis C/HIV acquired infections from NHS...

      National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who he plans to appoint to conduct the peer review of the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and the National Addiction Centre; and who will...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his planned system of value-based pricing for medicines will include medicines for the treatment of rare diseases; and if he will make a statement.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the report of the arm’s-length bodies review, what plans his Department has for the regulation of live donor organ transplants...

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to prevent misuse of hospital transport by those who do not have a valid medical reason to use the service.

      Primary Care Trusts: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has prepared a risk assessment for the proposed reorganisation of the NHS in the Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust area.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the smoking prevalence rate is in Crewe and Nantwich constituency.

      South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Restructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 April 2011, Official Report, column 842W, on South London Healthcare NHS Trust: restructure, what representations he has...

      Tattooing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the merits of establishing a nationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for the tattooing and piercing industries; and if...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's policy is on coal gasification as an alternative fuel source.

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the use of data matching for the purposes of targeting...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Businesses: Transition Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many organisations in Crewe and Nantwich constituency have applied for an allocation from the Transition Fund.

    • Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office by what date he expects his review of the Charities Act 2006 to be completed.

      Charities: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the potential changes to charity law in connection with the ability of public schools to...

      Citizenship: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which National Citizen Service pilot projects charge participants to take part; and how much each such project charges per participant.

      Citizenship: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate has been made of the average amount that a young person will pay to participate in a National Citizen Service pilot.

      Graduates: Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the rate of graduate unemployment is in (a) England, (b) Liverpool and (c) Liverpool West, Derby constituency.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether outsourced services solely funded by the public purse will be subject to the public sector pay differential proposals.

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent progress the ministerial working group on the big society has made; and if he will make a statement.

  • Justice

    • Criminal Justice System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase the efficiency of the criminal justice system.

    • Legal Aid Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish the response to his Department's consultation on the reform of legal aid.

      Legal Aid: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in the legal aid budget on the availability of legal advice for those on low incomes in...

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the use of restorative justice to reduce the level of offending; and if he will make a statement.

      Sentencing: Crime Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effects on crime rates of (a) community sentences and (b) custodial sentences.

      Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Government was represented at the Fourth Meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform held by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights...

      Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to reduce the waiting time for inquests into deaths in custody.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanism his Department has established to ensure its payments are passed through the supply chain to each tier in accordance with the last date...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the name is of each contractor or supplier of (a) mobile telephone and (b) mobile data services to his Department.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many independent domestic violence adviser posts funded in whole or in part by his Department are based in voluntary organisations.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of motorists involved in an incident leading to the (a) death and (b) serious injury of a cyclist received (i) a custodial sentence, (ii)...

      Legal Advice and Assistance: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether family law matter starts will be redistributed among providers who are running out of matter starts and may not be in a position to represent...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people received legal aid services in (a) Barnsley Central constituency and (b) South Yorkshire in 2010.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many civil legal aid acts of assistance there were in Warrington North constituency for each type of case in the last year for which figures are...

      Legal Aid: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which mental health providers of legal aid contracts have failed their key performance indicator review; and what the outcome was of those reviews;...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's 2011 compendium of re-offending statistics and analysis, page 16, if he will draw to the attention of the Sentencing...

      Prisoners’ Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to review the Parole Board’s process for determining when individuals serving an indeterminate public protection sentence...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many unauthorised items were confiscated from prisoners in each prison in each of the last five years; (2) how many (a) mobile phones, (b)...

      Prisons: Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the cost to the public purse was of providing licences from (a) the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation and (b) Filmbank for the public...

      Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to revise the national control and restraint guidelines for the prison service following the recommendations by the coroner in the...

      Tribunal Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average waiting time for a hearing in each part of the Tribunal Service was (a) on the latest date for which information is available and (b) in...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many postal ballots were issued for elections held on 5 May 2011 in (a) England, (b) Cheshire West and Chester council and (c) City of Chester constituency.

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on what grounds returning officers were allowed to disqualify postal ballots at the verification stage; and how many ballot papers were disqualified at the...

      Absent Voting: Fraud

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what estimate he has made of the incidence of (a) postal and (b) proxy vote fraud in the May 2011 elections; (2) what steps he is taking to reduce the...

      Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the average number of disallowed ballot papers was in each electoral area in the May 2011 elections; and what the five most frequent reasons were for...

      Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he received any reports of suspension of voting at polling stations in the May 2011 local elections.

      European Court of Human Rights: Prisoner Voting

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of not implementing the European Court of Human Rights ruling on prisoner voting.

  • Treasury

    • Building Societies: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2011 to the hon. Member for Carlisle, Official Report, column 188W, on building and mutual societies, what progress he...

    • Civil Society Organisations: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he plans to take to enable collaboration between civil society organisations to take place tax efficiently; (2) whether he has any plans...

      Corporation Tax: Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses (a) nationally, (b) in each region, (c) in each local authority and (d) in each parliamentary constituency he expects to be affected by...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional pay he plans to provide to officials in (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs in the period from 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2013...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects compensation to be paid to eligible Equitable Life policyholders.

      Financial Institutions: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior executives of UK financial institutions in which the Government has a shareholding have been dismissed on grounds of (a) capability and (b)...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much has been paid (a) in total and (b) to each individual in redundancy or other severance compensation to senior executives and directors of the...

      Independent Commission on Banking

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he plans to give to the monetary value of shares held by UK Financial Investments Ltd in his determination on the recommendations of the...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings his Department has had with outside organisations in order to meet its objective that proposed reforms to public sector pensions are...

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the bingo industry on the relationship between bingo gross profits tax and overall tax revenues from the bingo sector.

      Taxation: Company Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the geographical distribution at (a) regional, (b) county and (c) local authority level of revenue generated from...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans have they have to improve access from the south to Heathrow and to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions arising from surface access in that direction,...

    • Armed Forces: Operational Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British pilots flying combat missions over Libya will be receiving the pay bonus for dangerous duties given to their colleagues in other deployments; and,...

      Armed Forces: Operational Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the operational allowances now being paid to Armed Forces personnel in Afghanistan, which the Prime Minister announced in June 2010 were to be doubled, are...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 21 December 2010 (WA 271), when they intend to publish the report on cabin air quality research conducted by...

      Aviation: Landing Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 4 April (WA 320), whether landing fee charges at London airports require approval by the Civil Aviation Authority....

      Aviation: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of mobile phones is banned in aircraft in British airspace.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received reports of torture being used by members of Saudi forces presently in Bahrain.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received reports that Bahraini citizens under arrest have been transferred to Saudi Arabia.

      Banking: Northern Rock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Mark Hoban, on 28 April (Official Report, Commons, col. 516W) on the cost to the public purse...

      Buses: Bus Service Monitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for what reason qualified bus service monitors were withdrawn; whether an impact assessment, or any other analytical work, was undertaken prior to the removal of...

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the amount and duration of any fixed charges paid by them in respect of services by different passenger and freight operators through the Channel Tunnel.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they will take of the advice of the independent Committee on Climate Change when proposing legislation on the United Kingdom's fourth carbon budget.

      Crime: Motoring Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many motorists were disqualified from driving for speeding offences in each year since 1996 for which figures are available. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Crime: Speeding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drivers have been convicted of getting other people to take their penalty points for speeding in each year since 2000.

      Cyprus: British High Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time, part-time and temporary staff are employed within the British High Commission in Nicosia; what are the national affiliations of staff; and what...

      Cyprus: British High Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a recently appointed vice-consul at the British High Commission in Nicosia is, or has recently been, employed by a company delivering services directly to...

      Death Penalty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the welcome given by the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary to the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, whether they will define their policy towards...

      Detention: Sex

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens have been detained abroad for consensual same-sex sexual conduct in the past five years.

      Devolved Administrations: Block Grant Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was the last block grant credited to each of the devolved institutions at (a) Cardiff, (b) Stormont, and (c) Holyrood, for which figures are available.

      Education: Careers Advice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will retain quality face-to-face careers advice for all young people who require it.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 6 May (Official Report, col. 699-701), whether they will publish the efficiency proposals of the Human Fertilisation and...

      Employment: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will replace the Jobs4U website with an alternative of equal quality.

      Energy: Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the comments in the Olympic Delivery Authority's Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Olympic Transport Plan that the daily limits for particulate...

      Extradition: Gary McKinnon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 March (Official Report, col. 729-731), when was the most recent communication between the Home Office and...

      Extradition: Gary McKinnon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 March (Official Report, col. 729-731), what are the criteria for deciding whether a court process, as in...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 26 April (WA 47-8), whether the National Fluoride Information Centre will amend the wording in the Is it safe?...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have ceased to fund the National Fluoride Information Centre.

      Government: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings have been held by Home Office Ministers with (a) the Mayor of London or the chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, and (b) the Commissioner or...

      Government: Red Tape Challenge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be involved in processing the results of the Red Tape Challenge on equality legislation; and what are the potential consequences for future Government...

      Health: Hepatitis C

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any measures in the Health and Social Care Bill which will encourage general practitioners to make early diagnosis of hepatitis C; and, if so,...

      Health: Hepatitis C

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to expand the screening of prisoners for hepatitis C. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs per...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £317,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to secure the future of the hen harrier as a...

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require the Heritage Lottery Fund to have regard to the financial circumstances of those individuals, organisations or charities to which they...

      House of Lords: Heads of State Visits

      To ask the Chairman of Committees why guests of peers will not be allowed into the House of Lords on the day of the visit of the President of the United States; when such a ban was last used; why...

      Insurance: Payment Protection Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action are they proposing to take as a consequence of the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Iraq to enable the residents of Camp Ashraf to bury the casualties of the action by the Iraqi security...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to secure the protection of the residents of Camp Ashraf from violence following the events there on 8 April.

      Isles of Scilly: Sea Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current and future restrictions on the operation of the Scillonian ferry between Penzance and St Mary's; and whether, following their rejection of the...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the continued detention of Ameer Makhoul.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the relationships, if any, between National Health Service trusts', including foundation trusts', excess expenditure over approved revenue resource and...

      NHS: Private Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to review the NHS Guidance on patients who wish to pay for additional private care. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to...

      NHS: Value

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used to assess value in the National Health Service.

      Olympic Games 2012: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their plan of action to ensure that air quality is at a safe level for the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of European Union official development assistance is allocated to emerging economy countries in (a) Europe, (b) Asia, (c) Africa, (d) the Middle...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of European Union development assistance is allocated to millennium development goal 5, aimed at reducing maternal mortality by two thirds.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the contribution to the European Union official development assistance budget of each member state in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, and (d) 2010.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek an increase in the level of European Union official development assistance to improve maternal health.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will press the European Union to employ more health experts in developing countries to oversee and manage disbursement of European Union health...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the median length and the average length of service for public sector pensions in payment; and what are the average and median annual amounts of those pensions.

      Police: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what change there has been since 2000 in the number of appointments of black and minority ethnic officers to the police service in England, Wales and Scotland,...

      Police: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many black and minority ethnic police officers are employed as basic command unit commanders; and in which forces they are located. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Police: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many black and minority ethnic police officers are employed as staff officers working to chief police officers.

      Police: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what strategy is being deployed by the Association of Chief Police Officers and National Police Improvement Authority to increase black and minority ethnic...

      Police: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many black and minority ethnic police officers are employed in criminal investigation departments; and in which forces. To ask Her Majesty's Government how...

      Police: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police forces have implemented regulation A19 to require the retirement of police officers with 30 or more years of police service; and how many officers...

      Railways: Chiltern Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been spent by the Department for Transport in civil servants' time, legal advice and other costs in drawing up and circulating the Notice of...

      Republic of Ireland: Voting Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) since when, (b) by what mechanism, and (c) why, Irish citizens living in the United Kingdom have been allowed full voting rights.

      Rights of Way

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken and plan to take to deal with the abuse of rights of way by motorised vehicles, particularly in the Peak District of Derbyshire.

      Roads: Brown Signs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the criteria for the use of brown signs on United Kingdom roads.

      Roads: M1 Fire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in the light of the M1 fire.

      Schools: Private Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many private fee-paying schools which cater for children aged 5 to 19 were registered with the Department for Education in each of the years 1997 to 2011.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving both directly and through the European Union to the improvement of the business environment in South Sudan and to the creation of a...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice to British nationals in Syria, who have no pressing need to remain, to leave that country, what steps are...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes which had been assessed as being eligible for Warm Front grants have had that assessment changed.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their press release of 14 April on the Warm Front scheme which announced improvements to the scheme, what is their interpretation of improvements.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes benefited from the Warm Front scheme in 2010-11.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many homes will benefit from the Warm Front scheme in (a) 2011-12, and (b) 2012-13.

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