Written answers

Monday, 23 May 2011

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what historical material the House of Commons Commission is planning to make...

    • Portcullis House: Clocks

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will arrange to place a large clock in the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department plans to take to assess the contribution to the economy of arts and culture.

    • Bingo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) when he plans to announce changes to regulations on the use of B3 machines in bingo clubs; (2) what his policy is on...

      Bingo: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on bingo taxation.

      Bowling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will have discussions with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the adequacy of planning...

      Bowling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the adequacy of the provision of crown green and lawn bowling facilities in relation to levels of demand in...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what objectives have been set which define his aim to ensure that the UK has the best superfast broadband in Europe by the end...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in each parliamentary constituency which have access to...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will request that Ofcom investigate BT's pricing of ducts and poles in deployment of superfast broadband to third party...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011, Official Report, column 611W, on broadband: public expenditure, what assessment he has...

      BSkyB: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the reasons are for the time taken to announce his decision on the proposed News Corporation acquisition of BSkyB.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what date special advisers in his Department last used the Government car pool to travel in an official capacity; and on...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on special advisers’ travel by (a) Government car, (b) private hire car, (c) train, (d)...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much has been spent on travel in respect of (a) each of his Department’s Executive agencies and (b) the chief...

      Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 635W, on UK Film Council, when he plans to launch a review of...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 741W, on gambling, what representations he has received from...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 741W, on gambling, whether he has made an assessment of the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1086W, on gambling, what progress has been made on the (a)...

      Horserace Totalisator Board: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effects of any decision...

      Horserace Totalisator Board: Wigan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 to...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to respond to the Hargreaves review of intellectual property.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 22 March and 26 April 2011...

      Ofcom: Wi-Fi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what ongoing assessment his Department is making of the propriety of the consultation by Ofcom on implementing...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many white space devices he expects to be in operation in 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Sports: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what financial assistance (a) his Department and (b) the National Lottery has given to (i) amateur and (ii) professional...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on implementation of the recommendations of the Livingstone-Hope skills review of video games and visual...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Cards: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the use of stored value cards by persons under the age of 18 years.

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Financial Service Authority has taken to regulate (a) the speed of and (b) charges for interbank transfers by electronic means.

      Bank Services: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received on the practices of banks in displaying the interest rates paid on savings accounts; (2) what representations he...

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the proportion of bank bonuses paid by UK-based banks that was subject to income tax in the UK in the latest year for which information...

      Business: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters of complaint he has received from the business community on the (a) removal of overdraft facilities and (b) removal of loan facilities to...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the 2011 Budget, HC 836, page 3, what estimate he has made of the likely number of (a) businesses and (b) small and medium-sized...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the adequacy of the treatment of combined heat and power in the impact assessment his Department undertook in respect of a proposed carbon...

      Departmental CCTV

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many CCTV cameras are installed in and around his Department's premises; and how much such cameras cost to (a) install and (b) operate in the latest...

      Departmental Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on the contents of ministerial drinks cabinets since 12 May 2010.

      Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the composition of the committee established to consider the future of the Barnett Formula and the West...

      Economic Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons he deposited the UK's Convergence Programme with the EU on 28 April 2011 prior to its approval by the House on a deferred division on 4 May...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what date he expects Equitable Life’s with-profit annuitants to start to receive compensation from the scheme established for this purpose.

      European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the advice given by his Department's legal advisers in response to the opinion of the Council of Ministers on the legality of the...

      European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) for what reasons he did not challenge the legal basis of the European Financial Stability Mechanism; (2) whether he received legal advice on the...

      Financial Services: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his G20 counterparts on the introduction of a multilateral financial transaction tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Fiscal Policy: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures his Department plans to put in place to increase levels of private sector research and development in low-carbon technologies during...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on steps to address global food price inflation.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with large food producers on the effects of global food price inflation.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's forecast is for food price inflation for each year to 2014-15.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the announcement in the 2011 Budget to exclude feed-in tariff-based trades from the Enterprise Investment Scheme and Venture Capital Trusts applies...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the sustainable biodiesel industry on the adequacy of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO) mechanism to...

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of an employee working in its Debt Management and Banking (DMB) unit is; and what his most recent...

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the legal advice he has received on the compatibility of a per plane tax with international law; what steps he plans to take to seek...

      Taxation: Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effects on oil refining costs of the removal of tax exemption for combined heat and power.

      Taxation: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the energy company obligation is deemed to be levy-funded spending.

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 4 May 2011, Official Report, columns 19-22WS, on the terrorist asset-freezing regime (17 December 2010 to...

  • Scotland

    • Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to encourage charitable giving by Ministers in his Department.

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss the Government's review of employment rights.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on his proposals to (a) extend his review of employment law and (b) assess the merits...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) longitudinal and (b) other (i) research and (ii) collection of data his Department has (A) initiated, (B) terminated and (C) amended in the...

      Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2011, Official Report, column 551W, on Members, what the name is of each hon. and right hon. Member whom his...

      Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet the First Minister of Scotland.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on Coastguard Agency staff located in Scotland appearing before the Transport...

      Scotland Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the Scotland Bill; and if he will make a statement.

      Scottish Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to visit the Scottish Parliament.

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment his Department has made of the economic effects on Scotland of a reduction in the levels of aviation taxation; and if he will...

  • Transport

    • Crossrail Line: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on consultation services for the Crossrail project in the last 12 months.

    • Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of his Department's budget he expects to be spent on staff pensions in each of the next five years.

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Driving Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for future levels of penalties for motorists convicted of speeding offences.

      Employment Agencies

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

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit to the North West of High Speed 2.

      Level Crossings: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many injuries on level crossings there have been in the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage procurement of low-carbon commercial vehicles by (a) the public and (b) the private sector.

      Public Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce the volume of greenhouse gas emissions arising from public transport; and what expenditure it has...

      Public Transport: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to reduce vandalism on public transport services.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with train operating companies on the deregulation of first class travel on overcrowded commuter services.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will discuss with Transport for London an extension of the Oyster card fare payment system to include Slough station.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has established a monitoring and forecasting process for salt stocks and supplies as recommended in the Winter Resilience Review...

      Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to strengthen the integrity of the number plate regime.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the level of farming incomes; and if she will make a statement.

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the European Commission on UK compliance with EU air quality limits.

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration she has given to proposals to require circuses to adopt the minimum standards for keeping animals required...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to announce the outcome of her Department's consultation on the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Animal Welfare: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance her Department issues to police forces on the animal welfare considerations to be taken into account when...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she has had with professional beekeeper representative organisations on establishing the UK Apiculture...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many instances of bovine TB were reported in Berkshire in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost of her Department’s Rural and Farming Network in each of the next four years.

      Energy: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely effects of the national policy statement framework on the expansion of renewable...

      Farmers: Subsidies

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

      Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take in response to the Foresight report on global food and farming futures; and if she will make a...

      Farms: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps she has taken to (a) harmonise and (b) reduce the number of inspections of farms; (2) what steps she has...

      Fishery Agreements: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what categories of fishing were allocated to UK vessels under the terms of the EU-Moroccan Fisheries Partnership Agreement 2007.

      Fishery Agreements: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many licences (a) were allocated to the UK under the EU-Moroccan Fisheries Partnership Agreement when the agreement came...

      Food: Commodity Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate her Department has made of the effect of commodity speculation on food prices.

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent assessment she has made of the levels of particulate matter 10 in the air at Heathrow airport and in the...

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the merits of meeting EU air quality limits...

      Lighting: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether she plans to review statutory requirements for advice to be printed on the packaging of low energy light bulbs...

      Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she has taken to ensure that consumers are able to identify whether meat produce has come from a high-intensity...

      Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the effect on smaller farms of the introduction of factory-style farms and...

      Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the effect on the welfare of pigs of high-intensity industrial farming.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition of sustainable development her Department uses.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent meetings she has had with ministerial colleagues to discuss the Government's Plan for Growth.

      Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure her Department has incurred on veterinary services in each of the last five years.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish her proposed White Paper on water industry reform.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to respond to Question 51051, on neonicotinoid pesticides tabled on 31 March 2011 for answer on 4 April 2011.

  • Attorney-General

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many staff of (a) the Law Officers' Departments, (b) the National Fraud Authority and (c) the Treasury Solicitor's Department are entitled to work (i) full-time as...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many non-permanent staff of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission are paid a daily sum of (a) £1,000 or more, (b) between £750 and...

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what meetings the Minister for Equalities held with transgender groups to discuss the policy of the Government Equalities Office on equality between...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many civil servants in the Government Equalities Office spent the equivalent of (a) five days or fewer, (b) five to 10 days, (c) 10 to 15 days,...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff of the Government Equalities Office are entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union...

  • Prime Minister

  • Wales

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many staff of her Department are entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union activities; how many...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to engage the public in his proposals on House of Lords reform.

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has assessed the merits of holding a referendum on options for House of Lords reform.

      Members: Conduct

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his forthcoming legislative proposals for the recall of hon. Members from their constituencies will apply to instances of misconduct committed before the...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of compensation payments for prisoners not enfranchised if proposed changes to the law on prisoner...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will notify the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe of (a) the decision of the House on and (b) the results of the division on the motion...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enfranchise convicted prisoners in line with the ruling from the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much each executive agency of his Department has spent on travel by (a) private hire vehicles, (b) trains, (c) buses, (d) commercial aircraft and...

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much has been spent on travel in respect of (a) each of his Department's Executive agencies and (b) the chief executive of each such agency since...

      Government Departments: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the standard response time is for Government Departments to reply to letters from hon. Members on constituents' concerns or requests for information.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the mortality rates of (a) (i) widows and (ii) widowers under the age of 35 and (b) the general population were in each of the last five...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) longitudinal and (b) other (i) research and (ii) collection of data his Department has (A) initiated, (B) terminated and (C)...

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that vulnerable elderly people are able to participate in the Green Deal scheme.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to page 82 of the Plan for Growth, what timetable his Department has set for the publication of a framework to cap the...

      Energy: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department’s policy is on implementing Ofgem’s recent recommendation in its retail market review that all telesale...

      Energy: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to ban the use of roll-over energy contracts in the telecommunications market.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential long-term effect on global fuel prices of trends in the economies of (a) Brazil, (b) the...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2011, Official Report, column 582W, on fuel: prices, what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, columns 693-94W, on radioactive waste, what proportion of the high level waste...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the quantities of reprocessing waste that have been created at Sellafield and Dounreay...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what guidance his Department and its predecessors issued on planning consents for offshore wind farms from 2003 to 2007.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what consideration he has given to the introduction of new safety measures for helicopters operating in Afghanistan; (2) what recent reviews his...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military personnel served at least one tour in Afghanistan between 2001 and the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what specialist training UK armed forces receive on the UK’s commitment to implement UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and...

      Air Force: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 1 March 2011, Official Report, columns 21-22WS, on the armed forces redundancy process, how many service...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the inclusion of (a) steam catapults and arrestor hooks and (b) electro-magnetic propulsion units in the design specification of a...

      Armed Forces Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the waiving of fees by local authorities for the closure of roads for...

      Armed Forces: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 16 May 2011, Official Report, columns 25-42, on armed forces covenant, how increased council tax relief for military...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the provisions of Directive 2009/81/EC on the UK defence industry; and if he will make a...

      Falkland Islands: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many quick reaction alert activations have taken place in the Falkland Islands in the last 12 months; and how many aircraft (a) took part and (b)...

      Falkland Islands: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many aircraft for which his Department is responsible are permanently based in the Falkland Islands.

      Improvised Explosive Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the £67 million of additional funding for countering improvised explosive devices announced by the Prime Minister on 10 June 2010,...

      Joint Strike Fighter Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where joint combat aircraft (a) training, (b) maintenance, (c) overhauls and (d) logistic systems are being developed; and at what cost to the public...

      Joint Strike Fighter Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of jobs the joint combat aircraft programme will provide over its lifetime in (a) the UK and (b) each partner nation.

      Joint Strike Fighter Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much has been spent in the (a) system design and development phase and (b) production, sustainment and follow-on development phase of the Joint...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the air strike during which it was reported that Saif al-Arab al-Gaddafi was killed was carried out by British forces.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Sentinel R1 surveillance aircraft have transferred from Afghanistan to Libya in the last 12 months; and for what length of time in each such case.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on (a) nuclear proliferation and (b) the militarisation of space.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the review of alternatives to the nuclear deterrent to be completed.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the National Security Council will have a formal role in the review of alternatives to the nuclear deterrent.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to whom the review of alternatives to the nuclear deterrent will report.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the cost of the review of alternatives to the nuclear deterrent will be met by (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) his Department.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of staff he plans to allocate to his review of alternatives to the nuclear deterrent; and what budget he plans to allocate to the review.

      Special Air Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's policy is on commenting on matters relating to the Special Air Service; (2) what his Department's policy is on recruitment...

      Trident Submarines: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the safety performance in relation to accidents involving a loss of coolant of the proposed reactors for...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria will be used when making allocations from the New Homes Bonus to (a) eco-towns and (b) other forms of development.

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the implications of the provisions of the Localism Bill for the future provision of allotments by...

      Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that people on low incomes are not excluded from renting allotments from their local...

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the effects of town or village green applications on rates of construction of new...

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many town and village green applications were made in each of the last five years; what proportion of applications were...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2011, Official Report, column 147W, on energy performance certificates, what his policy is on...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firemen there are per head of population.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of households likely to make homelessness applications as a consequence of the overall...

      Housing: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether strategic environmental assessments will apply to neighbourhood plans; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the likely change in the number of members opting out of the Local Government Pension...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what powers local authorities in areas where a mayor is to be directly elected will have to replace serving shadow mayors...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when he expects cities which vote in favour of introducing directly-elected mayors in May 2012 will hold the first such...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he plans to make available to local authorities with directly-elected mayors on working relationships with...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to increase involvement in the planning process of communities which live in close proximity to proposed...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the presumption in favour of development proposed in the Plan for Growth.

      Sky Lanterns: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the potential fire risk arising from the use of Chinese lanterns.

  • Justice

    • Aarhus Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what resources his Department has allocated to implementation of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention.

    • Aarhus Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effects of Lord Justice Jackson's proposals on civil litigation costs on the UK's compliance with the terms of...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2011, Official Report, column 453W, on corruption, what tasks he plans to complete in his role as the UK's...

      County Courts: Judgments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many county court judgements have been awarded to individuals against financial institutions in each of the last three years; and how many remain to...

      Departmental CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many CCTV cameras are installed in and around his Department's premises; and how much such cameras (a) cost to install and (b) cost to operate in the...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) longitudinal and (b) other (i) research and (ii) collection of data his Department has (A) initiated, (B) terminated and (C) amended in the last...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders in the prison estate (a) ran away from home as a child, (b) were taken into care as a child, (c) were excluded from school as a child,...

      Offenders: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the number of offenders leaving prison who have a bank account.

      Prisoners on Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were held on remand for (a) 12 to 24 months, (b) 24 to 60 months and (c) over 60 months in each year since 2007 for which figures are...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) National Offender Management Service and (b) Prison Service staff in each prison establishment were treated for injuries sustained as a...

      Prisons: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time diversity officers were employed at each prison establishment in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons will be put out to maintenance and operation tender in (i) 2012, (ii) 2013, (iii) 2014 and (iv) 2015.

      Prisons: Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison diversity officers trained in the handling of issues on sexual orientation there were in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Prisons: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of setting minimum training standards for prisons working jointly with prisoners, their children and families; and if he...

      Prisons: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours of prison officers' initial training consists of training on working jointly with prisoners, their children and families; and if he will...

      Rape: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish the research report on the frequency of false allegations of rape in response to the recommendations of the Stern Review; and...

      Risley Prison: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the number of suicides at HMP Risley; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) HM Courts and Tribunals Service, (c) HM Land Registry, (d) the National Offender Management Service, (e) the...

      Tribunals: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of tribunal cases on provision of special educational needs support found in favour of a family bringing a case against a local authority...

      Tribunals: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) time series, (b) comparative geographical and (c) other data his Department holds on the number of cases relating to provision of special...

  • Home Department

    • Crown Relocations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts her Department holds with Crown Relocations; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each contract is.

    • Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c) longest time taken between the issuing of a medical certificate of cause of death and the issuing...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each Executive agency of her Department has spent on travel by (a) private hire vehicles, (b) trains, (c) buses, (d) commercial...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on travel in respect of (a) each of her Department's executive agencies and (b) the chief executive of each such...

      Deportation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children of failed asylum seekers have been removed from the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Deportation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many family groups of failed asylum seekers which include children have been removed from the UK in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what domestic violence refuges her Department funded in each region in 2010-11; and what the (a) level and (b) source of funding was in each case.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has undertaken on the incidence of offences of domestic violence in police authority areas where domestic...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any independent domestic violence adviser posts funded by her Department are based in police forces.

      Drugs: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the assignment of police officers to duties outside European countries as part of international efforts to counter drug...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered electors are resident in each police authority area.

      Firearms: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under the age of 18 years were investigated by the police for illegal use of airguns in each of the last five years in each...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what responsibilities police and crime commissioners will have in respect of economic crime.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2011, Official Report, column 586W, on the Independent Police Complaints Commission, what the (a) resource...

      National Public Order Intelligence Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she has any plans to make a statement to the House following the publication of the report of the review by Her Majesty’s...

      Northumbria Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the rate of employee attrition for (a) civilian staff and (b) warranted officers in Northumbria police force was in each of the...

      Nottinghamshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the proportion of time spent on frontline policing duties by officers in the Nottinghamshire police force in the latest...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of time police officers in each force spent on frontline policing duties in each year since 2007.

      Police: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the use of hollow-point ammunition by police forces; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2011, Official Report, column 586W, on the Independent Police Complaints Commission, how many complaints...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many working hours were spent on the Independent Police Complaints Commission report into allegations against the Chief Constable and...

      Police: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are assigned to duties in Jamaica; and how many were so assigned in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers per head of population there are in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Police: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 877W, on police: mass media, if she will discuss with the Metropolitan police...

      Police: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanism exists for a police officer leaving a police force to ensure that their employer completes the leaving date on their leaving...

      Police: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of each police force are entitled to work(a)full-time as trade union representatives and(b)part-time on trade union...

      Security Services: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether data losses have been reported to her Department by the security services as a result of computer hacking by media organisations in...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to receive the Serious Organised Crime Agency's annual report for 2009-10.

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much per capita his Department spent on ambulance services in each of the last five years.

    • Bladder Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has any plans for an awareness campaign about the causes and symptoms of bladder cancer.

      Bladder Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for extended research trials for bladder cancer.

      Blood: CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on prion filtration.

      Blood: CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of leuco-depletion in its first year of implementation; (2) what estimate his Department...

      Blood: CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost of implementing prion filtration for all transfusion blood using the P-Capt filter.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness and accuracy of mammogram screening for the detection of invasive lobular...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to carry out appraisals for...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the capacity of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to carry out appraisals for innovative inhibitor...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department allocated to research into (a) breast, (b) prostate, (c) ovarian, (d) pancreatic and (e) bladder cancer in each of the...

      Drugs: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were (a) admitted to and (b) treated in hospital as a result of taking natural remedies in the last five years; (2) how many people...

      Food Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents of food-borne illness were reported in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008, (e) 2009 and (f) 2010.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the loss of patient records from GP surgeries; and whether his Department has commissioned any research into data...

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to propose that the Health and Social Care Bill be recommitted to a Public Bill Committee.

      Health Professions: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what measures are in place to monitor the conduct of professional interpersonal relationships between staff and patients in NHS hospitals; (2) what...

      Health Services: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with (a) St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) others about a possible merger between that Trust and North...

      Health Services: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that (a) staff at Warrington hospital and (b) the public in Warrington are consulted on any possible merger between...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of developing a tool to assess the biological rather than chronological age of a patient when determining the...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps are being taken by his Department to support clinicians in fully assessing the suitability of older patients for different forms of...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he expects the same commencement date for the ban on age discrimination to be applied in the health and social care sectors as in other sectors.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mechanisms have been put in place to minimise (a) indirect and (b) direct age discrimination in the health service; (2) what assessment he has...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on what dates the foreign language translations of the consultation documents for the review of Children's Congenital Cardiac Services will be made...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many infants were admitted to hospital with a respiratory episode attributable to passive smoke in each primary care trust area in the latest period...

      Hospitals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much per capita his Department spent on maintaining and improving hospital premises in each of the last five years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate influenza vaccinations are available in the winter of 2011.

      Macular Degeneration: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects avastin to be available through the NHS to patients suffering from wet age-related macular degeneration.

      NHS Blood and Transplant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to privatise the NHS Blood and Transplant service.

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of the roll-out of information prescriptions and targeted information on levels of inequality in the national...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing key performance indicators to measure levels of inequality in the national health service; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of developing additional equality metrics to measure progress on reducing inequality in the NHS; and if he will...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of coordination at (a) regional and (b) local level in implementing the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's support to local health organisations in monitoring and analysing patterns of health...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the organisations and individuals responsible for the distribution of resources within the health and social care...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken by his Department to work with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to (a) review its guidance to ensure...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many nurses there are per head of population; (2) how many GPs there are per head of population.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether KPMG has provided advice to his Department on its proposals for NHS reforms; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether (a) he, (b)...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on the disaggregation of outcome indicators within the NHS Outcomes Frameworks Framework 2011-12 by (a) age, (b) ethnicity,...

      NHS: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff of each NHS trust are entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union activities; how many...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much per capita his Department spent on training nurses in each of the last five years; (2) how much per capita his Department spent on...

      Occupational Therapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS occupational therapists there are per 100,000 population in each NHS region.

      Prion Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library the terms of reference of the Prion Working Group.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how frequently he plans to assess the effect of inflation on the real-terms increase in his Department's budget; (2) what estimate he has made of...

      Radiotherapy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, column 527, on radiotherapy: finance, whether NHS hospital trusts are able to apply directly...

      Speech Therapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many speech and language therapists employed in the public sector there are per 10,000 population.

      St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the North West Strategic Health Authority to discuss the future of St. Helens and Knowsley NHS...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and (c) the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency are...

      Whiston Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what submissions his Department has received from the Strategic Health Authority on potential solutions to the financial problems at Whiston hospital; and...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the executive director of UN Women on increasing the level of education for girls and women during her...

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to ensure that teacher training delivered under his Department’s commitment in the Bilateral and...

      Developing Countries: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing tradable permit schemes to improve fisheries management in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to support the sustainable development of urban environments in developing countries.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make legally binding the target to spend 0.7 per cent. of gross national income...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/65/272 will be incorporated into his Department's diplomatic policy on the Middle East.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support his Department has provided to (a) the National Union of Teachers, (b) the National Association of Schoolmasters...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of his Department are entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bahamas: High Commissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has considered the merits of reopening the British high commission in the Bahamas.

    • British Nationals Abroad: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision his Department makes for legal assistance to British nationals under investigation without charge but unable to...

      Burma: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise at the United Nations the recent announcement by the Burmese authorities of an amnesty in order to establish...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts his Department holds which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; to which...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      European Union: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will have discussions at EU level on reducing the funding spent by the EU on publicity campaigns.

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage states that do not recognise the International Criminal Court to do so.

      Libya: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the use of cluster munitions in Libya; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to hold discussions with the US administration on the Middle East following the visit by President Obama to...

      Middle East: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) reports he has received on and (b) assessment he has made of the implications for the Middle East Peace Process of the...

      North Korea: Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the objectives are of UK policy on North Korea.

      Queen Elizabeth II: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has allocated in respect of the Queen's Birthday celebrations in British Embassies in (a) each of the...

      UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to seek reform of the UN Security Council.

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) EU and (b) UN counterparts on the political situation in Yemen.

      Zimbabwe: British Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2011, Official Report, column 406W, on Zimbabwe: British nationals abroad, what information...

  • Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made on the reform of provision for children with special educational needs in (a) Portsmouth North constituency and (b) England.

    • Capital Funding: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much capital funding he has allocated for schools in Liverpool during the comprehensive spending review period; and if he will make a statement.

      Disadvantaged Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to improve the educational achievement of disadvantaged children in (a) Hastings and Rye constituency and (b) England.

      Human Trafficking: Child Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has allocated to non-governmental organisations to provide safe homes for child victims of human trafficking in 2011-12.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many expressions of interest in establishing a free school his Department is proceeding with.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proposals for (a) primary and (b) secondary free schools he has received in each local authority area; and what the (i) proposed start date and...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many groups have expressed an interest in establishing a free school in (a) Weaver Vale constituency and (b) England.

      City Challenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the City Challenge programme in London.

      Child Protection Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the provision of child protection services of reductions in local authority budgets.

      Primary Schools: Foreign Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to improve the teaching of modern foreign languages in primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools have (a) converted and (b) applied to convert to academy status in (i) Pendle, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) England.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the value for money of increasing the number of academies.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will discuss with representatives of the Roman Catholic Church the compatibility of the provisions of the Vatican's recent circular letter on...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many CCTV cameras are installed in and around his Department's premises; and how much such cameras cost to (a) install and (b) operate in the...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) longitudinal and (b) other (i) research and (ii) collection of data his Department has (A) initiated, (B) terminated and (C) amended in the...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of the withdrawal of education maintenance allowance on participation in further education by young people...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2011, Official Report, columns 280-81W, on education: finance, whether his Department has made an assessment of the...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1144W, on students: finance, whether a receipt of a guaranteed bursary will be...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people who had been in local authority foster care in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority enrolled in an...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in each local authority area were in foster care in each of the last six years.

      Health Education: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to require schools to teach more about food and nutrition.

      Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator paid to (a) Grant Thornton in relation to the study on the Collection of Economic...

      Primary Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of funding allocated to Sefton council under the Primary Capital programme for building projects beginning in 2011-12 has been...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what additional monies he estimates will be spent funding the pupil premium in Crewe and Nantwich constituency in the financial year 2011-12.

      School Meals: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was paid to each school in Peterborough local education authority area in respect of the school lunch grant under the dedicated schools grant...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children living in each local education authority (LEA) area attended a (a) primary and (b) secondary school outside...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of evidence he considers before outlining his plans for initial teacher training to be school-based.

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will assess the teaching methods used in the instruction of reading, writing and arithmetic during initial recruit training in the Army, Royal...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff of his Department are entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union activities; how...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advantage West Midlands: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which assets owned by the West Midlands Regional Development Agency his Department has approved for sale; what the value is of...

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1173W and 31 March 2011, Official Report, columns 475-76W, on the...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on measures to promote opportunities for small and medium-sized...

      Computer Software: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the export by UK businesses of internet filtering technologies and products in the last...

      Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to prohibit the use of facsimile signatures on credit agreements.

      Domestic Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely level of legal protection for domestic workers under the proposed International Labour...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made on the green economy roadmap.

      EU External Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the Mode 4 component sought by India in the EU-India Free Trade Agreement negotiations; what...

      Government Departments: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to reduce administrative burdens and bureaucracy in government.

      Green Economy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the agenda was for the most recent meeting of the Green Economy Council.

      Green Economy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date the most recent meeting of the Green Economy Council was held.

      Green Economy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times the Green Economy Council has met since its establishment.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) when he plans to announce the appointment of the chairperson of the Green Investment Bank; (2) whether he has any plans to...

      Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has provided to organisations located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in each of the...

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether officials in his Department with policy responsibility for dealing with anti-Semitism in universities (a) have regular...

      Higher Education: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to encourage the development of links between employers and universities.

      Higher Education: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the (a) availability and (b) quality of careers advice in universities.

      Higher Education: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the employment prospects of graduates who undertake integrated work-based placements as part of...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely level of economic growth in areas not covered by local enterprise partnerships in each...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to improve the status and profile of manufacturing as a career path; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Engineering: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the UK's capacity to train nuclear engineers.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students who are nationals of (a) Brazil, (b) the Russian Federation, (c) India and (d) China attended (i) universities...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices have closed since May 2010.

      Post Offices: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices in Wales have closed since May 2010.

      Press: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings the Competition Minister has had with representatives of (a) newspaper and magazine publishers, (b) news and...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what provision he has made for any revenue running costs arising from the additional capital expenditure on science announced in...

      Research: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on encouraging publicly-funded research centres to procure machinery manufactured in the UK.

      Rolls-Royce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will meet relevant hon. Members and trade union officials from Rolls Royce to discuss his Department's Plan for Growth.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what arrangements his Department has in place to (a) reduce levels of and (b) support staff diagnosed with work-related stress.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 717W, on students: finance, what progress he has made with the...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 717W, on students: finance, what meetings (a) he and (b) his...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2011, Official Report, column 493W, on students: finance, to which organisations and websites...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2011, Official Report, column 493W, on students: finance, which organisation processed the...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 717W, on students: finance, what funding he has allocated for...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 717W, on students: finance, which advertising agency he has...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much and what proportion of the amount lent each year in student loans he estimates will be written off under the new...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he made of the potential effect on student participation levels of the determination of the interest rate on...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he made of the potential effect on participation by students with family responsibilities of setting student loan...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2011, Official Report, column 494W, on the third sector, how much funding was provided to each...

      Video Recordings Act 1984

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect on consumer protection of the proposed reorganisation of the Local Government...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reason for trends in the number of new customers using the Access to Work programme in the last year; and if...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received support through the Access to Work programme in each quarter since its inception.

      Bakeries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effects of sustained heat on people working in bakeries.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cold weather payments were made to pensioner households in the weather station area covering (a) York Central constituency, (b) York...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on special advisers' travel by (a) private hire car, (b) train, (c) bus, (d) commercial aircraft and (e) private...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what timetable his Department has set for the reassessment of people in receipt of disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has any plans to remove the mobility component payment of disability living allowance for state-funded residents in care homes after...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that persons with learning disabilities are informed of the help and support available to them from his...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to increase the level of co-ordination between his Department, the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice on...

      Future Jobs Fund: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people placed in employment in Kirklees through the Future Jobs Fund are still in work.

      Housing Benefit: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) the North West and (b) Warrington affected by proposals to reduce housing benefit to...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were employed in the Jobcentre Plus contact centre directorate in the last year for which figures are available; and how many...

      Jobcentre Plus: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which areas the Jobcentre Plus contact centre in Preston serves.

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls were made to each of the customer service telephone lines administered by the Jobcentre Plus contact centre directorate in each...

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls made to each of the customer service telephone lines administered by the Jobcentre Plus contact centre directorate were...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of those on jobseeker's allowance are supporting more than four children.

      Older People: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to protect vulnerable elderly people from the effects of cold weather.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of pensioners were living in poverty in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the number...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the average level of earnings, including in-work benefits and tax credits, for working families in the latest...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he plans to ensure that a focus on the eradication of child poverty is maintained in implementing his proposal to replace the Child Poverty...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of households who would be subject to the overall benefit cap if (a) child benefit, (b) child tax credit and (c)...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) Jobcentre Plus and (c) the Pension, Disability and Carers Service are entitled to work (i) full-time...

      Travel to Interview

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment was made of the effects on (a) the rate of unemployment and (b) the Exchequer of the termination of the Jobcentre Plus Travel...

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Social Development Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive on (a) the Welfare Reform Bill and (b)...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Pigs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to amend or replace the Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs.

    • Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rooms at RAF Shawbury are en suite for (a) officers, (b) warrant officers and sergeants, and (c) other ranks. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

      Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 11 May (WA 211), how many rooms at RAF Cranwell are not en suite for (a) officers, (b) officer cadets, (c)...

      Arms Export

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint on 26 April (WA 69), what types of arms were exported to Indonesia; and in particular, which of...

      Arts and Cultural Services: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Communities and Local Government provides or intends to provide local authorities with advice or guidance on the funding and provision...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Bahrain about the case of Mrs Zainab Al-Khawaja, whose husband, father and other relatives were arrested...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the post of Governor of the Bank England will be advertised ahead of the retirement of Mervyn King.

      Banking: Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to vote in favour of the remuneration report presented to shareholders of Lloyds Banking Group; and whether they have already indicated to the...

      British Hujjaj Delegation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be appointing a British Hujjaj delegation in 2011.

      Building Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Part P regulations for electrical installations.

      Building Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have been made of qualified electricians who have issued certificates under Part P regulations, when they have not seen or supervised the...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Government of Burma has broken ceasefire agreements; and what assessment they have made of any resulting humanitarian...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the targeting of civilians by the Burmese Army in conflict in Shan State, Burma, is a war crime.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Bangladesh regarding the halting of the United Nations resettlement programme for Rohingya refugees from Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Bangladesh regarding their refusal to register Rohingya refugees from Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional funding for refugees from Burma they will provide in the current financial year.

      Cameroon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received regarding the case of Bertrand Teyou, currently serving a term of imprisonment in Cameroon for allegedly insulting the...

      Carbon Monoxide Detectors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how carbon monoxide alarms may be supplied as part of any Green Deal agreement; and what action will be taken to monitor uptake of these alarms and their...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to order a review into the failure of Southern Cross care homes.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support measures to prevent the closure of the unit that provides in-patient treatment for severely disabled patients with Chronic Fatigue...

      Civil Service: Management Code

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people currently employed in the public sector contract with the state to lay down their lives if necessary in its service.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of donor support for the 2011 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in particular whether they anticipate that...

      Drought

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deal with the possibility of a drought this summer.

      Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which bodies are responsible for meeting the costs of the alternative vote referendum in those areas that did not have any other elections; and what estimate has...

      Employment: Medical Conditions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce measures to encourage employers to take on, accommodate and retain staff who have long-term fluctuating medical conditions.

      Employment: Medical Conditions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what technological provision they intend to make in order to support home working for people with fluctuating medical conditions who are considered by the work...

      Employment: Medical Conditions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for Work and Pensions intends to monitor employers as to the numbers of their employees with long-term fluctuating medical conditions and...

      Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether discussions are taking place under the auspices of either the Intergovernmental Authority on Development or the Commonwealth concerning the drying-up of...

      Finance: Exchange Traded Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the systemic risks consequent upon the development of exotic, leveraged and derivative based exchange traded funds. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Financial Services: Equities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish details of the review they have commissioned into high frequency equity trading, the terms of reference of the review, and the budget...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 26 April (WA 47-8), whether the hypothesis by the National Fluoride Information Centre about the effect of...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 28 February (WA 229) and 21 March (WA 110-11), whether their statement that they accept the conclusion reached by...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 30 January 2001 (WA 55) and Earl Howe on 26 April 2011 (WA 48), whether they still accept the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Library

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what their plans are for the future of the stuffed anaconda in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office library.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals who left the employment of the Ministry of Defence between 2007 and 2011 have been employed as consultants by the ministry in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 11 May (WA 217), how many of the eight members of staff in the insight behavioural team were recruited...

      Government: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to Ministers regarding the need to reply personally to correspondence from Members of the House of Lords.

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last time a Minister visited the Chagos Islands.

      Government: Red Tape Challenge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the reason for the delay in answering Question for Written Answer HL8642, asking who will be involved in processing the results of the Red Tape Challenge...

      Government: Special Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many special advisers have been employed by the Government in each year since 2005; and how many are currently employed.

      Health: Reciprocal Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 31 March (WA 310-2), whether they will publish the bilateral agreement with the Republic of Ireland on healthcare...

      Health: Sickle Cell Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make available more widely facilities for transcranial doppler scanning in screening young children so as to prevent strokes in individuals with...

      Homelessness: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent homelessness statistics take account of homeless people who squat, rough sleep and stay nights with friends and family.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) on how many occasions, and (b) on what dates, the Committee on Lords Reform chaired by the Deputy Prime Minster has met.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Leader of the House what will be the role of the Leader of the House of Lords when draft legislation on the reform of the House of Lords is presented to Parliament; and whether he will...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the average reduction in local housing allowance is expected to be as a result of the caps being introduced in 2011-12.

      India: Tigers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance have they given the Government of India to protect the tiger population.

      Ivory Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to deal with the illegal ivory trade.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 21 March (WA 118), whether, in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in Yemshaw v London Borough of Hounslow...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether other nations have deployed, or intend to deploy, military or civilian experts to support training of forces opposed to Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are assisting the work of the International Organisation for Migration in caring for migrants stranded on the Libya-Chad frontier, in particular their...

      Local Authorities: Community Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the monitoring process for the Community Budgeting Programme, formerly known as Total Place; and when they will publish the results.

      Local Authorities: Community Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Government departments and agencies contributed to community budgeting programmes in the year 2010-11, and how much, by department and agency, they plan...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 12 May (WA 243), why the number of applications for national insurance numbers made in total by nationals of each...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to prevent the Palestinian village of al-Walaja, near Bethlehem, from being surrounded by a wall.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their policy on freezing state pensions for some but not all qualifiers who live overseas complies with their overall fairness agenda.

      Republic of Ireland: State Visit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 10 May (WA 105), whether they will give similar advice about events of that period in connection with...

      Residual Current Detectors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with operators of places of entertainment regarding the provision of residual current detectors.

      Residual Current Detectors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring in legislation to make residual current detectors compulsory in domestic and commercial premises.

      Salvation Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Salvation Army will be subcontracting the protection, accommodation and rehabilitation of trafficked women, under the contract recently awarded to it;...

      Shipping: Coastguard Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many coastguard stations have been closed in the past 12 months or are planned to be closed before the end of 2012.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alleged pirates have been detained by the Royal Navy since the commencement of operations off the coast of Somalia; how many of those have been or are...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom will maintain its presence in the compound in Juba which is shared with other aid donors.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of United Kingdom aid to South Sudan is currently humanitarian aid; and what proportion will be humanitarian aid following independence for that...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how development assistance is currently allocated between the north and South Sudan; and whether the proportion of funds allocated to the north and South Sudan...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Syria concerning (a) Dorothy Parvaz, who has been reported missing since 29 April, and (b) the number of...

      UK Hydrographic Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans the Hydrographic Office of the Royal Navy has to utilise satellite data and tidal hydrodynamic computer models to provide detailed information about...

      UN Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of UN Women to contribute to work on women and conflict.

      Vineyards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support vineyards in England.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 May (WA 242), how many non-European Union visas are estimated to be needed in the year from April 2011 for...

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific data were collected for the equality impact assessment relating to the Welfare Reform Bill for all protected groups of people in line with the...

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