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Written answers

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential for the waste-derived biodiesel industry to contribute to the development of green skills...

    • Carbon Emissions: Ceramics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to tackle carbon leakage in the ceramics sector.

      Departmental CCTV

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

      Departmental Charitable Donations

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Departmental Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on private vehicle hire for Ministerial travel (a) in total and (b) in respect of each Minister in...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of demand-side measures to electricity market reform.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure those with pre-payment meters are not disadvantaged compared to those using other payment...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to support vulnerable people to participate in the Green Deal scheme; and whether such people will be prioritised

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure open competition within the Green Deal scheme to enable independent traders to compete with major...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will request the World Bank to reduce its investment in fossil fuels as part of its energy strategy review.

      Fuel: Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding he expects to be made available to fuel poor households in London through the Energy Company Obligation in each of the...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for how many days’ supply of gas the UK has storage capacity; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether he plans to lay before Parliament the nuclear National Policy Statement at the same time as the other national policy...

      River Severn: Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent meetings he had had with the Welsh Government on plans to harness tidal power in the Severn Estuary.

      Welsh Assembly Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government since May 2010; and what the subject was of each meeting.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will issue guidance to planning authorities recommending that onshore wind turbines be installed no closer than 10 rotor...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has made an assessment of the potential effects on black and minority ethnic communities of reductions in his...

    • Broadband: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people in Sunderland who live in areas with low-speed broadband.

      Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to enforce the online copyright infringement sections of the Digital Economy Act 2010.

      Cultural Heritage: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps (a) his Department and (b) English Heritage is taking to promote the Heritage Skills national vocational qualification.

      Departmental CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many CCTV cameras are installed in and around his Department's premises; and how much such cameras cost to (a) install and...

      Heritage Lottery Fund: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many charities in Reading West constituency have (a) applied for and (b) received awards from the Heritage Lottery Fund in...

      Heritage: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) urgent works and (b) urgent repairs notices were issued by English Heritage or served by the Secretary of State...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport in which Department officials working on intellectual property policy are located.

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in (a) the Scottish Executive, (b) the Welsh Assembly Government and (c) the...

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to publish a summary of the bids received by his Department for the operation of local television stations.

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects the new national television spine for local television to be in place.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what approach the (a) Big Lottery Fund and (b) National Lottery Fund adopts in assessing funding bids from organisations...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects the final timetable for the route of the London 2012 Olympics torch relay to be published.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how the locations of the overnight stops for the London 2012 Olympics torch relay were determined.

      Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information has been collected by the Olympic Delivery Authority on (a) the distribution of Tier 2 and Tier 3 Olympic...

      Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate the Olympic Delivery Authority has made of the number of contracts remaining to be let in respect of the...

      Prince William: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much public funding was allocated to activities relating to the recent royal wedding.

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to publish the submissions to his Department's (a) pre-consultation and (b) consultation on moving the May...

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what criteria he plans to apply to his determination of the future of the May Day bank holiday.

      Sports: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations his Department has received on the charging of value added tax on the provision of sports league...

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his Department's policy is on creation of a national spine for local television.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many staff of (a) his Department and (b) the Royal Parks Agency are entitled to work (i) full-time as trade union...

  • Prime Minister

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Prime Minister on what dates in the last 12 months he has met representatives of circuses to discuss the continued use of wild animals in public performances.

    • Mark Britnell

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether he consulted (a) the Deputy Prime Minister and (b) the Secretary of State for Health before appointing Mr Mark Britnell to advise him on health policy; (2)...

  • Leader of the House

    • St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust

      To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to his answer to my hon. Friend the Member for St Helens North (Mr Watts) of 12 May 2011, Official Report, column 527, on Business of the House, when he...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what account he has taken of the effects of income inequality in the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of policy.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for antisocial behaviour orders have been made to Coventry magistrates in each of the last three years; how many have...

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to report on the outcome of (a) investigations into the bomb package found at East Midlands Airport in October 2010 and (b)...

      Departmental Research

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition of (a) back office, (b) middle office and (c) front line her Department uses in the formulation and development of policy;...

      Drugs: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date she plans to issue a specification to manufacturers for drugs testing technology for use by police at the roadside.

      Entry Clearances: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals there have been against refusal for family visitor visas in each year since 2002.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations her Department has received on its decision to introduce a temporary limit on confirmations of acceptance for studies...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many colleges or schools in (a) the UK, (b) Surrey and (c) Woking constituency have been given Highly Trusted Sponsor status in respect...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that expertise in strategy, examination and interpretation held by employees of the Forensic Science...

      Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester Police force in the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to publish a strategy on human trafficking; and which organisations she has consulted in its preparation.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) published on the performance of immigrants in the UK labour market in the last five...

      Immigrants: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) former Gurkhas and (b) dependants of former Gurkhas have settled in the UK since May 2009.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will restore the primary purpose rule.

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information she holds on (a) the value of imports, (b) levels of use and (c) the effects on personal health and safety of khat; and what...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to allow universities to accept students from outside the EU for the 2011-12 academic year on the basis of the English...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police time was spent on frontline duties in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Stalking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to improve the support available to victims of stalking; and if she will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Legal Arbitrator: Military Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who the legal arbitrator will be in respect of any complaints made by service personnel in respect of the principles of the military covenant.

    • Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2011, Official Report, column 393W, on Saudi Arabia: military aid, whether the British Military Mission to the Saudi...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) precision-guided munitions and (b) gravity bombs of each type have been dropped in Afghanistan by British (i) fixed-wing aircraft and (ii)...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the military capabilities deployed in Afghanistan in (a) January 2010, (b) June 2010, (c) December 2010 and (d) April 2011.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of joint working between his Department and the Department for Work and Pensions on support for the...

      Armed Forces: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial advice his Department provides for the family and dependents of service personnel who are killed while on operational duties overseas.

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps he plans to take to assess the method of paying compensation to members of the armed forces who are injured; and when he expects to...

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints of (a) discrimination, (b) harassment and (c) bullying have been recorded in each of the armed forces in each of the last five years.

      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, what estimate he has made of the total cost of the...

      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, whether the external reference group is a permanent body.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the merits of (a) adding bed linen as a permitted item to the clothing allowance claim of war pension allowances and (b) creating an...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost to the public purse arising from the time taken to complete the capability sustainment programmes for (a) the Warrior...

      Departmental CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      Community Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the projects to which his Department has allocated funding as part of the Community Covenant to date; and in each such case (a) how much...

      Defence: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to support aviation defence exports.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 many...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date special advisers in his Department last used the Government car pool to travel in an official capacity; and on how many occasions a special...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Brimstone missiles have been used in Afghanistan in each month since January 2010.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date he expects the T1 Hawk training aircraft to be retired.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) T1 and (b) T2 Hawk aircraft were (i) in service, (ii) in the forward fleet and (iii) fit for purpose on the most recent date for which...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what comparative assessment he undertook on an airframe basis of the long-term support and ownership costs of the Joint Combat Aircraft with the (a)...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate what proportion of the long-term support and maintenance for the Joint Combat Aircraft can be completed in the UK under the current...

      Joint Strike Fighter Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) service personnel, (b) civil personnel and (c) contractors there are in each of the integrated product teams working on the Joint...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on weapons deployed on operations over Libya since the commencement of military action.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has sought any legal opinion on the compatibility with UN Security Council Resolution 1973 of any changes to directions on the targeting of...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the research, development and production of Pressurised Water Reactor 3 for the four...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of suitable sites for a prototype Pressurised Water Reactor 3; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will...

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of awarding the Operational Allowance to members of the armed forces deployed on operations in Libya.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the level of funding (a) required and (b) allocated in order to meet his Department's commitments.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's research and technology budget was in each financial year since 2000-01.

      RFA Largs Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recorded as having been assisted by RFA Largs Bay after the earthquake in Haiti.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's latest estimate is of the cost for the Trident submarine replacement programme's concept phase and assessment phase in (a) constant...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Aarhus Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who will be representing the UK at the meeting of parties to the Aarhus convention in June 2011.

    • Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to reduce the risk of exceeding European Commission requirements on nitrogen dioxide air quality...

      Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the net contribution to the economy of recreational bass fishing in England; and if she will...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the average amount of time each day circus animals spend in cages.

      British Waterways Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings her Department has had with the Charity Commission to discuss her proposals to transfer the assets and...

      British Waterways Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with which organisations her Department has had discussions on the transfer of the assets and liabilities of British...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any plans to assess the UK's emissions output using consumption-based inventories.

      Commons Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications for Commons Councils have been submitted since 2006; and how many such applications were approved in...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for the dairy farming industry.

      Dairy Farming: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dairy farm businesses entered administration in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) name and (b) address is of each building owned by her Department; and what the estimated monetary value is of...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the name is of each contractor or supplier of (a) mobile telephone and (b) mobile data services to her Department.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Protected Destinations of Origin designations have been made in the last 10 years.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in respect of which products have applications for approval to be awarded Protected Destinations of Origin been submitted...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much imported food was destroyed as a result of being declared unfit for human consumption in the latest period for which...

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason the guidelines on place of origin labelling issued by her Department on 10 December 2009 do not apply to all...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects on domestic pig farmers of imports from countries with lower welfare standards...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking (a) nationally and (b) with her EU counterparts to ensure compliance with animal welfare standards...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on reducing plastic bag usage via retailers in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what support she expects to receive from other EU member states for her request for an intercommunity trade ban on eggs...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of imports from countries with lower welfare standards than the UK on domestic...

      River Rom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce levels of (a) nitrates and (b) eutrophication in the River Rom.

      Scallops: Dredging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made on the effects of scallop dredging on marine ecosystems.

      Set-aside Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the effects on biodiversity of the ending of set-aside; (2) whether she has considered...

      Zoos: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department takes to disseminate information to zoos on requirements in respect of the licensing of animals.

  • International Development

    • China: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report, column 14W, on departmental manpower, what his Department's aid contribution to...

    • Departmental CCTV

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report, column 14W, on departmental manpower, how many staff of his Department are...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report, column 14W, on departmental manpower, for what reasons his Department has...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on procuring fairly traded tea and coffee for internal use; and whether there has been any change in...

      Departmental Research

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

      Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has discussed with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change the potential effect on developing countries of...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people his Department plans to provide with (a) access to clean water, (b) improved sanitation and (c) hygiene awareness...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be provided with (a) access to clean water, (b) improved sanitation and (c)...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much bilateral aid his Department plans to provide for (a) access to clean water, (b) improved sanitation and (c) hygiene awareness...

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department has provided to developing countries for investment in (a) safe water and (b) sanitation and hygiene in each...

      Indian Subcontinent: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department is providing to (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Bangladesh and (d) Nepal for the purposes of investment in (i)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria his Department uses to determine what Government expenditure overseas is reckoned within the proportion of gross national...

  • Justice

    • Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of effects of proposed limits on success fees applied to personal injury claimants on the average amount of...

    • Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make an assessment of the likely effect on insurance premiums of the proposals announced in the White Paper on reform of civil litigation...

      Courts: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what facility HM Courts and Tribunals Service has for a litigant in person who qualifies for a court fee exemption to make an urgent application for a...

      Departmental Charitable Donations

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many independent (a) domestic violence adviser and (b) sexual violence adviser posts funded by his Department there have been in each year since...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to conclude his assessment of the findings of the Land Registry Feasibility Study; and what plans he has to discuss the findings of the...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse is of preparing a (a) full pre-sentence report and (b) fast delivery report in magistrates courts, including...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration his Department has given to the deployment of judicial resources across magistrates courts in England and Wales following the outcome...

      Parenting Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many parenting orders have been issued to (a) men and (b) women in each year since their inception.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours on average each day offenders were held in their cell in each establishment in each year since 2007 for which figures are available.

      Wills: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Law Society on changes to the system of regulation of the production of wills; (2) whether he has any...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will make available on the parliamentary (a)...

  • Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of undertaking a cross-Government review of policy on the sustainable biodiesel industry; and if he will make a statement.

    • Biofuels: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on measures to incentivise the uptake of sustainable biofuels in aviation.

      Crossrail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many Crossrail carriages will be delivered in each year between 2010-11 and 2014-15; and how many full train length equivalent diagrams will...

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Vacancies

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

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Driving: Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what evidence he (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated prior to his decision not to lower the level of alcohol in the blood at which driving impairment...

      High Speed Two Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons Rail Package 2 was not considered as the comparator to High Speed Two for the London to West Midlands phase.

      High Speed Two Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with Hillingdon Outdoor Sailing Base on proposals to construct part of the...

      High Speed Two Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many representations he has received on proposals to build part of the High Speed Two network through Hillingdon Outdoor Sailing Base; and if he...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, column 1211W, on roads: accidents, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on the effect on car insurance premiums of use of a vehicle to undertake voluntary work.

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on resurfacing motorways in the last five years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for new non-high speed train lines in England.

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will establish a system of accountability for the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail Regulation to hold (a) Network Rail and (b)...

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department plans to commence its development of measures to reduce road congestion caused by incidents.

      Roads: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the delivery of his Department's investment programme for the strategic road network to (a) begin and (b) be completed.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to paragraph 5.9 of the Strategic Framework for Road Safety, 11 May 2011, what his target date is for finalising the additional...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the new police framework for speeding on the level of (a) fatal, (b) serious injury and (c)...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department expects to publish the speed camera data it has collected from local authorities.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2010, Official Report, column 30W, on speed limits: cameras, whether the fixed gantry cameras are (a) switched...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer to the then hon. Member for Bedford of 7 April 2010, Official Report, column 1364W, on the Thameslink railway line:...

      Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress his Department has made on developing the (a) scope and (b) objectives of a road user charging system.

      Transport: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the Independent Review Panel on Winter Resilience; and how many times he has met the Panel since December 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ai Weiwei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Prime Minister has made to his Chinese counterpart on the detention of Ai Weiwei; and if he will make a...

    • Ai Weiwei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Chinese Government on the detention of Ai Weiwei; and if he will make a...

      Antarctic Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on the protection and continuation of the Antarctic treaty.

      Central Africa: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the state of relations between regional armies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central...

      Central Africa: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure the effectiveness of measures by the African Union to co-ordinate a regional mission to...

      Crown Relocations

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

      David Houtan Kian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he is making on behalf of David Houtan Kian, sentenced to imprisonment in Iran as a result of his legal...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Departmental Pensions

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

      Egypt: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Egypt on the treatment of dissident bloggers.

      Embassies: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost of damage to British embassy buildings in the countries of north Africa and the middle...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps his Department has undertaken to support human rights activists and others to access the internet in countries...

      Libya: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government is maintaining any contact with the Gadaffi Government in Libya.

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are in place to ensure that proceeds from the sale of oil in Libya are not used to support the Gaddafi Government.

      Middle East: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on recent Nakba Day protests.

      Palestinians: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the decision to open the Rafah border crossing to Gaza.

      Syria: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of protests in (a) Syria and (b) Libya since March 2010; what discussions he has had at the UN in...

      Uganda: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to President Museveni and the Government of Uganda on the recent use of force against...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effects on income inequality of bonuses paid to bankers.

    • Climate Change: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what agreements on climate finance were made at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting on 17 May 2011.

      Guardian's Allowance: Grandparents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to extend the qualification criteria for guardian's allowance to include grandparents who become guardians of children who are not...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what considerations he took into account when proposing the rate of increase in contributions for (a) the Local Government Pension Scheme and (b) the...

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the effect on VAT revenues of the import of beauty products supplied to the UK from the Channel Islands in...

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Channel Islands authorities on the revenue foregone by the Exchequer on taxation on beauty products ordered from the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

    • Departmental Data Protection

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

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his timetable is for changes to the mobility component of disability living allowance for those living in care homes.

      Employment Schemes: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to assist older jobseekers in finding employment.

      Employment Schemes: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to assist older people in employment who wish to change careers.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance and communications tool kit for local authorities on the promotion of early intervention...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to issue a consultation paper on the payment of housing costs for people living in supported and sheltered housing classified as...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing benefit in each year since 2009-10; and what proportion of the budget for welfare services, excluding pensions,...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the Health and Safety Commission on the Health and Safety Executive's Incident...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the ratio of unemployed people to Jobcentre Plus staff (a) on the most recent date for which figures are available and (b)...

      Jobcentre Plus: Clydebank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects of the closure of the Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre in Clydebank on the provision of client services...

      Jobcentre Plus: Clydebank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of disposal of the Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre in Clydebank; (2) how much...

      Jobcentre Plus: Clydebank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support and guidance his Department is offering to staff at the Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre in Clydebank following the decision to close...

      Jobcentre Plus: Clydebank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans any compulsory redundancies in respect of staff at the Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre in Clydebank.

      Jobcentre Plus: Clydebank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff at the Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre in Clydebank he expects to be redeployed to other locations.

      Jobcentre Plus: Clydebank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many clients have been dealt with at the Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre in Clydebank in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Clydebank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were employed at the Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre in Clydebank in each of the last six years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to transfer services from Jobcentre Plus contact centres and benefit centres in Scotland to other areas of the UK.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to enable people who take up internships to claim jobseeker's allowance.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of recipients of disability living allowance who receive more support for mortgage interest support...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the change in the level of national insurance payments made by (a) employers and (b) employees in respect of...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2011, Official Report, columns 1291-2W, on enterprise zones, how many responses his Department has received...

      New Enterprise Allowance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has allocated to the establishment of the New Enterprise Allowance in Wales.

      Pensioners: Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of paying means-tested benefits to pensioners in each year to 2030; and what the equivalent...

      Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to protect the pension rights of UK citizens who have lived in, but not worked in, other EU countries.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the level of child poverty in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) London.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households subject to the household benefit cap he expects will have (a) one and (b) more than one household member in work at the...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has carried out an equalities impact assessment on the proposals to accelerate the timetable for the increase in the...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to publish information on expenditure on winter fuel payments for 2010-11.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent steps he has taken to develop more efficient and co-ordinated working practices across Government Departments.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the difference was in the number of registered electors in each constituency between 2009 and 2010; and what assessment he has made of the reasons...

      Married People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of adults in each local authority area were identified as married in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Political Party Funding

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to bring forward legislative proposals on the funding of political parties.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to increase the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register.

      West Lothian Question

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received on the West Lothian question.

      Recall of Members of Parliament

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to publish his proposals for recall of hon. Members by their constituents.

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of press release 283(2011) issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights on the enfranchisement of prisoners; whether the...

  • Education

    • Children in Care: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial support for the continuation and extension of the Frank Buttle...

    • Class Sizes: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average number of pupils per class in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency was (i) in...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the use of higher level teaching assistants in schools; and what discussions he has had with Ofsted about the...

      Departmental Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the official engagements of the Minister of State for Children and Families were on 27 April 2011.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which longitudinal studies monitoring the physical health and emotional well-being of children his Department has and its predecessors have undertaken...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of children who take up their entitlement to free school meals in each (a) ethnic and (b) religious group.

      Free School Meals: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children are entitled to free school meals in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Chester West and Cheshire...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of GCSE A-level students gained at least three GCSE A-levels at grade A or A* in (a) mathematics, (b) English literature,...

      Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what payments his Department and its non-departmental public bodies have made to (a) the Manchester College, (b) Manchester College for Arts and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children (a) in receipt of and (b) not in receipt of free school meals in each local education authority area went on...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils aged 16 to 18 years in sixth-form colleges and school sixth forms were from highly deprived backgrounds in 2009-10.

      Pupils: Reading Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children resident in the area covered by Reading local authority have been educated in other local education authority areas in (a) 2011 to...

      Schools: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, column 1280W, on further education: catering, whether he has received reports of any schools...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers in each region of England have reported physical assaults on them in each of the last three years.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department provided to maintained schools for the teaching of (a) history, (b) geography and (c) religious education in each of the...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers there are per head of population.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much per capita his Department spent on teacher training in each of the last five years.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department and its predecessor allocated to each further education institution for the further education of...

    • Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the performance of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in promoting and supporting UK manufacturing.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of individuals over the age of 24 years who would be eligible to pay fees for...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether apprenticeships for those over the age of 24 years will be subject to further education fees in the 2013-14 academic year.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to his Department’s strategy document, Investing in Skills for Sustainable Growth, what assumptions he has...

      Bakery Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an assessment of the effect of below-cost selling of bread on employment conditions in the baking industry.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) on what date special advisers in his Department last used the Government car pool to travel in an official capacity; and on...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether limited company contractors who are in business on their own account fall within the scope of the Agency Workers...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has any plans to review the operation of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 and its associated guidance. [R]

      English Language: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with their counterparts in the Home Department on the effects of English...

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much debt each country owes to the Export Credits Guarantee Department; and what the expected final payment date is in each case.

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the annual carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel projects in respect of which a guarantee has...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2011 to the hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale, Official Report, columns 712-13W, on higher...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what support will be available under the new student finance system to those considering leaving higher education because...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of the current economic situation on companies who are not represented by local...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that sufficient (a) school and college leavers and (b) graduates have the skills to support...

      Press: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on when the OFT review of its decision to extend the exemption...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Royal Mail Group on revaluation of the colleague shares scheme.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effects of regulation on small businesses in England.

      Technology Transfer: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to Article 66.2 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, what steps his...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) the UK Space Agency, (c) Companies House, (d) the Insolvency Service, (e) the National...

      Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department has provided to universities on the promotion of community involvement; and if he will make a statement.

      Universities: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many offers of places in British universities made to students from outside the EU for academic year 2011-12 had been...

  • Scotland

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in (a) Fife and (b) Glenrothes receive (i) housing benefit and (ii) local housing allowance.

  • Attorney-General

    • Prosecutions: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Attorney-General in which three categories of offence the Crown Prosecution Service has brought the highest proportion of successful prosecutions in Northamptonshire in the last year...

  • Health

    • Bowel Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on bowel cancer patients of travelling long distances on public transport to hospital appointments; and if he...

    • Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Bolton have been invited to attend breast screening by Royal Bolton Hospital in each of the last five years.

      Breast Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women undergoing surgery for breast cancer aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79 and (e) over 80 years in each...

      Breast Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79 and (e) over 80 years had mastectomies in each (i) cancer network and...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in Bolton have accessed drugs through the Cancer Drugs Fund to date.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Cancer Information Network's equality metrics; and how these metrics are being...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of carers have received a carer’s assessment under the provisions of the Carers Act 1995 in each (a) region and (b)...

      Departmental CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on ensuring full implementation of the National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bodies in the (a) public and (b) voluntary sector provide bereavement counselling.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental laboratories in the UK have (a) closed and (b) merged since 2006.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to amend the calculation of units of dental activity in his proposals for dental commissioning; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in (a) North East Derbyshire constituency, (b) Derbyshire, (c) the East Midlands and (d) England are operating under (i) general dental...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many complaints the Care Quality Commission has (a) received and (b) upheld in respect of (i) dentists, (ii) dental nurses, (iii) dental...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in how many fitness to practice cases brought before the General Dental Council in the last 12 months, how many patients expected to be treated...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence his Department has evaluated on any failure of dental technicians to meet required standards for their work.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the average cost to a dental practice of providing a patient with a statement of conformity for a dental appliance; (2)...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers the General Dental Council has to determine whether a case in which a statement of conformity of a dental appliance was not provided should be...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of dental crowns for UK patients were manufactured (a) outside the UK and (b) in non-European economic area countries in the latest...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental device suppliers his Department found not to have been registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the last...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor the adequacy of (a) dental restoration work and (b) dental appliances.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the regulatory mechanism is which ensures that dental restorations and appliances meet UK standards.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many dental devices were made for UK patients by untrained dental technicians in each of the last five years; and in how many such cases the...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trained dental technicians are working in the UK.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions his Department has had with the NHS Counter Fraud Service on steps to improve compliance with schedule 3(a) of the NHS (Dental...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on encouraging UK dentists to use UK-based laboratory technicians.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial assistance his Department and its predecessor have provided to dental technology training in each of the last five years.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental schools provide dental technology training; and how many places were offered in each training institution in each year since 2006.

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what restrictions are placed on the production in its entirety of a dental device by an untrained dental technician.

      Dentistry: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the introduction of NHS salaries for dentists.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the monetary value of land and buildings, including NHS land and buildings, his Department expects to dispose of by sale in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers were employed by his Department in 2010-11; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Drugs: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisoners were prescribed (a) methadone and (b) other substitutes for illegal drugs in each year since 2007; and what the cost to his Department...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what method his Department plans to use to ensure that all healthcare science workforce disciplines are represented in its cost-benefit risk...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effect of the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill on meeting the health care needs of older people.

      Health: Social Isolation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential effect of loneliness and social isolation on recovery rates from (i)...

      Heart Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the principal risk factors contributing to heart disease, listed accorded to the assessed level of risk; (2) what...

      Hospital Wards: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which 100 wards had the worst health outcomes in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Macular Degeneration: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of the prescription of ranibizumab (Lucentis) for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration in each of the last...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to monitor the effect of food prices on rates of malnutrition.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the influence of psychosocial factors on the health and well-being of NHS patients.

      NHS: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on NHS services in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in real terms in each year from May 2005 to April 2010; and how...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the (a) levels of and (b) trends in the daily calorific intake of (i) men and (ii) women in the latest period for which...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned on the (a) physical and (b) psychological causes of obesity.

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Southern Cross Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on Southern Cross care homes since 21 March 2011; and if he...

      Spinal Injuries: Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with a spinal cord injury are receiving continuing care in their own home.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on the operation of section 23 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 in respect of...

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to tackle anti-Semitism since April 2011; what assessment he has made of the performance of the...

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether officials in his Department with policy responsibility for dealing with anti-Semitism (a) have regular access to and (b)...

      Care Homes: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the merits of requiring (a) planning permission and (b) local consultation for the conversion of a residential...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department and the Department for Work and Pensions have developed an implementation plan for the localisation of...

      Departmental Charitable Donations

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

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) on what date special advisers in his Department last used the Government car pool to travel in an official capacity; and...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any savings arising from the reduction in the number of his Department's arm's length bodies will be re-allocated; and...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the date was of each visit by a Minister in his Department on official duties to each local authority area since 1 February...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the European Regional Development Fund remains to be allocated in each region.

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the European Regional Development Fund has been (a) contracted and (b) paid to projects in each region to date.

      Fire Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firefighters in each region have been injured as a result of an assault while on duty in each of the last three years.

      Housing Associations: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the level of fraud perpetrated against housing associations.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) the availability of urban green space and (b) the green belt of his...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to ensure that new homes are built to meet energy efficiency standards.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to enable the retrofitting of older properties with energy saving and energy conservation...

      Local Government Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of section 43 of the Local Government Act 1988.

      Local Government: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of each submission made by London borough councils to his Department on the provisional...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward secondary legislation to grant voting rights to co-opted members of local authority standards committees.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how long his appointed Inspector in relation to appeal reference APP/E1210/A/10/2141696, spent at the appeal site during his...

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the future of the playing fields planning circular New Town and Country Planning (Consultation) Direction 2009.

      Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much was allocated by each local authority for social care in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement;...

      Trading Standards: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the enforcement of the provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984 by...

      Vacant Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to discourage development on greenfield sites.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Pigs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many licences are currently valid for the movement of pigs in the United Kingdom.

    • Animal Welfare: Seal Hunting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Canada regarding the seal hunt.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 May (WA 198-200), how many of the 11,400 Indians and 4,690 Jamaicans who have applied for...

      Atos Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 16 May (WA 274), whether "improvements by Atos Healthcare to its soft skills training" refers to the soft skills...

      Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the impact of air passenger duty on long haul flights from domestic airports.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have obtained information about the doctors and nurses arrested in Bahrain and held incommunicado.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 9 May (WA 173), whether the average weekly wage earned by working families, upon which the benefit cap will be...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 12 May (WA 229-31), what percentage of drug addicts and alcoholics they estimate will be reformed and what...

      British Hujj Delegation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of British Hujjaj delegations on the health and safety of British pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to civilians in Shan State, Burma, who have been displaced by the Government of Burma allegedly breaking a ceasefire and...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for neighbouring countries of increased conflict in Shan State, Burma.

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 26 April (WA 23), whether they will refrain from using in answers to parliamentary questions...

      Conservative Party: Spring Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 22 March (WA 155), whether any application has been received or is expected to be received from South...

      Crime: Motoring Convictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated number and percentage of uninsured drivers; how many successful prosecutions of uninsured drivers there were by region in 2008, 2009 and...

      Cyclists: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many road traffic accidents involving cyclists have been recorded in (a) London, and (b) the United Kingdom, in each of the past five years.

      Education: Classics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many classics teachers there were in English state comprehensives in each year since 1990.

      Education: Classics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many classics teachers who do not hold a postgraduate certificate of education have taken posts teaching classics in comprehensive schools in each year since 1990.

      Elections: Non-British Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 17 May (WA 320) on the voting rights of citizens of the Republic of Ireland, whether the citizens of any other...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the Brüstle case on the patentability of inventions relating to...

      Employment: Medical Conditions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider logging details of the nature of medical conditions of people who attend Department for Work and Pensions work capability assessment...

      Energy: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 4 May (WA 157) on liquid fluoride thorium reactors, what assessment they have made of the independence of the...

      Energy: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the United Kingdom less dependent on oil following the International Energy Agency's advice that "peak oil" has been reached.

      Equalities Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Section 199 of the Equalities Act 2010 has not yet been commenced; and whether they intend to commence the provision at a future date.

      Extradition: Gary McKinnon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 March (Official Report, cols. 729-731), whether under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 (disability...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries permit female genital mutilation; and what initiatives are planned by (a) the United Kingdom, (b) the European Union, and (c) the United Nations...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 October 2007 (WA 132), what progress has been made towards the wider programme of research on the...

      Government: Red Tape Challenge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Equality Act 2010 was the first item highlighted under the Red Tape Challenge; whether any changes are to be made to equality regulations; and whether they...

      Health: HIV

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received the report of the Tripartite Working Group established to review the current guidance on HIV-infected healthcare workers; whether they...

      Health: Hydrotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether hydrotherapy can be financed under the primary care trust pilot schemes of direct payments for personal health budgets.

      Health: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to publish a national outcomes strategy for musculoskeletal disorders.

      House of Lords: Allowances

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what consideration the House Committee has given to the reinstatement of a secretarial allowance during the Summer Recess to allow Members of the House of Lords...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much (a) supported capital expenditure, and (b) major repairs allowance, funding will be allocated for council housing in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what subsidy support for assumed housing debt has been made available to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for 2011-12.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of historic debt will the London Borough of Tower Hamlets be required to inherit under their proposals to reform the housing revenue account subsidy system.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for implementing reforms of the housing revenue account subsidy system.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cash incentive scheme grants were made available under Section 129 of the Housing Act 1988 in each local authority in London in 2008-09, 2009-10 and...

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries accept British ID cards as valid.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the differences between England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland in immigration and visa issue policies; and on what powers they are based.

      Immigration: Security Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they contract with G4S in respect of the removal process for deportations, having regard to the death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010, which occurred...

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the announcement that India has ratified the United Nations protocol on human trafficking.

      Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the monthly passenger numbers between the Isles of Scilly and the mainland in the past five years by (a) ferry, (b) fixed-wing flights, and (c) helicopter.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Israel about the arrests, reported on 5 May, of two members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Mr...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the Government of Israel to suspend the construction of the West Bank barrier in Al-Walajeh; and what...

      Liberia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the situation in Liberia.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government of Libya is currently allowed to import, export or otherwise trade in petroleum products.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NATO troops failed to assist refugees fleeing Libya by boat; and, if so, how this complies with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 and the...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the letter sent to the Prime Minister by 20 British organizations concerning the plight of Somali, Ethiopian and Eritrean people...

      Local Government: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Hanham on 7 February (WA 28), whether they will place in the Library of the House the 300 representations received on...

      Localism Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the potential liability of the United Kingdom to pay fines to the European Union; and what proportion they anticipate would fall to...

      Meteorology and Hydrology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve in collaboration with the United Nations agencies the collection and exchange between countries of meteorological and hydrological...

      Ministry of Justice: Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 17 May (WA 295), what plans they have to improve the collection of data held centrally by the Ministry of Justice.

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Home Secretary on 1 March 2011 (Official Report, Commons, col. 205) that "more than one million innocent people" currently have...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff Sickness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of days have been lost in the Northern Ireland Office through sickness in the first four months of 2011; and how that figure compares with the same...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 5 May (WA 170-1), when they intend to publish their strategy on human trafficking.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to appoint a national rapporteur, or equivalent mechanism, to report on the fulfilment of the United Kingdom's obligations under EU Directive...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that their strategy on human trafficking is compatible with EU Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Jones on 5 May (WA 170) and by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 May (WA 183), how much weight is given to an...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Neville-Jones on 5 May (WA 170) and by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 May (WA 183), why since 31 March 2011 there have...

      Places of Religious Worship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many mosques have been registered under the Marriage Act 1949.

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 7 February (WA 31-2) stating that an individual can apply for an extract of records held on them,...

      Prisons: Morton Hall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Morton Hall prison was closed as a women's prison. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women prisoners were in residence at Morton Hall prison when it...

      Private Members' Bills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on Private Members' Bills for which referral motions to a Second Reading Committee in the House of Commons were (a) agreed, and (b)...

      Railways: Middlesbrough and Whitby

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans, as part of the Big Society initiative, to transfer the operation of part or all of the train services between Middlesbrough and Whitby...

      Roads: Brown Signs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 17 May (WA 321), who is represented on the cross-departmental working group that will consider the approach to...

      Saville Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost of the Saville inquiry and each of the inquiries subsequent to the inquiry by Judge Cory to date; what is the estimated future costs of...

      Schools: Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to analyse the Institute for Fiscal Studies report Drivers and Barriers to Educational Success and to draw its conclusions to the...

      Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in 2010, (a) how many ships travelled through British waters, (b) how many ships docked at British ports, and (c) how many ships were subject to a port...

      Sri Lanka: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent local elections held in Sri Lanka.

      Transport: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 17 May (WA 321), whether the report on potential sources of risk to strategic transport networks from activities...

      Vehicles: Tax and Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest estimate of the number of vehicles on roads in the United Kingdom which are (a) untaxed, or (b) uninsured, or both.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 16 February (WA 201), what are the relevant statutory guidelines that enable time spent in the United...

      Yemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the failure of the Government of Yemen to implement the Gulf Co-operation Council's proposals on the departure of President Saleh.

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