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Written answers

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the full-time equivalent number of staff (a) directly employed by the House of...

    • Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many members of staff (a) directly employed by the House of Commons Service and...

      Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much was paid in total in salaries to (a) House of Commons Service staff and...

  • Prime Minister

    • Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Prime Minister what requests he received from (a) members of the Welsh Government and (b) the Secretary of State for Wales between 6 and 20 May 2011 for a meeting to discuss issues...

    • Ira

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will seek an expression of regret or apology from the Government of the Republic of Ireland for any part played by the Republic of Ireland in the arming and...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel were serving (a) abroad and (b) in Afghanistan on (i) 6 May 2010 and (ii) 5 May 2011.

    • Apache AH-64 Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has plans to equip Apache helicopters with the Ground Fire Acquisition System.

      Armed Forces: 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assistance he is providing to members of the armed forces to qualify to compete in events in the London 2012 Olympics; and if he will make a...

      Armed Forces: Absent Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements his Department put in place to enable members of the armed forces serving overseas to vote by post before the May 2011 elections and...

      Armed Forces: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria his Department uses to determine who is eligible for the operational allowance.

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether he has considered the merits of introducing an Armed Forces Ombudsman; (2) whether he has any plans to change the number of investigators...

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) dogs and (b) horses are in the service of the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military wards there are in NHS hospitals; and in what year each opened.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service personnel have participated in the Armed Forces Home Ownership Scheme in each year since its introduction; (2) what the budget...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what budget has been set for the armed forces (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy and (c) First Buy scheme for 2011-12; whether there is a budget...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance he plans to issue to local authorities on ensuring priority access for service personnel to (a) First Buy, (b) New Build HomeBuy and (c)...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is eligible for the armed forces (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy and (c) First Buy scheme.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of service personnel who will participate in the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy and (c) First Buy scheme.

      Armed Forces: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on introducing an armed forces ombudsman.

      Armed Forces: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) service children and (b) children of reservists are being educated in state schools.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2011, Official Report, column 417W, on armed forces: young people (1) how many and what proportion of armed service...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 675W, on armed forces: young people, (1) if his Department will commission (a) internal...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 675W, on armed forces: young people, in what year his Department last received (a) internal...

      Ascension Island: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the contribution to British military interests of the airport on Ascension Island; what assessment he has made of...

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether RAF Menwith Hill is playing an operational role in US ballistic missile defence.

      Defence Exports Support Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2010, Official Report, column 817W, on the Defence Exports Group, what the terms of reference are of the Defence...

      Departmental Charitable Donations

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

      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 Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what land his Department proposes to sell in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2011, Official Report, column 568W, on departmental land, when he plans to place in the Library a copy of the list of...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department's employees categorised by (a) seniority, (b)...

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what official visits Ministers in his Department have undertaken since their appointment; and what the purpose was of each such visit.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the result was of the inquiry into the unauthorised disclosure to the Prime Minister in September 2010 of his letter on reductions to his...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what engagements he has undertaken in (a) the UK and (b) overseas in the last three months.

      DM Beith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans his Department has for the future ownership of DM Beith; (2) what assessment he has made of the long-term strategic requirement for DM...

      HMS Ark Royal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the total cost to his Department of the operation of HMS Ark Royal in 2010.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average weekly accommodation cost for personnel deployed in Italy to participate in Operation Ellamy has been since the start of the...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Brimstone missiles used as part of Operation Ellamy are to be replaced.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the purchase cost of each Brimstone missile is.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the mission accomplished rate was in Afghanistan for the (a) Tornado GR4 and (b) Harrier GR9 in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with which countries the UK has signed a (a) defence treaty, (b) formal agreement, (c) Memorandum of Understanding and (d) Letter of Intent in each of...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 562W, on military bases, who carried out the assessment of the local economic impact...

      Military Police: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at which sites Ministry of Defence Police are deployed; and what the responsibilities are of the personnel at each site.

      Military Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what definition of the words (a) infrastructure and (b) command and control his Department uses when using such terms to describe military targets.

      Navy: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average daily cost to the public purse for food and drink for serving members of the Royal Navy at each rank on active service was in the latest...

      Public Expenditure: DFID

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to establish an inquiry into the unauthorised disclosure of his letter to the Prime Minister concerning the budget for the Department...

      Space Technology: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the GEO-1 satellite will provide data to RAF Menwith Hill.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make arrangements to provide extra passenger capacity on military flights between the UK and the Falkland Islands to assist personnel engaged...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department provided to each charity it funds in each of the last five years; and how much he has allocated for funding to each such charity...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, (c) the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency, (d) the Defence...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office paid in (a) damages, (b) claimant costs and (c) defendant costs in respect of all civil claims brought...

    • Government Equalities Office: Equality and Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many employees of (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission earn an annual salary of over (A)...

      Homophobia: Transphobia

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps Ministers in the Government Equalities Office took to mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May 2011.

  • Wales

    • Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps she is taking to encourage charitable giving by Ministers in her Department.

    • Departmental Equality

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

      Departmental Research

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

      Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many requests she received between 6 May and 20 May 2011 to meet members of the Welsh Government; and on what matters.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Equality

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

  • Northern Ireland

  • Attorney-General

    • Prosecutions: Rape

      To ask the Attorney-General how many successful prosecutions for rape there have been in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many staff of the Crown Prosecution Service were entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union activities in...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Systems

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to bring forward further proposals for changes to the electoral system for the House of Commons; and if he will make a statement.

    • Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he is preparing legislation or draft legislation on the extension of the franchise to prisoners; whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Equality

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

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the moratorium on new regulation from April 2011 for businesses with fewer than 10 people applies to the proposed...

      Fire Services: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of each fire service are entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanism he plans to put in place to ensure that provision of services for homeless people remains a priority for local...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the Cross-Departmental Homeless Working Group has made of the effects of the big society initiative on the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) private sector and (b) public sector housing starts there were in the Peterborough city council area in the first...

      Landlords: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of complaints about landlords made to local authorities in each of the last...

      Landlords: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many prosecutions there were of landlords for an offence under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c)...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers are available to police in relation to disorder in public galleries at council meetings open to the public.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities in England have responsibility for housing.

      Mayors: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of establishing arrangements for a shadow mayor in Birmingham;...

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on measures to enable residents in care villages or similarly-managed properties to hold...

  • Education

    • Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the role of art as a subject in the (a) primary and (b) secondary curriculum.

    • Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of demand for newly-qualified specialist art teachers in each of the next three academic years.

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the merits of developing commissioning guidance for head teachers on support for children with speech, language and...

      Children: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial support his Department (a) has provided in each of the last three years and (b) plans to provide in 2011-12 and 2012-13 for social care...

      Children: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial support his Department (a) has provided in each of the last three years and (b) plans to provide in 2011-12 and 2012-13 for school...

      Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish the Bailey Report on the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Equality

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 423-4W, on independent review panels, on what basis his Department decides whether to...

      Discretionary Learner Support Fund: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of the Discretionary Support Fund will be allocated to Cornwall.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of the withdrawal of education maintenance allowance on young people from (a) ethnic minorities and (b) lone...

      Education: Children's Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the headcount of each local authority education and children's service; and under what categories such data is...

      Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what (a) time-series data and (b) information his Department holds on the number of (i) school trips which have taken place and (ii) children who have...

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2011, Official Report, column 968W, on secondary education: first aid, whether his Department will bring forward...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what measures of deprivation his Department uses in its segmented analysis of achievement at school other than the proportion of children entitled to...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2011, Official Report, column 966W, on free schools, what school size or capacity has been specified in each...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free schools he expects to open in September 2011; how many applications are being processed; and how many further expressions of interest...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of A-level students were entered for A-level (a) mathematics, (b) English literature, (c) further mathematics, (d)...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many grammar schools have (a) applied for, (b) converted to and (c) registered an interest in applying for academy status since 2005.

      History and Geography: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has assessed the merits of raising to 16 years the compulsory age to which history and geography must be taught.

      Primary Education: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on training and continuing professional development for the primary school workforce.

      Pupils: Identification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department issues to secondary schools on the wearing of identity badges by pupils.

      Reading: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 March 2011, Official Report, columns 61-2WS, on the Year 1 phonics screening check, how often his...

      School Meals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reason academies and free schools are to be exempted from the requirement to meet nutritional standards for school meals.

      Schools: Identification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department issues to schools on the deployment of in-school identification and payment systems.

      Schools: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure pupils have access to high quality ICT education and training in schools.

      Schools: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans he has to ensure sufficient pupil places are available for residents of the London borough of Newham up to 2013; (2) how many...

      Schools: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the role of Ofsted will be in relation to the implementation of nutritional standards for school food for (a) academies, (b) free schools and (c)...

      Schools: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether free schools will be required to comply with nutritional standards for school food.

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

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

      Secondary Education: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for the future of the C-grade threshold as used in performance measures for secondary schools.

      Separation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education to which (a) geographical areas and (b) organisations he plans to allocate the funding for relationship support services with respect to family...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require schools to support the health and well-being of children with (a) medical needs and (b)...

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what financial support his Department provided for children with autistic spectrum disorders in schools in Sunderland in each of the last three years.

      Teachers: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many teachers in each region of England have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for disciplinary offences related to inappropriate...

      Teachers: Schoolmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has provided to (a) the National Union of Teachers, (b) the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women...

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many statements of intent his Department received in relation to establishing a university technical college by 1 April 2011; and if he will...

      Vocational Guidance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department plans to provide direct funding to the all-age careers service in academic year 2011-12.

  • International Development

    • Departmental Charitable Donations

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

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department’s employees categorised...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had within the Transitional Committee on the Green Climate Fund on the division of funding between climate...

      Developing Countries: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the provision by the Government of £1.5 million of grant aid to promote global road safety through the UN...

      Ecuador: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the proposals of the Government of Ecuador for the preservation of the Yasuni forest.

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what arrangements his Department put in place to enable its officials working overseas to vote by post in the May 2011 elections and...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's aid to Pakistan was spent in the Pakistan-administered areas of Kashmir in the latest period for...

      Tanzania: BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reasons his Department recommended that funds agreed with the Serious Fraud Office should be paid by BAE to the Government of...

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has provided for the activities of UNICEF and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Yemen...

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure the accountability of UNICEF and the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce the effects on health of levels of air quality.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent assessment her Department has made of the efficiency and viability of inoculating badgers against bovine...

      Chewing Gum: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on requiring companies involved in the production of chewing gum to contribute towards the clean-up of...

      Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contact officials of her Department have had with legal representatives of the European Circus Association; and on what...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanism her Department has established to ensure its payments are passed through the supply chain to each tier in...

      Departmental Coordination: Communities and Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have met their counterparts in the Department for Communities...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions have been brought as a result of the work of her Department's legal team in each of the last five years...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make it her policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of her Department's employees...

      Departmental Research

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much each executive agency of her Department has spent on travel by (a) private hire vehicles, (b) trains, (c) buses, (d)...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on special advisers’ travel by (a) Government car, (b) private hire car, (c) train, (d)...

      Fishery Agreements: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2011, Official Report, column 785W, on the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement, if she...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with large retailers and food producers on fish discards.

      Forests: Ecuador

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the proposals of the Government of Ecuador for the preservation of the Yasuni forest.

      Hares: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the aims set out in the Biodiversity Action Plan in respect of the brown hare population have been met.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she has taken to ensure that the Environment Agency navigations can transfer to the proposed new waterways charity...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the operation of online car trading businesses from residential properties;...

      River Rom: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she made of the effects on wildlife of levels of pollution in the River Rom.

      River Thames: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure the cleanliness and water quality of the River Thames.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates the (a) Sustainable Development Programme Board and (b) Sustainable Development Policy Working Group have met...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of waterways owned by the Crown Estate is expected to achieve (a) good ecological status and (b) good...

  • Health

    • Cancer Drugs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the operation of the Cancer Drugs Fund; and if he will make a statement.

    • NHS Financial Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the financial performance of the NHS in 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.

      Influenza Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the availability of influenza vaccine for winter 2011-12.

      NHS: Competition and Collaboration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential role of (a) competition and (b) co-operation and collaboration in the NHS.

      GP Commissioning Consortia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the redundancy costs of staff of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities eligible to be employed by GP...

      Emergency Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future of the responsibilities of primary care trusts in emergency planning.

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to table amendments for consideration during the Report stage of the Health and Social Care Bill.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the average amount of Care Quality Commission staff time needed to conduct a service review for an (a) NHS trust, (b) independent...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training staff at the Care Quality Commission will receive on registration and inspection of (a) dental services and (b) GP services.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the maximum amount of time that can elapse is before a health or social care provider will receive a site inspection under the Care Quality...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration the Care Quality Commission gives to provider self-assessment in its assessment of whether a health or social care provider is...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many separate indicators are available within the Care Quality Commission's quality and risk profiles for (a) NHS providers, (b) independent health...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of the Care Quality Commission's assessors and inspectors hold a (a) nursing qualification, (b) social work qualification,...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of the Care Quality Commission's assessors and inspectors are registered with (a) the Nursing and Midwifery Council and (b)...

      Bowel Cancer: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that elderly patients are not underrepresented in clinical trials for bowel cancer therapies.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to assess the effects of lifestyle and behaviour on rates of cancer.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

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

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for cancer patients in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency to receive treatment (a) was in each year from...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of care homes in each region that were found not to be compliant with national minimum standard (a)...

      Colorectal Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 30-day mortality rate was for patients with a diagnosis of bowel cancer who received a major surgical resection for bowel cancer for each stage...

      Dental Services: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of people who are offered a statement of manufacture with their dental device.

      Departmental Charitable Donations

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

      Departmental Equality

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department's employees categorised by (a) seniority, (b)...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many heroin addicts were treated with diamorphine in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Enforcement Actions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications for registration have been refused for (a) NHS trusts, (b) independent healthcare providers and (c) adult social care providers in...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will prepare guidance to general practitioners on the collection of psychosocial data to assist in the health care of patients.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has prepared guidance on remuneration for board members of GP consortia.

      Haematological Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that all blood cancer patients have access to a clinical nurse specialist; (2) what steps he is taking to improve...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will evaluate research into the recovery rates of patients who are (a) married or in long-term relationships and (b) not married or in long-term...

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what documented procedures are in place for (a) GPs and (b) hospitals to ensure thorough and proper care of the elderly.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning difficulties have access to personalised services; and if he will...

      Health Services: Transsexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities among health professionals.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which longitudinal studies monitoring the physical health and emotional well-being of children his Department has undertaken in each of the last five...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent progress has been made on proposals to re-locate children's heart services in Hampshire to Bristol; (2) for what reasons he proposes to...

      Heart Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population of England which lives within an hour's journey time of (a) the Freeman hospital,...

      Hospitals: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the (a) average daily charge and (b) total charges incurred by patients and their families for watching television in...

      Infectious Diseases: Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the treatment of echinococcus multilocularis following the implementation of the EU Directive on Traditional...

      Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of health and social care providers (a) will have received a site inspection in the inspection year to October 2011 and (b) will receive a...

      Leicester City Primary Care Trust: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Leicester City Primary Care Trust spent on diabetes in each category of expenditure in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Leucodepletion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the decision to implement leucodepletion.

      Local Health Watch: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how Local Health Watch will be funded.

      London Ambulance Service: AssetCo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contracts the London Ambulance Service holds with AssetCo plc.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had recent discussions on the P-Capt filter.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence topic selection procedure; and if he will make a...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days were spent by children on adult mental health wards in each region in 2010-11.

      Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of Sativex in alleviating symptoms of spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.

      National Clinical Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to make any national clinical directors redundant under his plans for NHS reorganisation.

      National Clinical Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) title and (b) post holder is of each national clinical director in his Department; and for how many staff each director is responsible.

      National Health Service Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many cases the National Health Service Litigation Authority was successful in defending a claim of clinical negligence in each of the last three...

      Neuromuscular Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the NHS North East Specialised Commissioning Group in reviewing neuromuscular services in the region; and if he will make a...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the accountability of NHS trusts to the public.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment has he made of the process by which NHS trusts appoint (a) chairs, (b) directors and (c) non-executive directors.

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the name is of each (a) NHS Commissioner and (b) provider of NHS-commissioned care that is not yet compliant with the IG toolkit requirement for the...

      NHS: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means (a) Healthwatch, (b) health and wellbeing boards and (c) Public Health England will ensure that (i) homeless persons and (ii) other excluded...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on reviewing funding for the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases were referred to the NHS from private health providers after (a) operations and (b) other treatment which were considered unsatisfactory by...

      NHS: Reforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that national priorities and commitments are maintained and fulfilled at a local level following implementation of...

      NHS: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill to establish a duty on the Secretary of State and all relevant NHS bodies to...

      NHS: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what levels of staff sickness there were in the NHS in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010 for each (i) hospital trust and (ii) primary care trust.

      Older People: Domestic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve access to fall prevention services for elderly people; (2) what steps he is taking to encourage older people at...

      Older People: Weather

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

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that treatments for ultra orphan conditions are referred to the Advisory Group on National Specialised Services;...

      Paramedical Staff: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paramedics in each region have been injured as a result of assault while on duty in each of the last three years.

      Passive Smoking: Infants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to investigate the health effects on infants of exposure to passive smoke in cars.

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department plans to take to ensure patients' right to self-refer to NHS physiotherapy services is maintained under the any qualified...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many addresses for the writing and dispensation of prescriptions are registered in (a) in Bradford district and (b) England.

      Respite Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department allocated for respite care in each local authority area in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      School milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has assessed the merits of extending the availability of the free nursery milk scheme to all children in reception class rather than ending it...

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to prevent youths harassing adults outside shops in order to encourage them to buy cigarettes for those youths.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the eligibility criteria were for Fair Access to Care services for each local authority as at 1 April 2011; and if he will make a statement;...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was allocated by his Department for social care in each local authority area in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Southern Cross Healthcare: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer by the Leader of the House on 19 May 2011, Official Report, columns 509-10, what discussions he has had with (a) the...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department takes to assess levels of stress of its officials during pregnancy.

      Subarachnoid Haemorrhages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment the NHS has made of the long-term outcomes of coiling procedures for the treatment of subarachnoid haemorrhages.

      Sunderland Hospital: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed at Sunderland City Hospital on 1 April (i) 1997 and (ii) 2011.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what peer review was undertaken on (a) the calculations of the cost of treating smoking-related illnesses contained in and (b) the research on the...

      Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a recommended average daily distance a healthy person should walk.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) with reference to his Department's publication, UK and Global Bioenergy Resource-Final Report, what conversion factor from...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the average price of UK-sourced wood feedstocks for biomass energy generation.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if his Department will undertake an impact assessment in respect of the effect of the Government's energy policy on global carbon emissions.

      Carbon Emissions: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent representations he has received from local authorities that have academy schools within their boundaries concerning...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department's employees categorised by (a)...

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to encourage local authorities to require that new buildings connect to existing district heating networks.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the generating costs of (a) solar power and (b) other power generation technologies over the next 10 years.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what cost-benefit analysis of demand-side energy market measures his Department has undertaken.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from the European Commission on the state aid implications of his proposals for electricity market...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce whether his proposals for electricity market reform are to be subject to the control framework for...

      Electricity: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 234W, on electricity generation: foreign investment in the UK, what...

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has received representations from the European Commission on potential non-compliance with state aid provisions of the...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has made to the World Bank on its draft energy strategy.

      Energy Performance Certificates: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many fines have been levied on landlords of (a) commercial and (b) residential properties for non-compliance with regulations on...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which of his Department's policies are subject to the control framework for levy-funded expenditure by his Department.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effects of classification of the Energy Company Obligation as levy-funded expenditure.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what discussions at (a) Ministerial and (b) official level were held within his Department on the control framework for...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has rejected any policies considered unviable under the control framework for levy-funded expenditure by his Department...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely average cost to the consumer of a Green Deal assessment.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on classification of expenditure on the Energy Company Obligation as...

      Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he received a request from (a) members of the Welsh Government or (b) the Secretary of State for Wales between 6 May and 20 May...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to alleviate fuel poverty in (a) the North East and (b) other rural areas.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential of introducing rising block tariffs to reduce household gas and electricity consumption alongside...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the merits of (a) levying charges on the basis of kilowatt-hours of energy consumed to pay for the renewables...

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer since May 2010; and on what subjects in each case.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether he plans to have further discussions with his EU counterparts who are signatories to the Paris and Brussels Conventions...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has assessed the merits of re-consulting on his proposals for implementing the 2004 Protocols amending the Paris Convention...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the proposals for implementing the 2004 Protocols amending the Paris Convention on nuclear third party liability...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received from commercial nuclear insurance companies on the extent of insurance coverage in the...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the proposal by the Chairperson of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group that the European...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2011, Official Report, column 983W, on nuclear safety, whether any changes have been made in security...

      Nuclear Power: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will initiate a review of the Japanese response to the Fukushima nuclear emergency to identify any lessons for public contingency...

      Nuclear Power: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will list the research and development programmes on (a) reactor safety, (b) Generation IV reactors and (c) radioactive waste...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any potential nuclear operators have made applications to establish a funded decommissioning programme for new nuclear reactors.

      Oil: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the capacity of oil companies to cap wells in UK deep waters; (2) what recent discussions he has...

      Professional Organisations: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many subscription or membership fees for (a) the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and (b) other professional organisations...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any potential nuclear operations in the UK have made applications for a waste transfer price contract for wastes and spent...

      Radioactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measurements were made of (a) concentrations and (b) activities of (i) plutonium and (ii) uranium in UK air in (A) March and (B)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the financial implications for businesses participating in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme of the...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to provide assistance in respect of initial capital outlay for those converting domestic heating systems...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 5 April 2011, Official Report, column 888W, on solar power, what estimate he has made for international...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the total monetary value is of feed-in tariff payments made for (a) solar photovoltaic schemes and (b) all permitted technologies...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential effects of the feed-in tariff review on the solar industry in Cornwall and the south-west; and what...

      Technical Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who the members were of the Technical Advisory Panel set up by the Office for Nuclear Regulation to assist the chief nuclear inspector...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential financial benefits to communities of offshore wind farms; and for how long he expects any...

      Wind Power: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress his Department has made on the tender for an offshore transmission owner for the London Array wind farm.

  • Treasury

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the 2011 Budget, HC 836, page 3, what estimate he has made of the average potential benefit to (a) all businesses and (b) small and...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methodology he used to determine the price levels of carbon price support in (a) his Department's consultation on the carbon price floor and (b)...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the effects on energy-intensive industries of the introduction of carbon price support.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change in the purchasing power of child benefit in the next three financial years.

      Child Benefit: Applications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department has a target for the time taken to process applications for child benefit; (2) what the average time taken to process...

      Child Benefit: Applications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints his Department has received on the length of time taken to process a child benefit application in each month of the last five years.

      Child Care Tax Credit: Barnsley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Barnsley East constituency are in receipt of childcare tax credit.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the reduction in the rate of corporation tax announced in the 2011 Budget on the level of growth in each...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department took to implement the recommendations of the Thirtieth Report of the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 2007-08, Management of...

      Corporation Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many private sector enterprises he expects to benefit from the reduction in the main rate of corporation tax to 26%.

      Departmental Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to encourage charitable giving by Ministers in his Department.

      Departmental Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) paid out in (a) compensation and (b) goodwill payments in respect of mistakes and errors by HMRC in each of the last...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) data protection breaches and (b) confidentiality breaches were made by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 12...

      Disadvantaged: Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that money and debt advice is available to people who do not have access to the internet.

      Employment Agencies

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

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much additional investment he expects to arise from changes (1) to the enterprise investment scheme announced in the 2011 Budget (a) for businesses...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of extending the scope of excise duty on hydrocarbon oils to all forms of shipping and aviation for the purposes...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is on establishing a sub-class for the general insurance broking sector within the revised Financial Services Compensation Scheme; (2)...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect on consumers of reviewing the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to introduce a mechanism to enable charities to claim back tax up to £5,000 per annum through the gift aid scheme; and what mechanism...

      Income Tax: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) London whose tax liability will be reduced as a...

      Income Tax: Warrington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who will (a) no longer pay income tax and (b) have their income tax payments reduced in (i) Warrington...

      Insurance: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had at EU level on the Insurance Guarantee Scheme Directive; and when he expects a final text to be drafted.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans his Department has to make it easier for people who are not in a relationship to share the mortgage for a property.

      Northern Rock plc

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to receive recommendations from UK Financial Investments Ltd in relation to the future of Northern Rock plc.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects on each socio-economic group of the reductions in public expenditure announced in (a) the June 2010 Budget and...

      Revenue and Customs: Deloitte

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in respect of how many cases involving the settlement of tax liabilities of over £10 million HM Revenue and Customs has had discussions with Deloitte...

      Social Enterprises: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether community renewable energy projects with social enterprise company structures whose electricity generation commences after 6 April 2012 will be...

      Tax Allowances: Age

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of using age-related tax allowances.

      Tax Collection: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions individual tax codes were changed to recover tax arrears while appeals against recovery of underpayments were underway in 2010.

      Tax Credit: Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what analysis his Department has carried out of the effect on income levels in each income decile of (a) reducing the second income threshold for tax...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people have been issued with incorrect tax codes in each year since 1997; (2) in how many cases individuals have been issued with an...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the amount of tax owed to HM Revenue and Customs by persons issued with incorrect tax codes in each of the last five...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many notice to file a tax return forms were automatically sent out by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many notice to file a tax return forms were sent to people who had previously notified HM Revenue and Customs that they no longer used self-assessment...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many reportable errors were made by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the overall tax base of tax increment financing projects in England.

      Taxation: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the total amount of deductions was held by HM Revenue and Customs under the Construction Industry Scheme as at (a) 31 March 2008, (b) 31 March...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to review value added tax legislation; and whether the removal of exemptions will form part of that review.

      VAT: Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the levying of value added tax on outsourced insurance-related services which are currently...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) on what date he last met with representatives of Ofcom to discuss News Corporation's proposed acquisition of BSkyB; (2)...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 346-47W, on broadband, when he intends to publish the high...

      Communications Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will publish the responses he has received to his open letter on his proposed Communications Bill.

      Construction: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the compliance of its Executive agency with OGC Common Minimum Standards for the...

      Creative England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when Creative England's long-term business plan will be published.

      Creative England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what meetings he has had with the heads of the regional screening agencies on the creation of Creative England.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department’s employees...

      Departmental Research

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

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent meetings he has had with the Football Association on football governance; (2) what recent meetings he has...

      Intellectual Property and Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last met the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to discuss the Hargreaves review of Intellectual...

      Music: Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Phonographic Performance Limited on licensing requirements for occupants of private offices...

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2011, Official Report, column 632W, on the Digital Economy Act 2010, when he expects to...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1059W, on the Olympic Games 2012, what criteria he plans to use...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1059W, on the Olympic Games 2012, for which events the...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1059W, on the Olympic Games 2012, what criteria he plans to use...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1059W, on the Olympic Games 2012, if he will publish a list of...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1059W, on the Olympic Games 2012, what criteria he plans to use...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1059W, on the Olympic Games 2012, what proportion of the 6,000...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent assessment he has made of the likely effect on the economy of Northern Ireland of the London 2012 Olympics;...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many tickets for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics have been allocated to schools in (a) London, (b) England, (c)...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure (1) that (a) jobs and (b) growth in all parts of the UK benefit from the London 2012...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many contracts the Olympic Delivery Authority had awarded to firms located in (a) Wales, (b) each region of England, (c)...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the monetary value has been of London 2012 Olympics construction contracts awarded to companies registered in (a) Wales,...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what criteria his Department applies when assessing the quality of the governance of the sports it supports.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether Ministers in his Department met overseas travel companies to discuss his Department's tourism strategy in advance of...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the contribution of (a) domestic and (b) international golf tourism to the visitor economy.

      Tourism: Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last met the Mayor of London to discuss the potential effects on tourism of the (a) Queen's diamond jubilee and (b)...

      VAT: Sports

      To ask Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the potential effect on the take up of and participation in league sport...

  • Justice

    • Civil Litigation: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's document, Reforming Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales, what reports he received during the...

    • Civil Litigation: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his proposals for qualified one way costs shifting, what the minimum contribution is that a losing claimant will be expected to pay...

      Civil Litigation: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department’s document, Reforming Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales, what the evidential basis is for...

      Civil Litigation: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department’s document, Reforming Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales, how he expects claimants’...

      Civil Litigation: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department’s document, Reforming Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales, what reports he received during the...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons convicted of offences of rape in each of the last five years already had convictions for (a) another offence of rape, (b) another sexual...

      Convictions: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of convictions under the Hunting Act 2005 have related to hunts recognised and regulated by the Council of Hunting Associations.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department's employees categorised by (a) seniority, (b)...

      Drugs: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmonds of 26 April 2011, Official Report, columns 139-42W, on drugs: prosecutions, how many and...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what number and proportion of employment tribunal claims were multiple claims against private sector employers in each of the last five years; (2)...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of cases in the European Court of Human Rights to which the UK was a party in the last 12 months.

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which final judgements the European Court of Human Rights has found the UK to be in breach of an obligation under the European Convention on Human...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of complying with judgements of the European Court of Human Rights against the UK in each of the last...

      Isis Prison and Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to make any changes to (a) the physical fabric and (b) staffing levels at HM Prison and Young Offenders Institution Isis as a result of...

      Legal Aid: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many single parents were in receipt of legal aid for each category of justiciable matter in the latest year for which information is available; and...

      Legal Aid: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse of providing legal aid to persons under the age of 18 years was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Legal Aid: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment to ascertain the potential effect on children and young people of the proposed changes to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 8 March 2011 with regard to Mr H. R. Chowdhury.

      Military Corrective Training Centre: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on the detention of people under the age of 18 years at the Military...

      Portland Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to make any changes to (a) the physical fabric of and (b) staffing levels at HM Young Offenders Institution Portland as a result of the...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1073W, on prisons: private sector, (1) under what circumstances a prison is permitted to...

      Prisoner Escorts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison custody officers are certified to work in each of the prison and court escort contracts operated by the National Offender Management System.

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report, columns 48-52W, on prisons: security, what the nature of each security breach in each prison was...

      Prisons: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much each prison establishment received from prisoners in respect of payments for in-cell televisions in each of the last five years.

      Prosecutions: Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prosecutions there were of landlords for an offence under the Housing Act 2004 in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) the latest period...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons convicted of offences of rape were released from custodial sentences before the end of the sentence handed down in each of the last 10 years.

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of rape cases ended in a conviction in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (1) convictions there were for offences of rape in each of the last 10 years; and in how many such cases the defendant was (a) found guilty by...

      Rape: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of a prison sentence served for convicted rapists who entered a guilty plea was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Recall to Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals in England and Wales released from custody on licence following (a) a determinate sentence and (b) a life sentence and subsequently...

      Recall to Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many warrants for recall to custody were issued in England and Wales in 2010 in respect of persons originally given (a) a life sentence and (b) a...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons convicted of an offence of rape in each of the last five years committed after release from prison (a) another offence of rape, (b)...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions a sentence (a) at and (b) below the minimum tariff for an offence was handed down in (i) the Crown court and (ii) magistrates...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time taken was from submission of an appeal against a failed (a) employment and support allowance and (b) disability living allowance...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of 18 to 20 year-olds in custody; (2) what his policy is on placing young adult...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost of the young offender institution estate per young offender has been in each year since 2005.

  • Transport

    • Airlines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on the competitiveness of airlines.

    • Aviation: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to mitigate the local environmental effects of aviation; and what assessment he has made of the environmental...

      Aviation: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made on his Department's response to the European Commission ruling that the UK must amend its bilateral air service agreements...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on his proposals to reform aviation security regulation.

      Aviation: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department plans to issue guidance to airport operators on the effects on the environment of extended use of de-icing products in...

      Aviation: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has assessed the feasibility of producing airline performance information during severe weather conditions as recommended in the Independent...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport from which organisations his Department has received representations on its bioenergy strategy since May 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Convention on International Civil Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on reform of the Chicago Convention on Civil Aviation of 1947; and what recent discussions he has had on any such reform.

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Buildings

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

      Departmental CCTV

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria were used to determine whether Department for Transport Central staff in pay bands 6 and 7 would be made surplus; what the cut-off score...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many compulsory redundancy notices have been issued to Department for Transport Central (DfT(C)) staff since May 2010; how many such notices he...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many posts there were in each pay bargaining unit in his Department on 1 April (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and what he expects the equivalent figure to...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent discussions he has had with trade union representatives on the redundancy process for central Department staff; (2) what steps he...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what equality checks were in place to ensure that no bias occurred in the selection process when Department of Transport Central staff in pay bands 6...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether an equality impact assessment was conducted before the job design process for Department of Transport central staff was completed.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on delivering the second round of funding to successful bidders to the Plugged-In Places pilot scheme for electric vehicles.

      Exports: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what powers are available to local authorities to prevent live animal exports from open ports.

      Great Western Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to ensure value for money for passengers when negotiating the new Reading to Paddington rail franchise.

      Great Western Railway: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with representatives of First Great Western on the future of the Great Western franchise beyond 2013.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) (i) Ministers, (ii) officials and (iii) special advisers in his Department and (b) representatives of HS2 Ltd have discussed with (A) the...

      Highways Agency: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) his Department and (b) the Highways Agency has carried out any feasibility studies on allowing the Highways Agency to charge the cost of...

      Highways Agency: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) his Department and (b) the Highways Agency have carried out any feasibility studies on reducing the fuel costs of traffic officers through...

      Level Crossings: Accidents

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hastings and Rye of 24 March 2011 on behalf of a constituent Mr Rhoderick Powrie, ref:...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has calculated the potential change in revenue for the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency which would arise from reducing the...

      Network Rail: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when he expects work on the drains under the West Coast main line in Euxton, Lancashire to be completed; (2) for how long Euxton Lane,...

      Oxford-Hereford Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what long-term plans he has for the rail line between Oxford and Hereford.

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what non-lethal equipment for protection from sea piracy his Department is evaluating.

      Public Transport: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many violent assaults against staff of public transport services have been recorded in each of the last five years; (2) how many violent...

      Public Transport: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the change in greenhouse gas emissions as a result of introducing incrementally staggered fares for public transport.

      Public Transport: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has carried out a cost-benefit analysis on introducing public transport fares that are incrementally staggered according to the time of travel.

      Public Transport: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what expenditure his Department incurred on the development of potential alternative fuels for public transport in the latest period for which figures...

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date he expects the distribution of the second tranche of smartcard grants to deliver smart and integrated ticketing schemes in the 10 largest...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average speed of passenger rail services was in each year since 1990.

      Railways: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the cost-benefit analysis associated with his decision to proceed with the Intercity Business Programme.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of future demand for London to Alton passenger rail services.

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department has provided to (a) local authorities and (b) rail companies on who is responsible for clearing snow and ice from areas...

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met (a) Network Rail and (b) representatives of train operating companies to discuss the implications of the Independent Review of Winter...

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has taken steps to (a) monitor and (b) advise rail operators on the allocation of small quantities of salt to treat (i)...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of a minimum floor price for certificates for waste-derived biodiesel under the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport of 24 March 2011, Official Report, column 343WH, on coastguard...

      Rescue Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date he expects to make an announcement on the future of coastguard stations in Scotland.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) he and (b) his ministerial colleagues have visited any accident and emergency departments of NHS hospitals to discuss with staff levels of...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in what year his Department first established targets for reductions in the numbers killed or seriously injured on roads.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department has made an estimate of the change in annual road fatalities that would arise from reducing the number of MoT tests a new...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of a driver (a) being uninsured, (b) driving a vehicle without a valid MoT and (c) both on the propensity of...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents have been reported on the M1 between junctions 20 and 21 in each of the last 15 months.

      Roads: Hexham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to ensure that roads in (a) Hexham constituency and (b) other rural areas are cleared of snow and accessible in the event...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons are for the time taken to complete the one-year post-opening project evaluation of the A595 Parton to Lillyhall improvement scheme;...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has taken steps to commission research on methods of reducing the volume of salt utilised for clearing ice from roads.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assistance his Department has provided to (a) local authorities and (b) the Highways Agency on preparations for the clearance of trunk and local...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many additional vehicles were planned to enter service by each train operating company by March 2014 under the 2008 rolling stock plan; and how...

      Southeastern Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential effect that the change in journey times for trains running between London Cannon Street and East Kent to be...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish the outcome of his Department's speed limit review.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department has concluded collecting information on 20 mph speed limit zones from local authorities; and when he plans to publish any...

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what process his Department has put in place to assess transport schemes on which ministerial decisions are required in respect of their...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State, Official Report, 31 March 2011, column 156WH, on high speed rail, what (a) assessment he has...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the ethnic balance of the (a) Afghan National Army and (b) Afghan police force.

    • Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made in the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.

      Ai Weiwei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will make representations to the Chinese Government for the release of Ai Weiwei; (2) what discussions he has had...

      Bahrain: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Bahraini opposition figures.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

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

      BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Brazil, (b) the Russian Federation, (c) India and (d) China reached by...

      BBC World Service: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the proportion of the activities of the BBC World Service undertaken via online media.

      Belarus: Internet

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

      Belarus: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is able to conduct an...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he has made in seeking agreement at EU level for action against those in contravention of the Dayton Agreement.

      Bosnia and Herzegovnia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      Bosnia and Herzegovnia: Politics and Government

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

      Bosnia and Herzegovnia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the position adopted by Milorad Dodik on the...

      Bosnia and Herzegovnia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to maintain the operation of (a) the Dayton agreement and (b) the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      Bosnia and Herzegovnia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to maintain the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      Bosnia and Herzegovnia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the resolution on a referendum adopted by the...

      BRIC Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the outcome of the Brazil-Russia-India-China...

      British Council: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what work the British Council is undertaking online to promote British values.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on legal advice in respect of the Chagos Islands in each of the last five years.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of the Marine Protected Area around the British Indian Overseas Territory...

      British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what eligibility criteria apply to financial aid for legal costs for British citizens imprisoned overseas.

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the ceasefire between Burmese government forces and the Shan State Army-North in Shan...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the treatment of civilians by the Burmese army in Shan state, Burma.

      Burma: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on involvement of the President of Burma with drug-related activities in Shan state, Burma.

      Charitable Donations

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

      China: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the recently-introduced restrictions on the access to online media in China.

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received regarding the arrest and detention of persons demonstrating at the treatment of staff...

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received on (a) the recent demonstrations in northern Cyprus concerning economic measures and...

      Departmental CCTV

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

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) consular and (b) non-consular staff of his Department were allocated to each overseas country on the most recent...

      Diplomatic Service: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage the use of social media in an official capacity by staff of his Department...

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements his Department put in place to enable its officials working overseas to vote by post in the May 2011 elections...

      Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what overseas properties his Department shares with (a) other Government Departments and agencies and (b) foreign governments;...

      EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek a review of EU expenditure on external relations in the light of recent developments in the Middle East and...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent research his Department has undertaken on perceptions of the UK amongst the population of (a) Brazil, (b) the...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which of his international counterparts he has raised the issue of restricted access to online media in the last 12 months...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the licensing for export to foreign governments of software that can be used for the purposes of...

      Kazakhstan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the outcome of the recent presidential election...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on post-conflict reconstruction in Libya.

      Libya: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of oil production capacity in Libya controlled by (a) the Gaddafi Government...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with the Arab League on the political situation in Libya; what representations the Arab...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on (a) the rate of unemployment, (b) the proportion of the population in poverty and (c)...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) UK-based and (b) UK-affiliated private military contractors operate in (i) the United Arab Emirates, (ii) Saudi...

      North Korea: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on North Korean assistance to Burma in relation to the development of long range missiles.

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with the Palestinian authorities since the date of the recent agreement between Fatah and...

      Police: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has undertaken with the governments of countries in the territory of which undercover police...

      Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the likely population of (a) Brazil, (b) the Russian Federation, (c) India and (d) China in (i)...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed with his counterpart in the Russian Federation the policy of the Russian Federation on Sri Lanka and the...

      Swaziland: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of Swaziland on human rights.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK businesses his Department supported in conducting business in (a) Brazil, (b) the Russian Federation, (c) India and...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) FCO Services and (c) Wilton Park are entitled to work (i) full-time as trade union...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact the Government is maintaining with emergent political groups in Tunisia.

      Uganda: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Ugandan government on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the rate of unemployment in (a) Brazil, (b) the Russian Federation, (c) India and (d) China.

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the proportion of the population of (a) Brazil, (b) the Russian Federation, (c) India...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many adults over the age of 24 years undertook a (a) full Level 3 qualification and (b) further education qualification above...

    • Adult Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of adults will be required to pay a fee for a course to achieve their first qualification at level 3...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applicants for an apprenticeship aged (a) between 16 and 18, (b) between 19 and 24 and (c) 25 years or over are awaiting...

      Apprentices: Barnsley East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much he has allocated for level 2 apprenticeships in Barnsley East constituency in 2011-12.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to ensure that the small business lending targets set out in Project Merlin are met by the banks who are...

      Beauty Products: Channel Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the effects on the viability of small shops selling beauty products of competition...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effect on continued implementation of the regulations and legislation listed on the...

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many CCTV cameras are installed in and around his Department’s premises; and how much such cameras cost to (a) install...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the consumer protection for private buyers of wheelchair accessible vehicles.

      Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to enforce the online copyright infringement sections of the Digital Economy Act 2010.

      Correspondence: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to protect vulnerable individuals from receiving fraudulent mail.

      Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support the Government provides to promote the UK's creative industries abroad.

      Defence and Security Equipment International: Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which countries have been sent invitations from the Government to the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition at...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department plans to cease to fund any of its functions over the period of the comprehensive spending review.

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many women he estimates will be affected by the changes to English for Speakers of Other Languages provision in(a)the...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date he commissioned an equality impact assessment of the proposed changes to funding for English for speakers of other...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will take steps to ensure that those on income support but not active benefits are able to afford to remain enrolled...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many responses relating to the Equality Act 2010 his Department has received as part of the Red Tape Challenge to date; and...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps UK Trade and Investment is taking to end support for dirty fossil fuel projects.

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he gave to seeking the inclusion of measures to end UK Trade and Investment support for dirty fossil fuel...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what definition of dirty fossil fuel energy production UK Trade and Investment uses.

      Higher Education: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to enable (a) further education colleges, (b) universities and (c) independent training providers to...

      Industry: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of businesses in the food production industry are small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Insurance Guarantee Scheme Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects agreement to be reached on the text of the EU Insurance Guarantee Scheme Directive.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on (a) maintaining the intellectual property in corporate brands owned by shareholders and (b) the role of...

      Jewellery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what regulations govern the sale and purchase of (a) precious metals and (b) gold and silver jewellery.

      Joint International Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reason he decided to close the Joint International Unit between his Department, the Department for Education and the...

      Joint International Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what functions the successor body to the Joint International Unit in his Department will perform.

      Joint International Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) staff grading is and (b) overall salary costs are for the successor body of the Joint International Unit in his...

      Joint International Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the costs were of moving the functions of the Joint International Unit into his Department.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to respond to the letter sent to him by the hon. Member for Witham of 7 April 2011 regarding Ms Amelia Rope; what...

      National Apprenticeship Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for how many days per week the chief executive of the National Apprenticeship Service is employed; and what his pro-rata salary is.

      National Vocational Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much funding was provided by his Department to each industrial sector in each of the last five years; and how many NVQs...

      Nuclear Energy: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department provides to assist businesses in the nuclear energy sector.

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which UK-based companies which develop and export tar sands oil extraction technologies were in receipt of support from UK Trade...

      Overseas Companies: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the Japanese earthquake on British businesses working in that country; and what...

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to provide relevant skills to offenders to enable them to find work when they leave HM Prison...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department are working on the Red Tape Challenge; what the grade is of each such staff member; and what...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the process by which responses to the Red Tape Challenge will be assessed.

      Research

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

      Science and Innovation Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2011, Official Report, column 777W, on the Science and Innovation Network, what assessment he has...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support the UK space industry.

      Supermarkets: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of sales in supermarkets of bread at a retail price below the cost of production on...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will ensure that no regulation is introduced requiring the plain packaging of tobacco products which would remove the...

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what priority markets the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation has identified for 2011-12.

      Video Games: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much UK Trade and Investment spent through the Tradeshow Access Programme to enable UK video game developers to attend...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers are available to local authorities to introduce a local minimum unit price for alcoholic drinks.

    • Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dogs of each breed were imported for use in laboratory experiments in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) 2011 to date.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for surrender under the European Arrest Warrant the Serious Organised Crime Agency has received from each other requesting...

      Arrest Warrants: Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants have been issued for the surrender to the UK of suspects in Romania in each of the last five years; and how...

      Asylum: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she plans to publish a new (a) operational guidance and (b) country of origin report for each country in Africa; and if she will...

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time is for an unsuccessful application for asylum to be heard at a first tier tribunal.

      Birth Certificates: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the risks associated with unrestricted access to birth certificates.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the potential links between social and geographic mobility and rates of (a) homicide and (b) other...

      Crime: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the effects of crimemapping on levels of crime (a) in the west midlands and (b) nationally since May 2010.

      Departmental Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many entry clearance officers her Department successfully nominated for the award of an honour in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of her Department’s employees categorised by...

      Departmental Pensions

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on the rate of change of her Department's budget in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms her Department has put in place to monitor its spending; and what estimate she has made of the cost of these mechanisms.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of reports produced by her Department's Research, Development and Statistics Directorate in each year since 2008...

      Deportation: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) failed asylum seekers and (b) foreign national prisoners have sought to challenge a deportation decision under the provisions of...

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the UK Border Agency has appealed rulings by an immigration court in respect of individuals facing removal to Zimbabwe...

      Entry Clearances: Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the UK Border Agency is taking to deal with outstanding visa cases from Jordan.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the contribution to the UK economy arising from the issuing of Tier 4 student visas.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many colleges or schools in the UK (a) holding and (b) not holding the Highly Trusted Sponsor rating for Tier 4 student visas were...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the effects of the implementation of requirements for students to meet level B2 of the Common European...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to even the balance of renewals of firearm and shotgun certificates which occur over a five year period.

      Firearms: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under the age of 18 years were reported to the police for alleged illegal use of airguns in each constituent part of the UK...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed closure of the Forensic Science Service on the quality and...

      Frontex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Frontex activities the UK has supported in each of the last five years; and what these activities consisted of.

      Frontex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Frontex activities the UK supports; and what these activities consist of.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent estimate has been made of the number of people who remain in the UK for (a) one to five and (b) more than five years beyond...

      Immigration: UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what dates she expects the UK Border Agency to complete its work on immigration legacy cases.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Torbay of 3 September 2010...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 12 April 2011 with regard to Miss K Nwozuzu.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 21 March 2011 with regard to Mrs L Kirkwood.

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the economic effects of migration over the last 15 years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authority areas fall within the boundaries of each police authority area.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has received a request from (a) the Welsh Government and (b) the Secretary of State for Wales to meet to discuss the role of...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will bring forward proposals to enable the Independent Police Complaints Commission to consider a broader range of complaints...

      Police: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the effects of reductions in expenditure by local government on the effectiveness of police co-operation with local...

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what (a) EU and (b) international laws undercover police officers are subject when operating outside the UK.

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the guidelines issued by her Department for undercover police officers operating outside the UK.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees of the Serious Organised Crime Agency are in receipt of a police pension.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of (a) her Department, (b) the Criminal Records Bureau, (c) the Identity and Passport Service and (d) the UK Border Agency are...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future (a) level of funding and (b) eligibility criteria of the Access to Work programme.

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent assessment is of the extent to which adults with autism are able to access appropriate services provided by his...

      Care Homes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 9 March 2011, Official Report, columns 236-37WH, on disability...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what savings his Department expects to arise from the abolition of the disability element of child tax credit and its replacement with...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of his Department's employees categorised by (a)...

      Departmental Pensions

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Disability Living Allowance: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in Barnsley East constituency who will be affected by the planned changes to disability...

      Disability Premium: Shared Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of single local housing allowance claimants aged between 25 and 34 years who are in receipt of a disability premium are...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of excluding from the 365 day period of eligibility for contributory employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment and support allowance appeals were submitted by people whose (a) allowance had been stopped and (b) application had been...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of contributory employment and support allowance recipients in the work-related activity group in steady state and without...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of restoring eligibility to 365 days of contributory employment and support allowance to each...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of excluding from the 365 day period of eligibility for contributory employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Winchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) claimants received both contributory and income-related employment and support allowance, (b) applicants were refused employment...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Community Task Force element of the Young Person's Guarantee.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average duration of an incapacity benefit claim was in each year since 1997.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applicants for incapacity benefit withdrew their application before a final decision had been made in the five years prior to the...

      Incapacity Benefit: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit reassessments were conducted by home visit in each assessment centre area in the latest...

      Incapacity Benefit: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the criteria for the conduct of incapacity benefit reassessment home visits.

      Incapacity Benefit: Oxford West and Abingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Oxford West and Abingdon constituency have been in receipt of incapacity benefits for more than (a) six months, (b) 12...

      Incapacity Benefit: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in Peterborough city council area were claiming incapacity benefit as a result of being diagnosed with a mental health...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance the Health and Safety Executive issues to employers on temperatures in the workplace above 30 degrees in order to limit the long-...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effects of reductions in the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) budget on the number of HSE inspectors...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people with illnesses (a) caused or (b) exacerbated by exposure to high temperatures in the course...

      Means-Tested Benefits: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children in each electoral ward of the Peterborough City Council area lived in households in receipt of means-tested benefits in the...

      Pensioners: Bexleyheath

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in Bexleyheath and Crayford who have received (a) winter fuel allowance and (b)...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of children were living in poverty in each of the last 30 years; and what estimate he has made of the number and...

      Remploy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what financial assistance he plans to provide for the supported employment Remploy factories in each of the next four financial years;...

      Retirement: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the savings to the Exchequer which would result from an increase in the state pension age from 65 to 66 years between April...

      Retirement: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the savings to the Exchequer which would accrue from implementing the increase in the state pension age to 67 years from 2025.

      Retirement: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the number of (a) women and (b) men who would be affected by increasing the state pension age for both men and women...

      Retirement: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the number of women who will work for longer before reaching pension age in each of the 10 years...

      Separation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much he expects to allocate from the annual budget for information and support through the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding his Department provided to social fund (a) budgeting loans, (b) crisis loans and (c) community grants in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the cost to the Exchequer of exempting from the total household benefit cap households living in social housing as...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the cost to the Exchequer of exempting from the total household benefit cap households where someone is owed a duty to...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the additional cost to the Exchequer of exempting from the total household benefit cap households where someone has...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the cost to the Exchequer of exempting from the total household benefit cap households where no member has received a...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate (a) the level of the household benefit cap and (b) the cost to the Exchequer of setting the cap at the level of estimated...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of excluding from the amount liable for the total household benefit cap (a) housing benefit, (b)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the additional cost to the public purse of exempting from the total household benefit cap households that live in...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the additional cost to the public purse of exempting from the total household benefit cap households that have...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit appeals were awaiting referral to the first-tier tribunal on 23 May 2011.

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sanctions in the benefits system for people with mental health conditions.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the proposed flat-rate state pension to come into effect.

      Unemployed People: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which sectors will be covered by his proposed sector-based work academies apart from the hospitality and leisure sectors.

      Unemployed People: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on preparations for the introduction of sector-based work academies in August 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployed People: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the geographical distribution of sector-based work academies; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will take steps to prevent women in employment becoming unemployed before they reach the state pension age; (2) whether his...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of long-term trends in youth unemployment.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Atos assessments took more than 35 days to complete (a) in Makerfield constituency and (b) England in the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to respond to question 10614 , on access to work, tabled on 17 July 2010 for answer on 21 July 2010.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the five-year survival rate was for (a) male and (b) female bowel cancer patients in each (i) primary care trust, (ii) cancer network and (iii)...

    • Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what estimate he has made of the likely change in the number of 0 to 10 year olds in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the North East in the...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many complaints were received in respect of the vetting group in each of the last five years; (2) how many vacant posts in the civil service...

      Community Matters

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations he has received on the participation of Community Matters in the Office for Civil Society strategic partners programme; and if he...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what mechanism his Department has established to ensure its payments are passed through the supply chain to each tier in accordance with the last...

      Departmental Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Deputy Prime Minister is taking to encourage charitable giving by Ministers in his office.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to reduce (a) costs and (b) inefficiency in the Government supply chain.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he has taken to ensure that 25 per cent. of Government contracts are awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of central government procurement processes in evaluating the ability of small and medium-sized...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the Plan for Growth, when he plans to publish a guide to public sector intellectual property procurement policy.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people claiming jobseeker's allowance have a university degree; (2) what proportion of those on jobseeker's allowance are under...

      Low Birthweight Babies: Peterborough

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of (a) low and (b) very low weight live births were recorded in the Peterborough city council area in each year since 2001;...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the five-year survival rate for (a) male and (b) female lung cancer patients (i) in each primary care trust, (ii) in each cancer network and...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the mortality rate for lung cancer in people aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59 years, (c) 60 to 69 years, (d) 70 to 79 years and (e)...

      National Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the gross domestic product of the UK was produced in each region in each of the last 30 years.

      Public Sector: Co-operatives and Mutuals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what business support he plans to make available to those seeking to establish public service co-operatives; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Sector: Co-operatives and Mutuals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the establishment and participation of co-operatives as a means of delivering public...

      Public Sector: Co-operatives and Mutuals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the sources of finance available for the capitalisation of public service mutuals; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether any levy mechanisms are (a) under and (b) awaiting consideration by the classification committee of the Office for National Statistics.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) Buying Solutions and (c) the Central Office of Information are entitled to work (i) full-time as trade union...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to promote the benefits of volunteering to workers in the (a) private and (b) public sector who are to be made redundant.

      Well-being

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance he has given to the Office for National Statistics on developing indicators to monitor the well-being and happiness of (a) adults and (b)...

      Well-being

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of any variation in wellbeing (a) within and (b) between regions and nations of the UK.

      Well-being

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will evaluate research on the effects of moving house on the well-being of (a) adults and (b) children.

      Well-being: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what assessment he has made of the trends in levels of childhood happiness and well-being in the last 30 years; (2) which (a) organisations and...

  • House of Lords

    • Re-Export Controls Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Directorate within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has policy responsibility for the Re-Export Controls Bill.

    • Agriculture: Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of health and safety in the United Kingdom agriculture industry.

      Agriculture: Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths and serious injuries have occurred in the United Kingdom agriculture industry each year since 1995, up to the past year for which figures are available.

      Agriculture: Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action are they taking to reduce the number of accidents on farms caused by machinery coming into contact with or getting too close to overhead power lines.

      Agriculture: Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take to ensure that all farm equipment that needs examination under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the...

      Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the evidence from independent tests of the safety of X-ray airport passenger scanners.

      Airports: Holding Rooms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide short-term holding facility offering overnight accommodation at Heathrow Airport to accommodate detainees who arrive on late...

      Armed Forces: Military Bands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time military bands each of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, Army, and Royal Air Force maintains.

      Armed Forces: Public Briefings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people attended public briefings by the Royal Air Force presentation team last year; and what is the forecast for this year.

      Armed Forces: Public Briefings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people attended public briefings by the Army presentation team last year; and what is the forecast for this year.

      Armed Forces: Public Briefings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people attended public briefings by the Royal Navy presentation team last year; and what is the forecast for this year.

      Armed Forces: Stationing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider a policy of stationing regiments of the Army near or in areas after which they are named and from which most recruits come.

      Arts: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total public subsidy paid to theatres in England in the past three years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to recommence normal procedures in dealing with asylum applications and returns to Greece if the decision of the European Court of Human Rights...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deportations to European Union countries occurred last year; to which countries; how many were of asylum seekers; how many were for other reasons; and...

      Audit Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis the Department for Communities and Local Government made a provision of £56 million in its 2011-12 business plan towards the costs of abolishing...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the findings of Dr Susan Michael is entitled Health and Flight Safety Implications from Exposure to Contaminated Air in Aircraft; and...

      Aviation: Electrical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 17 May (WA 290-1) on the use of electrical equipment on aircraft, which person or body is responsible for deciding...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of money paid in the last year in bonuses to staff of banks in which they have an interest; and how much was that amount.

      Banking: Money Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the increase in the money supply in financial years 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11; and what increases they estimate for 2011-12 and 2012-13.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the authors of the report commissioned by the Financial Services Authority into the collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland formally interviewed the current and...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of money lent to small and medium-sized enterprises in the first three months of this year by banks in which they have...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as a result of paying reduced national insurance contributions while working, some women's benefit entitlements are capped at amounts not related to their...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the effect on the gross and net fiscal savings of time-limiting contributory Employment and Support Allowance for those in the Work-Related Activity...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the effect on the gross and net fiscal savings and on the number of recipients affected, if the initial 13-week assessment period were excluded from...

      Charter of Fundamental Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Howell of Guildford on 19 May (WS 94) concerning the European Union Foreign Affairs and General Affairs Council held on...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the different levels of medical and dental insurance provided for employees of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority; and how many members of staff...

      Digital Economy Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions Ofcom and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have come to on the practicability of measures regarding filesharing under the Digital...

      Disabled People: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding was made available for Disabled Facilities Grants in each local authority in London in each of the past four years.

      Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the advice given by York City Council on the duty of local education authorities to ensure that children of school age are receiving...

      Education: Classics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many colleges and universities offered a postgraduate certificate of education in classics in England in each year since 1990; and which they were.

      Education: Classics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the percentage of classics postgraduate certificates of education (PGCE) of all PGCEs completed in English colleges and universities in each of the years...

      Education: Classics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made estimates of the numbers of teachers taking a Postgraduate Certificate of Education in Classics in England for future years; and, if so,...

      Egypt and Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether assistance provided in 2011 to (a) Tunisia, and (b) Egypt, has yet produced economic effect; and, if not, when it may be expected to do so.

      Elections: Commonwealth Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Commonwealth citizens are entitled to vote in Northern Ireland in each constituency; and in which types of elections.

      Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they have undertaken to assess the level of multiple voting by electors registered at one or more addresses in the alternative vote referendum.

      Energy: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 26 April (WA 36), what is their assessment of the replacement of the tax differential on fuel duty proposed for...

      Energy: Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the United Kingdom's level of gas reserves compares with those of (a) the United States, (b) France, and (c) Germany.

      Energy: Nuclear Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the training in health and safety issues for those working in the nuclear industry.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for the introduction of enterprise zones.

      EU: Economic Governance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Sassoon on 30 March (WS 93-4) concerning the Ecofin meeting on 15 March, whether the package of six legislative proposals...

      EU: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total gross external liabilities of the banking systems of (a) Greece, (b) Portugal, and (c) the Republic of Ireland; and what is...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Sassoon on 19 May (WS 87) concerning the meeting of Ecofin on 17 May, whether they will give details of the proposal to...

      EU: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which reasoned opinions, pilots or infraction proceedings from the European Commission assigned to the Department for Transport are currently unresolved.

      European Arrest Warrant

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times they have had someone returned to the United Kingdom using the European Arrest Warrant since its inception.

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they made five separate Written Statements concerning the European Union on 19 May; and whether they consider the impact of the European Union on United...

      Gambling: Horseracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to appoint an independent arbitrator to ensure that all of the United Kingdom racecourse owners and racecourse bookmakers resolve their...

      Gold Bullion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the systemic risk posed by gold bullion exchange traded funds.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals who left the employment of the Department for Transport between 2007 and 2011 have been employed as consultants by the department in 2009-10...

      Home Responsibilities Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many married women who chose to pay reduced national insurance contributions while working and did not change this when they stopped earning have been unable...

      Houses of Parliament: Cycle Hire

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what further conversations he has had with Transport for London about providing a docking station for Barclays bicycles close to the Houses of Parliament.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they intend to do to increase the supply of affordable rented accommodation in the private and social housing sectors.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the guideline for rent increases for council tenants in each year since 2001.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) social rented homes, and (b) low cost home ownership homes, were built in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many recipients of Housing Benefit in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets are subject to a non-dependent deduction, broken down by each rate.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much discretionary housing payment funding is being made available to each local authority in London for 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local housing allowance recipients in Tower Hamlets will lose (a) all, and (b) part of, their allowance as a result of caps due to be introduced in 2011-12.

      International Aid and Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the letter by the Secretary of State for Defence to the Prime Minister regarding the level of spending on international aid and...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate has been made of the proportion of the population of the United Kingdom which will have access by 2015 to (a) conventional fixed broadband, (b)...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 18 May (WA 344) concerning broadband delivery, against what criteria the conclusion was reached by the...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes in each of the London Boroughs are in an area with low speed broadband.

      Local Authorities: Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reduce the level of guidance given to councils each year in order to reduce bureaucracy and save money.

      Local Authorities: Statutory Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the consultation which ended on 26 April on the statutory duties currently placed on local authorities; what action they will take; and when.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many time-limited National Insurance numbers were issued in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what correspondence they had with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission during April 2011; and whether they will place copies of any correspondence in the...

      Office of the Public Guardian

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Office of the Public Guardian is proposing an increase in fees for vulnerable clients. To ask Her Majesty's Government by what percentage the Office of the...

      Parking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will revoke or amend traffic sign special directions found by parking adjudicators to permit parking signage that is ambiguous and misleading to motorists.

      Parking and Traffic Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether provisions in the Traffic Management Act 2004 or its regulations create any exemption from parking restrictions that are exercisable by civil enforcement...

      Public Toilets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take any further action to encourage local authorities to provide more Changing Places toilets. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement by the Prime Minister at Swansea on 1 April that the extension of the rail electrification from Cardiff to Swansea was still under...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 12 May (WA 245), how many experts the Department for Transport employs who work on franchising letting; what are...

      Railways: Ticketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the invitation to tender for the Intercity West Coast franchise, what figures were used to establish the average time taken to buy a ticket in a station ticket...

      Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to reduce the number of specialist rape prosecutors employed by the Crown Prosecution Service over the period covered by the Comprehensive...

      Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted of rape of a female in 2009 and received determinate custodial sentences of less than (a) life, (b) 15 years, (c) 14 years, (d) 13...

      Retail: Mary Portas Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ms Mary Portas has any conflicts of interest that might impact on her perceived independence in respect of the review she has been asked to conduct into...

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will specify the locations, and sponsoring organisation, of each of the free schools scheduled to open in September 2011.

      Severn Bridge: Tolls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government relating to the impact of Severn Bridge tolls on the economy of Wales.

      Severn Crossing: Tolls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 19 July 2010 (WA 180), what assessment they have made of whether it is necessary to retain tolls on the Severn...

      Sport: Motorsport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will allow closed road motorsport events in England on the same basis as in the devolved parts of the United Kingdom.

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources traffic commissioners will have available to them to carry out the duties assigned to them in the Competition Commission's provisional findings...

      Transport: Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage local sustainable public transport once the current funds for such schemes have been expended.

      UN: Security Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy towards granting the European Union a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

      United States: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider the United States policy proposed by President Obama, that it is legitimate to invade Pakistan and any other sovereign state to capture or to...

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in view of the judgments in Woolwich Equitable Building Society v Inland Revenue Commissioners and in LB Camden v The Parking Adjudicator, they will take...

      Vehicles: Lorries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering for road pricing for lorries a flat rate fee or a price per mile scheme; whether the fee will differ according to vehicle weight;...

      Vehicles: Number Plates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number plate system for vehicles registered in the United Kingdom.

      Vehicles: Owners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the names of owners of road vehicles are available on request to anyone who has a justifiable reason for requesting them.

      Vehicles: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many taxis are licensed by local authorities to ply for hire; and how this number has changed over the past 10 years.

      Vehicles: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many taxis have undergone MoT tests in each of the past 10 years; and how many failed in each year.

      Vehicles: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to restrict the issue of taxi licences in the light of the National Travel Survey showing a significant decline in the proportion of...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 30 March (WA 287), how many certificates of sponsorship in March and April 2011 involving Tier 2...

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