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Written answers

Monday, 13 June 2011

  • Northern Ireland

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many voters were on the electoral register in Northern Ireland in the register compiled in the year (a) preceding and (b) following the...

    • G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Ibm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many contracts his Department holds with IBM; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the 800MHz spectrum auction on competition in the mobile network...

    • Broadband

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

      Broadcasting: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what guidance Ofcom issues to broadcasters on the provision of alcohol to participants in shows filmed for television broadcast.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how many contracts his Department holds with Crown Relocations; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each...

      Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department issues guidance to local authorities on the (a) purchase and (b) dissemination of books of anti-Semitic...

      National Lottery

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

      Sports: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with national sports governing bodies on the effects of sports betting.

      Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on reducing the rate of VAT on the hire of sports grounds.

  • Education

    • Academies: Gillingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in Gillingham and Rainham constituency have (a) converted and (b) applied to convert to academy status.

    • Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the total number of full-time equivalent specialist art teacher posts in maintained (a) primary schools and (b) secondary...

      Free Schools: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many proposals for free schools in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire his Department has received.

      Schools: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what funding his Department has provided to Tifly Day Care in London since May 2010; (2) what funding his Department has provided to the Islamic...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to implement the recommendation of the report of the Independent Review of Higher Education in respect of the provision to pupils of...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the provision of funding for new careers advice services in schools and colleges.

      Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are meeting statutory obligations to pupils under alternative provision.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding has been provided from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund for organisations in Doncaster in each year of...

    • Beaches: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure that beaches in Morecambe are safe for bathing.

      Crown Relocations

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

      Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the management of future long spells of dry weather.

      Exhaust Emissions: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the contribution of emissions from public service vehicles to breaches of EU standards for...

      Flooding: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent assessment the Environment Agency has made of the risk of flooding in St Albans constituency; (2) what...

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on proposals to extend the boundaries of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many contracts her Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Motor Vehicles: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress she has made in examining proposals to amend the law on litter from motor vehicles.

      Noise: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department has made in implementing the provisions of the Noise Policy Statement for England at Heathrow...

      Noise: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the UK's capacity to meet its obligations under the EU Environmental Noise Directive...

      Rats: Henderson Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the rat infestation on Henderson Island.

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many contracts her Department holds with Serco; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff of (a) her Department, (b) Animal Health, (c) the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science,...

      Waste Management: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made on progress in meeting obligations under the EU Waste Framework Directive.

      Water: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider the merits of introducing a statutory right of access for unpowered craft to inland water for...

      Waterways Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that the British Waterways Charitable Trust will receive adequate funding to maintain its...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 388-9W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, when he expects pre-deployment training...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date in January 2011 the tour of duty of soldiers of 2 Signal Regiment in Afghanistan ended; on what date an aircraft was provided to fly them...

      Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many potential army recruits were referred from army selection centres to Cardiac Report Ltd in each of the last five years; what the cost to the...

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have visited or contacted their counterpart in (i) the...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of military operations in Libya to date.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received in favour of recommending the award of a National Defence Medal.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprentices there are in each Government Department.

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the potential size of the market for securities backed by Green Deal receivables.

      Higher Education: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of schools in Brighton and Hove council area sent at least one pupil to the university of (a) Oxford...

      Higher Education: Hastings

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

      Higher Education: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in Sunderland central constituency applied to attend university in academic year (a) 2009-10 and (b)...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the (a) governance of the Insolvency Service and (b) practices of insolvency...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the implementation of the recommendation of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property on a limited private...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to bring forward legislation on orphan works.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has considered the merits of implementing the recommendation of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property to...

      Intellectual Property: Distance Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the implementation of the recommendation of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property on amending sections...

      Luke Molnar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to respond to the report of 16 March 2011 from HM Coroner for Greater Manchester South under Rule 43 of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) of 18 March 2011, reference MM/JH/18/03/2011.

      No. 1 Hamm Strasse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will direct his Department to initiate an investigation into the conduct of the directors of No. 1 Hamm Strasse Ltd in...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from universities on the effects of the UK Border Agency's new English language requirements...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made on the effect on growth of the sale of regional development agency assets; and if he will make a...

      Students: Finance

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

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the operation of the Grocery Supply Chain Code of Practice; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Trade Unions

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

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will ask the Secretary of State for Justice to introduce legislative proposals to amend the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on opportunities to support biogas...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on measures to address carbon leakage in energy-intensive industries.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with devolved Ministers in Northern Ireland in relation to the introduction of a carbon price floor.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to introduce measures to protect energy-intensive industries from the effects of carbon price support.

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with industry representatives any further proposed changes to the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

      Climate Change: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the UK delegation voted against the decision on confidentiality of draft reports taken at the 33rd session of the Independent...

      Climate Change: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of proposal documents presented to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that his proposals for electricity market reform support (a) non-domestic and (b) industrial energy...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has undertaken any analysis of the role of distributed energy from sites greater than 5MW in capacity as part of the...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he proposes any measures to increase the uptake of distributed energy from sites of up to 50MW; and if he will make a statement.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has any plans to undertake further analysis of the role that demand side measures could play as part of the UK’s...

      Energy Saving Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that the Energy Saving Trust continues to make available to the general public resources funded...

      Energy: EC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the level of financial support for expansion of the Trans-European...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with representatives from the private rented sector on proposals in the Energy Bill for the...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with representatives from tenants’ organisations regarding the proposals in the Energy...

      Energy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has met representatives of (a) the nuclear industry and (b) the offshore wind industry to discuss the adequacy of skills...

      Longannet Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce the result of the bidding process for Longannet Power Station to develop carbon capture storage.

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has set a timetable for the inclusion of life cycle analysis disclosure in respect of domestic microgeneration...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the target for renewable energy to supply 10 per cent. of UK electricity in 2010 was met.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on support for large-scale renewable energy installations.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to compensate organisations which did not apply for the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in cases of...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to energy consumers of the feed-in-tariff scheme in each of the next five years following the...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the cost to energy consumers of the feed-in tariff scheme in 2020 if (a) no changes were made to the scheme...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on steps to reduce the cost of capital for developing renewables.

      Renewable Energy: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support his Department is providing to the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan.

      Renewable Energy: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has made to the President of the European Commission on the proposal to allocate funding for research...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Billing

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

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what mechanism her Department has established to ensure its payments are passed through the supply chain to each tier in accordance with the last date...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many contracts her Department holds with Crown Relocations; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is; (2) how...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 26 July 2010, Official Report, column 719W, on the...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 26 July 2010, Official Report, columns 719-20W, on the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many (a) written and (b) oral representations the Electoral Commission has...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report,...

    • Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report,...

      Members: Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if he will publish the dates on which each of the 40...

  • Attorney-General

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) men, (b) women and (c) children identified as victims of trafficking have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of an offence in each of the last five...

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Attorney-General how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been of cases involving allegations of trafficking of children in each of the last five years.

      Prostitution: Arrests

      To ask the Attorney-General how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted under the Policing and Crime Act 2009 for paying for sex with a prostitute who has been...

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General how many cases have been reported to the Serious Fraud Office since 1 June 2010; how many of those received an initial assessment within (a) one and (b) three months;...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of relaxing airspace restrictions for the London 2012 Olympics to take account of the requirements of private air...

    • Aviation: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who advised his Department on the terms of the exclusion zone for flights during the London 2012 Olympics.

      Bournemouth Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he or his Department’s officials have to visit Bournemouth International airport in the next year.

      Bus Services: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department contributed to the operation of local bus services in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year from May...

      Conwy Valley Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess (a) the capacity of the Llanrwst passing loop on the Conwy Valley line and (b) the resource implications of increasing the capacity...

      Conwy Valley Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the maximum length of train is that can be held in the Llanrwst passing loop on the Conwy Valley line.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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)...

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for the introduction of new electric and bi-mode intercity trains on the East Coast Main Line; and what plans he has for the...

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the 100 new electric and bi-mode intercity trains are to operate on the east coast main line.

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of new electric and bi-mode intercity trains on journey times between Doncaster...

      High Speed Two: Greatworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total cost to the public purse was of the High Speed 2 roadshow at Greatworth.

      London Gateway Port: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effects of London Gateway port on road infrastructure in South Essex.

      M25: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of the proposed improvements to junction 30 of the M25.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the future frequency and availability of public transport on (a) Sundays and (b) public holidays.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which official visits undertaken by his immediate predecessor involved the use of public transport.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the electrification of commuter railway lines into Cardiff; and if he will...

      Railways: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has made to the European Commission on the revision of the first railway package.

      Railways: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice (a) his Department and (b) the Office of Rail Regulation offers to rail operators needing small quantities of salt during periods of high...

      Railways: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the monetary value of cables stolen from the (a) West Coast Main Line and (b) national rail network in each of the...

      Road Traffic Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects his Department's working party on potential changes to section 172 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to complete its report.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of introducing incentives for local authorities to improve long-term (a) road safety and (b) value for money in repairs...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the reliability of (a) hybrid trains and (b) electric trains.

      Transport: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the effects on transportation of any future volcanic ash cloud.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Art Works: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding has been made available for public artwork in Morecambe under section 106 agreements in the latest period for which...

    • Community Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps his Department is taking to support the community housing sector to deliver affordable housing; (2) what steps...

      Community Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he plans to produce for local authorities on the ways in which community housing can meet local housing need.

      Council Tax Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reason he proposes to prohibit the investigation by local authorities of council tax benefit fraud.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of empty homes.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many expressions of interest in establishing an enterprise zone his Department has received from local enterprise...

      Fire Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect on fire safety of reductions to fire and rescue services in the west midlands.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) location and (b) holding body is of the archived records of Government Procurement Card expenditure by the (i)...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of a successful homelessness application in the latest period...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the Homes and Communities Agency's removal of national targets for the...

      Housing: Construction

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

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to planning officers on (a) the scope of their discretion in considering material and...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to design a simpler and more flexible plan-making process for communities.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps (a) he and (b) his Department are taking to ensure that the experiences from the Neighbourhood Planning Front Runners...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he plans to issue to communities which wish to develop neighbourhood plans.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps his Department is taking to provide support from property professionals to Neighbourhood Planning Front...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to communicate to investors the potential for (a) socially, (b) environmentally and (c)...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions the Planning Inspectorate has overturned a decision to refuse planning permission made by planning...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what evidence his Department has supplied to the Department for Energy and Climate Change on the potential effects on the...

      Shops: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of implementation of provisions in the Localism Bill on the ability of local...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to the operators of each tenancy deposit protection scheme on the adjudication of disputes...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department takes to monitor the performance of the free adjudication services operated by the three tenancy...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Nationals Abroad: Ransom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the payment of ransoms abroad by British companies or nationals.

    • Council of Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs at how many meetings of the Council of Ministers the UK has been represented by the (a) Permanent Representative and (b) Deputy...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for the closure of British missions overseas.

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the terms of reference are for the review of licences for the export of military equipment to the middle east and North...

      Foreign Nationals: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what diplomatic assistance his Department is providing to the Home Department in negotiating prisoner transfer agreements with...

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the involvement of Libyan nationals in military action against British forces in (a) Iraq and (b)...

      Iraq: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the use of loudspeakers on the psychological welfare of residents of Camp...

      Mauritania: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to meet his counterparts in Mauritania to discuss Anglo-Mauritanian relations.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the conventions which apply to the nationalities of candidates for leading positions at (a) the World Bank...

  • Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are in custody who have more than (a) 10, (b) 50 and (c) 100 convictions.

    • Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time between the date of commencement of a case and of a hearing in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal was in the...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the application of exemptions from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information provided by public authorities...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which private contractors on the National Offender Management Service Community Payback National Provider Framework have admitted body status within the...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many supervision orders were made in England and Wales with a condition of unpaid work plus one or more other condition in 2010.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the expected cost per offender per hour for the provision of unpaid work for the financial year 2012-13.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many sessional supervisors are employed to supervise unpaid work in each probation trust in England and Wales; and how many such supervisors he...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any probation trusts in England and Wales received remuneration from local authorities or private companies for the provision of unpaid work...

      Crown Relocations

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

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions for driving while using a hand-held mobile phone there have been since the creation of that offence.

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Ibm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many contracts his Department holds with IBM; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Insider Trading: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions for the offence of insider trading there were in each year since 1995; and what the penalty was for those convicted of such an...

      Offenders: Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average size is of offender groups supervised by the Probation Service in England and Wales for unpaid work; (2) what estimate he has...

      Prison: Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on procedures for seizure of illicit drugs in prisons using (a) sniffer dogs, (b)...

      Prisoners: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely number of short-term prisoners participating in the Peterborough payment by results pilot during the first two...

      Prisoners: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the duration of the Peterborough payment by results pilot will be.

      Prisons: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the future funding of the Writers in Prison network; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of establishing visitor centres in each prison to allow work with prisoners, their children and families on prisoner...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many contracts his Department holds with Serco; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Theft: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average length of custodial sentence for (a) armed robbery and (b) shoplifting was in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Victim Support Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding his Department provided for voluntary sector groups supporting victims and witnesses of crime in the latest period for which figures are...

  • International Development

    • Crown Relocations

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

    • Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will commission research on the proportion of aid disbursed to each recipient country to (a) promote, (b) facilitate and (b)...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will ask the Independent Commission for Aid Impact to assess the Government's international climate finance plan.

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects of food commodity prices on access to staple foods in developing countries.

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each such contract.

      Ibm

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many contracts his Department holds with IBM; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each such contract.

      Overseas Aid: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department's paper, The Engine of Development: The private sector and prosperity for poor people, constitutes the primary...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many contracts his Department holds with Serco; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each such contract.

  • Treasury

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the announced final proposals on a carbon floor price differ from those modelled in his Department's consultation.

    • Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effects on the annual level of payments to a family with one child entitled to the full amount of implementation of the proposals to...

      Commodity Markets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is on the proposals by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for an international commodities trading tax; (2) what...

      Crown Relocations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts his Department holds with Crown Relocations; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what date special advisers in his Department last used the Government car pool to travel in an official capacity; and on how many occasions a...

      G4S

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Ibm

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many contracts his Department holds with IBM; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Public Sector Debt: Greece

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the exposure to Greek government debt of banks with a majority UK financial investments shareholding.

      Public Sector Debt: Greece

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the exposure of the Bank of England to Greek government debt.

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the grounds in international law are for his decision not to proceed with a per plane tax.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice he has received from the Office of Tax Simplification on the simplification of environmental taxes.

      Taxation: International Co-operation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his G20 counterparts on developing a system for the automatic exchange of information between tax jurisdictions.

      Taxation: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, column 360W, on taxation: offshore industry, if he will request the Office for National Statistics...

      Taxation: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects on levels of North sea oil and gas production of the changes proposed to the tax regime in the 2011 Budget

      Taxation: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will asses the effects of the increase in the supplementary charge on oil and gas companies registered in the UK on energy security.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs telephone advisers were available to deal with taxpayer queries related to self-assessment tax returns on average in each...

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the annual cost to the Exchequer of restoring the exemption from vehicle excise duty for 25-year-old vehicles.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much each local authority spent on electoral registration per elector in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, column 296W, on constituencies, (1) by what means he expects the implementation of individual voter...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, column 301W, on the electoral register, if he will consider the merits of collecting information on...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, columns 303-04W, on the electoral register, what information he holds on any local authority which...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, columns 300-01W, on the electoral register, which local authorities applied for funding from the...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 22 July 2010, Official Report, columns 584-5W, on the electoral register, on what date it was decided to end the Participation Fund.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2010, Official Report, column 304W, on the electoral register, what assessment he has made of (a) the current...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to improve electoral registration rates in areas with large numbers of residents who are functionally illiterate.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister for what reasons he proposes to change the date for the introduction of individual voter registration from 2015 to 2014.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effects of the introduction of individual voter registration on levels of electoral registration.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will consider the merits of (a) reviewing levels of fines for electoral non-registration, (b) fixed penalty notices for electoral non-registration.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will meet representatives of private sector credit reference agencies to discuss research into levels of unregistered voters and private sector involvement...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what information he holds on the electoral registration rates for (a) 17 to 24-year-olds, (b) private sector tenants and (c) members of black and other minority...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will take steps to engage with hon. Members to increase electoral registration in their constituencies.

      Steve Field

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has had recent discussions with Professor Steve Field.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Steve Field

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what recent meetings officials in his Department have had with Professor Steve Field; (2) whether his Department has provided support to...

    • Taxation: Offshore Industry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Energy Company Obligation is classified by the Office for National Statistics as tax and spending for national accounts purposes.

      Unemployment: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were registered as actively seeking work in jobcentres in (a) London and (b) Newham between January and April (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many repeat abortions there were in women aged (a) under 20, (b) 20 to 24, (c) 25 to 29, (d) 30 to 34 and (e) 35 years old and over resident in each...

    • Ambulance Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS ambulances serving the South Lakeland district in each of the last five years.

      Ambulance Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the average ambulance response time in (a) Cumbria and (b) South Lakeland district in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the support which patients with rarer cancers are receiving through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to prevent regional variation in the operation of the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated total expenditure from the public purse was on (a) cancer care and (b) lung cancer care in (i) each primary care trust area, (ii) each...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of (a) residential care places provided by Southern Cross and (b) vacant places in other provision in each local authority area.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many vulnerable people with learning disabilities were placed in locked wards in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure GP surgeries offer more flexible opening hours for the purposes of increasing the take-up of cervical screening.

      Crown Relocations

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

      Dental Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure dentists comply with the terms of their NHS contracts.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers were employed by his Department in each financial year from 1997-98 to 2010-11; and what the cost to...

      Departmental Procurement Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Government Procurement Cards were used by his Department in each financial year from 1997-98 to 2010-11; and what transactions were made on...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, columns 674-78W, on research, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, columns 674-8W, on research, for what reason data collection on (a) three-year funding for third...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, columns 674-8W, on research, for what reason data collection on practices' engagement in...

      Diabetes: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent representations his Department has received on patient access to appropriate treatment for diabetic macular oedema; (2) what policies...

      Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his Department were working on implementing the 2010 Drugs Strategy in each month since January 2011; and how many officials he...

      E. coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the UK Border Agency on the screening of imports of fruit and vegetables in the light of the recent E.coli outbreak in...

      Food: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent reports he has received on the discovery in the human blood stream of Bt pesticide derived from genetically-modified components attributable...

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each such contract.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response his Department has made to the findings of the report of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, on Care and Compassion, HC 778.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of NHS treatments administered to visitors from overseas in the last year for which figures are available.

      Health Services: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the merits of providing (a) interpreters and (b) video relay services for users of British Sign Language to...

      Health Services: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision the NHS makes for users of British Sign Language to contact local NHS services.

      Health Services: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision his Department makes for users of British Sign Language to access health services.

      Hospitals: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many recorded incidents of violence against hospital staff irresponsible alcohol consumption was a contributory factor in each of the last five years.

      Ibm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts his Department holds with IBM; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each such contract.

      Leukaemia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the availability of treatments for chronic myeloid leukaemia; and what discussions his Department has had with the National...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59 years, (c) 60 to 69 years, (d) 70 to 79 years and (e) 80 years and over have received (i)...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of bed occupancy for patients with lung cancer as a proportion of all cancers in (a) England, (b) each cancer network and (c)...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) elective and (b) emergency bed days were accounted for by lung cancer patients in England in each (i) primary care trust area in each...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of stay was for patients admitted with a diagnosis of lung cancer for (a) elective admissions and (b) emergency admissions in each...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of lung cancer cases were diagnosed through the (a) non-urgent referral route and (b) urgent referral route in (i) England,...

      Medical Equipment: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 4 May 2011, Official Report, column 853W, on medical equipment: counterfeit manufacturing, if he will place in the Library...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what procedures are in place for the monitoring by his Department of the supply to pharmacies of medicines by pharmaceutical wholesalers; (2)...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to issue the Government's response to the Value Based Pricing consultation.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the level of additional resources which would be required in order to increase the NHS budget in line with the most recent Bank of...

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the European Working Time Directive on NHS acute and medical services; and if he will make a statement.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of how many NHS hospital trusts use the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient for end of life care.

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to include questions on a patient's nutritional status in future surveys intended to measure progress on the patient experience domain of...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency follows to monitor pharmaceutical wholesalers.

      Prostate Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made in implementing the national clinical audit of prostate cancer.

      Prostate Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has made in developing a prostate cancer quality standard; and if he will make a...

      Sativex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information he holds on the number of primary care trusts that consider Sativex to be a low priority for funding; (2) how many primary care...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts his Department holds with Serco; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is of each such contract.

      Southern Cross Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure the continuation of care for residents of Southern Cross care homes in Weaver Vale constituency.

      Surgery: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report, columns 71-2W, on surgery: private sector, how much his Department paid in total to private...

      Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the findings of the Whole Systems Demonstrator programme; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether he has any...

      Westmorland Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients were treated at Westmorland general hospital in each of the last 10 years.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on requiring asylum seekers to move location while their applications for asylum are being processed.

    • Asylum: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications were made by asylum seekers under Article 8 of Schedule 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998 in each year since 2000.

      Departmental CCTV

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Government's policy is on signing the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic...

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department provided to support victims of domestic violence in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in her Department were working on implementing the 2010 Drugs Strategy in each month since January 2011; and how many...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals her Department has made for implementation of the Tier 1 (Exceptional) Visa Application Scheme; and whether she has set a date...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to establish a national economic crime agency; and if she will make a statement.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the priority given to economic crime by police forces.

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department issues to police forces on obtaining statements from the subjects of alleged harassment on occasions when...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers police forces have to issue warnings or cautions to persons under investigation for offences of stalking or harassment.

      Homicide: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of a homicide by a sharp instrument in each year from 1991 to 2011.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department provides on the length of the recommended support period for victims of human trafficking.

      Human Trafficking: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account her Department's human trafficking strategy will take of measures to implement the European human trafficking directive.

      Human Trafficking: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government plans to take to implement the provisions of article 18 of the European human trafficking directive.

      Human Trafficking: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when and in what form she plans to introduce legislation to ensure compliance with the provisions of the directive of the European Parliament...

      Independent Domestic Violence Advocate: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department provided for independent domestic violence advocates in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 6 January 2011, reference MM/06/01/2011.

      Naturalisation: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people with a birthplace in the Republic of Ireland who applied for a UK Certificate of Naturalisation in the last five years gave a...

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions staff at the UK Border Agency have reported the loss by the agency of the passport of a foreign national in each of the...

      Passports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who applied to the British embassy in Dublin for a UK passport between 2008 and 2010 gave a current address in the Irish Republic.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were serving in each police force area in England and Wales in (a) March 2010 and (b) March 2011.

      Repatriation: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 414-15W, on deportation: children, how many of the 230 family groups removed...

      Stalking: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures her Department is taking to reduce the incidence of stalking.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance: Mobility Component

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effects on people with autism of the proposed reduction in the mobility component of disability living allowance.

    • State Pension Age: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on planned changes to the state pension age for women;

      Crown Relocations

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances it is the policy of his Department and its agencies (a) to record and (b) not to record telephone conversations with...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether telephone conversations with benefit claimants made in the course of his Department's pilot projects are recorded; and if he will make...

      Disability Living Allowance: Islington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the London borough of Islington were in receipt of disability living allowance in the latest period for which figures are...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for East Ham of 16 May 2011, Official Report, columns 94-95W, if he will estimate the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the adequacy of the assessment process for determining employment and support allowance; and if...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2011, Official Report, columns 94-95W, on employment and support allowance, to what point in each of the...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to his Department’s press notice of 1 April 2011 on Work programme prime contracts, how many of the voluntary sector...

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Ibm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts his Department holds with IBM; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Income Support: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people aged 20 were in receipt of income support because they were living independently and in full-time education in each year...

      Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many instances of musculoskeletal conditions reported to have been caused or aggravated by workplace conditions his Department has recorded...

      Industrial Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deaths from occupational diseases reported to have been caused or aggravated by workplace conditions his Department has recorded since...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the rate of compliance of (a) all employers and (b) small and medium-sized employers with health and safety...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of incidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive under the requirements of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the risks to the health and safety of journalists of (a) trends in workload and (b) technological changes in the media...

      Jobcentre Plus: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the closure of Jobcentre Plus and benefit contact centres in Liverpool, Huyton and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of new claimants of (a) jobseeker’s allowance and (b) employment and support allowance in...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, column 600W, on the new enterprise allowance, on what date he plans to publish the list...

      Pensioners: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners living in Wales received an electricity rebate under the Energy Rebate Scheme in 2010.

      Pensions: Tooting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Tooting constituency claim pension credit.

      Private Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of private sector tenants in each London borough who have needed to change accommodation as a result of...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contracts his Department holds with Serco; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Shared Housing: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he made of the availability of shared accommodation in Glasgow when taking the decision on the extension of the shared...

      Social Security Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what benefits will be available to people aged (a) 15, (b) 16, (c) 18 and (d) 25 with long-term health conditions under the proposed universal...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in Tooting constituency who will reach the state pension age (a) more than one year and (b)...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department plans to offer to individuals who will retire before reaching state pension age as a result of the Government's...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women living in Tooting constituency and affected by the proposed timetable for state pension age changes are (a) in full-time work,...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women living in Tooting constituency affected by the proposed timetable for state pension age changes are married or cohabiting with a...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women in Islwyn constituency who will have their state pension age increased by one year or more as...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what means the proposals in the Welfare Reform Bill will take account of the findings of the Harrington review of the work capacity...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Regional Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what policy they have in place to ensure that major regional cities in the United Kingdom will continue to have economically sustainable air route access to London...

    • Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Governor or any directors of the Bank of England or members of its Court were interviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in connection with the section 166...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local authorities and government bodies are obliged to make an assessment of the financial strength of care home operators and other providers of essential...

      Children: Missing Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 11 who have gone missing in the United Kingdom in each of the past five years are still not accounted for.

      Drugs: Orphan Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what degree access to, and reimbursement of, orphan medicines will be integrated within the design and commissioning of specialised services for rare diseases...

      Energy: Smart Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefit to the consumer of the proposed new smart meters; and what consideration is being given to the introduction of a...

      Government: Red Tape Challenge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the reason for the delay in answering Question for Written Answer HL8640, asking why their Red Tape Challenge invites the public to respond on whether the...

      House of Lords: Wine

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how the House of Lords Catering and Retail Services support vineyards in England.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, regarding the judgment of the Supreme Court in re McCaughey and another (Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission intervening) [2011] UKSC 20, whether the...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 30 March (WA 278), what progress they have made on the consultation with a range of interested parties...

      National Cask Ale Week

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what the House of Lords Catering and Retail Services are doing to support National Cask Ale Week 2011.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS commissioning bodies awarding contracts to health providers from the private sector will be required to determine the financial viability of the...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what success the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Strategic Police Matters Unit and the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative Regional...

      Railways: West Coast Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they chose 9 December 2012 as the start date for the new west coast franchise; and what assessment of the risks of disruption due to Christmas and bad weather...

      Vehicles: Electric

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to encourage the use of vehicles powered by electricity.

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