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Written answers

Friday, 17 June 2011

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) what the name is of each regulatory measure revoked by the Law Officers' Departments between 1 March and 31 May 2011; and what estimate he has made of the...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Attorney-General for what European directives in force on 1 April 2010 his Departments are responsible; and what European directives for which his Departments are responsible have come...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Arms Trade: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what licences have been granted for the export of weapons or military hardware to Libya since May 2010; and if he will make a...

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, columns 217-8W, on banks: regulation, what options for further action he...

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code.

      Business: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) requiring low-risk and high-risk business to meet different levels...

      Construction: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on (a) payment terms and (b) payment periods imposed on sub-contractors by contractors in...

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department provides to UK firms seeking to improve their internet marketing.

      Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had to discuss the green economy roadmap since January 2011; and...

      Environmental Protection: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to encourage the growth of the green economy in the Liverpool city region.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent meetings he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) his EU counterparts on the level of EU regulation.

      Executives: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made in implementing the recommendations of the report of Lord Davies on women on boards.

      Iron and Steel: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on support for the steel pipe industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Manufacturing Advisory Service: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for future funding of the manufacturing advisory service, west midlands, following the closure of advantage...

      Motor Vehicles: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on support for the motor industry; and if he will make a statement.

      One North East: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the opportunity costs of the sale on the open market of the assets held by One North East; and if he...

      Railways: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the importance of the rail technology industry to (a) the east midlands and (b) Derby; (2)...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information on foreign markets his Department provides to UK companies.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what regulations his Department introduced between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011; and what the estimated costs of implementation were for those affected...

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the name is of each regulatory measure revoked by his Department between 1 March and 31 May 2011; and what estimate he has made of the potential...

      Emergencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment he has made of the Government's preparedness for civil emergencies.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will request the Office for National Statistics to prepare and publish an index of domestic prices (a) in total and (b) separately for (i) gas and...

      Government Departments: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions the Cabinet Secretary has exercised his responsibilities in respect of Civil Service staff disciplinary matters since May 2010.

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the pay gap between women and men in the (a) public and (b) private sector in (i) Wales, (ii) England and (iii) Northern...

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of public sector jobs in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) Northern Ireland were held by (i) women and (ii) men on the most recent date for...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Crown Relocations

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

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions he has intervened in staff disciplinary matters in his Department since May 2010.

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on external legal advice in (a) February, (b) March, (c) April and (d) May 2011.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Direct Access Platforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what information his Department holds on the number of days on which direct access platforms are unavailable due to...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding he plans to provide to Manchester City Council to increase the periodicity of refuse collection.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to support fire authorities in reducing the time fire stations are off the run.

      Fire Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) genuine and (b) malicious fire emergency calls have been received in London in each year since 2004.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Ministers in his Department have been authorised to spend money via Government Procurement Cards since the introduction...

      Ibm

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

      Land: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what sites in (a) Peterborough and (b) North West Cambridgeshire constituency will be included in the Home and Communities...

      Leasehold: Peverel Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect on regulations governing leasehold of the entry into administration of the...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals have been submitted because of non-determination by each local planning authority in (a)...

      Serco

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

      Travellers: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that Traveller and Gypsy groups do not receive preferential treatment in securing planning...

      Waste Disposal: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has any plans to provide additional funding as part of (a) the 2011-12 local government financial settlement and (b)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) when he plans to announce the allocation of funds for broadband projects in Scotland; and if he will make a statement;...

    • Broadcasting Programmes: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether Ofcom provides guidance to broadcasters on the depiction of specific cities.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what strategic framework his Department has developed for the delivery of its core functions during the comprehensive spending...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 349-50W, on gambling, what funding his Department provided for...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, column 349W, on gambling, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Prisons: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will review the exemption from the television licence fee for prisoners with in-cell televisions.

      Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on the use of surplus books arising from the closure of public libraries.

      Religious Buildings: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to support the architectural heritage of ecclesiastical buildings in (a) Peterborough and (b) the East...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how many hon. Members have contacted his Department in relation to video relay services in the last (a) six and (b) 12...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received from members of the deaf community on relay services in the last 12 months.

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) 10 Downing Street, (c) the Government Equalities...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to extend access to telecommunications for users of British Sign Language to local communities following the...

      Telecommunications: Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Ofcom on the timetable for Ofcom's review of relay services.

      Telecommunications: Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) reports, (b) consultations, (c) market research and (d) other publications Ofcom issued on relay services in each of...

      Telecommunications: Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had with Ofcom on relay services in the last 12 months.

  • Defence

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department has provided for the export of weapons in each of the last two financial years.

  • Education

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils were excluded permanently from schools in (a) East Sussex, (b) Brighton and Hove, (c) Brighton, Kemptown constituency and (d) West...

    • Schools: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the adequacy of teaching of emergency life support in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department provides for schools for the hearing impaired towards the costs of hiring interpreters.

      Sixth Form Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people entered formal post-16 education in sixth forms in (a) 2000 and (b) 2009.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on (a) supporting and (b) funding innovative action on climate change by local authorities.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the abolition of National Indicator 186 on the number of local authorities taking...

      Climate Change: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has provided information to UK Trade and Investment on the effects on climate change of the businesses supported...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises have access to the Green Deal market.

      Energy: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment he has made of the effects of energy policy on UK manufacturers; (2) what assessment he has made of the effects...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effects on levels of fuel poverty of recent changes in domestic energy prices.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to assess the effects on (a) payment method preference, (b) levels of debt and (c) levels of disconnections...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on its response to recent changes in the cost of energy for domestic use; and if he will...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects on levels of fuel poverty of recent changes in the level of utility prices; and if he will...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with utility companies on changes in utility prices; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Structural Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make representations to the European Commission on the allocation of funding from EU Structural Funds.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many households in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland were living in fuel poverty in each of the...

      Hydroelectric Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether his Department has considered any proposals to develop hydropower facilities on the River Thames; (2) whether the...

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps his Department has taken to assist low income homeowners in properties without cavity wall insulation to make their...

      Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make representations to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the compatibility of the decision on...

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2011, Official Report, column 347W, on natural gas: exploration, if he will publish the results of the...

      Natural Gas: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2011, Official Report, column 549W, on natural gas exploration, whether he has any plans to meet (a)...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish (a) the details of the Renewables Obligation banding review and (b) the date of publication of the report of...

      Windpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of onshore wind power.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department were first informed of the discovery by researchers from the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the level of corruption in the Afghan Government; and what mechanism he uses to measure...

    • Caribbean Court of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress his Department has made in supporting a Caribbean Court of Justice to address capital appeals from Commonwealth...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 207W, on foreign relations, if he will place in the Library a...

      Ibm

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

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the policy of the Government is on a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

  • Health

    • Bladder Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps (a) his Department and (b) the NHS are taking to raise awareness of the (i) risk factors, (ii) diagnosis and (iii) treatment of bladder cancer.

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has assessed the effects on the Cancer Drugs Fund of potential changes to guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure co- ordination of cancer services in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidelines his Department has issued on the size of care homes; (2) what guidelines his Department has issued on the location of care homes.

      Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to respond to the recent recommendation of the Standing Advisory Committee on Nutrition advocating the fortification of some foodstuffs...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to initiate a campaign to inform the general public about alternatives to using (a) accident and emergency and (b) GP health services.

      National Association of Primary Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department provided to the National Association of Primary Care in the latest period for which figures are available; for what projects...

      National Clinical Commissioning Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) remuneration and (b) other payments his Department has provided to his Department's National Clinical Commissioning Network Lead since May 2010;...

      National Clinical Commissioning Network: National Association of Primary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of potential conflicts of interest between the role of his Department's National Clinical Commissioning Network Lead and his...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role local partnership boards have in commissioning care services.

  • Home Department

    • Immigration: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of suspected immigration offences the UK Border Agency and its predecessor received in each of the last five years; and how...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 17 February 2011 from the right hon. Member for Leeds Central regarding Lynn Watson, ref: M3415/11.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the resettlement of ex-offenders.

      Police: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were (a) in Dorset Police and (b) assigned to Bournemouth in each of the last 10 financial years.

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department gave to the Chief Police Officers' Staff Association in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Police: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2011, Official Report, column 345W, on police: termination of employment, what regulations required police...

  • International Development

    • Adaptation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds his Department plans to provide to the UN Climate Adaptation Fund in each of the next four financial years.

    • Caribbean: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to assist Caribbean countries to adapt to climate-related challenges and develop greener economies.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the provision of loans or assistance to developing countries in implementing climate change reduction programmes...

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received on the use of UK development aid by the Government of Ethiopia.

  • Justice

    • Bill of Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent progress has been made by the Commission on a British Bill of Rights.

    • Bribery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with non-governmental organisations on the 2010 Foreign Bribery strategy; and what plans he has to proceed with the strategy.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress his Department has made in encouraging small businesses to bid for Government contracts.

      Capital Appeals: Commonwealth Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has resources adequate to enable it to deal with capital appeals from...

      Community Care: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who will hold the community supervision order in the event of a private company winning the tender to provide unpaid work in England and Wales.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the setting of conditions of community sentences by prison governors and probation officers under his proposals for payment by...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to evaluate the findings of the pilot on reducing administrative burdens associated with community orders undertaken by the Surrey and...

      Coroners: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to improve the complaints procedure in relation to the conduct of individual coroners following his decision not to establish...

      Coroners: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has any plans to revise arrangements for the allocation of coroners inquests in relation to the death of members of the armed forces;...

      Coroners: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 14 June 2011, on coroner reform, whether the functions of the Chief Coroner which are to be transferred...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of victims of crime made a victim personal statement in each year from 2001 to 2010.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Legal Services Commission spent on legal aid in (a) each region of England and (b) Wales (i) in total and (ii) per head in each of the last...

      Legal Aid: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse of (a) legal aid for asylum appeals and (b) the administrative costs associated with such appeals was in each year...

      Multi-Agency Public Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the role of lay advisors to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) is; and what qualifications are required for participation by lay...

      Multi-Agency Public Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department issues to those appointed as lay advisors to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements boards.

      Multi-Agency Public Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what dates the Lay Advisors to the Staffordshire and West Midlands Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) have been present at meetings...

      Offender Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish the comprehensive competition programme for all offender management services proposed in his Department's Green Paper on reoffending.

      Offenders: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of offenders refused to engage in education and skills courses in each year since 1995.

      Offenders: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to his Department's Green Paper, Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders, page 33, paragraph...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the name is of each pilot treatment and case management project being undertaken as part of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder...

      Prisons: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department expects to spend on prison rehabilitation as part of the Work Programme in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Prisons: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of the potential barriers to independent providers offering work and training for offenders in prison.

      Probation: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to establish an integrated IT system for probation lots and private sector operators to tender for unpaid work.

      Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which occupations are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, as amended.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of contracts issued by (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which he is responsible were awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Young Offenders: Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on supporting the transition between youth offending and probation services when a young offender reaches 18.

  • Scotland

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the rates of corporation tax in Scotland.

  • Transport

    • Ports: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the evidential basis is for his Department's revised policy on ports, state aid and competition rules in relation to Liverpool City Council's...

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

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

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, (c) the Driving Standards Agency, (d) the Government Car and...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the long-term monetary value of the shares in (a) the Royal Bank of Scotland, (b) Lloyds Banking Group and (c) Northern Rock...

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reporting his Department requires from (a) the Royal Bank of Scotland, (b) Lloyds Banking Group and (c) Northern Rock.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what (a) quarterly and (b) annual stretch targets have been set for the Project Merlin agreement; and if he will make a statement; (2) for what...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2011, Official Report, columns 759-60W, on departmental public appointments, for what reason the answer referred to a...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential costs to the public purse resulting from proposed reductions in civil legal aid.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what regulations her Department introduced between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011; and what the estimated costs of implementation were for those...

    • EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales for what European directives in force on 1 April 2010 her Department is responsible; and what European directives for which her Department is responsible...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Local Government Association on the effects of the outcome of the 2010 Spending Review on the delivery...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) will be paid to Atos Healthcare for the current contract to provide medical services to his Department and (b) Atos Healthcare has...

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which companies tendered for the contract to provide medical services to his Department.

      Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of appeals against decisions made by Atos Healthcare were upheld in the latest period in which figures are available.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were living in workless households in (a) March 1983 and (b) March 1991.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the Vale of Glamorgan have been claiming out of work benefits for 10 years or more.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed people per job vacancy there were in each constituency in (a) June 2010 and (b) the most recent month for which figures are...

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