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Written answers

Monday, 20 June 2011

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Regulation

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

    • EU Law

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

  • Wales

    • NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister of the Welsh Government on the effects of the proposed changes to the NHS in England on (a) the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister what (a) issues were discussed and (b) agreements were reached at the Joint Ministerial Committee held in London on 8 June 2011.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the response from the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council to the letter from himself and others of 18 March...

      Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will give an assessment of the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly following his recent visit and speech in the Assembly chamber.

      Royal Irish Regiment: Parades

      To ask the Prime Minister how many representations he has received on the decision by the Ministry of Defence not to permit a homecoming parade for the Royal Irish Regiment in Belfast.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on the limitation of information which public authorities are required to disclose about animal...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to paragraph 4 of page 18 of the coalition agreement, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the use of animals in...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research the Government has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the use of beagles in scientific research.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has (a) received and (b) reviewed any evidence in support of an increase in the breeding of beagles for experimental...

      Asylum: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual cost to the public purse was of (a) the Asylum Support System and (b) her Department's administration costs associated with...

      Criminal Records: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects on voluntary sector organisations of the voluntary disclosure of Criminal Records Bureau checks.

      Identity and Passport Service: Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has considered the merits of putting in place additional passport interview services in Aberdeen before the summer...

      Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether bonus payments are made to UK Border Agency staff for performance in respect of cash recovery cases undertaken under the provisions...

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the consultation document on Employment Related Settlement, Tier 5 and Overseas...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on proposals to provide greater powers to policy community support officers; and if she will make a statement.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of contracts issued by (a) her Department and (b) agencies for which she is responsible were awarded to small and...

      Sexual Offences: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of non-registered sex offenders.

      Stalking: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward legislative proposals to give police in England and Wales additional powers to seize electronic evidence from...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) what the name is of each regulatory measure revoked by the Government Equalities Office between 1 March and 31 May 2011; and what estimate she...

    • Equalities and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent assessment she has made of the effects of the proposed closures of regional offices of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

      Government Equalities Office: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission employ.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the effects of the ending of tax relief on VAT for organ repairs on levels of expenditure from the Listed...

    • Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the BBC Trust on the maintenance of BBC provision of local television and radio.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has for the future of the Olympic legacy in all parts of the UK after 2012.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the London 2012 Olympics on levels of participation in sport.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on including all parts of the UK in preparatory events for the London 2012 Olympics.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to help regions increase the size of their tourist economy.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects of the competitiveness of the UK tourism...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Secretary of State for Scotland 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...

      EU Law

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

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the staff vacancy rate in her Department was in 2010-11; and what vacancy rate has been assumed in her Department's...

    • Motor Sports: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received on noise nuisance issues relating to motocross sites.

      Recycling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to introduce greater co-ordination between waste authorities in London with regard to the recycling...

      Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with water companies on (a) their statutory duties to the environment and (b) preserving river...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

  • Transport

    • A1: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure the installation of separated junctions at the main intersections and roundabouts on the A1 between Alconbury and the...

    • Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what responses his Department received to its consultation on electrically-assisted pedal cycles; and whether he plans to issue any regulations as a...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the minimum statutory requirement is for the provision of (a) evening and (b) Sunday bus services in local areas in England.

      Bus Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has powers to require bus companies which cancel routes and services to reduce the price of season tickets.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many small and medium-sized bus operators have ceased to trade in 2011 to date.

      Bypasses: Lincoln

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress his Department has made on the proposal for the construction of a bypass in Lincoln.

      East Coast Railway Line: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the (a) costs and (b) savings of the outsourcing to locations outside the UK of East Coast Main Line's (i) customer...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many households (a) nationally, (b) in Warwickshire and (c) in North Warwickshire constituency have received assistance from the HS2 Exceptional...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many agricultural units and commercial properties with a rateable value not exceeding £34,800 have applied for compensation under the HS2...

      Invalid Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce the results of his Department's consultation on proposed changes to legislation governing powered mobility scooters and...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of used car sales in each year since 2005.

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of widening the A1(M) between Welwyn and Stevenage; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has plans to promote the construction of further toll roads.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the average cost of operating (a) hybrid and (b) electric trains over electrified tracks; (2) what estimate he has...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • BRIC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 202W, on the BRIC summit, if he will place in the Library a copy...

    • Diplomatic Service: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 206W, on the Diplomatic Service: internet, how many online...

      Diplomatic Service: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 206W, on the Diplomatic Service: internet, in which countries...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the status of (a) secular political parties and (b) the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

      Libya: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government maintains diplomatic relations with the government of Libya.

      Libya: Freezing Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the international community is taking to deprive the Gaddafi government in Libya of access to funds.

      Libya: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the effects of sanctions on Libya on Libyan students who are studying in the UK;...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has to address the challenges posed by peak oil.

      Saudi Arabia: Armed forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government in Saudi Arabia on the (a) presence and (b) timetable for withdrawal of...

      Serbia: Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on progress in talks between the governments of Serbia and Kosovo on a final settlement of...

      Sri Lanka: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) the government of Sri Lanka, (b) the United Nations and (c) Commonwealth countries...

      UN World Conference Against Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will make it his policy to withdraw from the UN Durban III anti-racism conference; what recent discussions he has...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Procurement

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

    • Developing Countries: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will estimate the total amount of funding which would be available to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation programme...

      Developing Countries: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will encourage governments of other nations to match his Department's funding of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and...

      Health Services: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what health programmes in what countries his Department funded in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's officials are working on post-conflict planning for Libya.

      Maldives: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will include the Maldives in future non-direct grant programmes relating to (a) climate change mitigation and (b) other issues.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding classified as official development assistance his Department has provided (a) in cash terms and (b) in per capita terms to...

      Scotland

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

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carer’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to adjust the carer’s allowance in line with changes to the cost of living; and if he will make a statement.

    • Carer’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on increasing the level of the carer's allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Carers Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) mark Carers Week; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will list on Contract Finder the confirmed sub-contracts of its prime contractors.

      Disability Carers Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will put in place a means to deal with urgent correspondence from hon. Members within the Parliamentary Business Unit of the Disability...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claimants for disability living allowance there have been (a) in total and (b) with cancer as a primary condition in each of the...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support he plans to provide to people moving from incapacity benefits onto employment and support allowance and jobseeker's allowance in...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to ensure support is in place for people with degenerative diseases to find work within 12 months following the...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with representatives of mental health charities on the potential effects of implementation of changes to employment...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will provide training for voluntary groups who are assisting the long-term unemployed as part of his proposals for the Work...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding for the Work programme he plans to allocate to the west midlands in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Work programme participants he expects to deal with (a) private sector, (b) voluntary sector and (c) other providers at the...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2011, Official Report, column 662W, on employment schemes: voluntary organisations, how many of the voluntary...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people moved from incapacity benefit to (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) the work related activity group found employment in the...

      Incapacity Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what time period he has set in which incapacity benefit claimants will be able to appeal reassessment decisions.

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints of high temperatures in the workplace the Health and Safety Executive received in each of the last six years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Jobcentre Plus offices have set any targets for the number of sanctions to be issued by each Jobcentre Plus officer.

      Jobcentre Plus: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, columns 1239-40W, on Jobcentre Plus: reorganisation, when he plans to make an...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance in Scotland have been receiving benefits for more than...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance in Coventry have been receiving benefits for more than...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2011, Official Report, column 517W, on life expectancy, when he plans to place in the Library copies of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to respond to the urgent request from the constituent of the hon. Member for Edinburgh West, Roderick Bowie-MacDonald.

      Office for Nuclear Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the transfer of ministerial responsibility for the...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce child poverty in Scotland.

      Shared Housing: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment his Department has made of the availability of shared accommodation in Bradford.

      Unemployed People: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 499-500W, on Travel to Interview, how much was granted through (a) the Travel...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which version of the Work Capability Assessment will be applied to (a) new claimants who applied for employment and support allowance (i)...

  • Defence

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers are designed to allow for the operation of fixed-wing carrier on-board delivery aircraft.

    • Armed Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new recruits to each of the armed services were recorded as domiciled in each London borough in financial year 2009-10.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      EU Law

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

      Ex-servicemen: Alcoholism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the number of veterans who left the forces (a) in the last two years, (b) between two and five years ago, (c)...

      Ex-servicemen: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research his Department has undertaken on the characteristics of veterans in prison.

      Ex-servicemen: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the number of veterans who committed suicide in each of the last 20 years.

      Gulf States: Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what officer training co-operation with Gulf State forces is being undertaken at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the RAF Merlin Mark 3 will be transferred to the Royal Navy.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost to the public purse will be of designing the US-UK Common Missile Compartment for the Trident replacement submarine in the period...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the geographical location of RAF Leuchars on the (a) combat radius, (b) maximum range and (c) ferry range of...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the most recent assessment of the performance of RAF Leuchars in relation to the execution of its Quick Reaction Alert duties took place.

      Royal Irish Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many representations he has received on his decision on a homecoming parade for the Royal Irish Regiment in Belfast.

      World War One: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to mark the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War in 2014.

  • Education

    • Academies: Brighton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of progress on the academies programme in (a) Brighton, Kemptown constituency, (b) Brighton and Hove, (c) East...

    • Children: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were looked after in each local authority area in the west midlands in each year since 2008-09.

      Departmental Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many buildings (a) owned and (b) leased by his Department have had renewable energy equipment installed to provide power in the last 12 months; and...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what strategic framework his Department has developed for the delivery of its core functions during the comprehensive spending review period.

      Design: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has assessed the effects on the creative industries and manufacturing of the potential removal of design and technology from the national...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of funding reductions on the provision of one-to-one tuition in the summer term for pupils approaching...

      Marriage Guidance: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2011, Official Report, column 497W, on marriage guidance: grants, what proportion of the work of each organisation...

      Schools: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of schools in Bolton metropolitan borough that will have funding withdrawn during the academic year as a result...

      Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to respond to the James review of capital funding.

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provisions in legislation govern the potential closure of rural schools; and whether he has any plans to bring forward proposals to revise those...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of proposed changes to the Teachers Pension Scheme on teachers in independent schools.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) changes to the funding of teacher education and (b) the introduction of tuition fees on the...

      University Technical Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 55W, on university technical colleges, if he will publish a list of approved university...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of social rented housing.

    • Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the likely number of new social housing starts between May 2010 and April 2015.

      Local Government Resources Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress he has made on the local government resources review.

      Housing: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of empty homes and to support housing regeneration in Pendle constituency.

      Localism Bill: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the effects on Wales of implementation of the...

      Audit Commission: National Audit Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates representatives of the Audit Commission dined with representatives of the National Audit Office paid for by the...

      EU Grants and Loans: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the European Regional Development Fund for Yorkshire and the Humber has not yet been allocated in the most...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire hydrants are in operation in England and Wales.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many rescues from fires were carried out (a) by each fire brigade and (b) in each region between April 2010 and March 2011.

      Heating: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons he proposes to make UK Accreditation Service registration compulsory for solid fuel installations; what...

      Housing: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of homes built in Leeds were built on (a) brownfield and (b) greenfield land in each of the last five years.

      Local Government: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has considered the merits of allowing complaints lodged against parish and town councils to be investigated by the...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has to address the challenges posed by peak oil.

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Localism Bill to enable local authorities to impose penalties on private...

      Public Sector: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire will be included in the pilot scheme for auctions of publicly-owned land in...

      Rent Service: Red Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Rent Service spent on services provided by Poisson Rouge/Red Fish Corporation in each of the last five years for...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of full-time trades union officials whose salary is paid by local...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related admissions to hospital in 2009-10 were readmissions.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what definition the NHS uses of an alcohol-related admission to hospital; (2) what methodology the NHS uses to determine whether a patient...

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to bring forward proposals to improve response times of ambulances in metropolitan cities.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the likely change in the level of preventable deaths resulting from vulnerable people being moved out of residential care to which...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what responsibility NHS commissioners have for the care of vulnerable clients placed into care services.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effectiveness of the Care Quality Commission in regulating the standard of care homes; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Quality Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the provision of funding for the Care Quality Commission.

      Care Quality Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the effect of funding allocated by his Department on the capacity of the Care Quality Commission to meet inspection demand in the last...

      Care Quality Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department expects to allocate to the Care Quality Commission in each of the next five years.

      Care Quality Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase the number of inspectors employed by the Care Quality Commission; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of meeting requests from hon. Members which its Ministers (a) agree to and (b) refuse; and what...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been seen under the NHS Health Check programme in each primary care trust area since April 2009.

      Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to exclude from the provisions of contracts under the private finance initiative charges to charitable organisations for the...

      Medical Equipment: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with his EU counterparts steps to improve the scrutiny of high risk medical devices.

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department expects to spend on measures to improve the mental health of prisoners in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2011, Official Report, column 442W, on NHS: reorganisation, what the (a) location and (b) date was of each of the...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2011, Official Report, column 442W, on NHS: reorganisation, what the (a) location and (b) date was of each of the...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date officials from his Department instructed Parliamentary Counsel to draft amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill to take account of the...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to address the challenges posed by peak oil.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to reduce the incidence of perinatal mortality and stillbirth; (2) pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of...

      Primary Care Trusts: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultations were undertaken prior to the merger of Warrington primary care trust with other primary care trusts in Cheshire; where and in what form...

      Psoriasis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the care pathway for psoriasis patients; and if he will make a statement; (2) what assessment his...

      Respite Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the administration of funds for short respite breaks for carers following the proposed abolition of primary care trusts; and if he...

      Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the answer to Baroness Masham of Ilton of 31 March 2011, Official Report, column WA301, on health: contaminated blood products,...

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Southern Cross Healthcare Services: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with (a) local authorities and (b) the Care Quality Commission on ensuring appropriate standards of care in homes run...

      Southern Cross Healthcare: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on Southern Cross care homes.

      Tobacco Free Lancashire: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding from the public purse was allocated to Tobacco Free Lancashire in financial year (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12 to...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) heart, (b) liver, (c) lung, (d) kidney and (e) other organ transplants were performed privately by each NHS foundation trust on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Committees

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions the Coalition Committee has met since May 2010.

    • Death: Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of deaths from cancer in the last three years were of people who were (a) teetotallers, (b) moderate drinkers and (c) heavy...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he has made on encouraging small businesses to bid for Government contracts.

      EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what European directives in force on 1 April 2010 his Department is responsible; and what European directives for which his Department is...

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that Government contractors pay invoices to any subsequent subcontractors on time.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy was of (a) people of Irish ethnicity and (b) the UK population calculated in (i) 1985, (ii) 1990, (iii) 1995, (iv)...

      Life Expectancy: Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy is for people aged 65 living in (a) Reading, (b) Berkshire and (c) England.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were paid at the rate of the national minimum wage in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in...

      Older Workers: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of the workforce in Scotland that is aged over 60.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1173W, on the third sector, on which dates the 29 meetings his Department has convened...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) market and (b) opinion research his Department has (i) conducted and (ii) commissioned on public expectations of Government in respect of...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average unemployment rate of the working age population in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK was...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) men, (b) women and (c) single parents were (i) in employment and (ii) unemployed in (A) Jarrow constituency, (B) South Tyneside, (C) the...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an assessment of the likely effects on industry of the ending of fractional reserve banking.

    • Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what requirements exist for banks to recognise deputies appointed by the Court of Protection; (2) what requirements exist for banks to recognise the...

      Child Benefit: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking with his EU counterparts to reform the payment of child benefit to non-UK EU nationals whose children live outside the UK.

      Double Taxation: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2011, Official Report, column 325W, on double taxation: Israel, what mechanisms are in place to exclude income and company...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the recent report by the IMF on the state of the UK economy.

      European Investment Bank: North Africa

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the proposals by the UN High Representative for Foreign Affairs for greater investment in North Africa from the European...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the fuel duty derogation for those who refine less than 2,500 litres of biodiesel per year.

      Financial Policy Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the conclusions were of the informal meeting of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England held in May 2011; and if he will make a...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what objectives he has set for the working forum of mutual trade bodies to input collectively into the policy formulation process of the Financial Services...

      Financial Services: City of London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to support the competitiveness of the City of London as a financial centre.

      Financial Services: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the amount of receipts from a tax on all cost conversions from one currency into another levied at (a) 0.005 per cent., (b) 0.05 per...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) date of purchase, (b) gross amount, (c) level 3 line item detail and (d) supplier was in respect of each transaction undertaken by the...

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of trends in the rate of inflation.

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from which UK-based banks he received representations on financial assistance to Ireland.

      Monetary Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of quantitative easing on the cost of borrowing for small businesses and consumers.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many occasions he has met representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses to discuss proposals to extend the national insurance contributions...

      Northern Rock plc

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with UK Financial Investments on the priority to be given to the commitment in the coalition agreement to foster...

      Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans his Department has to address the challenges posed by peak oil.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) cost to the Exchequer and (b) potential administrative savings arising from reform and simplification of the...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has carried out into levels of satisfaction with assistance to persons contacting HMRC with queries about...

      UK Banks: Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the extent of the exposure of UK bonds to the banking and credit situation in the Republic of Ireland.

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, column 590W, on VAT: Channel Islands, whether he is taking steps to control imports of beauty...

      VAT: Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the likely effect on the UK economy of emulating the recent decision by the Irish Government to reduce the level of value added tax on...

      Working Tax Credits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in the level of tax credits on the willingness of lone parents to (a) continue working and (b)...

      Working Tax Credits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many lone parents in receipt of tax credits in each (a) region and (b) constituency will have the childcare element of such credits reduced as a result...

      Working Tax Credits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the future levels of debt of lone parents of reductions to the childcare element of tax credits.

  • Justice

    • Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the monetary value was of confiscation orders made by courts in each year since 1995; (2) how many confiscation orders were made by the...

    • Belmarsh Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the category D prisoners in Belmarsh prison awaiting transfer to an open prison have been waiting for more than four weeks.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget his Department has set for the two-year local payment by results schemes in Greater Manchester and London.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures of success his Department has set for the two-year local payment by results schemes in Greater Manchester and London.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which organisations have been appointed as national framework providers of Community Payback services.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to take steps to reduce the time between the sentencing of an offender and the commencement of that offender's Community Payback work...

      Compensation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many compensation orders were made in England and Wales in each year since 1995; (2) what the monetary value was of compensation orders issued...

      Compensation: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many out of court disposals for young people have been issued in each year since 1995; (2) how many out of court disposals of each type there...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases in (a) magistrates courts and (b) the Crown court were awaiting trial on 1 January of each year since 1995; (2) how many cases (a)...

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases destined for the Crown court which involved the submission of a guilty plea received a reduction in the sentence handed down of (a) up to...

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) in what proportion of cases destined for the Crown court a guilty plea was entered (a) after the announcement of a trial date and (b) at the door...

      Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will initiate a review into the deaths in custody of five adults aged between 18 and 21 in the last four months; (2) how many of the young...

      Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he proposes any assessment of the effects of mixing young adults in custody with the adult prison population.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff his Department and its agencies have recruited since May 2010.

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) civil servants and (b) office holders of his Department at each grade have pension pots (i) currently valued and (ii) projected to be valued...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department and its predecessors allocated to mandatory drug testing in each year since 1995.

      Drugs: Alcoholic drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research from (a) the UK and (b) abroad his Department has (i) commissioned and (ii) evaluated on the effectiveness of payment by results models in...

      Drugs: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to develop intensive community-based drug treatment options for women offenders.

      Drugs: Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of those serving custodial sentences had been convicted of offences related to drugs in each year since 1995.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the merits of early intervention to prevent civil disputes about money and debt becoming matters for litigation.

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people received indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection in each year since 2003.

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection have served the minimum term under their sentence; (2)...

      National Offender Management Services: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many managers at grade C or above have left the employment of (a) his Department and (b) the National Offender Management Service in the last...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the outcomes of his Department's pilots on the availability of punitive conditions to police forces and prosecutors as part of a...

      Prison Sentences: Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of persons in custody with sentences of (a) up to three months, (b) between three and six months, (c) between six and 12 months,...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse of an adult prisoner in England and Wales was in the last 12 months.

      Prisoners’ Release: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice at what stage of the process of release on licence of a sexual offender to approved premises the relevant local authority is notified; at what stage a...

      Prisoners’ Release: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements teams make the appropriate arrangements with regard to placement of...

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of prisoners subject to random mandatory drug testing tested positive in (a) each year from 1995 to 2010 and (b) 2011 to date.

      Prisoners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has allocated to employment and learning services for prisoners in each year of the comprehensive spending review period; and how...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has allocated to tackle drug addiction on the prison estate in each year of the comprehensive spending review period; and how...

      Probation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much his Department and its predecessor spent on probation trusts in each year since 1995; (2) what budget he has set for each probation trust...

      Probation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what output measures his Department will use to assess the performance of probation trusts over the comprehensive spending review period.

      Rehabilitation and Treatment of Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding for the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders was contributed to his Department's programme by the (a) Department for Education and...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people held on remand in 2010 (a) were subsequently acquitted, (b) received a community sentence and (c) received a custodial sentence.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for future provision for young adult offenders aged (a) 18 to 21 and (b) 18 to 24 following the implementation of proposed changes to...

      Young Offenders: Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2011, Official Report, column 1362W, on young offenders: alternatives to prison, if he will place in the Library a...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 216W, on apprenticeships, how many employer places are registered...

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether HSBC Holdings plc are subject to the Project Merlin agreement that bankers' remuneration would be linked to lending...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people representing small and medium-sized businesses located in (a) the UK, (b) Staffordshire and (c) Tamworth...

      Business: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment his Department has made of the administrative requirements on businesses arising from health and safety...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration he has given to (a) including in the Green Economy Roadmap a commitment to (i) measure and (ii) reduce the...

      Companies: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value is of financial support received by companies in the North West through the Regional Growth Fund.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made in encouraging small businesses to bid for Government contracts.

      Education: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with carers organisations on steps to ensure that carers receive equal opportunities to access...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for what EU directives in force on 1 April 2010 his Department is responsible; and what EU directives for which his Department is...

      EU Law: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria he plans to use to assess any recommendations resulting from the work with Government undertaken by GSK, Balfour...

      Fees and Charges: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the legal advice his Department has received on the entitlements of EU students to (a)...

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens who attended university in (a) EU countries and (b) the US in the...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings he has had with representatives of potential locations on the proposed location of the Green Investment Bank.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, columns 645-46W, on higher education: admissions, how many UK-domiciled...

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what information his Department holds on the use of the Working Definition of anti-Semitism; whether he has had recent...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what date the Intellectual Property Office will publish the findings of its consultation on patent infringement in...

      Mary Portas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether Mary Portas will receive remuneration from his Department for her work on the high street retail review; (2) what...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2011, Official Report, column 1348W, on North Sea oil, on what dates prior to the Budget...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2011, Official Report, column 1349W, on North sea oil, on what dates prior to the Budget...

      One North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) land and (b) other assets will be transferred from One North East to the Homes and Communities Agency in each local...

      PA Consulting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Trade & Investment has set any objectives for PA Consulting to reach in respect of direct investment in each region.

      Press: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on consumer interests of present arrangements for the regulation of the newspaper and...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on non-tariff barriers in the negotiation of free trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate (a) the cost to UK manufacturers and (b) the effects on levels of growth of non-tariff barriers in free trade...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what industry organisations he consulted prior to the signing of each UK and EU free trade agreement made since 12 May 2010.

      Trade Agreements: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to prepare the removal of non-tariff barriers when negotiating EU free trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of non-tariff barriers on the competitiveness of UK companies in relation to the...

      UK Trade and Investment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value of investment by UK Trade and Investment has been in respect of (a) North Yorkshire, (b) Yorkshire and...

      UK Trade and Investment: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment staff are (a) based in and (b) dedicated to each region of England.

      UK Trade and Investment: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many inquiries UK Trade and Investment received in relation to (a) investment, (b) general help and advice and (c) help and...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate of average global temperature his Department and its predecessors used when considering policies on climate change in...

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with Ofgem on provisions to minimise the visual impact of overhead power lines on landscapes.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will establish a public inquiry into transparency in the energy market and the merits of introducing an enforceable requirement...

      Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to implement the provisions on general permitted development rights of the Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether permanent energy efficiency saving schemes will be eligible to receive support from the Capacity Mechanism.

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding from the public purse his Department allocated to each energy sector in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2011, Official Report, column 580W, on energy: private rented housing, which organisations...

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which of the microgeneration technologies eligible for (a) feed-in tariffs and (b) the Renewable Heat Incentive have been subject to...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 108W, on nuclear power, when he expects to publish his conclusions on...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account he has taken of the risk of natural disasters in his plans for new nuclear power stations.

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, columns 112-3W, on radioactive waste, which prospective operators of new...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the take up of feed-in tariffs in (a) the UK and (b) Germany; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on his decision to set new feed-in tariffs for small-scale...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to hold a comprehensive review of the feed-in tariff scheme.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether (a) the renewable heat incentive and (b) the renewable heat incentive premium payment will apply to new-build housing.

      Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of contracts issued by (a) his Department and (b) agencies for which he is responsible were awarded to small and...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the number of solar farms with a generating capacity greater than one megawatt that will be...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the UK's performance in developing solar photovoltaics.

      Solar Power: Public Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of (a) schools, (b) hospitals, (c) other public buildings and (d) community...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women aged (a) 18, (b) 17, (c) 16, (d) 15, (e) 14, (f) 13 and (g) 12 years old in each strategic health authority area who had had (1) one, (2) two, (3)...

    • Access to Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications were made under the Access to Work scheme for interpreting services in each year since 2005.

      Access to Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications were approved under the Access to Work scheme for interpreting services in each year since 2005. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many casualties have been suffered by the Royal Navy in (a) the campaign in Afghanistan, and (b) in other recent actions.

      Armed Forces: Animals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they use animals for burden carrying in Afghanistan; if so, from where they are obtained; what measures are in place to safeguard their well-being in line...

      Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many service personnel who served during the Falklands conflict and during the 1991 Iraq conflict have since committed suicide.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the status of parliamentary democracy in Bahrain.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the presence of Saudi Arabian security forces in Bahrain following the lifting of the state of emergency.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have on the number of Shia shrines that have been destroyed in Bahrain since the beginning of 2011.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of Shia MPs who have been removed from parliament in Bahrain.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Court of the Bank of England has received a report on the role of the Bank of England in events leading up to the banking crisis; and, if so, when this...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support European Union proposals to specify the maximum amount of core tier one capital that United Kingdom banks must hold.

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 May (WA 431), whether they will end their policy of guaranteed repayment of deposits of over £50,000 for...

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated overall cost to the United Kingdom economy of implementing the European protected species directive with regard to bats in England for the...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place regularly to monitor the impact of the reforms of out-of-work benefits on levels of equality in the United Kingdom, with particular...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will be taking in response to Macmillan Cancer Support's concern about the effect on cancer patients of extending the period from three to six...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 24 May (WA 399-400), whether they will estimate the number of households who would be subject to the proposed...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 16 February (WA 160), what assurances they can provide that the guidance on face-to-face contact with benefits...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people of working age currently receive free prescriptions through passported benefits such as jobseeker's allowance and income support; and how many...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the authorities in Burma to stop the practice of placing prisoners in cages designed for dogs as a punishment.

      Buses: Cambridge Guided Busway

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current estimated out-turn cost of the Cambridge Guided Busway project; and what is the length of the busway construction.

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether reports held by county council social service departments on investigations into complaints over treatment of persons in care home facilities were made...

      Care Homes: Southern Cross

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 May (WA 372), whether they will explain the standard used to define delivering "protection to everyone affected"...

      Care Homes: Southern Cross

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, of the 405 random inspections carried out by the Commission for Social Care Inspection in the year 2007-08, how many included care and hospital facilities...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following UNISON's comments in 2008 on the Commission for Social Care Inspection's (CSCI) 2007 survey on quality of service at CSCI, they will ask the...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider the statutory appointment of a human rights director at the Care Quality Commission.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce measures to enable the Care Quality Commission to report on the financial liabilities of private institutions providing care and...

      Care Services: Day Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to ensure that when local authorities close day centres alternative arrangements are in place to provide services for elderly and...

      Care Services: Inspection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations have been carried out by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman into the operation of (a) the Commission for Social Care Inspection,...

      Care Services: Winterbourne View

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether short operational framework for inspection procedures have been implemented in Winterbourne Hospital.

      Cyclists: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will reduce the level of road accidents involving bicycles.

      Deaf People: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken since May 2010 to improve access to work for British Sign Language users.

      Disabled People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 6 June (WA 31), what has been the response to date on the draft report of the Office for Disability Issues (ODI);...

      Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 7 June (WA 100), why they will not ascertain the details of the number of Commonwealth citizens...

      Electronic Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of introducing universal video relay services in the United Kingdom.

      Electronic Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reduction in the number of deaf people claiming video relay services (VRS) through the Access to Work scheme if universal VRS...

      Energy: Oil Refineries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken following the accident at the Pembroke Chevron plant.

      EU: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the impact on the United Kingdom if a country left the eurozone whilst there was currency issued by that country in circulation.

      EU: Finance Ministry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the speech made by Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, in Aachen on 2 June, advocating the establishment...

      EU: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial commitments or loans have been made by the United Kingdom in support of (a) the European Union's Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, (b) bilateral...

      Flags

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any ministers or United Kingdom representatives attended the ceremony of the raising and parading of the European Union flag on 9 May in Brussels.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider opening up the Food Standards Agency's inspection regime to tender to private businesses.

      GMB Conference

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister's Office (a) was made aware of, and (b) approved in advance, the speech made by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research and data collection HM Treasury has (a) initiated, (b) terminated, and (c) amended, since 12 May 2010.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research and data collection the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has (a) initiated, (b) terminated, and (c) amended, since 12 May 2010.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research and data collection the Department of Energy and Climate Change has (a) initiated, (b) terminated, and (c) amended since 12 May 2010.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research and data collection the Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office has (a) initiated, (b) terminated, and (c) amended, since 12 May 2010.

      Government Departments: Scientific Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is the Departmental Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Energy and Climate Change; and (a) when they were appointed and for how long, (b) what is...

      Government: Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last published a list of ministerial responsibilities; and whether they will publish an up-to-date list.

      Government: Special Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last published a list of special advisers; and whether they will publish an up-to-date list.

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will be responding to the Cardiff University rehabilitation study of the still medically undiagnosed illnesses of veterans of the first Gulf War, and the...

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for the further parliamentary consideration of the Health and Social Care Bill.

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the listening exercise on the Health and Social Care Bill that took place during April and May 2011.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public warnings they have issued, other than in pharmaceutical products, regarding the risks of prescribed drug addiction and withdrawal.

      Health: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have applied for the NHS low income scheme in each of the past three years; and how many people in each of the last three years were exempted from...

      Health: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to make prescriptions more affordable for people on low incomes.

      Health: Vaccines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether thimerosal was removed from all childhood vaccines in 2004.

      Health: Vaccines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether swine flu vaccines now being given to the elderly, children and pregnant women contain thimerosal.

      Health: Vaccines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the withdrawal of the swine flu vaccine containing thimerosal in the Republic of Ireland, Japan and Australia.

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 9 June (WA 150), what is their estimate of the number of Polish nationals resident in the United Kingdom who are...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take during their Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to pursue the implementation by the Government of Russia...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of their reply to the letter from Mr James A Goldston, executive director of the Open Society...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are offering to United Kingdom national Clara Gutteridge, accused by a Minister of the Government of Kenya of involvement in subversive...

      Ivory Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of continuing instability in the Ivory Coast and the continuing occupation of police stations in many cities by elements of the Ivory Coast...

      Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Hezbollah in the past 12 months.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 23 May (WA 387), whether they will extrapolate and publish in the Official Report the total figures of national...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Romanians and Bulgarians in total have been allocated national insurance numbers since those countries' accession to the European Union; how many of those...

      Northern Ireland Office: Scientific Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is the Departmental Chief Scientific Adviser for the Northern Ireland Office; and (a) when they were appointed and for how long, (b) what is their academic or...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tickets for the Olympic Games 2012 have been reserved for the use of HM Government.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tickets for the Paralympic Games 2012 have been reserved for the use of HM Government.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of official development assistance was allocated to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development DAC codes 13010 (Population Police and...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of official development assistance will be allocated to Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development DAC codes 13010 (Population Police...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of European Union official development assistance is allocated to middle income countries in (a) Europe, (b) Asia, (c) Africa, (d) Middle East, (e)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money each country receives from the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 17 May (WA 310-11), where the figures in table 1C of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission's interim...

      Public Sector: Terms and Conditions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 8 June (WA 144), whether the information on the website referred to could be provided in tabular form,...

      Publications: Information and Press Offices Directory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they propose to publish the next edition of the Information and Press Offices Director.

      Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will appoint a special envoy for international freedom of religion and belief, and re-establish a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Freedom of Religion...

      Sport: Cricket

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much public money was used to stage the first test match between England and Sri Lanka at Cardiff.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of who has been responsible for the fighting in Kadugli, the Sudanese capital of Southern Kordofan; of the number of people who have...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether recent events in Abyei and South Kordofan will affect the United Kingdom's intention to grant official recognition to the Republic of South Sudan on 9 July.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to persuade the Government of Sudan to seek a negotiated future for the 75,000 Sudan People's Liberation Army soldiers in Joint...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the displacement of the Ngok Dinka people from Abyei, Sudan, and the attempt to prevent supplies from reaching them by closing the border, constitutes a...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of people displaced from Abyei, Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the impact on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of recent events in Abyei and South Kordofan, Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received of the destruction of churches, including the Episcopal cathedral, following attacks in Southern Kordofan.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the aerial bombardment of Parieng County of South Sudan's Unity State and of recent fighting in Kadugli, Southern Kordofan.

      Tote

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what racing organisations will receive the 50 per cent share of the net proceeds from the sale of the Tote; and how the proceeds will be split amongst the recipients.

      Tractors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the European Union directive concerning the design of rollover safety features on mini tractors involving 38 pages of fitting...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 6 June (WA 77), what steps they are taking to reduce high and persistent levels of unemployment, particularly youth...

      Water Management: Overseas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what policies they will introduce following the resolution of the World Meteorological Congress in May-June 2011 to improve the international exchange and...

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