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Written answers

Thursday, 23 June 2011

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament’s Education Service

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many schools from (a) Carmarthenshire and (b) Pembrokeshire visited the Palace...

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Attorney-General how many invoices the Law Officers' Departments received in respect of goods or services supplied by tier 1 suppliers between 1 May 2010 and 1 April 2011; and how many...

  • Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's policy is on providing support for childcare costs for parents aged under 20 to allow them to undertake (a) full or (b) part-time...

    • Secondary Education: Kingston upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to determine the capital allocation for a new secondary school in North Kingston for the period from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress he has made on plans to increase philanthropic support for the arts.

    • Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of redundancies in its non-departmental bodies...

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what events his Department has planned to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee in 2012.

      Olympic Games 2012: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games on the provision of technical support...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of tickets for the London 2012 Olympics he expects to be taken up by non-UK residents.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what powers the Government has to restrict the use or onward sale by officials of the government of (a) Libya and (b) Syria of...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 140W, on the Olympic Games 2012, how many tickets for the...

      Tourism: Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the potential effect on the economy of levels of tourism during the Queen's diamond jubilee...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average cost per individual is to his Department of providing French language lessons for (a) RAF, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Army pilots; and...

    • Belize: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what helicopter support is available to support British military training in Belize.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department will incur in relation to the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition between 13 and 16 September 2011;...

      Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what restrictions he has put in place to limit the transfer of UK military research and development to other countries.

      Defence: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to improve defence technology co-operation between the UK and US.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to promote visual data security in his Department; and what training his Department provides to its officials in respect of the...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to publish the first report on the projects considered by his Department's Major Projects Review Board on 13 June 2011.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what overseas visits he undertook in the last six months; what the (a) country and place visited, (b) date, (c) meetings attended during the visit, (d)...

      Falkland Islands: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in how many quick reaction alert activations which have taken place on the Falkland Islands since May 2010 (a) only one aircraft and (b) no aircraft...

      HMS Endurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of repairs to HMS Endurance in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of Predator drones.

      Warships: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships by type are deployed on current operations or exercises.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Bishops: Public Appointments

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the average length of time between announcing the retirement or resignation of a bishop and announcing the...

    • Bishops: Public Appointments

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what average time elapsed between the announcement of the appointment and the consecration of suffragan bishops in the...

      Church of England

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the ratio is of Church of England parishes which have passed Resolution C to provincial episcopal visitors.

      Church of England: Bishops

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what the ratio is of Church of England parishes to serving bishops.

      Churches: Visits

      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what limits there are on any structures that provincial episcopal visitors are permitted to establish.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Crown Relocations

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

    • My Civil Service Pension

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what consultation he had with staff employed in My Civil Service Pension (MyCSP) on the proposed mutualisation of MyCSP; and if he will publish...

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the working population in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland was employed by the public sector in the...

      Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he received a request from (a) Members of the Welsh Government or (b) the Secretary of State for Wales between 6 May and 20 May 2011 to meet to...

  • Prime Minister

    • Legal Advice: Armed Forces

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish in full the legal advice he obtained before the commencement of military action in Libya.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Mass Media

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what steps she is taking in relation to the representation of body images of women in the media.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Charities: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the payment of value added tax by charities in Northern Ireland.

    • Royal Irish Regiment: Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many representations he has received on the decision by the Ministry of Defence not to permit a homecoming parade for the Royal Irish...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were seconded from his Department to the Northern Ireland civil service in each year since 2007.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for contributory Employment and Support Allowance he expects for each financial year from 2011-12 to 2015-16.

    • Hewlett Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Hewlett Packard and (b) trade unions on the application of Hewlett Packard to...

      Jobcentre Plus: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he took into consideration the ability of employees of the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Office within Hartlepool Jobcentre...

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy for staff is in respect of (a) eligibility criteria and (b) rates of pay for (i) maternity and (ii) adoption leave.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to integrate into his Department's policies the objectives of the 2012 European Year on Active Ageing.

      Pathways to Work: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people previously employed on Pathways to Work were made redundant in each of the last 12 months; and how many such people had...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to ensure that members of the public are aware of the effects on them of auto-enrolment in workplace pension...

  • Transport

    • Low-carbon Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to promote low-carbon vehicles.

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what definition his Department uses of the term hub airport.

      Car Odometer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department provides on the legitimate circumstances for the replacement of a car odometer.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of establishing a Crossrail station at (a) Kensal Green and (b) Old Oak Common.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the timetable for the completion of the Crossrail project of adding further stations to the project.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) accidents and (b) fatalities in the construction of Crossrail have been recorded.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the safety record in constructing Crossrail.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has assessed the merits of establishing a Crossrail station at Old Oak Common.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has assessed the merits of establishing a Crossrail station at Kensal Green.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to publish full details of the High Speed 2 Y route; and for what reason he has not made this information available.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding (a) his Department and (b) other Departments have allocated to planning and preparation for High Speed 2 to 2014-15; how much of this...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what compensation he plans to make available to home owners living along the proposed High Speed 2 route between Manchester and Leeds.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential benefit to Ormskirk and Skelmersdale of the High Speed 2 project.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit of High Speed 2 to the Liverpool City region.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings he has had with those with properties affected by the proposed High Speed 2 rail route to Manchester and Leeds.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether EU Directive 96/53/EC on road vehicles will restrict use of any articulated vehicle in excess of 16.5 metres in length on UK roads to operation...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) road safety and (b) levels of carbon emissions of the operation on UK roads of vehicles over...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the ratio of laden to unladen heavy goods vehicles on UK roads in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents involving heavy goods vehicles there were in each of the last 10 years; how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious...

      London Underground: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to prevent unplanned industrial action on London Underground.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to increase efficiency on the rail network.

      Railways: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with Bristol county council about the future of the Severn Beach Line.

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to extend the proposed high speed rail link to Scotland; and what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on this...

      Railways: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent meetings officials of his Department have had with officials of the Home Department on measures to reduce the incidence of metal theft from...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) which Coastguard Coordination Centre buildings are (a) rented and (b) leased from other landlords; (2) which Coastguard Coordination Centre...

      Rescue Services: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any of the coastguard stations considered for closure by the Government are funded through the private finance initiative.

      Rescue Services: Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions coastguard co-ordination centres were unable to operate due to (a) technical and (b) power failures in each of the last five...

      Rescue Services: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on (a) maintenance and (b) planned investment at each Maritime and Coastguard Agency location in Scotland in each of the last...

      Trailers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the longer semi-trailer feasibility study and impact assessment commissioned by his Department, what assessment he has made of the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made in reducing the burden of regulation on farmers.

    • Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 May 2011, Official Report, column 48WS, on performing wild animals, what...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to paragraph 2.21 of her Department's document, The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature, when she...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the box on a sustainable approach to low-carbon energy on page 23 of her Department's document, The Natural...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to paragraph 3.11 of her Department's document, The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature, when the...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to paragraph 3.28 of her Department's document, The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature, when the...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to paragraph 3.39 of her Department's document, The Natural Choice: securing the value of nature, through...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the resource capacity of local government biodiversity officers to participate in Local...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on the adoption of targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions by large companies.

      Recycling: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will assess the likely effects on levels of recycling of the introduction of a bottle deposit return scheme; (2)...

  • International Development

    • Gambia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what priorities his Department has established for its aid to Northern Gambia; and how much aid it plans to allocate there each year...

    • Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he had with the government of Zimbabwe prior to deciding on the allocation of aid to that country.

  • Home Department

    • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timescale she has set for the establishment in Scotland of an inspection system for private providers of higher and further education...

    • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what dates her Department made (a) written and (b) oral contact with HM Inspector of Education in Scotland to discuss the inspection of...

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has issued to police forces on the issuing of a (a) fixed penalty notice, (b) non-endorsable fixed penalty...

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which (a) public order offences, (b) traffic offences and (c) other offences a fixed penalty notice, a non-endorsable fixed penalty...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost to the public purse of a judicial review of an immigration decision was in the latest period for which figures are...

      Immigration: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for judicial review of decisions made by her Department in respect of immigration and asylum cases have been initiated...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers working in the Calderdale division will be affected by proposed changes to police pensions.

      Police: Sonae

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the date was of each occasion on which police officers were called to the Sonae factory in Kirkby in the last 10 years; and what...

      Police: South Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on equipping police forces in South Wales with Lantern fingerprint devices in the last 12 months.

      Police: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) free and (b) concessionary travel arrangements are available to police officers; and what the cost to the public purse was of such...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by how much his Department's grant to the British Council will change in percentage terms in each year to 2015.

    • COE Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will review the functions of the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights during the UK chairmanship of the...

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters were discussed at his recent meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

      Council of Europe: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2011, Official Report, columns 283-4W, on the Council of Europe: finance, if he will ensure...

      Council of Europe: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will use the occasion of UK's chairmanship of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers to (a) advocate a reduction...

      Council of Europe: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals were employed by the institutions of the Council of Europe on the latest date for which figures are...

      Crown Relocations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, column 584W, on Crown Relocations, on what date the contract with Crown...

      Departmental Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy for staff is in respect of (a) eligibility criteria and (b) rates of pay for (i) maternity and (ii)...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) his EU counterparts on the level of regulation in EU...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to prevent Iranian-owned ships circumventing sanctions.

      Pakistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of Taliban fighters on the territory of Pakistan.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed the voting rights of prisoners with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

      Saudi Arabia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions he has discussed proposals for democratic reform with his Saudi counterpart.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria the Government applies in determining whether to recognise a state; what assessment he has made of the merits of...

      Sudan: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on private investment in Sudan.

      Sudan: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterparts on trade restrictions in Sudan.

      Syria: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the governments of (a) Germany, (b) Italy, (c) France and (d) the Netherlands on steps to...

      Syria: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to impose further sanctions on Syria; and if he will make a statement.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 9 December 2010, Official Report, columns 40-41WS, on Turks and Caicos Islands,...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the likely timetable for the restoration of self-government to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the introduction of regional air passenger duty rates on airlines operating in London and the South East.

    • Big Society Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what terms loans are to be offered by the big society bank; and whether such loans will be on a commercial basis.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the address is of each office property occupied by his Department outside Greater London which it (a) owns and (b) rents; what the level of utilisation...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was returned to HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessors as a result of insolvency proceedings in each of the last 10 years.

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effect on local communities of any reduction in the rate of landfill tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to complete the sale of Northern Rock plc.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effects of mutualisation of Northern Rock plc on the level of return to the public purse...

      Tax Allowances: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2011, Official Report, column 805W, on personal taxation, if he will estimate the difference in the personal taxation...

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the incidences of fraud and error recorded by HM Revenue and Customs were attributable to (a) customer error, (b) administrative error...

      Taxation: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the average sum recovered by HM Revenue and Customs was from each individual taxpayer or tax credit claimant in respect of (a) unpaid tax, (b)...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will assess the factors underlying the difference between the estimates made by private sector credit reference agencies and those of the Electoral...

    • Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2011, Official Report, column 752W, on voting rights: prisoners, if he will request that the Council of Europe's Committee of...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2011, Official Report, column 752W, on voting rights: prisoners, what the latest date is on which the Government could introduce...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2011, Official Report, column 752W, on voting rights: prisoners, whether he has identified any legal and constitutional...

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2011, Official Report, columns 488-9W, on voting rights: prisoners, if he will assess the effect of the absence of details of...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were admitted to hospital following a suspected diagnosis of alcohol abuse in the last quarter for which figures are available.

    • Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with which primary care trusts his Department is working to implement the plan to move from film to digital breast screening services; and in what...

      Clinical Physiologists: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on introducing statutory regulation of clinical physiology.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the address is of each office property occupied by his Department outside Greater London which it (a) owns and (b) rents; what the level of...

      Departmental Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy for staff is in respect of (a) eligibility criteria and (b) rates of pay for (i) maternity and (ii) adoption leave.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what regulations his Department introduced between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011; and what the estimated costs of implementation for those affected were in...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has had discussions with the chief superintendants overseeing the areas covered by the Randomised Injectable Opioid Treatment Trial...

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total licence fee is that his Department paid for each local family nurse partnership in the last year for which figures are available.

      Health Services: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the policy of his Department is on the application to hospitals and care homes of Government buying standards on sustainably-sourced fish and seafood.

      Hepatitis: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of hepatitis C specialist nurses per head of population in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments will be made by each hospital to meet private finance initiative contracts in 2011-12; and what payments were made by each hospital for this...

      Meat: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2011, Official Report, column 878W, on meat: hygiene, if he will freeze charges to abattoirs pending the outcome of the...

      Mental Illness: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of cannabis users who suffer from mental health problems as a result of using the drug.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives there were in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c) each NHS trust in Cumbria in each of the last five years.

      NHS: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the legal advice he has received on the position of the NHS in respect of EU competition law under his revised legislative proposals...

      Tobacco: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has had discussions with the London Organisation Committee of the Olympic Games on the provision of technical support by the World Health...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2011, Official Report, column 105W, on the Audit Commission: consultants, what the name is...

    • Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of redundancies in its non-departmental bodies (a)...

      Faith Communities Consultative Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the name is of each member of the Faith Communities Consultative Council.

      Homelessness: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department is spending on measures to reduce homelessness in 2011-12.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the role is of local enterprise partnerships in assessing bids to the regional growth fund.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, column 642W, on apprentices, what estimate he has made of the number of...

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to which states the Government has licensed the sale of defence equipment and armaments in each of the last two financial years.

      Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage dynamism in the enterprise start-up market, (b) strengthen business support...

      Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the barriers to starting a business in the UK.

      Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to help businesses increase their performance in respect of (a) innovation, (b) management...

      Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of businesses reported to his Department that growth of their business was a priority in each year...

      Businesses: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number and proportion of (a) young people aged 16 to 24 and (b) people aged over 25 who considered going...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure his Department will incur in relation to the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition between 13...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the number of employees of his Department's agencies,...

      Departmental Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy for staff is in respect of (a) eligibility criteria and (b) rates of pay for (i) maternity and (ii)...

      Developing Countries: Cotton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the step forward on cotton initiative for least developed countries proposed by the Director General of the...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what data he will require (a) further education institutions and (b) Jobcentre Plus to provide to his Department as part of...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which colleges he expects to participate in the Job Outcome Incentive scheme pilots in the 2011-12 academic year.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on the effects on women of changes to the provision of courses of English for speakers of...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the equality impact assessment of the Government's proposals...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many successful regional growth fund bids were made with reference to matched funds from the European Regional Development...

      Further Education: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether further education institutions undertaking education and training as part of skills conditionality proposals will be...

      General Agreement on Trade in Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what commitments the UK has in respect of Mode 4 of the General Agreement on Trade in Services.

      Green Investment Bank: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to announce his decision on the location of the Green Investment Bank; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Investment Bank: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (a) what criteria he plans to use and (b) whether he plans to take into account (i) the availability of sustainable transport...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in North West Durham constituency applied to enter university in the academic year (a) 2008-09, (b)...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of first-time full-time undergraduates studying in institutions not in receipt of public funds...

      Investment: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had on private investment in Sudan.

      National Enterprise Academy: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what private sector financial support the National Enterprise Academy has received since 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2011, Official Report, column 956W, on North Sea oil, what discussions Ministers in his...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to address the challenges posed by peak oil.

      Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 480-1W, on students: finance, if he will publish the contract for...

      Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 480-1W, on students: finance, how many staff from Rainey Kelly...

      Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 480-1W, on students: finance, what expenditure his Department...

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the proportion of adults who considered going into business or becoming self-employed in each year since...

      Short Time Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform short time working.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number and proportion of small businesses that were involved in enterprise awareness-raising activities...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the proportion of small businesses that (a) sought and (b) took-up external business advice funded by his...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of those studying for level 3 or above qualifications would be required to pay fees for their courses under the...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, columns 478W, on students: finance, on what socio-demographic groups the...

      Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the UK's Mode 4 commitments are under international trade agreements which are in force.

      Trading Standards: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what powers (a) his Department and (b) trading standards officers have to investigate the activities of partners and directors of...

      UK Trade and Industry's Music Export Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the names and positions are of members of the UK Trade and Industry's Music Export Group.

      UK Trade and Industry's Music Export Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions UK Trade and Industry's Music Exports Group has met in the last 12 months.

      UK Trade and Industry's Music Export Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills under what budget headings the funding allocated to UK Trade and Investment to promote music exports has been spent.

      Vat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the rate of value added tax registration was in the (a) 20 per cent. most and (b) 20 per cent. least deprived wards in...

  • Justice

    • Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last held a joint meeting with the Royal British Legion, CRY, INQUEST and other charities to discuss the Office of the Chief Coroner.

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the creation of minimum standards of treatment under the proposed EU Directive on victims of crime.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to maintain provision of services to victims of crime during the restructuring of victim support.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation will meet the All Party Parliamentary Group on Retail and Business Crime to...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on (a) stationery, (b) ministerial hospitality, (c) taxis, (d) pot plants and cut flowers, (e) lost mobile phones, (f)...

      Legal Aid: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice under what circumstances (a) UK and (b) foreign nationals are entitled to claim legal aid.

      Legal Aid: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many applications for legal aid are waiting to be determined in the centralised legal aid office at Havering magistrates court; (2) what the...

      Mortgages: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effect of alternative business structures on the mortgage conveyancing process.

      Mortgages: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider the merits of requesting the Financial Services Authority to report on the effect of alternative business structures on the mortgage...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals have been convicted of offences relating to child sexual exploitation including grooming in each crown prosecution service area in...

      Offences against Children: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people who had previously been convicted for unlawful sex with a minor have reoffended in the last 12 months.

      Parole: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the adequacy of the number of judges available to serve on parole board panels; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date his Department commenced negotiations on a prisoner transfer agreement with the government of (a) Jamaica and (b) Nigeria; and by what date...

      Reoffenders: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions of repeat offenders there were in (a) England, (b) the North West, (c) Cumbria and (d) South Lakeland District in each of the last...

      Violent Crimes: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for violent offences there were in (a) England, (b) the north-west, (c) Cumbria and (d) South Lakeland district in each of the last...

      Youth Justice Board: Office of the Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Tooting of 9 June 2011, Official Report, column 474W, on the Youth Justice Board: Office of the Chief...

      Youth Justice Board: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the likely cost to the public purse of abolishing the Youth Justice Board.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with (a) officials in his Department, (b) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills...

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the address is of each office property occupied by his Department outside Greater London which it (a) owns and (b) rents; what the...

      Energy: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met representatives from UK energy intensive industries; and how many meetings he has held with such representatives since...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects on the living standards of consumers living in fuel poverty of recent trends in energy...

      Fuel Poverty: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many pensioners in Sunderland were living in fuel poverty in each of the last five years.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the likely carbon reductions arising from implementation of the Green Deal scheme.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received from community groups on his decision to implement new solar photovaltaic feed-in tariffs...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2011, Official Report, column 383W, on solar power: feed-in tariffs, what representations he has...

      Solar Power: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings he had with representatives of the solar industry between 7 February 2011 and 22 March 2011; and if he will publish...

      Solar Power: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with representatives of the solar photovoltaic industry since (a) the publication of the proposed tariff...

      Technical Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, columns 116-7W, on the technical advisory panel, what reasons were given by the...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effect of grid connection costs on expansion in the small wind systems sector.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely cost per MWh of electricity generation from generating plants on standby to cover for the...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what forms of power generation are available to provide standby back-up in the event of the unavailability of energy generated through...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current numerical strength of civilian search staff at airports serving London. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what specific ways they intend to improve the quality of first decisions in all immigration and asylum cases; and over what timescale.

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the United Kingdom Air Incidents Branch 2007 recommendation for bleed air monitoring for oil smoke or fumes with flight deck indication on all United Kingdom...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the compositions of the triaryl phosphate additives used in the current fleets of commercial jet aircraft; which esterases, lipases, peptidases and other...

      Aviation: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage United Kingdom aerospace firms to ask their staff to spend more time volunteering with young people interested in a career...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the aggregated commitments made by lending banks under Project Merlin are disaggregated into commitments by each bank involved; and whether they will...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints from whistleblowers were received by the Care Quality Commission in each month since its formation.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the investigation into care home service provision by John Morel of the BBC in 1998 was considered and fully acted upon by the Care Quality Commission.

      Care Services: Inspection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many inspections of (a) elderly care facilities, (b) mental health facilities and (c) childcare facilities have been carried out by (1) the National Care...

      Care Services: Inspection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many inspections of (a) elderly care facilities, (b) mental health facilities and (c) childcare facilities have been carried out by the Care Quality Commission...

      Care Services: Winterbourne View

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether concerns over the treatment of elderly persons at Winterbourne Hospital reported to the Care Quality Commission were all reported to the Local Government...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Child Support Agency's proposed "calculation-only" scheme will differ from the existing calculation scheme accessible on the Child Support Agency website.

      Children: Sexual Exploitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the last three years, how many children under 16 were referred to social services or to the police, because of grooming for sexual exploitation or...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 26 April (WA 24), how the information on voluntary redundancies offered to civil servants since May...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which outside persons the Director-General of the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (or other OSCT officials) shared either parts of the successive...

      Cyclists: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 14 June (WA 173), how many road accidents involving cyclists have been reported in each of the London Boroughs and...

      Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deal with irresponsible dog owners.

      Education: Truancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions they intend to put in place against pupils or their parents who fail to attend education or training when the age of participation is raised to 18.

      Energy: Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that fracking operations in the United Kingdom will pose no potential risk for the contamination of groundwater.

      EU: Financial Assistance to Member States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom would be required to contribute to any further European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout of the Greek economy.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research and data collection the Department for Work and Pensions 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 Home 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 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 for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and (a) when they were appointed and for how long, (b)...

      Government Departments: Scientific Advisers

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

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 23 May (WA 380), what process was used to recruit the six members of the Insight Behavioural team who...

      Government Departments: TV Sets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not yet been able to count the number of television sets in the Cabinet Office and produce the other connected information requested by Lord Kennedy...

      Government: Red Tape Challenge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Red Tape Challenge relates to the undertakings on the effective and transparent design and development of policies set out in the renewed Compact for an...

      Government: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the job description of Mr Jeremy Heywood; and what access he has to government papers and discussions relating to the future of Southern Cross.

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what costs they expect to incur as a result of the Health and Social Care Bill being recommitted to a Public Bill Committee in the House of Commons.

      Health: Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on Royal Brompton's paediatric cystic fibrosis unit if heart services are removed from the trust as recommended...

      House of Lords: Recess Dates

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what will be the additional cost of the House of Lords sitting in the week beginning 3 October; and what effect the change in recess dates will have on...

      Identity Assurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce an Identity Assurance Scheme; if so, whether they will publish details of its provisions and intent; and whether primary legislation...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance is provided by the UK Border Agency on deciding between deportation and non-removal of a foreign criminal in relation to any effect on family life,...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how, in their impact assessment on reform of the points-based student immigration system, they calculated the loss to the economy in reduced output as a result of...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their response to the recent report from Bail for Immigration Detainees, entitled Last Resort or First Resort.

      Immigration: Detention of Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed Open Accommodation Pilot in Croydon Asylum Centre will operate; and what safeguards for children there will be.

      Immigration: Tinsley House

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to assess public protection risks for persons to be held at Tinsley House prior to removal.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current situation regarding human rights in Iran.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the construction of fabric-of-life tunnels in the Palestinian Territories; and what contribution the Department for International...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Jerusalem Day celebrations staged by Israelis in Occupied East Jerusalem on 1 June, and the ability of Palestinians to carry out...

      Justice: Legal Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions there are on the payment by counsel of a proportion or agreed portion of their fees to their instructing solicitors in publicly funded criminal...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact on access to justice of the combined effect of the reduction in legal aid and the reduction in funding for the Equality and...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 17 May (WA 296) confirming that the "UK acts in accordance with international law", whether they will...

      National Probation Service: Facilities Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are plans to review the facilities management contract in respect of probation property in England and Wales.

      NHS: Patient Choice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Health Service will in the future provide patient choice, both of provider and of treatment options, for those seeking gender reassignment.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds an NHS employee was recently dismissed after discussing abortion with a colleague; under what NHS rule this is forbidden; and what regard was had...

      Northern Ireland Office: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with members of the Northern Ireland administration about the importance of meeting the demand for full, integrated education.

      Northern Ireland Office: Opinion Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Northern Ireland Office spent on public opinion polls in each of the past 10 years; who carried out such polls; and how they were procured.

      Offenders: Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether probation trusts in England and Wales are currently subject to a three-year contract to supply unpaid work for the courts in England and Wales.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the budget for the Department for International Development's new Nepal programme has been allocated to realising the United Nations millennium...

      Philanthropy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking or intend to take to encourage large scale philanthropic giving.

      Plastic Bags

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 14 June (WA 182) concerning plastic bags, whether they will ensure that there is wide consultation in the United...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of research by the Environment Agency showing that plastic bags are less harmful to the environment than paper or cotton bags; and, if so,...

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to limit population growth in the United Kingdom; how; and to what overall level.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any disciplinary action has been initiated concerning the incident of self-harm in the Close Supervision Centre at HMP Woodhill on 17 April which resulted...

      Prisons: Prison Standing Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how staff in privately run prisons can access Prison Standing Orders, in particular those which are available only on the Prison Service intranet.

      Public Sector: Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments, local authorities and other public bodies, including the National Health Service, have issued individuals with credit cards; how many credit...

      Railways: Burscough Curves

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the re-opening of the Burscough Curves, which link Preston with Burscough and Southport.

      Railways: Value for Money

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of Sir Roy McNulty's Rail Value for Money study; and what proportion of this cost was externally sourced consultancy.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what shipbuilding activity took place on Merseyside in 2009, 2010 and 2011 to date.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency to carry out their duties in Syria; and what discussions they have had...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further action they will take against the Government of Syria following their suppression of protesters.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current youth unemployment figures for (a) males, and (b) females; and what are the figures for the same period in 2010.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether allowances to cover business expenses are included when considering appropriate salaries for tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) migrant worker visas; and...

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