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Written answers

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms are participating in agri-environment scheme agreements; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of...

    • Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of the effect on angling of river conditions in chalk streams; and if she will make a statement.

      Eggs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the potential effects on the egg industry of imports of (a) products manufactured...

      Rivers: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will visit the Rivers Beane and Mimram in North East Hertfordshire constituency to assess their condition.

      Sea Bass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received on increasing to 48cm the minimum landing size of sea bass for the purposes of ensuring...

      Yorkshire Dales National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the potential effects on the proposed extension of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1057W, on equal pay,...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many requests under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received from (a) hon. Members from each political party...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how much his Department has spent on placing advertisements in newspapers in Northern Ireland in each year since 2005; (2) how much his...

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on advertising on (a) local radio and (b) local television in Northern Ireland in each year since 2005.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of invoices from small and medium-sized businesses were paid by his Department within five working days of receipt in the last...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has had recent discussions with the Irish Government on joint steps by the British and Irish Governments to address the needs of...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department has spent on placing advertisements in newspapers in Wales in each year since 2005.

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of invoices from small and medium-sized businesses were paid by her Department within five working days of receipt in the last 12 months...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether her Department has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the cost to her Department was of the provision of ministerial cars in each financial year between 2000-01 and 2010-11; how many (a) cars for the...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on the potential to establish enterprise zones in Wales similar to those in England; and if she will...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, how much was spent on electoral administrative costs in each local authority area in...

    • Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which local authorities did not provide routine electoral administrative cost data...

      Electoral Commission

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission is taking to improve the quality of data...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which electoral registration officers rated themselves too highly in their...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which regions of the UK did not achieve the required verification size for electoral...

      Electoral Register: Standards

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, when the Electoral Commission plans to move towards outcome-focused measures for...

  • Prime Minister

    • Railways: China

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he discussed China's recent development of high speed rail travel and lessons that the UK might learn from this experience during the recent visit to the UK of...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has met representatives of the Chinese Government to discuss the creative industries.

    • Arts: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last discussed with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the provision of tax incentives for arts philanthropy.

      Broadband: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2011, Official Report, column 164W, on broadband, by what date he expects the households...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many contracts his Department has awarded to Capita since May 2010; and what the (a) monetary value and (b) net worth was...

      Creative Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what sub-groups are proposed to be established as part of the Creative Industries Council.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to his Department was of the provision of ministerial cars in each financial year between 2000-01 and 2010-11;...

      Historic Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps are available to communities in cases where heritage buildings owned by (a) public authorities and (b) private...

      Historic Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance

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

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to facilitate the blocking of (a) adult and (b) age-restricted internet material by parents; what...

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had discussions with (a) copyright holders, (b) internet service providers and (c) internet companies on...

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on the introduction of a website blocking scheme to prevent copyright infringement.

      Lytham Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the future of Lytham Hall.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to reply to the letter of 19 May 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M.E....

      Museums and Galleries: Charitable Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to agree with national museums a framework for the creation of charitable trusts.

      Music: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to introduce an age rating classification system for music videos; and if he will make a...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games on the route to be followed by...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of free passes to attend London 2012 Olympics events which will be allocated to (a)...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the arrangements put in place by the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics to keep applicants...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the distribution of tickets for the London 2012 Olympics (a) overall and (b) by region.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the number of tickets for the London 2012 Olympics allocated to disabled people.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the arrangements for (a) returning tickets for the London 2012 Olympics and (b) reselling...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with sponsors of the London 2012 Olympics on the use of their ticket allocation.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he plans to discuss the arrangements for applying for tickets with the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will encourage the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to request technical support from the World Health...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to publish guidance to local authorities on local community involvement in the delivery of public library services.

      Royal Parks: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2011, Official Report, column 888W, on the Royal Parks, if he will review the prohibition on...

      Sport England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much funding Sport England has given to national governing bodies for whole sport plans in each year since 2009.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has considered the merits of exempting Ministry of Defence bases and accommodation from television licensing laws.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to his Department's March 2011 publication, Government tourism policy, when he plans to set up the industry...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when the Government plans to launch its cross-departmental campaign to market Britain internationally.

  • International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government is taking in relation to violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to secure funds to support climate finance after 2014.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to use monies allocated for international climate finance for the Green Climate Fund.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the development results framework contained in the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the potential effects of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics on the levels of tuberculosis in developing...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department provided to research and development of (a) diagnostics, (b) drugs and (c) vaccines to diagnose, reduce and...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on the implementation and delivery of (a) diagnostics, (b) drugs and (c) vaccines to diagnose, prevent...

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to support the development of (a) diagnostics, (b) drugs and (c) vaccines to diagnose, prevent and...

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that the value of the UK's aid programme in India is recognised by the government of India.

      Private Sector Expertise

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to improve private sector expertise among officials of his Department.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of constitutional structures in Afghanistan.

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the 10 most expensive receptions hosted by his Department were (a) in the UK and (b) overseas since his appointment; and...

      Forced Marriage Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many cases have been dealt with by the Forced Marriage Unit in (a) 2010 and (b) the last 12 months.

      Israel: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the ability of each religious community in Israel to (a) exercise its faith, (b) to...

      North Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he had with his US counterpart on North Africa and the Middle East prior to President Obama's speech on that...

      Piracy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2011, Official Report, column 618W, when he expects to (a) publish and (b) implement the EU...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens he estimates had been held without trial for more than 12 months in countries that are member states...

      Somalia: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the numbers of Somali refugees arriving at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya; and if he will make...

      Somalia: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of access to humanitarian aid for refugees from South Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the renewal of public consultations on the constitutional future of the South Kordofan region in Sudan.

      Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of violence in the South Kordofan region of Sudan; and what discussions he has had with the...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed with his Syrian counterpart allegations of intimidation of protestors outside the Syrian embassy in London.

      Syria: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sanctions on Syria.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) role and (b) function is of the Independent Tier dealing with individual complaints against work contracted to Atos by his...

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many invoices received by his Department have been paid (a) on time and (b) late in each month since May 2010; and what the monetary value...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of invoices from small and medium-sized businesses were paid by his Department within five working days of receipt in the last...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many requests under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received from (a) hon. Members from each political...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women of working age were employed in (i) full-time jobs and (ii) part-time jobs in (A) each...

      Employment: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 16 and 64 years were not in education, employment or training in Dartford constituency in the latest period for...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on work-related illnesses caused by asbestos.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers with fewer than two employees have been subject to criminal prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 in...

  • Treasury

    • Carbon Emissions: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on an exemption from carbon price support for energy and electricity generators in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

    • Council Tax: Rates and Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the Valuation Office Agency's policy on assessment of the rateable value of domestic properties.

      Council Tax: Rates and Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many payments the Valuation Office Agency has (a) made and (b) approved arising from retrospective reassessment of domestic property valuations for...

      Domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many appeals the Valuation Office Agency has received against domestic rate valuations in each (a) region, (b) local authority area and (c)...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the trends in gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2011 on his Department's policy on enterprise zones.

      Freezing Orders: Syria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amounts have been seized in the UK under the provisions of the Syria (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011 (S.I., 2011, No. 1244); and which financial...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that hydrogen is subject to the same fiscal measures as other alternative fuels for road transport.

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has given any consideration to changing the interest rate on the UK's bilateral loan to Ireland.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he plans to reply to the letter of 16 May 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Ruth Todhunter; (2) when he...

      Revenue and Customs: Leicester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance has been issued to staff in the Leicester office of HM Revenue and Customs working in high risk renewals on dealing with self-assessment tax...

      Taxation: Self-Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the policy of HM Revenue and Customs on fixed penalty charges for late submission of self assessment tax returns arising from bad weather;...

      VAT: Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the merits of reducing to five per cent. the rate of VAT charged on voltage optimisation products.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2011, Official Report, column 676W, on asylum: deportation, what the ages were of those people who were...

    • British Nationality: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in Dartford constituency were granted British citizenship in each year since 2005.

      British Nationality: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency were granted British citizenship in each year since 2005.

      Counter-terrorism: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to her Department's Prevent Strategy, what criteria she used to identify Leicester as a priority area.

      Demonstrations: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of allegations of intimidation of individuals protesting outside the embassy of (a) Bahrain and (b) Syria.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of invoices from small and medium-sized businesses were paid by her Department within five working days of receipt in the...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 her Department received from (a) hon. Members from each...

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2011, Official Report, columns 685-6W, on offenders: foreign nationals, how many foreign national prisoners...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of domestic violence offences that are reported to the police.

      Entry Clearances: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many diplomatic visas have been granted for staff at the embassies of (a) the Russian Federation, (b) Azerbaijan, (c) Ukraine, (d)...

      Foreign Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 861W, on foreign workers: EU nationals, on what date she asked the Migration...

      Foreign Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 861W, on foreign workers: EU nationals, what discussions she has had with (a)...

      Foreign Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 861W, on foreign workers: EU nationals, what the current status is of (a)...

      Heroin: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential of naloxone to reduce deaths caused by heroin overdose;...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the tendering process for English language tests for spouses, students and tiers 1 and 2 permit holders was administered by...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which body is responsible for the regulation of English language test centres for immigrants; and what the length of contract is for each...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have immigrated to the UK who were not UK citizens or citizens of another EU member state in (a) each year since 2009 and (b)...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations have received funding from her Department for the purpose of preventing knife crime since January 2011.

      Metropolitan Police: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of civilianisation in the Metropolitan Police Service.

      National Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the budget of the National Crime Agency in its first year of operation.

      Organised Crime: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people had (a) their citizenship removed and (b) an application for citizenship refused by the UK Border Agency following a request...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the additional time available for police officers to work as a result of reducing administrative requirements...

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what submissions her Department received to its consultation on Police and Crime Commissioners which indicated support for her policy.

      Policing and Crime Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there were under Section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 in (i) 2010 and...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to monitor repeat sex offenders who have been returned to the UK from overseas as a result of their UK citizenship.

      Stay Safe Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will (a) examine and (b) consider the wider application of the Stay Safe campaign in Redditch.

      Terrorism: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the letter of 8 February 2011 from the then Minister of State for Security and Counter Terrorism to the Home Affairs Select...

      UK Border Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the acting chief executive of the UK Border Agency plans to reply to the letter of 18 May 2011 from the hon. Member for Walsall North on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charity Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes in staff numbers at the Charity Commission's office in Liverpool on the Commission's...

    • Community Development

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he is participating in volunteering schemes sponsored by his Department as part of the Big Society initiative.

  • Education

    • Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many contracts his Department has awarded to Capita since May 2010; and what the (a) monetary value and (b) net worth was of each contract.

    • Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to remove barriers to education for young people aged between 16 and 19 years who are not engaged with the...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in each local authority area were (a) entitled to and (b) in receipt of free school meals in (i) 1997, (ii) 2009, (iii)...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what types of helicopter mission were flown in Afghanistan in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011 to date.

    • Defence Business Services Organisation: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of people who will be employed by his Department's Defence Business Services in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Northern...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

      Ex-servicemen: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans' badges his Department issued to recipients resident in London in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Gulf States: Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2011, Official Report, column 40W, on Gulf States: Royal Military Academy, how many officer cadets from each of the...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has agreed the required legal and security arrangements with the US to enable deep maintenance of the Joint Combat Aircraft to take place in...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at which Royal Air Force base the Joint Combat Aircraft will conduct field carrier landing practice.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are based in accommodation in (a) Gioia del Colle, (b) Trapani, (c) Poggio Renatico and (d) Naples, Italy as part of Operation...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many airframe hours have been flown in RAF (a) Typhoon and (b) Tornado jets since the commencement of military operations over Libya.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many pilotless drones the Army possesses; and how many are deployed in conflict zones.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the life expectancy in airframe hours is of (a) a RAF Typhoon and (b) a RAF Tornado jet.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what items have been procured through NATO's Maintenance and Supply Agency in the last 10 years; what the cost was of such items to the public purse; and...

      NATO: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who represents the UK on the board of NATO's Maintenance and Supply Agency.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the review of reserve forces will be published.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which officials are working on his Department's continuous review of the strategic defence and security review.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2011, Official Report, column 558W, on affordable housing, what the name is of each incentive...

    • Biofuels: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information he holds on the number of (a) fires and (b) explosions caused by the production of biodiesel in the latest...

      Council Tax: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the monetary value of unclaimed (a) council tax payments and (b) lost interest on council tax payments on...

      Council Tax: Rates and Rating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria the Valuation Office Agency uses to differentiate between domestic and non-domestic properties.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from its estate.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many requests under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received from (a) hon. Members from...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on websites other than direct.gov and communities.gov.uk in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Government Department's officials will be responsible for assessing the second wave of Enterprise Zone bids.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a shortlist of second wave Enterprise Zone bids will be prepared on a regional basis.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable has been set between the deadline for bids for the second wave of enterprise zones and the announcement of...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations in receipt of funding from the European regional development fund have been required to make financial...

      Falck EMS UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when (a) he and (b) officials in his Department last met representatives of Falck EMS UK Ltd; what subjects were discussed; and...

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the implications for firefighter training of the potential sale of the Fire Service College to...

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 apply to the transfer of Fire...

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) budget and (b) staffing levels were of the Fire Service College in each year since 2001.

      Fire Service College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which higher education establishments (a) in the UK and (b) elsewhere have formal links with the Fire Service College.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he is taking to maintain national resilience during reductions in fire service budgets; (2) what statutory...

      Fire Services: AssetCo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the likely financial cost to (a) London Fire Brigade and (b) Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effects on levels of fire safety of changes to (a) fire service fire prevention...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the minimum number of firefighters that the fire and rescue service requires to be employed...

      Fire Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees of the fire and rescue service earn less than £21,000 per year; and whether such employees are eligible...

      Fire Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with (a) trade unions and (b) the Chief Fire Officers Association on pay negotiations in the fire...

      Fire Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of the fire service pay settlement for 2011-12 on staff (a) retention and (b) morale;...

      Fire Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of fire service procurement; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to facilitate the sharing of best operational practice in responding to (a) local and (b) national...

      Fire Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress he has made in developing a National Framework document for the Fire and Rescue Service; when he expects to...

      Fire Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects of his policies on localism on the development of a National Framework...

      Fire Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects of his policies on localism on the capacity of fire and rescue services to...

      Fire Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the oral answer of 20 June 2011, Official Report, column 10, on fire and rescue services, whether the integrated...

      Fire Services: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress his Department has made in surveying fire and rescue authorities' budgetary plans for 2012-13; whether he plans to...

      Fire Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the privatisation of firefighter training.

      Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on matters relating to high hedges; and whether he plans to review that...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the cross-departmental Homelessness Working Group has made of the effects of the implementation of the big...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's guidance for Government Departments on the New Burdens Doctrine, how the guidance is to be...

      Local Government: Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to encourage local authorities to award service contracts to social enterprises.

      Local Government: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost to local authorities of the provision of translation of information about their services...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects of (a) the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Public...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received from representatives of local enterprise partnerships on the application process for...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of shared rooms available in (a) London, (b) Leeds, (c) Manchester, (d) Liverpool and...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance his Department is providing for the re-housing of residents who are under-occupying their homes.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the potential effects of the outcome of the comprehensive...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the effects of the outcomes of the comprehensive spending review on social care...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions to local authority budgets on social care services.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with chief executives and officials of local authorities on...

      Travelling People: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has devised mechanisms to replace the function of regional spatial strategies for the purposes of ensuring regional...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • West Lothian Question

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received on the establishment of a commission on the West Lothian question.

    • Act of Settlement

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with Commonwealth Governments on reform of the Act of Settlement.

      Prisoner Enfranchisement

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the enfranchisement of prisoners.

      Recall of Members of Parliament

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enable the recall of hon. Members.

      City Status Competition

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what process he plans to follow to assess entries to the diamond jubilee city status competition.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many staff were employed in his office on (a) 5 July 2010 and (b) the most recent date for which figures are available. [Official Report, 14 July 2011, Vol....

      Electoral Commission

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the methodologies used by the Electoral Commission for the collection of data as set out in the First Report,...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister with which Ministers he has discussed prisoner voting rights since 10 February 2011.

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what consideration he is giving to the decision of the House reached in Division No. 199 on 10 February 2011, Official Report, columns 584-6, on formulating his...

  • Transport

    • A46

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which sections of the A46 are classified as trunk road; and what responsibility the Highways Agency has for the (a) maintenance and (b) improvement of...

    • A46: Lincoln

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for improvements to the A46 (a) within and (b) bordering Lincoln constituency. [Official Report, 5 September 2011, Vol....

      Biggin Hill Airport: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the adequacy of the surface access strategy of Biggin Hill airport to handle traffic arising from any time-limited waiver to the...

      Biggin Hill Airport: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contribution his Department expects Biggin Hill airport to make in meeting demand for air travel during the London 2012 Olympics.

      Bus Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of recent trends in the level of bus services in (a) Dartford constituency and (b) Kent.

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of (a) Stratford, (b) Ebbsfleet and (c) Ashford of the High Speed 1 rail line.

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the compliance of ordinary freight trains using the channel tunnel with the recommendations of the...

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Gatwick Express Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from train operating companies on the use of the Class 460 Gatwick Express electrical multiple units which had...

      InterCity West Coast: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions he has met representatives of the Rail Freight Group to discuss the InterCity West Coast franchise; and what provision for rail...

      InterCity West Coast: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of transferring the Intercity West Coast franchise to Directly Operated Railways.

      InterCity West Coast: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on preparing the invitation to tender for the InterCity West Coast franchise; and what the cost to the Department is...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many heavy goods vehicles in each weight category are recorded on the most recent vehicle registration database.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of uninsured drivers in Winchester constituency.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has considered the merits of introducing a requirement of a mandatory insurance disc for motor vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to bring forward proposals to review the MOT test scheme.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the failure rate was for candidates taking the driving test for the first time in each driving test centre in the latest period for which figures...

      Motorways: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many deaths have occurred on motorways in each year since 1981; (2) what the causes were of fatal automobile accidents on motorways in each...

      National Express East Coast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on (a) legal advice and (b) consultation on the National Express franchise since May 2010.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on work in respect of train operating companies and the rail franchises they currently hold or for which they are...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what savings to the public purse he estimates will arise from the letting of longer rail franchises.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to Network Rail's Route Utilisation Strategy, what plans his Department has to make provision for projected increases in passenger...

      Railways: Pennines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2011, Official Report, column 545W, on railways: rolling stock, whether the carriages for Trans Pennine Express are...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he has received any representations on the effects of the renewable transport fuel obligation on the sustainable biodiesel industry; (2)...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many sea rescues from each coastguard station took place in each of the last three years.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account his Department took of the number of rescues made from each lifeboat station operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have died due to dangerous driving incidents since 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what date he has set for the inaugural Road Safety Day; and how much funding he plans to allocate to publicise it.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much he estimates the private sector will contribute to the THINK! road safety advertising campaign over the course of the comprehensive spending...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department provides on interoperability when procuring rolling stock.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason the announcement of the preferred bidder for Thameslink was not made in line with the target in his Department's Departmental Plan.

      Train Operating Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates he has met representatives of each train operating company since May 2010.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to set cost-reduction targets in the High Level Output Specification/Statement of Public Funds Available process.

  • Health

    • Aortic Aneurysm: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many men screened under the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme were subsequently referred for treatment since its inception; (2)...

    • Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to report on the treatment of very rare cancers; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the participation in the General Dental Council of the Chief Dental Officer in his official capacity; and if he will make a...

      Dental Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices which provide treatment (a) wholly and (b) partly under the NHS are operating in (i) Cumbria and (ii) the South Lakeland...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the restrictions applying to the manufacture in the UK of dental devices made by untrained dental technicians...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of statements of conformity of dental devices supplied in the UK as set out in Article...

      Dental Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is taking to ensure patients are offered a statement of conformity of dental devices as...

      Dentists: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has assessed the level of demand for (a) a degree course in dental technology and (b) the inclusion of a technological component in...

      Food: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the average daily calorie intake of children in each (a) region, (b) local authority area, (c) primary care trust...

      Health Services: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS bodies (a) operate in Nottinghamshire and (b) will operate in Nottinghamshire after the entry into force of the provisions of the Health and...

      Health Services: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the potential costs of NHS staff redundancies in (a) Nottingham and (b) Nottinghamshire arising from the implementation of...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was owed to the NHS in unpaid bills incurred by foreign nationals in each financial year between 1997 and 2011; what the sum was of NHS bills...

      HealthWatch: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2011, Official Report, column 355W, on HealthWatch: freedom of information, whether he has made a decision on the...

      Heroin: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of prisoners took a heroin overdose within two weeks of their release in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has undertaken on the effectiveness of (a) relational therapy and (b) dynamic counselling to treat depression and anxiety;...

      Midwives: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives there were in each NHS primary care trust in London in each of the last five years.

      Myeloma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on myeloma in 2010-11; at what cost to the public purse; and what estimate he has made of...

      NHS Future Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of those who participated in listening events with members of the NHS Future Forum were (a) employed by the NHS, (b) from the...

      NHS Supply Chain Supplier Code of Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Supply Chain Supplier Code of Conduct.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to NHS hospitals on the ethical procurement of surgical equipment; and whether he plans to review that guidance.

      Ovarian Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will establish a national awareness campaign on ovarian cancer for the purposes of increasing early diagnosis; and if he will make a statement.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer in the (a) medical profession and (b) general public; and if he will make a...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will increase the level of funding for research into the causes and treatment of pancreatic cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Peterborough Hospital: PFI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the estimated cost in each cost category was of the (a) design, (b) construction and (c) annual operating costs of Peterborough city hospital...

      Peterborough Hospital: PFI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department collects in respect of (a) the management of the Peterborough city hospital private finance initiative agreement and (b)...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what interests were declared by each author of the recently published National Addiction Centre report on addiction to prescribed medicine.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of uncollected prescriptions in each financial year from 1997 to 2010.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to paragraph 6.12 of Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer, how much of the additional funding for radiotherapy capacity is to be...

      Ritalin: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the number of children who have been prescribed Ritalin or a similar drug; (2) if he will estimate the number of children under...

      Royal Brompton Hospital: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effects on children with severe asthma of the removal of children's heart services from the Royal Brompton...

      St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effects on patient safety of reductions in services at St George's Healthcare NHS Trust.

      Tuberculosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of NHS procurement, monitoring of supply and distribution capacity of drugs to treat...

      Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: Alexandra Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department allocated to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in 2010-11; and what proportion of such funding was provided to the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electric Cables: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on granting permission for overhead pylons in non-urban areas; and what discussions he has had with the First...

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the deployment potential of (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind by 2030.

  • Attorney-General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General in respect of how many offences of each type the Crown Prosecution Service applied the threshold test in making the decision to charge in each of the last five years.

    • Prosecutions: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were brought by the Crown Prosecution Service for human trafficking in the last year for which figures are available; and how many such cases...

      Public Bodies: Human Rights

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent assessment he has made of proceedings in relation to public authorities under article 8 of schedule 1 to the Human Rights Act 1998.

      Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General what additional resources he plans to make available to the Serious Fraud Office to enable it to (a) train its staff, (b) advise businesses and (c) fulfil its...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will assess the merits of implementing the recommendation of the Davidson Review that the Health and Safety Executive...

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2011, Official Report, column 344W, on business: loans, what initial assessment the Government...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many invoices received by his Department were paid (a) on time and (b) late in each month since May 2010; and what the...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to his Department and its predecessors was of the provision of Ministerial cars in each financial year between...

      Diamond Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to receive the Diamond review; what the terms of reference of the review are; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) terms of reference and (b) timeline is for the consultation on a new regulatory framework for higher education; and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many places for undergraduates he expects to be available in each university in 2011-12.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what modelling his Department has undertaken on the effects on higher education institutions of (a) allowing unrestricted...

      Higher Education: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the (a) Quality Assurance Agency, (b) Office for Fair Access, (c) Higher...

      Higher Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff employed by the (a) Student Loans Company, (b) Office of the Independent Adjudicator, (c) Higher Education Funding...

      Motor Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on the implications for multi-branded car dealerships of the removal of the 2002 motor...

      Motor Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the potential effect on consumers of the proposed changes to the relationship between car manufacturers and...

      Motor Vehicles: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2011, Official Report, column 972W, on motor vehicles: industry, what discussions he has had...

      Motor Vehicles: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make representations to the European Commission on the effect on consumers of the absence of a Europe-wide code of...

      Overseas Trade: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the number of jobs in the UK which are dependent on trade with (a) Eurozone countries, (b)...

      Public Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will direct his Department's review of business models of companies that provide public services to consider the effects on...

      Repayment Acceleration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how long the consultation on early repayment acceleration will last; how it will be conducted; what its terms of reference will...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of the level of fees a university can expect to receive from (a) home students, (b)...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of universities which will charge £9,000 per year for undergraduate courses.

  • Justice

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority cases have been ongoing for more than (a) six, (b) 12 and (c) 24 months.

    • Custody: Step-families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department provides to courts on applications by step-parents for legal custody of children where the child has regular contact with...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of invoices from small and medium-sized businesses were paid by his Department within five working days of receipt in the last 12 months...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received from (a) hon. Members from each political party and...

      Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has discussed relocation of his staff from London with Redditch council.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice by what mechanism children's views are represented in the family court system.

      Family Courts: Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's policy is on enabling legally-aided mediation in relation to family disputes to include the agreement of a child support...

      Family Courts: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people made use of family court call centres in 2010-11; and what information his Department holds on the types of subjects on which advice was...

      Family Courts: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many legal advisers have (a) resigned and (b) been made (i) compulsorily and (ii) voluntarily redundant from family courts in 2010-11.

      Family Courts: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans for redundancies amongst managers of legal advisers in family courts.

      Homicide: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons aged 16 to 18 at the time of conviction for (a) murder or (b) manslaughter that were subsequently released on licence have been recalled...

      Homicide: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many persons aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18 and (c) 18 to 21 years at the time of conviction for (i) murder or (ii) manslaughter in each of...

      Miscarriages of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will make an assessment of the performance of the Miscarriages of Justice Support Service in assisting victims of miscarriages of justice to...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the number of prisoners per 100,000 head of population in each region in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Prisoners: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on the provision of legal aid to prisoners in respect of human rights cases in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with which countries the UK has an agreement to automatically deport foreign prisoners to serve their sentence in their country of origin.

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many house repossession orders were issued in each county court area in each of the last 24 months.

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is given to Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) staff on (a) handling claims by victims of sexual assault and (b) the weight to...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people lodged with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (a) a claim, (b) a claim relating to a sexual assault, (c) a claim relating to...

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what payments were received from (a) the BBC and (b) other production companies for the filming of BBC Question Time at Wormwood Scrubs prison.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the preparations for peace in Afghanistan will make provision for dialogues at provincial and local level.

    • Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many servicemen and women are currently receiving in-patient treatment in National Health Service hospitals, and what is the cost of this treatment to (a) the...

      Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many armed forces medical staff are being employed in National Health Service hospitals, and what percentage of their work is related to non-military patients.

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the legal limit of exposure to mixtures of chemicals that occur when synthetic jet engine oil is heated; and whether workplace limits for exposure to those...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Attlee on 23 June (WA 320), whether they will place a copy of the Cranfield University Research in the Library of the...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enquire about the fate of some 250 injured protesters and opposition members in Bahrain, whose whereabouts are not known.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they will be seeking from the Government of Bahrain that healthcare workers will be free to treat all sick and injured persons regardless of the...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to ascertain whether healthcare workers accused of anti-Government activity in Bahrain are guaranteed a fair trial.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of household income was paid out in direct and indirect taxation by families in the lowest quintile of household income compared to households with...

      Children's Act 1989

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost to public funds of child protection cases under Section 47 of the Children's Act 1989.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of evidence linking school absences for long-term illness with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, what guidance they currently issue...

      Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether either the Civil Aviation Authority or the Health and Safety Executive are actively enforcing the Control of Substances...

      Electronic Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will meet their obligations under the revised European Union Electronic Communications Framework to ensure that disabled end-users enjoy access to...

      Electronic Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce universal access to video relay services to enable deaf British Sign Language users to access telecommunications services including...

      Electronic Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will assess (a) how many jobs would be created, and (b) the net benefit to the United Kingdom economy, of the universal introduction of video relay...

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 20 June (WA 242), why they have stopped collecting data for the local authority fuel poverty indicator and...

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pensioners in the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London were living in fuel poverty in each of the years since 1996 up until the last year for which...

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the load factors for each nuclear and gas-fired power station in the United Kingdom for each of the past five years; and what were the reasons for any...

      Energy: Nuclear Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of all documents held by the Ministry of Defence, Atomic Weapons Establishment and external agencies relating to the planning and execution of the...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the level of funding and staffing of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European Institute for Gender Equality compares with that of the...

      EU: Financial Assistance to Member States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Bank of England has accepted or guaranteed, in whole or in part, debt issued by the Government of Greece or institutions from that country as security...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 16 June (WA 207-8) concerning the taxation of savings, how many bank account details have been disclosed to other...

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Scotland Office intends to develop exports with competitive technological and commercial capabilities.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Department for Transport intends to develop exports with competitive technological and commercial capabilities.

      Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Wales Office intends to develop exports with competitive technological and commercial capabilities.

      Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of any forthcoming redundancies on the work of the Forestry Commission.

      Government Departments: Scientific Advisers

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

      Government Departments: Scientific Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Marland on 20 June (WA 242-3), how many scheduled meetings have been held between the departmental Chief Scientific Adviser...

      Government: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what bilateral meetings between Ministers and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Natural Environment and Fisheries since May 2010 have included...

      Health: Epilepsy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to increase the provision of specialist epilepsy nurses.

      Houses of Parliament: Visitors

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what plans he has to reduce queuing times and improve shelter for members of the public visiting the parliamentary estate.

      Isle of Man

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of any correspondence they hold from the Government of the Isle of Man about proposed nuclear...

      Israel: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of exhibitions in London advertising property to buy in illegal Israeli settlements.

      NHS: Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 March (WA 203), what are the measures of quality used to adjust the growth in the volume of outputs in NHS...

      Northern Ireland Office: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what correspondence took place between the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in May 2011; and whether they will place copies...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 23 November (WA 313) about qualifications for membership of the Northern Ireland Human Rights...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland Office has awarded bonuses to staff and members of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in the last three years; to whom; how...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 20 June (WA 255-6) regarding the 3,300 Olympic tickets to be allocated to business leaders and...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the resources allocated to delivering a London 2012 sporting legacy for young people will be spent in (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c)...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the Nations and Regions Group to ensure that the Places People Play initiative is extended throughout the United Kingdom.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Pakistan about the 2002 executive order which denied 4 million Ahmadiyya Muslims the right to vote, unless...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Pakistan about violence against the Ahmadiyya Muslims; and what assessment they have made of the threats...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of the Government of Pakistan ratifying the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and...

      Prisoners: Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Prison Service to conduct an investigation into the alleged practice by prison governors of transferring certain prisoners to other...

      Public Sector: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any positions in public sector employment that require applicants in same-sex relationships to declare that they are celibate.

      Railways: Ebbw Valley

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current timetable for extending the Ebbw Valley line from Ebbw Vale Parkway to Ebbw town; and how much it will cost.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of the first phase of the proposed High Speed 2 line, whether trains operating on HS2 and beyond its limits on the conventional rail network will be...

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the gross and net takings at the Dartford Thames crossing.

      Royal Yacht "Britannia"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will refit the Royal Yacht Britannia so it can re-enter the service of Her Majesty the Queen in the year of her Diamond Jubilee.

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) civil servants in the Department for Education, (b) staff of the DfE's arm's-length bodies, and (c) contractors working for either the DfE or its...

      Sunday Trading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from (a) trade unions, (b) retail organisations, and (c) other groups, on Sunday trading since September 2010. To ask Her...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sentencing of Mrs Emine Ayna and Mr Hatip Dicle under Turkish anti-terrorism law, after both were elected to the Grand...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any commitments were obtained from airlines to use a proposed extended runway in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, before construction commenced.

      Vehicles: Electric

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that electric powered vehicles will be audible to walkers, cyclists and riders using rural roads in all weathers.

      Waste Management: Fly Tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the cost to the United Kingdom economy of fly-tipping on private land.

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