Written answers

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

  • Attorney-General

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Attorney-General what contribution he is making to Government action to combat human trafficking; and if he will make a statement.

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many serial rape offenders were convicted in cases where the prosecution used records from the National DNA Database in each of the last five years; (2) how...

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people subject to an alcohol treatment requirement were registered as (a) homeless or (b) of no fixed address in the last five years for which...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse was of an alcohol treatment requirement in the latest period for which figures are available; how many such...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was collected from people who breached their bail conditions where a surety was given in order for bail to be granted in the most recent year...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people currently released on bail in (a) England, (b) the west midlands and (c) Dudley borough. (2)...

      Birmingham Prison: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to enable those who lose their jobs at HMP Birmingham to access alternative vacancies at HMP Birmingham.

      Courts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court enforcement officers were employed by HM Courts Service in each year since 2005.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1018W, on departmental carbon emissions, what the installed kilowatt capacity will be of...

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials in his Department were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from his Department's staff appraisal...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many regulations his Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months after 1 September 2010...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party has been refused by (a) a Minister in his Department directly and...

      Drug Interventions Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of the Drug Interventions Programme on re-offending rates.

      European Court of Human Rights: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects the Government to outline its proposals for reform of the European Court of Human Rights as part of the UK's chairmanship agenda for the...

      Harassment: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people who breached an injunction under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 were (a) proceeded against and (b) not...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what responsibility he has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action he has taken in this regard.

      Prison Service: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of HM Prison Service were entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union activities in the...

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether a private company bidding for unpaid work will be required to honour existing trade union recognition agreements.

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether private sector providers will be required to provide placements for (a) women, (b) people with disabilities and (c) individuals from ethnic...

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assistance the National Offender Management Service has provided to private sector providers in respect of bidding for unpaid work.

      Public Order Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were prosecuted for offences of insulting words or behaviour under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 in each year since 2006.

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the monetary value of outstanding fines for criminal offences imposed by courts in England and Wales.

      Young Offenders: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people have died while under supervision in the community by youth offending teams in (a) 2011 to date and (b) each of the last five years.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has issued any advice to (a) cultural organisations (b) cultural venues, (c) media organisations, (d) sport...

    • Arts: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to increase the ability of arts organisations with no previous experience of fundraising to...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the timetable for the roll-out of broadband in rural areas.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the capacity of unused television spectrum devices to (a) provide broadband access to rural...

      Broadband: Satellite Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the potential for satellite broadband technology to meet demand for high-speed internet...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department plans to assess the feasibility of low-carbon energy generation on its estate.

      Media Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the contribution of the Attorney-General of 7 July 2011, Official Report, column 1542, what progress he has made...

      Olympic Games 2012: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the plans for the London 2012 Olympics include the generation of low-carbon energy at any events or venues.

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to support the seaside tourism industry.

      Tourism: North-East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to promote tourism in the north-east.

  • Prime Minister

    • Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish each document relating to the appointment of Mr Andrew Coulson as Director of Communications at 10 Downing street.

    • Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what subjects Mr Andrew Coulson had access to classified material; (2) whether Mr Andrew Coulson had access to (a) classified and (b) highly classified...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many emails have been exchanged between officials in his Office and Richard Thaler and since September 2010; (2) how many letters have been exchanged between...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to answer the letter sent to him by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 12 May 2011 with regard to Ms R Hughes; and if he will cause an...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bury South of 1 March 2011.

      Media Ownership

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether he discussed with Mr Andrew Coulson the allocation of ministerial responsibilities relating to (a) media policy and (b) the proposed acquisition of BSkyB...

  • Transport

    • Air Misses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) collisions and (b) near-misses of aircraft above London there were in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010.

    • Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2011, Official Report, column 399W, on airports, what proportion of passengers are expected to transfer between...

      Airports: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effects on the economic value of the airport travel retail business in the UK of the refusal by certain...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assumptions his Department made in respect of the price of aviation fuel from 2011 to 2030 when making forecasts for air traffic in its 2003 Air...

      Cycling: Helmets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to amend guidance in the Highway Code on the wearing of cycle helmets.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of procurement is for the introduction of free-flow charging on the Dartford Crossing.

      Ports: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to implement the European State Port Control Directive.

      Rail Value for Money Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the long-term effects of the outcomes of the McNulty review on train lines between Brighton and London.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make future bids for rail franchises subject to a demonstrable record of efficiency from prospective bidders.

      Shipping: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contribution his Department has made to the European Commission's review of the European shipping tonnage tax regime.

      Congestion Charging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of traffic congestion charging schemes.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department have attended which were also...

    • Independent International Commission on Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost to the public purse was of the work of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning since its commencement.

  • International Development

    • Support for Women: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's aid was allocated to supporting women and girls in the developing world in the latest period for...

    • Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will assess the humanitarian situation in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is giving to Somalia in relation to the drought in the horn of Africa.

      World Population Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department took to mark world population day on 11 July 2011.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that aid continues to reach South Sudan.

      Post-conflict Planning: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what work his Department is undertaking to support post-conflict planning for Libya.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the provision of development support to the Palestinian Authority.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many disabled people are being supported in employment in his Department under its access to work programme.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether any external consultants have been engaged for his Department's aid reviews; and what the cost was of such consultants.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how many regulations his Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has assessed the effects of implementation of proposed changes on Employment-Related Settlement, tier 5 and...

      East Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the drought in East Africa.

      Forests: Satellite Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department is funding the use of earth observation satellite technology to monitor and tackle deforestation in the Congo Basin.

      HIV Infection: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to (a) integrate HIV and TB services and (b) support testing for HIV and screening for TB in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what responsibility he has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action he has taken in this...

      Japan: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department has provided to Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision not to increase direct aid to Malawi on food security for that country's...

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision not to increase direct aid to Malawi on the provision of health-care in that...

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision not to increase direct aid to Malawi on the production of maize crops in that...

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on direct aid to Malawi.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that aid programmes are directed towards those countries who are in greatest need; and what plans he...

      Somalia: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to those in the Dadaab refugee camp on the Kenya-Somalia border.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what targets his Department has set for reducing tuberculosis deaths of people with (a) HIV- and (b) non HIV-related tuberculosis.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has set to reduce multi-drug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in developing countries.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what strategies his Department has to (a) prevent and (b) treat non-HIV related TB.

      UN Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support he plans to provide to the UN Women agency; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Bombardier: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on support for those to be made redundant from Bombardier in Derby.

    • Carer's Allowance: Islwyn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many carers in Islwyn constituency currently in receipt of carer’s allowance will be affected by the planned introduction of the...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the original estimate, at current prices, was of the cost to the public purse of the computer system built for his Department by EDS...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what policies and procedures his Department has put in place to ensure timely processing of (a) applications for disability living allowance...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of abolishing the upper age limit for claiming the mobility component of disability living...

      Disabled: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of disabled children who will have their weekly benefits reduced as a result of his welfare reform measures.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to support disabled people into employment.

      Employment Schemes: Richmond

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress has been made on the Work programme in Richmond.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what responsibility he has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action he has taken in this regard.

      Jobcentre Plus: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any closures of jobcentre offices in (a) the north-east and (b) England are planned.

      Older Workers: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to provide training for unemployed people over the age of 55 years.

      Personal Income: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the likely effects on the incomes of people with children of each (a) sex and (b) relationship status in Sunderland of...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children in York Central were living in (a) absolute and (b) relative poverty (i) in May 2010 and (ii) on the latest date for which...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the average take-home income including in-work benefits of households from 2013.

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse was at current prices of the ICL Pathway contract to build a benefits care payment system.

      Winter Fuel Payments: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in York with at least one person aged 75 years or over received winter fuel payments in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Wycombe, of 28 June 2011, Official Report, column 636W, on the common...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office by what means the success of the Behavioural Insights Team's initiatives will be measured; and how frequently reviews of its performance will take place.

    • Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the Behavioural Insights Team's budget will be spent on marketing.

      Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many press officers are assigned to the Behavioural Insights Team.

      Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent on travel expenses for the Behavioural Insights Team since September 2010.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has any plans to generate low-carbon energy from the Downing street estate.

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress the Behavioural Insights Team has made in developing a charitable project to improve donations.

      Deaths: Drugs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people died of a drug overdose in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust area and (c) England in each year since 1997.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many regulations his Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months after 1 September 2010...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department has (a) introduced and (b) removed since 1 September 2010; what the net effect on...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department (a) introduced and (b) removed in the six months prior to 1 September 2010; and what...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress the Behavioural Insights Team has made in relation to food hygiene.

      New Businesses: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new business starts there have been in (a) Carmarthenshire and (b) Pembrokeshire since May 2010.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress the Behavioural Insights Team has made in relation to levels of organ donation.

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the Behavioural Insight Team's budget is allocated to public consultations.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will take steps to ensure that all contracts put out to tender by Government Departments include a social value element.

      Smoking

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress the Behavioural Insights Team has made in relation to reductions in levels of smoking.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Clubs: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the decision was taken by his Department to authorise public expenditure on an away day at the Brickhouse burlesque...

    • Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times he has visited (a) Buckinghamshire, (b) Surrey, (c) Liverpool and (d) Dorset in an official capacity since May 2010.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what costs to the public purse have been incurred at each FiReControl room since it was constructed; what the cost to the public...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons his Department has changed the funding formula for fire brigades.

      Housing: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the fitting of sprinkler systems to all new build domestic accommodation.

      North West Regional Development Agency: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what sites in (a) Hyndburn and (b) Lancashire are owned by the (i) North West Regional Development Agency and (ii) Homes and...

      Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish the modelling on the effects on the Department for Work and Pensions, including the potential effects on...

      Rough Sleepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the number of rough sleepers in York in (a) May 1997 and (b) May of each subsequent year.

      Travellers: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements he has put in place in respect of the retrospective grant of planning permission to Travellers.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities collect resident and business waste (a) weekly and (b) bi-weekly.

  • Defence

    • Assassination: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Government's policy is on the targeted killing of individuals (a) in armed conflict situations and (b) outside armed conflict situations; and if...

    • Defence: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve the UK's military space capability.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many regulations his Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months after 1 September 2010 which...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department has (a) introduced and (b) removed since 1 September 2010; what the net effect on the...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department (a) introduced and (b) removed in the six months prior to 1 September 2010; and what...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party has been refused by (a) a Minister in his Department directly and...

      HMS Ark Royal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will review the decision to sell HMS Ark Royal.

      HMS Endurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (a) for how long HMS Endurance was leased, (b) how much that lease cost and (c) at what cost it was purchased.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assets that have been used in the Libyan campaign are due for decommissioning under the strategic defence and security review; what elements of that...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons forces involved in Operation (a) Ellamy and (b) Unified Protector are not eligible for operational pay.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flying hours are provided for in the Sentinel R1 Aircraft basic contract.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has made for the replacement of the capability currently provided by Sentinel R1 aircraft after 2015.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will recommend an extension to the qualification criteria for receipt of the Diamond Jubilee Medal to allow those who have served for a...

      Military Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what elements of the service police in the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy operate on a tri-service basis.

      Military Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) duties and (b) priorities of service police in the (i) Army, (ii) RAF and (iii) Royal Navy are; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Police: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the costs of administration of the service police, including the Service Police Crime Bureau, were in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what matters were agreed at the meeting of the permanent members of the UN Security Council on nuclear disarmament held in Paris between 29 June and 1...

      Records of Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the oral statement of 26 February 2009, Official Report, columns 3294-97W, on records of detention (review conclusions) and the answer...

      Service Police: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse was of travel for official purposes of civilian staff of the service police, across the Army, RAF and Navy between May...

  • Education

    • Children in Care: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) looked after children and (b) other children gained five GCSEs or equivalents at grades A* to C in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2010; and...

    • Children in Care: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of (a) looked after children and (b) other children achieved the expected standard in reading and writing at key stage 1 in (i) 1997...

      Freedom of Information Requests

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

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what responsibility he has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action he has taken in this regard.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change: Satellite Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of Earth observation satellite technology in monitoring (a) climate change...

    • Energy: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on licensing sea kite energy technology.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an estimate of the average rate of return on investment for a company investing in low-carbon technologies.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on steps to encourage research and...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Trades Union Congress and (b) industry groups on research and development for...

      Housing: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding was allocated to the City of York council for capital investment in housing stock through the Decent Homes programme...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the incentives are which the Government make available to energy companies to encourage the use of renewable energy.

      Warm Front Scheme: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on the Warm Front scheme in York in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Balkans: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the prosecution of persons alleged to have committed war crimes in the Balkans; and if he...

    • BBC World Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has allocated ring-fenced funding to the BBC World Service Hindi shortwave service.

      Belarus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of reports of the actions of the Government of Belarus in relation to online dissent in that...

      Brahmaputra River: Hydroelectric Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the effects of hydroelectric and diversionary projects on the Brahmaputra River on downstream...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training is offered to officials in his Department to deal with the families of UK victims of murder and manslaughter abroad.

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any meetings are scheduled between members of the Government acting in a private capacity and foreign Heads of State and...

      GCHQ: Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) original estimate and (b) final cost was in real terms of the 1997 relocation of GCHQ in Cheltenham.

      Human Rights: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of each representation he has received from human rights organisations on the issue of...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what responsibility he has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action he has taken...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the (a) number and (b) seniority of defectors from the Gaddafi Government in Libya since...

      Libya: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the supplying of weapons to rebel fighters in Libya by the French Government; and if he will...

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) consideration was given to and (b) a costing sought for (i) chartering a reserve aircraft and (ii) ensuring that...

      Palestinians: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on allegations that UK-manufactured radar systems were found by Israeli defence forces in the cargo...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Greek Government on the Gaza aid flotilla.

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on UN consideration of Palestinian statehood.

      Sikhs: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on steps to ensure appropriate respect for the wearing of the Sikh turban.

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department met the hon. Member for Braintree (i) before and (ii) after his meeting with...

      Syria: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will initiate discussions with the governments of (a) Germany, (b) Italy, (c) France and (d) the Netherlands to urge them...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has discussed with her counterparts in (a) Norway and (b) Sweden measures to reduce the level of alcohol consumption by the public.

    • Association of Chief Police Officers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Association of Chief Police Officers on its budget for 2011-12.

      Biometrics: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans her Department has to collect biometric data on (a) members of the public, (b) athletes and (c) officials for the London...

      Crime Prevention: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department plans to allocate to the Positive Futures programme in (a) 2012-13, (b) 2013-14 and (c) 2014-15.

      Crime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to reduce crimes against businesses.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who have (a) served time in UK prisons and (b) been removed from the UK after serving time in UK prisons were (i)...

      Entry Clearances: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to prohibit the issue of visas to Russian officials alleged to be responsible for the (a) arrest, (b) torture and (c) death...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the principal countries of origin of victims of human trafficking into the UK.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been referred to the National Referral Mechanism as trafficked in the last 12 months; how many of those children have...

      Identity Cards: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs to the public purse, in real terms, under the previous Administration, had been incurred in respect of the planned identity card...

      Immigration: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effect on social housing of any change...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1134W, on knives: crime, which voluntary and community organisations received...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department was notified of the High Court ruling related to Greater Manchester Police vs Salford Magistrates Court.

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether Sheikh Raed Salah was granted an entry clearance visa in June 2011; (2) on what date the decision was taken to exclude Sheikh...

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on what date and at what time the UK Border Agency informed her Department that Sheikh Raed Salah had most recently entered the UK; (2)...

      Theft: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department is taking steps to improve the provision of security equipment for bicycles.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Members: Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the policy of the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

    • Members: Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, whether the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority...

      Members: Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what the average cost to the public purse has been of...

      Members: Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority what target the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has...

      Members: Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2011, Official Report, column...

      Members: Complaints

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority on what dates the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority...

      Schemes

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what definition of public confidence the Independent...

      Work Experience

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many interns the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

  • Treasury

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of funds generated from the Crown Estate was spent on the development and installation of low-carbon technologies in the last year for which...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what uses his Department has made of the annual survey of hours and earnings data produced by the Office for National Statistics in the last three years.

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the sum to be contributed by the UK to financial stabilisation of the Republic of Ireland; and what assessment he has...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library copies of his communications to local authorities on the increase in the pay of public sector workers whose income does not...

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the (a) tourism, (b) heritage and (c) sporting industries of the increase in the rate of value added tax.

  • Wales

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what discussions she has had with (a) the First Minister of Wales and (b) Ministers at the Department of Energy and Climate Change on devolving...

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in her Department had which were attended by Mr Andrew Coulson...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had on the development of marine and tidal energy generation in Wales.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has discussed with Ministers in the Department of Energy and Climate Change the development of low-carbon energy technologies in Wales; and if...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if she will discuss with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions the effect of planned welfare reforms on recipients of incapacity benefit in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) businesses and (b) individuals filed for bankruptcy in (i) York, (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber and (iii) England in...

    • Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in York received Government guarantees on bank loans under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (a) between May...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent assessment is of the level of bank lending to small and medium-sized businesses in (a) Wales and (b) Islwyn...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many regulations his Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department has (a) introduced and (b) removed since 1 September 2010;...

      Business Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department next plans to undertake a small business survey; and what schedule he has put in place for small business...

      Business: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of companies in Yorkshire and the Humber that exported goods or services to (a) other EU countries...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenses were claimed by (a) paid and (b) unpaid special advisers working in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the capacity of his Department's new local offices to cover more than one administrative region in...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether electrical showers are categorised as fixed installations under the EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment...

      Enterprise Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage enterprise promotion activities in disadvantaged areas.

      Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress his Department has made on the green economy roadmap.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the name is of each local enterprise partnership in respect of which approval of the board membership has been given; what...

      Military Aircraft: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions with other governments (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have had on the export of (i)...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what uses his Department has made of the annual survey of hours and earnings data produced by the Office for National Statistics...

      THQ Digital Studios

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2011 to the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Official Report, columns...

  • Health

    • Abortion: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) by what means he proposes to effect changes to the regulation of the provision of counselling for women seeking abortions; (2) what assessment he...

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of cancer.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the national clinical audit recommended in Improving Outcomes: a Strategy for Cancer will be implemented; and when the results will be published.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place for patients to continue to access medicines through the Cancer Drugs Fund once the present fund is exhausted.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the transfer of funding supplied through the Cancer Drugs Fund between regions.

      Cerebral Palsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people have been treated by the NHS for cerebral palsy selective dorsal rhizotomy in the last three years; (2) how many people have been...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diagnoses of dementia there were in each of the last three years.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has issued any guidance on the generation of low-carbon energy on estates owned by (a) his Department and (b) the NHS; (2) if he will...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many regulations his Department has introduced (a) in the six months prior to 1 September 2010 and (b) in the six months after 1 September 2010 which...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department has (a) introduced and (b) removed since 1 September 2010; what the net effect on the...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department (a) introduced and (b) removed in the six months prior to 1 September 2010; and what...

      General Practitioners: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs there are per head of population in (a) Devon and (b) Newton Abbot constituency.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to mandate a timetable for the formation of clinical senates and specialist commissioning networks.

      NHS Debt: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) debt and (b) revenue budget balance has been of each NHS hospital trust in greater London in each of the last four years.

      Health Services: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means NHS commissioners will obtain expert advice and support from speech and language therapists to improve integration between provision of...

      Hospital Admissions: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were admitted to (a) Newton Abbot Hospital, (b) Dawlish hospital and (c) Teignmouth hospital in the latest year for which figures are...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has undertaken on the spread of MRSA and C. difficile in hospitals; and what the findings of this research are.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what responsibility he has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action he has taken in this regard.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are in place in the NHS to ascertain the professional skills and standards of surgical instrument contractors.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that Public Health England takes account of the findings of his Department's mental health strategy with respect to...

      Mental Health Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) speech and language therapists and (b) allied health professionals are to be represented on the ministerial advisory group for his...

      Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there will be a person appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board who has a primary duty to promote integration across health and social care.

      Health and Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how he plans to promote the integration of health and social care budgets.

      NHS: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill will provide greater opportunities for charitable providers to take on NHS services.

      NHS: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) GP surgeries, (b) hospitals and (c) dental practices in (i) England and (ii) Devon that operate 0844 or...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he gave to including indicators for better one and five year survival rates for prostate cancer in the NHS Outcomes Framework.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the NHS Quality Standard for prostate cancer will be developed; and what relationship the standard will have with the revised National Institute for...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps is he taking to stop the spread of tuberculosis; and what assessment he has made of the contribution of border controls to reduce the spread of...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Commemoration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any British Foreign Secretary has visited the Baku British War memorial dedicated to British soldiers and sailors who died at the end of the First World...

    • Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current rate of the current air passenger tax for those arriving in Northern Ireland from the United States; and by how much it has increased since...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Bahrain about the arrest and alleged maltreatment of (a) Mr Mohamed Ghuloom Darwish, (b) Mr Ghazi...

      Bank of England: Financial Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the proposed independent membership of the Bank of England Financial Policy Committee are non-resident or non-domiciled for tax purposes.

      Bank of England: Financial Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the independent members of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) will have their own research budgets; whether they will be able to...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 4 July (WA 2), whether the Project Merlin lending targets to which he refers are the "real" or "stretch targets"...

      Banking: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they, or any Government agencies, have deposits, accounts or credit balances with Kabul Bank of Afghanistan.

      Banking: Northern Rock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in any future sale or disposal of Northern Rock, they will impose as a condition that the Northern Rock Foundation should continue to receive long-term...

      Banking: Northern Rock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 28 June (WA 412), whether they have a record of the total value of Northern Bank banknotes which were not...

      Businesses: Red Tape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to cut red tape for small businesses.

      Consumer Markets Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under their proposals A competition regime for growth (March 2011), the super-complaints such as that submitted by Which? on card payment surcharges in...

      Cornwall: Stannary Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 11 May (WA 213-4) concerning stannary law, what is meant by the use of "likely" in the statement that "it is...

      Debt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (a) the total size, (b) the average time of maturity of loans, (c) the average rate of interest due on debt, (d) the schedule of tranches of repayment by...

      European Parliament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the annual saving of centralising all the facilities of the European Parliament in one city; whether any capital expenditure would be necessary; when...

      Food: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take in the forthcoming year to reduce food waste; and by what date they aim for zero food waste to go to landfill .

      Government Departments: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of central government procurement expenditure is spent with small and medium-sized enterprises. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 23 June (WA 365), what data collection does the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills undertake.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data collection HM Revenue and Customs undertakes.

      Government Departments: Scientific Advisers

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

      Health: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the inclusion of osteoporosis in the 2012-13 Quality and Outcomes Framework; and what action is being taken as a result.

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 June (WA 248), when the unpaid claims for healthcare costs under European Union Regulation 883/2004 were...

      Higher Education: Sciences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the proposals in the Higher Education White Paper published on 28 June, what proposals they have to expand the number of students studying for...

      Higher Education: Sciences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of United Kingdom domiciled students qualifying with a first degree in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and mathematics in each...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are estimated to have been made homeless in each district of Greater Manchester as a result of the total cap on benefits.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the numbers of new housing completions in each of the next three financial years in England as a result of the new homes bonus. To ask...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of new households that will be formed over the next five years.

      India and Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will raise with the Commonwealth Secretariat ways of achieving détente between India and Pakistan and of increasing their mutual trade.

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported attacks by Islamists on (a) Christian churches in Java, and (b) on members of the Ahmadiyah sect, in Indonesia.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the numbers of Christians in Iraq in (a) 2002, and (b) 2010.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Christians in Iraq.

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat of an imminent attack by Iraqi government forces on Camp Ashraf; whether they have raised this matter with American...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek access for the International Committee of the Red Cross to (a) Corporal G Shalit and any other detainees in Gaza, and (b) Palestinian...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Israel's use of administrative detention, including that of children; and what representations they have made to the Government...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Governments in the Middle East about prejudice and discrimination against Christians in the Middle East.

      Monetary Policy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 6 April (Official Report, col. 252), whether, in setting the inflation target for the Monetary Policy Committee, they...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate to be the total annual national insurance contributions not charged to seconded workers on intra-company transfers and their employers because...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many national insurance numbers there are.

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact and value of the British Council's English Language programme in North Korea; and what steps they will take to prevent the...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the Olympic tickets allocated to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are allocated to the Department's Olympic committee; and how many are...

      Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made about the death sentence for apostasy imposed on Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani by the Iranian Supreme Court.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of employees who are members of workplace pension schemes in the public sector and private sector respectively; and...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of males and females who are members of workplace pension schemes in the public sector; what are the rules relating...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the findings of the United States State Department report Trafficking in Persons that staff of embassies in London are being denied...

      Public Toilets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether public lavatories designated for the disabled are for the exclusive use of disabled persons; if so, whether there is any guidance on the circumstances...

      Re-export Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received of the operation of re-export control provisions in those countries that have enacted legislation.

      Republic of Ireland: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the loan of £7 billion to the Republic of Ireland as part of the December 2010 bailout agreement has been drawn down.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they protect the rights of British citizens working in Saudi Arabia.

      Schools: Cooking and Growing Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of practical food experience in schools including cooking skills and food growing; and what plans they have to increase it.

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (a) the total, and (b) the ratio of men to women among primary school teachers in England and Wales for 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010, to the...

      Taiwan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the proposal for signing the Economic Co-operation Agreement between the European Union and Taiwan.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to put the recommendation of the Office of Tax Simplification to remove the tax relief allowed by Regulation 145(3) of the Social Security...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent decision by Turkey's High Election Board to bar from taking his Parliamentary seat Mr Hatip Dicle of the Peace and...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Ankara representatives of the European Commission, together with the ambassadors of the European Union states, have made to Turkish...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 30 June (WA 482), who, other than the official delegation, met Ministers and Officials in the week...

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