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Written answers

Thursday, 14 July 2011

  • Scotland

    • Andy Coulson

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

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what property has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the cost of replacement was.

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on a referendum on independence in Scotland.

      Lloyd Banking Group: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of Lloyds Banking Group on planned redundancies in Scotland.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of the benefits to the economy of Scotland of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Trade Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) who will be members of the Scottish Trade Group announced on 8 July 2011; and what criteria will be set for membership; (2) what powers will be...

  • Defence

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the threat faced by the UK from cyber attack; and what his policy is on how to respond to that threat.

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for delivery of each programme funded through his Department's allocation to cyber security.

      Cybercrime: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) non-military serving personnel are assigned to cyber security tasks; and what the rank or position is of each such person.

      Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors were taken into account when deciding to relocate the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what salary each Minister in his Department received in 2010-11.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the inquiry established to determine responsibility for the unauthorised disclosure of the letter from the Secretary of State to the Prime...

      Electronic Data Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid to EDS between 1997 and 2010; and how much his Department paid to EDS in compensation for changes to the Defence Information...

      Royal Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Royal Marines are configured to operate at brigade level following implementation of the proposals in the strategic defence and security review.

      Military Decoration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Polar Medals have been awarded since 1997.

      Military Decoration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria are applied to determine the award of the Polar Medal.

      Military Decoration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the Polar Medal; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flying hours the Sentinel R1 aircraft undertook in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Libya in the latest period for which data are available.

      Military Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service police are assigned to each location in the (a) Army, (b) RAF, (c) Navy and (d) the Service Police Crime Bureau; (2) how many (a)...

  • Transport

    • Business: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

    • Crown Relocations

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

      Cycle to Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to promote the Cycle to Work Scheme in (a) Lincoln constituency, (b) Lincolnshire and (c) the UK.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any external consultants have been engaged as part of the planned introduction of free-flow charging on the Dartford Crossing.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what provisions in respect of behavioural standards have been included in procurement contracts issued by his Department since May 2010.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the name is of each regulatory measure revoked by his Department between 2 March and 31 May 2011; and what estimate he has made of the potential...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking with electric vehicle manufacturers to develop a standard electrical connection.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what analysis his Department has conducted of the merits of (a) charging points and (b) domestic charging of batteries for electric-powered vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of his policy on charging points on the take-up of subsidies for the purchase of...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of (a) the likely take-up of subsidies for the purchase of electric-powered vehicles and (b) number of such vehicles...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what support his Department plans to provide for charging points for electric-powered vehicles in (a) Glasgow, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK in the next...

      Rail Value for Money Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of the recommendations of the McNulty review on the number of (a) ticket offices and (b) on-board rail staff...

      Railways: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has assessed the feasibility of opening the Halton Curve for scheduled passenger services.

      Rescue Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much it cost to run the coastguard station at (a) Bangor, (b) Liverpool and (c) Aberdeen in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Contracts: Scotland

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

      Shipping: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential change in costs of inspection of foreign registered vessels calling at British ports arising from the...

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column...

    • Telephone Recording

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

      Telephone Recording

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

      Telephone Recording

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if he will place in the Library a copy of the advice given to...

  • Leader of the House

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department attended which were also attended by (A)...

  • Health

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

    • Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what procedures regulate the (a) quality and (b) safety of care providers in receipt of personal budget payments; (2) what safeguards his...

      Dementia: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in the London Borough of Bexley who have been diagnosed with dementia in the latest period for which...

      Dental Health: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the level of tooth decay amongst children aged 12 and under in (a) Devon and (b) Teignbridge in the latest year...

      Health Authorities: Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what duties strategic health authorities have in respect of postgraduate education; and which organisations will take on such duties following the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether commissioning groups will decide when to (a) use and (b) prevent a competitive market when delivering certain health services; and if he will make...

      Health Services: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that any private companies providing health care services for NHS patients will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Health Inequalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on implementation of the recommendations of the Marmot review of health inequalities in England.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the median waiting time for (a) inpatient and (b) outpatient treatments was for patients in York in (i) May 1997 and (ii) May of each subsequent year.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in York waited for more than six months for NHS treatment in each year since 1997.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners in the North Yorkshire and York primary care trust area received influenza injections in each year since 2005.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the original estimate, in current prices, was of the cost to the public purse of the electronic patient record system commissioned in 2002; and what...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to answer the letter sent to him by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 27 May 2011 with regard to Ms M. Robinson.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of mental health problems arising from bereavement in the latest period for which figures are available.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Wiltshire of 7 March 2011, Official Report, column 896W, on drugs: finance, how much the NHS spent on...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse will be of the NHS Bursary Scheme in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; and if he will make a statement.

      North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resource allocation was made to North Yorkshire and York primary care trust (PCT) in the year it was created and each subsequent year to 2011-12; and...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average pay of an NHS nurse was in (a) cash and (b) real terms in (i) May 1997 and (ii) May of each subsequent year.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the starting salary of an NHS nurse was in (a) cash and (b) real terms in (i) May 1997 and (ii) May of each subsequent year.

      Primary Care Trusts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on redundancies at primary care trusts in (a) the North East and (b) England since May 2010; how many previous employees have been...

  • Prime Minister

    • Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister what the job description of Mr Andrew Coulson was during his employment at 10 Downing street.

    • Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister what the role was of each official who reported to Mr Andrew Coulson during his employment at 10 Downing street.

      Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister whether Mr Andrew Coulson had access to any classified information relating to (a) security matters in Northern Ireland, (b) police policy, (c) police operations and (d)...

      Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation's Perpetual Fund

      To ask the Prime Minister how much the Government has donated to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation's Perpetual Fund since the fund's inception.

      Phone Hacking

      To ask the Prime Minister how many conversations (1) he has had with (a) Mr Andy Coulson and (b) Rebekah Brooks on allegations of phone hacking since 11 May 2010; (2) when he last met in his...

  • Justice

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

    • Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether a financial limit will be placed on contract bids for the purpose of tendering for unpaid work for offenders in England and Wales.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the reasons for probation service confidentiality clauses in respect of the tendering for unpaid work in England and Wales.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who will be responsible for providing evidence to the courts of a breach of unpaid work conditions following the completion of the tendering processes...

      Courts: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any private sector company responsible for criminal court enforcement will be required to conduct risk assessments on offenders.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he proposes to take to prevent the unlawful trading of confidential personal information.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the penalties provided for in Section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.

      Departmental Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 972W, on departmental compensation, what steps he is taking to reduce the need for his...

      Judicial Review: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent in each cost category on representation and related costs in relation to completed judicial reviews relating to inquests in...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of unsuccessful cases supported by legal aid in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of clinical negligence claimants supported by legal aid were identified as disabled in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and 2009-10.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many clinical negligence cases supported from public funds were investigated and not pursued beyond the investigation stage in (a) 2008-09 and (b)...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he made of the effects of the reduction in expenditure on legal aid on the ability of the Immigration Advisory Service to carry out its...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many cases his Department has provided legal aid for advice or assistance in relation to an application for a visa to enter the UK (a) for the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to answer the letter sent to him by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 1 June 2011 with regard to Mr W. Howe.

      Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will ask the Information Commissioner to update his paper entitled, “What price privacy now?”, as a matter of urgency.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the anticipated cost is to each probation trust in England and Wales of tendering for unpaid work.

      Young Offenders: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what offence each person under the age of 18 held on remand was accused on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Wales

    • Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the conclusions and recommendations of the report by Sheffield Hallam university on the effects on Wales of the...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested for alcohol-related violence in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since 2005.

    • Asylum: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was, at current prices, of the Siemens computer system for processing asylum applications.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total monetary value is of contracts her Department holds with (a) Co sponsor, (b) Steria and (c) Blue Light Solutions.

      Departmental Dismissal

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

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what police and criminal justice instruments adopted under the pre-Lisbon treaty third pillar arrangements would be liable to transfer to the...

      Forensic Science Service: Closure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential effects of the closure of the Forensic Science Service on policing and justice.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have overstayed their visa in each of the last six months for which data are available; and of those, how many (a) have been...

      John Hagee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of whether the admission to the UK of Pastor John Hagee is conducive to the public good; and if she will...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences involving the use of a knife were recorded in Blackpool North and Cleveleys constituency in each of the last three years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 31 May 2011 with regard to...

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussions she has had with (a) representatives of foreign governments and (b) groups or organisations in the UK on the (i)...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed by juvenile offenders in York in each year since 2005.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

    • Community Care Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with (a) Ministers in the Scottish Executive and (b) charities and non-governmental organisations on the...

      Habitual Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2011, Official Report, columns 192-3W, on habitual residence, whether a person entitled to a benefit must be...

      Hewlett Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether he plans to conduct an assessment of the data security implications of the application by Hewlett Packard to move offshore the...

      Hewlett Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2011, Official Report, column 603W, on Hewlett Packard, when he last met representatives of Hewlett Packard...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the level of pensioner poverty in rural communities in each of the next four financial years.

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on methods of distribution of local welfare assistance in Scotland.

      Spotlight on Kinship Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will review and respond to the recommendations of the report of Buttle UK and the University of Bristol entitled Spotlight on Kinship...

      State Retirement Pensions: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in (a) the City of York local authority area and (b) York Central constituency were in receipt of (i) the basic state...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Carmarthenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Carmarthenshire received winter fuel payments in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport in the event that a 4G spectrum licence does not provide for a 99 per cent. population coverage obligation, what measures he...

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Scottish Ministers regarding the roll-out of superfast broadband in Scotland.

      Broadband: YouView

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the introduction of YouView on demand for high speed broadband.

      Mass Media: Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received from the Information Commissioner on breaches of personal privacy by media groups.

      Royal Parks

      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, what steps the Royal Parks take to...

      Tourism: VAT

      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 effect on the (a) tourism, (b) heritage and (c)...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to support the computer games industry.

  • Attorney-General

    • Bona Vacantia

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will consider bringing forward legislation which would allow the distribution of assets received as bona vacantia to (a) the location in which the deceased...

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Attorney-General how many invoices received by the Law Officers' Departments have been paid (a) on time and (b) late in each month since May 2010; and what the monetary value was of...

      Freedom of Information Requests

      To ask the Attorney-General how many requests under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the Law Officers' Departments received from (a) hon. Members from each political party...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

    • Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in his Department were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from his...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he will take into account (a) sub-regional unemployment figures, (b) levels of pay and (c) skill levels when considering...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the percentage change is in his Department's grant to each precepting fire and rescue authority between 2010-11 and 2011-12.

      Health Inequalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the outcome of the Marmot Review into health inequalities in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of likely levels of homelessness in the next five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to encourage and promote the provision of specialist homes for older people moving to reside...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department and its public bodies have spent on the firms (a) Poisson Rouge and (b) Red Fish Corporation in each of...

      Local Government Resources Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in his Department (a) are working on the local government resources review and (b) have been seconded to HM...

      Local Government: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much interest on debt has been paid by each local authority in England in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and what estimate he...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local authorities regarding the promotion of local businesses and employment in their...

      Non-domestic Rates: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on the revenues of Durham county council of localising business rates.

      Recycling: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he issues to local authorities on the practice of charging schools for recycling.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on new social housing for rent in (a) the City of York and (b) England in each year since 2005;...

  • Education

    • Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department attended which were also attended by (A)...

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance his Department offers to Government Departments on the promotion of local businesses and employment in their procurement policies.

      New Businesses: Romsey

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many business start-ups there have been in Romsey and Southampton North constituency since 22 June 2010.

      Pay: York

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average weekly gross earnings of full-time (a) men, (b) women and (c) people in York were in (i) May 1997 and (ii) May of each subsequent year...

  • Treasury

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department attended which were also attended by (A)...

    • Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental body for which he is responsible has spent on redundancies since May 2010.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 the...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 it...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2011 Official Report, columns 1241-2W, to the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Ann McKechin), on Bilderberg Group, when he...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will use the increased revenue to the Exchequer resulting from energy suppliers' recent increases in prices to support measures to reduce fuel poverty.

      Financial Services: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to discuss the proposal for a financial activities tax with his (a) EU and (b) other international counterparts.

      Bona Vacantia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value was of assets which passed to the Crown as bona vacantia in each of the last five years.

      Liverpool Cruise Terminal

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport and (b) representatives of Peel Holdings on the future operational role and...

      Loans: Belarus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that the UK will not support an IMF loan to Belarus unless there is conditionality in respect of improvements in human rights and the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters of 9 May and 8 June 2011 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay regarding a constituent, Mr Roy Jennings.

      National Insurance: Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the role of the contributory system in his proposed review of taxation and national insurance.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the current (a) average employee contribution, (b) average employer contribution and (c) retirement age is in the pension schemes for (i)...

      Rescue Services: Diesel Fuel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to permit mountain rescue teams to use red diesel in rescue vehicles.

      Aviation: Pollution Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2011, Official Report, column 904W, on aviation: pollution control, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to create...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was, in real terms, of replacing (a) family credit with working families tax credit, and (b) working families tax credit...

      Welsh Assembly Government: Borrowing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to meet the First Minister of Wales to discuss the granting of borrowing powers to the Welsh Government.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department have attended since his...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what action he is taking to reduce carbon emissions.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the carbon dioxide emissions from his Department in (a) June 2010 and (b) June 2011.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the (a) current and (b) future costs to (i) individual energy consumers and (ii) the public purse of...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to increase awareness of social tariffs offered by energy companies.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to mitigate the impact on consumers of energy price rises.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make an assessment of the impact of projected changes in energy prices for domestic (a) gas and (b) electricity on the level...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the effects of his Department's policies on the level of fuel poverty in (a) Glasgow, (b) Scotland and (c)...

      Heat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in his Department's internal strategic analysis on the future supply of heat in the UK.

      Smart Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to allow people to opt-out of the national roll-out of smart meters on health grounds.

      Smart Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of radiofrequency signals emitted by smart meters on...

      North Sea Oil: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to ensure that the regulatory regime applying to safety representatives on offshore oil and gas installations in...

      Energy Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of levels of future changes in levels of oil production on the security of UK energy supplies.

      Solar Power: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2011, Official Report, column 1375W, on solar power: housing, whether he has (a) met and (b)...

      Tidal Power: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of people to be employed by the wave and tidal energy sector in (a) 2020, (b) 2030, (c) 2040...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the efficiency of onshore wind turbines; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to invest in offshore wind off the coast of Suffolk.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Entrepreneurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage entrepreneurship among young people.

    • Inward Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress he has made on increasing levels of inward investment; and if he will make a statement.

      Space Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the state of the space sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Enfield North constituency, (b) London and (c) England have started an apprenticeship in 2011.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship starts there were in the first nine months of the 2010-11 academic year in (a) England and Wales and (b)...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to take on apprentices.

      Microbusiness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he taking to support the growth of microbusinesses.

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeship vacancies advertised by the National Apprenticeship Service in...

      Apprentices: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Kettering, (b) Northamptonshire and (c) England have started an apprenticeship in 2011.

      Copyright: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on the World Intellectual Property Organisation's Broadcasting Treaty negotiations.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase employment opportunities for young people.

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what definition of high street is being used for the review on the future of the high street led by Mary Portas; and which...

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many hours Mary Portas plans to work (a) each week and (b) in total on the independent review of the future of the high street.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to regulate the recruitment practices of private for-profit higher education institutions; and if he will make a...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people from York Central constituency (a) applied for and (b) started a degree course in each year between 1997...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for undergraduate study were made to (a) the University of York, (b) York St John University and (c) all...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects on choice of university degree courses of proposals for the expansion of...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the potential effects on (a) publicly-funded universities and (b) standards of quality and (c) equity in the...

      Higher Education: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much capital funding his Department and its predecessors allocated to (a) York college, (b) the university of York and (c)...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether he plans to enable the Student Loans Company to withhold loans for students wishing to study at institutions deemed...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will assess the impact of anaerobic digestion on achieving her Department's policy for greenhouse gas emissions...

    • Agriculture: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on making available for food production suitable land which is at present set aside or otherwise unavailable.

      Air Pollution: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints her Department and its predecessor received about air pollution related to Heathrow airport in each of...

      Ammonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the renegotiation of the Gothenburg Protocol on restrictions on ammonia emissions.

      Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many line caught fish licences were issued but not active during the latest period for which figures are available.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on provision of incentives for animal health schemes in each of the next four financial years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice her Department has received from the Government Chief Scientific Adviser on a badger cull; and if she will...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the cost of (a) purchase of equipment, (b) transport, (c) staff training, (d)...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which species of (a) wild and (b) domestic animal her Department has found to have contracted bovine tuberculosis.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate she has made of the timescale for the introduction of an effective bovine TB vaccination for (a) badgers...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of bovine TB on the number of families working in the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on testing badgers that are found dead for TB.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she made of the risk of sanctions against the Government by the EU in the event of a failure to prevent the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial contribution her Department has made towards research and development of oral TB vaccines for badgers in the...

      British Waterways Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the compatibility of the provisions of the Public Bodies Bill in relation to the convention...

      British Waterways Board: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will put in place measures to ensure that British Waterways will continue to be subject to the provisions of the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what response she has made to the recommendation in the Committee on Climate Change's Meeting Carbon Budgets—3rd...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what measures she plans to adopt to increase the potential of further greenhouse gas emissions abatement from using...

      Coastal Areas: Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 June 2011, Official Report, column 491W, on coastal areas: public footpaths, when she expects to...

      Coastal Erosion: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions her Department has had on coastal erosion between Brighton and Peacehaven; (2) what steps her...

      Crops: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many regional research hubs for groupings of crops will be supported by her Department in each of the next four financial...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on consultants as part of the National Ecosystems Assessment.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on consultants as part of the England Biodiversity Strategy.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department spent on external consultants as part of the waste review.

      Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has assessed the merits of extending the provisions of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act...

      Eggs: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will discuss with representatives of the egg industry the introduction of a labelling scheme to indicate the...

      Farmers: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has issued any advice to farmers on the generation of low-carbon energy on their land.

      Farmers: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals her Department has to (a) improve energy efficiency, (b) encourage greater uptake of renewable energy sources...

      Fertilisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has plans to require the collection of data on the impact of soil testing measures on the use of...

      Fertilisers: Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of (a) the extent of fertiliser use on grassland areas in England and (b) its effects on the...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Totnes (Dr Wollaston) of 27 June 2011, Official Report, column 497W, on food,...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress her Department made on the introduction of the EU's Country of Origin labelling proposals.

      Foxes: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on measures to address the spread of alveolar echinococcosis in the fox population; and what discussions...

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to support the gardening industry through research and development of ornamental horticulture.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress the statutory nature conservation bodies have made towards the objective of designating an...

      Nitrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the inclusion of all regions of England within nitrate vulnerable zones under the EU Nitrates Directive.

      Nitrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of the impact on greenhouse gas emissions abatement of the inclusion of all English regions...

      Producer Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with industry representatives on producer responsibility; and if she will make...

      Rabbits: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether regulation of rabbit farming in the UK is affected by EU legislation; what recent assessment she has made of the (a)...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) capacity and (b) number of reservoirs was in England in (i) 1989 and (ii) 2010.

      Shooting Seasons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review the arrangements to set the dates of the shooting seasons to provide for the extension of a season in...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider the merits of introducing a bounty for grey squirrels to reduce the population of that species.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the Government of Afghanistan on the imprisonment of Said Musa.

    • Afghanistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will request the Government of Afghanistan to release from prison all those imprisoned for offences related to their conversion...

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will consider investing some of the £1.5 billion retained by his Department for allocation in the later years of the...

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on investing in agricultural growth through bilateral programmes for the purposes of mitigating the likelihood of a...

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will allocate a proportion of the £1.5 billion retained for allocation in the later years of the comprehensive spending...

      Developing Countries: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to promote improved diagnosis and treatment of diabetes in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to reduce the incidence of early and forced marriage in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to meet the commitment in the Framework for Results on improving reproductive, maternal and newborn...

      Human Resources for Health Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what methodology his Department used to estimate that 25 per cent. of its health funding supports human resources for health.

      Horn of Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to increase long-term resilience in the national agricultural systems of the countries of the Horn...

      Horn of Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding for climate change adaption and mitigation finance his Department has provided to smallholder farmers in the Horn of...

      Horn of Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to develop long-term resilience into the national agricultural systems of countries in the Horn of...

      Horn of Africa: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation finance his Department has provided to smallholder farmers in the Horn of...

      Horn of Africa: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what proportion of its funding for climate change adaptation and mitigation his Department has provided to small holder...

      Horn of Africa: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultation he is undertaking on a joint response to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) if he will reconsider his decision to end funding to the Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies; (2) what pre-qualification...

      Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to (a) prevent the spread of tuberculosis, (b) prevent deaths from tuberculosis and (c) track...

      Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department monitors the number of tuberculosis deaths among people (a) with and (b) without HIV.

      Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to provide assistance to the UNAIDS and Stop TB partnership's goal of reducing tuberculosis deaths of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure his Department has incurred on the National Drug Control Strategy Programme in Afghanistan in the last 12 months.

    • Andrew Coulson

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

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the statement by the Minister for the Middle East on 22 June 2011, what representations he has made to the...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the statement by the Minister for the Middle East on 22 June 2011, what reports he has received on the...

      Brahmaputra River: Hydroelectric Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Chinese Government on its hydroelectric and diversionary plans for the...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funds his Department has set aside to support the families of British citizens killed abroad.

      Ministerial Meetings

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

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the regime in Burma to (a) cease threats to Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for...

      Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to strengthen working relationships between officials in his Department and those in the Department for...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what statistical data his Department has ceased to collect in the 12 months; and what the (a) reasons for and (b) savings...

      Emergency Disaster Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Emergency Disaster Reserve system in supporting evacuation operations.

      Emergency Disaster Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed the adequacy of the Emergency Disaster Reserve system with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

      India: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the case of Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar during his meeting with his Indian counterpart on 30 June 2011.

      Indonesia: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Government of Indonesia on the protection of minority...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Iranian government on the (a) recent raids on the Baha'i Institute for Higher...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what international structures his Department is participating to undertake post-conflict planning for Libya.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on recognition of a Palestinian state.

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of levels of (a) access for aid to and (b) legitimate trade with the Gaza Strip.

      Yemen and Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in (a) Yemen and (b) Somalia.

      South Africa: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the South African authorities on the trial of Shrien Dewani.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his South African counterpart that country's involvement in the demilitarisation of the Abyei region of...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the British embassy in Damascus offered to the hon. Member for Braintree during his visit to Syria in June 2011 to...

      Syria: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the (a) extent and (b) nature of the use of Russian-made arms by the Government of Syria in the...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Syrian Government on arrests and house raids in the city of Hama.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Amnesty International on the political situation in Syria.

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to meet with the newly-elected leader of the Tibetan Government.

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has held with the Chinese government on its future relations with the Tibetan government.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what objectives he has set for his policy on Yemen.

  • House of Lords

    • Abattoirs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 455), what is contained in the contractor cost which at £4.6 million forms 17.2 per cent of the...

    • Abattoirs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 455), what is contained in the contractor cost which at £13.1 million forms 97.8 per cent of the...

      Abattoirs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 455), whether (a) the charge of £26.9 million for 2011-12 is an undercharge of £23.4 million...

      Abattoirs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 30 June (WA 455), what steps they will take to ensure that the total cost of meat official controls in 2012-13 and...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 14 June (WA 168), whether they encourage value for money in the purchase of abortions from the independent sector;...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that financial support given to Indian health services and to China through the United Nations Population Fund is not used to...

      Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of one were (a) adopted, and (b) taken into care, last year in England and Wales.

      Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 23 June (WA 319), whether they intend to review arrangements for civilian search teams at airports serving London...

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Ministry of Defence has spent defending the appeals at the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunal regarding the effects of ionising...

      Arms Decommissioning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning's records of decommissioned arms will be retained; whether they will be subject to freedom of...

      Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advantages accrue to nationals of states admitted to the Commonwealth.

      Crime: Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to define the crime of harassment in England and Wales.

      EU: Infraction Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 7 June (WA 103), which reasoned opinions, pilots or infraction proceedings from the European Commission assigned...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the ethical constraints on research into the effects of water fluoridation on newly targeted populations.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 6 June (WA 40-1) and 30 June (WA 464-5), what methodology public health observatories use to detect possible...

      Food: Local Food Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which department is responsible for supporting the creation of local food partnerships linking local government, health authorities and community groups with food...

      Food: Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reverse the decline in United Kingdom food production, expand vegetable crops sustainably and increase United Kingdom fruit production.

      Food: Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the advantages of enabling the United Kingdom meat and dairy industry to reduce its reliance on grain feedstuffs.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 28 June (WA 399-401), how the research project "Evaluation of free school meals" has been changed.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 28 June (WA 399-401), how the research project "Evaluation of effectiveness of support measures...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 28 June (WA 399-401), how the research project "Sure Start national evaluation" has been changed.

      Government: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 17 May (HL7906), on what dates meetings were held by Home Office Ministers with (a) the Mayor of London...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to calculate the actual number of people addicted to and withdrawing from legally prescribed drugs. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether...

      Health: Sport and Exercise Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to promote preventative medicine through sporting activity.

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the United Kingdom's commitments under European Union Regulation 883/2004 to pay for hospital treatment and other healthcare costs for...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of homeless people receiving state-funded care cite family breakdown as the cause of their homelessness.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds the Argentinian dancer Maria Mondino was refused entry into the United Kingdom on 14 April.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds the Algerian artist Zinnedinne Bessai was refused entry into the United Kingdom in April.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds the Congolese writer Patrick Murdekereza was refused entry into the United Kingdom in April.

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide additional assistance in respect of new Somali refugees arriving in Kenya in the care of the United Nations and non-governmental...

      Local Authorities: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued to local authorities on the percentage of expenditure spent with small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Migrant Workers: Bulgarians and Romanians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 20 June (WA 254-5), how many Bulgarian and Romanian nationals have been issued with accession worker cards,...

      Migrant Workers: Bulgarians and Romanians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 20 June (WA 254-5), how many registration certificates have been issued to Bulgarian and Romanian students, the...

      Northern Ireland Office: Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Northern Ireland Office spent on car transport in the last financial year.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is being given to a request from the Government of the Maldives that they should participate in the Department for International Development's...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 27 June (WA 376) regarding financial support towards improving maternal health in Nepal, why the projected...

      Party Conferences: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 11 May (WA 219), whether the application by South Yorkshire Police for a special grant to contribute...

      Philip Machemedze

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 21 June (WA 290), by what means a police investigation into Zimbabwean Central Intelligence...

      Prisoners: Ex-servicemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report of the Inquiry into Former Armed Services Personnel in Prison, recently produced by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

      Raed Salah

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they received regarding Mr Raed Salah prior to his arrest.

      Raed Salah

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish an independent inquiry into the arrest, detention and imprisonment of an Israeli citizen, Sheikh Raed Salah, in June 2011, with...

      Roads: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage motor cyclists to comply with the speed limit in built-up areas.

      Schools: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of reductions in capital expenditure on schools' information and communication technology budgets.

      Schools: e-learning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they expect schools to take to ensure all children are able to benefit from e-learning resources at home.

      Schools: e-learning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will produce a policy document on e-learning; and who they intend to consult when gathering evidence.

      Schools: e-learning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact e-learning resources can have on children's achievement; and whether they have commissioned any independent research...

      Schools: IT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure fair access to information and communication technology among pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to stop individuals being drawn into terrorism.

      Vanuatu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had recent discussions with the Government of Vanuatu regarding their recognition of the independence of Abkhazia; and, if so, what was the...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an artist visiting the United Kingdom from a non-visa country for a period of six months or less travelling as a general visitor may carry out unpaid work...

      Waste Management: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 28 June (WA 418) concerning the use of food caddies, whether local authorities would need the consent of voters...

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