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Written answers

Monday, 18 July 2011

  • Public Accounts Commission

  • Northern Ireland

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his Department's...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many apprenticeships have been created directly by contracts with his Department in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will consider keeping data on the number of times (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have declined a request for a meeting...

      Phone Hacking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) whether he has made an assessment of the effects of media telephone hacking on (a) public figures and (b) victims of terrorism in Northern...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have for overseas visits in the next 12 months.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on plans to extend the High Speed 2 project to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with UK banks on levels of lending to small and medium-sized businesses.

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings officials of his Department have had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the Government’s employment law...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times he has visited (a) Buckinghamshire, (b) Surrey, (c) Liverpool and (d) Dorset in an official capacity since May 2010.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department has estimated the effect on tax receipts for motoring fuel of a decrease in the rate of taxation on such fuel; (2) whether his...

      International Assistance: Afghanistan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of the increase in the UK’s contribution to the International Monetary Fund authorised in the...

      Local Government Resources Review

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

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many businesses have participated in national insurance contribution holidays in (a) Washington and Sunderland West constituency, (b) Sunderland...

      Northern Rock plc

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what advice he received from UK Financial Investments regarding the disposal of the Government's shareholding in Northern Rock; and if he will make a...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) 10 and (b) 20 highest value trading partners with the UK were in (i) the latest period for which figures are available, (ii) 2005, (iii) 2000,...

      Public Sector Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of financial liability for public sector pensions. [Official Report, 11 October 2011, Vol. 533, c. 4-6MC.]

      Tax Allowances Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of annual tax relief on pension contributions which accrues to individuals with an annual income of (a)...

      Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department uses (a) dynamic and (b) static models to forecast receipts from (i) value added tax, (ii) fuel duty and (iii) other taxes.

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effect that the most recent increase in the rate of VAT has had on families in (a) Liverpool, Walton, (b) North West Hampshire and (c)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Active Places Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had on the renaming of the Active Places scheme; and if he will make a statement.

    • Advertising: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what information his Department collects on the quantity of advertising aimed at children.

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what criteria exist within the Catalyst Arts Fund to balance grants allocated (a) regionally and (b) across art forms.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department attended which...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last met Ministers in the Scottish Government to discuss the roll-out of superfast broadband.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what process companies who wish to bid for funding under the Broadband Investment Fund will be required to follow.

      Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many times Broadband Delivery UK has changed the requirements of its local broadband plan; and when the local broadband...

      Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress is being made on the provision of broadband to areas of west Wales.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many people in (a) Scotland, (b) England and (c) Wales applied to be 2012 Olympics games makers.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the estimated value to the Scottish economy is of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for the future management of Public Lending Right; and if he will make a statement.

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will discuss with Ofcom the hosting of regional roadshows as part of its review into relay service provision to enable...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which underperforming schools he expects to convert to academy status in the next academic year; and if he will make a statement.

    • Academies: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether academy schools are allowed to purchase places for their pupils at private schools.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children under 16 are allocated a unique learner number (ULN); what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the operation of the...

      Children's Centres: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) children and (b) families were in receipt of support from Sure Start children's centres in York in (i) May 2005 and (ii) May of each...

      Classroom Assistants: Sevenoaks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistants were employed in schools in the Sevenoaks area in each of the last five years.

      Curriculum: Low-carbon Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether teaching on low-carbon technologies is currently included in the school curriculum; and what guidance he has issued to schools on its inclusion.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on external consultants in respect of (a) its consultation on early years learning, (b) the development of a Sure Start...

      Education: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons his Department decided that England would not participate in the International Computer and Information Literacy Study being conducted...

      English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils in (a) independent, (b) maintained and (c) all schools sat at GCSE the subjects which make up the English Baccalaureate in (i) 1997 and...

      English Baccalaureate: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the number of fully qualified teachers available to teach core English baccalaureate subjects.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish details of applications received by his Department to open (a) free schools for 16 to 19 year olds and (b) university...

      Headteachers: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many non-white male head teachers are employed in schools in (a) Brighton and Hove, (b) Sussex and (c) England.

      Higher Education: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much mainstream grant funding was allocated by the Training and Development Agency for Schools to (a) the university of York and (b) York St John...

      History: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals were entered for a (i) history GCSE and (ii) history...

      Home Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to issue new guidance on how home-educated children can be funded to attend further education colleges for GCSE courses.

      Home Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to encouraging local authorities to reclaim the cost of college fees for children who are electively home-educated via...

      Ofsted: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff at Ofsted were entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union activities in the latest...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what information his Department holds on the percentage difference in per pupil funding levels set by each local authority for (a) maintained,...

      Primary and Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what proportion of (a) children of members of the armed forces and (b) all children achieved the expected standard in reading and writing at Key...

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effects of (a) newly-appointed head teachers and (b) school improvement plans in improving standards in...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) boys and (b) girls were subject to fixed period exclusions in maintained secondary schools in each local authority area in each of the...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in (a) East Sussex, (b) Brighton and Hove, (c) Brighton, Kemptown constituency and (d) West Sussex...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children entitled to free school meals (a) entered for and (b) passed (1) GCSE Physics in each year since 1997; (2)...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children entitled to free school meals (a) entered for and (b) passed a qualification which was not a GCSE but which...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils in schools in England are being taught religious education at key stage (a) 3 and (b) 4.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken against schools which have not fulfilled their obligations in respect of the teaching of religious education at Key...

      Schools: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many and what proportion of pupils in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) selective schools, (c) modern schools, (d) independent schools, (e)...

      Sixth-form Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to increase the number of sixth-form colleges.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy that schools which are designated as teaching schools have a minimum Ofsted rating of very good for the quality of their...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his proposed Teaching Agency will be responsible for the professional development of (a) teachers and (b) classroom-based support staff.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to undertake his promised revaluation of the Teachers' Pension Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has to recognise (a) Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills and (b) Qualified Teacher Status qualifications; and if he will...

      Teachers: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the gross average salary of a full-time teacher in local authority schools in York Central was in (a) cash and (b) real terms in (i) May 1997 and...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Brazil

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he discussed the Rio 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development with representatives of the Brazilian Government during his recent visit to Brazil; and...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Erith and Thamesmead (Teresa Pearce) of 15 April 2011 on behalf of a constituent, Maurice Seamons.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what role and responsibilities he has in relation to the National Security Council; and what recent contribution he has made to its work.

  • Prime Minister

    • Phone Hacking

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has had discussions with the First Minister of Scotland on allegations of telephone hacking by the News of the World; and on what date any such discussions...

    • Phone Hacking

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the advice from the Cabinet Secretary to the then Prime Minister in early 2010 on the case for a statutory public inquiry into allegations of...

      Phone Hacking

      To ask the Prime Minister when his Chief of Staff first received information about the alleged involvement of the News of the World with criminals; what steps he took in response; and on what date.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the death of Ahmed Wali Karzai on NATO-led negotiations with the Taliban.

    • British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the Government's ability to evacuate UK citizens from (a) Syria, (b) Yemen and (c) Pakistan.

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens have died abroad in the last five years; and what the country of death was in each case.

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration his Department plans to give to the mandatory assignment of family liaison officers in cases of deaths of UK...

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the immunity of delegates to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe when...

      Cyprus: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Turkish authorities in northern Cyprus regarding protection for (a) freedom of the press...

      Cyprus: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made and to whom regarding the ending of the emergency law provisions in northern Cyprus; and if he...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking at UN level to ensure that MONUSCO troops are able to detain soldiers alleged to have committed an...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of invoices from small and medium-sized businesses were paid by his Department within five working days of...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people have been (a) recruited and (b) made redundant from (i) his Department and (ii) each non-departmental body for...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the annual value is of his Department's current contracts in each sector in which contracts are held.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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...

      Developing Countries: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps British embassies and high commissions are taking to encourage developing countries to reduce rates of early and...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who sits on the Darroch-Cunliffe Committee; what its terms of reference are; and to whom it reports.

      Camp Ashraf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Camp Ashraf in Iran.

      Israel: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise with his Israeli counterpart the case of UK activists held at Givon prison in Ramle, Israel; if he will...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on Amnesty International's recent report on the human rights situation in Kashmir.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the UK's involvement in operations in Libya; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings of the Libya Contact Group have been attended by his Department's officials over the last six months.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the National Transitional Council of Libya over the last...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what purposes UK arms exports to Israel may be used by the Israeli military in the West Bank and Gaza in accordance with the...

      Middle East: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on a common policy on Palestine.

      Montserrat: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assistance his Department has given to Montserrat for promoting environmental awareness.

      North Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department plans to provide for the European Endowment for Democracy in North Africa over the next 12 months.

      Overseas Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with the Department for Education on study-abroad scholarships.

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department has provided to (a) the Government of Pakistan to combat terrorism and (b) the Pakistan Army in...

      Palestinians: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to uphold accountability for allegations of breaches of international humanitarian law...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many prosecutions for piracy have been brought by the Government as part of its operations off the coast of Somalia in the...

      South Sudan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support the demobilisation and reintegration of child soldiers in southern Sudan.

      South Sudan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received on measures taken to support and protect Christians in border regions following the...

      South Sudan: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will establish diplomatic relations with South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the proposal of the US administration for a deadline of the end of July for the resolution of (a) oil...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on future support for the UN mission in Sudan.

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to seek the release of UN staff in Sudan.

      UK Membership of EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what objectives he has set for the Government to maximise what it wants from the UK's engagement with Europe; and whether such...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider deploying Harrier aircraft for operations in Afghanistan.

    • Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the RAF basing review will take into account his Department's obligations in respect of the New Employment Model; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse per family of the forthcoming return of British troops from Germany.

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service children are in receipt of continuity education allowance.

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of recruits' time at the Army Foundation College Harrogate is allocated to academic study leading to recognised civilian...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new entry officer cadets there were at (a) Dartmouth, (b) Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and (c) Cranwell in each of the last 10 years.

      Defence Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how much of the (a) equipment support plan and (b) equipment plans budgets were spent in (i) the UK, (ii) England, (iii) Wales, (iv)...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on procurement from UK-based engineering companies.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monetary value is of urgent operational requirements (UOR) for Libya; and to what equipment each UOR relates.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost has been of urgent operational requirements in each theatre of engagement since the conclusion of the strategic defence and security review.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many procurement contracts his Department has awarded to small businesses since May 2010.

      Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse of the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft project has been to date; what estimate he has made of the final cost of the...

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the most recent date was on which HMS Ark Royal went to sea with its Harrier aircraft; how many Harrier aircraft were on board; how many...

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Harrier aircraft have been sold since the conclusion of the Strategic Defence and Security Review; to whom; and for what price.

      Italy: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel are currently stationed or deployed in Italy.

      Judicial Review

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

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what exit strategy has been determined for British troops serving in Libya.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons eight ships were refused entry into Libyan ports under NATO's Operation Unified Protector.

      Mull of Kintyre Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 13 July 2011, Official Report, columns 339-341, on the Mull of Kintyre review, from which departmental budget...

      NATO Rapid Reaction Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) number and (b) rank is of the UK personnel in HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. [Official Report, 21 October 2011, Vol. 533, c. 11MC.]

      NATO Rapid Reaction Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current UK obligation is to the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.

      Navy: Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the length of time between completion and entry into service of the Royal Navy's second aircraft carrier.

      Navy: Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department expects to spend on the Royal Navy's second aircraft carrier in each year it is not operational in order to enable future...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in respect of which schools expenditure from the continuity of education allowance was incurred in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, (c) 2009-10 and (d) 2010-11.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to reduce the number of Tornado aircraft in the period to May 2015.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 675W, on Trident, whether he has made an assessment of whether, if the funding allocated...

      Type 42 Destroyer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the costs to his Department are of maintaining the Type 42 Destroyer fleet beyond its intended service life until the delivery of the Type 45 Destroyer.

      Type 42 Destroyer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to the public purse is of maintaining the Type 42 Destroyer fleet over its intended service life.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) hours flown and (b) strikes by unmanned aircraft there have been in Afghanistan in (i) each of the last five years and (ii) 2011 to date.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress he has made on delivering the Work programme.

    • Employment: Colne Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures are available to him to encourage local companies in Colne Valley constituency to assist young people to enter employment.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his review of the mobility component of disability living allowance will conclude.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many single parents are in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission expects to publish its business plan for April 2011 to March 2012.

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the number of parents owing money to the Child Support Agency who opt for self-employed status.

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the impact of websites that promote self-employed status as a mechanism for avoiding or reducing...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases within the Child Support Agency which have a nil liability relate to children who are (a) aged between 0 and five years, (b)...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the five organisations to which the Child Maintenance Options Service most frequently refers callers through its helpline...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings officials of his Department have had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the Government's employment...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on provision of advice to the public on the use of credit unions.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff his Department and its agencies employ at each pay band.

      Derby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date he last visited Derby in an official capacity.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 50,000 households liable for the household benefit cap who are not to be subject to work...

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many tenants of housing associations and co-operatives in each local authority area in Scotland receive full or partial housing benefit;...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Offshore Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the effectiveness of the Health and Safety Executive in safeguarding oil and gas workers in the British sector of the North...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate likely changes in trends in the number of staff employed by Jobcentre Plus in (a) Glasgow, (b) Scotland and (c) Great...

      National Insurance: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers were issued to foreign nationals in each local authority area in (a) the last year for which figures are...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to improve the living standards of pensioners.

      Pensioners: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the average monetary value of benefits in kind provided by his Department to (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who would be affected by bringing forward by two years the date of the planned increase in...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what uses his Department has made of the annual survey of hours and earnings data produced by the Office of National Statistics in the last...

      Prisons: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women with children aged (a) up to two, (b) between three and five, (c) between five and 10, (d) between 10 and 15 and (e) between 15...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on linking benefit payments to education training programmes.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2011, Official Report, column 659W, on social security benefits, on what estimate of learner numbers his...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2011, Official Report, column 659W, on social security benefits, how many people in receipt of benefits and...

      Social Security Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether payments relating to local welfare assistance in Scotland will be made from a fixed financial allocation or will be demand-led.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the average cost to the public purse of a job loss or redundancy (a) nationally, (b) in Derby and (c) in the east midlands.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the impact assessment in respect of universal credit, what assumptions his Department made in respect of (a) take-up of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of housing benefit staff that may be made redundant under proposals to introduce...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many housing benefit staff employed by (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) contractors he expects will transfer...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of local housing offices of the introduction of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the assets and systems currently used to provide the housing benefit service will transfer from local authorities, housing associations...

      Vacancies: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of job vacancies advertised in Jobcentre Plus branches in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford...

      Welfare State: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the (1) conclusions and recommendations of the report by Sheffield Hallam university on the effects on Wales...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has had on the effects on the promotion of collaborative working on strategic decision-making of...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether officials of his Department have had recent discussions with the Rural Communities Policy Unit in the Department...

      Country Parks: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on the sale by Gloucestershire county council of a country park to the Watermark Group; and...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has issued any guidance to (a) local authorities or (b) other bodies on the generation of low-carbon energy on their...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to his Department and its predecessors was of the provision of ministerial cars in each financial year between...

      Electric Vehicles: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable he has set for the establishment of permitted development rights for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle charging...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to enable improved sharing of (a) information and (b) operating practices between fire and rescue services.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has for future provision of (a) fire appliances and (b) emergency equipment to fire brigades in (i) London...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the viability of the Firefighters' Pension Scheme if there is a drop-out rate of 10 per cent. or more.

      Non-domestic Rates: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultation his Department undertook with (a) Sunderland City Council and (b) the Local Government Group prior to the...

      Regional Development Agencies: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent discussions he has had on the establishment of local committees for the Homes and Communities Agency's...

      Repossession Orders: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department is taking steps to reduce the number of repossessions in Sunderland Central constituency.

      Shared Equity Schemes: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many house buyers in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency received support from shared equity schemes in each of the last...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Anaerobic Strategy Document

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much her Department spent on consultants as part of the preparation of the Anaerobic Strategy Document; (2) what...

    • Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of income derived from rod licences in England and Wales was used for river maintenance and habitat...

      Bed Bugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department is (a) undertaking or (b) commissioning research into new pesticides to deal with bed bug infestations.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in her Department have attended since her...

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials in her Department were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from her...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many requests under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 her Department received from (a) hon. Members...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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...

      Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to encourage the water industry to put in place a co-ordinated and phased approach to the introduction...

      Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what means she plans to assess the contribution made by (a) local nature partnerships and (b) nature improvement areas to...

      EU Packaging Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of progress in meeting obligations under the EU Packaging Directive.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will review the weighting given to agricultural land in (a) the Fens and (b) other areas of flood risk in her...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contribution her Department will make to the agricultural market information system agreed at the recent G20 Agriculture...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to reduce food waste.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what responsibility she has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action she has...

      Innovative Reward and Recognition Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much funding has been allocated to her Department's grant funding scheme for innovative reward and recognition...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department has any plans to bring forward proposals to increase the transparency of the governance of the...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions her Department has had with the International Whaling Commission on the enforceability of the...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department plans to take to (a) promote and (b) enforce the ban on commercial whaling by all members of the...

      Landfill: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of how much waste collected for recycling was sent to landfill in each of the last five years.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what quality assurance processes will be applied to (a) environmental, (b) social and (c) economic data used in the English...

      Marine Conservation Zones: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether marine conservation zones will be designated for mobile species including seabirds, cetaceans and basking sharks;...

      Packaging Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has any plans to establish a statutory producer responsibility regime for (a) metal and (b) plastic packaging.

      Metals: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to encourage the recycling of strategic metals.

      Packaging: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to implement the recommendations of the annual report of the Advisory Committee on Packaging for...

      Packaging: Toys and Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to convene with the Work Reduction Action Programme and other relevant trade associations a working group on...

      Pigmeat: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of implementing the recommendations of the European Commission's Pigmeat Enlarged...

      Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures her Department plans to adopt to monitor data on (1) anaerobic plant capacity; (2) actual and intended...

      Recycling: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department provided to City of York council to increase recycling rates in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Research: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what her most recent estimate is of the capital expenditure in research and development by her Department in (a) the...

      River Ouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how her Department monitors the riverbed levels of the tidal River Ouse; and how the outcome of this monitoring is...

      River Ouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department’s policy is on the use of Denver Sluice to flush silt from the tidal River Ouse; and what records...

      River Ouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Environment Agency's Great Ouse Tidal River Strategy has received final approval; what its status is; and what...

      River Ouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department plans to allocate to the Environment Agency's Great Ouse flood risk management budget for (a)...

      River Ouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how long it took to formulate the Environment Agency's Great Ouse Tidal River Strategy; at what cost to the public purse; and...

      River Ouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the potential future costs to arise from implementation of the Environment Agency's...

      Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to include proposals for river environment restoration for chalk streams in the Water White Paper.

      Rural Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements she plans to put in place for the fulfilment of the functions of the post of Rural Advocate.

      Rural Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she received in support of the abolition of the post of Rural Advocate.

      Rural Areas: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable is in place for the Rural Community Broadband Fund.

      Tuna: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the conclusions and recommendations of the report of the International Union for Conservation...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take with the devolved administrations on measures to achieve a zero-waste economy.

      Water Abstraction: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has for future levels of abstraction at the pumping stations at Fulling Mill and White Hall in North East...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he intends to use (a) existing primary legislation or (b) secondary legislation under existing primary legislation to give effects to the...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire and York primary care trust area and (c) England in each year...

      Anti-depressants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children aged between (a) 0 and 15 years and (b) 16 and 18 years who were prescribed anti-depressants in each...

      Baby Care Units: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 865W, on baby care units: finance, whether the NHS Commissioning Board will be responsible...

      Contaminated Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the outcomes were of the meeting between officials in his Department and representatives of Tainted Blood, the Manor House Group, the Hepatitis C...

      Blood: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS trusts and (b) NHS foundation trusts use laboratory services outwith the UK to carry out blood analysis testing.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will ensure that breast cancer screening standards are maintained and reduce the chances of local variations in the standards of service...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that his proposed public health reforms include (a) a long-term commitment to cancer awareness campaigns and (b) measures...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress he has made in ensuring equality in cancer treatment across England and Wales.

      Colorectal Cancer: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the East Midlands Cancer Drugs Fund provides funding for Avastin for (a) first-line treatment for bowel cancer and (b) second-line treatment.

      Contraception: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons public health guidance on contraceptive services for socially-disadvantaged young people has been suspended; and when such guidance will...

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding his Department has provided for the collection and storage of umbilical cord blood in each year since 2007-08; and if he will make...

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many umbilical cord blood donations were collected in England in each year since 2007-08; and how many such donations contained a cell volume...

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of umbilical cord blood transplant; (2) what assessment he has made of the cost per...

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding (a) the National Institute for Health Research and (b) the Medical Research Council has allocated for research into the collection,...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been (a) recruited and (b) made redundant from (i) his Department and (ii) each non-departmental body for which he is responsible...

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Drugs: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people over the age of 60 were prescribed anti-psychotic drugs treatments on the NHS in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in...

      Health and Social Care: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the provision of guidance and support to voluntary organisations to assist them to present their services in a tender suitable for...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many genito-urinary medicine consultants there are in each NHS hospital trust.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action his Department is taking to increase access to (a) HIV testing services, (b) sexually transmitted infection testing services and (c)...

      Health Protection Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to decide on the reconfiguration of Health Protection Agency sites.

      Health Protection Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Health Protection Agency Staff will be transferred to Public Health England organisations on their existing employment terms and conditions.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many proposed reconfigurations of local health services he has approved on the basis of (a) quality and (b) safety since May 2010; and if he...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the report and recommendations of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel into the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey proposals for...

      Health Services: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to address clinical negligence by health professionals in the UK who are not British nationals.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure health visitors have training in the identification of autism as part of his proposed health and development review.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England and (b) East Lancashire have HIV.

      HIV Infection: East Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action his Department is taking to reduce the number of late diagnoses of HIV in (a) East Lancashire and (b) Pendle.

      HIV Infection: East Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in East Lancashire who are HIV positive but are not aware of their infection.

      HIV Infection: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Pendle were diagnosed with HIV in each of the last five years.

      Infant Mortality: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons public health guidance on reducing infant mortality among those living in disadvantaged circumstances has been suspended; and when he...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take in relation to the recommendations of the report by Professor Jim Mansell entitled “Raising our Sights”.

      Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia who are expected to require second-line therapy in the next...

      Leukaemia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the preliminary decision of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence not to recommend dasatinib, nilotinib...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost per quality-adjusted life year of each treatment recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence as...

      NHS Commissioning Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that (a) midwives and (b) pharmacists are represented in commissioning consortia.

      NHS: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS organisations were in deficit in each year since 1997; and what the level of deficit was in each case.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of future workforce requirements in the NHS in each strategic health authority.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people received an annual payment under the NHS pension scheme in each financial year since 1997-98; how many are forecast to receive an annual...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the expenditure of his Department on (a) employer contributions to NHS pensions and (b) outlays on NHS pension scheme (i) if there...

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons public health guidance on using the media to promote healthy eating has been suspended; and when he expects such guidance to be re-issued.

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to (a) mark World School Milk Day 2011 and (b) promote the uptake of free nursery and subsidised school milk.

      Sexual Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements his Department plans to put in place for provision of contraceptive and sexual health services during the change in NHS commissioning...

      Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2011, Official Report, column 651W, on telemedicine, what the timetable is for publication of the (a) analysis and...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what standards the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate sets in respect of the provision of housing and care by designated...

    • Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to require companies building new facilities for breeding dogs for use in scientific procedures to comply with (a) UK Codes...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many exceptions have been granted for dogs by her Department under section 10, subsection (3), of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act...

      Animal Experiments: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2011 by Baroness Neville-Jones, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA1, on animal experimentation,...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland was in the (a) mild, (b) moderate,...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many infringements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were recorded in Scotland in 2010; and how many such infringements led...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were released on pre-charge police bail for each type of offence in each of the last three years; (2) how many people...

      Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence her Department holds on the financial effects on her Department over each of the next five years of appointing a chief coroner...

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many CCTV cameras there were per head of population in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in each month since January...

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been subjected to control orders that included relocation orders; and how many such individuals have subsequently absconded.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of families of a victim of murder or manslaughter outside of the UK were allocated a family liaison officer by their local...

      Death: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department issues to police forces on liaison with foreign police forces in investigating the death of a British national...

      Defence and Security Equipment International: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of policing the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition between 13...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serving officers in the Metropolitan Police Force were authorised to accept outside sources of remuneration, employment or...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what categorisation her Department assigns to the police work undertaken by (a) missing persons units and (b) the National DNA Database.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases by domestic abuse incidents were reported in each constituency in each of the last four years.

      Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many fixed penalty notices were issued for vehicle insurance offences in each police authority area in each of the last five years;...

      Entry Clearances: Indian Subcontinent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average the British high commission in (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Bangladesh and (d) Sri Lanka took to process a visit visa...

      Entry Clearances: Mongolia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) student and (b) tourist visas her Department has issued to Mongolian nationals in each of the last five years; (2) how...

      Fixed Penalties: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices for noise offences were issued in each police authority area in each of the last 10 years.

      Hillsborough Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget is for the Hillsborough Independent Panel; how much expenditure has been incurred; and when she expects the work of the panel...

      Human Trafficking: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases accepted for consideration as victims of trafficking by the national referral mechanism were trafficked into domestic...

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the number of reported criminal offences that have been linked to the use of khat in the last three years.

      National Public Order Intelligence Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will instruct Her Majesty’s inspectorate of constabulary, as part of its inquiry into how intelligence that supports the...

      North Yorkshire Police Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the North Yorkshire Police Authority spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) each subsequent year.

      North Yorkshire Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) police civilian staff were employed by North...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average daily proportion of time spent on patrol by police officers in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the proposals for secondary legislation governing the procedures for election of police commissioners.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the standardisation of forms used by police forces in England and Wales.

      Police: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on serving police officers being authorised to undertake other paid employment in their own time.

      Probation: 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 Probation Office's IT systems upgrade and case records and management system...

      Terrorism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish her response to Lady Justice Hallett's report under rule 43 of the Coroner's Rules 1984 relating to the coroner's...

      Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussion she has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on changes to limits on travel within the EU and the implications of any such...

      UK Border Agency: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential effects of proposed job reductions at the UK Border Agency on (a) levels of illegal immigration...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the inclusion on the sex offender register of those convicted of offences related to the sexual abuse of children.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Deaths: Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the mortality rate of cancer patients in (a) Barnsley Central, (b) South Cambridgeshire and (c) Witney constituency in the...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people have been (a) recruited and (b) made redundant from (i) his Department and (ii) each non-departmental body for which he is responsible...

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Employment: Romania

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Romanian nationals are in employment in the UK.

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the carbon dioxide emissions from the Government estate in (a) June 2010 and (b) June 2011.

      Government Departments: Solar Power

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will discuss with ministerial colleagues the potential to fit solar panels to the roofs of buildings for which they are responsible; and if he...

      Hewlett Packard

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

      Hewlett Packard: Department for Work and Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has had discussions with representatives of (a) Hewlett Packard and (b) trade unions on the company's applications to transfer offshore...

      New Businesses: Redditch

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many business start-ups there have been in Redditch constituency in each of the last three years.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many non-departmental public bodies (a) are operational and (b) were operational in May 2010; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many non-departmental public bodies have been (a) abolished since May 2010 and (b) earmarked for abolition in 2011-12.

      Police: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether former senior police officers are required to clear with the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments in the Cabinet Office any contractual...

  • Leader of the House

  • International Development

    • Africa: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make representations to the Government of (a) Mali, (b) Benin, (c) Burkino Faso and (d) Niger on (i) raising the minimum...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people have been (a) recruited and (b) made redundant from (i) his Department and (ii) each non-departmental body for which he...

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on transport in each category of spending in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

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

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will consider the merits of allocating a proportion of the sum retained for allocation in the later years of the comprehensive...

      Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the recommendation of the UN Secretary General's High Level Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change that the...

      Developing Countries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve access to modern energy services for people living in poverty in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to meet its objective of (a) working towards changing social norms that constrain women's...

      Developing Countries: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to encourage countries in receipt of financial support from his Department to (a) set and enforce a minimum legal age...

      Monitoring: Deforestation Saatellite Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Earth observation satellite technology in monitoring global deforestation.

      Horn of Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has considered the merits of measures to build long-term resilience into the national agricultural systems of the countries...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost was of (a) the Department's aid reviews and (b) its operational plans.

      Overseas Aid: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his review of awareness-raising programmes in the UK has resulted in changes to criteria for determining grants for work in...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is giving to the Government of South Sudan to help it strengthen its functions; and if he will make a...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Syria; and if he will make a statement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential effects on carbon dioxide emissions of the commercial development and use of aircraft biofuels and...

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress against the scheduled objectives of the carbon capture and storage projects.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings officials in his Department have had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the Government's...

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the annual value is of his Department’s current contracts in each sector in which contracts are held.

      Redundancy

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

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what process his Department follows for the production of regulatory guidance; and how many officials in his Department were involved...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what effects his proposals for electricity market reform will have on support for the use of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the functionality of smart metering to support smart...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration his Department has given to the likely need to revise the assumptions made in its consideration of reform of the...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the (a) investment in the energy sector, (b) economic growth and (c) employment of his decision to...

      Electricity: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) when he expects the next National Grid Electricity Transmission system operator incentives to be brought forward; (2) what...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of the proportion of UK energy supply that will come from (a) renewable energy, (b) fossil fuel-based...

      Energy: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which local planning authorities returned the questionnaires referred to in section 5.4 of the Parsons Brinckerhoff report Update of UK...

      Fossil Fuelled Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the contribution of oil and gas-fired power stations to overall energy supply.

      Fuel Poverty: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with Age Concern on fuel poverty in rural households.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations his Department has received on the cost to businesses of petrol and diesel.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on ensuring that a 30-day payment guarantee applies to all suppliers in the Green Deal process; and if he will make...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reason small and medium sized enterprises already assessed to have met the required standards of workmanship for the Green...

      Natural Gas: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) gas and (b) shale gas reserves available in (i) Wales, (ii) each region of England, (iii) Scotland...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of oil spillage by private sector drilling companies in the North sea.

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has a contingency plan in place in the event of a natural disaster in the North sea caused by oil spillage; and...

      North Sea Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effects of oil spillages by private sector drilling companies in the North sea on potential for oil exploration...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the contribution of (a) wind, (b) hydro-electric and (c) nuclear power to overall energy supply.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether energy providers may limit the amount of electricity households may sell back to the National Grid.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had on the future level of payments from feed-in tariffs.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether officials of his Department have had recent discussions with the Rural Communities Policy Unit in the Department for...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he has taken to assist (a) community projects and (b) small businesses with the cost of solar photovoltaic installations.

      Utilities: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to simplify comparisons between the charges of utility companies for (a) product and (b)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure sufficient stability in the market to facilitate private sector investment in offshore wind.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to invest in skills and technology in offshore wind energy.

      Wind Power: Crown Estate Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the monetary value is of energy produced from offshore wind farms on the Crown Estate; and what the expected income from offshore...

      Wind Power: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the impact of wind farm developments on (a) birds and (b) other wildlife.

  • Transport

    • A537: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions the A537 Cat and Fiddle Road between Buxton and Macclesfield has been closed in each of the last five years.

    • Air Traffic Control: Swanwick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the monetary value in real terms was of the (a) original estimate and (b) final cost to the public purse of the air traffic control centre at...

      Air Travel Trust Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the adequacy of sanctions which can be applied to holders of air transport organisers' licences which cease to trade...

      Aviation: Night flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 July 2011, Official Report, columns 87-88WS, on airport co-ordination (London Olympics), what...

      Aviation: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will assess the potential effects on (a) air transport and (b) airport capacity of the commercial development and use of aircraft biofuels...

      Aviation: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many primates were (a) killed and (b) injured while transiting (i) through UK airports and (ii) on UK registered airline carriers in the latest...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) the European Commission on the trialling of the searching of religious headgear at UK...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from representatives of the Sikh community on the screening of religious headgear at airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with airport operators on increasing the speed of security checks of passengers.

      Barnt Green to Bromsgrove Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce a decision on the proposed electrification of the Barnt Green to Bromsgrove line.

      Bombardier: Derby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he took into account the effects on Bombardier's future in Derby when deciding where to place the contract for trains; (2) whether he...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of changes in the level of bus services funded by his Department in (a) England and (b) Northamptonshire in the latest...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that bus passes issued to senior citizens in (a) England are valid for travel in Wales and (b) Wales are valid for...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pensioners in (a) York Central constituency, (b) the city of York, (c) north Yorkshire and (d) England (i) held a concessionary bus pass and...

      Capita

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

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which companies have been contracted to construct rolling stock operating on the High Speed 1 rail link.

      Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2011, Official Report, column 257W, on compensation, what steps he is taking to reduce the need for his Department's...

      Concessions: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) pensioners and (b) disabled people in (i) York, (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber and (iii) England received free bus travel and concessions...

      Congestion Review: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department engaged external consultants as part of the review into measures to reduce the congestion caused by incidents; and what...

      Congestion Review: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of the development of the new strategic framework for road safety; whether any external consultants were used as part of this review;...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to promote cycling to work; and if he will make a statement.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the number plate recognition system proposed for the Dartford river crossing is the same as the system used for the London congestion charge;...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage charitable giving by Ministers in his Department.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents of road rage there have been in each of the last three years; and what steps he is taking to prevent these incidents.

      East Coast Railway Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) officials from Directly Operated Railways Ltd and (b) ministerial colleagues and officials from the...

      First TransPennine Express: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which companies have been shortlisted to provide additional rolling stock for the TransPennine Express passenger rail franchise; and when he expects to...

      G4S

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many contracts his Department holds with G4S; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      High Speed 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has commissioned on connections between the principal High Speed 2 stations and outlying areas.

      High Speed 2

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effects of High Speed 2 on (a) the number of engineering jobs in the north-west during the construction of...

      High Speed 2: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with railway operators on his proposed fare structure for High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to the provision of a dedicated freight railway line for the routes to be served by High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential revenue to be generated from leasing High Speed 2 to private companies.

      High Speed 1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the net financial value to the Exchequer has been of (a) the let of a concession to manage the High Speed 1 infrastructure and (b) franchise...

      Ibm

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

      Liverpool Cruise Terminal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) representatives of Peel Holdings and (b) Associated British Ports on the future operational role of the Liverpool...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development and use of electrically-powered motorcycles.

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many motorcycle driving tests in each engine class were taken (a) between April 2008 and March 2009 and (b) between April 2009 and March 2010; and...

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings he has had with the National Security Adviser since the creation of the National Security Council.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what work his Department has undertaken with Network Rail on improving rail asset information.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on measures to notify (a) the Office of Rail Regulation and (b) Parliament of compromise agreements paid by Network Rail out of the...

      North East Interim Regional Transport Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the status is of the North East Interim Regional Transport Board; and what the composition is of that board.

      Office of Rail Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions he has had with the Office of Rail Regulation on (a) a review of rail industry change and the consultation process and (b)...

      Pedestrian Crossings: Carnforth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had discussions with Lancashire county council on placing a pedestrian crossing on Market street in Carnforth.

      Rail Value for Money Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent in each cost category in providing the independent report of the rail value for money study. [R]

      Rail Value for Money Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of the final independent report of the rail value for money study; how much was spent on (a) staffing costs and...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the involvement of train operating companies in the High Level Output Specification process.

      Railways: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with which train suppliers and for how many vehicles his Department has (a) reached contract signature and (b) announced preferred bidder status since 2004.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) extending his plans for electrification of the rail network and ordering more full...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 1062W, on railways: finance, what progress his Department has made in its engagement...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether there will be a public consultation on the findings of the review of rail fares policy announced in the McNulty review; what stage that review...

      Railways: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider the merits of amending the penalty fares policy and rules to allow passengers travelling with an advance ticket and travelling on a...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much his Department paid Steer Davies Gleave for the work carried out as part of the final independent report of the rail value for money...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on requiring franchise bidders to guarantee a minimum number of trains to stop at each station in a franchise area.

      Railways: Lee Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to make an announcement on expenditure on the Lee Valley main line between Coppermill Junction and Broxbourne Junction.

      Railways: Lee Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to install new segregated train tracks from Brimsdown, north of Tottenham Hale station, to south of Coppermill Junction; and...

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which companies have been shortlisted to provide additional rolling stock for the London Midland passenger rail franchise; and when he expects to...

      Railways: North-west

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from businesses in the north-west on high-speed rail.

      Railways: Passengers

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

      Railways: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much public funding was provided for (a) rail transport, (b) roads, (c) shipping and ports and (d) airports in the latest period for which figures...

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to investigate the circumstances in which two trains came close to collision near Burnham on 4 June 2011.

      Railways: South-west

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to electrify the lines between (a) London Paddington and Penzance stations and (b) Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St David's...

      Railways: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps he has taken to prevent rail cable theft in Wales; (2) how many rail cable thefts there were in Wales in each of the last five years...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the recommendations of the final independent report of the rail value for money study, whether he plans to establish a pilot scheme...

      Railways: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cases of vandalism of railway tracks in each (a) county and (b) region were reported in each of the last five years; what the average annual...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) visibility and (b) distance criteria are for the installation of solid double white lines on class (i) A, (ii) B and (iii) C roads in England.

      ScotRail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the delivery into service of the Class 380 electric multiple-unit trains and depot procured from Siemens for the...

      Serco

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

      Shared Service Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress his Department has made on divestment of its shared service centre; and if he will make a statement.

      Shipping: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals his Department has made to the International Maritime Organisation in the course of the organisation's work on European standards on...

      Shipping: Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effects of lower sulphur emission levels in emission control areas on freight shipping.

      South West Trains: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which companies have been shortlisted to provide additional rolling stock for the South West Trains passenger rail franchise; and when he expects to...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date (a) officials in his Department were, (b) Ministers in his Department were and (c) he was informed of the outcome of the tender for the...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what submissions from members of the public he has received on the announcement of Siemens as the preferred bidder for the Thameslink contract.

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the Thameslink contract to domestic economic output; and if he will make a statement.

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 85-86WS, on Thameslink rolling stock, whether he took steps to...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 85-6WS, on Thameslink rolling stock, what assessment he has...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 85-6WS, on Thameslink rolling stock, what consideration the...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the potential effects of job losses arising from the appointment of...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of Derby and the surrounding area of the decision to award the Thameslink contract to an...

      Thameslink: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 85-86WS, on Thameslink Rolling Stock, whether Siemens has...

      Thameslink: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 85-86WS, on Thameslink Rolling Stock, whether bidders'...

      Transport: Cleethorpes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding he has allocated to (a) road, (b) railway and (c) port infrastructure in Cleethorpes constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Transport: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vessels transporting live farm animals have used the port of Ramsgate in each of the last six months; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the level of expenditure per person on transport infrastructure in (a) Yorkshire, (b) London, (c) England, (d) Scotland and (e)...

      West Coast InterCity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has allocated (a) funding and (b) staff for preparation of safety documentation should Directly Operated Railways become...

  • Justice

    • Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons arrested in Cambridgeshire have been processed in the police investigation centre near King’s Lynn since its opening; and what the...

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) women and (b) men (1) absconded while awaiting trial in each year since 2001; (2) released on bail were found to have interfered with...

      Blagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Acts of Parliament have established that activities commonly referred to as blagging are criminal offences.

      Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the (a) Shipman inquiry and (b) Luce review in relation to a chief coroner.

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the Government intend (a) to allow for the recoverability of after-the-event insurance premiums for expert reports in clinical...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what effects he anticipates enactment of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill and associated secondary legislation will have on the...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whom he intends to consult in the development of secondary legislation related to the civil litigation funding and costs clauses of the Legal Aid,...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to implement Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations on qualified one-way cost shifting and the introduction of an additional...

      Community Legal Advice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of the Community Legal Advice helpline in each of the last five years.

      Community Legal Advice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he plans to allocate to the Community Legal Advice helpline in each of the next three years.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many meetings officials of his Department have had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the Government's employment law review...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met several charities at the same time to discuss coroner reform; what...

      Coroners: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements have been agreed between his Department and the Scottish Government on the holding of fatal accident inquiries into the deaths of armed...

      Coroners: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many days of the High Court were spent on judicial reviews relating to inquests in each year since 2006-07.

      Coroners: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many judicial reviews relating to inquests were heard in the High Court in each year since 2006-07.

      Courts: Enforcement Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to assess the financial position of a private company providing criminal court enforcement services.

      Courts: Enforcement Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to require private sector companies to make payments to his Department in relation to the tendering process for criminal court...

      Courts: Enforcement Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether a private sector operator of a contract for collection of criminal court fines will be able to place a charge on offenders.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether his Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his Department's prime...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been (a) recruited and (b) made redundant from (i) his Department and (ii) each non-departmental body for which he is...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) offenders and (b) staff there were at HMP Birmingham on 1 October of each of the last five years; and if he will estimate the equivalent...

      Electronic Tagging: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many children released from custody were placed on a tag in the most recent year for which figures are available; (2) how many children...

      Immigration Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Immigration Advisory Service regarding the status of the current clients of the service and their on-going...

      Immigration Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure repayment of money which the Immigration Advisory Service claimed in error to the Legal Services Commission.

      Judges: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements govern the posts former judges are able to take up following the end of their appointment.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many clinical negligence claims made with assistance from legal aid by claimants in north Wales were successful in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria will be used to determine the most serious cases under his proposals for reform of legal aid; and how many cases met those criteria in 2009-10.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether children representing themselves in civil cases will have access to legal aid under his proposed reforms to legal aid.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many civil cases relating to (a) debt, (b) immigration, (c) housing and (d) benefits where legal aid advice or representation was provided involved a...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases where legal aid advice or representation was provided, involved (a) children at risk of abuse and (b) international child abduction in...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many claimants have received legal aid in relation to domestic violence cases in each of the last five years; and what the cost to the public purse...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which countries his Department used to benchmark the average cost per head of legal aid; and what the average cost per head is in each such country.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to table 6.5, chapter 2, of the Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Preliminary Report, May 2009, what costs were paid by defendants to the...

      Magistrates Courts: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the monetary value in today's prices is of the (a) original estimate and (b) final cost of the magistrates courts Libra computer system; and what...

      Child Sexual Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2011, Official Report, column 62-4W on child sexual exploitation, what offences relating to child sexual exploitation...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many offenders serving life sentences have cognitive self-change programmes in their sentence plans; (2) how many cognitive self-change...

      Offenders: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents occurred involving offenders in unpaid work groups of each size of group in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to make available to (a) the public, (b) victims of crime and (c) interested parties the disciplinary records of...

      Prisons: Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on development of a new IT system for the prison service between the commissioning of the system and the decision not to proceed with it.

      Prisons: Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many babies have been born to women committed to Prison Service custody in each of the last 15 years.

      Prisons: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the standards of prison safety at HMP Birmingham on 1 October of each of the last five years; and if he will assess the...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) women and (b) men remanded in custody in each year since 2001 subsequently received a custodial sentence that was served fully on...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were held in custody on remand (a) on the last Friday of each month since May 2010 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are...

      Sexual Offences: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1212W, on sexual offences: Criminal Injuries Compensation, how many claims were made for...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on supporting victims of crime and witnesses who were party to proceedings at York Crown court in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many disabled employees of his Department are receiving support from the Access to Work programme; and what proportion of the...

    • Aimhigher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of activities to be delivered (a) following the end of the Aimhigher programme and...

      Aimhigher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he considered the merits of restructuring the Aimhigher programme.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 23 June 2001, Official Report, column 21WS, on apprenticeships (creation of...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship starts there were where the Skills Funding Agency’s 25 per cent. large employer discount was...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many learners have started more than one apprenticeship at the same level since April 2009.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships had a planned length of stay that was less than (a) 53 weeks, (b) 29 weeks, (c) 17 weeks and (d) 13...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people (a) started and (b) completed apprenticeships in (i) York Central constituency, (ii) the city of York,...

      Apprentices: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has any plans to lay regulations before Parliament enabling flexible models for the delivery of advanced and...

      Apprentices: Richmond Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have started an apprenticeship in Richmond Park constituency in 2011.

      Bombardier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates he has met representatives of Bombardier since his appointment; and whether (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his...

      Bombardier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have arranged with Bombardier on their future in the UK.

      Business Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the views of those running small and medium-sized businesses.

      Business Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the timetable is for the integration of Business Link with the AlphaGov programme.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department (a) introduced and (b) removed in the six months prior to 1...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the burden of regulation on micro-businesses; (2) what...

      Business: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the likely level of business capital to be available in rural communities in each of the next...

      Business: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the likely number of business (a) start-ups and (b) closures in rural communities in each of...

      Care Homes: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department provides for workplace training in the residential care home sector.

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department were dismissed for under-performance as a result of the procedures arising from his...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many staff are employed in his Department's retail unit; how many were employed in May 2010; and what changes in staff...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much (a) his Department and (b) each non-departmental body for which he is responsible has spent on redundancies since May 2010.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what process his Department follows for the production of regulatory guidance; and how many officials of his Department were...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will commission research into (a) the product life cycle of electrical components and (b) the environmental sustainability...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the application of the...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proposals he has had for the operation of sector-based work academies set out in his Department's structural reform Plan.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consultation his Department has had with representatives of employers on (a) their involvement with and (b) the...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the average student contribution to course fees for each level of study that will be required...

      Environmental Protection: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to encourage the growth of the green economy in St Albans.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department provides to further education colleges on their governance.

      Further Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the resources and personnel which will be required to enable the Office for Fair Access to...

      Further Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Office for National Statistics on the reclassification of further education colleges as part...

      Further Education: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether further education colleges are classified as public sector institutions.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the remit of the Green Investment Bank is to include the promotion of green process improvements.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what role the Green Investment Bank will have in supporting (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) business...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what representations he has received on the requirement for legislation to establish the Green Investment Bank; (2) what...

      Green Investment Bank: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the timetable is for the decision on the location of the Green Investment Bank; (2) what the process is for deciding...

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) on what date he expects the Government to respond to the recommendations made by the review on the future of the high...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of the potential effects of planned changes to higher education funding on the level of (a) uptake...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to require the Higher Education Statistics Agency to collect information on new providers of higher education,...

      Higher Education: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on widening participation in the higher education sector.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what targets each higher education institution has agreed with the Office for Fair Access in each year since that office was...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the research used by the Office for Fair Access in the formulation of targets for access for individual higher...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students who started courses of higher education in 2009-10 had AAB-equivalent qualifications.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what methodology was used to model the impact of the new system of allocating student places set out in the higher education...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of any modelling carried out by (a) his Department and (b) the Higher...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to inform higher education institutions how many student places are to be withdrawn to create a flexible margin in...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of places that would be withdrawn from each higher education institution to create a margin of (a)...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the answer to Lord Willis of Knaresborough of 10 January 2011, House of Lords Official Report, column WA394, on...

      Higher Education: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether all new providers of higher education are to be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if...

      Higher Education: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the answer of 21 June 2011, Official Report, columns 276-80W, on higher education: science, how many full-time first...

      Higher Education: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding the Higher Education Funding Council for England has distributed for (a) teaching and (b) research for each...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what responsibility he has for contributing to Government action against human trafficking; and what recent action he has taken...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on HM Revenue and Customs' role as a repeat unsecured creditor...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the average cost to insolvent estates of fee review complaints arising from reforms to the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to take steps to ensure that any fee review in insolvency cases arising from reform of the regulation of...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent meetings he has had with the chairs of local enterprise partnerships in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Manufacturing Industries: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department is providing to the train manufacturing sector in the UK.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to increase entrepreneurial activity among (a) black, Asian and minority ethnic people, (b)...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has received any representations about the quality of the postal service in the City of Chester constituency.

      Postgraduate Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many student places on (a) taught Masters' courses, (b) other Masters' studies, (c) PhD studies and (d) other doctoral...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on future funding for research capital in each of the last six months; and if he will make a...

      Science Capital Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what projects are to be funded from his science capital development fund; and where each such project is to be located.

      Spaceflight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with European organisations on plans for manned space flight and exploration.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on conservatoires of his proposals for core and marginal funding of student places.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of medical students who take out commercial loans during their studies.

      Technology Strategy Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2011, Official Report, column 269W, on the Technology Strategy Board: finance, when he...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessments were carried out when awarding the bid to build Thameslink trains on the impact of (a) loss of revenues to...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review the upper time limit for abortion in the case of disabilities such as cleft palate and Down's syndrome.

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 July (WA 1) in which the government definition of family planning is provided, whether such a designation is...

      Agriculture: Eggs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they propose to take to ensure that eggs and egg products provided from battery cages by other European Union producers after 1 January 2012 are refused...

      Animal By-products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the proposal to lift the European Union-wide ban on feeding animal by-products to chickens and pigs.

      Animals: Scientific Procedures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any decisions have been taken about changing the nature or frequency of inspections of establishments designated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures)...

      Animals: Scientific Procedures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate are required to declare membership of, or personal or professional interests in, organisations...

      Armed Forces: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total cost to date of United Kingdom military operations in (a) Afghanistan, and (b) Iraq, calculated on the basis of additional expenditure over what...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when will RN Sea King mark 4 crews from the Commando Helicopter Force start to transition to Merlin mark 3 as part of the plan to re-equip Commando Helicopter...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the announcement by the King of Bahrain that an independent commission will be formed, in conjunction with the United Nations, which will...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the establishment of an independent international commission by King Hamad of Bahrain to investigate the background to the disturbances...

      Banks: Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 July (WA 91) concerning charges for credit and debit cards, whether they will answer specifically on charges...

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 4 July (WA 3) concerning the treatment of non-Irish citizens in the Republic of Ireland, how they...

      Clostridium Sordellii

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what was the registered cause of death, and (b) what secondary references were included on the certificate, in each case since 2005 where a sufferer of...

      Court of the Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have asked the chairman of the Court of the Bank of England why the court has not insisted on an independent review of the Bank's performance ahead of...

      Court of the Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure the independence and competence of the chairman and the independent members of the Court of the Bank of England.

      Detention: Pre-trial

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 27 March (WA 248), what is their response to the European Commission's Green Paper on pre-trial detention.

      Diplomats: Cross-accreditation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries in which it has accreditation do not allow cross-accreditation of ambassadors; and which are those countries.

      Economy: Balance of Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the United Kingdom Balance of Payments for 2010 to be published; and whether it will reflect exports and imports of goods and services which pass...

      Economy: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they gave to the circulation figures for Johnston Press weekly papers and News Letter in Northern Ireland when inviting press to the launch...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported link between the hyperstimulation of ovaries in women over 35 years of age during IVF treatment and genetic...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 6 July (WA 65-6), how many IVF pregnancies have been ended by abortion since 1991; and why they have made no...

      EU: Bank Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 5 July (WA 43) concerning the disclosure of bank account details to European Union member states, whether the...

      EU: Environment Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Henley on 5 July (WS 9) on matters discussed at the Environment Council on 21 June, whether the cost implications for the...

      EU: Logo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what legal authority the European Union is able to fine organisations in receipt of grants from the European Regional Development Fund for failing to display...

      EU: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose that the European Commission adopt a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach to early accession or integration by countries in south-east...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what programme of public education is undertaken for refugees who arrive in the United Kingdom from countries where female genital mutilation is prevalent.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they publish information in languages other than English so that refugees and others are aware of the law in relation to female genital mutilation in the...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial and other support they make available for female genital mutilation women's groups and advocacy groups in the United Kingdom.

      Finance: Foreign Exchange

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions HM Treasury has given to departments of state concerning the hedging of foreign exchange exposures, including (a) the extent of permissible...

      Financial Services Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect a Joint Committee will be formed for the purposes of pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Financial Services Bill.

      Financial Services Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 6 July (WA 67), whether the Joint Committee which is to be formed for the purposes of pre-legislative scrutiny of...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

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

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "Using fishery observer data to investigate...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "Improving short rotation coppice through breeding...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims under the new criteria of the Skipton Fund for compensation for contaminated blood products were lodged by the deadline of 31 March 2011; and how...

      Health: Down's Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the annual figures for the live birth of babies with Down's syndrome for the years 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011.

      Health: Drug Tariff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the impact of changes to category M in the drug tariff on dispensing doctors; what steps were taken during the last category M...

      Health: General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many general practitioners there are per head of the population for each primary care trust area, in each of the 10 districts of Greater Manchester.

      Health: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the benefit in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) to patients who have received care which is consistent with the best-practice tariff for hip fracture.

      Health: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the management of osteoporosis and fracture risk in primary care. To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking...

      Health: Patient Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether National Patient Safety Agency rapid response reports are routinely shared with the health departments in the devolved Administrations.

      Health: Pressure Sores

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to draw up guidelines on the prevention of pressure sores and distribute them to...

      Health: Rural Pharmacies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Health, Mr Simon Burns, on 16 June (Official Report, Commons, col. 910W), how the implication that the...

      Health: Stroke Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to retain and strengthen the 27 stroke care networks when the current funding ends in 2012.

      Health: Surgical Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they do not allow the reuse of stainless steel medical instruments made from the same materials as multi-use instruments. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Hillsborough Castle

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to public funds of the recent social event hosted in Hillsborough Castle by Independent News and Media.

      House of Lords: Media Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Sassoon on 6 July, which Ministers in the House of Lords have had media training in answering questions since their appointment; and...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ratify Protocol 7 to the European Convention on Human Rights in the light of the amendment made by the Equality Act 2010.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Iran about their alleged recent shelling of villages and farms in Iraq near the frontier.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Governments of Iraq and the United States regarding the restoration of Iraqi control over its frontiers, airspace and other...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning British citizens held at Tel Aviv Airport who have been refused entry into Israel and...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the alleged mistreatment of British citizens held at Tel Aviv Airport.

      London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for what reason responsibility for planning functions in Fish Island and Bromley-by-Bow will be retained by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation after...

      Media: News International Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Crown Prosecution Service will, under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1901, consider pursuing those journalists employed by News International Ltd who...

      National Commissioning Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what regional and local commissioning structures will be established as part of the national commissioning board.

      NHS: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the quality of food for patients in NHS hospitals.

      NHS: Peterborough Primary Care Trust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money the Peterborough Primary Care Trust has had to borrow in each of the last three years over and above its annual allocation in order to ensure that...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the percentage figure in the NHS Affordability Index for the recently built Peterborough City Hospital when the private finance initiative was approved;...

      Northern Ireland Office: Sick Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many days of stress-related sick leave were taken over the past five years by staff of the Northern Ireland Office; and how many staff are currently absent due...

      Northern Ireland: Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the closing date for the consultation on devolving corporation tax to Northern Ireland; how many responses were received; and how many of those responses...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Astor of Hever on 29 June (WS 154) concerning nuclear weapons, whether the United Kingdom's nuclear weapons are capable...

      Offenders: Unpaid Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to whom will a magistrates' court make out a community supervision order with a condition of unpaid work following the process of tendering for unpaid work.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure people without tickets to the 2012 Olympics are not the victims of online fraud.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local planning authorities in England have (a) completed the preparation of their core strategies and submitted them for examination, and (b) completed...

      Prisoners: Pastoral Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the National Offender Management Service to provide spiritual help and pastoral care for all prisoners, following the recent abolition of...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not yet answered HL 9473, tabled on 23 May, asking whether any proposals for changes to the Equality Act 2010 would be subject to public consultation...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will answer Question for Written Answer HL9011 concerning the contingent liability on Government with regard to passenger trains, tabled on 9 May and due...

      Railways: Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the contingent liability on Government, and the circumstances under which it might be incurred, in respect of (a) domestic passenger...

      Railways: Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 17 May (WA 293), whether their payment of freight charges for 2010-11 were fixed charges or dependent on the...

      Railways: Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 17 May (WA 293), whether charges were paid by them in respect of passenger train services through the Channel...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have monitored what has become of the alleged pirates who have been handed over to other jurisdictions since Royal Navy anti-piracy operations off...

      South Wales Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 13 May (WA 250), whether they will require the Chief Constable of South Wales Police to apologise to, and to...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received on the burning of 10 square kilometres of open space in the occupied Golan Heights, near the Syrian town of Qunaytra.

      Taiwan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the proposal for Taiwan's participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; and what facilitating measures...

      Taiwan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the referral by the World Health Organisation to Taiwan as a province of China in the World Health Organisation's internal documents.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated annual cost, in the absence of behaviour change, of reducing VAT from 20 per cent to 5 per cent on the repair and reconstruction of...

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the loss to the Exchequer from the evasion of (a) VAT, and (b) other taxes, on residential property repair and reconstruction work.

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