Written answers

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Catering

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission when the House of Commons Commission will respond to the First Report of the...

    • Smartphone Applications

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2010, Official Report, column 824W, on...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many places in Scotland were designated as a (a) supplying establishment, (b) breeding establishment and (c) scientific procedure...

    • Animal Welfare: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the level of threat from extremist animal rights protesters.

      Apprentices

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

      Apprentices

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

      Asylum Seekers: Medical Treatment

      UKSC 31; and if she will direct the agency to review each such case where consideration has not yet been given to the Supreme Court's judgment.

      Asylum: Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation or sexual identity in each of the last six quarters.

      Asylum: Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to remove sexuality asylum cases from the Detained Fast Track category; and if she will make a statement.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) burglary, (b) sexual assault, (c) rape, (d) grievous bodily harm, (e) robbery, (f) violent disorder, (g) possession...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to establishing measures against (a) smuggling of and (b) illegal trade in wildlife as priorities for the...

      Crime: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many crimes were reported in York in each of the last four years; (2) how many offences were recorded within the Safer York...

      Crime: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) crime related to vehicles, (b) burglary of a dwelling, (c) other burglary, (d) criminal damage, (e) theft, (f)...

      Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the contribution of social media to gang culture and related youth violence; and if she will make a statement.

      Special Advisers

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual value is of her Department's current contracts in each sector in which contracts are held.

      Departmental Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many managers at Grade 7 and above her Department employed to cover the work of junior immigration grades involved in industrial action...

      Departmental Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees of her Department were re-deployed to cover the work of staff involved in industrial action on 29 and 30 June 2011; and...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff were based at (a) London Heathrow, (b) London Gatwick, (c) London Stansted, (d) Birmingham, (e) Manchester,...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to her Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if she...

      Departmental Official Visits

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

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on (a) photographs of Ministers, (b) videos of Ministers and (c) other similar products since 12 May 2010.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on redundancy costs since 12 May 2010.

      Business Regulation

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party was refused by (a) a Minister in her Department...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the UK Border Agency takes prior to setting removal directions to ensure that the removal is not inconsistent with any change in...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which unit of her Department is responsible for (a) accompanying, (b) monitoring and (c) reporting on the treatment of those to be removed...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedure her Department follows to accredit private security escorts responsible for enforced removals; and whether an assessment of...

      Detection Rates: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rate was for North Yorkshire Police Force in each year since 2005-06.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which police forces have trained staff in the domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour-based violence risk identification and...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to ensure consistency in decision-making in respect of the admittance to the UK of (a) Rael Salah and (b) Pastor...

      Entry Clearances: Entertainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many applications to enter the UK with an entertainment visa under Paragraph 46S of requirements for leave to enter have been (a)...

      Entry Clearances: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given in determining her policy on visas to the introduction of exemptions from visa requirements for those...

      Identity Cards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of her Department's budget was allocated to the (a) implementation and (b) management of identity cards.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal migrants have failed to attend an immigration reporting centre after being arrested at the border and requested to do so on...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time an individual awaiting an upper tribunal hearing was kept in detention in the latest period for which figures...

      Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for future arrangements for the certificate of approval for marriages.

      Metropolitan Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan police officers are qualified in the use of firearms.

      National Security Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she had with the National Security Adviser in (a) January, (b) March and (c) June 2011.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role and responsibilities she has in relation to the National Security Council; and what recent contribution she has made to its work.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether all the responsibilities of the National Wildlife Crime Unit are to be incorporated into the National Crime Agency.

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place to address the activities of organised gangs engaged in benefit and other frauds.

      Passport Agency: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the original estimate, at current prices, was for the cost to the public purse of the Siemens IT system for the Passport Agency; what...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made on the impact of deploying officers on single police patrol on levels of (a) violent knife crime, (b)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects of single police patrols on levels of (a) knife crime, (b) gun crime and (c) anti-social behaviour.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she has given to carrying out value for money profiles of police forces to measure the amount of uniformed officer time...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police cautions were issued in (a) England and Wales, (b) Cheshire and (c) City of Chester constituency in each year since...

      Police Cautions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police cautions were issued for (a) drug offences, (b) burglary, (c) assaults and (d) vehicle crime in London in each of the last...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much time police officers spent on (a) crime incident-specific activities, (b) non-crime incident-specific activities and (c) activities...

      Police: Length of Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers of each rank in each police authority area will have completed 30 years service on 1 April 2012; and if she will make a...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Macpherson report, what steps she plans to take to ensure that uniformed police personnel in each police authority area...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy in her negotiations with the Police Federation on police pay and conditions to be bound by decisions of the...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made any changes to future arrangements for the recruitment and training of police officers as a consequence of her...

      Police: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she plans to take to ensure that the disclosure process in protester trials where an undercover officer was involved is...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is taking to ensure that people who join the police service as special constables or police community support officers...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of people entering training to become fully warranted police officers in...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average length of time taken for special constables or police community support officers to complete their...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures she plans to put in place to maintain public protection during deployment of police personnel who undertake public duties...

      Protection of Freedoms Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to develop statutory guidance under the Protection of Freedoms Bill to facilitate the implementation of changes...

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance her Department issues to police forces on offences under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986; and if she will make a...

      Southern Cross: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely number of Criminal Records Bureau checks to be required in respect of former Southern Cross...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer question (a) 59743, (b) 59744, (c) 59745, (d) 59746 and (e) 59753, on the Prevent Strategy, tabled on 9 June 2011...

      Theft: Metal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on (a) the number of metal thefts and (b) monetary value of stolen metal from church buildings in (i)...

      Theft: Metal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she (a) has implemented and (b) plans to implement any of the recommendations of the Working Party of the Church Building Council on...

      UK Border Agency: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of changing data protection guidance for UK Border Agency staff on hon....

      UK Border Agency Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications to the UK Border Agency Worker Registration Scheme have been refused since the establishment of the scheme.

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2011, Official Report, column 365W, on the Violent and Sex Offender Register, (1) if she will name those...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what timetable has been set for the classification of marine special protection areas under the EU Birds Directive for...

    • Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of dairy farms in each of the last 10 years.

      Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of consumption of (a) milk and (b) other dairy products in each of the last 10 years.

  • International Development

    • Apprentices

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

    • Apprentices

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

  • Wales

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) whether her Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) her Department’s...

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many meetings she has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010; (2) if she will consider keeping data on the number of times...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

    • Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on ministerial photo shoots and videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what training was provided.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he plans any further consultation on bids for the allocation of future funding for Broadband UK after the initial...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when his Department plans to make further announcements on the allocation of funding for Broadband UK.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to his Department's announcement of 6 December 2010 on funding for a strategy for the UK broadband network and...

      Sport: European Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of European Parliament proposals for a European identity through sport.

      Television: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what discussions his Department has had with broadcasters on the representation of women in children’s television...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when his Department plans to respond to the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review of Video Games and Visual Effects; and if he will...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party was refused by (a) a Minister in the Government Equalities...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 3W on Equality and Human Rights Commission, whether an obligation to ensure political...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) by how much the rate of the bank levy is expected to change in each year of the Comprehensive Spending Review period; (2) how much revenue he...

    • Bombardier

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the potential effects on tax revenue to the Exchequer of the proposed redundancies of employees of Bombardier.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Departments have a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his Department's prime...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of written correspondence his Department answered within 28 days of receipt in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to publish monthly information on changes in the numbers of employees of his Department's agencies, categorised by (a)...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on ministerial photoshoots and videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the annual value is of his Department's current contracts in each sector in which contracts are held.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the responsibilities were of each Minister in his Department between 8 May 2006 and 28 June 2007.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what training was provided.

      Disadvantaged: Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people have visited the website of the Money Advice Service since its inception; (2) how many people have contacted the National Financial...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has assessed the potential cost pressures on the (a) public sector, (b) police and (c) armed forces of (i) trends in the cost of...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the contract held by (a) Serco and (b) Sweet and Maxwell on the production of editorial material for Government websites.

      Regulation: Guidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what process his Department follows for the production of regulatory guidance; and how many officials of his Department were involved in the production of...

      Independent Public Service Pensions Commission

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the underlying data for chart 1.E of the final report of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission.

      Liverpool Cruise Terminal

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what meetings he has had with representatives of the Chinese Government at which the Liverpool cruise terminal was discussed; and if he will make a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 2 June 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs K Worthington.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 12 May 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Stephen Pennells.

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the total number of businesses that are eligible for the regional employer national insurance contributions holiday for...

      National Insurance Contributions: Sheffield

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough constituency have participated in the national insurance contribution holiday.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the value of estimated tax receipts, calculated as required in the Green Book, for all public sector economic assessments of all private...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many officials of HM Revenue and Customs were assigned to duties involving the prevention of tax avoidance in each year since 2007; (2) how many...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs officials have been dealing with tax credit queries from the public since January 2010; and what the cost of such officials...

      Revenue and Customs: Trade Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff at HM Revenue and Customs are entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on trade union activities; how...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the revenue forgone by the Exchequer in tax (a) evasion and (b) avoidance.

      Taxation: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has made to the Governments of (a) Colombia and (b) South Africa on adoption of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

      Taxation: Sports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to alter the terms of the Community Amateur Sports Club scheme.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

      Valuation Office Agency: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the decision to remove pay intentions from HM Revenue and Customs staff working in the Valuation Office Agency in the 2010 pay award has been...

      Valuation Office Agency: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps HM Revenue and Customs Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has taken to ensure that removing pay intentions for staff is not discriminatory on grounds...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress he has made in the roll-out of community budgets for families with multiple problems.

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010; (2) if he will consider keeping...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what training was provided.

      Family Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 390W, and the written ministerial statement by the Minister for...

      Human Trafficking

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

      Local Government: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans he has to ensure equality in engagement in local decision-making following the repeal of the duty to involve;...

      Local Government: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had on the effects of repealing the duty to involve on the provision of services.

      Local Government: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that local authorities remain responsible for securing the benefit of involvement.

      Local Government: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what remedies are provided under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in respect of local authorities that fail to make a full...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Selby and Ainsty of 5 April 2011, Official Report, column 855W, on tenancy...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister what protocols apply to members of the Government who attend meetings with foreign Heads of State and Government in a private capacity.

  • Scotland

    • Sky TV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on subscriptions to Sky TV since May 2010.

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions officials in his Department had with officials of HM Revenue and Customs on the cost of varying the rate of corporation tax in Scotland...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with reference to his Department's press release of 23 June 2011, what the evidential basis was for the figure of £2.6 billion cited as the cost of...

      Apprentices

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

      Apprentices

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on photoshoots and videos involving Ministers since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose of the training was in each case.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on proposals to allow local authorities in England to amend...

      Scottish Financial Enterprise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library a copy of the speech or speaking note for his engagement at Scottish Financial Enterprise on 23 June 2011.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what charities and voluntary organisations Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

      Trade Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what mechanisms he plans to establish for his proposed Scottish trade group to interact with (a) UK Trade and Investment, (b) Scottish Development...

  • Attorney-General

    • Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Attorney-General when he last met (a) James Murdoch, (b) Rebekah Brooks and (c) Andy Coulson.

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Attorney-General on what occasions he has flown on official business (a) by budget airline and (b) in economy class in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers' Departments have spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Attorney-General how much the Law Officers Departments have spent on photoshoots and videos involving Ministers since May 2010.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Attorney-General how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Attorney-General how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Attorney-General on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party was refused by (a) a Minister in the Law Officers' Departments directly and (b)...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Attorney-General how much his Departments have spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose of the training was.

      Law Officers' Department

      To ask the Attorney-General whether the Law Officers' Departments have a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) the Departments' prime...

      Law Officers' Department

      To ask the Attorney-General how many apprenticeships have been created directly by contracts with the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last three years.

      Law Officers' Department

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will consider keeping data on the number of times (a) he and (b) officials of the Law Officers' Departments have declined a request for a meeting from an hon....

      Third Sector

      To ask the Attorney-General which charities and voluntary organisations (a) he and (b) the Solicitor-General has visited since 12 May 2010.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Apprentices

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

      Asbestos: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2011, Official Report, column 817W, on asbestos: EU laws, what representations he received on protection of...

      Asbestos: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2011, Official Report, column 817W, on asbestos: EU law, on what basis he considers that further public...

      Asbestos: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the UK to fully implement article 3 of EU directive 2003/18/EG.

      Sky TV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on subscriptions to Sky TV since May 2010.

      Child Support Agency: ICT

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

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what modelling his Department has carried out on the likely range of changes in child maintenance liability that will occur if non-resident...

      Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2011, Official Report, column 41W, on compensation, what steps he is taking to reduce the need for his...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 238W, on departmental carbon emissions, whether the sources of low-carbon...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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 Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since 12 May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on photoshoots and videos involving Ministers since May 2010.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Regulations: Guidance

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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 from...

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose of the training was in each case.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons recipients of disability living allowance aged over 65 years do not receive the mobility component.

      Disability Living Allowance: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of carers who will be subject to the proposed benefits cap because their household is not exempt as a...

      Disability Living Allowance: Glenrothes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged 25 to 35 years are in receipt of disability living allowance in Glenrothes constituency.

      Education Support Allowance: Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that the education support allowance assessment process and associated procedures take into account the needs...

      Employers’ Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the impact of compulsory employer's liability insurance on (i) micro, (ii) small and...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what monitoring the Office for Disability Issues has undertaken to ensure that Government Departments have implemented the agreement with his...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had on the conclusions and recommendations of the Sayce Report on disability employment support.

      Employment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to assist people aged over 50 who are unemployed to enter employment.

      Employment: Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to ensure that people not claiming benefits are responsible for the travel costs of seeking employment.

      Employment: Young People

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

      Families Against Corporate Killers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will arrange a meeting with representatives of Families Against Corporate Killers.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the potential effect of his proposed household benefits cap on the Homelessness Prevention Service run by Edinburgh Cyrenians.

      Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 34W, on industrial accidents, if he will assess the effects of (a) proactive...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which health and safety stakeholders and representative groups the Minister for Employment has met since the launch of the Good health and...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers who have fewer than three employees were prosecuted under health and safety legislation in the last 12 months.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many health and safety prosecutions there were in the last 12 months; and how many of these followed a serious illness or accident...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the New Enterprise Allowance National Rollout scheme.

      Pensioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of pensioners in (a) the London borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London living in social...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of child poverty in rural communities in each of the next four financial years.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether officials of his Department have had recent discussions with the Rural Communities Policy Unit in the Department for Environment, Food...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential impact on third sector projects of introducing a household benefits cap.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in each nation of the UK are in receipt of each type of welfare or employment benefit.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department was of administering benefits in respect of each nation of the UK in the last financial year for which figures...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of families receiving benefit entitlements in the UK who also receive benefits from another EU member...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which charities and voluntary organisations Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with housing associations on the effects on their tenants of the proposed introduction of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether his Department has made an estimate of the (a) cost of ending existing commercial housing benefit contracts as a result of the...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has made any assessment of (a) the number of housing benefit staff who may be made redundant under his proposals to...

      Universal Credit

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

      Universal Credit: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of carers in receipt of means-tested benefits who will be ineligible for an earnings disregard when...

      Universal Credit: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost implications for schools of administering free school meals under the universal credit.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on work capability assessment tests for people diagnosed with a progressive condition.

      Work Capability Assessment: Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will amend his Department's ESA50 questionnaire to include specific questions on whether the respondent is suffering from a terminal illness.

      Work Capability Assessment: Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether there are any circumstances in which a terminally ill person in possession of a DS1500 form and migrating from incapacity benefit to...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to maintain security levels in Afghanistan during the transfer of combat duties to Afghan security forces in 2012; and if he...

    • Aircraft Carriers: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to page 36 of the National Audit Office's report on Carrier Strike, HC 1092, what his policy is on the conclusions in respect of...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many citizens of each Commonwealth country have (a) applied to enlist and (b) enlisted in the armed forces in the latest year for which figures are...

      Armed Forces: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many animal mascots there are in the armed forces; and what their cost is.

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) name and (b) budget is of each scheme under which his Department mentors service children; (2) what the (a) name and (b) budget is of...

      Armed Forces: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average payment of continuity education allowance was in respect of children of personnel at each service rank in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service family accommodation properties have been assessed at the EcoHomes06 standard of (a) pass, (b) good, (c) very good and (d) excellent.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of the disused service married quarters in and around St Nicholas Avenue, Gosport.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 45W, on armed forces: injuries, what proportion of Defence Science and Technology...

      Armed Forces: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former offenders have enlisted in the armed forces in each year since 2001.

      Armed Forces: Royal Household

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel are attached to the Royal Household; and at what cost.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of recruits enlisting in the armed forces below the age of 18 years attended the Army Foundation College Harrogate in the latest period...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the range of recognised, transferable civilian academic and vocational qualifications studied by recruits at the Army Foundation...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of 16-year-old recruits training at the Army Foundation College Harrogate gained five or more GCSEs during training in each of the last...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the legal advice his Department has received on the minimum terms of service (a) for recruits who enlist in the Army below the age of...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent with (a) EDS Defence and (b) Aegis Defence Services in each year from 1997 to 2010.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what (a) equipment and (b) supplies have been procured through urgent operational requirements since the conclusion of the Strategic Defence and...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what urgent operational requirements are currently outstanding; and when he expects them to be delivered.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Defence 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 Defence what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of redundancies in its non-departmental bodies (a) in 2011-12 and (b) over...

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what statistical data his Department has ceased to collect in the last year; and what the (a) reasons for and (b) savings arising from each such...

      Future Rapid Effect System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse of the Future Rapid Effect System project has been to date; what estimate he has made of the final cost; and what...

      Global Combat Ship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) India, (b) Brazil, (c) New Zealand and (d) Australia on the development of the Global Combat...

      Malaysia: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse has been of investigations conducted by his Department on the wearing of the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal since 2006; and...

      Military Decoration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) name and (b) position is of each member of the committee of the Hydrographic Department of his Department which makes recommendations for...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse was of the Met Office in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people the Met Office...

      Military Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military personnel of each rank and (b) non-military personnel of each grade serve in the (i) Royal Military Police, (ii) Royal Air Force...

      National Security Adviser

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

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Nimrod Airworthiness Review Team report published in 1998.

      Old Drill Hall Weymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received legal advice on his Department's title to the Old Drill Hall, Weymouth prior to its sale by his Department.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of (a) the costs of and (b) savings from his Department's redundancy programme over the next five years.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when his recent visit to Sri Lanka (a) started and (b) ended; (2) whether any (a) Government officials and (b) special advisers were involved in...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 50WS, on nuclear deterrent, whether any multilateral verification...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department provides for UK businesses operating in Colombia.

    • Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on Pakistan.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Libya.

      Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the co-ordination of Government policy on Libya.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of bilateral relations with China; and if he will make a statement.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to improve investment relations with China.

      Greece

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the economic situation in Greece; and if he will make a statement.

      Diplomatic Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote trade links through the diplomatic network.

      Afghanistan: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure his Department has incurred on the Criminal Justice Taskforce Programme in Afghanistan during the last 12 months.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects on human rights of the sentence of Abdulhadi Al Khawaja; and if he will make a statement.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

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

      BBC World Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of the BBC World Service Hindi shortwave service in 2010.

      Belarus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Belarus about standards of governance in that country.

      BRIC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit (a) Brazil, (b) India and (c) China in an official capacity in the next 12 months.

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on (a) the Memorandum of Understanding on...

      British Nationals Abroad: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1118W, on prisoners, how many cases of UK citizens detained...

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of China regarding the conflict in Kachin state, Burma.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the UK contributed to the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO)...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions he has flown on official business (a) by budget airline and (b) in economy class in the last 12 months.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on photoshoots and videos involving Ministers since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department have been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many properties his Department owns or rents (a) in the UK and (b) overseas; and what the location of each is.

      Business: Regulation

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

      Business: Regulation

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

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what process his Department follows for the production of regulatory guidance; and how many officials of his Department were...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to change his Department's administrative structure.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose of the training was in each case.

      Embassies: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what proportion of the running costs of British embassies and high commissions was attributable to (a) rental or housing...

      European Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on ending sittings of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

      Falkland Islands: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met his Argentinian counterpart to discuss shipping links between the Falklands and South America.

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the outcome of Al-Skeini v UK at the European Court of Human Rights, what consideration he is giving to...

      India: Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received any request from Satellite Information Services for assistance in the recovery from the Indian...

      Indonesia: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on religious freedom in Indonesia.

      Latin America: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had on the future operations of UK embassies and consulates in (a) Latin America, (b)...

      Montserrat: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the potential threat from volcanoes in Montserrat.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings he has had with the National Security Adviser since his appointment.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role and responsibilities he has in relation to the National Security Council; and what recent contribution he has made to...

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) levels of corruption and (b) political stability in Pakistan.

      Peru: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Peruvian counterpart on corporate social responsibility in the extractive sector.

      Republic of Ireland: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with his Irish counterpart on the Republic of Ireland joining the Commonwealth.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he was informed in advance of the plans of the Secretary of State for Defence to visit Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he expects any changes to UK policy towards Sri Lanka to arise from the Secretary of State for Defence's recent visit to...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which charities and voluntary organisations Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the Chinese government on the subject of human rights in Tibet.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister concerning private visits made by Government Ministers to meet...

      West Papua

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Indonesian counterpart on the situation in West Papua.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his Department's prime...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the carbon dioxide emissions from (a) his Department and (b) 10 Downing Street in (i) June 2010 and (ii) June 2011.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1018W, on departmental carbon emissions, if he will assess the feasibility of low-carbon...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the annual value is of his Department's current contracts in each sector in which contracts are held.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Regulation: Guidance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what process his Department follows for the production of regulatory guidance; and how many officials of his Department were involved in the production...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose of the training was in each case.

      Employment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of working age (a) blind and (b) partially-sighted people in each nation of the UK are (i) employed, (ii) unemployed and seeking work...

      Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Government spent on advertising in (a) The Sun, (b) The Times, (c) the News of the World and (d) The Sunday Times (i) in each financial...

      Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Government and their Executive agencies spent on advertising in each News International newspaper title in the period between 1 July 2010...

      Government Departments: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what consideration he has given to proposing the installation of charging points for electric vehicles across the central Government estate.

      Lord Macdonald of River Glaven

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether Lord Macdonald of River Glaven required clearance from the Business Appointments Committee for his work at News International.

      Public Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1080W, on public services: private sector, what plans he has for monitoring the business...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases of skin cancer were diagnosed in each (a) primary care trust and (b) cancer network in each of the last 10 years.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Alternative Vote: Referendums

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the value for money of the referendum on the alternative vote.

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on the Electoral Commission’s recommendation that the electoral timetable should be extended to support participation by overseas and...

      National Assembly for Wales: Elections

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Wales regarding the electoral arrangements of the National Assembly for Wales.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which charities and voluntary organisations he has visited since 12 May 2010.

  • Justice

    • Bill of Rights Commission: European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which members of the Bill of Rights Commission visited the European Court of Human Rights on 5 July 2011; what matters were discussed; and what the costs...

    • Sky TV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on subscriptions to Sky TV since May 2010.

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what advice his Department has received from the Insolvency Service on reform of civil litigation funding and costs for insolvency cases.

      Defamation: Conditional Fee Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will delay his decision to cap no win, no fee conditional fee agreements for cases involving the publication of libel by newspaper organisations...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on ministerial (a) photoshoots and (b) videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department have been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since the website's inception.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 from an hon....

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose was of such training.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential of early neutral evaluation as a method of alternative dispute resolution in employment tribunal claims.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment his Department has made of non-payment of employment tribunal awards since 2009.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the start-up costs, including information technology costs, of a system to collect fees in the employment tribunal...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the capacity of parents to pay for initial expert reports necessary prior to obtaining after-the-event insurance in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letter of 6 June 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Sahar Safdar.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letter of 7 June 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J W Hargreaves.

      Prison Service: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will reduce the retirement age for prison officers to 60; (2) for what reasons the retirement age of frontline Prison Service staff is not...

      Prisoners’ Release: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners convicted of murder are (a) currently serving a custodial sentence and (b) have been released from custody in each of...

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pregnant women were held in prison (a) on remand and (b) having been sentenced on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 31WS, on prison and probation services, in what ways (a) HMP...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 31WS, on prison and probation services, if he will place in the...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representation his Department has had from individuals and community organisations in (a) Yorkshire, (b) Northumberland, (c) County Durham, (d)...

      Prisons: Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what proportion of women prisoners who have children under the age of 10 and are being held in the standard women's prisons estate...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the criteria are which his Department uses to select prisons for market testing.

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made in construction of a prison in north Wales.

      Restraint Accreditation Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to receive the recommendations of the Restraint Accreditation Board; when he plans to respond to the recommendations; and whether he...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether officials of his Department have had recent discussions with the Rural Communities Policy Unit in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many successful prosecutions there were for metal theft in the last three years.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since May 2010.

      Victims: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures he plans to introduce to support victims of crime and their families in cases where the crimes committed have been perpetrated overseas.

      Young Offender Institutions: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that leisure items available in young offender institutions are not used as weapons against staff.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what requirements there are on the (a) governing body and (b) head teacher of an academy to provide to the relevant local education authority...

    • Academies: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on which academy schools do not provide children with laptops.

      Academies: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what criteria his Department has used to identify the 200 underperforming primary schools that will become academies in 2012-13; what the name of each...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Education whether he has issued any guidance to schools on the generation of low-carbon energy on their estates.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance is issued to (a) staff and (b) special advisers in his Department on the use of private email accounts for communications relating to...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Education when he plans to publish details of (a) meetings attended and (b) gifts and hospitality received by (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what estimate he has made of the number of vulnerable pupils in each local education authority area who will be entitled to the maximum award...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many education maintenance allowance recipients in each school sixth form and college in London in 2010-11 were defined as vulnerable.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students in each local authority area received education maintenance allowance in 2010-11.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many sixth formers in each school and college in London were in receipt of education maintenance allowance in 2010-11.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in York local authority area are in receipt of education maintenance allowance; and how many young people in that area he expects...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been allocated from the 16 to 19 bursary fund to each school and college in London for 2011-12.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what discussions he has had with UCAS and A-level examination boards about errors in the marking of A-level papers; and if he will make a...

      History: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils of each ethnicity eligible for free school meals achieved a grade C or above in (a) history GCSE and (b) history...

      Home Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to support parents of children with special educational needs who choose to home-educate.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn of 24 January 2011, Official Report, column 27W, on offences against children, what...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons the review of personal, social, health and economic education focusing on sex and relationships education and alcohol education has...

      Private Education: Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the oral statement of 11 July 2011 on the Open Public Services White Paper, if he will make it his policy that independent schools may be...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to allocating funding through the pupil premium to schools which provide no school meals.

      Pupils: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on changes to home-to-school transportation schemes.

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the ranking of examination boards in respect of examination question errors made in 2011; (2) what reasons he has...

      Schools: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what studies his Department has made of the broadband speeds available to school students in rural areas; and what advice and support his Department...

      Schools: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to ensure that academy and free schools remain within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Schools: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much central Government capital funding was allocated to schools in York in each year since 1996-97; and how much he expects to be allocated in (a)...

      Teachers: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many allegations of misconduct were made against teachers in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire in each year since 2008; and in how many cases the...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to reinstate the quinquennial independent valuation of the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the value for money provided by the National Citizen Service.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether alcohol-related admission statistics are designated as national statistics; and whether they are published in accordance with the UK Statistics...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to page 84 of the NHS Information Centre's publication, Statistics on Alcohol: England 2011, for what reasons 2002-03 is the baseline...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether patients admitted to NHS hospitals are asked if they have consumed any alcohol that day; and where such information is recorded; (2)...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many representations he has received from (a) patient groups, (b) health charities and (c) employees of his Department on the accuracy of the...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the decision support tool for NHS Continuing Care in assessing the needs of people with (a)...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which body or bodies will be responsible for (a) determining eligibility for NHS Continuing Care and (b) the independent appeals process in relation...

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on (a) television, (b) radio and (c) newspaper advertising in (i) real and (ii) nominal terms in each year since...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (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 Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many late payments his Department has made to contractors in each year since 1997-98; and what the total cost to the public purse was of any (a)...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Health 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 Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost was to the public purse of (a) line rental, (b) insurance and (c) handset purchase of (i) mobile telephones and (ii) BlackBerrys...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the public purse was of (a) cars leased by his Department to staff and (b) ministerial chauffeurs in each year since 1997-98.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since 12 May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on Ministerial photoshoots and videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the public purse was of stationery purchased by his Department in each year from 1997-98.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since 12 May 2010; and what the purpose was of such training.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was for (a) first class and (b) all train travel by (i) staff, (ii) Ministers and (iii) special advisers in his...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many overseas visits were made by (a) Ministers, (b) staff and (c) special advisers in his Department in each year since 1997; and what the cost to...

      E. coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of E. coli there have been in the last five years.

      E. coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to prevent an outbreak of E. coli.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions his Department has had with the Royal Colleges on information for epilepsy patients on the management of and risks associated with...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will bring forward proposals to create a mandatory requirement for GPs to follow National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the total amount of monies owed by foreign nationals that the NHS is in the process of attempting to recover.

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much and what proportion of research expenditure by (a) the National Institute for Health Research and (b) the Medical Research Council has been spent...

      Heatstroke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated in hospital for heatstroke between 2005 and 2010; and how many deaths there were from heatstroke in that period.

      Heroin: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1180W, on heroin offenders, if he will make it his policy to routinely collect data on the...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of (a) four star, (b) five star and (c) other hotel accommodation for (i) staff, (ii) Ministers and (iii) special...

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated for infectious tropical diseases in each of the last five years.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) remit, (b) budget and (c) timetable for reporting is of the National Clinical Director for Liver Disease.

      Lung Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the updated National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guideline on the...

      Lung Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients with a lung cancer diagnosis in (a) Knowsley Primary Care Trust and (b) England were given easy-to-understand written information...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the public purse was of his Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month since May 1997.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of the cases brought by his Department and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency against Jbol Ltd...

      Myeloid Leukaemia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to reach a decision on the use of second-line treatments for chronic myeloid...

      NHS Direct: Freeview Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing NHS Direct through Freeview in each financial year since the introduction of the...

      NHS: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the total expenditure incurred through the payment of clinical excellence awards in respect of (a) the money paid as awards...

      NHS: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has contributed towards the funding of any NHS awards recognising employee achievement in any year since 1997; what the names...

      NHS: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was for the NHS Leadership Awards (a) in total and (b) for (i) departmental administration costs, (ii) food and beverage...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths attributed to (a) medical negligence and (b) malpractice were recorded in each year from 1997 to 2010.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his review of the NHS bursary.

      Southern Cross Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on cross-departmental oversight of developments at Southern Cross care homes; (2) what...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

      Trauma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients have been treated in each of the major trauma centres in London in each month since they were established; and what injury...

      Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated in independent treatment centres in each of the last five years.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of tuberculosis were recorded by his Department in each of the last five years.

  • Transport

    • Air Travel Trust Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of capital reserves held by the Air Travel Trust Fund; and if he will take account of this...

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment his Department has made of airport security.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to raise awareness of (a) the value of waste cooking oil from catering establishments for biofuels and (b) the effects of theft...

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the projected level of access to local bus services in rural communities in each of the next four financial years.

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has discussed in the Council of Ministers the level of charges for freight trains using the channel tunnel; and what meetings he has had...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Stratford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of introducing international passenger services to Stratford on the High Speed One line.

      Channel Tunnel: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was paid to Eurotunnel for (a) usage contracts and (b) back-to-back contracts in each year since the opening of the channel tunnel.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to promote the cycle to work scheme in (a) Derby North constituency, (b) Derbyshire and (c) the UK.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of installing automatic number plate recognition technology at the Dartford Crossing.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of (a) cars, (b) vans and (c) multi-axle heavy goods vehicles that paid a toll at the Dartford...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration was given to suspending Dartford Crossing tolls on (a) 8 and (b) 9 July 2011 under the protocol in force from 1 July 2011.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what occasions he has flown on official business (a) by budget airline and (b) in economy class in the last 12 months.

      Apprentices

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

      Freedom of Information Requests

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

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department have been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since the website's inception.

      Redundancy

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

      Business Regulation

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

      Business Regulation

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

      Business Regulation

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose of the training was.

      Departmental Dismissal

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

      East Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of employment in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne Central constituency and (b) the North East of the award...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of charging points for electric-powered vehicles in (a) Glasgow, (b) Scotland and (c) the UK to be...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2011, Official Report, columns 1316-7W, on the national planning policy framework, what assessment he has made of the...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to support the roll-out of rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to support the roll-out of charging points for electric vehicles at (a) airports, (b) train stations, (c) supermarkets, (d)...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many disabled people are being supported in employment in his Department under its Access to Work programme.

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the proportion of car exhaust pollution due to (a) faulty and (b) broken catalytic converters.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many full length equivalent train diagrams of the Siemens Desiro EMU order will be used by (a) TransPennine Express and (b) London Midland.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reason is for the time taken to approve the order of Siemens Desiro EMU trains for London Midland and TransPennine Express; and when he...

      Fuels: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with (a) motorists and (b) motoring organisations on the effect of motoring fuel costs on economic growth.

      Ports (Refusal of Entry)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 to allow owners of ports to refuse entry to vessels on...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had on the planned changes to (a) Euston, (b) Birmingham Interchange and (c) Birmingham Curzon Street station as a result of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of the estimated cost of the High Speed 2 line he estimates will be funded by the private sector; and what steps his Department plans to take...

      Humber Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) a cost-benefit analysis and (b) an impact assessment was undertaken on the proposed increase to the Humber Bridge toll.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations his Department has received from the European Commission on the legality of introducing longer lorries.

      Southeastern Railway: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason Go Ahead Group plc received revenue support from his Department at the maximum level for the operation of the Southeastern rail franchise.

      London Midland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates he has had meetings with representatives of London Midland train operating company since his appointment; and what proposals he has...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of uninsured drivers in each of the last three years.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the effects on the safety of motorists of changes in the periodicity of MOT tests; (2) what estimate he has made...

      Motorway: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for City of Chester of 23 June 2011, Official Report, column 455, on motorway speed limits, when he...

      National Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role and responsibilities he has in relation to the National Security Council; and what recent contribution he has made to its work.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the structure of Network Rail in order to ensure greater transparency in its operations.

      Newton Station: Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the disabled access to Newton rail station.

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

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

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department offers to (a) UK-registered vessels and (b) British seafarers operating in areas where a security threat from piracy has...

      Ports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has provided for port infrastructure in each region in each of the last 10 years.

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2011, Official Report, column 1062W, on invalid vehicles, whether his discussions with representatives of transport...

      Rail Value for Money Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was paid to (a) Sir Roy McNulty and (b) senior members of staff for their work on the Independent Report of the Rail Value for Money Study.

      Rail Value for Money Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of the recommendations of the McNulty review on (a) peak and (b) off-peak fares for passenger rail services...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates he has had meetings with (a) British and (b) other train manufacturers since his appointment.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department paid to Atkins consultancy in respect of the review of rail whole-system programme management as part of the final independent...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the cost to his Department of setting the cap on increases in rail fares at the level of the (a) retail prices index plus two per...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he has issued to train operating companies and Network Rail on bidding for funding from the Station Commercial Project Facility.

      Railways: Hornsey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of the construction of a new rail depot at Hornsey.

      Railways: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of theft of cables from the rail network in the last 12 months; and what steps he plans to take to reduce the...

      Rail Value for Money Review

      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 his Department plans to prioritise the...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) First Great Western Trains and (b) Virgin Trains on the use of Welsh language in respect of (i) rail services...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on his Department's review of traffic signs policy.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps local authorities are required to take to notify road users of the use of traffic regulation enforcement vehicles; and if he will make a...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State for Transport on 12 July 2011, Official Report, column 23WH, on the train building industry, how...

      Rolling Stock: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what support his Department is providing to the train manufacturing sector.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of the administration of rolling stock procurement in each month since 2004.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department announced the list of pre-qualified bidders for each rolling stock procurement since 2004; on what date the list was reduced to two...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the projected variable track access charge is for Intercity Express programme trains; and what assessment he has made of the cost-benefit ratio of...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether officials of his Department have had recent discussions with the Rural Communities Policy Unit in the Department for Environment, Food and...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many ships have been detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency since May 2010; what the reason was for detaining each such ship; and what the...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the carbon dioxide emissions attributable to UK-registered shipping in the last 12 months for which figures are available;...

      Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the Commission’s proposals for a European ship register made in COM(2011) 144,...

      Shipping: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the EU shipping tonnage tax regime on levels of employment in the UK since its inception.

      South West Trains: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason Stagecoach Group plc received revenue support from his Department for the operation of the South West Trains franchise.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what importance was attributed to bogie design in the evaluation of bids for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project; and what processes were employed to...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who undertook the evaluation of bids for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project; and what role was played by external consultants in that evaluation.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what importance was attributed to train weight in the evaluation of bids for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons Alstom Transport was eliminated from the competition for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the weighting attached to the various criteria that the Department used to assess bids for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project as...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the criteria were that his Department planned to use to assess bids for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project as at 31 April 2008.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the (a) purpose and (b) scope was of the review of the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project since his appointment; (2) what aspects of the...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of jobs to be created by the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project; what types of jobs they will be; how many will...

      Thameslink Railway Line: 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, what assessment he has...

      Thameslink Railway Line: 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, what assessment he has...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) the British transport manufacturing industry, (b) the economy of the Midlands and (c) the...

      Thameslink: Conditions of Employment

      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, whether the Transfer of...

      Thameslink: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish any economic impact assessment undertaken by his Department on the decision on the award of the Thameslink contract.

      Thameslink: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reason is for the time taken to award the resignalling contract for London bridge under the Thameslink contract.

      Sustainable Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on encouraging the uptake of sustainable modes of...

      Transport: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on live export of farm animals to...

      Transport: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what agreements his Department has reached with the Mayor of London on traffic reduction targets for the period of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

      Transport: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the change in the number of commuter trains will be during the period of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and the South East.

      Transport: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the implications for transport policy of draft version...

      Passenger Journeys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the total number of passenger miles travelled by all modes of transport where the journey was (a) up to 10 miles,...

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to privatise the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency during the present Parliament.

      World Maritime Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to mark World Maritime Day.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Ministerial Meetings

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

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the apprenticeship starts in the 2010-11 academic year to date have been delivered through apprenticeship training...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people are enrolled on an apprenticeship programme.

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage apprentices to undertake degree courses.

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2011, Official Report, column 567W, on apprentices: Government Departments, how many...

      Apprentices: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships have been started in (a) Dartford constituency and (b) Kent since May 2010.

      Bombardier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance his Department plans to provide to businesses in the Bombardier supply chain.

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of offering free insured advice to small businesses.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been lent to businesses through the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme in each month since it was introduced.

      Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to investigate the conduct of debt consolidation firms.

      Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish any assessment he has made of the effect of the high cost credit industry on the trends in the level of...

      Departmental Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships are planned in each Government Department in each of the next three years.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 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 Business, Innovation and Skills 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 Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on ministerial photoshoots and videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 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...

      Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) overall cost and (b) cost to his Department was of the Researchers in Residence scheme run by Research Councils UK...

      Employment: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on employment law.

      Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) scope and (b) terms of reference are of his Department's Skills for a Green Economy project.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many consortia made bids to the bidding round of the Eureka Eurostars programme which closed on 24 March 2011; how many...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what matched funding was forgone by each (a) UK company, (b) non-UK company within a consortium containing a UK company and (c) a...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the size of the European single market in gross domestic product terms in (a) the latest...

      Exports: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has revoked any export licences to the Syrian government for defence and associated equipment since 1...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effect on economic growth in the private sector of motoring fuel costs; (2) what...

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much in expenses Mary Portas is entitled to claim for her work on the independent review on the future of the high street.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely number of state school students in university education in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings he and Ministers in his Department have had with the right hon. Member for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many students accepted at each higher education institution had grades of AAB or above at A-level in the latest period...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications each higher education institution received in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students accepted with A-levels at grades of AAB or better by each higher education institution had made that higher...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage local enterprise partnerships to assist small and medium-sized enterprises to...

      Metals: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support rare earth and minerals research.

      Minimum Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to change the level of the national minimum wage for young people in the period up to May 2015.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the conclusions and recommendations of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group on future...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what payment is made to Post Office Ltd for the issue of (a) a driver's licence and (b) a residence permit.

      Property Rights: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects on small and medium-sized enterprises of transaction costs associated...

      Regional Development Agencies: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff at each regional development agency were entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b)...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of projects successful in the first round of the Regional Growth Fund which were...

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of state school pupils applying to study science, technology,...

      St George's Property Service London Limited

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the insolvency of St George's Property Service London Limited.

      Students: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of likely student numbers in the next five years.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will require all UK higher education institutions with students in receipt of loans from the Student Loan Company to...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on the compliance with sharia of the interest arrangements for the proposed Student Loans Scheme.

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the introduction of double summer time.

      Superconductors: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department has conducted into the use of superconductors.

      Technology Strategy Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has allocated to the Technology Strategy Board for each of the next three years.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the economic effects on Derby and its surrounding area of the decision on the award of the...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of jobs to be created in the UK as a result of the decision on the award of the...

      Youth Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on reducing youth unemployment; and if he...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1063W, on carbon emissions, whether the sources of low-carbon energy...

    • Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on the future of the coal industry (a) in Wales and (b) nationally.

      Coal: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the coal reserves available in (a) Wales, (b) each region of England, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.

      Community Energy Savings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Community Energy Savings Programme projects have been proposed but are awaiting OFGEM approval in (a) Wales, (b) England and...

      Community Energy Savings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what companies are awaiting approval for Community Energy Saving Programme schemes.

      Community Energy Savings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of Community Energy Saving Programme schemes that will have been delivered by April 2012.

      Community Energy Savings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount of carbon dioxide saved through (a) solid wall insulation and (b) other Community Energy Saving...

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has a policy on requirements for the provision of (a) apprenticeships and (b) other training by (i) his...

      Apprentices

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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 Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on ministerial photoshoots and videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department have been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since the...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010; (2) if he will consider keeping data on...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose of the training was.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of industry on low overnight off-peak tariffs to encourage the use...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure future security of energy supply.

      Energy: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints his Department has received concerning each gas and electricity company in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support Ofgem's Low Carbon Networks Fund provides to smart grid projects.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of his proposed reforms of electricity markets on average electricity costs for consumers in...

      Fuel Poverty: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the impact of recent announcements of changes in gas and electricity prices on levels of fuel poverty in...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department has taken to protect consumers from any advice given by Green Deal assessors which is not impartial; and if...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had on the independence of Green Deal assessors; and if he will make a statement.

      Low Carbon Sector: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of (a) apprenticeships and (b) jobs in the low carbon sector by region.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effects on the standard of living of low-income families of increases in gas prices.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to reduce the cost to consumers of domestic gas supplies.

      North Sea Oil: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the industrial health and safety implications of recent reports on the number of (a) oil and (b) gas...

      North Sea Oil: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) oil and (b) gas leaks there were from North Sea oil platforms in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2010.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration his Department has given to commissioning an independent assessment of the potential number of people that could be...

      Offshore Industry: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration his Department has given to commissioning an independent assessment of the potential number of people that could be...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average time taken for the net income from the feed-in tariff in respect of a solar photovoltaic...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since 12 May 2010.

      Wind Power: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what long-term environmental impact assessments have been undertaken by his Department in respect of areas proposed for onshore wind...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many wind farm applications have been refused since June 2010.

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they have taken or will take when formulating international development policy of evidence of gender-based abortion and its implications for security,...

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Andrew Mitchell, on 21 March (Official Report, Commons, col. 844W),...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 4 July (WA 15-6), whether they can provide any guarantee that equipment supplied or paid for by the United...

      Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NATO will be required to provide the Afghan National Army with air support when NATO ground force combat operations cease in Afghanistan by the end of...

      Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether representatives of Brazil, Russia, India and China have raised any concerns with civil servants in the Department for Transport about the lack of runway...

      Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations about the decline in interconnectivity at Heathrow.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the actual and planned level of public spending on apprenticeships in England for (a) 16 year-olds, (b) 17 year-olds, and (c) 18 year-olds, in 2009-10,...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the actual and planned level of apprenticeship (a) places, and (b) starts, in England for (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, and (3) 18 year-olds, in...

      Armed Forces: A-400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any estimate of (a) the length of the delay, and (b) the increase in cost, to its order of A-400M aircraft following the discovery of...

      Armed Forces: A-400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to alter the number of A-400M aircraft they will procure following the discovery of defects which led to its partial grounding at the...

      Armed Forces: A-400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many RAF and Ministry of Defence personnel were sent to the 2011 Paris Air Show as part of publicity efforts for the A-400M aircraft.

      Armed Forces: A-400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Airbus as to the effect on the projected number of commercial sales of the A-400M aircraft following its partial grounding at...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 22 June (WA 299-300), whether the operational costs referred to include upgrades of Tornado GR4 above and...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Harrier GR9 presently awaiting disposal are modified to the Afghanistan theatre entry standard; and how many are at the Libya theatre entry standard.

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many George Crosses have been awarded since its inception.

      Artist's Resale Right

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the extension of artist's resale rights is a mandatory European Union requirement; whether the proposal has been subject to full independent review and the...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the investigation by the Government of Bahrain into recent protests.

      Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Belarus regarding the release and arrest of non-violent protesters and to cease any proceedings against them.

      Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what legislation the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) was created; what powers BCAP has; who the chairman is; when he or she was selected...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants have been made redundant in the past year in each government department and associated agency; what was (a) the average cost per individual...

      Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been asked to advise or participate in the independent Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal.

      Economy: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they gave to the Radio Joint Audience Research figures for listeners of the Northern Media Group radio states located outside Belfast and for...

      Education: Alternative Provision

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish their response to Ofsted's report Alternative Provision.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the extent of individual daily variations in water intake in populations targeted by water fluoridation schemes.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 7 December 2010 (WA 34-5), 7 February (WA 17-8), 26 April (WA 48), and 17 May (WA 300), which concerned errors in...

      Food: Salt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to alter the guidance on recommended intake of salt.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Israel's denial of family visits to 680 prisoners from Gaza; and what representations they have made to the Government of Israel...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review procurement policies across departments to consider what account should be taken of the impact of procurement decisions on domestic...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

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

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 28 June (WA 399-401), how the research project "Childcare and Early Years Providers Survey (2009)" has...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 28 June (WA 399-401), how the research project "Anti bullying: Research into the effectiveness of anti...

      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 "Development and testing of a model epidemiological...

      Health: Care Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce statutory regulation of health care assistants; and, if not, why not.

      Higher Education: Sciences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to increase the number 16-19 year-old students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects in schools and colleges...

      Hillsborough Castle

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Hillsborough Castle is available to organisations and companies for hosting social events.

      Holocaust

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide (a) funding, and (b) support, to the Holocaust Centre; and what steps, if any, they are taking to promote the work of the Holocaust Centre.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 6 July (WA 74), why they have discontinued the Overcrowded Housing Pathfinder Initiative to support local...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which registered providers in (a) London, and (b) Tower Hamlets, have submitted expressions of interest for Homes and Communities Agency Funding for new affordable...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the £100 million to tackle long-term empty homes will be divided by (a) Government Office region, and (b) year of the current spending review period.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are assisting the Government of Israel in the processing of detainees held without charge or providing training in humane methods of interrogation;...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (a) the number of Israelis currently held in detention by the Palestinian Authority or the de facto Government of Gaza, and (b)...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding (a) the injuries caused to four protesters in Kfar Qaddam, near Qalqiliya, on 1 July, (b)...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by the United Nations in enforcing economic sanctions on the Gaddafi regime in Libya.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the economic sanctions on Libya agreed by the United Nations are being enforced and observed by China, India, Russia and Brazil.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the Government of France to supply weapons to rebels in Libya; and what discussions they had with the French...

      Local Government: Consent Regimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 4 July (WA 17) stating that "there is no complete, by department, list of consent regimes which apply to local...

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of the NHS Business Services Authority administering the prescription pre-payment, medical exemption and maternity exemption schemes. To ask Her...

      Northern Ireland: Riots

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following recent riots in Northern Ireland, how many stone and petrol-bomb throwers were arrested and charged; whether anyone was arrested for organising the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they provided to (a) Population Health Services India for each year since 1999, (b) Marie Stopes International Pakistan for each year since...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the operations of international family planning organisations in India which benefit from United Kingdom aid are lawful.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the 90 family planning clinics run by Marie Stopes International Pakistan and of the 12 clinics run by Population Health Services India, including mobile...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality and operation of the technical partnership and capacity-building services provided by Marie Stopes International India.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the priority given by the Department for International Development to the needs of disabled people in the countries where it...

      Parking and Traffic Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action to ensure that all documents issued by the Secretary of State for Transport certifying to enforcing authorities that closed...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what economic impact study they have undertaken on the benefits to the north-west of the construction of the High Speed 2 line to Manchester.

      Railways: Intercity Express and Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current estimated annual running costs of the Intercity Express Programme train when built as an all electric version and as a bi-mode (diesel and...

      Railways: Intercity Express and Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what other countries in the world is a bi-mode (diesel and electric) version of an express electric train currently in use or being built; and how the...

      Railways: Intercity Express and Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Scottish Government and the public have been fully consulted on the costs of using the bi-mode trains north of Edinburgh compared with using...

      Railways: Thameslink

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which criteria were used to assess the Thameslink rolling stock bids.

      Railways: Thameslink

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the purpose and form of the review of the Thameslink rolling stock project which the Secretary of State for Transport reported to the House of Commons on...

      Railways: Train Design

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of awarding the Thameslink rolling stock contract to Siemens on the number of skilled workers involved in designing...

      Railways: Train Design

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they have on the number of skilled workers in the United Kingdom involved in designing and building trains who are employed by (a) Siemens, (b)...

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any cost-benefit analysis has been conducted of the costs to the users of the Dartford Thames crossing, and of pollution from traffic delays caused by the...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Saudi Arabia regarding the beheading of people in public.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Saudi Arabia regarding the beheading of the Indonesian maid, Ruyati binti Sapubi.

      Schools: Anti-Semitism and Homophobia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they will be taking to tackle the risk of anti-semitism and homophobia in part-time and alternative school provision.

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alleged pirates have been detained during anti-piracy operations off Somalia by the Royal Navy; how many of those have been subsequently released; and how...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of South Sudan, following both their stated objective of private sector development in Africa, and their call on...

      State Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 23 November 2010 (WA 296), concerning recognition of states, whether all states recognised in the...

      State Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what states they have recognised in the past 51 years.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in the Nuba Mountains area of the Sudan; and to what extent they are involved in attempts to end the...

      Taiwan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had on the progress towards Taiwan's participation in the International Civil Aviation Organisation; and what is their assessment...

      Traffic Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Applicant User Guide, including appendices and annexes, issued by the Traffic Enforcement Centre...

      Traffic Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations and persons were consulted in the preparation of the new Applicant User Guide, appendices and annexes, issued by the Traffic Enforcement Centre...

      Traffic Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will restore to the Applicant User Guide issued by the Traffic Enforcement Centre in March 2011, (a) the requirement for bailiffs to carry a paper...

      Traffic Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to revise the new Warrants of Execution template in Annex 9 to the Applicant User Guide issued by the Traffic Enforcement Centre in...

      Traffic Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the new template for Warrants of Execution template in Annex 9 to the Applicant User Guide issued by the Traffic Enforcement Centre in...

      Traffic Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the new template for Warrants of Execution template in Annex 9 to the Applicant User Guide issued by the Traffic Enforcement Centre in...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 4 July (WA 28), whether Uganda shares the partnership commitments referred to; and, if not, where such...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 4 July (WA 28), when the decision on United Kingdom budget support to Uganda for financial year 2011-12 will be taken.

      United Nations Population Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Department for International Development's Multilateral Aid Review assessment of the United Nations Population Fund, what steps they are taking to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the main findings of the customer insight research conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions and HM Revenue and Customs with benefits and tax...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the assessment period for the proposed universal benefit.

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the ratio between the number of English students seeking places in universities in England and the total number of available places.

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