Written answers

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Attorney-General what the annual value is of the Law Officers Department’s current contracts in each sector in which contracts are held.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Scotland 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....

  • Wales

    • Departmental Lost Property

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

  • Treasury

    • Commodity Markets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the (a) costs and (b) benefits to the financial services sector of (i) exchange trading of commodity derivatives and (ii) position limits...

    • Corporation Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of devolving powers relating to the setting of rates of corporation tax on the allocation...

      Corporation Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the underlying figures and calculations on corporation tax raised in Scotland referred to in the press release issued by the Secretary of...

      Economic Situation: Belgium

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department’s policies of the risk of a downgrading of the credit rating of bonds issued by the...

      Economic Situation: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the potential effects of the downgrading of Ireland's credit rating on (a) UK GDP, (b) the UK manufacturing industry and (c) agriculture...

      Financial Services: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of tax receipts from financial services institutions in 2011-12; and how much tax revenue was received from such...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has any plans to review the availability of the national insurance holiday scheme to regions not currently within the scheme; (2) pursuant...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications for the national insurance holiday scheme had been (a) received and (b) approved in each region as at 30 June 2011.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to review the guidance issued on the calculation of the value of estimated tax receipts for all public sector economic assessments of all...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has assessed the potential effect of implementation of the proposals contained in the Independent Public Service Pensions...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of public sector pensions in each year since 1997.

      Revenue and Customs: Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs has spent on freight detection technology in each year since 2007.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on transitional arrangements for women born in 1953 and 1954 when implementing...

  • Education

    • Children and Families Ministerial Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what work has been undertaken by the Childhood and Families Taskforce to date; and what meetings the Taskforce has convened since it was...

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who is legally responsible for the actions of children taken into care and placed with foster parents; and if he will make a statement.

      Children in Care: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to increase the likelihood of children in care being adopted into stable families.

      Conditions of Employment

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

      Cse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils (a) entered for and (b) passed each CSE subject in each year since 1981.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the address is of each office property occupied by his Department outside Greater London which it (a) owns and (b) rents; what the level of...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 978W, on departmental carbon emissions, whether the sources of low-carbon energy...

      Departmental e-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he has issued to officials of his Department on the use of e-mail accounts not supported by his Government's IT system to communicate...

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Access to Education Advocate on (a) the abolition of the education maintenance allowance (EMA) and (b) the new 16...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to enable schools to meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

      Early Years Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what timetable he has set for the review of the code of practice for local authorities on delivery of free early years provision for children...

      Further Education: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) staff in his Department have had with the Access to Education Advocate on...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been allocated for 16 to 19 bursaries in each local authority area for 2011-12.

      Further Education: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to review local authority transport statements for young people aged 16 to 18 years for 2011-12.

      GCE A-level

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

      GCE A-level

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

      GCE O-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils (a) entered for and (b) passed each GCE O-level subject in each year since 1981.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils (a) entered for and (b) passed each GCSE subject in each year since 1997.

      GCE A-level: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils were entered for history A-level in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) maintained selective schools and (c)...

      GCE A-level: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils were entered for history A-level in each local authority area in 2010; and how many and what proportion of...

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education in how many mainstream secondary schools no pupil obtained grade C or above at history GCSE in 2010; and how many mainstream secondary schools did not...

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils were entered for history GCSE in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) selective maintained schools and (c) independent...

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils in mainstream maintained secondary schools were entered for history GCSE in each local authority area in 2010.

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils obtained a grade C or above in history GCSE in each local authority area in 2010.

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils were entered for GCSE history examination in (a) mainstream comprehensive schools, (b) selective schools and (c)...

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many mainstream comprehensive schools entered (a) no pupils, (b) fewer than 5% of pupils, (c) fewer than 10% of pupils and (d) fewer than 25% of...

      Ministerial Meetings

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

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to increase sexual awareness among pupils in schools.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department and its associated public bodies have spent on the provision of sex and relationship education in each year since 2001.

      Play Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what plans he has for the future of the Play Strategy issued by his Department's predecessor in 2008; (2) what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on plans to increase the number of universities offering...

      Postgraduate Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of universities which will charge £9,000 for PGCE courses in core subjects within the English...

      Primary Education: Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to reduce the (a) staff training requirements and (b) administrative burdens associated with running a holiday play scheme under...

      Public Service: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the potential future cost to public services in Bolton borough of the change in his Department's funding for early...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which schools are switching to small examination boards in certain subjects.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the potential effects of allowing schools to determine whether or not to commission professional careers...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the merits of developing commissioning guidance for head teachers on support for children with speech, language and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the special educational needs Green Paper, paragraph 7, page 5, what the evidential basis is for the bias identified by his...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to ensure (a) consistency of quality and (b) affordability of provision for children with (i) special educational needs and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice will include a child's right to a named and trained senior person in each school...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to including in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice a (a) report for parents to challenge the special...

      Special Educational Needs: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on (a) diagnosis of and (b) educational support for children with dyslexia in each of the last five years; what...

      Special Educational Needs: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has assessed the role of (a) vision control problems and (b) eye convergence difficulties in causing reading problems; and if he...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of providing individual pupil funding for children with special educational needs.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department provides to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools on enterprise teaching.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the viability of higher education institutions of a move to school-based initial teacher training.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Air Travel

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

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Board of Film Classification: Videos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to implement recommendation 4 of the Bailey Review relating to the exemption of music videos from statutory...

    • Sky TV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on subscriptions to Sky TV since May 2010.

      Carbon Emissions

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

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many meetings officials of his Department have had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport 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 Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) how many people have been (a) recruited to and (b) made redundant from (i) his Department and (ii) each non-departmental...

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on ministerial photo shoots and videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many procurement contracts his Department has awarded to small businesses since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of procurement contracts offered by his Department have been advertised on the Contracts Finder website since...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport 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 Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport 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 Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many regulations that impose costs on businesses his Department (a) introduced and (b) removed in the six months prior to...

      Business Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport 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 Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport 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 Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will consider keeping data on the number of times (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have declined a request for...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport 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...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what training was provided.

      Lotteries: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has discussed with representatives of operators of charity lotteries their contribution to the big society initiative.

      Lotteries: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what steps his Department plans to take to support a more competitive environment for charity lotteries; (2) if he will...

      Lotteries: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will meet representatives from (a) the Lotteries Council, (b) the Hospice Lotteries Association and (c) the People's...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether officials of his Department have had recent discussions with the Rural Communities Policy Unit in the Department for...

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps the Government is taking to increase female participation in (a) individual and (b) team sports at (i) junior and...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the economic state of the tourism sectors in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Welsh Ministers on (a) joint ventures and (b) other tourism promotion measures; and if he...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what funding he has allocated for the promotion of tourism in (a) Yorkshire and (b) England in 2011-12.

      UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much was (a) invested in and (b) received as revenue from each profitable film that was (i) wholly and (ii) partly funded...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colombia: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his counterpart in Colombia on potential levels of population displacement in connection...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings officials of his Department have had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the...

      Cyprus: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Turkish Cypriot authorities regarding the recent shooting at the offices of the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on diplomatic relations with Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1029W, on departmental carbon emissions, whether the sources of...

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Embassies: St David's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British embassies held St David’s day celebrations in each of the last five years; and how many are planning...

      Eritrea: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the extent of religious freedom in Eritrea; and what representations his Department has...

      India: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the time taken to issue visas to UK nationals for visits to India.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contingency arrangements are in place for the establishment of a new administration in Libya.

      Oil: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with other oil-producing countries to increase the production of oil.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish the legal advice he received concerning the use of private security companies on UK commercial shipping off...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether (a) the British high commissioner and (b) official staff of the High Commission met the Secretary of State for...

      UN Environment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on proposals to enhance the status of the UN Environment Programme within the UN.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what sources of income the Child Support Agency classifies as protected earnings.

    • Child Support Agency: Absent Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what powers the Child Support Agency has to pursue self-employed absent parents (a) in and (b) outside the UK; and what assessment he has made...

      Child Support Agency: Absent Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what powers the Child Support Agency has to verify the income of self-employed absent parents.

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission's Survey of Child Maintenance Options Outcomes, March 2011, if he will apply...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average cost per case and (b) total cost was of enforcement action used by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission by...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission's Survey of Child Maintenance Options Outcomes, March 2011, if he will apply...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the statement on the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission website that Child Maintenance Options helps over 100,000...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to section 20 of the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008, what progress he has made in carrying out a pilot...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Child Support Agency classifies a war disablement pension as assessable income in calculating child maintenance liability.

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many child maintenance agreements have been enforced by the Child Support Agency through deduction of earnings orders in each of the...

      Child Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deduction of earnings orders will be kept in place (a) during the migration of cases to the new child maintenance system and (b) until...

      Departmental Business Regulation

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

      Departmental Business Regulation

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

      Departmental Business Regulation

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reliability of the assessment procedures to be used in his proposed reform of disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department issues on the backdating of disability living allowance claims; and whether any review of such guidelines is planned.

      Remploy: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the board of Remploy did not undertake a consultation before advertising for a paid non-executive director; and if he will...

      Remploy: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish a list of expenses claimed by Remploy directors in the last financial year by (a) director and (b) type of expense; and what...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from which locations welfare and employment benefits are (a) administered and (b) processed by his Department.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to address monopolies in agricultural markets.

    • Agriculture: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on wage levels in farming communities.

      Agriculture: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to increase the number of young people pursuing a career in agriculture.

      Animal Welfare: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings she has had with animal welfare charities since her appointment; and what matters were discussed at each...

      Animal Welfare: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's policy is on the export via UK ports of live animals for slaughter and fattening.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the size of the badger population in each local authority area in England in each of the last five years.

      Biotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to promote innovation in the biotechnology sector for the purposes of enhancing food security.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the number of incidents of bovine tuberculosis in (a) each local authority area in England and (b) each...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of the cattle slaughtered during (a) 2009 and (b) 2010 as a result of bovine tuberculosis testing subsequently...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of scientific advice on the effectiveness of a badger cull in reducing rates of bovine...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date she expects the oral vaccine against tuberculosis in badgers to be available; and if she will make a statement.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial support her Department plans to provide towards research and development of vaccines against tuberculosis in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial support her Department has provided for research and development of vaccines against tuberculosis in (a)...

      Carbon Emissions: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright) of 27 October 2010, Official Report, column 319W, when...

      Carbon Emissions: Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department is supporting on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cattle.

      Crops: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what programmes to develop drought-resistant or tolerant crops are being funded by her Department.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effects on the dairy sector of the implementation of the provisions of the...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations her Department introduced between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011; and what the estimated costs of...

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the number of molosser dogs in the UK.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions her Department has had with the European Commission on the matching criteria for Leader funding.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements her Department has in place for the transition of Leader funding applications from regional development...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent meetings she has had with ministerial colleagues to discuss threats to UK food security.

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the elimination of export bans of foodstuffs.

      Forestry Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Forestry Commission staff at each payband work in its offices at (a) Coleford, (b) Mamhead, (c) Wendover, (d)...

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funds her Department has received under Heading 1 of the EU Budget in respect of the decontamination of brownfield sites...

      Rural Development Programme: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements are in place to ensure the use of funding available to Yorkshire and the Humber under the Rural Development...

      Stray Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities in England are under a statutory requirement to provide a stray dog service.

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures her Department has taken in response to infestations of trees and woodlands; what measures have been taken in...

      Wildlife: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) options she has considered and (b) steps she plans to take to give effect to the resolution of the House of 23 June...

  • Prime Minister

    • Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister which company conducted the background check on Mr Andy Coulson prior to his appointment as Director of Communications.

    • Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he or any member of his staff have had any discussions with Mr Andy Coulson regarding the evidence given by Mr Coulson in the case of Thomas Sheridan at Glasgow...

      Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister whether Mr Andrew Coulson made any declaration of conflict of interest under paragraph 15B of the Model Contract for Special Advisers.

      Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister what period of notice Mr Andrew Coulson gave before he left employment in 10 Downing Street.

      Andrew Coulson

      To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the level of compliance with paragraph 15E of the Model Contract for Special Advisers in the case of Mr Andrew Coulson.

      Media Ownership

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date his Chief of Staff informed the Home Office about the alleged involvement of the News of the World with criminals.

      Media Ownership

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether he has discussed News Corporation's proposed acquisition of BSkyB with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport between 23 December...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister (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 the number of times he has declined...

  • International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes funded by his Department support the empowerment of women in Democratic Republic of Congo; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Overseas Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which countries his Department has a permanent presence.

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 International Development 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...

      Developing Countries: Cotton

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the statement on cotton issued by the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States on 27 January 2010.

      National Security Council

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

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received on placing his Department's budget on a statutory footing.

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid he plans to give to Pakistan in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      UN Women: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 348W, on UN Women, if he will consider increasing the annual...

  • Transport

    • Akhona Geveza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has taken steps to investigate the death of the maritime cadet Akhona Geveza on the UK-registered vessel Safmarine Kariba on 24...

    • Departmental Photographs

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what strategic framework his Department has developed for the delivery of its core functions during the comprehensive spending review period.

      Exports: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if his Department will commission research to examine the UK's capacity to export biofuel overseas; and if he will make a statement.

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of trends in modal shift between road freight and rail freight (a) in each year since the introduction of the Mode Shift...

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Mode Shift Revenue Support Grant in encouraging modal shift of freight.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the implications of the findings of the report on the productive use of rail travel time and value of travel time...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had on the construction of (a) stations, (b) trains and (c) track for the High Speed 2 network; and which companies have...

      Liverpool Cruise Terminal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the consultation document on the proposal to remove objections to lifting a grant condition regarding the use of the City of...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what (a) meetings and (b) other engagements (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department had with Mr Andy Coulson (A) between 12 May...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the EU Transport Commissioner on the harmonisation of port entry and clearance formalities across the EU.

      Ports: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what work his Department has undertaken on improving intermodal connectivity between deep-sea ports and the rail freight network.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the report on The productive use of rail travel time and value of travel time saving for travellers in the course of...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department is taking steps to implement the recommendation of the final independent report of the Rail Value for Money Study that...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress his Department has made towards implementing the Technical Specification for Interoperability for Persons of Reduced Mobility on (a)...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the affordability of regulated rail fares following the introduction of the RPI plus 3% formula.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on whether ticket machines offer all tickets offered for sale by train operating companies,...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) with reference to the recommendations of the final independent report of the Rail Value for Money Study, whether he plans to work with Transport...

      Railways: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what process will be followed to transfer planning applications affecting the rail network under consideration by the Infrastructure Planning...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the data on train punctuality over each relevant period submitted to his Department by each train operating company participating in...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of (a) staff and (b) external consultants involved in rolling stock procurement in each year since 2004.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials responsible for rolling stock procurement have received a salary greater than that of the Prime Minister in each year since 2004.

      Severn River Crossings: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to end tolls on the Severn Crossings.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date bidders for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project submitted their final prices.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any additional criteria were added to assess (a) bidders and (b) bids for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project between 31 April 2008 and the...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes to the weighting of criteria for the assessment of (a) bidders and (b) bids for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project were made between 31...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on consultants to evaluate the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project to date.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he requested changes to the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project following the review which he reported to the House on 25 November 2010.

      Thameslink: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department assessed the effect on Bombardier's ability to (a) complete existing orders and (b) bid for future new contracts of his decision...

      Third Sector

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

  • Communities and Local Government

    • AssetCo: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the monetary value is of each contract his Department holds with AssetCo or its subsidiaries.

    • Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cannock Chase of 31 January 2011, Official Report, column 526W, on the Audit...

      Audit Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cannock Chase of 1 February 2011, Official Report, column 740W, on the Audit...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was, in real terms, of replacing (a) rates with the community charge and (b) the community...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a list of publications issued by his Department in each of the last three years.

      Gifts and Endowments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what gifts valued below £140 Ministers in his Department received in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2011, Official Report, column 446W, on departmental official hospitality, which of the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the powers of local authorities to raise finance through the issue of municipal bonds; and if he will make...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to tender through Contracts Finder.

      Planning Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to his Department of the Planning Inspectorate was in 2010-11.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 390W, on...

      Third Sector

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

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals involving Gypsy and Traveller site (a) planning applications and (b) enforcement actions Mr Clive...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the name is of each planning inspector who has determined an appeal concerning Gypsy and Traveller sites in each of the...

  • Justice

    • Criminal Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14; and if he will make a statement.

    • Courts: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent assessment is of the projected level of access to justice in rural communities in each of the next four financial years.

      Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to visit the Crown dependencies in the next year.

      Regulation: Guidance

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

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employment tribunal (a) hearings were cancelled by the tribunal, (b) hearings were listed as floaters, (c) hearings were listed within 26 weeks...

      Identification Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the extent to which (a) victims and (b) witnesses of crime participating in a video identification parade are able to...

      Juries: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to raise the age limit for people eligible to serve on juries.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of individuals in receipt of legal aid were (a) under the age of 18 and (b) identified as having a physical or mental disability in the...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 to 24 years were in receipt of civil and family legal aid in respect of each type of justiciable matter...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the provision of support available to alcohol and drug rehabilitation centres in (a) Pendle, (b) Lancashire and (c) England.

    • Conditions of Employment

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

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the level of tooth decay in children aged (a) five to 12 years and (b) 12 to 15 years old in Peterborough constituency; and...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Regulation: Guidance

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (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 the number of times...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure equity between regions in provision of treatment for hepatitis C.

      IVF: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will assess the compliance of Nottinghamshire Primary Care Trust with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on...

      Landfill: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has commissioned on potential health risks to children living in close proximity to landfill sites.

      Naloxone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans to make Naloxone available on the NHS.

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foreign-trained nurses are working in hospitals in England.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing training places were provided in each region in academic year 2010-11; and how many such places will be provided in 2011-12.

      Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the tariff price for specialist orthopaedic operations.

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department collects information on the number of out-patient clinics that are cancelled by hospital consultants within six weeks of their...

      Palliative Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on palliative care in each year since 2005-06.

      Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from patients who pay for private hospital treatment for the purposes of avoiding the risk of acquiring a...

      Public Health England: Speech Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps Public Health England will take to use speech and language therapists to improve educational and employment outcomes.

      Rural Areas

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

      Southern Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to providing additional resources to the Care Quality Commission to take steps to ensure standards are met in care homes...

      Southern Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process will be followed to ensure that landlords who purchase former Southern Cross care homes are (a) fit to operate the homes and (b) financially...

      Southern Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Care Quality Commission on the registrations it will be required to undertake following the collapse of Southern Cross.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate last inspected premises for beagles at Harlan Wyton; and what the outcome was of that...

    • Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animals were used in procedures regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland in 2010.

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many regulated procedures were carried out under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland in 2010.

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) mice, (b) rats, (c) guinea pigs, (d) hamsters, (e) rabbits, (f) horses and other equids, (g) sheep, (h) pigs, (i) birds, (j)...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, which were conducted in Scotland in 2010, was...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of procedures regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, which were carried out in Scotland, was conducted...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) genetically modified animals and (b) animals with a harmful genetic defect were used in regulated procedures conducted in...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, which were conducted in Scotland in 2010, was...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the costs to police authorities of implementing a badger cull; and what advice her Department has received from...

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the UK Borders Agency takes when a facial recognition machine fails to operate.

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the comparative (a) cost effectiveness and (b) effectiveness of (i) facial recognition equipment and (ii) UK...

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many errors in facial recognition equipment operated by her Department have been reported since its introduction.

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is given to staff of her Department on the steps to take in the event of a facial recognition equipment failure at border...

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who within her Department is accountable for the performance of facial recognition machines used by her Department.

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to assess the effectiveness of the introduction of facial recognition equipment for border security and...

      Public Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department takes to ensure public protests are carried out in a safe and peaceful manner.

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Regulation: Guidance

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

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what oversight mechanisms are in place to ensure that enforced removals from the UK are monitored by an independent body.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2011, Official Report, columns 275-6W, on entry clearances: overseas students, (1) how many of the...

      Immigration Controls: Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of employing immigration and customs staff at (a) Ebbsfleet International station and (b) Ashford International station in...

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of trends in the use of khat in the last 10 years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Immigration plans to reply to the letter of 23 May 2011 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letters of 4 May and 20 June 2011 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay regarding a constituent, Mr...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 30 March 2011 on behalf of the constituent of the hon. Member for Workington, Mr N. Hebert.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letters from the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Banffshire and Buchan Coast of 25 February and 10 May...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the interim reply to the hon. Member for Walsall North of 27 June 2011, ref M10105.11, when the hon. Member for Walsall...

      Police: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many non-uniformed staff in each police authority area have been (a) made redundant, (b) required to reapply for their position and...

      Police: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will introduce an annual basic fitness test for police officers.

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in each police authority in Wales in each of the last five years; and what the planned complement was in...

      Private Detectives: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures govern the supervision and regulation of the private investigation industry.

      Private Investigators: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what licensing regime applies to private investigators.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of scrap metal theft.

      UK Border Agency: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints the UK Border Agency has received on breaches of data protection from (a) UK residents, (b) persons held in detention and...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many people started an apprenticeship in the first nine months of academic year (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2010-11 in each...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people started an apprenticeship in each parliamentary constituency in England in the latest year for which figures are...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the factors contributing to the difference in the number of (a) additional 25+ apprenticeship...

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage more women and girls to take up apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering and...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has considered advertising his Department's business growth initiatives on documentation issued by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Apprentices

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

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 404W, on departmental offices, what the location is of each of...

      Further Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has provided guidance to further education colleges on pay restraint for (a) employees and (b) executives.

      High Street Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) on what dates meetings with (a) micro businesses, (b) small businesses and (c) medium-sized businesses (i) have taken and...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the prospects for the UK automotive industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Overseas Trade: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with his US counterparts on trade restrictions in Sudan.

      Regional Development Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will list for each regional development agency (RDA), all previously approved projects that have since been halted or...

      Retail Trade: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress he has made in developing a retail code of practice on retailing to children; what recent discussions he has had...

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what savings he expects to achieve from the planned reduction in the Skills Funding Agency's budget.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings took place between Ministers in his Department and Ministers in the Department for Transport to discuss the bids...

      Vocational Training: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) serious injuries and (b) fatalities of learners placed on courses or apprenticeships were reported by the Skills...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Artists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many official war artists have been attached to military units based in Afghanistan since 2003.

    • Armed Forces: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on arrangements for the repatriation of deceased servicemen and women via Brize Norton; and if he will make a statement.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department receives any financial contributions from the United States for use of the sovereign bases in Cyprus.

      Defence: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has made an assessment of the impact of the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the number of people employed in the defence industry.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the monetary value was of urgent operational requirements made by each of the armed forces in each of the last five years; (2) how much was...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Defence 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 Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on (a) rail, (b) road and (c) air travel by staff of the Met Office in the last 12 months.

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Harrier aircraft had the capability to carry (a) Brimstone and (b) Storm Shadow missiles on 12 May 2011.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the cost to his Department of Joint Strike Fighter per aircraft; and when he expects the aircraft to be delivered.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service personnel have been operating in the (a) landmass, (b) airspace and (c) territorial waters of Libya on each day since 18 March...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel at each rank in each service have been operating within the landmass, airspace and territorial waters of Libya consistent with...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost has been of extending eligibility for the operational allowance to service personnel operating within the landmass, airspace and...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have participated in Operation Ellamy since 18 March 2011; and how many are presently participating in the operation.

      Ministerial Meetings

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

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his French and Italian counterparts on the deployment of military personnel on commercial shipping transiting through...

      Radioactive Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department project increases in aerial and liquid discharges of tritium from the defence sector in the UK Strategy for Radioactive...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings he had in an official capacity during his visit to Sri Lanka in July 2011.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he consulted ministerial colleagues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office prior to his visit to Sri Lanka in July 2011.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he promoted British foreign policy objectives during his recent visit to Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he had discussions in an official capacity on (a) defence industry sales and (b) war crimes allegations concerning the Sri Lankan army during his...

      United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the benefit arrangements are of the non-executive directors of the (a) Met Office and (b) Hydrographic Office.

      United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on air travel by class of travel by staff at the Hydrographic Office in the last 12 months.

      United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff at the (a) Met Office and (b) Hydrographic Office are entitled to use official cars.

      United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on hotel accommodation for staff of the (a) Met Office and (b) Hydrographic Office in the last 12 months.

      United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on (a) rail, (b) road and (c) air travel by staff of the Hydrographic Office in the last 12 months.

  • House of Lords

    • 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the lack of...

    • Alisha Thomas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the public domain Coroner Roger Whittaker's report on the death of Alesha Thomas in 2009.

      Animals: Scientific Procedures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing each of the 16 recommendations of the Weatherall Report, published in 2006, on the use of non-human primates in...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage (a) young people to enter further education, and (b) the availability of apprenticeships.

      Armed Forces: Medals

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

      Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the numbers of (a) officers, and (b) other ranks, serving in each of the Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force, on 1 April in (1) 1980, (2) 1990,...

      Arms Export Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why, in their response to the First Report of the House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls, 2010-12, they have declined to support the introduction of...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the current welfare and whereabouts of Dr Al Singace, who has been in detention in Bahrain.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 4 July (WA 2) concerning Project Merlin, whether the commitment and obligations are made and accepted by HSBC...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 July (WA 89), what are the tools available to hold the banks to the published lending commitments they made...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the conclusion of the Bank for International Settlements that the current proposals under Solvency II are likely to have a significant...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which body will determine the activities in which a ring-fenced retail bank can engage under the interim proposals made by the Independent Commission on Banking.

      Banking: European Central Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the extent of the United Kingdom's exposure in the event of a failure of the European Central Bank.

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 July (WA 90), whether they will ask the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to cease pressing those...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 11 July (WA 123), whether they have extrapolated and accumulated the amounts so far recovered from each of the...

      Banks: Stress Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Services Authority was fully consulted at all stages on the 2011 bank stress tests conducted by the European Banking Authority; and whether...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many citizens of other European Union countries have claimed welfare benefits from their own country of origin while residing in the United Kingdom.

      Bilderberg Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 28 June (WA 404) concerning the attendance of the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Bilderberg conference on...

      BSkyB

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether discussions between the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and News Corporation in connection with a possible bid for BSkyB have prejudiced...

      BSkyB

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any legal impediments which would prevent the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport delaying for a year his decision on News...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of displaced people in Burma's Kachin State following the ending of the cease-fire agreement between the Burmese Army...

      Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enable viable firms to remain in business during the collection of revenues from the small and medium-sized business sector from HM...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in response to the recommendation by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on "descent-based discrimination" in the United...

      Clostridium Sordelli

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many diagnosed cases of Clostridium sordelli there were each year since 2005; and how many deaths have resulted from the infection, broken down by patient age,...

      Clostridium Sordelli

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, since 2005, what medical treatment was undertaken on patients within (a) 7 days, (b) 14 days, (c) 21 days, and (d) 28 days prior to their diagnosis of Clostridium...

      Cornwall: Stannary Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their relationship with the Stannary Parliament in Cornwall.

      Cornwall: Stannary Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Tankerness on 11 July (WA 119), what role stannary law plays in Cornwall, in the light of the primacy of law...

      Corruption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, following the Transparency International report of 15 June Corruption in the UK, of corruption in (a) central government, and (b)...

      Diplomatic Immunity: Serious Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign nationals, listed by home country, suspected of serious criminal offences claimed diplomatic immunity to avoid arrest and charge in the...

      Diplomatic Immunity: Serious Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is the practice to rescind the credentials of those diplomatic staff and their named relatives who claim immunity to avoid arrest and charge on...

      Driving: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted last year of offences which included using a mobile phone while driving.

      Economy: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 July (WA 95), whether their consultation paper Rebalancing the Northern Ireland Economy was made known to any...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 June 2010 (WA 184), how many cybrid embryos have been generated with eggs from non-human species in total...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each year since 2003, how many (a) applications were made, and (b) licences were issued, for tissue typing; and for which diseases the licence applications...

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the rated capacity for electricity generation from onshore and offshore wind at the beginning of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

      Energy: Gas Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the gas industry funds safety awareness programmes embracing the risk of carbon monoxide deaths and injuries. To ask Her...

      EU: Coastguard Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals for a European Union coastguard service; whether such proposals would involve a transfer of competence to the European...

      EU: Flag and Logo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the proposition by the Rapporteur of the European Parliament's Culture, Sport and Education Committee that the European Union Flag...

      EU: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish in one document details of all the regulations, directives and other agreements they have made with the European Union since May 2010...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to collate statistics on the levels of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there have been no prosecutions for Female Genital Mutilation in the United Kingdom; and what discussions they have held with officials from other countries...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who, other than general practitioners, will be responsible for commissioning Female Genital Mutilation Services under their proposals for reform of the National...

      Finance: Collateral Transformation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether collateral transformation poses an added risk to financial systems; and whether steps will be taken to collect and publish data and enhance transparency in...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what submissions they intend to make to the European Commission concerning the proposed Investor Compensation Schemes Directive; and when they expect the new...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is permissible to have separate shotgun and firearms licences in England, Scotland and Wales. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an applicant can...

      First World War: Pardons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the issuing of pardons to those former members of the Irish army who...

      Government Departments: Hampton Principles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which government departments the Hampton Principles apply.

      Government Departments: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a consistent set of metrics within government departments tasked with carrying out marketing activities, in order that the impact of marketing...

      Government Departments: Regulators Compliance Code

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Regulators Compliance Code for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been amended since June 2008; and, if so, how.

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 23 June (WA 334-6), what was the reasoning for terminating the research "Evaluation of serious organised...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they collate on the proportion of the workforces based in (a) the United Kingdom, and (b) overseas, for the top 20 companies based in the United Kingdom.

      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 "minimising medicine use in organic dairy herds...

      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 "UK eutrophying and acidifying atmospheric...

      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 "Research into noise and vibration from building...

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the nature and type of information they requested from Google on 1,162 occasions in the six months to 31 December 2010, as detailed in Google's latest...

      Health: Care Assistants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce minimum standards of education for health care assistants.

      Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the European Directive on traditional herbal medicinal products, herbal products will still be allowed to be sold in the United Kingdom as...

      Health: Donor Organs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any human organs have been imported from China since (a) 2000, and (b) 2006; if so, how many and of what type; and whether checks were made in all cases to...

      Health: Reciprocal Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 July (WA 10), why no payments were made to the United Kingdom in the last three years for European Union nationals...

      Horn of Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will put in place to ensure that the money spent through the United Nations World Food Programme in the Horn of Africa goes to where it is most...

      Horn of Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the head of the United Nations World Food Programme about emergency food distribution in the Horn of Africa.

      House of Lords: IT

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will make netbooks available as an alternative to laptops for Members.

      House of Lords: Work Experience

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether the House of Lords Administration will increase the number of work experience placements offered within the House of Lords.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the United Kingdom representative at the 115th meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe did not raise or discuss the question of the...

      Hunting Ban

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted last year of breaching the hunting ban.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 6 July (WA 78), (a) what is the evidence from economic literature that, in the absence of non-European Union...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake a review of the ways in which private security companies carry out enforced removals of individuals from the United Kingdom, in the...

      Independent Commission on Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Independent Banking Commission will be required to support its recommendations by a full cost-benefit analysis; and whether it will examine the...

      India: Commonwealth Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist British companies who are yet to receive payment from the Government of India for contracts relating to the 2010 Commonwealth...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further reports they have received from the Israeli and Palestinian authorities on (a) the treatment, and (b) the condition of incarceration, of child...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact on the provision of free and reliable legal advice on immigration and refugee issues of the entry into administration of the...

      Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received that the Government of Malawi purchased an executive jet for the President of Malawi while receiving budget support from the...

      Media: News International Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review whether to continue to buy advertising space from News International.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the discrepancy between the total of national insurance numbers issued and the numbers of active workers or retired people...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 13 July (WA 189), how many of the 63.73 million not-deceased holders of national insurance numbers have been in...

      National Probation Service: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any probation officers in England and Wales have been trained in the use of the domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour based violence risk model.

      National Research Ethics Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will lay before Parliament regulations to establish the Special Health Authority to accommodate the National Research Ethics Service; and when it will be...

      News International Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask HM Revenue and Customs to investigate whether News International has made ineligible claims for tax deductible payments.

      NHS: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to recover the unpaid sums due to the National Health Service for the treatment of European Union Nationals.

      NHS: Medical Training Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doctors from Sub-Saharan Africa are currently receiving training in the United Kingdom as part of the Medical Training Initiative for international doctors.

      NHS: Medical Training Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on doctors from Sub-Saharan Africa who are receiving training in this country of the decision to restrict their stay...

      Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 19 May (WA 362) concerning the use of taxis by the staff of the Northern Ireland Office, under what...

      Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Shutt of Greetland on 6 June (WA 52) concerning a taxi journey from home to work by a member of the staff of the Northern...

      Ofcom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which government department is the sponsoring department for Ofcom.

      Ofcom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in each of the last eight years Ofcom has carried out fit and proper reviews.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 July (WA 22), when Ministers will agree the principles of the Government's ticket allocation for...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 July (WA 22), how many of the tickets that have been allocated to the Government for the 2012...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 5 July (WA 48), how many tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games will be reserved for International...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 (WA 22), whether they will publish a full list of all business leaders allocated tickets for the...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 4 July (WA 22), whether the domestic political leaders allocated tickets for the 2012 Olympic Games...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided in the last 12 months to schools under the Palestinian jurisdiction.

      Peru

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they provided to population control programmes operating in Peru between 1996 and 1998.

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what name the database on which police keep records of domestic extremists is known to the Association of Chief Police Officers; and what discussions have been...

      Police: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures police forces in England and Wales use in assessing risk in domestic abuse, stalking and harassment and honour based violence cases. To ask Her...

      Police: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence Risk Model is used as an accredited training package in the light...

      Prison Service: Corruption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what anti-corruption measures and procedures are currently in place in the prison service; and what is their estimate of the level of corruption in the prison service.

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 21 March (WA 123), which Council of Europe countries do not permit prisoners to vote; of those that...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide an analysis of the non-identifiable spending over the past five years on recreation, culture and religion as summarised in table 9.12 of...

      Public Sector: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the finding in the Chartered Institute of Marketing white paper on public sector marketing that to bring about positive behaviour, change...

      Railways: Intercity Express and Electrification

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

      Railways: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much theft of railway cable has increased in the past six years; what effect this has had on the safety, performance and costs of the railway; and what...

      Railways: Train Design

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the award of the new intercity trains contract to Hitachi, how many jobs created (a) in Newton Aycliffe, and (b) overseas, will be for (1) skilled...

      Railways: Train Design

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any discussions took place with, and any concessions were offered by, the Government of Japan during negotiations with Hitachi regarding the new intercity...

      Railways: Waterloo International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring Waterloo International station back into use for passengers.

      Schools: Streaming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest data obtained by Ofsted on the extent of setting and streaming in schools, broken down by subject and year group; and what guidance on setting...

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Howell of Guildford on 29 June (Official Report, col. 1758) "that armed guards on UK registered vessels would be technically...

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alleged pirate vessels have been intercepted during anti-piracy operations off Somalia by the Royal Navy; how many have been returned to the alleged...

      Shipping: Towing Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Stornoway and Lerwick based emergency towing vessels will be withdrawn in September; and, if so, what alternative arrangements have been put in place...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted last year of breaching the smoking ban.

      Social Care: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources could be made available to improve the funding of adult social care by (a) withdrawing all free television licences for elderly persons; (b)...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current food security situation in South Sudan and the extent to which those shortages have arisen from drought or conflict.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the United Nations Mission in Sudan during recent violence.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that violence in Sudan has driven tens of thousands of civilians into hiding in the Nuba Mountains; and what steps they...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what ways United Nations Security Council Resolution 1590, requiring "particular attention" to be given to the "protection of vulnerable groups including...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they raised concerns about the military build-up of Sudanese Government troops and vehicles in a camp at Kadugli, immediately adjacent to the United...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought a witness statement from the Bishop of Kadugli regarding allegations concerning the role of United Nations peacekeepers in the killing of...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the United Nations peacekeepers in Sudan were selected; what role the Government of Sudan played in selecting those United Nations peacekeepers; and whether...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (a) United Nations' and local estimates of the numbers of people displaced in Darfur between January and April of this year; and...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received about the humanitarian crisis facing displaced people in Darfur and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 11 May (WA 246), whether there is any further news of Ms Hassan; and whether they have received any...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses HM Revenue and Customs has put into administration during 2010 and 2011 following its attempts to collect taxes due.

      Taxation: Corporation Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many submissions on devolving corporation tax were made to the HM Treasury consultation on Rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy by the original closing...

      Transport: Public Address Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they publish about the clarity of public address systems on modes of transport.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands regarding the new draft constitution; and what have been the results of those...

      Vehicles: Articulated Trucks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what new size of articulated trucks they plan to propose permitting on British roads.

      Vehicles: Lorry Semi-trailers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the European Commission about their proposal for permitting longer semi-trailers of up to 2.05 metres on British roads and...

      Vehicles: Lorry Semi-trailers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make a decision about the proposed new size of articulated trucks permitted on British roads.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of current visa requirements for short-term visitors on foreign artists, photographers and musicians seeking entry to...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 6 July (WA 86), where an employer has agreed a scale rent dispensation with HM Revenue and Customs to...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the outsourcing companies Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys and Cognizant Technology Services, when seconding workers to the United Kingdom and...

      Young People: Politics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will encourage young people to vote, particularly those who have not expressed any interest in politics.

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