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Written answers

Monday, 5 September 2011

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Members: Allowances

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

    • Members: Allowances

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

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Leader of the House how many senior civil servants in his Office at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or KPMG immediately prior to taking up...

    • Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Leader of the House how many letters he received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his Office has spent on hospitality for staff since May 2010.

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his Office has spent on Ministerial photoshoots and videos since May 2010.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his Office has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his Office has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the training was for.

      Members: Pensions

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will publish a list of the meetings he has held with representatives of each political party represented in the House of Commons on proposed changes to the...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Leader of the House what (a) charities and (b) voluntary organisations he has visited in an official capacity since 12 May 2010.

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet: Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister how many political cabinet meetings have taken place at Chequers since May 2010.

    • Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister how many letters his Office received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party was refused by (a) the Prime Minister directly and (b) officials on behalf of the...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister what meetings he has had with (a) social workers, (b) teachers, (c) nurses, (d) doctors, (e) police officers and (f) business leaders since May 2010.

      Human Rights: China

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese Delegation to the UK on the issue of (a) religious discrimination and (b) human rights.

      Malaysia: Elections

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he had with the Prime Minister of Malaysia on electoral reform and the right to demonstrate in that country.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many meetings he has had with the National Security Adviser since the creation of the National Security Council; (2) what role and responsibilities he has in...

      Taxation: European Union

      To ask the Prime Minister whether any proposal to introduce Europe-wide taxation measures for the purposes of raising resources for the EU would be subject to a referendum.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Prime Minister what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation he has visited since 12 May 2010.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what property has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his office in the last 12 months; and what the cost of replacement was.

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will consider keeping data on the number of times he has declined a request for a meeting from an hon. Member of each political party.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many meetings he has had with the National Security Adviser since the creation of the National Security Council.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Surplus Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to put into productive use empty and surplus property.

    • Surplus Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has considered taking steps to ensure better use of surplus holiday homes.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to protect the green belt.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of the increase in the rate of VAT on housing associations wishing to build...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1143W, whether the sources of low-carbon energy generation to be...

      Departmental Apprentices

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

      Departmental Apprentices

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what late payments to contractors his Department has made between June 2007 and May 2010; and what the total cost to the public...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of (a) cars leased by his Department to staff and (b) ministerial chauffeurs between June...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on entertaining in each financial year since 2007-08.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated saving to the public purse was from lower staff wage costs arising from industrial action by staff of his...

      Departmental Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on photo shoots and videos involving Ministers since May 2010.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of stationery purchased by his Department between June 2007 and May 2010.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) date, (b) location, (c) number of attendees and (d) cost to the public purse was for each (i) away day and (ii)...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce the next round of local enterprise zones.

      Fire Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects on physical requirements of firefighters of setting the retirement age at 60; and if...

      Fire Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of each control centre constructed under the FiReControl project in the last six months;...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of front-line jobs in fire services which are expected to be lost in addition to those...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the (a) assets and (b) long-term liabilities are of the (i) Firefighters' Pension Scheme and (ii) New Firefighters'...

      Gifts and Endowments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2011, Official Report, column 449W, on gifts and endowments, (a) what the name is of each...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) date of purchase, (b) amount, (c) supplier and (d) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry was of each transaction...

      Homelessness: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1000W, on homelessness: social rented housing, how much and what...

      Homelessness: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the likely number of homeless people in Liverpool, Walton constituency in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014.

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many young people aged between 16 and 18 became homeless in each of the last five years; and what proportion of these young...

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with (a) representatives of the house building industry and (b) the Office of Fair Trading on...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to the funding of (a) fire and police services and (b) other risk-based services within his...

      Local Government: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff were employed by local authorities in England in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have granted hardship relief to local businesses in the last four years; and for how long a period in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was due to be collected in uniform business rates in each billing authority area in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2010-11.

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the impact on speculative property development of the decision to reduce the empty property rates...

      Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has any plans to revise the definition of overcrowding for the purposes of the Housing Act 1985.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what standards will be applied to (a) transport statements, (b) transport assessments and (c) travel plans under draft version 4...

      Planning Permission: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to support high streets through the planning system.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to develop (a) a national strategy and (b) regional strategies for access to affordable family housing...

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the quality of accommodation in the private rented sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account housing allocations in local development frameworks will take of windfall developments.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to issue guidelines to local authorities on the development of local tenancy strategies.

      Social Rented Housing: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to give greater priority to military veterans on waiting lists for social housing.

      Social Rented Housing: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals who were not British citizens were allocated social housing under the choice-based lettings system by...

      Travellers: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many temporary permissions for Gypsy and Traveller sites have been granted by the Planning Inspectorate since 1997; and how...

  • Scotland

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and (b) Scottish Ministers on (i) the rise in the number of female...

    • Phone Hacking Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with Scottish Ministers on Scottish Government co-operation with the judicial inquiry into phone hacking and allegations of...

  • Northern Ireland

    • British Sky Broadcasting

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

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many senior civil servants in his Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or KPMG...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

  • Public Accounts Commission

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (a) has been spent on and (b) is to be used to pay health worker salaries in that...

    • Afghanistan: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to support the Government of Afghanistan to (a) fill its national health worker gap and (b)...

      Afghanistan: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to support the Government of Afghanistan in delivering (a) health care and (b) other basic services.

      Afghanistan: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) maternal, (b) newborn and (c) child mortality rates in Afghanistan.

      Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the potential returns from investment in smallholder agriculture in Africa as a means of...

      Africa: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to increase the number of girls going to school in Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      British Sky Broadcasting

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

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1113W, on departmental carbon emissions, whether the sources of...

      Departmental Dismissal

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the policy of his Department is on the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support he is giving to girls in developing countries to ensure that they have the same level of access to education as boys.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's development support on education (a) in Sierra Leone, (b) of girls in...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the opportunities to support the empowerment of women through his Department's Private Sector Department.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the contribution of the CDC business plan to addressing gender disparities in developing countries; and...

      Ethiopia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many additional (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) midwives and (d) other health workers his Department estimates will be required in...

      Ethiopia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that health workers are deployed to the parts of Ethiopia identified as being in greatest...

      Liberia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of health workers required in Liberia to achieve the objectives of its operational...

      Liberia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that health workers are deployed to the parts of Liberia in greatest need.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports on post-conflict planning in Libya have been produced by the Stabilisation Unit.

      Maldives: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to help the Government of the Maldives to promote economic growth in that country.

      Maldives: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money was contributed to the Maldives from his Department's budget in 2010-11; and how much he plans to contribute to the...

      Maputo Declaration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations his Department has made to African governments on implementation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific...

      National Security Council

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

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost was of his Department's systematic reviews into the effectiveness of its 10 key policy interventions.

      Sierra Leone: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support he is providing to development in Sierra Leone in 2011-12; and how much support has been allocated to (a) education and...

      Sierra Leone: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what objectives he has set for his Department's support for health sector salaries in Sierra Leone.

      Sierra Leone: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department plans to ensure that health workers are deployed to the parts of Sierra Leone in greatest need.

      Sierra Leone: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many additional health workers his Department estimates will be required in Sierra Leone to achieve the targets in his Department's...

      South Sudan: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to (a) poverty reduction and (b) education programmes in South Sudan.

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is providing for the creation of new jobs in the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to assist in the provision of clean water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Sustainable Development: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will promote international systems for payment for ecosystem services as part of preparatory discussions for the Rio 2012...

      Sustainable Development: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will bring forward proposals to reform the governance of the World Bank to give greater weight to sustainability issues as part...

  • Wales

    • Broadcasting Programmes: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has met (a) Welsh Ministers and (b) the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to discuss the future of Welsh language...

    • Broadcasting Programmes: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has met (a) Welsh Ministers and (b) the Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding the scrutiny of and support required by police...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish data on road transport emissions in 2010.

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what training (a) farmers and (b) landowners will receive to ensure that cull operators are competent to (i) conduct a cull,...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Wildlife Crime Unit on the unlawful persecution of badgers since September 2010; and on...

      Animals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on measures to prevent animal diseases entering the UK; and if she will...

      Animals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking (a) domestically and (b) at EU level to prevent the spread of disease (i) between and (ii) within...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish the names of the independent scientific experts who are to be asked to evaluate the two badger cull...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria she has established for the (a) monitoring and (b) measurement of the effectiveness of the proposed badger cull...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of badgers to be culled (a) per cull area and (b) in total in the next four years.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will publish the advice her Department has received from the Bern Convention Secretariat on the effect of a badger cull.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much a badger cull licence will cost.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will publish the undertakings she has provided to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the funding...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average monetary guarantee groups of farmers and landowners will be required to provide to her Department for the...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the likely reduction of bovine TB levels (a) in cull areas and (b) nationally after (i) four...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what areas her Department plans to use as comparators to assess the local impacts of badger culls.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment her Department has made of the rate of survival of badgers injured but not killed in its previous...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence her Department has assessed of the likely effects of perturbation in conjunction with the practice of free...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department plans to take to ensure the continuity of badger culling under a licensing scheme for the duration...

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals her Department has for vaccination around a badger culling area.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what requirements (a) farmers and (b) landowners will be required to meet in order to receive licences for culling badgers.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans she has to tackle bovine tuberculosis borne by badgers outside culling areas.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Rapid Response Forum of G20 agriculture ministers plans to consider a temporary adjustment of biofuels policies.

      Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many boats with (a) a home mooring licence and (b) a continuous cruising licence have moored on average in (i) the Rivers...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans her Department has for expenditure on research into combating bovine tuberculosis in each of the next four years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects of implementation of her Department's policy on the badger population in England...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what scientific evidence has been made available to her Department on the effects on control of bovine tuberculosis of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the potential differences in the relative magnitude of the change in increased...

      Brown-Tailed Moth Caterpillar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has (a) considered the merits of and (b) assessed the efficacy of nucleopolyhedrovirus as a biological control of...

      Brown-Tailed Moth Caterpillar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effects on agricultural production of the brown-tailed moth caterpillar; and what steps...

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make funding available to Hartlepool borough council to secure coastal defences in the borough of Hartlepool...

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the coastal defences required to ensure that The Headland in the borough of Hartlepool is...

      Cormorants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the number of cormorants which roost and feed inshore; and what steps she (a) has...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many letters her Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) each Government Department auditing the welfare assurance...

      Departmental Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have been (a) recruited and (b) made redundant from (i) her Department and (ii) each non-departmental body...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) her Department and (b) each non-departmental body for which she is responsible has spent on redundancies since...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much her Department has spent on redundancy costs since May 2010.

      Farming Regulation Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when she expects to respond to the recommendations of the Independent Farming Regulation Task Force; (2) what...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the UK fixed quota allocation is held by non-active fishermen.

      Fisheries: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many foreign fishing vessels with historical rights of access have access to the six to 12 nautical miles UK coastal zone.

      Fisheries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will take steps to safeguard the under 10 metre fishing fleet in (a) the North East and (b) Hartlepool; and if she...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will consider encouraging local authority care homes to comply with Government Buying Standards for the public...

      Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she has had with the European Commission on the eligibility for the next programming round of LIFE+ of...

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will bring forward proposals to amend the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 to allow the owner of a port to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to reply to the letters of (a) 24 May 2011 and (b) 22 June 2011 from the Rt. hon. Member for...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of European Commission data on farm gate milk prices in pence per litre in EU member states; and...

      Nature Conservation: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding her Department plans to provide to (a) the Muck In4Life campaign and (b) any other element of the Change4Life...

      Plants: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will put in place measures to improve the protection of indigenous plants from diseases and pests borne on foreign...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in her Department have visited since May 2010.

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to prevent the spread of sudden oak death in English woodlands.

  • Attorney-General

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Attorney-General how many senior civil servants in the Law Officers' Departments at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young, Deloitte or KPMG immediately...

    • Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney-General how many letters the Law Officers' Departments received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Attorney-General how much funding he has allocated to each telephone helpline operated by the Law Officers' Departments in 2011-12; and what the purpose is of each such helpline.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General on what dates the Director of Public Prosecutions has discussed possible prosecutions of police officers or journalists with (a) other staff of the Crown Prosecution...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney-General how many requests to prosecute journalists for offences related to receiving information from police sources the Crown Prosecution Service discussed with the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bahrain: Historic Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the recent demolition of mosques, places of worship and...

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

      British Nationals Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department plans to finalise the new Memorandum of Understanding on the deaths of UK citizens abroad.

      Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to help secure the freedom of political prisoners in Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding he has allocated to each telephone helpline operated by his Department in 2011-12; and what the purpose is of...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department publishes on foreign visits to be undertaken by Ministers of his Department; how much prior...

      Environment Protection: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with his international counterparts on the development of low-carbon technologies.

      European External Action Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on whether climate change and energy security should be a priority for the...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of recent trends in food prices on the development of popular...

      Greece: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request from his Greek counterpart an explanation of the basis in international law for the actions of the Greek...

      Human Rights: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what account the Overseas Business Risk Service will take of the human rights situation in countries upon which the service...

      Iran: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Iranian Government on recent raids on the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education.

      Jerusalem: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the status of Jerusalem as a holy city for all faiths.

      Libya: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of British nationals in Libya.

      Libya: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how he will prioritise the participation of women in any discussion on the future of Libya; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures his Department is taking to identify women's groups and individuals who should participate in any discussion on...

      Libya: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had on developing a country-specific action plan on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 for Libya; and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 14 June 2011 regarding Mr S. Singh.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to secure negotiations for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

      Palestinians: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Israeli Government officials concerning the passage of UK citizens to and from Palestine.

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Israeli Government to ensure that its treatment of Palestinian children in detention in...

      Palestinians: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on discussions with his European counterparts on reaching a common European position on UN...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the conclusions were of the recent Wilton Park conference on religious freedoms across the world.

      Saudi Arabia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made any representations to the government of Saudi Arabia on (a) the deployment in Bahrain of its military...

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is providing to the UN mission in South Sudan.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on judicial independence in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to visit Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the arrest of a British citizen in July 2011 in Sri Lanka in relation to a Channel 4 programme.

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) voice, (b) email and (c) web interceptions were carried out by agencies for which he is responsible in each month...

      Taiwan: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on an economic co-operation agreement between the EU and Taiwan.

      Telephone Answering Machines: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is in relation to the interception of voicemail by agencies for which he is responsible.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Government of Morocco, (b) Government of Algeria and (c) United Nations on the...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

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

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many senior civil servants in the Government Equalities Office at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or...

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many meetings she has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities if she will consider keeping data on the number of times (a) she and (b) officials of the Government Equalities Office have declined a request for a...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff at the Equality and Human Rights Commission were entitled to work (a) full-time as trade union representatives and (b) part-time on...

      Government Equalities Office

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

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation visited by Ministers in the Government Equalities Office since 12 May 2010.

  • Defence

    • 3 Commando Brigade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1215, on French and UK armed forces, what plans he has for the future of 3 Commando...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2011, Official Report, column 52W, on unmanned air vehicles, what information his Department provided to (a) the Prime...

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Ministers from other Government departments (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department met in relation to the RAF basing review; and what the...

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the training value per flying hour of aircraft stationed at (a) RAF Leuchars and (b) RAF Lossiemouth; and if he will make a...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the jet blast deflectors for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft carriers have been redesigned for the Joint Strike Fighter-C variant.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers will be equipped with electro-magnetic catapults and traps.

      Armed Forces: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to address alcohol abuse among members and ex-members of the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) regular and (b) volunteer reserves of each rank in each of the armed forces were stationed in (i) Scotland, (ii) England, (iii) Wales, (iv)...

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to encourage greater use of UK-based food suppliers to provide supplies for the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Joint Air Strike Fighter to be available for use by the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many suicides among service personnel there have been in each year since 2000.

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid to BAE Systems in each financial year since 2005-06.

      Cadet Forces: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department allocated to the Air Training Corps in 2009-10; and how much he plans to allocate to it in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; (2)...

      Chief of the Defence Staff: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse was of travel by the (a) Chief of the Defence Staff and (b) Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff in the last 12 months.

      Courts Martial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the utilisation rate was of the No. 2 courts at the Courts Martial centres at (a) Bulford and (b) Catterick garrison in the latest period for which...

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to develop facilities for members of the armed forces at the Sovereign base areas on Cyprus.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the monetary value of material assets ordered by his Department but which could not be delivered to the end user because of...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what means his Department identifies the location of its assets; and whether he plans to change the way his Department manages information on the...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) land, (b) property and (c) other assets his Department has sold since 2010; and how much it received for each sale.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on repairs and maintenance of its properties in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many senior civil servants in his Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or KPMG immediately...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which suppliers have maintenance contracts with his Department; and what the monetary value is of each such contract.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) name, (b) location and (c) current market value is of all land his Department owns.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what expenditure on equipment his Department is committed over the next 15 years; and with whom the commitments have been entered into.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for future security provision for his Department's sites.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effect on morale of members of the armed forces ineligible to receive a Diamond Jubilee Medal because...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost implications of the change in timetable of the development programme for the Typhoon aircraft to enable weapons...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of transferring the Typhoon force from RAF Leuchars to RAF Lossiemouth; (2)...

      European Union: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military service personnel have received EU service medals to date.

      Ex-servicemen: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ex-services personnel are in prison custody; and what proportion of the total prison population that figure represents.

      Germany: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces who are based in Germany are family units; and how many live in accommodation outside their base.

      Germany: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 643, on defence transformation, what type of accommodation service personnel...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the (a) expenditure made and (b) further expenditure required from the public purse to enable the Joint Strike Fighter to...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the costs of the Joint Strike Fighter project has been provided by his Department.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether non-US companies will be eligible to tender for maintenance contracts for the joint strike fighter following its delivery.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to send (a) a Type 45 destroyer and (b) HMS Illustrious to aid in Operation Ellamy.

      Libya: Military Aircrafts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fast jet aircraft deployed in Libya are unusable due to a lack of parts or supplies.

      Libya: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the implementation of UN Security Resolution 1325 in...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will issue the Request for Proposals for the UK Military Flying Training Systems; what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the...

      Military Bases: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criminal injuries compensation is available to British citizens who are the victims of crime committed by other British citizens at UK military...

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the monetary value of (a) Craigiehall, (b) Dreghorn and (c) Redford barracks in Edinburgh.

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likelihood of achieving a favourable sale price for Craigiehall Camp.

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely effect on local businesses of the closure of (a) Craigiehall, (b) Dreghorn and (c) Redford bases.

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans his Department has made for the redeployment of army personnel from (a) Craigiehall, (b) Dreghorn and (c) Redford bases; (2) how many...

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of army personnel housing at (a) Dreghorn and (b) Redford his Department (i) owns and (ii) rents.

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will visit Kirknewton to discuss the proposed army base with the hon. Member for Livingston and local residents; (2) what recent discussions...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when the proposed army base at Kirknewton is expected to become fully operational; (2) how many troops will be stationed at the proposed army base...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of establishing an army base at Kirknewton; (2) whether his Department will provide...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what means the local community will be consulted on plans to establish an army base at Kirknewton.

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of building new barracks at Kirknewton, West Lothian.

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the (a) local infrastructure of, (b) requirement of school provision in and (c) requirement for...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors led his Department to select Kirknewton, West Lothian, as a suitable site for a new army base; and if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Military Bases: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any accommodation disposed of by his Department as a result of the basing review will be made available to local authorities for social housing.

      National Security Council

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

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how much of the contract for the Common Missile Compartment design was spent in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern...

      Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what property his Department has (a) transferred to a local authority, (b) transferred to the social housing sector and (c) sold privately in each of the...

      Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason documents supporting the decision to continue the construction of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers have not been provided to...

      RAF Buchan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how his Department disposed of (a) on-base and (b) off-base accommodation following the drawdown and closure of RAF Buchan.

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 644WS, on defence transformation, what timetable is in place for...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to answer of 20 June 2011, Official Report, column 41W, on RAF Leuchars, if he will place in the Library the assessment of the performance of...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many private contractors are employed at RAF Leuchars on the delivery of Typhoon operations.

      Type 26 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent (a) discussions he has had and (b) expressions of interest he has received from other countries on the procurement of the Global Combat Ship.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the performance of current unmanned combat air vehicles; and for what reasons it is proposed to continue with the...

      War Memorials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department of (a) creating and (b) maintaining war memorials in the UK has been in each year since 2000.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planned in-service dates are for each of the (a) Astute-class submarines and (b) Type 45 destroyers which have yet to join the fleet.

      Warships: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which vessels will be available to serve as landing platform (helicopter) ships from 2020 onwards.

      Warships: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the replacement of existing warship guns by ones of 155mm; and if he will make a statement on his policy, with special reference to...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the individuals in households he estimates will be affected by his proposed cap on welfare benefit entitlements are (a) children...

    • Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition of work will be used when applying the proposed benefit cap.

      Carbon Emissions

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

      Child Support Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of queries to the Child Support Agency were responded to within 15 working days in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2011, Official Report, columns 237-38W, on Child Support Agency, when he plans to consult on his proposals to...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral answer of 14 June 2010, Official Report, column 586, on Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, for what reasons...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what models for integrating child maintenance into local services are being tested by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission; what...

      Community Care Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department plans to issue guidance to local authorities on developing local support to replace community care grants; and whether he...

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many senior civil servants in his Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or KPMG...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many employees of (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) his Department have been made redundant in each month since May 2010; and how many such...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding he has allocated to each telephone helpline operated by his Department in 2011-12; and what the purpose is of each such helpline.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the average length of time employment and support allowance claimants wait for their appeal to be heard.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time is for which employment and support allowance applicants in Bexleyheath and Crayford have waited for (a) a...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has issued guidance to Work programme prime providers to ensure the use of local, specialist and Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority...

      Employment Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) status and (b) purpose is of the Transforming Labour Market Services Programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what companies holding contracts with his Department have submitted proposals to offshore work in the last 12 months.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will make it his policy to review regularly the relationship between housing benefit and actual rents and changing the calculations...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department expects to publish its consultation document on exempt accommodation rules; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether charities providing private housing for vulnerable adults will be able to receive an individual's housing benefit directly into...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average level of payment was under the housing benefit transitional payments scheme for each London borough in the latest period for...

      Housing Benefit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of recipients of housing benefit in each London borough whose rent level is greater than their...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the Health and Safety Executive defines low-risk business environments.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 37W, on industrial health and safety, what the cost will be to the Health and...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 34W, on industrial accidents, whether he anticipates a reduction in the overall...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 34W, on industrial accidents, what criteria the Government uses to monitor the...

      Jobcentre Plus: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse arising from the closure of Jobcentre Plus branches at (a) London...

      Jobcentre Plus: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been made in relation to services provided by Jobcentre Plus (a) by each claimant category and (b) in relation to each...

      Jobcentre Plus: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what incentives and bonus payments are available for personal advisers in Jobcentre Plus centres; how those incentives and payments are...

      Jobcentre Plus: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what metrics are used to assess the performance of personal advisers in Jobcentre Plus; what the latest figures are for performance against...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 12 May 2011 regarding Ms S Prior.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to answer the letter from the Rt. hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 31 May 2011 regarding Mrs M Saleem.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to Support for Mortgage Interest on the Home Ownership for People with Long-term...

      Pensioners: Cost of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration he has given to the reliability of the Consumer Prices Index as a measure of inflation for pensioners, particularly in...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether an individual receiving the average rate of earnings who has made full national insurance contributions will be better or worse off...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of his proposed personal independence payment on vulnerable adults with moderate and low care needs.

      Procurement

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

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to change its administrative structure as a result of proposed reforms to the benefits system.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households that will be affected by the proposed benefit cap in which (a) an adult or (b) a child is...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from local authorities on the potential effects of his proposed household benefit cap on demand for (a)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households living in temporary accommodation provided by a local authority who will be affected by...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the number of couple households with children who would be affected by the proposed benefit cap but would cease to be...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households who will be affected by the proposed benefit cap during periods of worklessness lasting...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households with children in kinship care likely to be affected by the proposed benefit cap; what...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the workload of GPs arising from the provision of evidential support to appeals...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of trends in the time taken for GPs to respond to requests for information as evidence in applications for (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to check the entitlement of partners and children resident in other EU member states whose benefits are topped...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution by the Minister for Pensions of 12 July 2011, Official Report, column 73WH, on benefits (EU nationals), what the...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution by the Minister for Pensions of 12 July 2011, Official Report, column 75WH, on benefits (EU nationals), how many...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the contribution by the Minister for Pensions of 12 July 2011, Official Report, column 76WH, on benefits (EU nationals), what the...

      Social Security Benefits: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much social security spending within Total Managed Expenditure was spent on (a) working and (b) non-working people in each year since 1997;...

      Social Security Benefits: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much social security spending within total managed expenditure was spent on (a) working age and (b) non-working age people in each year...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2010, Official Report, column 873W, on social security benefits: fraud, how many arrest warrants had been...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps he has taken to prevent benefit tourism.

      Social Security Benefits: Islington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Islington North constituency were (a) in receipt of jobseeker's allowance, (b) in receipt of income support and (c) not...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) women and (b) men qualifying for a full state pension in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010 did so having paid national insurance...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the total monetary value was of employee national insurance contributions made in 2010 by (a) men and (b) women who had already made...

      Unemployment: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were registered as actively seeking work in jobcentres in (a) London, (b) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (c) Bethnal...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce youth unemployment in (a) Sunderland Central constituency, (b) Sunderland and (c) the North East.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of universal credit on his proposals to charge parents with care who use the...

      Welfare to Work: Bethnal Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which welfare-to-work organisations operating in Bethnal Green and Bow constituency have a contract with his Department.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 28 June 2011, Official Report, column 653W, on employment support allowance: work capability assessment, whether (a)...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was between the initiation of an appeal against a decision on a work capability assessment and the notification of the...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration he has given to prioritising people waiting for an appeal against a decision of a work capability assessment to be heard who...

  • Health

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2011, Official Report, columns 297-8W, on access to work programme, how many disabled employees of his Department are...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS accident and emergency departments in England are not open 24 hours a day; and what proportion of NHS accident and emergency departments this...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by primary care trusts on the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2009-10.

      Ambulance Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to enable all ambulance trusts to use national grid references rather than postcodes to locate emergency callers in...

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review NHS guidance on the frequency of GP appointments for treatment of pernicious anaemia.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason payments to haemophiliacs from the MacFarlane Trust and the Skipton Fund are not made payable to a widow, other relative or dependent of...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) missed diagnoses of cancer, (b) radiotherapy errors and (c) chemotherapy errors were reported to the National Patient Safety Agency in each...

      Cancer Act 1939

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has considered the merits of reviewing section 4 of the Cancer Act 1939.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to share good examples of data reporting on the operation of the Cancer Drugs Fund among strategic health authorities; and if he will...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether provision has been made to ensure that monthly and quarterly reporting that are required under the Department of Health's guidance on the...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will hold discussions with strategic health authorities who do not follow his Department's guidance on the operation of the Cancer Drugs Fund;...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of care homes which may close as a result of the collapse of Southern Cross; (2) whether his Department has...

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were referred to the Care Quality Commission for independent review in each year since 1997.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to support the provision of cystic fibrosis specialist nurse services in England.

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on (a) television, (b) radio and (c) newspaper advertising in (i) real and (ii) nominal terms between (A) May 2006 and...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many payments to contractors have been made late by his Department in each financial year since 1997; and what the cost to the public purse was of (a)...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many late payments his Department has made to contractors between (a) May 2006 and June 2007 and (b) June 2009 and May 2010; and what the total cost...

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's total expenditure on communications research has been in each financial year since 1997; and how much was spent on (a) reports on...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his policy is on the use by commercial companies of web pages offering registration for his Department's services for a fee in cases where his...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) names and (b) dates of service were of each special adviser in his Department since May 1997; and what the total cost to the public purse was...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on promotional merchandise branded with his Department's name in each financial year since 1997-98.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mobile telephones and BlackBerrys were provided to staff in his Department in each financial year since 1997; and what the cost to the public...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mobile telephones and BlackBerrys were provided to staff in his Department between (a) May 2006 and June 2007 and (b) June 2009 and May 2010; and...

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average annual salary was of staff working in his Department in (a) nominal and (b) real terms in each financial year since 1997-98.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on (a) newspapers, magazines and periodicals, (b) landscape gardening and (c) flora in his Department in each financial...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was for (a) train travel and (b) first-class train travel in each financial year since 1997 by (i) officials in his...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was for stationery purchases by his Department in each financial year between 1997 and 2010.

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the public purse was of stationery purchased by his Department between (a) May 2006 and June 2007 and (b) June 2009 and May 2010.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) away days and (b) team building excursions have taken place in his Department in each financial year between 1997 and 2010; and if he will...

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has (a) undertaken and (b) plans to undertake into the effects of early diagnosis and treatment of (i) cancer and (ii) other...

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects on national health service expenditure of the (a) early diagnosis and (b) treatment of (i)...

      Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department, (c) other Ministers and (d) officials in his Department plan to attend the UN Non-Communicable...

      Doctors: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training in communications skills new doctors are required to undertake.

      Drugs: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's expenditure was on the FRANK drug awareness campaign in each year since its introduction.

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many young people between the ages of 16 and 18 were treated for substance misuse in each of the last five years; and what proportion of these young...

      Epilepsy: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (1) assessment he has made of the level of care offered by the NHS to older people with epilepsy; and if he will make a statement; (2) information...

      Epilepsy: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what information his Department holds on the level of (a) misdiagnosis and (b) referral for surgery in over-65s with epilepsy; (2) what information...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) estimate his Department has made and (b) data it has on the probable cost of adding fluoride to the water supply in Southampton and Totton; and...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date he expects local authorities to take over responsibility for deciding if water supplies should be fluoridated; and whether this (a) could and...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS GP consultations have taken place in each year since 1997-98.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP appointments have been made in England in each year since 1997; and how many of these appointments have been (a) missed or (b) rescheduled in...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reviews his Department has produced of (a) practice-based commissioning, (b) GP fund holding and (c) total purchasing; and if he will publish those...

      Health Professions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GPs, (b) health visitors, (c) nurses and (d) school nurses there were per capita in England in each year since 1997.

      Health Professions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish instructions given by Ministers in his Department to the Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration Board between 1997 and 2010.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the NHS budget of providing NHS treatment for non-EU nationals.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many non-UK EU nationals were treated by the NHS in each of the last five years; (2) what costs for NHS treatment of non-UK EU nationals were...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to ensure that patients admitted to NHS hospitals who are not entitled to free NHS treatment are obliged to refund costs; (2)...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) beds and (b) beds per 100,000 population there were (i) in the NHS and (ii) in each strategic health authority area in each year since...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish any reviews commissioned by his Department regarding Mixed Sex Accommodation in NHS trusts between 1997 and 2010.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency bed days there have been in the NHS in England (a) in total and (b) expressed as a proportion of the total number of bed days in each...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency readmissions there have been in the NHS in each financial year since 1997-98; and what the rate of patients readmitted as an emergency...

      Hospitals: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of potential cost savings in using existing patient bedside systems to deliver information to (a) patients and (b) service users.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the size of the NHS waiting list per 100,000 population was in each year since 1997.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was for (a) hotel accommodation and (b) four or five star hotel accommodation for (i) civil servants in his Department,...

      James Cook University Hospital: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average emergency ambulance journey time was to James Cook University Hospital from Darlington in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the average minimum lifetime financial requirements of an adult with learning disabilities who has (a) high, (b) moderate and (c) low...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse has been for the production of his Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month for which one was...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many press briefings were held by his Department in each month between May 1997 and May 2010; and what the subject of each such press briefing was.

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost to the public purse was of his Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month between (a) May 2006 and June 2007 and...

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2010, Official Report, columns 782-3W, on maternity services, whether the national assessment of midwifery workforce...

      Milk: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when milk supplies from dairy farms in Somerset were last tested for contamination with (a) iodine 131, (b) strontium 90, (c) caesium 137 and (d) plutonium.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many attendances at walk-in centres there have been in each year since 2002; what the cost has been for the (a) establishment and (b) maintenance of...

      NHS: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish any reviews commissioned by his Department regarding the use of (a) patient choice and (b) competition in NHS trusts between 1997 and 2010.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what drugs have been made available for the first time to patients on the NHS since 5 May 2010; and how many patients have received such drugs.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS spending per head of population in (a) England, (b) Warwickshire and (c) Nuneaton was in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost was of delivering an episode of care in the NHS in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010 at constant prices.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of all estimates for NHS work force changes commissioned by his Department between January 1997 and May 2010.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been made redundant by primary care trusts and subsequently re-employed within the NHS (a) directly and (b) on a temporary or...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve patients' outcomes in the NHS.

      Nursing Home Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will examine the financial position of Nursing Home Properties.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children were (i) overweight and (ii) obese in each primary care trust area in each year since 1997; and if he will...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendation of the Organ Donation Taskforce to increase the number of organs available for...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has considered the merits of implementing a soft opt-out system for organ donation in England.

      Osteoporosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to include osteoporosis in the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the GP contract; (2) if he will include indicators on...

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out-patient appointments were missed (a) in England and (b) in each relevant NHS area in each financial year since 1997-98; what proportion of...

      Patients: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what aspects of patient care his Department requires to be covered by patient information leaflets.

      Patients: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what involvement (a) patients and (b) the public have in writing and designing NHS patient information leaflets.

      Patients: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provisions his Department has made to collect real-time patient feedback from patients during their hospital stay.

      Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many inter-hospital transfers have taken place in the NHS in each year since 1997; what the average distance patients have travelled was during these...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were (a) issued and (b) not collected in the NHS in each year since 1997.

      Pressure Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidelines his Department has issued on minimum standards of training for nurses on tissue viability; (2) how many tissue viability nurses are...

      Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what targets he has set for the reduction of salt consumption among the general public in each of the next three years; and if he will make a...

      Selenium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of selenium supplementation on the incidence of prostate, lung and colorectal cancers.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what budget headings he expects his social care budget to be spent in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on social care recruitment campaigns in each year since 1997-98; and how many social carers have been recruited in each year...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to reduce the number of strokes; and if he will make a statement.

      Tobacco: Vending Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the prohibition on tobacco sales from vending machines from October 2011 includes machines which are placed under a counter or otherwise...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children and (b) adults were diagnosed with tuberculosis in (i) West Kent primary care trust area, (ii) Medway primary care trust area, (iii)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • British Sky Broadcasting

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

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effectiveness of the Carbon Emission Reduction Target.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Government plans to purchase offset credits to meet the second carbon budget.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the correspondence between the Government and the Committee on Climate Change since March 2011 on the use of offset...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has had discussions on the projections made by (a) Cambridge Econometrics and (b) his Department on the effects of the...

      Carbon Emissions: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had on steps to promote support for an increase in the EU emissions reduction target to 30 per cent. by 2020.

      Carbon Sequestration: Employment

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

      Climate Change: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the European Commission on proposals for a reprioritisation of the EU budget to support the EU's...

      Climate Change: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on participation by Taiwan in discussions on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many senior civil servants in his Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what date he expects his plans for electricity market reform to have delivered increased (a) security of supply and (b) competition.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the retrofitting of the public sector estate with energy efficiency measures form part of his...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with electricity company executives to discuss new market arrangements using long-term contracts in...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings involving officials of his Department were held in December 2010 to discuss the consultation on new electricity...

      Energy Bill 2010-12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the memorandum (EN18) submitted by Which? to the Public Bill Committee on the Energy Bill [Lords].

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to co-ordinate the Green Deal with the roll-out of energy performance certificates.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings officials of his Department have had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on steps to...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) when he next plans to reassess the operational effectiveness of the Energy Retail Association Code of Practice for Accurate...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what meetings he has had with representatives of major energy companies to discuss the issue of accurate billing since May 2010;...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of the monetary value of funds held by energy companies as a result of over-estimated consumer bills in...

      Energy: British Antarctic Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what expenditure his Department has undertaken on energy provision in the British Antarctic territory.

      Energy: British Antarctic Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on energy provision in the British Antarctic territory.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effectiveness of the Community Energy Saving Programme.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on (a) the Greater Manchester Housing...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he has had with (a) large retailers and private sector Green Deal participants and (b) energy companies to discuss...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the likely sustained reductions in energy consumption by households following the...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of ways of communicating with consumers other than via the in-home display.

      Energy: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications for Community Energy Saving Programme funding his Department has received from (a) the London borough of Tower...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2011, Official Report, column 1371W, on energy: housing, when he plans to publish the progress reports...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the (a) cost and (b) effectiveness of existing smart meter technology in preparing its smart...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the number of individuals required to deliver the smart meter roll-out programme between 2014...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the cost per household of the smart meter roll-out programme.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has investigated the use of mobile telephone tariff and billing structures as best practice for the introduction...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the £23 in savings per household per year expected by the smart metering programme has been included in the estimated...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to engage consumers in the smart meter roll-out programme.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population which uses pre-payment and pay-as-you-go meters to pay for energy...

      Energy: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons he has not included the Committee on Climate Change's 2030 carbon emissions reduction target in the Energy National...

      Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the level of subsidy to energy companies created by the introduction of a carbon floor price in (a) 2013-14 and (b)...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the generating capacity is of combined cycle gas turbine plants approved by his Department since 5 May 2010.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has considered the potential effects on the impartiality of Green Deal assessors of sales commissions and other...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings his Department has had with representatives of the commercial sector on the application of the Green Deal to the...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to (a) the publication by the Prime Minister of his meetings with media executives and (b) paragraph 74 of the Third...

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have met representatives of (i) BMW, (ii) Chevrolet, (iii) Ford, (iv) Peugeot,...

      Natural Gas: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with energy suppliers on reducing the cost of gas to businesses.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of decommissioning arrangements for currently operating nuclear power stations.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account he expects the EU nuclear stress testing process to take of Dr Weightman's final report on lessons learnt for the UK...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that the nuclear stress tests agreed by the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group are adhered to...

      Nuclear Power: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was (a) budgeted for and (b) spent on (i) military and (ii) civil nuclear decommissioning in (A) each of the last 10 years and...

      Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to regulate the carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on efforts to achieve carbon reduction targets of the use of coal-fired power stations.

      Solar Power: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on investment in solar power in British Overseas Territories in each of the past five years.

      Solar Power: Satellites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Government has (a) commissioned or (b) evaluated any research into the practicalities of transmitting solar energy by...

      Thorium: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury of 12 July 2011, Official Report, columns 295-6W, on thorium, what the cost...

      Tidal Power: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2011, Official Report, column 493W, on tidal power: manpower, if he will commission an...

      Utilities: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking in relation to geographical monopolies by utility companies.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings his Department has held with representatives of (a) Gamesa, (b) Siemens and (c) Vestas on planned turbine manufacture in...

  • Transport

    • Airports: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many airports have closed in the last two years; whether he has estimated the number of airports at risk of closure; and if he will make a statement.

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will investigate the effect of the application by low-cost airlines of the one-bag rule for carry-on baggage on the behaviour of passengers...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the European Commission regarding the Spanish Government's recent legislation on passenger rights to take...

      Aviation: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on participation by Taiwan as an observer country in proceedings of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrian (a) injuries and (b) fatalities have resulted from collisions with cyclists in each year since 2003.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the likely effect on traffic volumes at the Dartford Crossing of a new crossing to the west to link the North and South Circular Roads.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers of non-UK registered vehicles were discovered driving in the UK beyond the allowed six-month period in (a) 2004, (b) 2005, (c) 2006,...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department takes to ensure that drivers of non-UK registered vehicles have appropriate motor insurance when driving in the UK.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department takes to identify drivers of non-UK registered vehicles who continue to drive in the UK beyond the allowed six-month period.

      Driving Tests: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration the Government has given to measures to ensure that drivers over the age of 70 are fit to drive a motor vehicle in the last 10 years.

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the number plate test for drivers meets the requirements of the EC Directive on Driving Licences 2009/113/EC which includes a recommendation...

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what data his Department has on the number of drivers on UK roads with eyesight that does not meet minimum standards required for safety.

      Driving: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what evidence he has on the effects of the number plate test for driver's eyesight on the road casualty incidence.

      Driving: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of drivers of non-UK registered vehicles who were stopped by the police on suspicion of committing a crime were found to have adequate...

      Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847 to allow the owner of a port to refuse its use for the...

      Liverpool Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department has been notified of plans to build a baggage and passenger handling facility and additional vehicle bridge at the...

      Liverpool Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the net present value is of the proposal by Liverpool city council to pay £5.3 million to the Exchequer over 15 years for the purposes of...

      Liverpool Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the monetary value of potential economic effects (a) in Liverpool and (b) elsewhere associated with proposals to allow the...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to bring forward proposals relating to changes in the frequency of MOT testing; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what consideration he has given to changes in the rate of wear of tyres in formulating his plans to reform the MOT testing schedule; (2) what...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when commercial discussions with the Northern franchisee were initiated on the subject of provision of additional rolling stock to alleviate...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which of the commitments in his Department's business plan relate to the provision of rolling stock on overcrowded rail services in the North of...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to provide additional carriages to alleviate overcrowding on peak services in the North of England under...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what metrics his Department will use to measure progress in alleviating overcrowding on peak services into Greater Manchester under the Northern...

      Northern Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much additional rolling stock will be provided through the Northern franchise agreement to alleviate overcrowded peak rail services into Greater...

      Parliament Square: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were (i) killed, (ii) seriously injured and (iii) slightly injured crossing the road in Parliament...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to introduce vertical integration on the rail network.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to support the reinstatement of local railway branch lines.

      Rescue Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what risk assessment on the closure of the coastguard stations at Clyde and Forth has been carried out; and if he will place a copy in the Library.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what long-term rolling stock cascade plans his Department has prepared; and when he plans to announce them.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger rail vehicles his Department has ordered from manufacturers domiciled in the UK since January 2004.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what weighting is given in the evaluation of bids for rolling stock procured by his Department to (a) the RADAR plans for train manufacture and...

      Shipping: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the UK's compliance with EU Directive 2009/16/EC on port state control; and how many foreign flagged high risk vessels...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

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

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will estimate the proportion of the financing provided by members of the Cross London Trains consortium for the bid for the Thameslink...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has sought legal advice on the possibility of reversing the award of preferred bidder status for the Thameslink rolling stock contract.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) the public procurement rules or (b) the utilities rules were used for the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what impact assessment his Department has carried out on potential changes in parking provision arising from draft version 4 of the National...

  • Home Department

    • Association of Chief Police Officers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department provided to the Association of Chief Police Officers for property for the use of police officers and police staff...

    • Accidents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces in England and Wales have received money from accident referral fees in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence her Department has collated of improved public behaviour among late night drinkers in towns and cities since 2010.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been (a) in total and (b) in each local authority area for offences of the sale of alcohol to persons under...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

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

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

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

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many project licences were granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in 2010; and how many such project licences were in...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of regulated procedures conducted in Scotland under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 have been performed in (a)...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

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

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

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

      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 carried out in Scotland were conducted without...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 that were in force in Scotland were in (a)...

      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 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 how many individual animals were used in regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland in 2010.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for removal from the Detained Fast Track procedure have been made since 2006; and what proportion were approved in each...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the most frequent reasons for detainee removal from the Detained Fast Track programme was in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      British Sky Broadcasting

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

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

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

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions for (i) possession and (ii) supply of cannabis in St Helens South and Whiston...

      Conditions of Employment

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

      Crime: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken on (i) child victims of crime and (ii) child criminals since May 2010;...

      Crime: Older people

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to reduce fear of crime amongst the elderly population.

      Crime: Older people

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure that partnerships, groups and schemes, that are working to tackle crime and fear of crime for...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of the prevent strategy to reducing the level of cyber-terrorism.

      Demonstrations: Parliament Square

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is (a) taking and (b) plans to take to assist in the removal of tents in Parliament Square; what recent representations...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on (a) television, (b) radio and (c) newspaper advertising in (i) real and (ii) nominal terms between May...

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many late payments her Department has made to contractors between May 2005 and May 2006; and what the total cost to the public purse was...

      Departmental Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to encourage charitable giving by Ministers in her Department.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many senior civil servants in her Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or KPMG...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers were employed by her Department between May 2005 and May 2006; and what the cost to the...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mobile telephones and BlackBerrys were provided to staff in her Department between May 2005 and May 2006; and what the total cost to...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to her Department was of the provision of Ministerial cars in each financial year between 2000-01 and 2010-11; how many (a)...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost to the public purse was of (a) cars leased by her Department to staff and (b) Ministerial chauffeurs between May 2005 and...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider keeping data on the number of times (a) she and (b) officials of her Department have declined a request for a meeting...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost to the public purse was of stationery purchased by her Department between May 2005 and May 2006.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) date, (b) location, (c) number of attendees and (d) cost to the public purse was for each (i) awayday and (ii) team building...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas visits were made by (a) Ministers, (b) civil servants and (c) special advisers in her Department between May 2005 and May...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals in the UK she is unable to deport on human rights grounds; and how many such people have committed offences while...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens of each EU member state the UK Border Agency has removed in each of the last four years.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces have specialist forensic provision for the investigation of computer hard drives.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on how many private sector forensic science providers are able to provide services using DART-MS...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which forensic science laboratories have ISO 17025 accreditation.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces had forensic science laboratories (a) with and (b) without ISO 17025 accreditation on the latest date for which...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many forensic science laboratories have ISO 17025 accreditation for (a) specialist methods for investigating sexual offences, (b)...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for ISO 17025 accreditation she has received from forensic science laboratories in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d)...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many forensic laboratories have ISO 17025 accreditation.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of maintaining the Forensic Science Service's archive following the closure of...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the future of the Forensic Science Service archive; and if she will make a statement.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) powers and (b) funding will be transferred to the Forensic Science Service Regulator following the closure of the Forensic Science...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on how many private forensic service providers had ISO 17025 accreditation for IT forensic techniques...

      General Register Office: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the appropriateness of the General Register Office's charges for accessing birth, marriage and death certificates on-line.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Government Procurement Cards were used by staff of her Department between May 2005 and May 2006; and what the (a) name of the...

      Hillsborough Independent Panel: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Hillsborough Independent Panel spent in each category of expenditure as at the end of financial year 2010-11; and what its...

      Hospitals: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the adequacy of the police investigation into the activities commissioned by The Sunday Times of the freelance journalist...

      Hotels

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

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants are required to report to immigration reporting centres.

      Immigration Controls: London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many days the UK Border Agency did not meet the required passport control queue time of 45 minutes or less at (a) each Heathrow...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the cost to the public purse was of transferring detainees between immigration removal centres and other immigration detention...

      John Hagee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information she has (a) sought and (b) received on statements made by Pastor John Hagee; and if she will make a statement.

      Liberal Democrats: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what requests her Department has received from South Yorkshire Police Authority for reimbursement of costs associated with the policing of...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost to the public purse was of her Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month between May 2005 and May 2006.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Immigration plans to respond to the communication from the right hon. Member for Leicester East of 9 April...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 18 April 2011, reference MM/JH/14/04/2011.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters her Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 14 June 2011 regarding Mr D Thambo.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 13 June 2011 regarding Mr C I Kachitsa.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she plans to answer the letter to the Minister for Immigration from the Rt. hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 13 June 2011...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to prohibit payments in cash for large supplies of scrap metal.

      News International

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she last met (a) James Murdoch, (b) Rebekah Brooks and (c) Andy Coulson.

      Newspaper Press: Telephone Tapping

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

      Newspaper Press: Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police officers were sentenced to custodial sentences in November 2005 for the sale of information to newspapers; and to which newspapers.

      Newspaper Press: Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for offences involving the sale of information in respect of sales to (i)...

      North Yorkshire Police Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department allocated to North Yorkshire Police Authority in (a) 2005-06 and (b) each year since then; and how much it plans to...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it cost (a) in total and (b) per capita to deport foreign national offender criminals in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals with convictions for (a) murder, (b) rape, (c) other sexual offences and (d) violent offences have not been...

      Offenders: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU nationals were convicted of a criminal offence following transfer to the UK from another EU member state in each year since 2000.

      Official Hospitality

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

      Organised Crime: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were removed by the UK Border Agency following a request from the Serious Organised Crime Agency in each year since 2006.

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to update her Department's 2006 guidance on Safer Detention and Handling of Persons in Police Custody.

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what minimum standards her Department sets for police custody cells; and if she will make a statement.

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on police forces who are encouraging members of the public to staff police stations at risk of closure;...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for York Central of 20 July 2011, in how many cases the Independent...

      Police: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) central Government Departments, (b) executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies have provided accommodation for the...

      Police: Indemnity Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will take steps to ensure that police officers who respond to (a) chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and...

      Police: Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward legislative proposals to enable police to patrol park home sites situated on private property at any time,...

      Police: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours of overtime were paid to police officers in each police authority in England in each of the last five years.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the entitlement of police officers who have accrued pension rights to draw a tax-free lump sum.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to ensure that people are not prevented from becoming police officers as a consequence of being required to...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what training police officers in England and Wales receive in the use of the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour-based...

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has met (a) Welsh Ministers and (b) the Secretary of State for Wales regarding the scrutiny of and support required by police...

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she considered informing the hosts of Sheikh Raed Salah in the UK of the order to (a) exclude and (b) deport him.

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussions she had, and with whom, prior to the issue of the exclusion order against Sheikh Raed Salah; (2) for what reason the...

      Rape: Genetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the findings of the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation into the response of the...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether officials of her Department have had recent discussions with the Rural Communities Policy Unit in the Department for Environment,...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual budget for the Serious Organised Crime Agency was in each year since its inception.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the police in England and Wales routinely conduct a risk assessment when they receive a complaint from a victim of stalking and...

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government plans to bring forward proposals to create an offence of cyber stalking in England and Wales.

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to make available all the information gathered in the CIB3 bugging and surveillance operation codenamed Nigeria for use in...

      Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the interception of voicemail by agencies for which she is responsible.

      Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) voice, (b) email and (c) web interceptions were carried out by agencies for which she is responsible in each month of the year...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will commission research into the proportion of (a) members of the public and (b) civil servants who understand the terror threat...

      Terrorism: Holidays Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of organisations which have declared that they oppose violence in the UK, but which support the use of violence...

      Terrorism: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of UK students who have been involved in terrorist attacks abroad in each of the last five years;...

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many areas other than Birmingham, Quinton ward (a) the number of burglaries increased by 39.5 per cent. or more and (b) the number of...

      UK Border Agency: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance her Department has issued to UK Border Agency offices on the application of data protection requirements to disclosure to...

      Vetting: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will request the Association of Chief Police Officers to amend its National Vetting Policy for the Police Community to prohibit any...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2011, Official Report, column 806W, on Violent and Sex Offender Register, if she will review the...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of persons on the Sex Offender Register have committed further offences in each of the last 10 years; and if she...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Mortality Rates: Strokes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the mortality rates for stroke at (a) Darlington Memorial Hospital, (b) University Hospital North Durham and (c) James Cook University Hospital...

    • British Waterways: Bills

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many meetings he has had with British Waterways on the Public Bodies Bill in the last 12 months; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Business

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small and medium-sized business product surgeries have taken place in (a) North Yorkshire, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) England since...

      Business

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new business start-ups there were in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley in 2010.

      Central Office of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will publish the report which recommended the closure of the Central Office of Information.

      Central Office of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office who undertook the recent review of the Central Office of Information on his behalf.

      Central Office of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what consultation he undertook with (a) Prospect and (b) other trade unions representing employees of the Central Office of Information before his...

      Chief Coroner

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 14 October 2010, Official Report, columns 26-28WS, what the outcome was of the application of the three...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many full-time equivalent civil servants were employed in City of York in (a) April 2010 and (b) the most recent month for which figures are available.

      Conditions of Employment

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many requests for the creation of new websites his Department's Efficiency Board has received since May 2010; what proportion of such requests were...

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will consider keeping data on the number of times (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have declined a request for a meeting from an hon....

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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)...

      Electronic Government: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the budget is for the Government Digital Service in 2011-12.

      Government Departments: Communication

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what basis he determined his policy on the recommendations of the Review of Direct Communications and Government on the establishment of an enhanced...

      Government Departments: Communication

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what date he determined his policy on the recommendations of the Review of Direct Communications and Government.

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the benefits of the open sourcing of Government guidance and advice websites.

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to make Government websites accessible on handheld devices.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many complaints concerning Contracts Finder his Department has received since its inception.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans his Department has to make Contracts Finder more accessible for small services businesses.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many notifications of tendering requirements have made use of a Prior Information Notice for Official Journal of the European Union procurements...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value and (b) proportion of Government procurement from small and medium-sized enterprises in each of the...

      Government Departments: Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Civil Service has reviewed the (a) number and (b) location of Welsh speakers employed by Government (i) departments and (ii) agencies...

      Graduates: Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of unemployed graduates in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency, (b) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and...

      Graduates: Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many graduates under the age of 30 were unemployed in Sunderland in each of the last five years.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy is for people aged 65 living in (a) Brighton, Kemptown constituency, (b) East Sussex, (c) West Sussex and (d) England.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many public sector employees in Yorkshire and the Humber were paid a basic salary higher than that of the Prime Minister in 2010-11.

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which local authorities were using Contracts Finder on the latest date for which information is available.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Weaver Vale of (a) 13 April 2011 and (b) 30 June 2011 on behalf of Mr Neil O'Brien.

      Mental Health Services: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths were reported in mental health hospitals or units in each (a) London borough and (b) NHS mental health trust in each of the last five years.

      National Security Adviser

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the objectives are of the National Security Adviser.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what basis local authorities were chosen to participate in trials of social impact bonds for family intervention; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Data: UK Citizens

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions live personal data relating to UK citizens held by Government Departments has been off-shored in the last five years.

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of central government procurement expenditure was spent with social enterprises in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Street Collectors: Regulations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects regulations in the Charities Act 2006 giving powers to local authorities to regulate street collectors to be laid before the House.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling stock

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what reviews have been undertaken by his Department or its agencies on the alignment of public procurement processes with the objective of rebalancing...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of job vacancies available in (a) Richmond-upon-Thames and (b) Kingston-upon-Thames borough in each of the last...

  • Justice

    • UK Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish copies of the (a) work programme, (b) minutes of meetings and (c) agenda and meeting papers of the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights.

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 324W, on bail, how many people breached their bail conditions where (a) a surety and (b)...

      Cemeteries: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries have occurred in each graveyard in each of the last 10 years.

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many complaints the Legal Ombudsman received about (a) claims management companies and (b) other non-regulated legal services providers such as...

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the number of claims management companies where a director or senior employee was previously employed by a...

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times his Department has taken account of consumer complaints in determining whether to license a claims management company.

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total cost has been to his Department of handling complaints against claims management companies in (a) 2010-11 and (b) the current financial year.

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff (a) employed and (b) contracted by his Department to work on claims management regulation handle complaints about claims management companies.

      Claims Management Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what remedies the Claims Management Regulator has awarded since April 2011 to consumers who complained to them about the poor service provided by a...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community orders were handed down in each of the last five years; and how many such orders were handed down with (a) a mental health treatment...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he expects probation trusts to take on additional staff to manage cash flow following a successful bid for the provision of Unpaid Work in...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who (a) the customer for and (b) the provider of Unpaid Work in England and Wales is.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people breached their (a) community order and (b) suspended sentence in (i) 2001, (ii) 2002, (iii) 2003, (iv) 2004, (v) 2005, (vi) 2006, (vii)...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish annually (a) an action plan and (b) a progress report on his work as the Government's Anti-corruption Champion.

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps as the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion to reduce corruption and increase transparency in international sports governing...

      Cremation: Burial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the fee required in order for doctors to release a body for cremation or burial was in each primary care trust area in each financial year since...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) victims of crime and (b) families of victims of crime are able to claim (i) transportation costs, (ii) lunch...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to ensure that (a) victims of crime and (b) families of victims of crime receive at no charge transcripts of any court case...

      Crimes Against Humanity: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted since 1981 of offences relating to crimes against humanity committed during the Second World War.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when the review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority will commence; (2) whether the review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases lodged with the Criminal Injuries Authority had not been settled on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Cycling: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cyclists were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for (i) injuring and (ii) killing pedestrians in each year since 1996; (2) what the...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is considering in respect of the trade in personal data by the media, insurance companies and other third parties; and if he will make a...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which part of Government is responsible for the collection of fines imposed at (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts.

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1018W, on departmental carbon emissions, whether the sources of low-carbon energy...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many senior civil servants in his Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte or KPMG immediately...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the level of funding per head of population for domestic violence services through the Victims and Witnesses General Fund in (a)...

      Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on ensuring that victims of domestic abuse have full access to legal aid under his proposals for reform of legal aid.

      Driving Offences: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review his policy on charging victims of vehicle theft for parking and release fees.

      Drugs: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in Chatham and Aylesford constituency have been convicted of (a) possession and (b) supply of illegal drugs of each classification level...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what advice he has received on the ability of the UK acting alone to block the adoption of resolutions and any other decisions of the Committee of...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many standard scale level (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five and (f) six fines were (i) levied and (ii) collected in full in (A) 2001,...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to increase scrutiny of policies related to human rights from the Council of Europe and its institutions by (a) the...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to bring forward any measures relating to human rights in response to Resolution 1823 (2011) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the...

      Immigration Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who will assume responsibility for the casework of the Immigration Advisory Service following the organisation entering administration.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were sentenced for threatening someone with a knife in each of the last three years; and what sentence they received in each case.

      Legal Services Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Legal Services Board has taken in preparation for becoming the independent regulator for claims management under the provisions of the...

      Neil Wallis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what communications (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department, (c) officials in his private office and (d) (i) press officers, (ii) other officials...

      Paedophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for offences related to paedophilia there were in each of the last five years; and what the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c)...

      Police Cautions: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many police cautions were issued in (a) Dartford constituency and (b) Kent in each year since 1997.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) effects on the number of prison places of implementing (i) section 154, (ii) section 155, (iii) section...

      Prison: Standards

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

      Prison: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department or its agencies have for the future of HMP Brockhill and its surrounding estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what arrangements are in place to ensure that prisoners from Wales are able to access Welsh and Welsh-language television and radio programmes when...

      Prisoners: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements are in place in prisons to provide Welsh language support for religious needs of prisoners.

      Prisoners: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Welsh-speaking prisoners are held in each institution in England and Wales; and how many of these are (a) sentenced adult male prisoners, (b)...

      Prisons: Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has plans to encourage the production of energy from prison waste through anaerobic digestion.

      Prisons: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's minimum standards are for the ratio of (a) general practitioners, (b) registered mental health nurses and (c) registered general...

      Prisons: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio is of health care professionals to inmates in each privately-run prison in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) financial education and (b) assistance with personal finance is provided in prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to revise his policy on smoking in prisons in line with his duties as an employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 31WS, on prison and probation services (England and Wales), (1)...

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of children held in custody on remand were subsequently (a) acquitted and (b) given a community sentence in the most recent year for...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for repeat offenders there were in (a) the south-east, (b) Kent and (c) Chatham and Aylesford constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders for the repossession of homes in each ward in Dartford constituency were issued in each year between 1998 and 2010.

      Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many court cases a defendant who pleaded guilty subsequently appealed against the sentence passed in each of the last five years.

      Sexual Offences Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each local authority area have been (a) charged and (b) convicted under section (i) 8(1), (ii) 8(2), (iii) 8(3), (iv) 10, (v) 14, (vi)...

      Stalking: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to give probation trusts a duty to ensure that persons convicted of stalking and harassment are given a treatment programme.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the number of websites promoting suicide; what assessment he has made of the trends in the number of such...

      Victim Support Schemes: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were referred to the Salvation Army's new trafficking victim support scheme; and by whom between 7 and 14 July 2011.

      Victim Support Schemes: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the nationality was of each of the suspected victims of trafficking referred to in the Salvation Army's new trafficking victim support scheme...

      Young Offenders: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what schemes his Department has put in place to offer life skills to young offenders.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will publish the advice received by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the basis of which the...

  • Education

    • British Sky Broadcasting

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

    • Cultural Education Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects the Henley Review of Cultural Education to report.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff his Department employed in (a) May 2010 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010; (2) on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from the Access to Education Advocate on abolition of the education maintenance allowance.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what measures are in place to ensure examination boards adhere strictly to Ofqual's code of practice regarding the role of scrutineers in the setting...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the level of financial education in schools.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Eighth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Session 2010-12, on Forced Marriage, HC 880, paragraph 27, what steps his Department...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on allowing local authorities to provide automatic entitlement to free school meals for eligible pupils without recourse to a...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to increase the proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals who take up their entitlement; and if he will make a statement.

      GCE A Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of pupils achieving A-level grades of AAB or higher were from each (a) socio-economic and (b) ethnic group in each of the last three...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the proportion of GDP attributable to (a) graduates and (b) university teaching.

      Intellectual Property: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will issue guidance to schools on the teaching of intellectual property law.

      Languages: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of teachers of (a) French, (b) German and (c) Mandarin that will be required by schools by 2015.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what steps his Department is taking to assist schools to identify and support girls at risk of (a) relationship abuse, (b) rape, (c) forced...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that primary schools and secondary maintained schools and academies provide education for students on (a)...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to provide education for young people who are not in formal education on violence against women and girls,...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons his Department is conducting its review of personal, social, health and economic education and sex and relationships education...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the views of interested parties are considered as part of its review of personal, social, health...

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the Government's document entitled Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls, page 12, what steps his Department has taken to...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of students educated at (a) independent and (b) maintained schools who will graduate from PGCE courses in (i)...

      Postgraduate Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on tuition fees for PGCE courses in core subjects within...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children were (a) temporarily and (b) permanently excluded in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Pupil Exclusions: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children with statements of special education needs were (a) temporarily excluded and (b) permanently excluded in each local...

      Runaway Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will review the Young Runaways Action Plan.

      Rural Areas

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

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils (a) entered mainly CSE examinations, (b) entered mainly GCE O-Level examinations and (c) entered no public...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish the school league tables for (a) GCSE and (b) A levels by individual examination board in the latest period for which figures are...

      Schools: Transport

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

      Teachers: English Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of teachers trained to teach English baccalaureate subjects.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which pension funds managing teachers' pension schemes were in (a) deficit and (b) surplus on the latest date for which figures are available; what the...

      Teachers: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers (a) were and (b) are to be employed in schools in Wirral in the financial year (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Access to Education Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Access to Education Advocate since the Advocate's appointment on (a) the increase in...

    • Access to Education Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the date was of each meeting he has had with the Access to Education Advocate since the post was created.

      Access to Education Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants in his Department support the work of the Access to Education Advocate.

      Access to Education Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on (a) travel, (b) office space, (c) staff time and (d) communications in supporting the work...

      Access to Education Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to enable the Access to Education Advocate to answer parliamentary questions.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were (a) undertaken and (b) completed (i) by apprentices of each sex and (ii) by apprentices formerly in...

      Business: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about Government support for research and development...

      Care Homes: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the accuracy of information held by the Land Registry on the ownership of care homes in...

      Companies House: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many annual returns were lodged with Companies House using web filing on a (a) Monday, (b) Tuesday, (c) Wednesday, (d)...

      Companies: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the corporate governance and social responsibilities of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange but...

      Credit Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to respond to the findings of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on the Which? super-complaint on card payment...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 173W, on departmental carbon emissions, whether the sources of...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many mobile telephones and BlackBerrys were provided to staff in his Department between June 2001 and May 2002; and what the...

      Departmental Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the UK photo marketing industry on his policy on the award of public...

      Departmental Redundancy

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

      Departmental Training

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

      Education: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the net saving to the Exchequer of proposed changes to the English for speakers of other...

      European Space Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what preparations his Department is making for the European Space Agency Ministerial Meeting in November 2012.

      Flexible Working: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will commission research on the effects of (a) flexible working and (b) extended parental leave on the viability of small...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the (a) size and (b) share of foreign direct investment from other EU member states in...

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the Independent Farming Regulation Task Force's recommendations on reform of the Gangmasters...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the reports he has received from the Government's Advocate for Access to Education, including letters of...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many pupils from each ethnic group were admitted to (a) the University of Oxford, (b) the University of Cambridge and (c)...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will list the 30 universities or higher education institutions with the highest (a) proportion and (b) number of students...

      Higher Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will list the 30 universities or higher education institutions with the highest (a) proportion and (b) number of non-white...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the White Paper entitled Higher Education: Students at the Heart of the System, what support under the...

      Higher Education: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in St Helens South and Whiston constituency applied to enter university in each of the last five...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2011, Official Report, column 333W, on higher education: private sector, what the date was of...

      Higher Education: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged between 17 and 24 years resident in Sunderland Central constituency were eligible to apply to attend...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support UK businesses exploiting their intellectual property.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to ensure that Sheffield City Region local enterprise partnership receives a response to its...

      Manufacturing Industries: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on support available to the manufacturing industry in Wales.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider the merits of allowing the rate of the minimum wage to be set locally.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the activities of unlicensed labour providers in recruiting workers paid at hourly rates below the...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he will take to ensure that workers in the (a) construction, (b) care home, (c) cleaning, (d) hospitality and (e)...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on increasing the resources available to HM Revenue and Customs' National Minimum Wage enforcement team.

      Multinational Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will discuss with his OECD counterparts the extension of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to countries not...

      Music: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on small businesses of the conditions of (a) Performing Right...

      Neil Wallis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what communications (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department, (c) officials in his private office and (d) (i) press...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has commissioned research on the effect of external business support on business start-ups.

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the change in the level of (a) tuition fee income and (b) overall spending by international students whilst...

      Pearson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Minister for Universities and Science first met representatives of Pearson following his appointment; and whether...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices there were in England and Wales (a) in 2005, (b) in May 2010 and (c) on the most recent date for which...

      Price Fixing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills following the recent Competition Appeal Tribunal decision on cover pricing, whether the Office of Fair Trading is taking steps to...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration his Department gives to innovation in assessing applications for the second round of the Regional Growth Fund.

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessments he has made of the impact of his Department's policy on recruitment of students securing the equivalent of AAB...

      Shops: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has considered producing health and safety guidance for the purposes of preventing domestic dogs entering shops.

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the total cost of the planned reorganisation of the Skills Funding Agency.

      Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether a risk assessment was carried out into (a) budget reductions and (b) reduction of posts with responsibility for health...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) level of and (b) rate of change in the number of EU regulations...

      Social Clubs: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government the effects of the smoking ban on the...

      Spaceflight: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to support the space science and exploration sector.

      Spaceflight: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage the development of commercial opportunities from investment in space science and exploration.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the total repayment amount of student loans arising from the new fee regime starting in 2012...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the White Paper entitled Higher Education: Students at the Heart of the System, whether undergraduates who have...

      Students: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the proposal in the Higher Education White Paper on the recruitment of students with A-level grades of AAB or equivalent...

      Students: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Scottish Ministers regarding funding arrangements for students from Scotland wishing to...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to increase the number of universities offering PGCE courses in (a) classics, (b) modern languages and (c)...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect on the manufacturing sector in (a) Derby, (b)...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether there are any restrictions on the use of the facilities provided to the RMT union and funded through the RMT Remote...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2011, Official Report, column 196W, on Union Modernisation Fund, which academics or...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many projects funded by the Union Modernisation Fund completed all project milestones within the specified timetable.

  • Treasury

    • Bank of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Irish government regarding the Bank of Ireland's 13.375% subordinated bonds and its recently withdrawn capital...

    • Bombardier Transportation: Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact on the public revenues of the job losses announced by Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd on 5 July 2011.

      Child Benefit: Peterborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families whose head of household is (a) a Polish, (b) a Lithuanian, (c) a Latvian, (d) a Czech, (e) a Slovak, (f) a Portuguese and (g) an Estonian...

      Crown Estate Commissioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means his Department monitors the economic activity of the Crown Estate.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials of HM Revenue and Customs have been assigned to bespoke cybercrime teams.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many written directions his Department's accounting officer received from Ministers in each year from 1997 to 2010; what the related expenditure was in...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1084W, on departmental carbon emissions, if he will assess the feasibility of low-carbon...

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of (a) cars leased by his Department to staff and (b) ministerial chauffeurs between (i) November 1999 and June 2001,...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many procurement contracts his Department has awarded to small businesses since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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) his...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he classifies the Energy Companies Obligation as a regulation or a levy for the purposes of assessing DECC levy-funded spending.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in revenue received by the Exchequer as a result of the recent increases in prices by energy suppliers.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the proposals contained in the European Commission document, Proposal for a Council decision on the system of own...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which proposals he has discussed with his EU counterparts in respect of the raising of resources for the EU under Article 311 of the Treaty on the...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the EU's financial framework for 2014 to 2020 to be agreed.

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid from the Exchequer to (a) the EU budget and (b) each EU institution (i) gross and (ii) net of expenditure of the EU or each EU institution...

      European Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the UK's liability to deliver subscribed capital to the European Investment Bank which has not yet been paid.

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the likely effects of closing the Financial Inclusion Fund.

      Financial Markets: Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effect of trends in financial speculation on food on the ability of (a) producers and (b) end users of foodstuffs to hedge risk.

      Financial Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will discuss with the Financial Services Authority steps to ensure greater clarity in the additional costs applied to headline annual fees by...

      Fujitsu

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has paid to Fujitsu as part of its Public Sector Flex IT service since May 2010; and what further payments are planned.

      Gift Aid: Applications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) mean, (b) mode and (c) maximum period taken by HM Revenue and Customs to process a gift aid application for a new charity was in the...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) staff and (b) special advisers in his Department have a Government Procurement Card.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider issuing green gilts for the purposes of providing finance for the Green Investment Bank.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department work on the impact on inflation of (a) food prices and (b) energy prices.

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) by what percentage Britain's International Monetary Fund (IMF) subscription will change as a result of the quota changes agreed by the IMF in November...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many gilts (1) he expects to borrow between July 2011 and 2014-15; and what proportion of these relate to the UK's International Monetary Fund...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects on revenue from landfill tax of incinerators becoming operational in the next five years.

      Loans: Greece

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the UK's contribution to the IMF has been allocated for financial assistance to Greece.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to Question 57980, tabled by the hon. Member for Isle of Wight on 24 May 2011 on correspondence.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff have been employed in HM Revenue and Customs' National Minimum Wage enforcement team in each year since 2005.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of (a) employer and (b) employee national insurance contributions in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many value added tax registrations there were in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) ward in England in each deprivation decile in each year...

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money has been repaid to the public purse by each bank that has been lent money from the public purse since the collapse of Northern Rock.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he holds on the average employer contribution rate to pensions in (a) the private and (b) the public sector in the latest period for which...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what information he holds on the average occupational pension paid to those who have worked in (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector in the...

      Patents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to his Department's Patent Box Consultation, what estimate he has made of the cost of moving from cut-off date to phase-in commencement...

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to receive a report from the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board on the conduct of the auditors involved with the Presbyterian Mutual...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many serving public sector employees are expected to retire with pensions with an annual monetary value of more than (a) £30,000, (b) £50,000,...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public sector workers have pensions with a cash equivalent transfer value of greater than £1 million.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the potential saving to the public purse from increases to the contribution rates for public sector pensions during the...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (1) criteria he plans to use to recruit members of the Board of HM Revenue and Customs; (2) his policy is on the number of members of the Board of...

      Revenue and Customs: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs spent on flights within England in 2010-11.

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the merits of engaging an external body to establish a set of standards against which HM Revenue and Customs can be held accountable.

      Royal Reserve Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to his contribution of 14 July 2011, Official Report, columns 531-43, on the Sovereign Grant Bill, what the amount was of the Royal Reserve...

      Rural Areas

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

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials of HM Revenue and Customs have been assigned to the prevention of benefit fraud in each year since 2007.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many criminal prosecutions HM Revenue and Customs has brought for tax avoidance and evasion in each of the last five years; and what target has been set...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials of HM Revenue and Customs (1) at each grade are assigned to its team of investigators to identify persons hiding money offshore; (2)...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to (a) simplify the tax system and (b) reduce regulatory burdens on small and medium-sized businesses.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of merging income tax and employee national insurance contributions.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of time was between the submission of a P35 and the refunding of any tax overpaid in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the level of green taxes levied on (a) businesses, (b) households and (c) individuals.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the carbon floor price on the British coal industry.

      Taxation: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has assessed the potential effect on income tax revenue of offshoring of work by private companies holding public sector contracts in the...

      Taxation: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason HM Revenue and Customs has reduced to four years the period in respect of which persons may reclaim overpayment of tax.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of 2010-11 tax returns that have been lost.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he was first informed of the decision by the Secretary of State for Transport to award the preferred bidder status for the Thameslink Rolling Stock...

      Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate HM Revenue and Customs made of the revenue lost to the Exchequer from written-off or remitted tax debt in 2010-11.

      VAT: EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on proposals to increase the proportion of VAT receipts allocated to the EU budget.

      VAT: Football

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions he has had with (a) Sport England, (b) the Football Association and (c) the Fitness Industry Association on the proposed change in...

      VAT: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the merits of setting a reduced rate of value added tax for all domestic repair, maintenance and improvement projects...

      VAT: Sports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effects of removing VAT from sporting and physical activity provision on levels of (a)...

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had on the potential effects on the economy of an increase in the rate of VAT.

      Vulture Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his (a) US and (b) French counterparts on steps to prevent vulture funds from those countries from suing for excessive...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax credit expenditure was spent on (a) working and (b) non-working people in each year since the introduction of tax credits; to what tax credits...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Reconnaissance Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the disposal of the Fuchs Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles. To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will make an...

    • Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (a) the average state pension paid to old-age pensioners, and (b) the average total in benefits paid to illegal immigrants in 2010-11.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which social security payments can be made to or for a second or subsequent polygamous spouse; what are the rates of these payments; what numbers respectively are...

      Broadcasting: Television Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many television licences were issued in 2010 in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland, and (d) Wales. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

      Crime: Stalking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints of stalking and harassment were received by police in England and Wales in 2009-10; and how many of the complainants were female.

      Crime: Stalking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to define the term "stalking" in future legislation.

      Crime: Stalking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints of harassment or stalking reported to the police were not recorded as crimes in (1) 2008-09, (2) 2009-10, and (3) 2010-11.

      Defence: Reform Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation documents, including options, they have received from the Defence Reform Unit; whether they have received its final recommendations; and when...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs were available through Job Centres in March in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, and (d) 2010.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 15 June (WA 192-2), whether they will pilot a cost assessment in a sample of the total number of public bodies...

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to advance the reform of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the proposals in the European Union Investor Compensation Schemes...

      Government Departments: Research and Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 20 July (WA 315), what percentage of the value added by the top 15 United Kingdom multinationals from the...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are an adequate number of wheelchair accessible hotel rooms available for the visiting public during the Olympic...

      Sport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers Sport England has to remove or withdraw funding from a national governing body for sport where there is proof of misconduct or anti-competitive...

      Sport: Disabled People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will report on the pilot studies undertaken on what sports would be included for disabled athletes competing at the United Kingdom School Games.

      Young People: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of young people aged between 18 and 24 voted in the last three general elections, broken down by (a) gender, and (b) age.

      Abdul Baset Al Megrahi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 21 June (WA 265), when East Renfrewshire Council was last advised of Abdul Baset Ali Al Megrahi's medical...

      Armed Forces: Military Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made with the disposal of Marchwood Military Port; and what measures are they considering for the trans-shipment of heavy military equipment...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have on financial gains made by care homes from delays in informing local authorities of the deaths of residents whose care the local...

      Charities: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will grant VAT exemption to charities providing services on behalf of the National Health Service, in circumstances where the National Health Service...

      Crime: Rioting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish information identifying the number of people charged with offences related to the recent riots and civil disorder who have previously...

      Defence: Suppliers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the views of small and medium enterprises in the defence supply chain will be represented in the Defence Suppliers' Forum.

      Justice: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of new sentencing guidelines on assault, what plans they have to redirect savings from a reduction in custodial sentences to improved rehabilitation...

      Justice: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of how much and by when the new sentencing guidelines on assault will reduce the prison population of England and Wales. To ask Her...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Hilary Jackson, the director-general of the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), was made redundant; how long was she in post; what were the terms agreed for her...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence and assumptions supporting the conclusion of the Public Service Pensions Commission that public sector pension costs...

      Religious Intolerance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Christians, specifically Colin Atkinson, by the Wakefield and District Housing Association; which department has...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who were the "leading Provo business people" referred to in the press release issued by the Governor's office that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Mr...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of people aged (a) under 21, (b) between 21 and 40, and (c) over 40 are registered as unemployed in each of the London boroughs.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of people aged (a) under 21, (b) between 21 and 40, and (c) over 40 are registered as unemployed in (1) Leeds, (2) Birmingham, (3) Manchester, (4)...

      Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 19 July (HL11133), whether discussions have taken place about the ability of Heathrow Airport to provide...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the United States Government in 2011 about the possibility of withdrawing from the F-35 aircraft programme.

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why British recipients are not permitted to wear the Pingat Jasa Malaysia medal awarded by the King and Government of Malaysia to British and Commonwealth Forces...

      Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current regular strength of the Royal Marines. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current regular strength of (a) the Royal Navy, excluding...

      BSkyB

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister consulted Mr Andy Coulson in December 2010 on the decision to remove ministerial responsibility for News Corporation's bid for BSkyB...

      Cash for Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement by the Prime Minister on phone hacking and the failure of the first police investigation, whether they will ask the police to...

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will institute a review of current guidelines for the pixellation of pictures taken by closed circuit television and other equipment used during...

      Elections: National Assembly for Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the decision was made not to include the names of candidates on regional top-up lists for the National Assembly for Wales elections in May.

      Elections: National Assembly for Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce legislation to require inclusion of the names of regional top-up list candidates in future elections to the National Assembly for Wales.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable children conceived by donated sperm or eggs before 1991 to trace their origins; and what plans they have to replace the service...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were conceived in the United Kingdom using donor gametes between 1970 and 1991.

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of changes in carbon emissions from vehicles if the maximum speed limit were (a) reduced from 70 mph to 60 mph, or (b) increased from 70 mph...

      Faith Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the impact on discrimination and equality of the increased involvement of faith groups in the provision of services.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training and guidance is available for teachers and students to make them aware of female genital mutilation, and the law relevant to female genital...

      Finance: Balance of Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the United Kingdom balance of payments for 2010 to be published.

      Finance: Balance of Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans National Statistics have, in compiling their geographical analyses of the balance of payments current account, to record as the...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will answer HL9723 and HL9724 concerning firearms licences, tabled on 7 June and due for answer on 21 June.

      Government: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date in May 2010 the Prime Minister met Mr Paul Dacre of the Daily Mail for a general discussion. To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date in June 2010...

      Gross Domestic Product

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Defence on 18 July (Official Report, col. 643), what is their estimate of the proportion of gross domestic...

      Railways: Train Design

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future of the train design and building industry in the United Kingdom.

      Royal Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Rawlings on 31 January (WA 238-9), what are their current plans for the management of Royal Parks; whether changes have...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answers by Baroness Browning on 6 July (WA 78) and 20 July (WA 322), whether they are satisfied that the impact assessment of the planned...

      Youth Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many youth centres were closed in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, and (c) 2010.

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