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Written answers

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Lords Reform Bill

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many responses he has received to his consultation on the draft House of Lords Reform Bill to date.

    • News Corporation

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he last met (a) James Murdoch, (b) Rebekah Brooks and (c) Andy Coulson.

  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee

    • Director of Policy

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what the roles and responsibilities are of the (a) Director of...

    • Government Procurement Card

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many staff of the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

      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, what the average time taken by the Independent Parliamentary...

      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 14 July 2011, Official Report, column...

      Members: Allowances

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

      Members: Allowances

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

      Members: Allowances

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

  • Wales

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what methodology her Department used to estimate savings to the public purse made in respect of its procurement and purchasing since May 2010.

    • Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has met (a) Welsh Government Ministers and (b) the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change regarding the devolution of decision-making...

  • Prime Minister

    • Health Professions: Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister how many face-to-face meetings he has had with (a) social workers, (b) teachers, (c) nurses, (d) doctors, (e) police officers and (f) business leaders since his appointment.

    • Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

      Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what plans he has to discuss human rights in Russia and the issue of prisoners of conscience with his counterpart during his visit to Russia; (2) which (a)...

  • Attorney-General

    • Sexual Offences

      To ask the Attorney-General in how many cases where an offender has been charged with rape and murder (a) the rape charge was not prosecuted and (b) the offender was not placed on the Violent and...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the recommendations of the International Assessment for Agricultural Science and Technology...

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what progress has been made towards international co-ordination of the conservation of high seas biodiversity; (2)...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria will need to be met by groups of farmers who are granted a licence to cull badgers to control bovine TB.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects badger culling under the revised guidance to begin.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many responses were received to the first public consultation into a cull of badgers to control bovine TB.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will estimate the cost to the public purse of a programme of gassing badgers in each 150 square kilometre area...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government about the potential for a joint strategy to combat bovine TB in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle were slaughtered as part of the bovine TB eradication programme in each of the last 10 years.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made on the introduction of mandatory reporting of carbon emissions by UK-based corporations.

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fixed quota allocations for UK fish stocks are fished by (a) foreign companies and (b) UK-based companies which are...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much financial support her Department plans to provide for natural grasslands in each of the next four financial years.

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of semi-natural grasslands to (a) carbon storage, (b) flood...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support her Department plans to provide to farmers to maintain semi-natural grasslands in each of the next four...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the application of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive to semi-natural grassland sites with...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the proportion of semi-natural grassland which is protected by the Environmental Impact...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on widening the definition of semi-natural within the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive to include...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the status and extent of semi-natural grasslands outside sites of special scientific interest.

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the level of (a) semi-improved and (b) intensively-managed improved grassland in each of the next four...

      Grasslands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will assess the capacity of the Single Payment Scheme to take account of the environmental value of semi-natural...

      Marine Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of scientific research concerning the global viability of marine life.

      Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities have been fined for allowing ragwort to grow on highway verges since 2007.

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on the provision of capital funding for fencing or water supply through the Entry Level Stewardship scheme.

  • Justice

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what types of offences perpetrators of public disorder in August 2011 were (a) charged with and (b) prosecuted for; and what the sentences...

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the level of assistance available to victims of crime during recent public disorder; what response he...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average (a) fine and (b) sentence was for each offence committed during the recent incidents of public disorder (i) in each police force...

      Civil Disorder: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many claims have been submitted under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in respect of incidents during the disturbances in August 2011; and...

      Conveyancing: Estate Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will examine the practice of solicitors and conveyancers paying referral fees to estate agents; and if he will make a statement.

      Courts: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answers of 21 July 2010, Official Report, column 322W and 9 February 2011, Official Report, column 241W, on courts: Sunderland, what...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree of 19 October 2010, Official Report, column 706W, on departmental work experience,...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in his Department as...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what legal aid costs were incurred in respect of women granted indefinite leave to remain under the domestic violence rule in 2009.

      Driving Under Influence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to bringing forward proposals to increase sentences available for offences of causing death by dangerous driving by...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the Employment and Support Allowance Appeals Tribunal Service in 2010-11.

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in respect of which legislative provisions a final court judgement has referred to section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 as the main provision...

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of requests by the families of murder victims for a specific exclusion zone to be imposed on the offender following release...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2011, Official Report, column 144W, on human rights, whether there have been further declarations of incompatibility...

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the likely effects of the provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill on the capacity of (a) HM Revenue...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many previous convictions and for what offence each person serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection had; (2) what offences each...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what research his Department has commissioned on the reasons for the differences in reoffending rates of male prisoners (a) under and (b) over the age of 21.

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many small claims settlements set at a rate of £1 or less per month for a total amount payable of £50 or more were adjudicated by the Court...

      Small Claims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there is a standard criterion for the repayment rates set by the small claims court service.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals against decision on application for (a) disability living allowance and (b) employment and support allowance there have been in St...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average waiting time was between submission of an appeal against a decision on the award of (a) employment and support allowance and (b)...

      UK Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of developing a dedicated website for the Commission on a UK Bill of Rights.

      Young Offenders: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children were (a) remanded in custody or (b) subject to court ordered secure remand for a week or less in the last year for which information is...

  • Treasury

    • Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the economy of the most recent figures for economic growth.

    • Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential implications for the economy of the most recent figures for economic growth.

      Economic Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on...

      Public Sector Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of public sector workers who will receive a salary increase of £250 in 2011-12.

      Domestic Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of recent trends in domestic energy prices.

      Domestic Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of recent trends in domestic energy prices.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects on consumer confidence of the change in the basic rate of VAT.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce tax avoidance by large organisations and wealthy individuals.

      Cheques

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will take steps to establish which Government departments and agencies do not accept payment by cheque; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether the Big Lottery's Big Fund will be able to delegate decision-making on the allocation of the Coastal Communities Fund to local authorities or...

      Coastal Communities Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the priorities and criteria for the use of the Coastal Communities Fund in Scotland will be uniform across Scotland or will allow for variation...

      Corporation Tax: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government will be represented at The Working Party on Tax Questions—Direct Taxation meeting to be held in Brussels on 6 September 2011 to...

      Corporation Tax: Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of companies owing unpaid corporation taxes of (a) less than £10,000, (b) between £10,001 and...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to support the promotion of credit unions to disadvantaged and vulnerable people; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on (a) television, (b) radio and (c) newspaper advertising in (i) real and (ii) nominal terms between (A) November 1999...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many late payments his Department has made to contractors between (a) November 1999 and June 2001, (b) May 2002 and June 2007 and (c) June 2007 and...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the running costs were of No. 11 Downing Street in 2010-11.

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 his Department...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of stationery purchased by his Department between (a) November 1999 and June 2001, (b) May 2002 and June 2007 and (c)...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many overseas visits were made by (a) Ministers, (b) staff and (c) special advisers in his Department between (i) November 1999 and June 2001 and (ii)...

      Economic and Monetary Union: Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on expansion of the Single European Payment Area.

      Economic Situation: European Union

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

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of recent trends in domestic energy prices.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of Equitable Life policyholders will have had their compensation claims processed by the end of September 2011.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his policy is on the outcome of the Council of Ministers on 25 July 2011 on the EU budget for 2012; and when he expects (a) the negotiations over...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the explanatory memorandum to the draft budget of the European Union for the financial year 2012: Council position of 25 July 2011...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the explanatory memorandum to the draft budget of the European Union for the financial year 2012: Council position of 25 July 2011...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to page 23 of the explanatory memorandum to the draft budget of the European Union for the financial year 2012: Council position of 25 July...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to provide the Financial Conduct Authority with the powers to require independent financial advisers to issue more...

      Income Tax: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of persons adversely affected by the removal of the 10 pence tax rate in 2007 who were women.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of persons affected by the removal of the 10 pence tax rate in 2007 who were resident in Scotland.

      Individual Savings Accounts: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of green individual saving accounts.

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason he reduced the rate of interest on the loan to the Republic of Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of increasing the rate of borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board on levels of borrowing by...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Weaver Vale of 23 February and 2 June 2011 on behalf...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to answer the letter sent to him by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on 30 June 2011 with regard to Ms E Matysiak.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many investigations HM Revenue and Customs' national minimum wage enforcement team have conducted into (a) companies and (b) labour providers in the (i)...

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has considered extending the areas of eligibility for the national insurance contributions holiday scheme to include the South East; (2)...

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in (a) North Lincolnshire and (b) Scunthorpe have benefited from the national insurance contributions holiday scheme.

      Offshore Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of the proposals in the 2011 Budget on the UK oil and gas industry.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce child poverty (a) in the West Midlands and (b) nationally; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for St Albans of 14 July 2011, Official Report, column 461W, on habitual residence, whether he intends to (a)...

      Telephone Services: Government Departments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the Government have received from each Government helpline using an 0845 number in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Valuation: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the average time taken by the Valuation Office Agency to process an appeal against a rating assessment was in the latest period for which figures...

      VAT: Golf

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons private golf courses are exempt from value added tax on (a) subscription fees and (b) green fees.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer Question 43486 tabled on 25 February 2011 for answer on 1 March 2011 relating to child poverty.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2011, Official Report, column 345W, on arts, when he expects to announce details of his...

    • British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether any adviser or official in his Department discussed News Corporation's proposed acquisition of BSkyB with advisers or...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will publish his letter to the Competition Commission referring to it the matter of News Corporation's proposed...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the monetary value of expenditure in super-fast broadband by (a) the Government and (b) the...

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects to make an announcement on the allocation of funds for superfast broadband.

      Broadcasting: Welsh Language

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

      Communications Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will include the issue of future cross-media ownership in any consultation on the proposed Communications Bill.

      Communications Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for the consultation on a new Communications Bill in light of the establishment of the judicial inquiry into...

      Creative Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what criteria he applied to determine the persons to be invited to join the Creative Industries Council; (2) if he will...

      Creative Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many employees each company represented on the Creative Industries Council has in each region.

      Cultural Education Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the Henley review of cultural education will report to him.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on (a) television, (b) radio and (c) newspaper advertising in (i) real and (ii) nominal...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what occasions he 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 Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many late payments his Department has made to contractors between January 2008 and June 2009; and what the cost to the...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many senior civil servants in his Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young,...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many letters his Department received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers were employed by his Department between January 2008 and June 2009; and...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many mobile telephones and BlackBerrys were provided to staff in his Department between January 2008 and June 2009; and...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of (a) cars leased by his Department to staff and (b) Ministerial chauffeurs between...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what methodology (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible used to estimate...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was for (a) first class and (b) all train travel by (i) Ministers, (ii) staff and (iii)...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of stationery purchased by his Department between January 2008 and June 2009.

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many overseas visits were made by (a) Ministers, (b) staff and (c) special advisers in his Department between January 2008...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were...

      Diamond Jubilee 2012: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what consultation he undertook with other governments of the Commonwealth on the eligibility criteria for the Diamond Jubilee...

      Football: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average monthly number of participants in (a) five-a-side and (b) 11-a-side football.

      Football: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with (a) Sport England, (b) the Football Association and (c) the Fitness Industry Association on...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which works of art from the Government Art Collection are located in each official Ministerial residence and what the (a)...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many Government Procurement Cards were used by staff of his Department between January 2008 and June 2009; and what the...

      Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) lunches and (b) dinners he has attended at the expense of the host since his appointment; on what dates; and with whom.

      Hotels

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

      Internet: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on restricting access to websites which promote suicide.

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the likely costs, including administrative costs, of establishing a new framework for local...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month between January...

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with (a) mobile telephone companies and (b) the European Commission regarding mobile...

      National Lottery: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what consultation he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Executive on the determination of priorities for lottery...

      Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the date and venue was of each meeting he has had with newspaper (a) editors, (b) executives and (c) proprietors since...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many London 2012 Olympic business suppliers and procurement events have been held in (a) Scotland, (b) England and (c)...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2011, Official Report, column 510W, on Olympic Games 2012, who sits on the LOCOG North...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will consider placing direct web links to accommodation in counties which are hosting Olympic events on the London 2012...

      Olympic Games 2012: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps are being taken to ensure that residents of the East End of London will benefit from job opportunities created by...

      Olympic Games 2012: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs created by the London 2012 Olympics which will be taken by Tower...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to ensure that local residents will have access to the sports facilities used as part of the London 2012...

      Olympic Games 2012: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 2077W, who will lead the East of England Olympic Working...

      Olympic Games 2012: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 2077W, if he will highlight the city of St Albans in...

      Olympic Games 2012: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made on the development of affordable homes in the Olympic Village and when a lettings policy...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of unsuccessful applicants for the first round of allocations for tickets to the...

      Phone Hacking Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will consult the official Opposition on the composition of the panel of media experts to be appointed to assist Lord...

      Press Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the date was of each meeting he has had with the Press Complaints Commission since his appointment.

      Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the date was of each meeting he has had at which officials or advisers of the Prime Minister were present since December 2010.

      Rugby: World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made in its support for the hosting by England of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the conditions were of funding through Sport England to national governing bodies; and what increase in participation his...

      Treasure Trove: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the timetable is for establishing a Coroner for Treasure as provided for in the Coroners and Justice Act 2009; and if he...

      Treasure Trove: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the average length of time was for the completion of inquests into Treasure cases from Oxfordshire in (a) 2008, (b) 2009...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 62WS, on remote gambling, and with...

    • Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1108W, on museum and galleries: charitable trusts, if he will...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what support in each category of assistance his Department has requested from the Ministry of Defence to assist with the...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what discussions he has had with London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games on arrangements for spectators at...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which goods and services will be provided free of charge to athletes participating in the London 2012 Olympics that are not...

      Olympic Games 2012: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure Bexley benefits from the London 2012 Olympic games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to support businesses in (a) Leicester and (b) the East Midlands to take advantage of the...

      S4C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) whether targets are in place to ensure S4C reduces its central administration budget; (2) what recent progress S4C has...

      S4C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will take steps to protect the programme budget of S4C; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in his...

    • Pat Finucane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he intends to make an announcement on the outcome of his consideration on whether to establish an inquiry into the death of Pat Finucane;...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking together with the Irish Government to support the needs of victims; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • British National (overseas)

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many British nationals were living in each other EU member state in each of the last 10 years for (a) all and (b) part of that year; and if he will...

    • Civil Service: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many special adviser posts have been advertised since May 2010.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2011, Official Report, column 357W, on carbon emissions, if he will assess the feasibility of low-carbon energy...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many procurement contracts his Department has awarded to small businesses since May 2010.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Green Investment Bank will be classified by the Office of National Statistics as a public corporation for the purposes of the National Accounts.

      Prostate Cancer: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) age-standardised incidence rate for prostate cancer was and (b) number of diagnoses of prostate cancer there were amongst (i) Black...

      Prostate Cancer: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the age-standardised mortality rate from prostate cancer was amongst (a) Black African, (b) Black Caribbean, (c) Black other, (d) mixed White and...

      UK National Accounts: Natural Capital

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what timetable he has set for the inclusion of natural capital within the UK National Accounts.

  • Scotland

    • Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the future of Royal Air Force bases in Scotland.

    • Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of major Scottish banks.

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussion he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on bonuses awarded by Scottish banks.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the potential impact on families in Scotland of reductions in child benefit.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of the level of child poverty in Scotland.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with trade unions in Scotland on proposals to alter employment law relating to redundancy and employment tribunals.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the potential effect in Scotland of proposals to alter employment law relating to redundancy and employment tribunals.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Secretary of State for Scotland how many letters the Advocate-General for Scotland received from hon. Members in June 2011.

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of groups representing disabled people.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) when he last met with representatives of the six main energy providers in Scotland; (2) what discussions he has had on recent electricity and gas...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of fuel poverty campaigners in Scotland.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the creation of the Green Investment Bank.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the impact in Scotland of changes to housing benefit.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met campaigners against the trafficking of children in Scotland.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to reduce the number of business insolvencies in Scotland.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on his remarks to the Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of shipbuilding...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of levels of unemployment in Scotland; and what steps is he taking to reduce long-term unemployment in Scotland.

  • Transport

    • A1: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason the temporary message signs alongside the southbound carriageway of the A1M were not activated on 11 June 2011 notifying motorists of...

    • A1: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason a number of the mobile message boards on the southbound carriageway of the A1(M) are not currently being activated to warn drivers of...

      Airlines: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will include a passengers rights framework within the Economic Regulation of Airports Bill for the purposes of protecting consumers at airports...

      Airports: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to improve intermodal connectivity between airports and the rail network.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the Civil Aviation Authority's proposed Future Airspace Strategy for the UK 2011 to 2030.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to bring forward legislative proposals to vest the Civil Aviation Authority and Office of Fair Trading with powers to enforce...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether flight time limitations for pilots were discussed at the EU Transport Council meeting of 16 June 2011; and what the outcome was of any such...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of business on plans to extend high speed services to the North West.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the assessment of HS2 in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13.

      M6: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ask the Highways Agency to commission a survey on the effect of road noise from Junction 9 of the M6 motorway.

      Maritime Labour Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to implement the Maritime Labour Convention; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many representations his Department has received on its plans to review the frequency of MOT testing since May 2010.

      Motorways: Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fines the Highways Agency has received for allowing ragwort to grow on highway verges in the period since 2007.

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has retained funds from the revenue sharing arrangements made in relation to the Northern franchise; and for what purpose.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on rail infrastructure in (a) the North West and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08, (iii) 2008-09...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent assessment is of progress in the development of the Northern Hub; and if he will make a statement.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on its consultation on the future of Liverpool, Holyhead and Belfast coastguard stations.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons he has concluded that Belfast coastguard station should not close; and whether he was aware of these reasons prior to his Department's...

      Rolling Stock: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any of the rolling stock to be deployed to alleviate overcrowded peak hour rail services into Greater Manchester will be new.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Thameslink programme is proceeding on (a) time and (b) budget.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to answer question 56686 tabled on 17 May 2011 for answer on 24 May 2011 relating to biofuel exports.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reason the Council of Ministers amended decision 2010/279/CFSP; what reasons were given for the increase in expenditure...

    • Anguilla: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria were used by the Deputy Governor to Anguilla in appointing the permanent secretaries of Anguillan Government...

      Anguilla: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Deputy Governor to Anguilla had with the Chief Minister concerning the appointment of permanent secretaries...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the jamming of opposition television stations in Bahrain; and what representations his...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has to strengthen relations with Bosnia Herzegovina; and what steps he plans to take to assist in (a)...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Bosnia following the decision by the Republica Srpska...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what recent occasions he has raised human rights with his Chinese counterpart; and what areas of human rights policy were raised.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) US and (b) EU counterparts on human rights in China.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what human rights issues he raised in his recent meeting with the Foreign Minister of Colombia.

      Council of Europe: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the UK of the common costs of the Council of Europe have been in each year since 2003; what proportion of the...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how may officials of his Department are stationed in the sovereign territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to commission an official standard for the sovereign territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to offer (a) assistance and (b) monitoring for the forthcoming election in Democratic Republic of Congo; and...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what methodology (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible used to estimate...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were...

      EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what agreements on climate change and security were made at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 18 July 2011.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the European Court of Justice on breaches of the...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what evidence his Department's recent review of export control policy considered; (2) which overseas posts provided...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library copies of (a) minutes, (b) evidence and (c) reports prepared as part of his Department's recent...

      Goran Hadzic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his Serbian counterpart on the extradition of Goran Hadzic to the International...

      India: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the government of India on the recent bombings in Mumbai; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of Libyan national students sponsored by the Libyan Government who were studying in (a)...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have directly contacted the government of the United Arab Emirates to express...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings Ministers in his Department had with an hon. Member who has contacted them regarding constituents or family...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions a Minister in his Department was contacted by an hon. Member in relation to constituents or family members...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens died (a) in police custody and (b) while serving a prison sentence in the United Arab Emirates in each of...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions UK citizens have successfully appealed against a conviction in the United Arab Emirates in each of the...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions his Department has intervened in court cases involving UK citizens in the United Arab Emirates because of...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions his Department has been contacted by UK citizens or their families for assistance after they have been...

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates in each of the last five years.

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens are imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates (a) after conviction and (b) awaiting trial.

      United Arab Emirates: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he holds on (a) the type of offences for which UK citizens are serving a prison sentence in the United Arab...

      United Nations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department plans to allocate to each agency of the United Nations in each of the next three years; and if...

      United Nations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department allocated to the United Nations in each year since 2000; how much he plans to allocate in each...

      Venezuela: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the government of Venezuela on (a) human rights and (b) compliance with...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Absent Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition he uses of therapeutic justice style of approach in respect of the voluntary arrangements with non-resident parents; and if he...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department plans to enable Work programme providers to provide professional qualifications.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the performance of Work programme providers in (a) Bedford constituency, (b) the East and (c) the UK.

      Access to Work Programme: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures his Department has put in place to enable deafblind people to receive specialist support to access the labour market.

      Access to Work Programme: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will review the provision of specialist support services for deafblind people through the Access to Work programme.

      Access to Work Programme: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what incentives are in place to encourage Work programme providers to support people with combined hearing and sight loss into sustained employment.

      Access to Work Programme: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what employment support his Department provides to deafblind people placed in the work-related activity group who will not be fit for work...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the use of exemptions of overseas earnings from payments to the Child Support Agency for fathers employed by (a)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many mothers were refused payments from the Child Support Agency as a result of the father receiving his earnings overseas in the latest...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of likely (a) demand and (b) take-up of council tax benefit in (i) England and (ii) each local authority...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received crisis loans in each of the last three years; what the total monetary value was of such loans; and how much his...

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his oral answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, columns 603-4W, on departmental jobs (relocation), by what means he will ensure...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what methodology (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible used to estimate savings to the...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in his...

      Disability Living Allowance: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when he expects to announce the outcome of his review of the proposal to withdraw the mobility component of disability living allowance...

      Disability Living Allowance: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in St Helens South and Whiston constituency were in receipt of disability living allowance including the (a) higher and...

      Disability Living Allowance: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance cannot be paid to severely visually impaired people who...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of applications for employment and support allowance made by residents of (a) Chippenham constituency and (b) England and Wales...

      Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in what circumstances incapacity benefit claimants are to return to their previous payments if they returned to work but need a break on...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to the review of health and safety by Lord Young, Common Sense, Common Safety, whether the Health and Safety Executive has...

      Jobcentre Plus: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were advertised in Jobcentre Plus branches in Richmond Park constituency in the latest period for which figures are...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that claims for jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowance are processed promptly.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department provides to Jobcentre Plus staff on the provision of advice on jobs outside of school hours for lone parents in...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners and (b) children in Leicester are living in a household with under 60% of the median income.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the mobility element of the personal independence payment will be payable once claimants reach pensionable age.

      Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many blind people in receipt of disability living allowance will be reassessed for the personal independence payment; (2) what...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that Remploy is not replacing the jobs of employees who were recently made redundant; (2) what recent...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Chatham and Aylesford constituency (a) of each age group, (b) of each sex, (c) with each physical disability and (d) with...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his oral answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow North East, Official Report, column 478, on universal credit: transitional payments,...

      Work Capability Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to assist people with mental and behavioural disorders into work.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • British Sky Broadcasting

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

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average change in council tax in England was in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2010-11.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation on localising support for council tax in England, August 2011, paragraph 11.8,...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation on localising support for council tax in England, August 2011, paragraph 4.4,...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation on localising support for council tax in England, August 2011, what proportion...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation on localising support for council tax in England, August 2011, whether he plans...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much council tax revenue was collected by each local authority in England in the latest period for which figures are...

      Council Tax: Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals for a one-month council tax payment holiday for households that are participating in the...

      Council Tax: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties in Halifax constituency have been moved into an (a) higher and (b) lower council tax band since May 2010;...

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was for (a) first class and (b) all train travel by (i) Ministers, (ii) staff and (iii)...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many civil servants in his Department are provided with travel cards funded by his Department.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were...

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health about the funding of communication aids and assistive...

      Disability Facilities Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the review of the effectiveness of administration of the disability facilities grant will be concluded.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legal advice he received on the abolition of the regional fire control centres.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what process his Department followed in making decisions on the reconfiguration of regional fire control centres.

      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...

      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...

      Hotels

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

      Housing: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many selective licensing areas were in existence in the latest period for which figures are available; what their (a) name,...

      Housing: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which applications by local authorities for selective licensing areas have been rejected since 2006; and what the reasons were...

      Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has provided to local authorities on the procedures for disposing of surplus land.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the oral statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, columns 662-64, on local government finance, what modelling his...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to his contribution following the oral statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 666W, on local...

      Local Government: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information he holds on the annual debt interest paid by each local authority in England in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month between June 2007...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information he holds on the cost of metal theft to local authorities in each of the last six years.

      Minister for Cities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what ministerial responsibilities the Minister for Cities has in relation to London.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will estimate the likely difference in business rates revenues between local authorities with the (a) highest and...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effects of his proposed changes to local business rates on equality of financial...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has consulted poorer local authorities on his proposed changes to local business rates; and what the outcome was of...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the time which will be required to implement his proposed changes to local business rates in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (a) how many and what types of local businesses and (b) which local authorities he has consulted on his proposed changes to...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how he plans to maintain the ability of poorer local authorities to deliver services according to needs when implementing his...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential change in the total resources available to local authorities resulting from his...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) with reference to his Department's consultation on proposals for business rates retention, July 2011, paragraph 3.25, what...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation on proposals for business rates retention, July 2011, paragraphs 4.8 to 4.10,...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has considered changing the non-domestic rating legislation to ensure that large retrospective rate demands cannot be...

      Non-domestic Rates: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Sunderland has (a) contributed to and (b) drawn from the national non-domestic rating pool in the last five financial years.

      Office of Government Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has issued guidance to local authorities requiring them to implement the Office of Government Commerce...

      Planning: Methane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress he has made in reforming the planning system to support the injection of biomethane into the national gas grid.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to stimulate investment by third-party insurance and pension funds in the private rented housing sector;...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2011, Official Report, column 1235W, on Travellers: caravan sites, what consideration his...

      Warwickshire County Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department provided to Warwickshire county council in each year since 2005.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to respond to the Questions 67689 and 67706, on the Planning Inspectorate, tabled on 14 July 2011 for answer on 19...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress he has made in reforming the regulatory framework to support the injection of biomethane into the national gas grid.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the merits of a gas licence exemption for onshore gas production for the purposes of making it...

      British Coal Utilisation Research Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which public authority holds the company, operational and insurance records of the British Coal Utilisation Research Association, a...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to receive notification of whether his plans for an Emissions Performance Standard comply with EU law.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the level at which the Emissions Performance Standard will be set will vary across different parts of the UK.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish details of the Emissions Performance Standards specific exemptions for plant (a) forming part of the UK's...

      Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the disbursement of climate finance due to be complete by April 2015 has been disbursed to date; and how much such...

      Combined Heat and Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to bring forward proposals to prevent the Emissions Performance Standard from creating disincentives to investment in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what staffing he plans to provide for his Department's new office to promote national energy efficiency.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what methodology (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible used to estimate savings to...

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in...

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met representatives of the devolved Administrations; and what matters were discussed.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what meetings he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many expressions of interests he has received from electricity sector companies that will be willing to provide additional...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what date he expects to receive state aid clearance for his proposed electricity market reform mechanisms.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of barriers to entry and growth in electricity generation and supply markets for independent...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the implementation of those policies outlined in Planning our electric future: a...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount of existing electricity generating capacity that will be decommissioned in each of the next 10...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish his estimate of the electricity sector capacity margin for each year between 2011 and 2020.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of electricity storage capacity in the UK between (a) 2011 and 2015, (b) 2016 and 2020, (c) 2021...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to (a) consult and (b) reach a decision on his plans for a capacity mechanism.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to develop his policy on electricity systems.

      Electricity: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps Ofgem is taking to (a) increase the ability of new entrants to the electricity market and (b) improve liquidity in the...

      Electricity: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hyndburn of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 851W, on electricity industry theft,...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the (a) total and (b) domestic level of UK energy consumption in 2015.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will list the meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of independent energy generators...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department plans to undertake a review of UK energy usage in each decade up to 2050.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Committee on Climate Change report, Meeting Carbon Budgets - 3rd Progress Report to Parliament, June 2011, when...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will provide an update on recent progress with the (a) Offshore Transmission Coordination Project, (b) North Seas Countries'...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects new rules to be brought forward on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to provide further clarification on the future role of (a) demand side response, storage and interconnection and (b)...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the need for changes to the offshore transmission regime.

      Energy Supply: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects Ofgem to complete Project TransmiT; and when he expects proposals to be brought forward in respect of the project.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward legislative proposals for energy suppliers to provide customers with information on their energy bills on (a)...

      Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of consumers that will receive energy from one of the six largest energy...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish an assessment of (a) whether there are sufficient measures to encourage efficiency improvements in electricity...

      Energy: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential contribution to UK economic growth of the completion of an EU single market in energy.

      Energy: EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Third Internal Energy Market Package has been transposed into UK law.

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of the expected level of investment in the UK energy generation sector between (a) 2011 and 2015, (b)...

      Energy: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the European Supergrid to become operational.

      Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has met (a) Welsh Ministers and (b) the Secretary of State for Wales regarding the devolution of decision-making on consents...

      Environment Protection: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress he has made in developing a voluntary Green Responsibility Deal with business and other organisations.

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the average commercial lifespan of a new gas-fired power plant.

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many new gas plants he expects to enter operation in the UK in each of the next five years.

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to co-ordinate the introduction of the Green Deal with roll-out of the Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Local Energy Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to create local energy partnerships.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the nuclear industry to ensure (a) confidence in the sector and (b)...

      Offshore Transmission Coordination Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the functions are of the Offshore Transmission Coordination Group.

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on the potential for a new mixed-oxide plant.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is undertaking with its EU counterparts to promote renewable deployment.

      Renewable Energy: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of electricity generation he estimates will come from renewable sources in 2020.

      Renewable Energy: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of electricity generation he expects to come from (a) onshore wind, (b) offshore wind and (c) biomass in 2020.

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to allow microgenerators to set the sale price of the energy they generate at the same rate as is...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether the feed-in tariff contracts for difference payment will be paid for intermittent energy generation in (a) advance or (b)...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to determine whether a greater certainty of payment in the feed-in tariff contracts for difference will form part of...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish further details on (a) how and (b) by whom feed-in tariff contracts for difference will be delivered.

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the finance and investment community on the provision of finance for...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the £200 million his Department has allocated to support new low-carbon technologies has been spent so far on (a)...

      Renewable Energy: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons his Department did not secure state aid approval in time to implement an increase in the level of financial support...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will retain a band within the renewables obligation for biomass combined heat and power generation and grandfather this to the...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce the length of periods of grace that will be offered to new energy generation after the closure of the...

      Solar Power: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the introduction by the Chinese Government of a nationwide feed-in tariff incentive scheme...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress his Department has made in the development of the Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment for English...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to accelerate the development and deployment of marine renewable technologies at commercial...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether marine energy projects will be eligible to receive support through his proposed feed-in tariff with Contract for Difference.

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress he has made in establishing the South West Marine Energy Park.

      Wave Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to support the Siadar Wave Energy Project.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support he plans to provide for the development of the Eneco wind park.

  • Home Department

    • UK Border Agency Worker Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2011, Official Report, columns 805-6W, on UK Border Agency Worker Scheme, how many applications to the UK...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it will be a mandatory requirement for designated establishments to meet or exceed the standards set out in future codes of practice...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for (a) guidance notes and (b) codes of practice regarding humane killing, severity classification of procedures and...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has any plans to change the (a) nature and (b) frequency of inspections of establishments designated under the Animals...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to allocate additional funding for the National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to reduce the number of animals bred for use in scientific research; and if she will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to provide support to the voluntary and third sector to provide services to tackle antisocial behaviour in urban areas.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of Mosquito devices in operation in (a) the UK and (b) each local authority area.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has received representations on the (a) appropriateness, (b) ethics and (c) legality of the use of the Mosquito device; and if...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to recover from the perpetrators the costs of (a) policing and (b) damage arising from public disorder in August...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) homeowners and (b) businesses have sought compensation under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 in respect of damage or loss sustained...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces have (a) applied for and (b) received additional funding from her Department towards the cost of responding to the...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments were made to each police authority under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 in each year since 1997; what estimate she has made of the...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females in each (i) age group and (ii) local authority were (A) killed, (B) seriously injured and (C) slightly...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals she plans to bring forward to tackle public disorder; what recent representations she has received on this issue; and if she...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the costs to the public purse of recent public disorder; and if she will make a statement.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the cost of policing in respect of public disorder in August 2011.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the total cost of damage caused by public disorder in August 2011.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) murders and (b) sexual offences recorded in each police force area in the last 12 months have not yet resulted in a conviction;...

      Crossbows

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents involving crossbows were recorded by the Police in (a) St Helens, (b) Merseyside and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2011, Official Report, column 933W, on departmental compensation, what steps she is taking to reduce the...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methodology (a) her Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which she is responsible used to estimate savings to the...

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) of 17 November 2010, Official Report, columns 811-13W, on...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in her...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens of other EU member states normally resident in the Peterborough city council area were not (a) in employment, (b) looking...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the proposed (a) locations and (b) operational dates are of the reception and removal centres to be established in Turkey under twinning...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff are working on the projects to establish reception and removal centres in Turkey under twinning arrangements.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what involvement the UK Border Agency will have in (a) training staff and (b) managing reception and removal centres to be established in...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether those to be detained in reception and removal centres to be established in Turkey under twinning arrangements with the UK Border...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the projects to establish reception and removal centres in Turkey under twinning arrangements with the UK Border Agency have been or...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the maximum time limit for detention will be in the removal centres to be established in Turkey under a twinning project with the UK...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what health, education, legal advice and counselling services will be required to be provided by new reception and removal centres...

      Drugs: Ion Spectrometry Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on the distribution of ion spectrometry technology in the detection of drugs and explosive traces; how many...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what third pillar EU measures for which her Department is responsible have not yet been implemented; when they will be implemented; and if...

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there were in the UK resulting from a Europol operation in each year since Europol became operational; what the offence...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to ensure that the closure of the Forensic Science Service does not adversely affect the gathering of forensic...

      Government Authorised Exchange Medical Training Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received from consultant doctors on the Government Authorised Exchange Medical Training Initiative (GAE MTI);...

      Larne House Residential Detention Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the development costs are for the UK Border Agency's Larne House residential detention facility; and what the estimated annual operating...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the likely effect of the Government's proposed reforms of civil legal aid on the work of the Sojourner...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has plans to review the effectiveness of the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003 in ensuring consistent application of...

      Licensing laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her proposed exemption from regulation for micro-businesses will include exemption from the late night levy.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Weaver Vale of (a) 1 March 2011 and (b) 2 June 2011 on behalf of Mrs Andrea...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Newcastle Upon Tyne North...

      North Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers of each rank and grade were employed by North Yorkshire Police on (a) 31 March 2010, (b) 30 September 2010 and (c)...

      Parliament Square

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Mayor of London on removal of (a) tents and (b) other objects located on the pavements of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were serving in the London borough of Harrow on 5 April 2011; and if...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many North Yorkshire police officers were deployed in (a) London, (b) Birmingham, (c) Manchester and (d) other places in response to...

      Police: Ealing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints her Department has received on the performance of police officers based in the London borough of Ealing in each of the...

      Police: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to alter the jurisdiction of port police forces. [R]

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what type testing has been carried out on the super speed camera or TruCam; what plans she has for its future use; and if she will make a...

      Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will discuss with the Metropolitan police (a) the allocation of (i) staff and (ii) financial resources to Operation Weeting and (b)...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the risks to the critical national infrastructure from metal thieves.

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tynemouth of 30 March 2011, Official Report, column 371W, on metals: sales, what progress she...

      Warwickshire Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department provided to Warwickshire Police Authority in each year since 2005.

      Warwickshire Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the costs of administration were of the Warwickshire Police Authority in each year since 2005.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer question 54715 tabled on 3 May 2011 for answer on 9 May 2011 on categorisation of police functions.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which elements of the Royal Marines are deployed on operations in Afghanistan.

    • Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the socio-economic effects of his recent announcement on RAF basing.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact of implementation of the proposals contained in the Strategic Defence and Security Review on the (a) size, (b)...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) who will lead 3 Commando Brigade following implementation of the proposals in the Strategic Defence and Security Review; (2) what the current...

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has contingency plans in place for the independence relocation of Astute-class submarines in the event of the devolution of...

      Defence Equipment and Support: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of recruitment and retention rates for Defence Equipment and Support staff based in (a) Glasgow and (b) Bristol. [Official...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what budget his Department plans to allocate to (a) entertainment and (b) the purchase of alcohol in each of the next three years.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a data standard is used to identify his Department's assets; and if he will publish any such standard.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the Information Commissioner's Office on steps to improve his Department's performance in responding to requests...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, columns 643-62, on defence transformation, what he expects the ratio of staff of his...

      Departmental Official Cars

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what methodology (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible used to estimate savings to the public purse...

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in his Department as...

      European Defence Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on (a) the number of staff of the European Defence Agency, (b) their nationality and (c) their grade in each year...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the Eurofigher Typhoon aircraft will be based; and if he will make a statement.

      Ex-servicemen: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has considered an identity card scheme for veterans; and if he will place in the Library papers relating to plans for any such scheme.

      Ex-servicemen: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost to the public purse was of the veterans lapel badge scheme in each year since its inception; (2) how many veterans lapel badges have...

      Ex-servicemen: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans for an award for the spouses of veterans; and if he will make a statement.

      Ex-servicemen: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken and what plans it has to support veterans who have (a) served in Northern Ireland and (b) been affected by terrorism...

      Ex-servicemen: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of people with an armed forces background who have been sleeping rough in each year since 2000; and what...

      Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2011, Official Report, column 867W, on medals, how often the Polar Medal Assessment Committee meets; and by what means...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many British helicopter pilots who have received training under the European Defence Agency's Helicopter Initiative have subsequently been...

      Military Aircrafts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints his Department has received from each parliamentary constituency in respect of low-flying military aircraft in each of the last 10 years.

      Military Aircrafts: Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid in compensation to farmers in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales for livestock losses attributable to low-flying...

      Military Bases: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to consult on potential changes in high-level security policy and requirements in civil policing of military establishments; and what...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the conduct of five-yearly defence reviews; and if he will make a statement.

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his oral statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 643, on defence transformation, whether personnel serving in (a) Afghanistan and...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, columns 643-6WS, on defence transformation, whether he has any plans for the reinstatement of...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the cost of replacing Trident.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what policy development his Department is undertaking on abortion policy; and what his policy is on the provision of independent counselling for women...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses in (a) London and (b) the area covered by NHS East London and the City.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes his Department have made to the number of alcohol-related (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis fields in a hospital episode statistics...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of alcohol-related admissions in (a) Harrogate and District area and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in the last 12 months for...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the future of local ambulance stations.

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing a quality standard in respect of autism in children.

      Autism: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking as part of his Department's proposed health and development review to ensure that health visitors have received training on autism...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which body will manage the operation of the Cancer Drugs Fund when strategic health authorities are abolished; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for funds allocated to strategic health authorities through the Cancer Drugs Fund which are not spent at the end of each year that the...

      Care Homes: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to encourage pharmacists to visit care homes for older people for the purposes of improving knowledge and understanding of...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of hospitals have made provision to (a) identify and (b) support young carers in their admission and discharge procedures.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements his Department plans to put in place to assist people in (a) diagnosing dementia and (b) obtaining information and advice about the...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress he has made on his proposed reforms of NHS dentistry; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental implants were preformed in the NHS North West heath authority area by (a) the NHS and (b) the private sector in each of the last three...

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's (a) policy is and (b) procedures are in relation to whistleblowers.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many press officers his Department employed on (a) 1 February and (b) 1 April 2011.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many overseas visits were made by (a) Ministers, (b) staff and (c) special advisers in his Department between (i) May 2006 and June 2007 and (ii) June...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in his Department as of...

      Dermatology: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training general practitioners are required to have on dermatology at the point of qualification; and whether he plans to request training deaneries...

      Dermatology: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of a GP's workload that is dermatology-related; and if he will make a statement.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to simplifying the way parents of disabled children arrange care.

      Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to support junior doctors starting work in hospitals in August 2011.

      Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take in response to the report of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the potential dangers of electromagnetic...

      Fats: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to reduce the level of transfats in food.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) female and (b) male GPs have left the national health service in the last 12 months.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs there were per head of the population in each primary care trust in (a) Wiltshire, (b) West Mercia and (c) Greater Manchester in each of the...

      General Practitioners: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the measures in the Health and Social Care Bill on the contribution of GPs to the identification of...

      Health Professions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of health care professionals who will (a) retire, (b) take voluntary redundancy and (c) take involuntary...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answers of 4 March 2011, Official Report, column 663W, on health professions and of 24 May 2011, Official Report, column 668W, on...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the monetary value of NHS care provided to overseas nationals was in the latest financial year for which figures are available; and how much of the...

      Health Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his policy is on the recommendations of Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor's Independent Review of Health Services in North Yorkshire and York; (2)...

      Health Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which public body will be responsible for co-ordinating action to implement the findings of the Independent Review of Health Services in North Yorkshire...

      Health: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure the accuracy of healthcare information on websites that are independent of the NHS; (2) what guidelines his...

      Health: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged under 18 were diagnosed with (a) autism, (b) diabetes and (c) asthma in (i) Yorkshire and the Humber and (ii) the Harrogate and...

      HIV Infection: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the need for services providing specialised care to people with HIV suffering from HIV-related neurocognitive...

      IVF: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the funding of IVF by primary care trusts for the purposes of ensuring equitable treatment across the country.

      Learning Disability: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what agencies of his Department are responsible for the provision and repair of communication aids and assistive technology for people with profound...

      Leukaemia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the availability of drugs for the treatment of leukaemia.

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month for which one was produced since May 1997.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to enable the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to be flexible in its approach to appraisals...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence issues on weighting of votes of representative members of its appraisal committees.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence may not announce a decision on a treatment recommended for use by an appraisal...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the name is of each technology to be evaluated by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's Medical Technologies Advisory Committee...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to promote public understanding of patient rights in respect of access to treatments on the NHS that have been approved by the...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he expects to introduce a meningococcal B vaccine as soon as one is licensed; (2) if he will provide an update on the work of the...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on the provision of efficient and up-to-date disease surveillance and microbiology in the monitoring of existing and new...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure equality across the regions in the provision of mental health services.

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of private patients who may be treated by foundation trusts in the first year following the lifting of the private...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means the dispensing of medication for in-patients in NHS hospitals is regulated.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who will be responsible for commissioning services for (a) acquired brain injury, (b) tuberous sclerosis, (c) trigeminal neuralgia, (d) transverse...

      NHS: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial loss attributable to theft of medical equipment and other supplies from each health authority was in the last five years for which...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to reduce levels of obesity; and what recent progress has been made.

      Obesity : North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS in York and North Yorkshire was of obesity-related illness in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Obesity Management Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Obesity Management Association; (2) whether he has had discussions with representatives of the Obesity...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bed days of palliative care were provided by the NHS in the last period for which figures are available; and what the cost at national tariff...

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who in the Care Quality Commission has responsibility for (a) malnutrition and (b) improvement of nutritional care across health and care settings.

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to provide nutritional screening for vulnerable patients on admission to hospital and in care settings.

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many commissioners have established Commissioning for Quality and Innovation schemes to tackle malnutrition in hospitals since May 2010.

      Pressure Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who will be responsible for commissioning community-based tissue viability services after the abolition of primary care trusts.

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the financial settlement for each primary care trust for the duration of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's methodology for assessing different...

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on the performance of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme; and...

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence consults professional organisations in the field of...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what consideration the NHS has given to the 2007 recommendations of the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group on maximum travel times for...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans a national review of the smoking ban; and if he will make a statement.

      Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2011, Official Report, columns 1277-8W, on the Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group, which...

      Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the name is of each representative of the Specialist Healthcare Alliance who sits on the Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement...

      Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2011, Official Report, columns 305-06W, on Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group, which...

      Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2011, Official Report, columns 305-6W, on Specialised Services Patient and Public Engagement Steering Group, what the...

      Suicide: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of suicides that had a connection to websites promoting suicide in the latest period for which figures...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgical errors leading to avoidable harm were recorded in the NHS in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Surgery: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have not implemented the surgical safety checklist recommended by the World Health Organisation.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions he has had with the National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators on the change in the law affecting the operation of...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the health impact of the sale of counterfeit cigarettes from tab houses.

      Warwickshire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was received by Warwickshire Primary Care Trust in each year since 2007.

      Warwickshire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the estimated cost was of management for Warwickshire Primary Care Trust in each year since 2007; (2) what the costs of administration of the...

      Warwickshire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital bed days there were for (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) all respiratory diseases in Warwickshire Primary Care Trust...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in each local authority (a) had applied and (b) were applying for academy status on the latest date for which figures are available;...

    • Academies: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what provisions academies are required to make to train staff to deliver emergency first aid to those diagnosed with (a) epilepsy and (b) allergies.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate has been made of the total cost to the public purse to date of the cancellation of Building Schools for the Future funding,...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has considered granting additional powers to Ofqual in order that it may better regulate awarding bodies; and if so, with what...

      Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the merits of maintaining the teaching of practical cooking skills as a compulsory part of the school curriculum at Key...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with over 40 per cent. of pupils eligible for free school meals are (i) below and...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with over 40 per cent. of children eligible for free school meals and in the most...

      Free School Meals: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils of each ethnicity at each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in Bethnal Green and Bow constituency were...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2011, Official Report, column 1300W, on health education: sex, in schools which teach aspects of sex and relationships...

      Outdoor Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to promote the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many 16 to 18 year olds in schools are (a) entitled to and (b) receive free school meals. [R]

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to promote the drinking of milk in nursery and primary school settings as part of the implementation of the revised Early Years...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are below the floor level.

      Sixth Form Education: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2011, Official Report, column 992W, on sixth form colleges, how many young people entered formal post-16 education in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice will give rights to children without education, health and care plans or statements who have...

      Special Educational Needs: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of attending a special school on the ability of a young person to gain employment; and if he will make a...

      Special Educational Needs: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to increase the efficacy of special needs education provision in Pendle.

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the (a) quality and (b) rates of pay of supply teachers of the introduction of the Agency Workers...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Workplace Dress Codes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent assessment she has made of the compatibility with equalities legislation of (a) the requirement to wear a necktie and (b) other...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for future provision of adult education in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency and (b) the London borough of...

    • Apprentices: Chatham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships have been started in Chatham and Aylesford constituency since 2005.

      Apprentices: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to offer apprenticeships to young people in (a) the North...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on private format shifting.

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the pricing model in the central rights database.

      Departmental Labour Turnover

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

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree of 25 October 2010, Official Report, column 132W, on...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were...

      Economic and Monetary Union: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the potential benefits to economic growth in (a) the UK, (b) the Eurozone and (c) the EU of expansion of the...

      Electricians: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the proportion of electricians who are women; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills of 14 July 2011,...

      Employment: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number of jobs and (b) share of the workforce that were (i) directly and (ii)...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made on the stage of completion of the single market in services and the digital economy.

      Further Education: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from further education colleges regarding the provision of offender learning programmes.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Green Investment Bank will fund (a) proven and (b) emerging technologies to accelerate private sector investment in...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of Higher Education Funding Council supported students entering university for the first time in...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will estimate the potential savings to higher education institutions of removing 20,000 non-AAB student places and...

      Higher Education: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many colleges with 1,000 or more full-time students he expects to be awarded university status in (a) Leicester City local...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has any plans to discourage intellectual property businesses from leaving the UK.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has any plans to commission a review of intellectual property in the next 12 months.

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his latest estimate is of the Resource Accounting Budget charge for student fee loans for EU students studying in England...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints he has received about career development loans taken out with (a) Barclays and (b) other financial service...

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has considered the merits of referring the matter of the level of competition between supermarkets and small...

      Third Sector

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

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits to economic growth and trade of bilateral free trade agreements...

      Trade: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the effect on (a) national and (b) household income of trade with other EU member states...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has issued directions to staff in (a) UK Trade and Investment and (b) Business Links on communications...

      York College: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding was allocated to York College by the Skills Funding Agency, Young People's Learning Agency and their predecessor in...

  • House of Lords

    • Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with governments in East Africa about the marginalisation of pastoralist communities and their vulnerability to food insecurity.

    • Elections: Voting System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of the referendum on the alternative vote, including costs incurred by local authorities, central Government and the Electoral Commission.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of food insecurity in Gaza.

      Government Departments: Suppliers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they issue to government departments regarding the payment of suppliers; what is the average time within which departments pay their suppliers; which...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report from Christian Aid Locked Out: Palestinian Refugees and the Key to Peace of June 2011, and in particular to its comments on...

      Police: Annual Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Metropolitan Police officers were on leave (a) on each day in the week of 1 August, (b) on Monday 8 August, and (c) on Tuesday 9 August 2011;...

      Police: Expenditure Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of recent civil disturbances, they will be reviewing their decision to reduce police numbers.

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have authorised the General Lighthouse Fund to meet the cost, in part or in full, of the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme.

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and to what extent, they funded the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008, (e) 2009, and (f) 2010.

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any progress has been made on finding additional sources of revenue to fund the eLORAN radio navigation system; if so, to what value and from which...

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with European Union member states about whether large heavy goods vehicles (megatrucks) will be permitted to use British roads; and,...

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a risk assessment will be made of the implications of allowing large heavy goods vehicles (megatrucks) to use British roads; and, if so, whether that risk...

      Transport: Road Haulage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research into road haulage they have commissioned, or are aware of, which takes into account road maintenance conditions, the incidence of overloading and...

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