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Written answers

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

  • Prime Minister

    • Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with (a) the First Minister of Scotland and (b) other Ministers in the Scottish Government on the possible return to the UK of Abdelbaset...

    • Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Prime Minister what property has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from 10 Downing street in the last 12 months; and what the cost of replacement was.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Air Travel

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

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Procurement

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

  • Scotland

    • Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of the campaign groups opposed to the closure of (a) RAF Lossiemouth and (b) RAF Leuchars.

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many senior civil servants in (a) his Department and (b) the office of the Advocate-General at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers,...

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on levels of fuel poverty in Scotland.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met (a) Scottish Ministers and (b) representatives from the main energy suppliers in Scotland to discuss fuel poverty in Scotland; and what...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the possible location of the Green Investment Bank in...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and (b) Scottish ministers regarding (i) the July 2011 Labour Market...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2011, Official Report, column 291W, on football: females, what specific actions the...

    • Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has considered the merits of establishing a national digital library service.

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what proportion of value added tax on eligible repair and maintenance works he expects to be repaid to religious groups who...

      Neil Wallis

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

      News Corporation

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

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent discussions he has had with the mobile operators to reach agreement on the proposed auction of the 800MHz...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Key Data: Publication

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the publication of key data relating to the NHS, school, courts and transport services on their...

    • Government Software Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress his Department has made on the use of open standards when specifying ICT requirements in central Government software procurement.

      Pension Reform

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent progress the Government has made on engagement with the unions on pension reform.

      Government Data: Public Access

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to ensure that the public can access data released by the Government.

      Admiralty Arch: Admiralty House

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which Ministers have been allocated accommodation in (a) Admiralty Arch and (b) Admiralty House; how much his Department has spent on minor works,...

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the national mortality rates for bladder cancer were in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Charity Street Collectors

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the time taken to bring forward regulations to bring the actions...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department has undertaken a comparative analysis of expenditure on procurement by Government Departments per pound procured.

      Government Departments: Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 11 October 2010, Official Report, column 250W, on Government departments: billing, what progress has been made on the...

      Graduates: Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate he has made of the number of unemployed graduates in (a) Liverpool, Walton constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England and Wales.

      Microsoft

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on the amounts paid by Government departments to Microsoft in annual licence fees (a) in total and (b) via...

      National Insurance Contribution Holiday

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small businesses have been started in (a) England, (b) Kent and (c) Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituency since the introduction of the...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many pensioners were resident (a) in Jarrow constituency, (b) in South Tyneside, (c) in the North East and (d) nationwide in each year since 1997.

      Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the number of job vacancies available in (a) England, (b) the west midlands and (c) Coventry local authority area in each...

  • Justice

    • Chief Coroner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice from which organisations he has received representations in support of the abolition of the office of Chief Coroner under the provisions of the Public...

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been charged as a result of the public disorder on (a) 6, (b) 7, (c) 8, (d) 9 and (e) 10 August 2011; and with what offences;...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the largest sum awarded by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to a victim of attack by a dog was in each of the last five years for...

      Divorce Courts: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse of remission of court fees in divorce proceedings was in each of the last five financial years.

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which third pillar EU measures for which his Department is responsible have not yet been implemented; by what date each such measure will be implemented;...

      Immigration Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when his received notification of the entry into administration of the Immigration Advisory Service; (2) when he was first made aware of the...

      Knives: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many individuals aged 18 or younger were prosecuted for carrying a bladed or pointed article in a public place in England and Wales in each...

      Latchmere House Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to enable those who lose their jobs at HM Prison Latchmere House to access alternative vacancies.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the potential effects of the provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill on the ability...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the usable operational capacity of the prison estate was for (a) Prison Service establishment for adult offenders, (b) National Offender Management...

      Prisoners: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners with convictions for sex offences have been released (a) from prisons on the Isle of Wight and (b) from category (i) A, (ii) B, (iii)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) prisoner population and (b) total usable operational capacity is in each prison in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of what size of prison population is required to enact Operation Safeguard.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been (a) cautioned, (b) given an absolute discharge and (c) given a conditional discharge for each offence with a minimum custodial...

      Wormwood Scrubs: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1212W, on Wormwood Scrubs prison, whether HMP Wormwood Scrubs has received payment from...

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) offender population and (b) total operational capacity is of each young offender institution in England and Wales.

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will withdraw the proposal in the Public Bodies Bill to abolish the Youth Justice Board.

  • Treasury

    • Arch Cru Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the policy of his Department is on compensation for investors in the Arch Cru fund. (2) what the policy of his Department is on the...

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the division of banking regulation powers between the Bank of England and his Department; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many mobile telephones and Blackberrys were provided to staff in his Department between (a) November 1999 and June 2001, (b) May 2002 and June 2007 and...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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) team building activity...

      European Commission's Solvency II

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has received advice from the (a) Bank of England and (b) Financial Services Authority on the effect on annuity prices of the European...

      European Commission's Solvency II

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the report from the Bank of International Settlements on the potential effects of Solvency II proposals on...

      European Commission's Solvency II

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has made to the European Commission on the Solvency II proposal to treat Eurozone sovereign debt as a minimal risk for the...

      European Commission's Solvency II

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the relative effects of (a) European Commission proposals for the Solvency II methodology on the capital...

      Finanical Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means the Governor of the Bank of England will be accountable as Chairman of the (a) Financial Policy Committee, (b) Monetary Policy Committee and...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Government Procurement Cards were used by staff of his Department between (a) November 1999 and June 2001, (b) May 2002 and June 2007 and (c) June...

      Taxation: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered introducing a windfall tax on nuclear operators for the purposes of mitigating the effect of his proposed carbon price floor support.

      US Community Reinvestment Act

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider bringing forward legislative proposals with provisions comparable to the US Community Reinvestment Act.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the National Transitional Council in Libya concerning the location of non-portable air...

    • British Sky Broadcasting

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has made to the government of (a) Egypt, (b) Saudi Arabia, (c) Yemen, (d) Bahrain and...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the situation in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

      Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department made to the President of Malawi on the action taken by his Government against demonstrations...

      Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with the Indian Government the number of extra-judicial detentions by that country's police forces in Kashmir...

      UN World Conference Against Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's planned approach is regarding the UN World Conference Against Racism in September 2011.

      Vitol Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) meetings and (b) other contacts he has had with Vitol Group since May 2010.

  • Home Department

    • Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monitoring arrangements have been put in place in respect of the reception and removal centres in Turkey to be established under...

    • Government Authorised Exchange Medical Training Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages her Department has assessed in respect of the proposal to reduce the Tier 5 visa period for the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were granted indefinite leave to remain having entered the UK on a Tier 5 (temporary worker) visa in each year since 2008.

      Immigration: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the confirmed number of women granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK under the domestic violence rule in 2009; and what the...

      National DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals' records are held on the National DNA database.

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects of abolishing the overseas domestic worker visa on the security of domestic workers; and if she...

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues at the (a) Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (b) Department for International...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which foreign countries UK police forces have purchased equipment in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police cells were available for use in England in (a) 2011, (b) 2010, (c) 2000 and (d) 1990.

      Police: Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what tasks she expects the police no longer to carry out as a result of reductions in the policing budget.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the change in the number of positions in each police force in each of the years from 2011-12 to 2015-16.

      Social Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate her Department has made of the number of people employed in the adult social care sector who will be subject to regulated...

      Warwickshire Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of police officer pensions to the Warwickshire Police Authority in each year since 2005.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Councillors: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the use of (a) taxis and (b) leased vehicles for travel by their...

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers were employed by his Department between June 2007 and May 2010; and what...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with business organisations about the criteria on which applications for enterprise zones are being...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Government Procurement Card transactions were made by his Department's officials withdrawing cash from automated teller...

      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...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the level of (a) central Government and (b) local authority expenditure on social housing...

      Land: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether land that is designated with a B2 planning status can be used for a waste incinerator development without requiring a...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what conclusions he has reached as a result of his consultation with local businesses on his proposed changes to local business...

      Planning: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has any plans to require local authorities to announce public and planning notices on local or regional radio.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2011, Official Report, column 1128W, on regional planning and development, and with reference...

      South East Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made a determination under regulation 9 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004...

      Tenants: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council tenants in each local authority area have received warnings from their local authority that they could be...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Barbary Macaque: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will provide expert advice to the Government of (a) Morocco and (b) Algeria on steps to protect and conserve the...

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether international co-ordination of the conservation of high seas biodiversity will be included in her Department's...

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps she has taken at an international level in respect of steps to (a) reduce levels of overfishing, (b)...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she has set a date by which no food waste will go to landfill.

      Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the terms of reference will be for the Natural Capital Committee.

      Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made in developing a scoping study for a natural capital asset check.

      Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members will be of the Natural Capital Committee.

      Natural Capital Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she has set for the establishment of the Natural Capital Committee.

      Natural Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made in developing new supplementary guidance to the HM Treasury Green Book on valuing the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she has set for the establishment of the loan fund to stimulate investment in additional anaerobic digestion...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Bioenergy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to publish the UK Bioenergy Strategy; and what account he plans to take of the Committee on Climate Change's Bioenergy...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the contribution renewable heat from biomass combined heat and power generation will make to the target...

      British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether the cost of the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme levelling option is cost neutral; and what profit or loss the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish his Department's submission to the consultation by HM Treasury on the introduction of a carbon price floor.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree of 18 October 2010, Official Report, column 479W, on departmental...

      Electric Cables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what guidance he gives the National Grid on the use of (a) underground cable and (b) pylons and overhead power lines when establishing...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to offering rewards to communities to encourage the take-up of energy efficiency measures.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has any plans for a national roll-out of the RE:NEW energy efficiency programme.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and carbon floor price on domestic energy...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what projects in the UK have received funding from the EU New Entrant Reserve Fund 300 (NER300) since the scheme's inception.

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that vulnerable people are protected from high domestic heating oil and liquefied petroleum gas...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met representatives of charitable organisations to discuss fuel poverty.

      Nuclear Power: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on nuclear research and development by (a) the Office for Nuclear Development and (b) the Nuclear...

      Oil: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the recent oil spills in the North Sea; and if he will make a statement.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the timetable is for the (a) publication, (b) consultation and (c) laying before Parliament of the Renewables Obligation...

      Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what financial support his Department allocated to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in the financial year...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether he plans to put in place transitional arrangements for low-carbon projects intending to participate in the feed-in tariff...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of the annual Renewable Heat Incentive budget for dedicated biomass combined heat and power...

      Renewable Energy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what changes his Department has made in the funding of research and development for renewable energy programmes in financial year...

      Shell: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the oil leak from Shell's Gannet Alpha platform; and if he will make a statement.

      United Nations Climate Change Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials from his Department he expects to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban.

  • Defence

    • British Sky Broadcasting

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

    • Children: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on private or independent education of children of serving military or defence personnel in each of the last five years.

      Commonwealth War Graves Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of the Government grant to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission; and if he will make a statement.

      Conditions of Employment

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

      Defence Equipment and Support: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans he has to consult staff affected by the proposal to relocate Defence Equipment and Support posts from Glasgow to Bristol; (2) whether...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1139W, on departmental carbon emissions, whether the sources of low-carbon energy...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria are used to determine eligibility for the use of official cars in his Department.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on travel by ministerial car for each Minister in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to date of the military operation by UK forces in Libya for the purposes of implementation of UN...

      Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he is making for the continuation of radar coverage following the closure of RAF Leuchars.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken on employment opportunities for people leaving his Department under its redundancy programme.

      United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff at the (a) Met Office and (b) Hydrographic Office earned more than £100,000 on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the General Medical Council on the conduct of doctors employed by Atos Healthcare.

    • Atos Healthcare: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with Atos Healthcare on the investigation by the General Medical Council of staff it employs.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with disabled people on reform of the disability living allowance.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many migrants from Eastern Europe in receipt of disability living allowance had (a) made national insurance contributions and (b) not...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on health interventions and programmes to reduce the number of claimants...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of individuals who have been on incapacity benefit and recently reassessed in Scotland have been (a) placed in the...

      Independent Living Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will ensure that no reductions are made in Independent Living Fund payments.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to increase the use of digital media and communication by Jobcentre Plus; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobcentre Plus: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Jobcentre Plus staff have access to social networking sites that are intended to assist with job searches; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of any profit made by his Department through use of 0845 numbers to call Jobcentre Plus in respect of each number...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many care workers are claiming jobseeker's allowance.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) monetary value of final salary pension schemes in the UK in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2011.

      Social Security Benefits: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many higher education students have suspended their studies due to illness or incapacity in each of the last five years; and in how many...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Southport of 13 June 2011, Official Report, column 487, on 0845 telephone numbers, what the...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of youth unemployment in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Coventry local authority area in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what consideration he has given to the provision of welfare waivers for people starting their own businesses using micro-credit; and if...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to publish an estimate of how many staff will be required for the administration of universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether new applications for out-of-work support will be treated as claims for universal credit from October 2013 and for in-work support from...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will announce his plans for supporting the costs of child care in universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether local authorities will be compensated for any penalty charges they incur from the early termination of contracts for the administration...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to announce how many staff will transfer from local authorities to his Department on the merger of housing benefit into...

      Universal Credit: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what modelling his Department has undertaken into the effect on rates of (a) poverty and (b) child poverty of the universal credit following...

      Universal Credit: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of staff required to handle customer queries by telephone from universal credit claimants once the new...

      Universal Credit: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of staff of his Department and its agencies who are engaged in telephone handling of customer queries...

      Work Capability Assessment: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether staff employed by Atos Healthcare who are under investigation by the General Medical Council may continue to carry out work capability...

      Work Capability Assessment: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the suitability of Atos Healthcare to conduct the work capability assessment programme.

      Work Capability Assessment: Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2011, Official Report, column 856W, on work capability assessment: illnesses, whether there are circumstances...

  • Health

    • Abortion: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) 15 to 24 and (b) 25 years and over normally resident in the Peterborough Primary Care Trust area have undergone (i) one, (ii) two,...

    • Air Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of (a) the quality of air ambulance service provision in England and (b) the value for money provided by such air...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been prescribed cancer drugs since the introduction of the Cancer Drugs Fund who would not otherwise have received such drugs in each...

      Cannabis: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 18, (b) between 18 and 24, (c) between 24 and 30 and (d) 30 and above were admitted to hospital for mental illnesses...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on what occasions security breaches relating to official material stored on equipment owned by his Department's officials have been identified in...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to improving respite care for parents of disabled children.

      Doctors: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether practising doctors are required to undertake in-career training in communication skills.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the provision of free eye tests for people with certain conditions; what plans he has for the future (a) qualifying criteria and (b)...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of GP surgeries which have discontinued evening surgeries in (a) England and (b) Manchester in the...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Government Procurement Cards were used by staff of his Department between (a) May 2006 and June 2007 and (b) June 2009 and May 2010; and what the...

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the long-term effects of a reduction to 10 per cent. of the weighting for health inequalities in the primary care...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve the diagnosis and treatment rates of hepatitis C among south Asian communities.

      Hip Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a hip replacement operation was in (a) St Helens, (b) Merseyside and (c) England in each of the last 15 years.

      Lung Diseases: Cardiovascular System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of deaths attributable to (a) long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and (b) all cardiovascular causes in...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he intends to review the provision of in-patient secure accommodation for mentally-ill patients following implementation of the proposals in the...

      Mental Illness: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department (a) has commissioned and (b) plans to commission on the social, economic and health costs of brain damage as a result of...

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what security guidance (a) he and (b) NHS Connecting for Health have issued to NHS personnel on the use of (i) mobile devices, (ii) laptops, (iii) e-mail...

      NHS: Microsoft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS paid to Microsoft in annual licence fees (a) in total and (b) via subcontractors in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Nottingham City Primary Care Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the financial effects of his recent changes to the NHS funding formula on Nottingham City Primary Care Trust.

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is able to request a formal opinion from the Advisory Group for National Specialised...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he proposes any changes to the (a) commissioning and (b) monitoring of community pharmacy services.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of supply of medicines for community pharmacies.

      Slaughterhouses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many small to medium-sized slaughter houses in England closed in each of the last five years.

      Smoking: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has provided advice to local authorities who wish to extend the smoking ban to parks and other public places.

      Smoking: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure consistency in the (a) application, (b) scope and (c) operation of the smoking ban in England and Wales.

      Specialised Service Transitional Oversight Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who instructed that the Specialised Service Transitional Oversight Group be established; on what date the decision to establish the group was taken; when...

      Warwickshire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many managers there were in Warwickshire Primary Care Trust in each year since 2007.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what major projects his Department has funded in Afghanistan which involve (a) government and civil society and (b) economic...

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on rail track construction in Afghanistan in each year since the start of UK military operations.

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many miles of rail track his Department has funded in Afghanistan in each year since the start of UK military operations.

      Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions his Department has had on future levels of financial support for the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa.

      Africa: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is providing to countries that are experiencing an influx of refugees arising from the drought in the Horn...

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided to the United Nations Refugee Agency to assist refugees from Burma who are in Malaysia.

      Burma: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has provided for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in each of the last three years; and what projects such...

      Commonwealth Development Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what date the Commonwealth Development Corporation first appointed a person designated as the appointed representative under...

      Commonwealth Development Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what date the Commonwealth Development Corporation first appointed a person designated as the relevant person under Part 3 of the...

      Commonwealth Development Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which months in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010 the Commonwealth Development Corporation made no reports of suspicious activity.

      Departmental Consultants

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

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's strategic research priorities are.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on academic research since May 2010.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

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

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions his Department has had with its research partners on ensuring that agricultural research funded by his Department...

      Developing Countries: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on extension services in developing countries to ensure that agricultural research funded by his...

      Developing Countries: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on domestic workers in developing countries of the International...

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of local, national and regional (a) emergency and (b) strategic food reserves...

      Horn of Africa: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received of sexual assault of female refugees in the Horn of Africa; what steps are being taken to safeguard such...

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure the targeting of development aid at people living in unstable and fragile circumstances as a result...

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to provide support in respect of battle-related deaths in India between 2000 and 2008.

      Kenya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to support UN efforts to encourage the Kenyan Government to allow the expansion of refugee camps in Kenya.

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when his Department plans to publish its revised Operational Plan for Malawi.

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which projects in Malawi listed on his Department's website on 19 July 2011 will be reduced as a result of the freeze on direct aid to...

      Malawi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the aid formerly committed to Malawi between 2011 and 2015 will not now be delivered following his Department's...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to assist UK companies in tendering for overseas contracts funded by his Department.

      Overseas Aid: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of aid he proposes will be delivered through the private sector.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what checks his Department has put in place to ensure that UK aid and assistance to Gaza is used for its intended purpose.

      Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of his Department have expertise in the private sector.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what recent assessment he has made of the requirement for humanitarian aid in Puntland; (2) how much humanitarian funding his...

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much humanitarian funding his Department is giving to Puntland as part of its response to the food supply situation in East Africa.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will consider the merits of increasing his Department's humanitarian aid to Puntland.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the requirement for humanitarian aid in Somaliland.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will consider the merits of increasing his Department's humanitarian aid to Somaliland.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department has provided (a) directly and (b) through international agencies in respect of the famine in Somalia; and if he...

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the (a) government of Somalia and (b) authorities in Somaliland and Puntland on steps to...

      South Sudan: International Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to increase levels of (a) economic output from and (b) trade with South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what priorities his Department has set for the outcomes of aid delivered by his Department to South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to increase access and protection for aid workers in south Sudan.

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the government of South Sudan on (a) incidences of violence against aid workers and (b) the...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Sri Lanka regarding the humanitarian situation in that country.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of apprenticeships available in each skill area in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c)...

    • Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people aged over 18 who (a) began and (b) completed an apprenticeship in (i) the...

      Apprentices: Skills Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the head of the Skills Funding Agency on possible changes to the monitoring of apprenticeships...

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the value of each contract the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation has helped companies...

      Arms Trade: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many arms export licences have been granted for arms sales to Syria in each of the last five years; what arms were exported...

      Business: Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of information asymmetries between small and medium-sized enterprises and banks.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many business mentors are working in the Business Mentoring Scheme (a) nationally, (b) in each region and (c) in each...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what Government funding (a) was and (b) is to be made available for business support in (i) Wirral, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) the...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on fair use in copyright law.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Minister for Universities and Science first met representatives of (a) LCU Business School, (b) Tribal Education, (c)...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 18 July 2011, Official Report, columns 59-60WS, on English for speakers of other...

      Export Controls: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether there is a legal requirement for an exporter to consult his Department before exporting goods to Iran.

      Export Credits Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made by his Department's cross-departmental working group established to implement the Government's...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 761W, on higher education: admissions, how many and what...

      Higher Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effect on youth unemployment of the change in higher education fee arrangements in 2012.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to amend the insolvency rules to introduce a clear definition of administration expenses.

      International Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what international subscriptions for use of equipment or facilities were funded by the research councils in (a) 2009-10 and (b)...

      Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has contributed funding to the Made by Britain manufacturing campaign run by the Associate Parliamentary...

      Newcastle College: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what legal advice he has received on the effects of a merger between Newcastle and Northumberland colleges on the promotion of...

      Newcastle College: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Office of Fair Trading on the potential effects of a merger between Newcastle and...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department provided for research into nuclear energy in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and how much such funding...

      Ordnance Survey: Government Procurement Card

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

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the impact on small and medium-sized enterprises of not being able to bid directly to the Regional...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the demand for funding from a third round of the Regional Growth Fund following the most recent...

      Small Businesses: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to prioritise small and medium-sized businesses which have been adversely affected by the August 2011 public...

      Students: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students affected by examination board errors were not accepted by their first choice of university in August 2011.

      Students: Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many higher education students suspended their studies due to illness or incapacity in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess trends in underemployment in Scotland.

  • Education

    • Academies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what requirement there is upon academies to pay staff earning less than £21,000 a year the £250 uplift in accordance with Government policy...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of (a) 16 and (b) 17 year olds are undertaking an apprenticeship.

      Apprentices: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 16 to 18 years who (a) began and (b) completed an apprenticeship in (i) the London borough of...

      Discretionary Grants: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department expects to inform schools and further education colleges in (a) the London borough of Tower Hamlets and (b) Bethnal Green and Bow...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children and young people are prescribed methadone under National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse regimes; and what procedures are in...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate has been made of the average cost per week of a drug addiction care plan for a young person in a care home or the secure estate.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what qualifications are required of those who work on delivery of drug addiction treatment to young people in the secure estate and care homes.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what residential rehabilitation facilities are available to those under 18 years of age with substance addictions.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what types of drug addiction treatment are offered to young people in care homes and the secure estate; (2) what type of care plan is provided...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many students in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne, (b) Northumberland and (c) North Tyneside constituency were in receipt of education maintenance allowance...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress his Department has made in its investigation into the effects of changes to education maintenance allowance in the London borough of...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of peripatetic music lessons per student for (a) primary and (b) secondary age pupils in (i) England, (ii)...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of music education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from representatives of (a) parents, (b) teaching unions, (c) local authorities and (d) head teachers regarding...

      Schools: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much central Government resource funding was allocated to schools in York in each year since 1996-97; and how much he plans to allocate in each...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what role local authorities will have in co-ordinating specialist support for pupils with special educational needs between schools, health services...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that implementation of the proposal in his Department's Special Educational Needs Green Paper to remove the bias toward...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the evaluation of special educational needs personal budget pilots will consider the role of local authorities in developing a market from...

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking in response to the conclusions and recommendations relating to autism in the National Autistic Society's report on special...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the outcome was of the careers summit which took place in his Department on 15 July 2011; and if he will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • Agility Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates he has met representatives of Agility Trains since May 2010.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many companies have (a) received and (b) applications pending for funding under the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan for the development of...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the involvement of employers in the promotion of cycling as a means of transport to work; how many meetings he has had with...

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of people taking part in the Cycle to Work scheme.

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap published on 12 July 2011 assumes the 25 per cent. grant for eligible ultra-low carbon vehicles will continue...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue the Government Car and Despatch Agency received from each Government Department in respect of its (a) allocated service and (b)...

      Invalid Vehicles: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to his Department's review of legislation on powered mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs, whether the national strategy for...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of metal theft was to projects and infrastructure maintained or administered by his Department in each of the last six years.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what analysis his Department has conducted on the potential effects on the level of (a) fatalities, (b) serious casualties and (c) slight casualties of...

      Noise: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what requirements there are on his Department's agencies to seek to alleviate levels of environmental noise in First Priority Location identified by...

      Northern Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money his Department has received under revenue sharing arrangements from the Northern franchise in each year since the Northern franchise was...

      Railways: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which train manufacturers he has met to discuss bidding for the Intercity Express Programme trains planned to operate on the electrified line to...

      Railways: Diesel Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the use of diesel Pacer railbuses after 2019.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish details of the effects on train services to Manchester and the North West of England of the completion of a high speed line to...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to extend high speed services to the North West.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what would be the operational responsibilities of coastguards based in the (a) Maritime Operations Centre and (b) Maritime Rescue Sub-centres under the...

      Roads: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) name and (b) address is of each school within 150 metres of a road which carries on average over 10,000 vehicles per day.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many carriages the Thameslink programme will release for redeployment in each year between 2013 and 2018.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

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

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he gave consideration to the July 2009 Competition Commission report on the rolling stock leasing market as part of the assessment of bids for...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any part of the process to assess bids for the Thameslink rolling stock contract was sub-contracted to a third party; and if he will list any...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) sections of the procurement document and (b) provisions of EU procurement law prevents a re-appraisal of the existing award of preferred...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 718W, on Thameslink railway line: rolling stock, on what dates officials in his...

      Trains: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on plans to deploy rolling stock to train operators in future; and if he will publish the most recent plans.

      Trains: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he holds on the number of current rolling stock for train carriages.

      West Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2011, Official Report, column 722W, on West Coast Railway line, on what dates he received information from officials...

      West Coast Railways Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will include a requirement to modernise railway stations on the West Coast Main Line in the tender which is to begin in 2012.

  • House of Lords

    • EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the objectives of the European Institute for Gender Equality that are not delivered elsewhere; and what is its annual budget.

    • Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Professor Michael O'Flaherty, the recently appointed Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, will be a full-time chairman;...

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