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Written answers

Friday, 9 September 2011

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 2W, on pay, what the...

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Prime Minister what records 10 Downing street keeps of (a) the (i) name and (ii) number of visitors who have entered 10 Downing street through a back entrance since 6 May 2010 and (b)...

    • Airports: Security

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will consider the merits of placing all aviation security matters under the auspices of the Home Department.

      Appointments

      To ask the Prime Minister what his last appointment was in London before Christmas 2010.

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister which the first occasion was that he discussed BSkyB with (a) Rebekah Brooks and (b) James Murdoch after 22 December 2010.

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether he received advice from the (a) information and security services and (b) police in advance of employing Andy Coulson; (2) which company the Government...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the statement of 20 July 2011, Official Report, column 939, (1) what advice he received prior to taking his decision to take himself out of the...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish his Office's records of each communication between his (a) chief of staff, (b) political office and (c) press office and special advisers in (i) HM...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister how many (a) telephone calls, (b) meetings and (c) email exchanges his chief of staff has had with Andy Coulson in 2011 to date.

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister how many discussions (a) in person and (b) by telephone he has had with Andy Coulson since Mr Coulson resigned; on what dates; which conversations were monitored by...

      British Sky Broadcasting: News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister how long Andy Coulson stayed at Chequers on his most recent visit; who else was present at Chequers at that time; and whether he discussed with Andy Coulson any issue...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Prime Minister how many mobile phones he has that are (a) wholly and (b) partially funded from the public purse.

      John Yates

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date his chief of staff has communicated with Assistant Commissioner John Yates since his appointment; and whom his chief of staff informed of each such...

      Lockerbie: Moussa Koussa

      To ask the Prime Minister whether Moussa Koussa was interviewed by Scottish police in respect of the Lockerbie bombing.

      Neil Wallis

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether his staff exchanged emails with Neil Wallis in (a) 2010 or (b) 2011; on what dates; and which officials were involved; (2) whether he and his officials...

      Neil Wallis

      To ask the Prime Minister when he was first informed that Neil Wallis was employed by the Metropolitan police.

      News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what dates he has met (a) Rebekah Brooks and (b) James Murdoch in his official capacity since May 2010; (2) on how many occasions he met Rebekah Brooks between...

      News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what dates his chief of staff has (a) spoken in person and (b) communicated by (i) email, (ii) text and (iii) telephone to which (A) employees, (B) advisers and...

      News Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish logs of his telephone calls with (a) James Murdoch, (b) Rupert Murdoch, (c) Rebekah Brooks and (d) Andy Coulson since he left his position as Director...

      Newspaper Press

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the logs of telephone calls he has had with newspaper editors and proprietors since May 2010.

      Newspaper Press

      To ask the Prime Minister whether his chief of staff informed anyone in 10 Downing Street of a dossier communicated to him by The Guardian newspaper; and if so whom.

      Rebekah Brooks

      To ask the Prime Minister at what time and on what date his Office published the details of his social engagement with Rebekah Brooks on 26 December 2010.

  • Justice

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what effect public disorder in August 2011 in England and Wales will have on the funding of (a) probation, (b) courts and (c) prison services.

    • Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether public disorder in August 2011 in England and Wales will result in a review of budgets for criminal justice agencies during 2011-12 and...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of legal aid provided for asylum seekers was in each of the last eight years.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the level of costs payable by the Department of Health if legal aid funding were to be retained for children with catastrophic...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were held in the youth secure estate on each night since 1 August 2011.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount of electricity that will be generated by the Shears Mill mini-hydro scheme on the River Itchen;...

    • Energy Supply: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) males and (b) females aged over 60 years had (i) gas supplies and (ii) electricity supplies disconnected in each year...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on increases in domestic electricity and gas prices; and if he will make a statement.

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to introduce regulatory guidelines for fracking.

      Renewable Energy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on renewable energy research and development by (a) the Office for Renewable Energy Deployment and (b) the UK...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects on operations in Afghanistan of the UK's participation in military action in Libya; and if he will make a...

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the (a) increase in provision of services which would be required and (b) cost to the public purse of implementing the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how the married quarters accommodation associated with Redford and Dreghorn Barracks will be used during any interval between the relocation of military...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the final cost was of moving the Army's Northern headquarters from York to Edinburgh.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's civilian staff were (a) working and (b) based in Wales in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Ministerial salary was of each Minister in his Department in (a) January 2009, (b) January 2010 and (c) 1 May 2010.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on (a) the types of weapons used by other NATO nations against targets in Libya and (b) the proportion of total...

      Libya: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support he plans to give to the National Transitional Council to support security sector reform in Libya.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where he expects (a) the army bomb disposal unit and (b) other units based at Craigiehall, other than the 2nd Division headquarters, to be based after...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he expects to allocate under each budget heading to the new army base at Kirknewton.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department has given to the Royal Navy Philatelic Society in each of the last five years.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's planned role is in the London 2012 Olympics.

      RAF Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the results were of the ecological survey commissioned by his Department one year after the diesel leakage at RAF Kirknewton; and if he will...

  • Home Department

    • Anti-Slavery Day 2011

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2011.

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in the UK Border Agency (a) were working at each grade on 1 September 2011 and (b) are expected to be working at each grade on...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value was of payments made by her Department and its agencies to external IT contractors in each year since 2009.

      Departmental Training

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

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many spousal visa applications have been rejected since 6 April 2011 on the basis of not meeting English language requirements.

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the European Court of Human Rights on proposed changes to the family migration...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what extradition facilities the United Kingdom has with Qatar.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on returning girls to countries which are known to practise female genital mutilation.

      Highly Trusted Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many higher education institutions in Scotland have applied for Highly Trusted Status; when each institution applied; and when each...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received from human rights organisations concerning Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to reduce the difference between the estimated number of victims of human trafficking in the UK and the...

      Identity and Passport Service: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what redundancy notice employees of the Identity and Passport Service aged over 60 years are entitled to; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the change in the level of net migration arising from the proposed changes to the family migration route over...

      Neil Wallis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) she, (b) her private office staff, (c) her special advisers and (d) press officers in her Department had (i) telephone and (ii)...

      Neil Wallis

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

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to prevent trafficking of people following the abolition of the overseas domestic services visa; and if she will...

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether doctors working on Tier 2 visas will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test at further points when they have to apply for...

      Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to decide whether doctors who are non-EEA nationals who have trained in the UK will continue to be exempt from the Resident...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals for (a) Tier 1 and (b) Tier 2 visa applications have (i) been upheld and (ii) not been successful in the last 12 months for...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will work with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to assess the potential effects of changes to Tier 1 and 2...

      Visas: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to simplify the visa appeals process.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effect on tax (a) evasion and (b) avoidance of granting HM Revenue and Customs access to information on UK...

    • Bank Services: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on granting HM Revenue and Customs access to data on the (a) existence and (b) status of UK registered companies' bank accounts.

      Banks: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior banking executives and directors have been investigated by (a) the Financial Services Authority and (b) the police for submitting fraudulent...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to support improved, more standardised and more regular reporting of financial data by banks; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effect on levels of child poverty attributable to the changes in payment rate for the childcare element of the child tax credit...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the changes in income in each decile of the population attributable to the changes in payment rate of the child care...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many recipients of the child care element of child tax credit there were in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area in each of the last five...

      Corporation Tax: Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the current law on corporation tax as it applies to credit unions.

      Debit Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department expects to respond to the recommendations of the Office of Fair Trading on debit card surcharges.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many persons resident in West Worcestershire constituency have (a) made claims and (b) received payment under the Equitable Life Compensation Scheme in...

      Financial Policy Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria were used in determining the appointment of members of the interim Financial Policy Committee; and what discussions there were on the criteria...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people (a) have been and (b) are expected to be taken out of income tax bands during the Comprehensive Spending Review period.

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage global business to invest in the UK.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses (a) in North East Derbyshire constituency, (b) in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and (c) nationally have participated in the regional...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to extend the national insurance contributions holiday to existing businesses with fewer than four members of staff.

      National Insurance Contributions: Pensioners

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the level of revenue which could be raised from charging National Insurance contributions on pensioners' incomes as a...

      National Insurance Contributions: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many successful applications for the National Insurance Holiday scheme his Department has received from businesses based in (a) Scotland, (b) the city...

      Northern Rock plc

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that Northern Rock employees in the North East are retained so that Northern Rock remains a regional bank.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reorganisations of employees and units there have been within HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) dealing with high-value taxpayers since May 2010; what...

      Revenue and Customs: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that the implementation of budgetary changes in HM Revenue and Customs does not adversely affect its ability to (a)...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 818W, on Revenue and Customs: labour turnover,...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 818W, on Revenue and Customs: labour turnover,...

      Revenue and Customs: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review on the (a) quality and (b) availability of face-to-face...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated monetary rate was of (a) tax avoidance and (b) tax planning schemes in force in (i) 2000 and (ii) each year since 2005.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review on HM Revenue and Customs’ capacity to (a) prevent and...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of tax evasion in the last year for which figures are available.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding HM Revenue and Customs allocated to measures to tackle tax evasion in each year since 2005.

      VAT: Fuel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to give tax relief on VAT on fuel to (a) Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and (b) other charities.

      VAT: Golf

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on competition between proprietary and members' golf clubs of the VAT rating applicable to...

      VAT: Registration and Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much revenue was raised from VAT receipts in (a) 2000 and (b) each year since 2005; (2) how many companies were registered liable to pay VAT in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Buying Solutions suppliers are (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and (b) large companies based in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Northern...

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in the Prime...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office who the members are of his Department's SME Panel.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) on how many occasions he has met the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Crown Representative; (2) when he last met the Small and Medium-sized...

      Royalties

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the cost to industry of offering software and technology products to government on a royalty free basis.

      Royalties

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations he has received from industry on procurement policy Action Note 3/11.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling stock

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) instructions and (b) advice was given by his Department to the Department for Transport on the conduct of the procurement for the Thameslink...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2011, Official Report, column 1337W, on unemployment, how many children in (a) the City of Sunderland and (b) the North...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance he is giving to local authorities to assist them in reducing their emissions; and if he will make a statement.

    • Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the opt out rates for the Local Government Pension Scheme were in each year from 2006 to 2010.

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to improve standards of energy efficiency in the private rented sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Unions: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of the trade unions recognised by (a) his Department and (b) its public bodies charge a political levy on staff trade...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Boundary Commission for Wales: Public Appointments

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to announce the appointment of commissioners to the Boundary Commission for Wales.

    • Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many (a) persons undertaking unpaid work experience, (b) unpaid interns and (c) other persons in unpaid positions were working in his office as of 1 July 2011.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Digital Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of households which have purchased additional equipment in order to access fully the...

    • Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has assessed the potential effects on the Government's commitment to provide universal broadband coverage by 2015...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the functional equivalence of Ofcom's proposal for a video relay service.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the functional equivalence of Ofcom's proposal for a video relay service.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many pensioners have received free television licences in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Armed Conflict: Diamonds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to prevent conflict diamonds being sold in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

    • Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met representatives of Bahraini opposition parties.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the Bahraini ambassador.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the provision of support for political reforms in Bahrain.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many requests for meetings he has received from Bahraini opposition spokespersons; and how many such requests he has agreed to.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training is provided to officials based in (a) his Department and (b) embassies and high commissions on assistance for the...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) organisations and (b) Government Departments are represented on the Death Abroad Working Group.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the draft memorandum of understanding on murder, manslaughter and infanticide of British nationals abroad to...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what resources his Department has made available to support the families of victims of murder and manslaughter abroad.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the application of South Sudan to join the Commonwealth.

      Crimes Against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Ethiopia on allowing a UN Commission of Enquiry access to Somali...

      Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on the criteria for establishing diplomatic relations with governments.

      Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to press the Government of Ethiopia to abide by the Independent Boundary Commission's ruling on the...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when UK Government officials were last granted access to the Ogaden region in Ethiopia; and under what conditions.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the prevalence of female genital mutilation in Gambia; and if he will make a statement.

      Gibraltar

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

      Gibraltar

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

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of his Department are based in Gibraltar.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on human rights in the Ogaden region of the Somali Region State in Ethiopia; and if...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with officials from the (a) EU and (b) UN regarding human rights in Zimbabwe.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made concerning the treatment of the Baha'i community in Iran, including the imprisonment of...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his counterpart in the Libyan Transitional National Council evidence that links the former government of...

      Pitcairn Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) New Zealand and (b) French counterpart on the Pitcairn Islands.

      Southern Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of his Department are based in South Sudan.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the humanitarian situation in that country.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the role of the (a) UN Interim Security Force for Abyei and (b) UN Mission in Sudan in...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ask HM ambassador in Rabat to investigate reports of an attack on journalists by the Moroccan security forces during...

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the average cost to each local authority of processing and implementing applications from schools for academy status.

    • Academies: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the ability of academy schools to acquire visas for foreign teachers.

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average length of time was between a child being approved for adoption by the courts and their placement with an adoptive family for each...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the average cost is of each completed school building project under the Building Schools for the Future programme; (2) what the average...

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how he expects schools to monitor the progress of children with autism, including those who do not have a statement of special educational needs...

      Children’s Play: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons the Playwork Induction Standard was replaced by a system of individual qualification for playscheme employees.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on children's services in local authorities of the eviction of council tenants involved in...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average class size for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside and (iii) England in each...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations on the practice of using unqualified teaching...

      Departmental Consultants

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

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Leeds North East of 16 March 2011, Official Report, columns 423-24W, on independent review panels, in...

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Departmental Regulation

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

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many hours were worked per week by each intern employed by his Department under the Cabinet Office Summer Diversity Internship Programme in the...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in Coventry local authority area were in receipt of education maintenance allowance in academic year 2010-11; and how many young...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the cost to the public purse has been of each of the free schools established to date.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of applications to establish free schools were from parent groups.

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of his Department's net expenditure on academies is to be recouped from dedicated schools grant payments to local authorities from September 2011.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the trends in academic standards in GCSE examinations.

      GCSE: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's policy is on the timing of release of GCSE and A level results to local authorities.

      Headteachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the salaries of head teachers are subject to the public sector pay freeze.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils took part in peripatetic music lessons in (i) England, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) Dudley...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the allocation of music education funding to local...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department has issued to local education authorities on the funding of music education services.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much funding has been allocated to each local authority for music education in each category of expenditure for 2011-12.

      Pupil Exclusions: Children in Care

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

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of school pupils in Coventry local authority area were in receipt of free school meals in the latest period for which...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many parental requests for authorised absence during term time were (a) approved and (b) declined in (i) Coventry education authority area, (ii)...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been allocated in local authority central spend equivalent grant in each local authority area to date; and how much of that grant has been...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his Department's schools budget is planned to be in each year of the comprehensive spending review period.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was allocated to each school and college in London in 16 to 19 bursaries for 2011-12.

      Schools: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that funding for other schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets is not affected adversely as a result of the...

      Solvents: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has had recent discussions with the devolved administrations on the funding of statistical information on the prevention of...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will take steps to ensure that agency worker regulations do not adversely affect the present level of flexibility available to supply teachers...

      Teachers: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) science and (b) mathematics teachers were non-UK nationals in 2010-11.

      Teaching Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching assistants were employed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 2010.

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent progress his Department has made on a national action plan to address the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's 2008 Concluding...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding his Department has allocated for the Employers Liability Insurance Bureau in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14; and if...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of employment and support allowance or its predecessor benefits who have been...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has considered enabling self-contained studios and bedsits to qualify for the local housing allowance shared accommodation rate.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of single people aged 25 to 34 who are not in receipt of housing benefit to live in shared...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many working households were claiming housing benefit in each local authority area in Great Britain in (a) June 2010 and (b) May 2011.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether his Department publishes information on the number of people placed into a job by each Jobcentre Plus office which they hold for...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how his Department measures the success of individual Jobcentre Plus offices in finding sustainable employment for jobseekers.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sanctions applied to claimants of jobseeker's allowance have been challenged by the claimant since 1997; what proportion of challenges...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sanctions have been applied to jobseeker's allowance claimants since 1997; what the type of sanction was; what financial penalties...

      Pensions: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has estimated the average rate of inflation experienced by pensioner households.

      Pensions: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effect of inflation on pensioner poverty.

      Pensions: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who will opt out of automatic enrolment in each year from 2012 to 2017; and what effect...

      Social Security Benefits: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with musculoskeletal conditions living in each (a) region of England and (b) country in Great Britain were in receipt of (i)...

      Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much revenue was obtained by his Department from telephone calls from members of the public to his Department's 0800, 0845 and 0870...

      Working Tax Credit: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to inform couples who claim working tax credit on the basis of between 16 and 24 hours work a week that their entitlement to...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) adults and (b) children were admitted to accident and emergency departments in each hospital trust in the west midlands and...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) adults and (b) children were admitted to accident and emergency departments in each hospital trust in the West Midlands and...

      Asthma: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients with asthma have been seen by a consultant at Ipswich Hospital in each year since 2000; and how many such patients were under the age of...

      Asthma: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each district in Suffolk have been diagnosed with asthma since 2000.

      Bladder Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the symptoms of bladder cancer.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) mobile and (b) fixed breast screening units there are in the (i) NHS and (ii) private healthcare sector.

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who will represent the Government at the UN high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases in September 2011.

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to bring forward amendments to the (a) Designated Services and (b) Insolvency and Health Special Administration chapter of the Health and...

      Health Research Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) duties, (b) budget and (c) key personnel are of the Health Research Authority.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirements there are for (a) GPs, (b) dentists, (c) nurses and (d) social care workers to receive training on HIV; and what (i) undergraduate and...

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cycles of IVF each primary care trust offers to eligible couples under the age of 40 years.

      KPMG

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contracts KPMG currently holds with his Department.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) Health and Wellbeing Boards and (b) GP consortia identify the (i) needs and (ii) number of people...

      Monitor: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he intends to publish information on Monitor's expected operating budget in the first financial year following enactment of the Health and Social...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2011, Official Report, columns 646-48W on Sativex, what definition of a prescription item was used in the answer; and...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effects of changing levels of prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions on the national health service; and...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many violent attacks there were by patients on (a) other patients and (b) staff in each hospital trust in the west midlands and Warwickshire in each...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GPs, (b) NHS dentists, (c) NHS nurses and (d) NHS doctors have been employed in (i) the Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the...

      NHS: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on redundancy packages for staff in the NHS who have gone on to work in another role in the NHS within (a) three, (b)...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there will be a neurology advisory group within the NHS Commissioning Board, as part of the new NHS structure to be established under the...

      Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses are currently employed in NHS hospitals in each region; and what estimate his Department has made of the number which will be employed in...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has any plans to review the regulation by the Care Quality Commission of organisations that offer medical anti-obesity services.

      Physical Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration his Department has given to promoting World Physical Therapy Day; and if he will make a statement.

      Solvents: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths there have been arising from volatile substance abuse (a) nationwide, (b) in each region, (c) by age group, (d) by sex and (e) by...

      Worcestershire Primary Care Trust: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to reach a decision on the future of property previously owned by Worcestershire Primary Care Trust.

      Solvents: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has had recent discussions with the devolved Administrations on the funding of statistical information on the prevention of...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advantage West Midlands: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assets Advantage West Midlands holds in Worcestershire; and how such assets are to be disposed of.

    • Agency Workers Regulations 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the amendment of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what support the Government offers to self-employed construction workers in taking on apprentices.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which entrepreneurs and representatives of business (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have consulted on its...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications were made to the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme in the last 12 months; and how many of those...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the inclusion of consideration on health and sustainable development within the remit of the proposed...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for a suspension of the implementation of the EU Agency Workers Directive.

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on small businesses of the entry into force of the EU Agency Workers Directive.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the potential effects on community cohesion and integration of planned reductions in funding for...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent assessment he has made of progress in the state aid process for the Green Investment Bank; (2) what credit...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what plans his Department has to promote exercise and wellbeing in the workplace; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Higher Education: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many people from (a) Jarrow constituency and (b) South Tyneside attended university in each year since 1997; and from...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of micro-businesses in the insolvency profession.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding he has made available to the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership since its inception.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 July 2011, Official Report, column 1200W, on motor vehicles: industry, if he will initiate...

      National Renewable Energy Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress his Department has made in facilitating the commissioning of the National Renewable Energy Centre's Nautilus...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what officials or special advisors in his Department provided briefings on nuclear power generation to the Government Chief...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to provide information on the implications of proposed pension changes from 2012 for (a) sole...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department publishes on future trade missions to be undertaken by Ministers of his Department; how much...

      Overseas Trade: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage the development of business and trade links between India and (a) Leicester and (b) the east...

      Package Holidays: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the consumer protection afforded to holidaymakers under...

      Parthenon Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Minister for Universities and Science first met representatives of the Parthenon Group following his appointment; and...

      Postal Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps Royal Mail takes to intercept postal scams (a) in general and (b) those targeted on elderly and vulnerable people.

      Postal Services: Redditch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the quality of postal services in Redditch constituency.

      Rolling Stock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps he has taken to (a) assess the overseas market for and (b) promote the export of railway rolling stock...

      Vocational Education: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to the public purse was, in current prices, of the Capita IT system for individual learning accounts.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 19 July 2011, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, on Olympics: airspace, what estimate he has made of the potential change...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the contribution of imports of biofuels from (a) EU and (b) non-EU sources to the achievement of the renewable...

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the withdrawal of the coach concessionary travel scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of people aged over 60 years (a) in total and (b) with a disability who are eligible for the Concessionary...

      Cars: Tyres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what discussions his Department has had on the provision by car manufacturers of non-standard tyres for use as spares in new vehicles; (2)...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for which reason the Dartford Crossing tolls were not lifted on 16 July 2011 in line with the protocol he announced on 30 June.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons tolls on the Dartford Crossing were not lifted on 26 July 2011 to take account of circumstances where queues on the M25 exceeded 10 miles.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions Dartford tolls have been suspended since 1 July 2011.

      East Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to re-let the Intercity East Coast rail franchise.

      Electric Vehicles: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) meetings and (b) representations (i) he and (ii) Ministers in his Department have had with the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association on the...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the (a) public health, (b) safety and (c) environmental effects of increasing the length of lorries; and if he...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent consultations he has undertaken to ensure that his Department's proposals for longer lorries takes account of the views of (a) cyclists,...

      Merchant Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has had recent discussions on steps to increase the number of Merchant Navy training facilities for (a) officers and (b) other ranks.

      Merchant Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Merchant Navy training facilities there were for (a) officers and (b) other ranks in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment the Government has made of the level of use of the Motor Insurance Database by insurance companies for reasons other than...

      Network Rail: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice his Department gives to Network Rail on sustaining biodiversity (a) alongside rail tracks and (b) on other land owned by Network Rail.

      Northern Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what subsidy has been paid from the public purse (a) directly and (b) via Passenger Transport Executives to Northern in each year of its franchise.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any discretion is given to Ministers in the selection of a make of car for the purposes of official travel.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the make and model of each vehicle currently used by the Government Car and Despatch Agency's (a) allocated service and (b) ministerial...

      Oil: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Government has used the European Maritime Safety Agency oil spill response vessels to respond to an oil spill in the last 10 years.

      Oil: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the European Maritime Safety Agency's oil spill response vessels are included in the UK's response to any oil spills.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects passengers travelling between Bristol and the far South West to pay the same ticket price per mile as those travelling between...

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of peak-time rail travel in Greater Manchester.

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answers of 7 June 2011, Official Report, column 188W and 10 June 2011, Official Report, column 496W, on railways: passengers, when he...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether emergency calls would first be routed through the proposed Maritime Operations Centre under the revised proposals for the future of the...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many outage incidents there have been at (a) Milford Haven and (b) Swansea Maritime Resource Co-ordination Centre in the last year; and how many...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he consulted local coastguard management in reaching his decision that there are no operational or financial factors that favour retention of...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) rooms, (b) working space and (c) facilities are available at (i) Milford Haven and (ii) Swansea Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the relocation of the Regional Business Unit of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency based at the Swansea Maritime Rescue...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria were used to identify the location for maritime rescue coordination centres to be retained in the coastguard reform process.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents were dealt with by (a) Milford Haven and (b) Swansea Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in the last five years.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the running costs were of (a) Milford Haven and (b) Swansea Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in the last five years.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the consultation exercise on his revised proposals for reform of the coastguard service will be subject to the same independent review...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport from which local authority area each of the successful applicants came in the last three trawls for new coastguard officers to serve at Milford Haven...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on the procurement of new diesel trains.

      Rolling Stock: Public Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of administering rolling stock procurement in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009 and (d) 2010; and how much was spent...

      Shipping: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to establish a vessel traffic monitoring and information system following the request from the EU Commission of 16...

      Shipping: Sulphur

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the (a) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b) International Maritime Organisation on the effects...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings (a) Ministers in his Department and (b) senior departmental officials had with representatives of (i) Bombardier and (ii) Siemens...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the (a) invitation to tender, (b) bid assessment criteria and (c) bid evaluation for the Thameslink rolling stock contract. [R]

      Vehicle Number Plates: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on how many vehicles have failed an MOT test due to an issue with the vehicle's number plate in the last 12 months.

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