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Written answers

Monday, 10 October 2011

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what means his Department plans to allocate funding under the Affordable Homes Programme.

    • Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings the Audit Commission has had with representatives of (a) the Labour party and (b) Her Majesty's Opposition since...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission spent on photography from Frank Noon in the last three years; and (a) on what dates and (b) for...

      Audit Commission: Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of the Audit Commission were disciplined for misuse or abuse of the Government Procurement Card between 2005-06...

      Business: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the funds provided by his Department in respect of the High Street Support Scheme are allocated from existing budgets;...

      Community Relations: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how he plans to consult with faith communities in the future; and if he will reconsider his decision to abolish the Faith...

      Council Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received from local authorities in (a) Birmingham, (b) Manchester, (c) Sheffield, (d) Leeds, (e)...

      Council Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of people on the housing waiting list in each local authority were (a) married couples with...

      Delegation of Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration his Department is giving to further delegation of powers to city regions.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on alcohol for the consumption of Ministers in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10; and from...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the salary, including benefits, was of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on requiring his Department's (a) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many senior civil servants in his Department at each grade had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young,...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what methodology (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible use to estimate...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the unsuccessful bids were for the most recent round of enterprise zones; and for what reasons each such bid was unsuccessful.

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria were used to select the first 11 local enterprise zones.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's press notice of 1 August 2011, on European Regional Development Funding, which (a) Ministers...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential impact of changes in the fire service on emergency plans for (a) Aldermaston and...

      Fire Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received from the Chair of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority regarding...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of his Department and its predecessor were disciplined for misuse or abuse of the Government Procurement Card...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answers to the hon. Member for Dover of 30 June 2011, Official Report, column 892W, on the Government...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure that residential tower blocks meet fire safety standards.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received from non-governmental organisations on the effects of his Department's policies on...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the level of family breakdown of (a) house and rental prices and (b)...

      Housing: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date he plans to announce the funding allocations arising from the Housing Market Renewal Transition Fund.

      Housing: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the possible use by the Planning Inspectorate of unmet five-year rolling housing delivery targets as a...

      Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of new homes for which planning permission has been granted but construction has not yet...

      Interreg IVA France (Channel) England Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) monetary value, (b) recipient and (c) purpose was of each grant made under the Interreg IVA France (Channel)...

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to put in place a fast-track procedure to approve existing local development frameworks to bring them up to...

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in his Department worked on the draft of the national planning policy framework produced by his Department.

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in his Department worked on the draft of the national planning policy framework produced by the...

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what (a) financial assistance and (b) other support his Department plans to provide to local authorities which do not have...

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legal advice his Department has sought on whether (a) adopted and (b) post-examination local development frameworks will be...

      Local Government Finance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of each representation from the Greater London Authority on the (a) Balance of Funding...

      Local Government: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to pay their creditors in a timely fashion.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any formal complaints from officials in his Department have been received in respect of the conduct of his special...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the potential effect of proposals for the future of the national non-domestic rating pool on...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority collected in national non-domestic rates in each of the last 10 years.

      Non-domestic Rates: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of business rate localisation on economic growth in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to paragraph 51 of the draft national planning policy framework, what legal advice his Department has (a) sought...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to paragraphs 62 and 63 of the draft national planning policy framework, what legal advice his Department has (a)...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the planned timetable is for implementation of the national planning policy framework.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to paragraph 28 of the draft national planning policy framework, where the inputs of the Strategic Housing Market...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) with reference to paragraph 109 of the draft national planning policy framework, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to assist local authorities in preparing for the implementation of the national planning...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance the Planning Inspectorate has issued to local planning authorities on what consideration should be given to the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications have been (a) submitted, (b) approved and (c) rejected in each local authority area in each of...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with which organisations his Department has had meetings to discuss the National Planning Policy Framework since May 2010.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) with which organisations he has had meetings to discuss the National Planning Policy Framework since April 2011; (2) with...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of implementation of the National Planning Policy...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the national planning policy framework on planning appeals.

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the assessment of the potential impact on appeals of the national planning policy...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications in each development category have been referred to the Secretary of State in each of the last...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish the Planning Inspectorate's assessment of the potential effects on the level of planning appeals of...

      Planning Permission: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the removal of office development from the town centre first policy on...

      Planning Permission: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many out-of-town planning applications referred to him have been called in since May 2010.

      Planning: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals in each category the Planning Inspectorate considered in each of the last five years; and how many and...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish for consultation his Department's environmental assessment of the revocation of regional strategies;...

      Sports: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the likelihood of sport and recreation facilities being closed as a result of the...

      Sports: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will meet the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to discuss the arrangements in the planning...

      Sports: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he has had with representatives of the sport and recreation sector on the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

      Standards for England: Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Standards Board for England has used a corporate credit card or charge card in the last three years; and what...

      Sustainable Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) cost of implementation of the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definitions of sustainable development are used by his Department.

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the costs of administering the concessionary travel scheme by local authorities since its introduction.

      Travellers: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to prevent the illegal occupation of land by Travellers in Peterborough constituency; and if he will make...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what measures relating to tackling the UK's outsourced emissions will be included in his Department's updated Carbon Plan.

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other processes his Department uses in respect of travel management companies to ensure the...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the salary, including benefits, was of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on requiring his Department's (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a written code of...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what guidance...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress towards a single market in energy.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from energy consumers on charges in energy bills to underwrite decarbonisation.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to prevent households falling into fuel poverty as a result of the introduction of a floor price for...

      Methane: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the most recent estimate is of the rate of Arctic methane release; what factors his Department has identified as contributing to...

      Microgeneration Certification Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme on small companies operating as energy...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has considered the feasibility of constructing in the UK floating nuclear power stations similar to the MH-1A.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Committee on Climate Change Renewable Energy Review, May 2011, page 40, what work his Department has done on...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's assessment is of the risk of a disaster similar to (a) Fukushima and (b) Chernobyl happening in (i) the UK and...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department made a comparison of the safety of British nuclear reactors and (a) VVER-440, (b) VVER-1000, (c) Atucha, (d)...

      Offshore Industry: Carbon Capture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on investment in carbon capture and storage technologies in redundant offshore oil and gas fields.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the UK's energy requirement was met from (a) wind power, (b) solar power, (c) wave power and (d) other renewable...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) average annual load factors of solar photovoltaic installations in...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what dates he informed representatives of the solar industry of proposed changes to support for solar feed-in tariff project...

      Timber: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the proportion of wood co-fired with coal in electricity generating plants that has been imported.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households have had their applications accepted by the Warm Front scheme since the change to eligibility criteria in April 2011.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many days in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011 wind farm operators were given constraint payments from non-generation.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to reduce the level of constraint payments to wind farm operators; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the responses of English local planning authorities to the questionnaires in Section 5.4 of the Parsons Brinckerhoff...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment the Government has made of the potential costs and benefits of introducing compulsory gender pay audits for larger companies in the...

    • Equality: Age

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) what preparations the Government Equalities Office has made for communication to the public on commencement of the anti-age discrimination...

      Marriage

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glasgow North East of 28 June 2011, Official Report, column 703W, on marriage, when the Government...

  • Defence

    • EU Defence Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had on the proposal to establish an EU defence headquarters.

    • Departmental Civilian Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the change has been in the number of civilian jobs in his Department since May 2010.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to improve the capabilities of the reserve forces.

      NATO Transformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on NATO transformation.

      British Army Training Unit Suffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the memorandum of understanding between his Department and the Department of National Defence of Canada concerning the British Army Training Unit...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Covenant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to strengthen the military covenant.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK troops will remain in Afghanistan beyond 2015 to provide military training and assistance.

      Alix Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department reached its Agreement with Alix Partners; what estimate he has made of the savings accruing to his Department as a result of the...

      Armed Forces: Craigiehall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which personnel in which units are based at Craigiehall; and how many (a) Army and (b) civilian personnel there are in each unit.

      Armed Forces: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of service family accommodation at (a) Redford and (b) Dreghorn Barracks will be used in each of the next five years; and which personnel...

      Armed Forces: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who will fulfil the (a) duties as Governor of Edinburgh Castle and in respect of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and (b) other additional and ceremonial...

      Armed Forces: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons UK military personnel may be awarded EU service medals; and whether they are allowed to wear them.

      Armed Forces: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited to the armed forces through Armed Forces Career Offices in the Yorkshire and the Humberside area in each year since 2001.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the armed forces were under the age of 18 in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his Department's Business Plan 2011-2015, how much has been saved in (a) Resource DEL, (b) Capital DEL, (c) annually managed...

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the contract cost for his Department’s order for Chinook helicopters is associated with a follow-up five-year service agreement.

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any British manufacturers were invited to tender for the order for Chinook helicopters.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets; (2) what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial savings are expected to be made in (a) Resource DEL, (b) Capital DEL, (c) annually-managed expenditure and (d) in total from reducing the...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's definition is of (a) research and development budget and (b) science and technology budget.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's research and development budget was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what the budget will be in...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's science and technology budget was in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what the budget will be in...

      Departmental Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Departmental Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the salary, including benefits, was of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and...

      Departmental Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on requiring his Department's (a) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a written code of practice...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of previous experience of participating in (a) EU military structures and (b) the EU Defence Agency; and what recent...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the introduction of qualified majority voting in EU defence matters.

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the criteria are for an EU member state to take part in Permanent Structured Co-operation. [R]

      EU Defence Policy: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with non-EU members of NATO about the proposal to the EU High Representative by France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Poland that...

      EU Defence Policy: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the total resources required to establish an effective EU military operational headquarters.

      EU Defence Policy: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the creation of a permanent EU Operational Headquarters; and if he will make a statement.

      Helicopters: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the Brownout Landing Aid System Technology for installation on armed forces helicopters.

      HMS Protector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work was planned to be carried out on HMS Protector before it was taken over by the Royal Navy; and what work was subsequently carried out that had...

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any valuations have been carried out of United Kingdom Land Command sites at (a) Redford Barracks, (b) Dreghorn Barracks and (c) Craigiehall in...

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 89W, on military bases: Edinburgh, what annual costs are associated with the private...

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what listed buildings in each category there are at (a) Craigiehall, (b) Redford Barracks and (c) Dreghorn Barracks.

      Military Bases: Edinburgh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of maps of the Defence Estate lands in Edinburgh which his Department proposes to sell.

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, columns 1151-52W, on military bases, what discussions he has had with the Scottish...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the amount of additional traffic movement that will be generated by the proposed new base at Kirknewton,...

      Military Bases: Kirknewton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 6 September 2011, Official Report, columns 844-45W, on RAF Kirknewton, when in 2012 the further ecological survey into water...

      Radar: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made in the search for potential mitigation solutions to prevent radar clutter and aircraft obscuration caused by turbines;...

      Radar: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether NATO has issued guidance on acceptable levels of interference by wind farms with Air Defence Radar.

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the (a) Radar Additional Study and (b) Data Transport study have completed; and when he plans to place copies in the Library.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what munitions can be carried by the Watchkeeper 450 unmanned air system.

  • Scotland

    • Scotland Bill 2010-12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many times the joint Exchequer Group to consider the implementation of the Scotland Bill has met since its formation; and when it will next meet.

    • Taxation: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many times the High Level Implementation Group that advises on the practical implications of implementing the Calman Commission's taxation proposals...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other processes his Department uses in respect of travel management companies to ensure the best value...

    • Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what guidance his...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) Ministers in the (i) Scottish and (ii) Welsh Government on security issues since...

      Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on inquiries into events in Northern Ireland in each year since 2001.

      Lawyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on payments to lawyers in relation to inquiries held on events in Northern Ireland in each year since 2001.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent assessment is of the level of threat from dissident Republicans in Northern Ireland; and what his equivalent assessment was...

  • Wales

    • Big Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales with reference to the Wales Office Annual Report 2010-11, when she expects the big society seminar to take place.

    • Broadcasting Programmes: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether the Commission on Devolution for Wales will consider (a) Welsh language broadcasting and (b) the scrutiny of and support required by police...

      Business Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales who the members are of the Wales Office Business Advisory Group.

      Constituency Size

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether she has had any discussions with the Ministers in the Welsh Government on the time taken to announce the outcome of the constituency boundaries...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by her Department in 2010-11; what guidance her Department uses...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when she plans to announce the (a) chair and (b) membership of the Commission on Devolution for Wales; and what criteria she plans to use to determine the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether the Commission on Devolution for Wales will consider the case for the devolution of decision-making on consents for energy projects with a...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the oral answer of 29 June 2011, Official Report, column 939, what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister of Wales on...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues and the Welsh Assembly Government on the potential development of enterprise zones in Wales.

  • Prime Minister

    • Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to mark Anti-Slavery Day.

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Prime Minister for what reason the EU Commission has requested additional monies for EU membership from the UK; and whether the Government is obliged to comply with the request.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations her Department has made to (a) East Riding of Yorkshire council and (b) the Planning Inspectorate on the planning...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to allow asylum seekers who have been (a) waiting for more than six months for their cases to be...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy asylum cases remain to be dealt with by the UK Border Agency (UKBA); how many of these relate to people living in Leeds...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of training a new asylum casework team to deal with legacy cases which were not concluded by the...

      Asylum: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on translation services for asylum seekers in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency in each of the last five years.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make provision to enable police forces to provide assistance and support to families of British nationals murdered overseas.

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to ensure that CCTV systems installed by bus operators use a technical format compatible with use by the...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the (a) cost to each police authority and (b) total cost of the August 2011 public disorder.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been charged in connection with the public disorder of August 2011.

      Civil Disorder: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many residents of the London borough of Southwark have been charged with offences related to the disturbances in August 2011; (2)...

      Civil Disorder: Petrol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received of police officers instructing petrol filling stations not to sell fuel in cans during the public disorder in...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Section 11.34 of the Prevent Strategy, Cm 8092, what progress her Department has made on working with other Government...

      Counter-terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish audit documents and records relating to the assessment of applications for Prevent funding.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) knife crime, (b) gun crime and (c) street robbery incidents were recorded in (i) Coventry and (ii) Warwickshire in each of the...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress the Independent Advisory Panel for the Disclosure of Criminal Records has made in its work.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish each police authority’s enforcement costs in respect of the kennelling of dogs held under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dog legislation officers were employed by each police authority in each of the last five years; and how many such officers each...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which travel management companies her Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other processes her Department uses in respect of travel management companies to ensure the best...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the resource budget allocation was for the office of her Department’s chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the salary, including benefits, was of her Department’s chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the office of her Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on requiring her Department’s (a) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a written...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by her Department in 2010-11; what guidance her...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in her Department are on long-term sick leave.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to establish an independent body to monitor all enforced removals from the UK.

      Deportation: Cameroon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been removed to Cameroon in each of the last three years.

      Deportation: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of attempted suicides by (a) adults and (b) children awaiting deportation in 2011 to date.

      Detention Centres: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the police have been called to the immigration removal centre at (a) Brook House, (b) Campsfield, (c) Colnbrook, (d) Dover,...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 June 2011, Official Report, column 653W, on domestic violence, when she expects to take a final decision on...

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what procedures are in place to monitor the level of service delivery by GEO Ltd in managing Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre;...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of Tier 2 intra company transfer visas that were issued for the 12 months to 1 September 2011.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to provide a transitional period to educational and language service providers to comply with new accreditation requirements.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the International Passenger Survey in measuring the number of student migrants in the UK.

      EU Nationals: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many EU nationals resident in the UK given a custodial sentence of more than two years were removed from UK jurisdiction at the...

      Extremist Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to alter the criteria for her Department's funding of organisations in order to prevent the funding of extremist groups.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish her Department's analysis of the ability of private sector forensic science providers to undertake work currently...

      Forensic Science: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to promote innovation in the forensic science market through public procurement.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what ways she expects the UK Border Agency to contribute to (a) reducing the number of and (b) identifying victims of human trafficking.

      Humberside Police: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers will be deployed from the Humberside police outside the Humberside area to assist in operations connected with the...

      Identity and Passport Service: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress the Identity and Passport Service has made on mobile interview teams in Wales.

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many businesses had been issued with penalties for employing illegal immigrants in the 12 month period to 1 September 2011 and each of...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the average cost per night of holding a detainee awaiting removal at (a) Brook House, (b) Campsfield,...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were detained as adults under immigration powers but were later found to be children under 18 in (a) 2008-09, (b)...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were detained as adults under the detained fast track procedure but were later found to be children under 18 in (a)...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were refused entry to the UK at airports (a) in the year to 1 September 2011 and (b) in each of the last five years.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the ability of firms to attract highly skilled workers following the implementation of the immigration cap.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to bring forward legislation in respect of vehicle clamping companies; and if she will make a statement.

      Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been removed as a result of involvement in a sham marriage since May 2010.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Policing plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Maldon of (a) 9 April 2011 and (b) 30...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Immigration plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 9 August 2011 with regard...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 9 August 2011 with regard to Mr R. Farrukh.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 11 May 2011 from the right hon. Member for Exeter, ref: C/Ind/WALL01006.

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) construction vehicles, (b) agricultural vehicles, (c) cars, (d) motorcycles and (e) commercial vehicles were stolen in the...

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what police resources were allocated to vehicle crime prevention in respect of (a) construction vehicles, (b) agricultural vehicles, (c)...

      Motorcycles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the motorcycle industry on steps to reduce the number of motorcycle thefts.

      Paedophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources her Department has allocated to pursuing those involved in institutional paedophilia rings.

      Police: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer by the Prime Minister of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 350, if she will publish a breakdown of the...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of police (a) sergeants and (b) constables employed in (i) 2007, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2011...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what information her Department holds on the number of police inspectors employed at each pay band in (a) 2007, (b) 2009 and (c) 2011;...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the average number of years of employment of (a) police constables, (b) sergeants, (c) inspectors...

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information she holds on the number of days of staff sickness absence in police forces in England on average per employee in (a) 2009...

      Police: Southwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers were assigned to duties in the London borough of Southwark in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Prevent Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with (a) Universities UK and (b) the British Medical Association on the Prevent strategy.

      Prevent Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals received Prevent-related support (a) in the year to 1 September 2011 and (b) in each of the last five years as a result...

      Raed Salah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date she authorised the exclusion order against Sheikh Raed Salah.

      Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what legislative proposals she plans to bring forward to amend the Scrap Dealers Act 1964.

      Skilled Workers: Emigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate has been made of the level of (a) immigration and (b) emigration between the UK and (i) the US, (ii) China, (iii) Singapore,...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is planning to take to reduce the trade in stolen metal; (2) what progress her Department has made in bringing forward...

      UK Border Agency: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are expected to leave the UK Border Agency through natural wastage.

      Violent and Sex Offender Register: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many foreign national offenders were on the violent and sex offender register in each of the last five years; and how many foreign...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration her Department has given to the implementation of an online system to enable applicants to monitor the progress of their...

  • Transport

    • A64

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on road safety on the A64 between York and Scarborough.

    • A64

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met (a) the Highways Agency, (b) North Yorkshire County Council and (c) local community groups to discuss road safety on the A64 between...

      A64

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve road safety and reduce congestion on the A64 between York and Scarborough; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to notify pilots of the entry into force of the new European-wide flight-time limitations; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with the US Federal Aviation Administration on pilot fatigue; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the Civil Aviation Authority on the Notice of Proposed Amendment on...

      Aviation: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contribution his Department has made to establishing new flight-time limitations for pilots; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of the comprehensive spending review on tendered bus services provided by local transport authorities.

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultation he undertook with (a) coach and bus operators, (b) members of the public, (c) charities and groups representing elderly people and...

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in (a) Sunderland and (b) England have made journeys assisted by the Coach Concessionary Travel Scheme in each of the last five years.

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2011, Official Report, column 953W, on buses: concessions, what assessment he has made of the effects of...

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2011, Official Report, column 953W, on buses: concessions, what estimate he has made of the number of over-60s in...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other processes his Department uses in respect of travel management companies to ensure the best value is...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the salary, including benefits, was of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures are available;...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on requiring his Department's (a) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a written code of practice...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Assembly Government about a railway transport hub at Heathrow airport.

      Highways Agency: Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) transaction date, (b) transaction amount and (c) supplier was of each transaction undertaken by the Highways Agency using the Government...

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the EU Transport Commissioner relating to proposals to increase the permitted length of HGVs; and whether he plans for...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the scope and goals are of the HGV road user charging scheme.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the conclusions were of the interdepartmental working group on the theft of metals held on 14 September 2011 and chaired by the Parliamentary...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on the consolidation of existing support mechanisms for low and ultra-low emission vehicle research and development; and if...

      Passenger Focus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes he plans to make to the functions of Passenger Focus.

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate his Department has made of the cost to local authorities of renewing concessionary travel passes when they expire in 2013; (2)...

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effects of increasing the state retirement age on the cost of providing concessionary travel.

      Railway Stations: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria will be used in determining which railway station ticket offices should remain staffed.

      Railway Stations: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) safety of and (b) crime levels against rail travellers of unstaffed category E stations.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the McNulty report.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that increases in rail fares in 2012 will result in an improved service and better quality rolling stock.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 746W, on west coast railway lines, whether train operating companies will continue...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria he plans to use to determine levels of flexibility in future rail franchises.

      Railways: Great Yarmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the likely average change in rail fares for rail travellers in Great Yarmouth in January 2012.

      Rescue Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessments he has made of the (a) safety risks associated with and (b) socio-economic impact of the proposed closure of the Clyde Coastguard.

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to complete consideration of the final recommendations of the Traffic Signs review.

      Road Signs and Markings: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on his Department's review of brown tourist signs.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to prevent injuries (a) caused by and (b) to cyclists.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what comparison he has made between the procurement processes for new passenger rolling stock of his Department with (a) the rolling stock leasing...

      Safety Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent research his Department has evaluated on installing seat belt reminders in cars; if he will place in the Library a copy of each such...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department took to ensure consultants and consultancies offering advice on the Thameslink Rolling Stock contract were impartial and credible.

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project contract is subject to (a) Public Contract Regulations and (b) Utilities Contract Regulations.

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to appoint a new senior traffic commissioner.

      Traffic Commissioners: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on establishing a post of traffic commissioner for Wales located in Wales.

      Twickenham Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the Rugby Football Union, (b) Network Rail and (c) the London borough of Richmond upon...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Admiralty Arch: Admiralty House

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the cost to the public purse has been of any damage to the Admiralty House residences since May 2010; (2) what catering services his...

    • Charitable Donations: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he has made of the financial effect on the charity sector of each type of fraudulent charity collection.

      Charitable Incorporated Organisation Structure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when the new charitable incorporated organisation structure will be announced.

      Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations he has received on the implementation of Part 3 of the Charities Act 2006; and if he will publish these representations.

      Charities Act 2006

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether he plans to consult the civil society sector on the development of terms of reference under the Charities Act 2006.

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking in respect of street fundraisers.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department’s chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on the average daily rate paid to external consultants across central Government in each of the last five...

      Departmental Disabled Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people with disabilities were employed by each Government department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what guidance his Department...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the 10 largest suppliers of goods and services to his Department were in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11, measured in terms of the total monetary value...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the merits of including socio-economic considerations in public procurement tenders.

      Employment: Private and Public Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many private sector jobs were created in each month in the last two years in each parliamentary constituency in the UK; (2) what proportion...

      Financial Services: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate has been made of the number of jobs in the financial sector in each quarter since 2007.

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of immigration from outside the EU was (a) by country of origin, (b) by continent of origin and (c) in total in each of the last 10...

      Marriage Certificates: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many marriage certificates were issued in Wales in each of the last three years; and how many and what proportion were in the English only format.

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people were employed in the public sector in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Dudley borough in each of the last three years; (2) how many...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the unemployment rate is for (a) professional managers and senior officials, (b) skilled workers and (c) unskilled workers.

  • Treasury

    • 11 Downing Street: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) official and (b) charity receptions he has held at 11 Downing street in 2010-11; and what the (i) date and (ii) cost to the public purse was of each.

    • Bank of England: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the possibility of re-appointment to the post of Governor of the Bank of England for a second term.

      Bank of England: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to enhance pre-appointment scrutiny of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England by the House of...

      Bristol and West: Shares

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make representations to the Irish government on the position of UK holders of Bristol and West Permanent Interest Bearing Shares; and if he will...

      Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the contribution of non-EU based businesses in the (a) financial and (b) insurance sector to the UK's total GDP in each of the...

      CF Arch Cru Investment Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason he has not established an inquiry under Section 14 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 in respect of the CF Arch Cru Investment Fund.

      Charity Bank

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the permanent site of the headquarters of the Charity Bank in Cardiff; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many individuals will be affected by the proposed withdrawal of child benefit for claimants or their partners liable to pay higher rate tax are...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to treat the savings from the proposed withdrawal of child benefit for claimants or their partners liable to pay higher rate tax as (a) a...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Royal Bank of Scotland and (b) Lloyds on investments in companies that produce cluster munitions;...

      Coastal Communities Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities on their involvement in the allocation of the Coastal Communities Fund.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets; (2) what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on requiring his Department's (a) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a written code of practice or...

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has issued guidance and instructions to Cabinet colleagues regarding the sign-off and agreement of policy...

      Departmental Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how often his Department conducts a staff survey; and if he will place a copy of the report of the most recent staff survey in the Library.

      Departmental Magazine Press

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department produces a staff magazine; and with what frequency.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) seminars, (b) workshops and (c) exhibitions were held by the human resources team in his Department in 2010-11.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what deadlines his Department's Parliamentary Unit normally sets for the receipt of draft answers to (a) written parliamentary questions for answer on a...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions in the last 12 months he has circulated guidance to other Departments relating to answers to round-robin written parliamentary questions.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many written parliamentary questions his Department has taken longer than 10 days to answer in the current Session.

      Economic Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to include an assessment of the Government's fiscal consolidation as part of his strategy for economic growth.

      Economic Situation: International Cooperation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his US counterpart during the recent G7 summit on supporting global economic growth and stability.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with representatives of the six largest energy companies to discuss electricity and...

      Equitable Life: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons he has not used his statutory powers under the Policyholders Protection Act 1997 to require the insurance industry to contribute to...

      Equitable Life: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider further compensation for Equitable Life policy holders to take account of inflation since 2009.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will assess the effects of road fuel duty on small businesses; and if he will make a statement; (2) what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Financial Institutions: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken, and what further steps he plans to take, to assist British Sign Language users to communicate with financial institutions (a) in...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many claims for compensation in respect of the NDF Administration Fixed Income Plan June 2008 submitted to the Financial Services Compensation...

      Immigration: Students

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding the potential impact of reforms to the student immigration system...

      Inflation: Annuities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect of inflation on the annuities market.

      Insurance: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the average waiting time for resolution of complaints by the Financial Services Ombudsman for cases involving the...

      Judiciary

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the funding of the proposal to televise aspects of the work of the judiciary;...

      Loans: Greece

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the Government will provide no additional public sector support to the Government of Greece in the event that that...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Exchequer Secretary plans to respond to the letters of (a) 27 January 2011 and (b) 15 April 2011 from the hon. Member for Weaver Vale on behalf of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the Complaints Manager, HMRC Customer Operations Complaints Service, Queensway House, East Kilbride to respond to the Member for Edinburgh...

      Mortgages: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many mortgage repossessions have taken place in Northern Ireland since autumn 2008.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of extending the national insurance holiday scheme to apply to one additional employee taken on by...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time jobs were created in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales, (iv) Northern Ireland and (v)...

      National Insurance Contributions: Devizes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Devizes constituency have benefited from the National insurance contributions holiday scheme to date.

      National Insurance Contributions: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications for the national insurance holiday scheme had been (a) received and (b) approved in each region as at 13 September 2011.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in oil prices on (a) the UK's public finances, (b) the UK economy and (c) inflation.

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account he will take of the effects of tax relief on pension contributions in considering the future of the 50% rate of income tax.

      Personal Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of monthly earnings is paid in taxes on average by persons in each income decile.

      Planning: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the oral answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 170, on planning costs, what evidence his Department holds that shows planning...

      Pocket Lighters: Import Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether customs officers are instructed to seize at UK ports of entry pocket lighters which do not conform to EU and UK safety standards; (2) what...

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the UK's credit rating.

      Revenue and Customs: Leicester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many unopened letters there are in HM Revenue and Customs processing offices in Leicester.

      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,...

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what consideration he has given to applying the Gift Aid scheme to junior membership subscriptions paid to community amateur sports clubs; and what...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for tax simplification.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Time to Pay arrangements involving sums over (a) £1 million and (b) £5 million there have been in the last 12 months; and how many such...

      Taxation: Foreign Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on the size of the tax gap of the decision by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to redeploy...

      Taxation: Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the progress on the revised EU Savings Tax Directive; what activities have been undertaken by (a) Ministers and (b)...

      Taxation: Sports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what exemptions his Department has granted on liability to income tax attributable to income tax on (a) endorsement income, (b) prize money and (c)...

      Trust Funds: Audit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the performance of the auditors of (a) Capita Financial Managers Ltd and (b) the CF Arch Cru funds.

      Tunisia: Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the funding pledged by the G8 for the purpose of assisting economic reforms in Tunisia to be provided.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses were registered for value added tax in Ashfield constituency in each year since 1997.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to increasing the turnover limits for VAT accounting to assist firms during adverse economic conditions.

      Voluntary Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs received in voluntary contributions in financial year (a) 2011-12, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2009-10.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Health and Welfare Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that the appointment of external members to the Animal Health and Welfare Board reflects...

    • Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals she has to ensure that those who live in properties at risk of flooding are able to insure their possessions...

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department’s policy is on the regulation of abattoirs.

      Wildlife: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Resolution of the House of 23 June 2011, on wild animals in circuses, what steps she has taken towards...

  • International Development

    • Commonwealth Development Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what dates meetings or discussions have taken place between officials from the Financial Services Authority's Enforcement and...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been given in aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to Afghanistan.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects to announce future funding for the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and tuberculosis; and if he will make a statement.

      Equatorial Guinea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been given in aid to Equatorial Guinea in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what monitoring...

      Gabon: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been given in aid to Gabon in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what monitoring...

      Horn of Africa: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what meetings his Department has had with representatives of the (a) Somali and (b) Kenyan community in the UK on the famine in the...

      Horn of Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on aid for the horn of Africa.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the work of the Stabilisation Unit on post-conflict stabilisation activity in Libya.

      Overseas aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development by what mechanism his Department ensures that UK aid reaches those who require it.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the provision of aid to tackle non-communicable diseases in developing countries.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his objectives are for negotiations on the next round of European Development Fund replenishment; and if he will make a statement.

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on conflict in Somalia.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Africa: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the number of white farming families in (a) South Africa and (b) Zimbabwe believed to have been...

    • Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has to mark Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October 2011.

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether UK Government personnel provided information on Libyan dissidents resident in the UK to the Libyan authorities between...

      Armed Forces: EU Internal Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on UK participation in EU structured cooperation in respect of military matters.

      Armed Forces: EU Internal Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the level of the UK financial contribution to an EU military operational headquarters; by what means such a...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

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

      British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he holds on the number of UK nationals living in each foreign country.

      Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's priorities are for the UK's forthcoming chairmanship of the Council of Europe; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets; (2) what (a) contractual...

      Egypt: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has on anti-Semitism in Egypt; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Egypt: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what reports he has received of the attack on the Israeli Embassy in Egypt on 9 September 2011; and if he will make a...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Egyptian authorities regarding reports that it may restore emergency law.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2011, Official Report, column 565W, on European Union, what recent progress his Department...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2011, Official Report, column 565W, on European Union, what timetable he has set for his...

      Israel: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of Israel on (a) Christians in the Holy Land and (b) other issues for...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on receiving compensation from Libya for those affected by IRA terrorism.

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the National Transitional Council in Libya on compensation for those affected by IRA terrorism.

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist in the recovery of compensation from Libya for those affected by terrorism.

      Pitcairn Islands: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the measures in place to protect children on the Pitcairn Islands from...

      Tunisia: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the looting of synagogues in Tunisia; and if he will make a statement. [R]

  • Justice

    • Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Government proposes to lay before Parliament the necessary administrative orders to provide for the abolition of the Administrative Justice and...

    • Bill of Rights Commission: European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2011, Official Report, column 893W, on the Bill of Rights Commission: European Court of Human Rights, when he expects a...

      Binyam Mohamed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on the Detainee Inquiry of the Court of Appeal ruling on the disclosure of material in the case of Binyam...

      Camp on Private Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to create a criminal offence of illegally occupying a camp on private land; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions for failure to make payments to the Child Support Agency resulted in (a) a custodial sentence, (b) disqualification from driving...

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of those charged with public disorder offences since 6 August 2011 are (a) in employment and (b) not in employment.

      Community Legal Advice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on the Community Legal Advice telephone service in each year since 2004; and how many calls the service received in each...

      Community Legal Advice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department plans to make the Community Legal Advice Helpline the sole gateway to criminal legal aid services.

      Community Legal Advice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the impact assessment for the establishment of the Community Legal Advice Helpline as the sole gateway to civil legal aid services considered the...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the potential effects on crime rates of the reduction in funding for the Magistrates' Mock Trial competition.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets; (2) what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many compensation claims were received by the Prison Service from (a) prisoners, (b) prison staff and (c) visitors in each of the last three years;...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what guidance his Department...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether, on average, private legal firms contracted to provide legal services to his Department were paid more than such firms contracted to provide...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff were employed in his Department's Ministerial Correspondence Unit in each of the last five years.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2011, Official Report, columns 1131-2W, on deportation: offenders, (1) how many foreign national offenders were...

      Driving Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on people with 12 points on their driving licence being given exemptions from a driving ban; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the use of drugs and alcohol in prisons.

      Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there have been under the provisions of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003; and if he will make a statement.

      Fly-Tipping: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for fly-tipping in each local authority area in the North West in each of the last five years.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many cases of alleged overseas human rights abuses UK multinational companies were granted (a) conditional fee agreements and (b) legal aid prior...

      Human Rights Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on which dates since the entry into force of section 19 of the Human Rights Act 1998 a Minister of the Crown in charge of a Bill in the House of Commons...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to pay state-funded external legal services at the same rate as solicitors funded by legal aid in the same dispute.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the response from the Financial Inclusion Taskforce to his consultation on the reform of legal aid.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the costs incurred by his Department on state-funded defendants instructing private firms of solicitors and barristers.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the implementation of the provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill...

      Magistrates' Mock Trial Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse of the reduction in funding for the Magistrates' Mock Trial competition.

      Miscarriages of Justice: Simon Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received in support of allegations of a miscarriage of justice in the case of Mr Simon Hall.

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to publish all submissions to the consultation on the Green Paper entitled Breaking the Cycle: Effective Punishment, rehabilitation and...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of possession of a bladed article where the bladed article has been used to threaten or cause fear in each of the...

      Prisons: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider allowing prisons to bid to provide their own catering services.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the maximum profit margin allowed to private companies which take over running of prisons.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the National Association of Probation Officers with regard to the competitive tender in the Probation Service.

      Young Offenders: Re-offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of young offenders leaving young offender institutions reoffend.

      Youth Offending Teams: Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there have been any redundancies from youth offending teams in (a) London and (b) Newham since 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Andy Coulson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what dates he has met Andy Coulson since his appointment.

    • Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has to mark Anti-Slavery Day in 2011.

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what responsibility (a) his Department and (b) Arts Council England has for the development of Government policy on the arts...

      Botulinum Toxin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take in relation to the advertising of botulinum toxin.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has for private sector involvement in the creation of a world-class broadband network.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how the UK high speed broadband balanced scorecard is being created; and when it will be published.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what representations he has received from small businesses on the provision of high speed broadband.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what regulatory changes his Department proposes in respect of the roll-out of super-fast broadband in areas not served by the...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport for what reasons the date for provision of universal broadband has changed.

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on the allocation of funds for the rollout of...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment his Department has made of the speed of the rollout of superfast broadband in (a) Scotland and (b)...

      Creative Industries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what issues the Creative Industries Council will address.

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other processes his Department uses in respect of travel management companies to...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the salary, including benefits, was of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on requiring his Department's (a) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether his Department has funded foreign language tuition for Ministers or officials of his Department since May 2010.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for the future of creative education.

      Fifa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the reform of FIFA.

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what his policy is on making the Government Art Collection available for public display.

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many items in the Government Art Collection are in storage.

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many items in the Government Art Collection are on display in locations outside Greater London.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he last met the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills to discuss the Hargreaves Review of intellectual...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much (a) financial and (b) other support in each category local enterprise partnerships in (i) the East Midlands, (ii) the...

      Mass Media: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether the Government plans to submit evidence on the issue of (a) media ownership and (b) press regulation to the Leveson...

      Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what monitoring his Department carries out of the provision of local music services.

      National Lottery: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of any assessment his Department has made of the geographical distribution of the...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the outcome of the London 2012 Olympics test events.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of progress on the Government's objectives for a sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that branded merchandise that has been manufactured by children working in...

      Olympic Games 2012: Dorney Lake

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local media outlets receive media accreditation for the London 2012...

      Olympic Games 2012: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what meetings he has had with the Mayor of London on the economic legacy for east London of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Horse Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has for the equine-specific equipment purchased for the London 2012 Olympics after the conclusion of...

      Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect on amateur rugby of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

      Rugby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department (i) has provided and (ii) plans to provide for preparations for...

      Sculpture: Abingdon Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has for the care and maintenance of the Knife Edge-Two Piece by Henry Moore on Abingdon Green accepted as a gift...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what targets he has set for increased participation in sport in England.

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to promote community and grassroots sport.

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent estimate he has made of the number of sports clubs using community asset transfers; (2) how many sports...

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will assess the effect of philanthropic giving on amateur sports clubs.

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) if he will assess the effect of deregistration requirements on the number of community amateur sports clubs; (2) if he...

      Sports: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what measures his Department is taking to promote the Community Amateur Sports Clubs scheme.

      Sports: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effect on community and...

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review on participation in sport...

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what analysis he has undertaken of recent trends in the level of participation in sport by young people.

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what change the Government expects in levels of participation in competitive sport by young people during the comprehensive...

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effects of (a) the provision of and (b) the removal of provision of free...

      Television Channels: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to respond to Ofcom's report on the licensing arrangements for Channels 3, 4 and 5.

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what regulatory changes he plans to make in respect of the introduction of local television.

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport upon what timetable he plans to establish the Framework for Local Television under the Local Media Action Plan.

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what local content other than news and current affairs he expects of local television.

      Television: Local Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he expects the first group of new local TV stations to begin broadcasting.

      Television: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on programmes targeted at young people in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07, (d) 2007-08,...

      Tourism: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how his tourism strategy will promote economic growth.

      UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what savings have been made from the abolition of the UK Film Council.

  • Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2011, Official Report, column 351W, when he expects the second round of applications to open for the fund for 2011-12...

    • Academies: Bromley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which secondary schools in the London borough of Bromley have converted to academy status in 2011 to date; what the operative date is in each case; who...

      Academies: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which primary schools he expects to become academies in (a) Coventry and (b) Warwickshire in the 2011-12 academic year.

      Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2011.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many looked-after children were placed in (a) homes and hostels (i) subject and (ii) not subject to children's homes regulations, (b) foster...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children aged between (a) 0 and five years, (b) six and 10 years and (c) 11 and 16 years were placed in (i) homes and hostels (A) subject and...

      Children: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will (a) assess the United Nations Global Survey on Violence against Children conducted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on...

      Children: Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate his Department has made of the incidence of (a) attention deficit disorder and (b) hyper-activity among school pupils in the last 15 years.

      Children: Respiratory System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the number of children who did not attend sports lessons as a result of respiratory illnesses in the last year...

      Children's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department plans to allocate to children's centres in each of the next four years.

      Children's Play: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on requiring those seeking to (a) establish and (b) find employment with children's playschemes to achieve the same qualifications...

      Curriculum: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to include animal welfare in the personal, social, health and economic curriculum.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the salary, including benefits, was of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any complaints from officials of his Department have been received in respect of his political advisers since May 2010.

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when Mr Dominic Cummings started work at his Department; and whether he is still employed.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education who the members are of the volatile substance abuse stakeholders group; when the group last met; and when it next plans to meet.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment his Department has made of the work of (a) hospital trusts, (b) voluntary organisations and (c) local education authorities...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding his Department has allocated to the prevention of volatile substance abuse in each of the last three years.

      Education: Environment

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

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much of the 16 to 19 Bursary funding awarded to students in Bassetlaw has been awarded to students who previously received education maintenance...

      Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of young people aged between 16 and 19 were not in education, employment or training in each (a) region and (b) London...

      Families: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will (a) estimate the proportion of the 120,000 most troubled families in Britain that are resident in Scotland and (b) publish demographic...

      Family Intervention Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many families have participated in the Family Intervention Programme in each year since the establishment of the programme.

      Family Intervention Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many families have participated in the Family Intervention projects in each parliamentary constituency.

      Family Intervention Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the budget was for Family Intervention Projects in each year since the establishment of such projects; and what the planned budget is for each of...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of the 200 lowest performing primary schools which will become academies (a) have more than 40 per cent. of pupils eligible for free school...

      Free School Meals: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people in (a) York, (b) North Yorkshire, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber and (d) England received free school meals in each year since 1997.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) for what reasons he has extended his Department's contract to provide support for the free school pre-application process; (2) who was involved...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what the names are of the organisations and individuals consulted by each of the free schools that opened in September 2011 in accordance with...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the budget is of his Department's free schools group for 2011-12.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education from which geographic areas applications have been made to establish free schools to date.

      Free Schools: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications for free schools funding he has received from Ashfield constituency.

      Free Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans Ofsted has to inspect free schools.

      Free Schools: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of teachers in each free school do not have a teaching qualification or qualified teacher status.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of children achieved GCSE grade A* to C in (a) ICT, (b) classical civilisation and (c) business studies in (i) 2009, (ii)...

      Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what sub-departments there are within his Department; and how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in each.

      National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) managers and (b) operational staff there are at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what discussions he has had with Cabinet Office colleagues regarding the award of Government funding to the New Schools Network.

      New Schools Network: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the reasons were for establishing a grant agreement between his Department and the New Schools Network.

      Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many nursery places there were at (a) maintained, (b) private, (c) voluntary and (d) independent Ofsted-registered providers in (i) 2000-01, (ii)...

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to improve school attendance.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children and young people have been sent to each pupil referral unit in each of the last five years.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the level of spending by local authorities on youth activities.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to allow good schools to expand by increasing pupil numbers.

      Schools: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils attended schools in Ashfield constituency in each year since 2007.

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many (a) letters and (b) emails he has received from Ofqual concerning examination paper errors since May 2011; and how many such items of...

      Schools: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent on average per child on (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in state schools in the City of York (i) in cash terms and (ii)...

      Schools: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department spent on (a) primary and (b) secondary school education in Devon in 2010.

      Schools: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the guaranteed level of funding per pupil was for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Devon in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will estimate the size of his Department's schools budget in each of the next four years required to increase schools spending by 0.7 per cent....

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what progress his Department has made in conducting its full survey of the school estate in (a) England and (b) Hertfordshire; (2) what progress...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress his Department has made on the introduction of the national funding formula; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he has given to schools on flying the Union flag on (a) a regular basis, (b) specific national occasions and (c) occasional special...

      Schools: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) country of origin of foreign nationals who have attended (i) an independent and (ii) a...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the budget was for school sport partnerships in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what discussions he has had with local education authorities on his proposal no longer to include questions on mode of travel in the School...

      Schools: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funds (a) were and (b) are to be made available to schools in Wirral in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15.

      Sure Start Children's Centres: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) children and (b) families are in receipt of support from Sure Start Children's Centres in York.

      Vocational Guidance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information his Department holds on the level of careers advice services local authorities in each London borough are planning to provide in...

  • Work and Pensions

    • A New Approach to Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the additional research referred to in paragraph 1.5 of his Department's publication A New Approach...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the contract to private providers under the work programme has been weighted to help families with multiple problems.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what regulations his Department introduced between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011; and what the estimated costs of implementation were for those...

      Disability Living Allowance: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects in reductions in entitlement to disability living allowance on those suffering from autism.

      Disability Living Allowance: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received disability living allowance for care needs or mobility restrictions resulting from sickle cell disease or thalassaemia...

      Disability: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will discuss with Atos Healthcare the (a) availability of disabled parking at and (b) accessibility to disabled access to the employment...

      Disability: Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many specially adapted motor cars for disabled drivers have been provided (a) nationally and (b) to residents of Wiltshire in each of the...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he has taken to assist parents and carers of disabled children to work through the provision of help with disabled child care.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2011, Official Report, column 907W, on Employment and Support Allowance, what the equivalent figures are...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the appeal process is for a claimant of employment and support allowance placed in the work-related activity group, who has been diagnosed...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to publish his participation strategy to maximise participation of 16 to 24-year-olds in education, training or work.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sector-based work academies he plans to establish in 2011; and for what areas he proposes they will be responsible.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how his proposed sector-based work academies will be funded; who he proposes may apply to establish such academies; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he proposes that young people will be routed from work experience schemes to apprenticeships.

      Employment: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate has been made of the number of people not in employment, education or training (a) nationally and (b) in Milton Keynes.

      Employment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has relating to the future employment of local authority employees in Scotland who administer benefits advice following...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households were claiming housing benefit in each local authority in Great Britain (a) in total and (b) in respect of (i) shared, (ii)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change in the number of households claiming local housing allowance in each local authority area in...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications were made for housing benefit discretionary payments in each local authority area in 2010-11; and how many households...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he is making in his proposals to cap housing benefit.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with (a) the National Housing Federation and (b) individual housing associations regarding plans to restrict...

      Housing Benefit: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effects of (a) the changes in housing benefit and (b) the £26,000 benefits cap on households by family...

      Housing Benefit: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of recipients of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit are in work in (i) Leeds and (ii) the UK.

      Housing Benefit: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with charities and mental health workers on the effects on single people under 35 years with a mental illness of...

      Housing Benefit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received housing benefit in the Vale of Clywd in each month since November 2008.

      Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will ensure that resources from the Innovation Fund are made available to support the re-employment of skilled and experienced careers...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria his Department uses to ensure information and updates on legislation and procedures passed to all (a) staff handling jobseeker's...

      New Enterprise Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions through what channels his Department makes information on the New Enterprise Allowance available.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding his Department has allocated to explaining the planned changes to pensions and their consequences to businesses.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to offset the costs incurred by micro firms in implementing pension changes in 2012.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of households in poverty have at least one person working.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what benefits are claimed by (a) working households in poverty without children, (b) workless households in poverty without children, (c) lone...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of workless households that are in poverty and have one or more adults who is disabled and one or more adults of...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of workless households living in poverty include (a) one or more and (b) two or more disabled adults.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people of working age, in work and living in poverty are women in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of working age (a) parents living in poverty as a couple and (b) lone parents have at least one child (i)...

      Redundancy: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will calculate the cost to the public purse of redundancies in rail manufacturing in the East Midlands, including support for affected...

      Rents: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the average income of (a) social rental, (b) private rental and (c) all households in Ashfield constituency...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the number of people in each (a) nation of the UK and (b) region of England who were on long-term sick...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent communications he has received from the European Commission on increasing benefit payments from the UK Government to citizens of...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people convicted of benefit fraud continued to receive benefits in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; and how many such people were...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received a criminal conviction for benefit fraud where the amount of fraud involved was (a) £0 to £1,000, (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were found to have committed benefit fraud in each of the last five years; and what proportion were prosecuted in court.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were convicted of benefit fraud in each of the last five years; and how many of those convicted, who received a custodial...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people convicted of benefit fraud continued to receive benefits in (a) 2008, (b) 2009 and (c) 2010; and how many such people were...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were convicted for benefit fraud and what proportion of all benefit claimants this represented in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with partner agencies on the rate of unemployment in Birmingham, Ladywood; and what steps are being taken to...

      Unemployment: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department provides to mature unemployed people to retrain and reskill that does not affect their entitlement to benefits.

      Universal Credit: West Lothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the introduction of universal credit on (a) West Lothian Council and (b) housing...

      Work Capability Assessment: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the criteria used by Atos Healthcare to assess the suitability of an applicant to become an approved...

      Work Capability Assessment: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 681W, on work capability assessment: Atos Healthcare, how he defines...

      Work Capability Assessment: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of approved healthcare professionals undertaking work capability assessments were (a) qualified doctors registered with the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department provided for the Adult Education Bursary for Certificate of Higher Education in each of the last...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were taken up in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Dudley borough in each of the last 12 months.

      Apprentices: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of higher apprenticeships that will be created in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what further revocations of arms export licences have been made to countries in North Africa and the Middle East subsequent to...

      Business: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to address any potential skills shortages arising from recent changes to the immigration rules.

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made on the coalition agreement commitment to introduce stronger consumer protections, including measures...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with Ministers in the Scottish Government on funding for debt advice in Scotland after the end of the...

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other processes his Department uses in respect of travel management companies to ensure...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings he has had with hon. Members of each political party since May 2010.

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Education: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average (a) reading and (b) mathematics age was of those held in (i) young offenders' institutions and (ii) prisons by...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has assessed the likely effects of the Agency Workers Regulations on (a) business costs and (b) productivity; and if...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of employees who will be affected by the coming into force of the Agency...

      Employment: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to adopt the Think Small First principle in respect of the flow of employment regulation; and if so how this...

      Engineering: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students graduated from universities in England with degrees in engineering in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for (a) Communities and Local Government and (b) the Home Department...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students were enrolled in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses in Coventry local authority area in...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many adult learners in Coventry local authority area were eligible for a fee remission for English for Speakers of...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to publish the equality impact assessment for his planned change to the funding for English for Speakers of Other...

      Entry Clearances: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the effect on trade of visa processing...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what debt payments have been received by the Export Credits Guarantee Department from (a) low and (b) middle-income countries in...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made on the need for further regulation on flexible working rights.

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent progress has been made on implementing the coalition agreement commitment to end the Export Credits Guarantee...

      Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will review regulations surrounding franchises to enable franchises to continue trading in circumstances where their parent...

      Further Education: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on college buildings (a) in Jarrow constituency, (b) in South Tyneside, (c) in the North East and...

      Higher Education: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much capital funding his Department has allocated to (a) York college, (b) the university of York and (c) the university of...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to promote buying British products and produce; and if he will make a statement.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he plans to take to ensure that after-the-event fee review in insolvency cases does not enable minority creditors or...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on creditor returns of after-the-event fee review in insolvency cases where complaints...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of pre-packaged administrations that could be avoided if suppliers were obliged to continue to...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of liquidations that could be averted if suppliers were obliged to continue to supply companies in...

      Lighters: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of pocket lighters on sale in the UK which do not meet safety requirements; what...

      Lighters: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of pocket lighters on sale that do not meet minimum safety standards; whether his...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the total cost to the public purse was of his Department's national media coverage evaluations in each month between...

      Medical Research Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether the Medical Research Council accepts funding from non-public sources; how much such funding has been received in...

      Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to establish a list of cash transactions at scrap metal yards.

      Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration his Department has given to establishing a register of cash transactions at scrap metal yards.

      National Apprenticeship Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills who the chief accounting officer for the National Apprenticeship Service is; and what plans he has for the future of this role.

      Nuclear Reactors: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research and development the UK research councils are funding on (a) nuclear engineering design and (b) the building of the...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the (a) number and (b) country of origin of foreign nationals who have attended an (i)...

      Overseas Trade: Bangladesh

      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 Bangladesh and (a) Leicester and (b) the...

      Overseas Trade: Pakistan

      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 Pakistan and (a) Leicester and (b) the...

      Police: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to his written statement of 11 August 2011, Official Report, columns 119-21WS, how many claims for financial...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the role of access customers in providing support to Royal Mail to deliver its universal service...

      Postal Services: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effects of competition in the mail services sector.

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on the effect of the public sector on (a) the creation of...

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the geographic spread is of the membership of research council committees in each region.

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many contracts his Department holds with SERCO; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value of each such contract is.

      Students: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department regarding the potential effect of reforms...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2011, Official Report, column 1043W, on Union Modernisation Fund, how much has been given...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the findings of the British Chambers of Commerce Workforce Survey, Micro Businesses, on the...

      York College: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what budget his Department has provided for York college in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each year since 2004.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 4.4.1 of the NHS Information Centre publication, Statistics on Alcohol: England 2011, which disease, injury or condition...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2011, Official Report, column 916W, on alcoholic drinks: misuse, what the primary diagnoses were for the 74 per cent. of...

      Anti-Slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to mark Anti-Slavery day 2011.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons sexually active gay and bisexual men are not permitted to donate blood irrespective of their sexual history; and if he will make a statement.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the restriction on blood donation by men who have had sex with men in the previous 12 months with...

      Botulinum Toxin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has any plans to introduce a minimum age limit for administration of Botulinum toxin; (2) what recent representations he has received on...

      Breast Feeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of breastfeeding on (a) emotional comfort, (b) maternal infant bonding and (c) long-term neurological development.

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local authorities have indicated they will increase the level of fees they pay to care homes in the 2011-12 financial year.

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care home residents were funded by the relevant local authority in (a) Coventry and (b) England in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Care UK: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence he has received from Care UK management since October 2010.

      Cataracts: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for cataract treatment in each region.

      College of Social Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the (a) creation of a College of Social Work, (b) Memorandum of Understanding and Service Level Agreement reached between...

      Community Resuscitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of community resuscitation provision.

      Day Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in funding to local authorities on the number of day centres operational in (a) England, (b) the...

      Day Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of day centres which were operational in (a) England, (b) the west midlands and (c) Dudley borough (i)...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental (a) extractions and (b) restorations were performed by NHS dentists in each of the last four years by primary care trusts.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which travel management companies his Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) contractual obligations and (b) other processes his Department uses in respect of travel management companies to ensure the best value is...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on requiring his Department's (a) agencies and non-departmental public bodies and (b) contractors to have a written code of practice or...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 September 2011, Official Report, column 821W, on departmental manpower, what consultancy arrangements are in place in his...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average hourly rate paid was to external (a) solicitors and (b) barristers engaged by his Department in 2010-11; what guidance his Department...

      Departmental Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on personal budgets.

      Departmental Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in funding to local authorities on personal budgets for disabled people in (a) England, (b) the...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the volatile substance abuse framework document, Out of sight, not out of mind; and whether he plans to review...

      General Practitioners: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a transcript of the remarks he made at the conference for clinical commissioning groups held on 14 September 2011.

      General Practitioners: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the names are of the clinical commissioning group board members for the North East; and which of these received remuneration from (a) Virgin Health...

      Hay Diet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the Hay Diet; and what his policy is on the use of such diets in education on healthy living.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what joint work is being undertaken between Public Health Responsibility Deals and Change4Life.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding he has allocated to each Public Health Responsibility Deal network in financial years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Health and Social Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse was of the drafting by Parliamentary Counsel of the text of and amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill (a) before...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward legislative proposals to govern the training and regulation of health care assistants.

      Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent Care Quality Commission inspectors were tasked with undertaking inspections as part or all of their work in the North East...

      Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many workplace inspections Care Quality Commission inspectors undertook in the North East Strategic Health Authority region in (a) the independent...

      Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider the merits of introducing a statutory duty on the Secretary of State for Health and health bodies to promote health research.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what performance measure of inpatient referral to treatment time his Department has assessed as the most effective indicator of (a) NHS trust or NHS...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of uptake was of the influenza vaccination offered by the NHS amongst (a) people aged over 65 years, (b) pregnant women, (c) people with a...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for expenditure on national influenza vaccination publicity in 2011-12.

      Methadone: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each Parliamentary constituency in the Wirral have been using methadone for (a) four, (b) five, (c) six, (d) seven, (e) eight, (f) nine...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure has been approved by each strategic health authority under paragraph 5.6 of the NHS Operating Framework 2011-12.

      NHS: Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the level of the cap on private patient income is for each NHS foundation trust; (2) how much income from private patients each NHS foundation...

      Ophthalmic Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding he has allocated to the NHS for eye lens treatments in financial year 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

      Plastic Surgery: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has considered the merits of establishing an official regulatory body for the cosmetic surgery industry.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for future commissioning of radiotherapy.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps (a) his Department and (b) the National Cancer Action Team is taking to address geographical differences in radiotherapy treatment.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the recommendations of the National Radiotherapy Implementation Group, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the National Cancer...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 694W, on the Specialised Service Transitional Oversight Group, how many of those...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, columns 586-7W, on radiotherapy, (1) where in the 2011-12 recurrent revenue allocation...

      Radiotherapy: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the 2010-11 recurrent revenue allocation exposition book, how much of the budget of (a) North Somerset Primary Care Trust, (b) Somerset...

      Smoking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating children with passive smoking related illnesses, including the cost of primary care visits...

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Government's timetable is for producing a White Paper on the reform of social care following the Dilnot Report.

      Solvents: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the work of (a) hospital trusts, (b) voluntary organisations and (c) local education authorities...

      Strokes: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NHS stroke treatment; and if he will make a statement.

      Sunderland Royal Hospital: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were on waiting lists for operations at Sunderland Royal hospital on 1 September in each year since 2005; and what the average waiting...

  • House of Lords

    • Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 11 August (WA 429), how many current employees are members of (a) the National Health Service pension scheme; (b)...

    • Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the savings likely to arise to public funds from changing the state pension age for men and women to 66 by April 2022 and either (a) 67...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the savings likely to arise to public funds, as compared with the current pension timetable, from changing the state pension age (a) to...

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much development assistance they gave directly to indigenous South Sudanese non-governmental organisations during 2009-10 and 2010-11; and for what activities.

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