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Written answers

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent meetings she has had with ministerial colleagues to discuss the level of unemployment among women.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to his Department's announcement of 14 September 2011, whether Barnett consequential funding will arise from...

  • Justice

    • Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there were as a direct result of a motor vehicle’s number plate triggering an automatic number plate recognition camera in...

    • Driving Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions has he had with the Attorney-General on reviewing the maximum sentence for dangerous driving; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had on the likely effects of the provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill on the human rights of...

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many representations he has received proposing that the Youth Justice Board be abolished; and from whom; (2) how many representations he has...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • International Climate Fund Implementation Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in the development of the International Climate Fund Implementation Plan.

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many working on-shore wind farms were not operational on (a) 11, (b) 12 and (c) 13 September 2011; and for what reasons.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Sitting Days

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the marginal cost to the public purse of...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Bury South of 29 July 2011.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, what information the Electoral Commission holds on the amount each local...

  • Attorney-General

    • Criminal Proceedings: Victim Support

      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the level of support provided by the Crown Prosecution Service for victims participating in criminal proceedings.

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Manpower

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

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in his Department worked on the draft of the national planning policy framework produced by the practitioners' advisory group.

      Parish Councils: PAYE

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice and guidance his Department gives to parish councils in respect of their responsibility for PAYE for parish clerks.

      Public Sector Net Cash Requirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effects on gross domestic product growth in quarter three and quarter four of 2011 of the infrastructure measures...

      Public Sector Net Cash Requirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate public sector net borrowing in 2012 if gross domestic product growth is (a) 1.3 per cent. and (b) two per cent; (2) if he will...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Inland Revenue Debt Enforcement Unit will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Coventry South of 8 September, reference: 190PR101450.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will amend the Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Act 2010 to prohibit British banks from making investments in companies...

    • Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Russia, (b) China and (c) the US on their signature of the convention...

      Libya: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of UK participants in the Paris conference on the future of Libya were women; and if he will make a statement.

      Paraguay: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ask HM ambassador in Paraguay to raise with the Paraguayan authorities allegations of illegal land clearances within...

  • Health

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effects of establishing strategic health authority clusters on the operation of the Cancer Drugs Fund at...

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 562W, on cancer: drugs, whether strategic health authorities will be required to...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the rate of compliance by NHS personnel with information security guidance issued by (a) him and (b) NHS Connecting for Health.

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what security breaches involving official material stored on equipment (a) provided by NHS organisations and (b) owned by NHS employees and used for...

      Departmental Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what policy teams there are within his Department.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the level of compliance by officials in his Department with security guidance issued by his Department.

      Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department provided for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2009-10.

      Exercise: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding was allocated to his Department's physical activity policy team in each of the last five financial years; and what budget has been allocated...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health against which strains of influenza he proposes that the influenza vaccination offered by the NHS will provide protection.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to encourage uptake of the influenza vaccination for the 2011-12 winter among (a) at risk groups, (b) carers and (c) health care...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 9 May 2011, Official Report, column 1050W, on NHS foundation trusts and of 15 February 2011, Official Report, column 720W, on...

      Smoking: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress has been made on changing the behaviour of people smoking in cars carrying children since March 2011; and if he will make a statement;...

      Tuberculosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects a decision to be made on funding for the (a) Find and Treat Tuberculosis project and (b) mobile x-ray screening unit from April...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of supporting asylum seekers who were not able to work in each of the last five years; and if she will...

    • Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support is available to the victims of domestic violence who have no recourse to public funds.

      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 5 August 2011 with regard...

      Missing Persons Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to make an announcement on the future of the Missing Persons Bureau.

      Missing Persons Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the next missing persons data and analysis report.

      Police Deaths on Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in England and Wales were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured while on duty in each of the last 30 years.

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps her Department is taking to stop the sale of counterfeit cigarettes from tab houses; (2) what steps her Department has...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation visited by Ministers in her Department since 12 May 2010.

  • Defence

    • Deepcut Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on bullying in the armed forces; and in what ways has that policy changed since the statement of the then Secretary of State for...

    • Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's brief for the Assistant Director of Information dated October 1998 D/DAO/14/3/5.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much is projected to be saved in (a) Resource DEL, (b) Capital DEL, (c) annually-managed expenditure and (d) in total from training efficiencies in...

      Libya: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what weapons (a) British companies and (b) the Government have sold to the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya; what (i) civil and (ii) military...

      Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many service personnel serving in Germany have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder; and how many of these are being treated (a)...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Air Travel

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

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the relative legal weight of local development frameworks and the national planning...

      Social Rented Housing: Chippenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in social housing are living in (a) underoccupied properties and (b) overcrowded conditions in (i)...

  • Transport

    • Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment on the provision of bus services in (a) shire and (b) non-shire authorities following...

    • Departmental Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with what frequency his Department produces a staff survey; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of the most recent such survey.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an assessment for comparative purposes of the way public procurement tenders for transport-related projects are undertaken in other...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what support he provides to local authorities seeking to introduce light railway systems.

      Railways: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has assessed the effects of exchange rate movements on the costs of the contract for the (a) Intercity Express Programme and (b)...

      Railways: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any proposals to change the availability of cheaper or advanced train fares around the period of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the operational role of coastguards based in the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres would differ to that envisaged for coastguards employed in...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has assessed the risk of any potential conflict of interest in respect of consultants providing advice on Thameslink.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Second Chamber

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he plans to take to achieve his objective of creating a second chamber reflective of the share of the vote secured by political parties at the last...

    • West Lothian Question

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to establish the commission to consider the West Lothian question.

      Party Funding

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent progress he has made on the reform of party funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Constituencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received on proposals for reducing the number of parliamentary constituencies.

      Trust in Politics

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had on restoring trust in politics.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will conduct research into the numbers of those involved in the public disorder of August 2011 who were registered to vote.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to increase the level of electoral registration of service personnel in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the rest of the UK.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what use has been made of free prize draws to improve electoral registration in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the rest of the UK.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what co-operation there has been between his Office, electoral registration officers and the devolved Administrations on foreign citizens who became British...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he plans to extend the Pointer system from Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK for electoral registration purposes; and if he will make a statement.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what co-operation there has been between his Office, electoral registration officers and the Registrar General on adjustments to the electoral register to reflect...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what co-operation there has been between his Office, electoral registration officers and (a) the owners of nursing homes, (b) local authority housing departments,...

      Electoral Register: Standards

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what proportion of (a) post-primary schools and (b) further education colleges were visited by electoral registration officers for the purpose of improving...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 671W, on Atos Healthcare: doctors, if he will meet Atos Healthcare to...

    • Atos Healthcare: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 681W, on Atos Healthcare: manpower, whether approved healthcare...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful prosecutions there have been for failure to make payments to the Child Support Agency of non-resident parents of children...

      Departmental Aviation

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

      Departmental Aviation

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

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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 Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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 Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

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

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance claimants entered the Work programme in each contract package...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2011, Official Report, column 1173W, on industrial health and safety: construction, in which employment...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the amount which will be paid in jobseeker's allowance in England in the next (a) 12, (b) 24 and (c) 36 months.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people under the age of 24 who will have been in receipt of jobseeker's allowance for more than 12...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who are transitioning from contributory to means-tested benefits were ineligible because of the earnings or savings of a...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to tackle recent reductions in personal pension contributions and their likely effects on the prosperity of...

      Pensions: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average monetary value of benefits provided by his Department was to (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples in York in...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the additional cost of welfare benefits attributable to the rise in unemployment announced on 14 September 2011.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department plans to take to mark National Stress day.

      Unemployment: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Warrington (a) under the age of 24 and (b) over the age of 50 have been unemployed for more than 12 months.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to provide (a) training and (b) employment opportunities for young people who have been unemployed for more than...

      Universal Credit: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on women living in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency.

      Work Capability Assessment: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Atos approved health care professionals responsible for carrying out work capability assessments have been dismissed after being found...

      Work Capability Assessment: Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Atos approved healthcare professionals carrying out work capability assessments are under investigation by the General Medical Council...

      Work Capability Assessment: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what minimum qualifications are required of approved healthcare professionals undertaking work capability assessments.

      Work Capability Assessment: Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 7 September 2011, Official Report, column 681W, and to the answer of 19 July 2011, Official Report, column 856W, on...

  • Education

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Crime Prevention

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

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2011, Official Report, column 593W, on the Building Schools for the Future programme, if he will estimate the...

      Computer Programming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the national curriculum in teaching computer programming.

      Computer Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to (a) make computer science a core subject in the curriculum and (b) adapt the curriculum in respect of digital and high technology...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many free school applications have been rejected on the grounds of the extreme views of the sponsors.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff there are in his Department carrying out checks on the suitability of free school sponsors.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much his Department has spent on the establishment of free schools.

      International Baccalaureate: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in (a) Bournemouth, (b) Dorset and (c) England offer the International Baccalaureate.

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between (a) his Department and the New Schools Network and (b) his Department and...

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what conditions were attached to the grant from his Department to the New Schools Network in respect of performance indicators; (2) to which...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children received free school meals in (a) Ashfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England in (i) 2008, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv) 2011.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education which individuals and organisations (a) he and (b) the Schools Minister has met to discuss the Draft Code on Admissions since its publication.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he plans to publish the new Schools Admissions Code.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many of the respondents to his Department's consultation on the Admissions Code were (a) in favour and (b) not in favour of offering priority to...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when his Department last received a valuation of the Teachers Pension Scheme.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Air Travel

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

      Employment: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information his Department holds on the number of jobs which were created in Scotland in the (a) public and (b) private sector in each of the last...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were taken up in (a) Devon and (b) Newton Abbot constituency in each of the last 12 months.

    • Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills by what date his Department expects to announce a winning tender for its proposed research into the likely effects of caps on the...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of small and medium-sized businesses to the economy.

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the effects of late payments on the productivity of small and medium-sized businesses.

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the passport gates for holders of e-passports at Heathrow Airport are not kept operational at all times.

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK Border Agency staffs sufficient immigration desks to deal with the number of European Union and European Economic Area passport holders arriving at...

      Bat Khurts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the arrest, detention, appeals process and extradition to Germany of Mr Bat Khurts, a Mongolian citizen; and whether they have plans...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 11 August (WA 381-82), what response they gave to representatives of the Government of China, Chinese airlines,...

      Drugs: Pyridostigmine Bromide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the age profile of civilians prescribed with pyridostigmine bromide (PB) compared with that of members of the Armed Forces who were required to take PB...

      Energy: Carbon Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to keep under review and publicise their future plans for different types of non-carbon energy supply in relation to the likely carbon savings and...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of council house tenants are in receipt of housing benefit.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether net immigration has fallen since they came into office.

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment each government department has made of the costs that will be incurred to each department and its agencies as a result of the provisions of the...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that the means-testing of arrestees prior to accessing legal advice, as proposed in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders...

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they gave to the spirit of the Olympic Games by implementing decisions that prevent entrants from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus from...

      Overseas Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority the Department for International Development accords to (a) the encouragement of smallholder agriculture, and (b) equal access to agricultural...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to put measures in place to increase public awareness of human trafficking.

      Police: Annual Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 6 September (WA 27), in the absence of centrally collected data on police leave, (a) at what level these...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the legal options open to them regarding the consideration of the current contract for Thameslink; and what are their consequences, implications and...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the long-term cost of the Thameslink contract if it were funded by usual government borrowing procedures and at an interest rate of 3...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies or individuals have been retained by the Department for Transport, or have invoiced that department, in relation to consultancy services for the...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies or individuals have been retained by the Department for Transport, or have invoiced that department, in relation to consultancy services for the...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the reassurances received by the Department for Transport on the information barriers in place within...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Siemens about the Thameslink contract since they were awarded the contract.

      Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 11 August (WA 436-40), which of the 72 organisations listed as respondents to the March 2010 consultation on reform...

      Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the annual average Social Fund community care grant award (a) nationally, and (b) in the central and east London area, in each year since 2000-01.

      Social Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount and percentage of Social Fund community care grant was awarded to (a) pensioners, (b) unemployed people, (c) disabled people, (d) lone parents, and (e)...

      Transport: Sleep Apnoea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to implement screening of large goods vehicle and passenger service vehicle drivers for sleep apnoea in the light of cases of serious injury and...

      Transport: Sleep Apnoea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider their position that the current arrangements for the medical screening of large goods vehicle drivers, including in relation to the...

      Transport: Trams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the examination of the tram template for the United Kingdom in the Berry report, as well as the trams themselves, they have focused on the costs...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the proposed cost to individuals of using the designated telephone line to claim universal credit. To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the official documents of which an original copy might be required to be verified in order to establish the eligibility of an applicant for universal...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the turn-around time for new applications for each of the existing benefits and tax credits that will be consolidated into the universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether micro-employers, such as citizens who use direct payments to employ a carer, will access universal credit.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 6 July (WA 78), whether the figure quoted in the impact assessment by the UK Border Agency on the reform of...

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