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Written answers

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

  • Wales

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time employees her Department has employed in each year since 1997.

  • Home Department

    • Bolivia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government are taking to encourage Bolivia to re-accede to the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research her Department has (a) evaluated and (b) conducted on (i) the effects of different types of alcohol and (ii) the relationship...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to prevent terrorist acts sponsored by foreign states from taking place in the UK.

      Crime: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many orders under section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 have been served on football supporters since its inception; how...

      Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much members of her departmental management board have claimed in expenses since May 2010.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost to her Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts her Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts her Department has awarded directly to (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in each month since May 2010;...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts her Department has advertised on the Contracts Finder website in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many recorded instances of domestic violence there were in England and Wales in 2010-11; (2) how many people were convicted for...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested on suspicion of and (b) convicted for offences related to fly-tipping in each London borough since 1997.

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many domestic homicide reviews took place in each of the last five years; and in what proportion of cases there was evidence of stalking...

      Human Trafficking: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people trafficked through Northern Ireland in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of scrap metal theft.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to reduce levels of theft of copper and lead from buildings.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the Association of Chief Police Officers' Conductive Metal Theft Working Group has met in 2011; and on which occasions...

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) publications and (b) legislative proposals have been brought forward by the Association of Chief Police Officers' Conductive Metal...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much direct funding her Department has allocated to each civil society organisation in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of (a) the UK Border Agency and (b) her Department were seconded to the Prison and Probation Ombudsman in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006,...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on devolving air passenger duty to Northern Ireland.

    • Bank Services: Switzerland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likelihood of UK taxpayers with bank accounts in Switzerland moving such accounts from Switzerland as a result of the...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department was represented when the decision was taken to slow down orders for tranche 3A of the Eurofighter.

      National Insurance Contributions: Birmingham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Birmingham, Ladywood constituency have participated in the national insurance holiday scheme.

      National Insurance: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value in current prices is of the (a) original estimate and (b) final cost of the National Insurance Recording System 2; and what...

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of recipients of tax relief on pension contributions were women in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Customs and Excise staff were employed in Scotland in each year since 1997.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the cost of telephone calls made by the public to HM Revenue and Customs; and whether he plans to reduce the cost to...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many promoters HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has required to disclose tax avoidance schemes since May 2010; how many such schemes have been (a)...

      Tax Collection: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the possible effect of changes to Tier 1 and Tier 2 visas on tax collection from migrant workers.

      Taxation: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have made special arrangements with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs for the payment of tax due to the public disorder of August 2011.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the level of farming regulation.

    • Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department has taken in respect of the resolution of the House of 23 June 2011 to introduce a regulation...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress she has made in banning the use of wild animals in circuses by July 2012.

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made towards the introduction of a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable she has set for the introduction of a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she has taken towards banning the use of wild animals in circuses.

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2011, Official Report, column 1085W, on wildlife: circuses, what estimate she has made of...

      Animal Welfare: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if her Department will provide additional support for farmers who apply stricter animal welfare standards than the EU minimum.

      Animals: Electric Shock Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the use of electronic training aids for (a) cats and (b) other...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Environment Agency on the (a) disposal of glycerol, (b) use of chemicals...

      Fortified Vitamins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effects in the UK of Danish legislation on fortified vitamins.

      Ofwat: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to announce the new Chairman of Ofwat; and if she will make a statement.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations she has received on the implementation of the Welfare of Laying Hens Directive in each other EU...

  • Education

    • Care to Learn Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many parents aged (a) under 16, (b) 16, (c) 17, (d) 18, (e) 19 and (f) 20 received support through the Care to Learn scheme in each of the last...

    • Training Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what longitudinal studies on speech, language and communication his Department undertook in each of the last five years.

      Early Intervention Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) cash and (b) percentage change was in the early intervention grant to each London borough in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department has taken to concentrate (a) new free schools in the poorest towns and cities and (b) the catchment areas of new free schools.

      Free Schools: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many applications his Department has (a) received and (b) rejected for the establishment of free schools in Newham; and what consultation (i) his...

      GCSE: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) working class, (b) ethnic minority background and (c) other boys perform to the same level as...

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many school playing fields have been sold in England for development in each of the last 20 years; and what acreage of fields was sold in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Departmental Re-location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) relocated and (b) agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to...

    • Departmental Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants in his Department at (a) director general and (b) director level have qualified as a master of business...

      Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants his Department employed in each of its three most senior grades (a) on the most recent date for which...

      Employment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of spurious claims by former employees against their employers.

      Financial Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the financial sector in the Isle of Man on investment in the UK.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what analysis he has undertaken of the (a) potential financial benefits of charging for access to Government data via a public...

      Multinational Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the introduction of country-by-country annual reporting by all multinational companies listed in the UK on...

      Office of Fair Trading: Government Procurement Card

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

      Postal Services: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the potential change in the level of revenues to the Exchequer that would arise if the Royal Mail's value...

  • Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if she will assess the potential effects of the removal of the biodiesel duty differential on the Government's green energy targets; and if she...

    • Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she issues guidance to the Government Car and Despatch Agency on the (a) loan and (b) purchase of vehicles; and if she will place in the...

      Harbour Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of her Department have had with representatives of competent harbour authorities since May 2010.

      Harbour Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) authorised pilots, (b) assistant pilots and (c) apprentice pilots were employed in each of the competent harbour authorities in the...

      Harbour Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken to ensure the maintenance of standards determined by a competent harbour authority under section 3(2) of the Pilotage Act 1987...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has plans for future high speed rail stations at (a) Manchester airport and (b) other sites in the north-west.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations she has received from (a) cycling organisations, (b) road safety organisations and (c) individuals on potential changes to...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether all borrowing by major trust ports classified as public corporations counts against annually- managed expenditure or departmental expenditure...

      Railways: Nuneaton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger (a) arrivals and (b) departures have been made at Nuneaton railway station in each of the last five years.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she proposes that her response to her recent consultation on the implementation of the transport elements of the renewable energy directive...

      Roads: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has discussed with the Mayor of London the construction of a road transport crossing between Blackwall and Dartford.

      Roads: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many roadside heavy vehicle tests were administered in each of the last three years.

      Shipping: Atlantic Ocean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on the number of daily shipping movements through the Western Approaches.

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what replacement arrangements her Department plans to make following the potential withdrawal of emergency towing vehicles at the end of September.

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department plans to end the use of emergency towing vehicles to provide emergency cover for any ships and boats needing assistance.

      Tugboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has estimated the number of private emergency towing vehicles that would be available should a submarine or surface ship require...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Public Sector Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the reduction in public sector jobs in Northern Ireland.

    • Corporation Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the devolution of powers in relation to corporation tax.

      Construction Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in public sector expenditure on the construction industry in Northern Ireland.

      Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress he has made on introducing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

      Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on advertising job vacancies since May 2010.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects his Department plans in (i) the current and (ii) the next financial year; and what the cost...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on hospitality for events hosted by each Minister in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many contracts his Department has advertised on the Contracts Finder website in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to improve cyber security in relation to his Department's estate; and if he will make a statement.

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department use private e-mail accounts for the conduct of Government...

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) when he last met the Northern Ireland Parades Commission; (2) what (a) written correspondence and (b) other representations his...

      Northern Ireland: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has issued a security pass to Mr Adam Werritty.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many visits he has made to Afghanistan in the last 12 months.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the conditions faced by service personnel on active service in Afghanistan.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 5 September 2011, Official Report, column 76W, on Air Force: military bases, on what dates he discussed the RAF basing review...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many persons were selected for each of the armed forces from each nation and region of the UK in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Consultancy Firms: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security restrictions have been placed on employees of consultancy firms based outside the UK engaged by his Department who are (a) non-UK citizens...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects his Department plans in (i) 2011-12 and (ii) 2012-13; and what the cost of each such project will be.

      Legal Opinion: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff his Department employed in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on newspapers, periodicals and trade profession magazines in 2010-11.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to announce the results of his Department's review of continuity of education allowance.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to visit the Falkland Islands to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Exactor missiles have been used in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in the last three years.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) sorties and (b) hours have been flown by UK (i) Typhoon, (ii) Tornado GR4, (iii) E-3D, (iv) VC10, (v) BAe 146, (vi) HS125, (vii) C-130...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military aid, training or equipment has been offered to the Transitional National Council of Libya; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the proportion of service families in Edinburgh who have chosen not to live in service family accommodation.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what compensation has been paid to companies for the early cancellation of the (a) Nimrod MRA4 design, development and production contract, (b) Nimrod...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has undertaken a sustainability assessment in relation to the transformation of RAF Leuchars into an Army base.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of (a) full-time and (b) regular army reserve officers in each category died in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in each of the...

      Unmanned Air Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what potential savings in the costs of (a) training for and (b) operating the MQ-9B Reaper unmanned air vehicle and similar systems were identified...

      Virtual Build

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on potential savings in the cost of equipment development through the use of virtual...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will estimate the total monetary value of London weightings and London living allowances for staff in his Department.

    • Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many external training courses staff of his Department attended in the last 12 months; and what the cost to the public purse was of...

      Environment: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what timetable he has set for the development of his Department's strategic document setting out the inter-relationship between...

  • Scotland

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on advertising job vacancies since May 2010.

    • Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received representations concerning (a) the big society bank, (b) the Work programme and (c) volunteering since June 2011; and if he will...

      Departmental Re-location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) relocated and (b) agreed to relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas of the UK.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the total monetary value of London weightings and London living allowances for staff in his Department.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such contracts;...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in each month since May 2010; what the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many contracts his Department has advertised on the Contracts Finder website in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such contracts;...

      Cyber-Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to improve cyber-security in relation to his Department's estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on first class travel by (a) air, (b) boat and (c) train since May 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans he has to provide funding to improve broadband internet connections in rural East Cleveland.

    • Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport with reference to paragraph 3(2) of Cm 8170 on broadcasting, what enabling measures would be needed to implement the matters...

      Departmental Re-location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) relocated and (b) agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport if he will estimate the total monetary value of London weightings and London living allowances for staff in his Department.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what contracts of a monetary value of (a) between £100,000 and £500,000, (b) between £500,000 and £1...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on first class travel by (a) air, (b) boat and (c) train since May 2010.

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department use private e-mail accounts for the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment has he made of the likely effects of the decision to retain the Olympic Stadium in public ownership on the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the benefits to Scotland of the London 2012 Olympic Games; and if he will make a statement....

  • Work and Pensions

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid to each local authority to meet the cost of council tax benefit in each of the last five years.

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and...

      Estate Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the maintenance backlog on his Department's estate in each of the last five years; and what...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many members of staff of his Department who lost laptop computers were issued with a final written warning in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many final written warnings were issued to staff of his Department who lost laptops, mobile telephones and Blackberry mobile devices...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total monetary value of London weightings and London living allowances for staff in his Department.

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2010-11.

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department use private e-mail accounts for the conduct of government...

      Jobseeker’s Allowance: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department provides to individuals in receipt of jobseeker’s allowance who enrol on short college courses.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

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

      Work Capability Assessment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Wales and (b) Wrexham (i) applied for incapacity benefit, (ii) were requested to attend a personal capability...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Balkans: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to help increase stability in Kosovo and the Western Balkans.

    • British Nationals Abroad: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on (a) how many and (b) what proportion of cases of a British citizen being raped abroad...

      Colombia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the government of Colombia on bringing to justice perpetrators of sexual...

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to promote the Commonwealth.

      Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much members of his departmental management board have claimed in expenses since May 2010.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the original estimate was for the cost to the public purse of his Department's Prism IT enterprise resource planning system...

      Departmental Re-location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) relocated and (b) agreed to relocation in the last 12 months; and to...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the total monetary value of London weightings and London living allowances for staff in his Department.

      Falkland Islands: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Argentinian counterpart on the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.

      Forced Marriage Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the operational budget was for the Forced Marriage Unit in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Forced Marriage Unit: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff the Forced Marriage Unit employed in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Israel: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has recently raised the issue of illegal settlement building with his Israeli counterpart.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens who travelled to Libya to participate in the military action undertaken...

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens wounded in military actions in Libya.

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution has been made by (a) the Government and (b) the EU to the funding of the Middle East Quartet in each of the...

      Moldova: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage a political solution to the conflict in Transnistria.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the incidence of road traffic accidents abroad involving...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many deaths of British citizens occurred as a result of road accidents in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010 and...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which foreign counterparts he has had recent discussions on the situation in Syria.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens travelled abroad (a) as tourists and (b) on business by country in each of the last five years.

  • Justice

    • Debt Collection: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that (a) use in-house bailiffs and (b) employ private bailiffs for debt recovery; and how...

    • Debt Collection: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who supervises the (a) activities of and (b) charges made by private bailiffs' companies recovering debts owing to local authorities; how many illegal...

      Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much members of his departmental management board have claimed in expenses since May 2010.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such contracts;...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in each month since May 2010; what the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many contracts his Department has advertised on the Contracts Finder website in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such contracts; what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on new furnishings in the last year for which figures are available.

      Cyber-Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to improve cyber-security in relation to his Department's estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Harassment: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are serving a prison sentence as a result of a conviction for stalking or harassment-related offences.

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme run by the Salvation Army between (a) 15 and 31 July and (b) 1 and 31 August 2011;...

      Immunity Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many public interest immunity certificates were issued by the courts in the last five years; and under which legislative provisions in each such case.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many acts of legal assistance were provided in (a) West Ham constituency, (b) the London Borough of Newham and (c) London in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of foreign national offenders subject to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements have served custodial sentences.

      Prisons: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the waiting time is for places for Category D prisoners held in Category C prisons who wish to move to (a) HMP Blantyre House, (b) HMP Ford, (c) HMP...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to put in place a right to provide for public sector workers to take over the running of services; and if he will make a statement.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been sentenced to prison terms of (a) less than six months , (b) between six and 12 months, (c) between one and two years and (d)...

      Trials: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to ensure fair trials for UK citizens involved in (a) criminal and (b) civil proceedings in other EU member states.

      Trials: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost to the courts service of trying issues raised by litigants under the Human Rights Act 1998 in (a)...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Registration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on whether electoral registration is a (a) civic duty or (b) individual lifestyle choice; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much members of his departmental management board have claimed in expenses since May 2010.

    • Departmental Re-location

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) relocated and (b) agreed for relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas of the UK.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will estimate the total monetary value of London weightings and London living allowances for staff in his Department.

      Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what contracts of a monetary value of (a) between £100,000 and £500,000, (b) between £500,000 and £1 million and (c) over £1...

      Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to improve cyber-security in relation to his Department's estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department is taking to inform small and medium-sized enterprises about the rules of public procurement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to improve cyber-security in relation to his Department's estate; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on first class travel by (a) air, (b) boat and (c) train since May 2010.

      Downstream Oil Industry Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his recent discussions with energy companies have included representatives from UKLPG (the trade association for the liquefied...

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department use private e-mail accounts for the conduct of...

      EU Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's priorities are for energy and climate change in European budget negotiations.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the cost of feed-in tariffs to taxpayers unable to utilise solar and wind power.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effect on the price of fuel of the practice of companies storing oil at sea; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what training his Department plans to provide to ensure that installers have the skills to meet demand for renewable technologies and...

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from (a) high street retailers and (b) trade bodies regarding the delivery of the Green Deal; and...

      Green Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he has had with (a) manufacturers and (b) retailers to discuss steps to ensure that the supply of Green Deal technologies...

      Green Growth Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which representatives of his Department he expects to attend the Green Growth Forum in Denmark.

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the promotion of micro-combined heat and power systems.

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to put in place a right to provide for public sector workers to take over the running of services; and if he...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of public service mutuals in its area of responsibility; and if he...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost of National Grid transmission charges would be for (a) Westminster city council, (b) Aberdeenshire and (c) Angus council...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the likelihood of achieving the interim target of four per cent. of UK energy consumption...

      Renewable Heat Initiative Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect that the delay to the introduction of the non-domestic Renewable Heat Initiative scheme will...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of solar farms.

  • Health

    • Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much members of his departmental management board have claimed in expenses since May 2010.

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...

      Departmental Re-location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many civil servants in his Department have been (a) relocated and (b) agreed to relocation in the last 12 months; and to which areas of the UK.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the total monetary value of London weightings and London living allowances for staff in his Department.

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on newspapers, periodicals and trade profession magazines in 2010-11.

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the value was of such...

      Cyber-Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve cyber-security in relation to his Department's estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to provide resources for opticians, chiropodists and pharmacists to acquire facilities and training to screen for diabetes.

      Diabetes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to encourage members of British South Asian communities to undergo early diabetes screening.

      General Practitioners: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines exist to assess the work of GPs who have previously been sanctioned for professional malpractice.

      General Practitioners: Newham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs in the London borough of Newham have been sanctioned for professional malpractice but continue to practice in the borough.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to promote sexual health amongst young people.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria he plans to use to determine which draft outcome indicators will be included in the final Public Health Outcomes Framework.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has plans for the future consolidation of acute services.

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether health services will be centralised at The Royal London Hospital should the proposed merger plans of the Barts and East London Healthcare...

      Hearing Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage accessible audiology services in England.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to tackle HIV in the UK.

      Hospitals: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether guidance is in place regarding the length of time an hon. Member should wait to receive a response to correspondence from a Chief Executive of a...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the level of expenditure from the public purse on musculoskeletal diseases in the NHS in the last 12 months for which figures...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State of 4 July 2011, Official Report, column 1345, on musculoskeletal diseases, whether the National...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on making provision in the Health and Social Care Bill for establishing and supporting neurology networks.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 September 2011, Official Report, column 1053W, on NHS: finance, what information his Department holds on income from third...

      NHS: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS public health consultant posts have been made redundant since May 2010; and what proportion of those were from black and ethnic minority...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effects of planned NHS reorganisation on the number of public health professionals in the NHS.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether ovarian cancer is included in his Department and Cancer Research UK's Stratified Medicine Programme; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Palliative Care: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how often the Liverpool Care Pathway has been used in each primary care trust in each of the last five years; (2) what obligation there is for...

      Physiotherapy: Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve access to specialist physiotherapy services for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

      Prescription Drugs: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has considered reviewing the regulations of packaging for prescription drugs for the purpose of ensuring that each individual strip or part of...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were issued for the sedative drug Thalidomide in each of the last three years.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he proposes that local authorities will have access to real-time PAYE data for the purpose of calculating council tax...

    • Councillors: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on teachers at foundation schools standing for election as councillors in the local authority that maintains...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2010-11.

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of fire services employees are members of Government-guaranteed pension schemes; and what estimate he has made...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the proportion of workers who will opt out of fire service pension schemes in the next five years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effects of the draft national housing policy framework on homelessness.

      Housing: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons his Department objects to the undertaking of further research to assess the potential benefits of installing...

      Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to bring forward a money resolution in respect of the Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill.

      Mobile Homes: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to consult on measures to improve the licensing regime for mobile park homes.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to support the development of local authority mortgage schemes in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the Government's proposed reform of business rates on economic growth at...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the causal link between local authority service delivery and (a) economic growth and (b) the...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what relative weighting he advises local planning authorities to attach to (a) areas of outstanding natural beauty, (b) green...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on the risk of permitted development rights resulting in more extensive developments.

      Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was paid to each local authority to meet the costs of payment of (a) rental allowance and (b) rent rebates in each of...

      Small Businesses: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of small and medium-sized businesses in (i) in Witham...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new (a) private and (b) social-rented homes were developed in the Peterborough city council area in 2010-11.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what obligations there are on local authorities to provide (a) temporary and (b) permanent facilities for Travellers and Gypsies.

      Vacant Land: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications have been submitted for sites on green belt land in each (a) category and (b) region in each of...

      Winter Resilience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to improve winter resilience for the 2011-12 winter.

  • House of Lords

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 12 May (WA 226), and in the light of the move by the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to offer...

    • Armed Forces: Under-18s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the past five years, (a) how many people under the age of 18 were recruited into the armed services, (b) how many recruits under the age of 18 started...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will sign any agreements during President Santos's forthcoming official visit to the United Kingdom in support of programmes and reforms for social...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote United Kingdom economic interests in Colombia.

      Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address any growth of a compensation culture in the United Kingdom.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they intend to make to the request of the Episcopal conference of the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo to increase the number of...

      Drugs: Pyridostigmine Bromide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal advice they have taken in regard to their legal responsibility in having funded the use of pyridostigmine bromide prescribed to NHS patients and any...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what breaches there have been of Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) regulations concerning the number of children who may be fathered by one man;...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 October (WA 105), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority can confirm that research licence R0122...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 October (WA 105), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority would always notify patients of the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 October (WA 106), in what ways the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority considers somatic cell nuclear...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 3 October (WA 106), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority now considers research licences R0152...

      Employment: Agency Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 3 October (WA 106), what are the various qualifying periods they understand are proposed or in...

      Employment: Work Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they require from private sector providers to the Work Programme for the purpose of establishing (a) the nature and incidence of problems encountered,...

      Energy: Efficiency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total Barnett consequential for Wales of the funding allocated for the enterprise zones already announced for England.

      Energy: Gas Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that gas engineers on the gas safety register use flue gas analysers.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many accidents have been associated with the construction and operation of wind turbines in the United Kingdom in each of the past 10 years; how many of these...

      Finance: Credit Easing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether proposals to introduce credit easing will require state aid clearance from the European Union. To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria they...

      Finance: Exchange Traded Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have investigated the management of gold bullion exchange traded funds, and in particular whether such funds are managed in a way that ensures...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 19 July (WA 266) and 14 September (WA 64), whether they now intend to commission an organisation without...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why vaccination, which confers a degree of immunity on adults other than those vaccinated, requires individual informed consent, whereas fluoridation, which...

      Fuel Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much extra revenue they have estimated they will receive each year from fuel duty raised by the extra fuel consumed through raising the motorway speed limit...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the aid they have committed to help rebuild homes and public buildings in Gaza, including schools and hospitals, which have been damaged or...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Secretary of State for Defence has received from Mr Shaun Rusling, of the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association, on the...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to bring forward a Bill once the consultations on the national planning framework are concluded; and, if not, what means of implementation will...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that UK Border Agency staff travelling to Kenya accompanying deportees do not inflict pain on them, including through using...

      Immigration: Rayat London College

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Rayat London College remains a UK Border Agency highly trusted sponsor; and which education oversight body last inspected, audited and approved the...

      Insurance: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about the estimated costs to insurers of false claims.

      Justice: Criminal Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement any further recommendations from Sunita Mason's report A Balanced Approach-Safeguarding the Public through the Fair and...

      Justice: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the verdicts and details of those convicted of crimes in the United Kingdom on a regular basis.

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to propose that Kosovo be given observer status at the Council of Europe and be represented in the Council's Parliamentary Assembly.

      Mahmoud Abu Rideh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 3 October (WA 178-79), whether they will instruct a civil servant in the course of his official duty to release...

      Marriage: Same-sex Civil Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to legislate for gay marriage; and, if so, when.

      Middle East Peace Process

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current assessment of the progress of the Middle East peace process.

      Migrant Workers: Bulgarians and Romanians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 20 June (WA 254-55) and by Baroness Browning on 14 July (WA 211), what is the explanation for the difference...

      Mobile Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring forward the auction of the fourth generation long-term evolution mobile spectrum, and take action to promote competition in the auction.

      NHS: Quality Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the development of quality standards and patient care are being delayed; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the delay on the quality of care...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have revised their estimates for the number of eligible workers who will exercise their right to opt out of personal pension accounts in the light of...

      Police: Operational Policing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what decisions were taken by Ministers in relation to operational policing during the recent riots.

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate the population of the United Kingdom will be in 2050.

      Public Bodies Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the circumstances in which consultation responses on the Public Bodies Bill were lost by the Ministry of Justice. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether...

      Public Bodies Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish in full the responses they have received to their consultation on the Public Bodies Bill regarding the Youth Justice Board immediately...

      Public Toilets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will improve the availability and standard of public toilets.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Tamils they have returned from the United Kingdom to Sri Lanka since 5 May 2010; and what assurances as to their safety have been received from the Sri...

      State Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 3 October (WA 190) concerning the recognition of a country, how they define a "clearly defined...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any pressure is being put by the United Kingdom on the negotiating teams from Sudan and South Sudan to agree a transparent and independently verified new...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the crackdowns on dissidents in Syria.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to take further measures against the Government of Syria.

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of respondents to their recent consultation on HM Revenue and Customs real-time information PAYE considered that the proposed timetable for being...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmations of acceptance for studies for foreign students under tier 4 of the points-based system were filed with the UK Border Agency in 2010 by (a)...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Browning on 6 July (WA 86) and 20 July (WA 355-6), whether, for the purposes of Appendix A Section 75 of the...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrants from other European Union (EU) countries, who were nationals of non-EU countries and had been granted passports or other visas and travel...

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