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Written answers

Friday, 21 October 2011

  • Attorney-General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how much was spent by his Department on meeting home to work travel costs for the Chief Executive of the Serious Fraud Office in 2010-11; (2) how much the...

    • Telephone Hacking: Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he has made representations to the Metropolitan police concerning their decision to invoke the Official Secrets Act in respect of the Guardian's journalistic...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the resource budget allocation was for the office of his Department's chief scientific adviser in each of the last five...

    • Chief Scientific Adviser

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

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of young people in each local authority area began a course at (a) a university, (b) a Russell Group...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of young people in each percentile of lower layer super output areas according to income deprivation...

      National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what projects have been carried out by the National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research on...

      Skills and Jobs Retention Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills who the members are of the Skills and Jobs Retention Group; how many times it has met since it was established; what its budget...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of students who interrupted their studies due to illness in each of the last...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many children were born at (a) Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, (b) Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford and (c) Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assumption on the proportion of council housing stock which will be sold in future years he plans to use to calculate the...

    • Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to enable older people living in rural areas to remain in their own homes as they grow older.

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average price of houses in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) England in...

      Local Government Finance: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the effect that reductions in central Government funding to local authorities will have on...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Bookmakers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the protection afforded by offshore bookmakers to their customers...

    • Creative Partnership Active

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what the name is of each Creative Partnership active in each region in 2011-12; (2) how many Creative Partnership...

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what museums, galleries and places of heritage he has visited in each region in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much members of his departmental management board have claimed in expenses since May 2010.

      Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many meetings he has had with the Secretary of State for Education to discuss accessibility for all age groups to the...

      Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what support his Department is giving to the 55th London Film Festival.

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on the (a) framing and (b) hanging of art from the Government Art Collection since May 2010.

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much was withdrawn on each occasion one of his Department's officials used a Government Procurement Card at an automated...

      Horse Racing: Bookmakers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likelihood that agreements between bookmakers and racecourses concerning on-course...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many museums he has visited in the last 12 months on official business.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how much was available from EU funds for museums in the UK in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Ofcom: Press Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether (a) Ofcom and (b) the Press Complaints Commission are defined as public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom of...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what plans he has to encourage local authorities to (a) improve library services and (b) offer (i) seven-day opening,...

      Television: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what recent discussions he has had on the effects of television violence on schoolchildren; and whether he has taken...

  • Defence

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice his Department's Permanent Secretary has provided to him on his links with Mr Adam Werritty.

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has had discussions with the former Chief of the Defence Staff, Sir Jock Stirrup on Mr Adam Werritty since his appointment.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what vehicle is capable of firing the Exactor missile; (2) whether his Department has acquired M133 armoured personnel carriers under urgent...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date his Department estimates that all armed forces personnel, including cadets and reservists, will have been issued with the multi-terrain...

      Defence Business Services National Security Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 11 October 2011, Official Report, columns 17-18WS, on Defence Vetting Agency: removal of agency status,...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions in 2010-11 were consignments in response to requests for military kit despatched by special courier.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures his Department uses when engaging external consultants.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on museums and exhibitions (a) overall and (b) in each constituent part of the UK in each year since 2005.

      Ex-servicemen: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on provision of facilities for retired service personnel diagnosed with mental...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what views were expressed by NATO defence ministers on the conclusions of the NATO defence capabilities review at their meeting on 5 and 6 October 2011;...

      Nuclear Weapons: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the purpose was of the 1993 Memorandum of Agreement between the UK and Australia in relation to Maralinga; (2) for what reasons his...

  • Education

    • Adoption Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of local authorities include a child's disability living allowance in the calculation of the means test for adoption allowance.

    • Departmental Allowances

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

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many unpaid advisers his Department retains; what their names are; and which (a) bodies, (b) committees and (c) strategy groups of his Department...

      Departmental Re-location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 United...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) special advisers, (b) speechwriters and (c) press officers are in paid employment at his Department; what their names are; and how much...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 Education what estimate he has made of the cost of employing civil servants to undertake procurement for his Department in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c)...

      Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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 each course.

      Free Schools: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance he plans to provide to local authorities to ensure they do not restrict the formation of free schools and academies.

      Schools: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on headteachers and teachers bringing dogs into school premises.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of instances in which non-compliance by local authorities with the duty to provide careers guidance has not...

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment (a) his Department and (b) the Young People's Learning Agency has made of the (i) enrolment and (ii) retention of 16-year-olds in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has plans to include the number of children with need status in the core data set of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will implement the recommendation of the report by Professor Munro to introduce a duty on local authorities to provide an early offer of help to...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what requests for information on teacher pensions from teaching unions his Department has (a) accepted and (b) rejected since May 2010.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will place in the Library copies of all statistical information his Department holds on the future funding of teacher pensions.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received from teaching unions on proposed changes to teacher pensions.

      Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of teachers who have not been convicted of any offence but are unable to work as a result of unsubstantiated...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the name is of each charity and voluntary organisation Ministers in his Department have visited since May 2010.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of variations in the extent to which local authorities have made reductions in services for young people; and if he will...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what role he expects local authorities to play in the delivery of youth work and a youth service.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to support households to meet their energy bills.

    • Energy: Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with energy suppliers on the provision to consumers of information on how to access the cheapest tariff.

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) petrol and (b) diesel fuel has been released from Government supplies in each of the last five years; and if he will make...

      Nuclear Installations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with (a) HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations and (b) UK nuclear plant operators on the merits of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to support community-owned renewable energy schemes.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Afghan Government concerning the representation of women in...

    • Afghanistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will press for any political agreement on the future of Afghanistan to include verifiable benchmarks for all parties'...

      Algeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with the Algerian Government on the forced closure of Christian churches in that country;...

      Advertising

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

      Egypt: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the treatment of Christians in Egypt with the Egyptian Government as a matter of urgency.

      Egypt: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the treatment of Christians in Egypt with the Egyptian government as a matter of urgency.

      India: Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the delay in payments to British companies for work undertaken in...

      India: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any staff of the British Embassy in India have visited Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar in prison.

      Iraq: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the position of trade unions in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals (a) were working on the Arish-Ashkelon pipeline immediately before the recent bombings and (b) now...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the (a) incidence of child sacrifice and (b) level of corruption in Uganda; and what...

      Ukraine: Stray Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Ukraine on the treatment and disposal of stray dogs in that country;...

  • Health

    • Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will require the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs to conclude the review of its recommendations on the use of...

    • Blood: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will sponsor research to develop an analytical technique for testing for the presence of Bt proteins in blood to verify whether they can pass from...

      Cats: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will carry out an assessment of the potential risks of cat fouling to public health.

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department provides for care leavers after they turn 18 years.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Health Services: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with Bradford and Airedale Primary Care Trust the staffing reductions that Trust is making in health improvement services.

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanism will be used to determine the overall budget for the new public health system in England; and what proportion of that budget will be...

      HIV Infection: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking in response to the findings of a BBC investigation which found that at least three people died after they stopped...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what minimum nutritional level of food served to patients in NHS hospitals his Department has set; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average budget was allocated for providing food for each patient in a hospital in each year from 2001.

      Malnutrition: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of disease-related malnutrition in each year since 2001; (2) what information his Department has...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future role of clinical nurse specialists in the NHS.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on measures to address obesity in (a) adults and (b)...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for an audit of pancreatic cancer services.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for future spending on pancreatic cancer research.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Heating

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what guidance the House of Commons Commission provides in respect of the provision...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent in Afghanistan in 2010-11; and what proportion of such spending was for road projects.

    • Advertising

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

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many transport-related fines his Department has settled on behalf of its staff; and at what cost in each year since 2007.

      Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Horn of Africa: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on famine relief in the Horn of Africa since May 2010.

  • Justice

    • Coroner Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many submissions his Department received in response to the consultation on the Draft Charter for the Coroner Service.

    • Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what length of contract will be awarded to the successful bidder for future public sector prisons which are put out to tender.

      Public Bodies Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many submissions his Department received in its consultation on the Public Bodies Bill.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Procurement

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

      Departmental Travel

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

  • Prime Minister

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether he was informed of any concerns in respect of Adam Werritty expressed by senior officials of the Ministry of Defence; and if so, on what date he was first...

    • Ministerial Speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister whether (a) special advisers and (b) civil servants employed in his Office were given responsibility for checking the content of ministerial speeches delivered at the...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister when he last (a) met a young unemployed person and (b) visited a Jobcentre Plus centre.

  • Scotland

    • Family Intervention Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has had discussions with (a) the Prime Minister and (b) other Government Ministers on the formulation of the family intervention programme...

  • Transport

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the proportion of buses which have flat level access for disabled passengers.

    • Crossrail Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with Transport for London and the Mayor of London on the role of Transport for London in...

      Departmental Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings she has had with representatives of (a) social enterprises, (b) charities, (c) large private sector businesses and (d) small and...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any socio-economic considerations are included in her Department's public procurement tenders.

      Gold-plating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to implement the Government's commitment to end gold-plating of EU rules.

      Kirkby-in-Ashfield Railway Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger (a) arrivals and (b) departures there were at Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station in each of the last five years.

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many concessionary travel pass holders are registered disabled; and how many such persons used their passes in the latest period for which figures...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider the merits of reviewing passenger overcrowding on London to Bristol sections of passenger rail services between London and south Wales.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider the merits of introducing legislation to eradicate the incidence of passenger overcrowding and passenger standing on rail services.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Wales regarding the electrification of the Valleys and Cardiff local routes.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what future plans she has for the process of procurement of rolling stock.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has plans to review national speed limits for roads other than motorways.

      Waterloo-Reading Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to improve the condition of the Waterloo to Reading line between Waterloo and Richmond.

  • Treasury

    • Banking: Asset Purchase

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Bank of England on the use of the Asset Purchase Facility to purchase commercial paper and corporate bonds.

    • Banks: Competition

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are being taken to introduce more competition in the banking sector.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Public Sector Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how illiquid assets purchased by the Government are assessed against his fiscal mandates; (2) how illiquid assets purchased by the Government are...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has considered the merits of extending the current stamp duty holiday for first-time buyers beyond March 2012.

      VAT: Housing Improvement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of likely behavioural change by (a) consumers and (b) the building sector resulting from a reduction in value added tax on...

  • Wales

    • Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the body from which farmers and farm workers in Wales should seek guidance on terms and...

    • Departmental Allowances

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

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department spent on new furnishings in the last year.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) employers and (b) disabled people are made aware of the Access to Work Scheme; and if he will make a...

    • Atos Healthcare: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled people are employed as health care professionals by Atos Healthcare to carry out work capability assessments.

      Atos Healthcare: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints about employment and support allowance medical assessments conducted by Atos Healthcare were recorded in (a) Carmarthen...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on new furnishings in the last year.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many bids he received for the tender to create the software to support the universal credit system; (2) to whom his Department...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of creating the software to support the universal credit system; (2) what estimate he has made of...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the new software for universal credit is expected to interact with (a) the PAYE system and (b) other existing HM Revenue and Customs systems.

      Security

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

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data will be made publicly available on outcomes achieved by each of the Work programme providers; and whether such outcome data will be...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the potential cost of delaying the introduction of the overall benefit cap for (a) 13 weeks, (b) 26 weeks and (c) 52 weeks...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the potential cost of delaying the introduction of the overall benefit cap for (a) 13 weeks, (b) 26 weeks and (c) 52 weeks...

      Housing Benefit: Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of single person households which will be affected by the overall benefit cap are in receipt of a severe disability premium in...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the administrative cost has been to his Department of transferring lone parents on to jobseeker's allowance or another benefit when their...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether, for joint claimants of universal credit (a) personal independence payment and (b) contributory benefits will be paid to the partner...

      Social Security Benefits: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to provide financial support to former armed forces personnel who are not in receipt of resettlement commutation.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the change in the level of youth unemployment in Motherwell and Wishaw constituency was in the last three months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, column 1247W, on universal credit, whether the earnings disregard rule applying...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 11 May 2011, Official Report, column 1247W, on universal credit, at what level of earnings a claimant of...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures his Department requires Atos Healthcare to follow when advising claimants of a review of their benefit case; what timescales...

  • House of Lords

    • BBC: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be taking action in consultation with the BBC to protect individuals and their families who work for the BBC Farsi service from being harassed by...

    • China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the well-being and whereabouts of the Chinese human rights lawyer Chen Guangchen.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend local authorities to continue to be obliged to maintain a complete electoral register after the introduction of voluntary electoral registration.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation has taken place with credit referencing agencies with respect to the introduction of voluntary electoral registration.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact on the number of refused credit applications resulting from the introduction of voluntary electoral registration.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to reduce the number of eligible voters not on the electoral register in 2014 compared to 2013.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will take in relation to individual electoral registration to improve registration levels among (a) 16-17 year olds; (b) 18-24 year olds; (c)...

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households are currently in fuel poverty, according to the standard definition; and what proportion of that total they estimate is the result of extra...

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households they expect to be in fuel poverty in 2020; and what proportion of that total they expect to be the result of costs on the consumer due to...

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households they expect to avoid fuel poverty in 2020 as a result of their energy efficiency policies.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are reconsidering the statutory minimum distance permitted between wind turbines and residences to allow for the growing size and environmental impact...

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish data on the projected and delivered net carbon savings per unit of energy produced by on-shore wind turbine systems, including the...

      Enterprise Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to announce further enterprise zones in England; and, if so, when that announcement is likely to be made.

      Fire Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 5 October (WA 209), whether they will institute a review of the contents of the Dear Chief Fire Officer Letter...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their answers to Freedom of Information requests are always published online; and, if so, whether there is a recommended time limit between the question...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what their requirements and guidelines are on informing successful and unsuccessful bidders in procurement competitions; and whether there are guidelines on...

      Gypsies and Travellers: Dale Farm

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether legal advice was obtained before allocating Government funding to the eviction of travellers from the Dale Farm site. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action is being taken to prevent an increase in the level of homelessness.

      House of Lords Reform Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why reserved places for Church of England bishops are included in a partially appointed and smaller House of Lords in their draft House of Lords Reform Bill.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new homes for rent have been built in each year from 1990 until the last year for which records are available.

      Severe Winter Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to limit disruption to the delivery of energy supplies to those living in rural communities in Northumbria, as experienced during last...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Jubilee Campaign report on child sacrifice in Uganda; and what measures they intend to take to combat this practice.

      UK Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce a British Bill of Rights in the current Parliament.

      UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hanham on 14 September (WA 73), whether Ken Fraser was the delegate from the Northern Ireland Executive on the United...

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