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Written answers

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he, (b) any Ministers and (c) officials of his Department have met (i) Mr Michael Hintze, (ii) Mr Tony Buckingham,...

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) special advisers in his Department have met Mr Adam Werritty on official...

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that women and women's organisations in Afghanistan are included in (a) discussions at the Bonn...

      Algeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Algeria on the prohibition of any Christian activity from taking place...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Government intends to publish its new strategy for the British Overseas Territories.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times his Department sought legal advice from external counsel in (a) 2007, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) the first six...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times his Department's legal section provided legal advice to Ministers in (a) 2007, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) the...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department were working in its legal section in June 2011; and how many staff were working in the...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has lost any (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other IT equipment since May...

      Departmental Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) statutory instruments, (b) Ministerial orders and (c) other pieces of secondary legislation were issued by his...

      Departmental Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether draft answers to parliamentary questions prepared by officials in his Department are cleared by special advisers (a)...

      European Union: Legislative Competence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings Ministers in his Department have held as part of the Government's examination of the balance of the EU's...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the student campaign in Iran entitled Can you solve this? regarding the denial of...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent information he has received on denial of education in Iran to individuals and groups other than members of the...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent information he has received of members of the Baha'i faith in Iran being prevented from studying; and if he will...

      Liam Fox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on meetings between the right hon. Member for North Somerset, when Secretary of State for...

      Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings (a) he and (b) ministerial colleagues in his Department held with backbench hon. Members who are members of...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 October 2011, Official Report, column 534W, on prisoners, whether he has recently (a) raised...

      Office of UK Permanent Representative to EU: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals were working (a) in UKREP in each of the last 20 years and (b) on the latest date for which figures are...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which occasions the British ambassador to Sri Lanka or his senior staff have met hon. Members in Sri Lanka in each month...

      Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it remains his policy that the implementation of the proposals in the Strategic Defence and Security Review will not...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the views of the general public in Yemen on the proposed Gulf Co-operation Council agreement on a...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the response of the general public in Yemen to UN Security Council Resolution 2014.

  • Wales

    • Adam Werrity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether (a) she, (b) her Ministers and (c) officials of her Department have met (i) Mr Michael Hintze, (ii) Mr Tony Buckingham, (iii) Mr Michael Davis,...

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in her Department received a pay rise other than by promotion in the last two years; and what the average increase was in each such year.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in her Department received a bonus in each year since 2007.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what level of security vetting is required for the post of (a) head of communications, (b) deputy head of communications and (c) head of press office...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of licence applications under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were (a) granted and (b) rejected in...

    • Animal Experiments: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what effect the transposition of European directive 2010/63/EU will have on the extent of legislative restrictions on the use of (a)...

      Animal Experiments: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Articles 4 and 13 of European directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation, whether it is her policy to require (a) an...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas companies, designated as breeding and supply establishments to supply non-human primates to the UK for the purposes of...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas companies, designated as breeding and supply establishments to supply primates to the UK for the purposes of scientific...

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of anti-Semitic attacks during Jewish high holy days in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011; and if she will make...

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to protect the Jewish community from anti-Semitic attacks; and if she will make a statement. [R]

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy asylum cases have been settled in Ashton-under-Lyne constituency in each year since March 2007; how many such cases have...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what equality impact assessment has been carried out in respect of the reforms proposed as part of the Asylum Improvement Project; and if she...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on measures to improve gender sensitivity in the asylum process; and if she will make a statement.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are employed by the UK Border Agency's Case Assurance and Audit Unit to deal with casework.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have (a) applied for and (b) been granted the Right to Work after 12 months in each of the last five years.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants her Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to facilitate co-operation between police forces in the event that they are called to deal with widespread...

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the level of crime in rural areas.

      Criminal Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what fee she proposes will be payable for individual subscriptions to her planned online criminal records system.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2011, Official Report, columns 957-8W, on departmental procurement, how many contracts involved the...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 her Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of how many responses to requests for information received by her Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the reason...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Minister in her Department is responsible for determining whether exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should apply to...

      Departmental Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department pays for private medical insurance for its officials; and what the cost of such payments was in the last year for...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has lost any (a) computers, (b) mobile phones, (c) BlackBerrys and (d) other IT equipment since May 2010; and if she...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Deportation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions control and restraint has been used on children as part of the enforced removal process in each of the last five years.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the report by the Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency entitled, A thematic inspection of how the UK Border Agency...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the length of time required to process the legacy visa applications by the UK Border Agency.

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in her Department were working in its legal section in June 2011; and how many staff were working in the legal departments...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she is taking to put in place a right to provide for public sector workers to take over the running of services; and if she...

      Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy that in cases of public disorder, police forces deploy water cannon before baton rounds are deployed.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria will be used to determine which of the UK Border Agency hubs will be closed in order to meet the target reduction from 70 to 25...

      UK Border Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding will be available to the UK Border Agency's regional divisions of (a) London and the South East, (b) the Midlands and the East...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there have been in the number of staff employed by the UK Border Agency in (a) London and the south-east, (b) midlands and the...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria are being used to implement job reductions in the UK Border Agency.

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency officers were employed in each of the agency's regions in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2010 and (d) 2011.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Welsh Grand Committee: Wrexham

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the total cost was of holding the Welsh Grand Committee in Wrexham including...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding was allocated to the devolved Administration in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales under the provisions of the Dormant Bank...

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Minister in his Department is responsible for determining whether exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should apply to responses to...

      Growing Places Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the announcement by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury of 18 September 2011, where the funding for the Growing Places Fund will come from.

      HM Revenue and Customs: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests to HM Revenue and Customs from (a) the police, (b) trading standards authorities and (c) the Serious Fraud Office for disclosure of...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects on director behaviour in the event that fewer actions are taken by insolvency practitioners as a...

      Pay: Software

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which providers of payroll software his Department has met to discuss upgrading their products to supply real time PAYE information.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has completed (a) repaying overpaid tax and (b) collecting underpaid tax as a result of miscalculations of tax liability by HM...

      Population: Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the additional cost to the public purse of providing public infrastructure to accommodate future population growth.

      Taxation: Amusement Arcades

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will meet representatives of the British Amusement Catering Trades Association to discuss (a) taxation and (b) the future of the amusements industry.

      VAT: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect of a reduction in VAT on building repair and maintenance work on (a) economic growth, (b) levels of...

      VAT: Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations his Department has received on reducing the rate of VAT for hotels in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Eligibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how his proposal that families will need to work 24 hours a week in order to claim tax credits from April 2012 will be implemented; and if he will make a...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Eligibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of families affected by his proposal to increase the hours threshold for tax credit entitlement to 24 hours a...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the blood alcohol limit for pilots is.

    • Aviation: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what matters were discussed at the recent meeting of European Aviation Safety Agency's Advisory Group of National Authorities on 25 to 26 October 2011;...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with airport operators on the extension of the trial of the swabbing of religious and cultural headgear to all...

      Aviation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she plans to meet officials from the US (a) Federal Aviation Administration and (b) Department of Transportation.

      Buses: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to review regulations in respect of safety inspections under Section 19 of the Transport Act 1985.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the use of trixi safety mirrors on the number of road accidents involving cyclists in...

      Electric Vehicles: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport where vehicle charging points will be located in central Bedfordshire; and when they will be installed.

      Invalid Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what analysis her Department has made of the number of accidents caused by mobility scooters in each of the last five years.

      Metals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of replacing cable stolen from each rail franchise in each of the last five years.

      Ports: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reports she has received on statements made by the leader of Liverpool city council prior to the announcement of the outcome of the public...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her assessment is of progress in implementing the Government's plans to upgrade Britain's rail network; and if she will make a statement.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential effect on female part-time workers of future increases in rail fares.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate her Department has made of the level of rail franchise revenues in each of the next 10 years.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate her Department has made of the annual number of rail freight tonne kilometres for each of the next 10 years.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her estimate was at the time of the comprehensive spending review of the amount of money paid by train operating companies to the Government in...

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether Network Rail is required to notify her Department prior to the commencement of engineering works; (2) whether she has issued guidance to...

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to improve the ability of maritime rescue services to deal with the increasing size of ships operating in UK waters.

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many requests for special road traffic sign authorisations her Department has received in each of the last 10 years; and what the annual cost has...

      Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average age is of ships on the UK Ships Register; and what steps her Department plans to take to achieve the Marine and Coastguard Agency...

      Shipping: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress her Department has made on amending legislation to give the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) more powers to refuse to accept ships on...

  • Attorney-General

    • Convictions: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he is taking to improve the rate of conviction of those involved in failure to comply with health and safety requirements at work.

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney-General (1) how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the Law Officers' Departments have received in each month since May 2010; how many responses given in...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Olympic Games 2012: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has had any discussions with the British Olympic Association on increasing accreditation for local newspapers...

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many free television licences were issued in (a) Coventry South constituency and (b) the area for which Coventry city...

  • Scotland

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) officials of his Department have met (i) Mr Michael Hintze, (ii) Mr Tony Buckingham, (iii) Mr Michael Davis,...

    • Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what grants his Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses...

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which Minister in his Department is responsible for determining whether exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should apply to...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officials in his Department and the bodies for which he is responsible earned more than (a) £65,000, (b) £95,000, (c)...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officials in his Department received a pay rise other than by promotion in the last two years; and what the average increase was in...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officials in his Department received a bonus in each year since 2007.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) statutory instruments, (b) ministerial orders and (c) other pieces of secondary legislation were issued by his Department in (i)...

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on (a) legal advice and (b) instructing counsel in (i) 2007, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv) the first six months...

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of (a) internal and (b) external legal advice commissioned by his Department in the first six months of 2011.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration he has given of the length of the attendance allowance claim form.

    • Carers: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial support is available from his Department for grandparents who are the primary carers of their grandchildren; whether any further...

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were employed by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the total monetary value of outstanding child maintenance payments (a) due to resident parents and (b)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on the methods used to calculate child maintenance payments to be paid by non-resident parents.

      Construction: Jarrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of businesses in the construction industry in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assets with a value of £250,000 or more his Department has bought since May 2010; for what purpose; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses given...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many responses to requests for information received by his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the reason of...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Minister in his Department is responsible for determining whether exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should apply to...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of (a) internal and (b) external legal advice commissioned by his Department in the first six months of 2011.

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on (a) legal advice and (b) instructing counsel in (i) 2007, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv) the first six months...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials were (a) directly and (b) otherwise employed by non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible (i)...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of changing from use of the term customer to the term client in guidance and documentation issued by his...

      Disability Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the cost was to the public purse of severe disablement allowance payments due to a main disabling condition of chronic pain in each...

      Driving: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost per individual is of providing specially adapted motor vehicles for disabled drivers.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2011, Official Report, columns 426-7W, on the employment and support allowance, how much arising from...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed people have become self-employed through the use of enterprise clubs since April 2011.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much his Department has spent on the Supporting Youth Employment scheme to date; (2) how many people have secured employment under...

      Employment: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has considered increasing the capacity of the directgov online jobs search to handle more users.

      Employment: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons users of the directgov online jobs search cannot search beyond a 15 mile radius of the user under the category all jobs; and...

      Employment: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unique users visited the Directgov online jobs search page in each of the last 36 months for which figures are available.

      Employment: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many simultaneous unique users the Directgov online jobs search system is capable of handling.

      Employment: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unique users he expects to visit the Directgov online jobs search in the next year.

      Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the number of letters sent to incapacity benefit claimants informing them that their reassessment was...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of those in receipt of income support who have never been in (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment.

      Income Support: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely number of lone parents claiming income support in each of the next three years.

      Pay: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations his Department has received on the restoration of the link between salaries and pensions.

      Personal Independence Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 October 2011, Official Report, columns 12-13, on personal independence payments, what criteria his Department will...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to encourage people to take up their benefit entitlement.

      State Retirement Pensions: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people drawing a state pension are carers.

      State Retirement Pensions: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of uprating (a) the state pension and (b) benefits at a consumer prices index level of (i) 2.5...

      Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made on the potential effect of child and working age poverty of his proposal to increase the hours...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions further to his Department's impact assessment on universal credit, how many people were simultaneously working more than 30 hours per week,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions further to his Department's impact assessment on universal credit, how many people will be affected by the removal of the rule that allows an...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions further to his Department's impact assessment on universal credit, how many couples at the latest date for which figures are available...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people aged between (a) 60 and 65, (b) 65 and 70 and (c) 70 and 80 years in (i) England, (ii) Dudley...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations his Department has received on increasing the age range within which people are eligible for winter fuel payments.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has instructed Work programme providers not to publish performance information.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data he plans to publish on the number of (a) referrals to and (b) job outcomes for Tier 1 and Tier 2 subcontractors under the Work...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which private sector organisations have signed a contract with his Department for delivery of the Work Programme.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which voluntary and third sector organisations signed Work Programme contracts; and if he will make a statement.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) each ethnic group and (b) of each client type have been referred to the Work programme's prime contractors in each...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been paid in attachment fees in each Work programme contract area in the last 12 months.

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely number of clients in each Work Programme prime contracting area in the next (a) six and (b) 12 months.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Integration Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when his Department plans to publish its integration strategy.

    • Affordable Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many people have been assisted by the home ownership for people with long-term disabilities scheme in each of the last...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has contracts with organisations that specialise in (a) public relations, (b) strategic communications,...

      Housing: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many homes designed specifically for blind or visually impaired people have been (a) built or (b) adapted in each of...

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the impact of the reduction of the Empty Property Rates threshold on the growth of new business centres.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any Ministers in her Department have met (a) Mr Adam Werritty, (b) representatives of Atlantic Bridge and (c)...

    • Agriculture: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the possible effect of the abolition of the (a) Agricultural Wages Board and (b) agricultural...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 October 2011, Official Report, column 1405W, on wildlife: circuses, if she will publish any...

      Animal Welfare: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 October 2011, Official Report, columns 381-2W, on zoo: licensing, for what reasons circus...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether her Department plans to introduce registration and licensing for camelids.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries, 26 October 2011,...

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what responses her Department has received to its consultation on the designation of town and village greens; and if she will...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average cost to her Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what level of security vetting is required for the post of (a) head of communications, (b) deputy head of...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what level of security vetting is required for (a) special advisers and (b) ministerial-appointed policy advisers in her...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what company or Government service is used to undertake security vetting at (a) counter terrorist check, (b) security check...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were in possession of a security pass for her main Departmental headquarters, including multi-site...

      E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in her Department use private e-mail accounts for the...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the number of illegal cocklers working in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c)...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will assess the potential effects of the closure of the Western Waters scallops fishery on jobs related to the...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress was made on increasing the quota allocation for fish species at the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries...

      Fisheries: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding her Department has allocated to the (a) collection and (b) analysis of data on UK fish stocks in each of the...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to announce plans to take forward the statement of principles for flood insurance after it concludes in 2013.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of fuel prices on food prices in (a) each of the last five years and (b) the next...

      Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has commissioned on reducing the loss of phosphorus into watercourses and the sea; and if she...

      Phosphate-Based Fertilizers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking with the agriculture sector with the cost of phosphate-based fertilizers.

  • Defence

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish emails between Mr Adam Werritty and special advisers in his Department pertaining to official business.

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions he has had meetings with Mr Adam Werritty in an official capacity when civil servants were not present; and whether any other...

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many entry passes to his Department were issued to Adam Werritty since the end of April 2010.

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2011, Official Report, columns 30-31W, on Adam Werritty, whether Lord Astor of Hever informed his Department...

      Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2011, Official Report, columns 30-31W, on Adam Werritty, whether Lord Astor of Hever informed his Department of his...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the jetties at (a) Glen Mallen and (b) Crombie will be able to accept the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers for berthing.

      Ammunition: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the total storage capacity for UK munitions is at (a) Crombie, (b) Beith and (c) Glen Douglas.

      Ammunition: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what NATO funding his Department receives for the munitions facilities at (a) Crombie, (b) Beith and (c) Glen Douglas.

      Ammunition: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the UK is the sole user of the munition facilities at (a) Crombie, (b) Beith and (c) Glen Douglas.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have extended their terms of service since 7 May 2010.

      Armed Forces: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to have an estimate of the cost of the forthcoming return of British troops from Germany.

      Armed Forces: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel were issued with notifications of termination of contract in each month since May 2010.

      Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to examine the underlying causes of recent trends in suicide rates among male army recruits aged 16 to 19 years; and...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Blaydon of 21 October 2011, Official Report, column 1167W, on defence equipment, what his Department's...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much and what proportion of the defence budget was allocated to service pay in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions his Department was subject to cyber attacks since May 2010; and what form each such attack took.

      Departmental Meetings

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

      Departmental Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the (a) cost, (b) date of commencement and (c) duration of each private finance initiative contract managed by his Department.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts his Department has awarded for off the shelf systems where no customisation was required since May 2010.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects of Operation Kipion on the UK's international relations; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of flying hours for Operation Ellamy were spent in transit to the operational area for (a) Tornado and (b) Typhoon.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours of air tanker support were required to enable Tornado sorties flown from the UK as part of Operation Ellamy.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) sorties and (b) combat sorties the Royal Air Force participated in as part of Operation Ellamy.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2011, Official Report, column 602W, on military aircraft, whether he has considered mothballing the Sentinel R1...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2011, Official Report, column 993W, on RAF Leuchars, if he will place in the Library a copy of the sustainability...

      RAF Leuchars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the future of the (a) 58 RAF Regiment, (b) 612 Regiment, (c) 71 Engineer Regiment, (d) HQ Dundee and Central Scotland Wing Air...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the number of US personnel stationed at Menwith Hill.

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last held discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on potential long-term procurement options for search and rescue helicopters; and...

      Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his Department's consultation on submarine dismantling, if he will estimate the cost of (a) towing a submarine, (b) towing a barge with...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which areas his Department has assessed as having the highest risk of cost overrun within the programme to replace Trident nuclear submarines.

  • Health

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) special advisers in his Department have met Mr Adam Werritty on official business since May 2010;...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people who exceed the Government's guidelines for weekly alcohol consumption.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in each age group who exceed the Government's guidelines for weekly alcohol consumption.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has sought legal advice on the compatibility of the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol with European law.

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to support people with mobility problems caused by arthritis.

      Back Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to publish a quality standard on lower back pain.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on the provision of digital mammography in NHS screening services.

      Carers: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support and practical assistance the Government provides to carers who are seeking work following the death of the person being cared for.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses given in...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2011, on lost computers and mobile telephones, how many losses or thefts of (a) computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c)...

      Departmental Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library the ministerial diary of the Minister of State for Social Care for October to December 2010.

      Disability: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will create a clinical network for children with defined responsibility for developing care pathways for (a) disabled children and young people (i)...

      Disability: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under his proposed reforms which part of the NHS will be responsible for (a) designing care pathways and (b) shaping local services for (i) disabled...

      Disability: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what function the NHS Commissioning Board will have in respect of national delivery of health services for (a) disabled children and young people (i) with...

      Fats: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the quantity of trans fats consumed in the UK; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce such consumption.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average total payment per GP made to general practices in England was in the last year for which figures are available.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to placing a statutory duty on local authorities to reduce health inequalities.

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the ability of public health policy to reduce healthcare costs for the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements he plans to put in place to ensure that all statutorily regulated health professionals, including osteopaths, will be able to input into...

      Health Protection Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the quality of accountability through the regional structures of the Health Protection Agency; and if he will make a statement.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what analysis his Department has undertaken on any relationship between hepatitis C infection and health and social inequalities.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the current level of Government funding for HIV education and prevention in England.

      HIV Infection: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the number of cases of HIV in London.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) acute and (b) non-acute patients aged 18 years and over were occupying a hospital bed but eligible for discharge by NHS commissioner...

      Hospitals: Eggs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has issued guidelines to hospitals on their buying criteria to ensure eggs produced in conventional cages should not be used in any form.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many urgent NHS operations were cancelled in each month of (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011 to date.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people with a learning disability in England who are being supported (a) exclusively or (b) predominantly...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of adults with a learning disability in England; what steps he is taking to ensure there is sufficient...

      Lighting: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) representations he has received on the recent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health...

      Medical Treatments: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the inability of NHS trusts to recover VAT on medical treatments compared to the ability of dispensing...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the role of osteopathy in reducing workplace sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the participation rate was for the NHS pension schemes in each pay band in each year from 2006 to 2010.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the number of NHS patients who will seek private treatment of the proposals contained in the...

      Older People: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding he allocated to social care for the elderly in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Primary Care Trusts: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much Mid Essex Primary Care Trust received per capita in the latest period for which figures are available; (2) what the average level of per...

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ensure Public Health England is operationally independent of Government.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many single technology appraisals have been published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for (a) malignant melanoma...

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the evidential basis used by his Department to set £23,250 as the proposed means-tested threshold for social care costs.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were (a) wholly and (b) partially state funded for speech and language therapy in 2010; and what estimate he has made of funding...

      St Helens and Whiston NHS Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to make his decision on the funding gap at St Helens and Whiston NHS Hospital Trust.

  • Justice

    • Young Offenders: Drugs and Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of people entering young offender institutions who have drug and alcohol problems.

    • Prison Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to promote work in prisons.

      Anti-corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he last met the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport to discuss corruption in sport as part of his role as the UK's...

      Personal Injury Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reform the use of referral fees by personal injury lawyers.

      Conditional Fee Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of people who used conditional fee agreements in (a) privacy and (b) libel cases in 2010.

      Census: Guernsey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what discussions his Department and the Bailiwick of Guernsey had on the decision not to organise a census of population in Guernsey in 2011; (2)...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what grants his Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years.

      Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of people convicted following the public disorder of August 2011 were children; and what proportion had parents subject to...

      Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the level of civil litigation.

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with faith groups on his proposals for the future of the Office of Chief Coroner.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assets with a value of £250,000 or more his Department has bought since May 2010; for what purpose; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many responses given in each...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in respect of how many responses to requests for information received by his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the reason of (a)...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Minister in his Department is responsible for determining whether exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should apply to responses to...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 31 October 2011, Official Report, columns 391-2W, on departmental lost property, whether he has had discussions on the...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he receives any external funding for (a) his ministerial office and (b) his advisers; and what the (i) source and (ii) amount is of any such funding.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on how many extradition requests to the UK have been refused by a court under Article 8 of the European Convention...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners currently serving indeterminate sentences in England and Wales have received legal aid for proceedings in the family courts relating...

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many times his Department's legal section provided legal advice to Ministers in (a) 2007, (b) 2009, (c) 2010 and (d) the first six months of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 27 September 2011 with regard to Mr Naseer Ahmed Bhatti.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in prison who are (a) citizens of other EU member states and (b) non-EU citizens.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which services (a) the National Offender Management Service and (b) his Department provide to private companies which are managing jails.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total cost to the public purse was of providing translation services to foreign (a) defendants in court cases and (b) offenders in prisons in...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether (a) he, (b) any Ministers and (c) officials of his Department have met (i) Mr Michael Hintze, (ii) Mr Tony Buckingham, (iii) Mr...

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Energy and Climate Change whether (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) special advisers in his Department have met Mr Adam Werritty on official...

      Carbon Emissions: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State for Climate Change to the Public Bill Committee on the Energy Bill [Lords] of 21...

      Combined Heat and Power: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has plans to promote the installation of micro-combined heat and power in (a) residential property and (b) social housing...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications from employees to run services for which his Department is directly responsible he has received since May 2010;...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2011, Official Report, column 1112W, what timetable he has set for the implementation of measures...

      Feed-in Tariffs: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the average cost to homeowners of bringing a property up to level C energy performance certificate rating before...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the installed available generating capacity was of each (a) coal, (b) gas (combined-cycle gas turbine), (c) nuclear, (d) oil and...

      Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure the installation of Smart meters is done in such a way that data on the household will be made secure.

      Oil: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the threat to oil platforms from terrorism or criminal attack; and what steps he is taking...

      Pensioners: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps his Department has taken to lift pensioners out of fuel poverty.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has considered including bioliquids in the Renewable Heat Incentive.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) feed-in tariff and (b) solar installations there were in (i) the UK, (ii) each local authority area and (iii) each...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 6(ii) of his Department's consultation on Comprehensive Review Phase 1 - Tariffs for Solar PV, published on...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 32 of his Department's consultation on Comprehensive Review Phase 1 - Tariffs for Solar PV, published on 31...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the timing of his planned consultation on solar feed-in tariffs on the...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the potential effects of his proposals to alter solar feed-in tariffs rates before the conclusion of the consultation...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reason his consultation on solar feed-in tariffs is six weeks long.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the number of solar PV systems which will have been installed, commissioned and submitted for accreditation to a...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 26WS, on feed-in tariffs, what estimate he...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 26WS, on feed-in tariffs, what impact...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 31 October 2011, Official Report, columns 26-7WS, on feed-in tariffs, what estimate he...

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet Committees: Third Sector

      To ask the Prime Minister which Cabinet Committee is responsible for discussing progress on the Government's Big Society agenda; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) who has applied to be Head of the Civil Service; and when he plans to announce who will take up that appointment; (2) how many hours per week he proposes that the...

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2011, Official Report, column 524W, on Tony Blair, how much is payable in Public Duties Cost Allowance per year; what the rate was in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Big Society Capital

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when he expects the Big Society Bank to make its first loan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which organisations that applied for funding from the Transition Fund were not successful; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many unpaid and expenses-only internships (a) his Department and (b) each public body for which he is responsible employed in the last 12 months for...

      ElcomSoft

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what representations he has received on the work of ElcomSoft and its password breaking programmes; and if he will make a statement.

      Federation of Student Islamic Societies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what correspondence his Department has received from (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) officials in the Home Office on recruitment events organised in...

      Federation of Student Islamic Societies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil service recruitment events have been organised in conjunction with the Federation of Student Islamic Societies since 1 June 2011.

      Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the participation rate for the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme was for each pay band in each year from 2006 to 2010.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with malignant melanoma in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps he is taking to promote the development of social finance; and if he will make a statement.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent annually on funding for organisations supporting (a) women's rights and (b) women's health in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department provides financial support to organisations in Afghanistan which provide assistance to women or girls who have...

      Afghanistan: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Afghanistan on maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan; and if he will make a...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid he plans to provide to Burma in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what level of security vetting is required for the post of (a) head of communications, (b) deputy head of communications and (c) head...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what level of security vetting is required for (a) grade six and seven, or equivalent, press officers and (b) ministerial private...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what company or Government service is used to undertake security vetting at (a) counter terrorist check, (b) security check and (c)...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people were in possession of a security pass for his main departmental headquarters, including multi-site headquarters and not...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many parliamentary questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) written answer on a named day by his Department have remained...

      Developing Countries: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the effects of the recession on (a) developing countries and (b)...

      Developing Countries: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of his Department's country offices will deliver teacher training programmes to contribute to the Government's pledge to train...

      Equatorial Guinea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2011, Official Report, column 145W, on Equatorial Guinea: overseas aid, (1) what form the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what occasions Official Development Assistance funding has been used to fund construction of an airport.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the potential for increased tourism revenues arising from construction of an airport on St Helena.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what value for money assessment he has made of the decision to fund development of an airport on St Helena.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has plans to fund infrastructure projects in British Overseas Territories in addition to the new airport at St Helena.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding has been committed to the new St Helena airport by the private sector.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultation his Department held with local residents on the development of a new airport on St Helena.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of his decision to grant funding for a new airport on St Helena.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of St Helena of his decision to grant funding for a new airport.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he received in advance of his decision to grant funding for the new St Helena airport.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reason the Government's decision to fund an airport at St Helena was made in advance of the publication of the Government's...

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development from what budget within his Department the funding for the new airport on St Helena will come.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects the construction of the airport on St Helena to be completed.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs before reaching his decision on a new airport...

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many bids he received for the design, build and operate contract for the new airport on St Helena.

      St Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the tendering process was for awarding the design, build and operate contract for the new airport on St Helena.

      St Helena: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria he used to determine that funding an airport on St Helena was an appropriate use of Official Development Assistance.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2011, Official Report, column 1099W, on voter registration, what the reason was for the closure of the Electoral...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he has received any requests from international observers to monitor the implementation of his proposed changes to electoral registration legislation.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will consider extending the powers of Scottish and Welsh chief electoral officers to enable then to conduct registration initiatives similar to those...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2011, Official Report, column 1100W, on electoral registration, what assessment he has made of the capacity for the results...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2011, Official Report, columns 1100-1W, on electoral registration, how many prosecutions there were for not completing an...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent progress he has made on establishing a statutory register of lobbyists.

  • Education

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions in an official capacity he has met Mr Adam Werritty since May 2010.

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many adoptive placements broke down in England in each of the last five years.

      Arts: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many (a) art, (b) music, (c) media studies and (d) drama teachers are teaching in each region of England.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many official ministerial papers were recorded as not returned to his Department or otherwise unaccounted for in each month since May 2010; and if...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials in his Department and the bodies for which he is responsible earned more than (a) £65,000, (b) £95,000, (c) £140,000...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what company or Government service is used to undertake security vetting at (a) counter terrorist check, (b) security check and (c) developed vetting...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what mechanisms he has put in place to monitor and evaluate the effect of ending education maintenance allowance on the (a) recruitment, (b) attendance...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of educational maintenance allowance on residents of Birmingham Ladywood constituency aged 16...

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to including first aid in the new national curriculum.

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) on what number of pupils his Department bases its calculation of the funding for each free school in operation; (2) how many pupils are enrolled...

      Free Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 10 October 2011, Official Report, column 208W, when he expects to finalise the budget allocation for free schools for 2011-12.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what his policy is on the future provision of grammar schools; and what plans he has for the future number of grammar schools.

      Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what guidance his Department produces for social workers on the role of grandparents; whether he plans to amend any such guidance; if he will place in...

      Health Education: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the provision in schools of education on food.

      Mathematics: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he plans to take to encourage more pupils to take up mathematics and science subjects.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to his response to the Henley Review of Music Education, when he plans to publish his national plan for music education.

      New Schools Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) if he will assess whether the condition in the grant agreement between his Department and the New Schools Network has been compromised; (2) what...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education with reference to the conclusion of his summit with young people in May 2011 that young people preferred face-to-face professional career guidance, how...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the potential effects of planned changes to teacher pension contributions on the proportion of teachers who opt out of...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what initiatives he plans to introduce to (a) retain talented teachers and (b) encourage high-calibre graduates to enter the teaching profession after...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will bring forward proposals to carry out an independent valuation of the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish a financial valuation of the teachers' pension scheme since the last such valuation in 2004.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average UCAS points score was of people starting (a) a Postgraduate Certificate in Education course, (b) the Graduate Teacher Programme, (c) a...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of people starting (a) a Postgraduate Certificate in Education course, (b) the Graduate Teacher Programme and (c) the Teach First...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with banks and other financial institutions on identity checks needed to take out bank loans.

    • Business: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the recommendations in the British Chamber of Commerce report entitled, Workforce...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what grants his Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years.

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will consider the merits of giving Companies House a duty to investigate companies which (a) persistently file late...

      Company Liquidations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the amount owed to unsecured creditors by firms in liquidation in each of the last three years.

      Company Liquidations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many liquidations which commenced (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15 and (d) 20 years or more ago have not yet been finalised.

      Construction: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people were self-employed in the construction industry in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received in each month since May 2010; how many...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in respect of how many responses to requests for information received by his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which Minister in his Department is responsible for determining whether exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what methodology (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible used to estimate...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to deliver the efficiency gains required by HM Treasury.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what senior representatives of the business sector have been seconded to work in his Department in the last 18 months.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many unpaid and expenses-only internships (a) his Department and (b) each public body for which he is responsible employed in...

      Employment Tribunals: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress his Department has made on reform of employment tribunals; and if he will make a statement.

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects that the liquidation of Farepak will conclude.

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on whether the claims management team for Farepak (in liquidation) have been informed of...

      Hair Dyes: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the safety of para-phenylenediamine in hair dye products.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses (a) were liquidated and (b) went into administration in each month since April 2011.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the merits of amending section 233 of the Insolvency Act to prevent suppliers demanding payments...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to set a cap on the fees charged by insolvency practitioners.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage greater transparency in the insolvency sector.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average time taken to settle an insolvency case was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Insolvency Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the budget for the Insolvency Service has been in each financial year since 2000-01.

      Insolvency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints have been received by the Insolvency Service in respect of insolvency practitioners and administrators in...

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials in his Department were working in its legal section in June 2011; and how many staff were working in the legal...

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on (a) legal advice and (b) instructing counsel in (i) 2007, (ii) 2009, (iii) 2010 and (iv) the...

      Manufactured Goods: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the launch of his Make it in Britain campaign, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what arrangements are in place to ensure regional balance in his Department's expert and adviser groups.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when Stobart Group and Prologic will receive the funding allocated from round one of the Regional Growth Fund.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether any of the recommended bids put forward for the second round of the Regional Growth Fund by the Independent...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on due diligence in respect of bids submitted to the Regional Growth Fund in each region.

      Supermarkets: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made towards the establishment of the Groceries Code Adjudicator; and what proposals he has for the powers...

      Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that the Doha Round talks are completed and (b) secure an agreement on trade for developing...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many full-time equivalent staff are employed on consultancy contracts in the Government Equalities Office; and if she will make a statement.

    • E-mail

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities whether any (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in the Government Equalities Office use private e-mail accounts for the conduct of...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the recommendations made by Richard MacDonald's Task Force on farming regulation have been acted upon; how many are pending; and how many have been...

    • Arab Partnership Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they have, by category, in order to implement the Arab Partnership.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of Royal Air Force Nimrod aircrew serving as at 1 June 2011.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional flying and exercises are being undertaken by the Royal Naval Merlin force now it is responsible for the tasks formerly conducted by the Royal Air...

      Armed Forces: Atomic Test Veterans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to reply to the letter sent by Mr David Whyte to the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Mr Andrew Robathan, concerning nuclear...

      Aviation: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they agree with the objections raised by the Civil Aviation Authority to proposals on flight time limitations made by the European Aviation Safety Agency.

      Aviation: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to accept proposals made by the European Aviation Safety Agency concerning flight time limitations.

      Aviation: Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they agree with the objections made by the British Airline Pilots Association to the proposals from the European Aviation Safety Agency on flight time...

      Banks: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to require banks to reduce the charges they impose on retail customers; and what action they are taking to monitor such charges.

      Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which charities received the largest contributions from the Department for International Development in each of the past five years.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Egypt to ensure that women are able to participate equally in the forthcoming elections and the wider...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to set up registration points in schools, colleges, shopping centres and street markets to encourage young people to join the electoral register.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 31 October (WA 199), whether the reference to "donor customer service" is wording employed by Her Majesty's...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Human Tissue Authority will be consulting regarding payments to encourage blood and organ donation.

      Energy: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the desirability of supporting the building of thorium-fuelled nuclear power stations in preference to uranium-fuelled stations.

      EU: Credit Rating Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the draft proposal by the European Commission to "temporarily prohibit" credit rating agencies from publishing their analyses on a...

      European Union: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Statement by the Prime Minister on 24 October (Official Report, Commons, col. 26-7), what are the fundamental reforms of the European Union which...

      Foreign Affairs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, since the devolution settlements in 1998, there has been any change in the position that foreign affairs have not been devolved.

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 26 October (WA 154), what was the change in the definition of consultancy referred to.

      Health Protection Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether staff transferred from the Health Protection Agency to either local authorities or Public Health England will retain their current NHS terms and conditions.

      Health: Caesarean Sections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the expected increase in caesarean section rates in the United Kingdom that would result from women being given the right to choose...

      Health: Physiotherapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward new measures to encourage best practice in referral to physiotherapy. To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are...

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Indonesia about army and police brutality against members of the Papuan People's Congress on 19 October...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently employed by the Ministry of Defence in Scotland.

      National Savings and Investments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total sum currently deposited with National Savings and Investments; and how much of this has been invested in bonds issued by Governments outside the...

      NHS: Foundation Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what are the hospital trusts that have applied to the Department of Health for additional funding to apply for foundation trust status; (b) what is the amount...

      NHS: Foundation Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospital trusts are forecast to be in (a) historical deficit, and (b) in-year deficit, at the end of the financial year 2011-12; what the total amount of...

      Office of the Chief Coroner

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they reviewed the Ministry of Justice's 2008 impact assessment for the Office of the Chief Coroner; and whether they will place the findings of the review in...

      Office of the Chief Coroner

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislative instruments they intend to enact to realise their plans in relation to the responsibilities of the Chief Coroner.

      Olympus: Gyrus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will examine the circumstances of the acquisition of the United Kingdom company Gyrus by Olympus.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the net cost to public funds of the Virgin Trains franchise in the last full year's accounts.

      Railways: Trans-Pennine Express

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plans for enhancing the trans-Pennine express railway route have given consideration to the needs of passengers using local stations on the route.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is being done to reduce the time taken to process applications for grants from the Regional Growth Fund.

      Research Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 20 October (WA 96), what mechanisms exist to enable scientists to call research councils to account; and what...

      Traffic Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the role and powers of the traffic commissioners in the light of the recent Competition Commission recommendation concerning effective...

      Unemployment: Under 25s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons aged between (a) 16 and 18 years-old, and (b) 18 and 25 years-old were actively seeking work during October 2011.

      West Lothian Question

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 9 February (WA 74) concerning the West Lothian question, when the Commission to consider the matter is likely to...

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