Written answers

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

  • Scotland

    • Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what contracts his Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information his Department holds on the location of such companies.

    • Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on design in respect of (a) logos, (b) buildings, (c) advertising, (d) stationery and (e) campaigns in the last year...

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what applications for judicial review have been made against his Department (a) in the last Parliament and (b) since May 2010; whether each such...

      Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received on the status of Scotland within the EU should Scotland become an independent state.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what contracts his Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information his Department holds on the location of such...

    • Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on design in respect of (a) logos, (b) buildings, (c) advertising, (d) stationery and (e) campaigns in the...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the level of entrepreneurism in the cultural sector; and what steps he is taking to...

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (1) what steps he is taking to increase the number of purpose-built buildings and studios for the creative industries in...

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on music education of reductions in the budget of Arts Council England.

      Cultural Quarter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he is taking steps to support the Cultural Quarter at (a) Birmingham, (b) Eastside, (c) Southampton, (d) Doncaster,...

      Culture: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the level of access to cultural education providers in each region; and what assessment he has...

      Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what applications for judicial review have been made against his Department (a) in the last Parliament and (b) since May 2010;...

      Michael Hintze

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport pursuant to his answer of 9 November 2011, Official Report, columns 318-19W, on Adam Werritty, what the nature was of the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what (1) steps his Department plans to take to support the tourist industry in central London during proposed road closures...

      Sports: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what funding his Department provides for independent sports clubs running programmes for children.

      Theatres: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many people in each region volunteered in (a) theatres, (b) museums, (c) art galleries and (d) national heritage sites in...

  • Attorney-General

    • Data Protection

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps the Law Officers Departments are taking to prevent the online dissemination of information relating to ongoing court cases.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament Week: Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to the public purse was of running Parliament week in November 2011.

    • Data Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what measures are in place to help prevent the unauthorised monitoring of telephone...

      Data Security

      To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what measures are in place to help prevent unauthorised monitoring of e-mails and...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he expects to complete his inquiries and respond to the letters of 4 December and 8 December 2010 from the hon. Member for Bassetlaw.

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers: Manpower

      To ask the Prime Minister how many unpaid special advisers and policy advisers work in each Government Department; and what the name is of each such adviser.

  • Education

    • Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what intervention mechanisms are available to him should (a) an academy and (b) a free school be found by the regulator to be offering a sub-standard...

    • Care to Learn Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will guarantee that the budget for the Care to Learn programme will not be reduced over the next spending period regardless of the results of his...

      Care to Learn Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will guarantee that the payments to people from the Care to Learn programme will not be reduced as a result of his Department's consultation on...

      Care to Learn Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many people aged (a) 19 and (b) 20 years receive funding through the Care to Learn scheme by (i) constituency and (ii) local authority area.

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education by what date he expects the recommendations of Professor Munro's Review of Child Protection to be fully implemented.

      Children’s Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children attended Sure Start centres in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral, (c) the north-west region, (d) England and (e) the UK in...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the title of each research paper, study and other source of evidence drawn on by his Department in reaching the decision to end the...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will publish the outcome of the consideration he gave under section 9 of the Academies Act 2010 to the impact of establishing the free schools...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many free schools are expected to be open by (a) 2012 and (b) 2015; (2) how many free schools are operational; and how many plan to open in...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2011, Official Report, column 81W, on free schools: West London, when he expects to publish the funding agreement...

      Free Schools: West London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any payment of grant has been made to the West London free school.

      Life Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to take any steps to promote Drinkaware's In:tuition life skills programme.

      Life Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to take any steps to promote Drinkaware's In:tuition life skills programme.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) whether he plans to require local authorities to give consideration to the use of a space for other community services when considering closing...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons funding for the pupil premium has doubled for 2011-12.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether any of the funding allocated for the pupil premium was not taken up in 2010-11.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to publish the revised School Admissions and School Admission Appeals Codes.

      Schools: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to address changes in the number of (a) primary school students from 2010 and (b) secondary school students from 2016.

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate has he made of the proportion of (a) all maintained schools and (b) maintained schools built or refurbished since 2006 which are open...

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consideration he has given to the recommendation contained in the Browne report on higher education funding published in October 2010 that every...

      Students: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has assessed the 2011-12 local authority transport plans for 16 to 18 year olds; and what (a) affordable and (b) accessible...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the participation rate for the teachers' pension scheme was for each pay band in each year from 2006 to 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Balkans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to visit (a) Serbia, (b) Macedonia and (c) Bosnia.

    • Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) political advisers in his Department have met representatives of (i) Bell Pottinger...

      British Nationals Abroad: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens were arrested in each other EU member state in each of the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.

      British Nationals Abroad: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the treatment of British nationals seized aboard the MV Saoirse and the Canadian vessel...

      British Nationals Abroad: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals were (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted for each type of offence in each non-EU member state in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department has provided to support the voter registration process in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on a review of the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many electoral observers from the UK (a) will be present in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the forthcoming...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on measures to prevent violent street protests surrounding the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on (a) DRC's electoral...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is providing to British nationals affected by the recent political unrest in the Democratic...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the recent political unrest in...

      European Union: Legislative Competence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department are working on the Government's examination of the balance of existing European Union...

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the future protection of the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on preventing further endangerment of Israeli officials in Egypt following...

      Kosovo: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the administration of the border between Serbia and Kosovo independently by EULEX.

      Kosovo: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the administration of the border crossings between Serbia and Kosovo at Jarinje and Brnjak by Albania; and...

      Kosovo: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the UK is making to the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on relations with Israel following terrorist attacks in southern Israel.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on relations with Egypt following terrorist attacks in southern Israel.

      Middle East: Reconciliation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had meetings with groups working to promote reconciliation in Israel and Palestine since May 2010.

      North Korea: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against humanity in North Korea.

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to raise violations of human rights by the Government of North Korea (a) in prison camps and...

      North Korea: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the (a) size, (b) extent of use and (c) conditions of prison camps in North Korea.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of his Department are stationed in South Sudan.

      South Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to visit South Sudan.

      Stephen Crouch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates Mr Stephen Crouch has visited his Department since April 2010.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Adam Werritty

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

      Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates he has met representatives of (a) Bell Pottinger Group and (b) its subsidiaries; and what was discussed.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what methodology his Department used to cost the proposal to freeze council tax for 2012-13; and whether the funding for this...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff are employed on consultancy contracts in his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contracts his Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information his Department holds on the...

      Freedom of Information Requests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in respect of how many responses to requests for information received by his Department under the Freedom of Information Act...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many mobile telephones and BlackBerrys were provided to staff in his Department between June 2007 and May 2010; and what the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts his Department has awarded directly to (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in each month...

      Procurement

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

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what volunteering (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have undertaken as part of the One Day Challenge; what the...

      Written Questions

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

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the Gateway Review final report on FireControl.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many net additional dwellings were created in England in each year between 1990-91 and 2000-01 inclusive; and how many and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses were built in Ashfield constituency between 2005 and 2011; and what proportion of such houses were affordable...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what economic impact assessment his Department has carried out on the effect of proposed changes to the Local Government Pension...

      Local Government: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress he has made on implementing the coalition agreement to give residents the power to instigate local...

      MoveUK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated gross cost was to the taxpayer of the collapse of the MoveUK housing exchange scheme that replaced the HOMES...

      Organised Crime: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Minister in his Department is a member of the inter-ministerial group dealing with gang culture; and on what dates they...

      Parish Councils: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the merits of extending to parish councils the exemption on business rates on...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the amount of land that is available with planning permission for (a) employment and...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether updated local plans have primacy when determining planning applications.

      Rates and Rating: Ealing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cash value was of the (a) domestic rate and (b) non-domestic rate expressed as pence in the pound in the London borough...

      Smoke Alarms: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many FireAngel ST-620 smoke alarms have been supplied through the FireBuy scheme to each Fire and Rescue Service (FRS); over...

      Tenants: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many tenants of (a) Cross Keys Homes, (b) Accent Nene Housing, (c) Minster Housing and (d) Axiom Housing are in (i)...

      Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total amount of funding given by his Department to the voluntary sector was in each of the last 15 years.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Sharia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with financial institutions on the provision of Sharia compliant bank accounts, savings accounts and mortgages; and what...

    • Design Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts his Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information his Department holds on the location of such companies.

      Design Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on design in respect of (a) logos, (b) buildings, (c) advertising, (d) stationery and (e) campaigns in the last year for...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will implement the provisions of the draft EU regulations relating to 2014-20 EU Structural Fund to ensure the inclusion of transition regions in the...

      Green Economy Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings of the Green Economy Council he has attended.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax-planning schemes were disclosed to HM Revenue and Customs in the year preceding the announcement of the 50 per cent. rate of income tax on 22...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 4 October 2011 regarding Mr M. Cowen.

      Public Sector: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of public sector workers who work part time; and what proportion of such workers are women.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public sector workers who worked (a) part-time and (b) full-time received a salary of less than £15,000 per annum in the latest period for...

      Tax Allowances: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses have claimed enhanced capital allowances for (a) energy-saving plant and machinery, (b) water conservation plant and machinery and (c)...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will produce a valuation of the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to maintain low value consignment relief for genuinely indigenous businesses in the Channel Islands; and if he will make a...

      VAT: Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost of import relief for gifts (non-commercial consignments) sent from outside the EU.

      VAT: Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the increase in receipts to the Exchequer if his planned changes to low value consignment relief included all...

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effect of the recent increase in VAT on (a) household spending, (b) levels of household disposable income and (c) consumer confidence.

  • Wales

    • Adam Werritty

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

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps her Department has taken to combat anti-Semitism since July 2010; and if she will make a statement.

      Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) political advisers in her Department have met representatives of (i) Bell Pottinger Group or (ii) each of its...

      Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment she has made of the communications needs of her Department since May 2010.

      Creative Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps she is taking to increase access to finance by small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative industries in Wales.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects her Department has undertaken since May 2010; and what the cost of each such project has been.

      Official Hospitality

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

      Ministerial Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department has spent on ministerial (a) photoshoots and (b) videos since May 2010.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on how many occasions a request for a meeting by an hon. Member of each political party was refused by (a) a Minister in her Department directly and (b)...

      Security Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people were in possession of a security pass for her main Departmental headquarters, including multi-site headquarters and not including staff or...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much her Department has spent on training for Ministers since May 2010; and what the purpose was of such training.

      Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (1) meetings she has had with (a) the CBI and (b) the TUC since her appointment; (2) times she has met representatives of (a) the Countryside...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with Ministers in the Department for Transport on High Speed 2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the economic implications of the HS2 line for Wales.

      Industry: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many jobs have been (a) created and (b) lost in each industrial sector in Wales since May 2010.

      Third Sector

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

      Youth Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Education on establishing Youth Parliament members for constituencies in Wales.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to assist middle income families with the costs of child care.

    • Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Social Fund crisis loans were paid in each Jobcentre Plus budget area in each region in each of the last 12 months.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Social Fund crisis loans were (a) granted and (b) refused to (i) individuals registered as disabled, (ii) individuals over the pension...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for a (a) second, (b) third and (c) fourth or more crisis loan were (i) granted and (ii) declined in the last 12-month...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was to repay a Social Fund crisis loan in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Government continue to provide benefits to meet the interest payments on a loan which had been taken out by a person now on...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place a copy of his Department's efficiency savings plan in the Library.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to the Motability Finance rules removing the four week discretionary extension...

      Disability: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what discussions he has had with Motability on ensuring that a disabled person's personal assistant, who does not live within five miles...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department will offer support to voluntary sector groups involved in delivering the Work programme who have not yet received any...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the written statement of 10 June 2011, Official Report, columns 50-52WS, on Work programme launch, how many voluntary sector...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many voluntary sector providers were involved in delivering the Work programme on the most recent date for which figures are...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many funeral payments were paid in each Jobcentre Plus budget area in each region in each of the last 12 months.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many defaults there were on the repayment of funeral payments from the deceased’s estate in each of the last 12 months.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of claimants in receipt of housing benefit who are living in a property with an estimated market value...

      Housing Benefit: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects of his proposed changes to housing benefit on people aged between 25 and 35 years living in sparsely...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of pension credit (a) are below the state pension retirement age and (b) wish to work.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken was for the Pensions Regulator to begin reviewing a case in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to increase efficiency at the Pensions Regulator.

      Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will set out the number of women whose pension arrangements will now be affected by legislative changes, broken down by constituency.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce the level of benefit underpayments; and what consideration he has given to setting a target for such activity.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library all Jobcentre Plus guidance relating to sanctioning benefits, issued in 2011.

      State Retirement Pensions: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of a UK state pension are resident in (a) an EU member state, (b) the US, (c) Canada, (d) Australia, (e) New...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how a contrived tenancy will be (a) identified and (b) dealt with under his proposals for a universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the budget allocated to implementation of universal credit he proposes will be spent in the current financial year; and for what...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) she, (b) any Ministers and (c) officials of her Department have met (i) Mr Michael Hintze, (ii) Mr Tony...

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) she, (b) officials of her Department and (c) special advisers in her Department have met Mr Adam Werritty on...

      Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if her Department will undertake periodic reviews on the effects on wages of agricultural workers of the closure of the...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities have submitted an expression of interest in her Department’s pilot on biodiversity offsetting.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she plans to take to assess the effectiveness of biodiversity offsetting.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish indicators on the delivery of Biodiversity 2020: A Strategy for England's Wildlife and Ecosystems...

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to protect birds of prey.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to announce the pilot areas for the scientific culling of badgers; and what assessment she has made of the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has held with the Prime Minister on the proposed badger cull using shooting.

      Cats: Electric Shock Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on electronic training aids for cats.

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what grants her Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years.

      Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which circuses were inspected by inspectors and vets appointed by her Department in the last 10 years; and what the (a)...

      Cocklers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps she is taking in respect of the safety of cocklers following recent rescues in the Ribble estuary; (2) what...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to tackle dangerous dogs.

      Travel Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which travel management companies her Department uses for the purchase of airline tickets; (2) what (a) contractual...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff are employed on consultancy contracts in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many officials were (a) directly and (b) otherwise employed by non-departmental public bodies for which her Department is...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether draft answers to parliamentary questions prepared by officials in her Department are cleared by special advisers (a)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost of employing civil servants to undertake procurement for her Department in (a)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many contracts her Department has awarded directly to third sector organisations in each month since May 2010; what the...

      Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many contracts her Department has advertised on the Contracts Finder website in each month since May 2010; what the value...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her Department's research and development budget was in each of the last five years; and what that budget will be for...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many parliamentary questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) written answer on a named day by her Department have...

      Environment Protection: Local Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what data on conservation and biodiversity local authorities are required to submit to her Department under the single data list.

      Fisheries: Ribble Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to address issues arising from cockle-picking on the Ribble estuary.

      Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what penalties may be invoked against horse owners who do not hold equestrian passports; and how many prosecutions for that...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many species are critically endangered in (a) the UK and (b) British overseas territories.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many hectares of land are designated a priority habitat in England.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions she has had with her (a) Spanish, (b) Italian, (c) Polish and (d) French counterparts on likely levels...

      Recycling: Glass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information her Department holds on the (a) cost and (b) efficiency of recycling glass compared to plastic bottles.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of Sites of Special Scientific Interest her Department considers to be in favourable condition; (2)...

      UN Convention: Watercourses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to ratify the 1997 UN convention on the law of the non-navigational uses of international watercourses; and...

  • Defence

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 8 November 2011, Official Report, columns 228-9W, on Adam Werritty, what the nature was of the social events at which the...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel returning from Afghanistan are receiving help with mental health issues due to the trauma of service.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse has been of the provision of mental health care to armed forces personnel returning from Afghanistan.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has (a) amended or (b) cancelled any contracts with British firms as a result of the decision to convert one of the Queen...

      Armed Forces: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of procedures to ensure timely, independent and impartial redress for victims of bullying in the armed services.

      Armed Forces: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost is of service education allowances in 2011-12; and what estimate he has made of the future cost of the allowances.

      Armed Forces: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment his Department has made of the value to (a) parliamentarians and (b) the armed services of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the defence budget was spent on responding to (a) natural disasters, (b) network failures or disruption and (c) criminal activity in...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) original budget, (b) projected final cost, (c) expected time scales for delivery, (d) primary contractor and (e) identity of additional...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) original budget, (b) projected final cost, (c) expected time scales for delivery, (d) primary contractor and (e) identity of additional...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) original budget, (b) projected final cost, (c) expected timescales for delivery, (d) primary contractor and (e) identity of additional...

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on the Scottish Prime Contract in each year since 2003.

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies submitted an expression of interest in the Regional Prime Scotland and Northern Ireland contract.

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the deadline date is for submission of the final tender solutions for the Prime Scotland and Northern Ireland Contract.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on external consultants from 1 May 2010 to 1 November 2011.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish his Department's guidance on employing external consultants.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Security Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of security vetting is required for (a) special advisers and (b) ministerial-appointed policy advisers in his Department; and if he will list...

      Ex-servicemen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funds are available to support community groups assisting former armed services personnel in England and Wales.

      France: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential effect on UK-French defence co-operation of planned reductions to the French defence budget.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what planning has been done in relation to a possible conflict with Iran.

      Malaysia: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, following the announcement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State on 26 October 2011, when he expects those who have been awarded the Pingat Jasa...

      Military Aid: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military equipment has been gifted by the UK to overseas military and security forces in 2011 to date; to which country each was gifted; and what...

      Military Bases: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on (a) defence sites in the UK and (b) sites overseas used by British military forces that (i) are known to have...

      MOD Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the case for amalgamating the MOD police with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next plans to review the use of animals in experiments relating to naval personnel.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Type 23 frigate has been allocated to be Fleet Ready Escort from 1 November 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      War Memorials: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to prevent the desecration of war memorials.

  • International Development

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what proportion of his Department's funding for Burma was spent on assistance to refugees and internally displaced peoples...

    • Central America: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department has given to those affected by the recent tropical depression in Central America.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum claims are outstanding; and from which countries the applicants in those cases came.

    • Asylum: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many asylum seekers have been transferred to another EU member state under the Dublin Regulation in each year since the regulation...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has considered conducting an independent review on the amendment of an individual's criminal records where there is substantial...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff moved to a different post in that agency in the last 12 month period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many airport liaison officers are employed by the UK Border Agency; and what their average annual salary is.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff were based in each overseas country on 1 November 2011.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff there were at each grade in the UK Border Agency on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost has been of the staff reduction scheme at the UK Border Agency over the last 18 months.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency spent on (a) scheduled air flights and (b) charter flights to carry out deportations in each of the last 24 months.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals deported by the UK Border Agency were accompanied by (a) officials and (b) contractors on their removal from the UK in...

      Deportation: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) complaints and (b) claims have been made by (i) males and (ii) females of each nationality in each age group against her...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her speech of 16 December 2010, what progress she has made on her proposal to end the detention of children for...

      Harassment: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what services and support are routinely available to victims of stalking or harassment in England and Wales.

      Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the potential effects of reductions in staff numbers at the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) on...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers her Department employs overseas to screen passengers of inbound flights to the UK at airports (a) in and (b)...

      Immigration: Romania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the migration advisory committee to report on the easing of restrictions on residents of Romania and Bulgaria entering the...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knife crimes were reported in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) the Wirral, (c) the North West region, (d) England and (e) the UK in...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the level of knife crime in the West Midlands.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to respond to the letter of 1 August 2011 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay regarding Mr Frank Tomlin,...

      Police Community Support Officers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department plans to allocate to police community support officers in Wales in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Police: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many buildings used or owned by police forces are scheduled for closure in each of the police authority areas in Wales.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police (a) constables, (b) sergeants and (c) inspectors were employed at each pay band in (i) 2007, (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2011.

      UK Border Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the chief inspector of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) on changes in the UKBA’s budget.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Parliamentary Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what timetable he has set for implementation of his proposed reforms in respect of (a) the House of Lords and (b) creating fewer and more equal-sized...

    • Parliamentary Reform

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent representations he has received on House of Lords reform.

      Voter Registration

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the potential effect on levels of voter registration of not creating a legal offence of failure to return an individual electoral...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to improve the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to improve the completeness and accuracy of the electoral register.

      Devolution

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to take further steps in respect of devolution.

      Succession to the Throne

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had on changes to the law on succession to the throne; and if he will make a statement.

      News International

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what meetings he has had with representatives of News International; and whether the BBC licence fee settlement was discussed at any such meeting.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Hospices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps his Department has taken to reduce the burden of regulation on independent charitable hospices.

    • Charities: Hospices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the regulation of charitable hospices; and whether he has plans to take steps in respect of any duplication in regulation...

      Design Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what contracts his Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information his Department holds on the location of such companies.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office at how many events organised by (a) charities, (b) other civil society groups, (c) businesses and (d) lobbying organisations Ministers and senior...

      European Union

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many ministerial-level meetings have been held in his Department during the Government's examination of the balance of existing European Union...

      European Union

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many members of staff in his Department are working on the Government's examination of the balance of existing European Union competences.

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with Internet and social media service providers on modernising Government services in each month since May 2010; and if he...

      Members’ Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reasons his Department has not updated the list of Ministers' interests since February 2011; and on what date he expects an updated list to be...

      Public Sector: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department plans to offer assistance to the 2011 Carbon Disclosure Project in compiling its latest Public Procurement Report.

      Public Sector: Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether his Department holds information on the number of public sector staff injured in dangerous dog attacks in the course of their duties.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2011, Official Report, column 737W, on voluntary work: young people, how much funding he has allocated to each...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2011, Official Report, column 737W, on voluntary work: young people, how many young people participated in each...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2011, Official Report, column 370W, on voluntary work: young people, how many young people (a) registered an interest...

  • Transport

    • A14: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects all the information signs on the A14 in Suffolk to be brought into use.

    • Aviation: Alcoholic Drinks

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

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the safety of ethanol as an additive to fuel; and what assessment she has made of its effects on engines and...

      Caravans: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to require caravans to have an MOT; and if she will make a statement.

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of road traffic accidents involving cyclists.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the likely effect of a road crossing at Silvertown on traffic volumes at the Dartford crossing.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed increase in tolls at the Dartford crossing on traffic volume using the (a) Blackwall tunnel,...

      Advertising: Job Vacancies

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

      Highways Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff the Highways Agency employs at (a) its London office and (b) each regional office.

      Highways Agency: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of running each regional office of the Highways Agency in each of the last three years.

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to amend the specification of class 1, 2 and 3 invalid vehicles as defined by the Road Traffic Act 1988; and if she will make a...

      Invalid Vehicles: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to bring forward proposals to impose a minimum standard eyesight requirement on users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters;...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the likely cost of the trial of longer semi-trailer heavy goods vehicles in each year of its operation.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the trial of longer semi-trailers for heavy goods vehicles will record the (a) proportion of empty-running vehicles and (b) fuel consumption of...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how (a) accidents and (b) near-misses involving heavy goods vehicles taking part in the longer semi-trailer trial will be recorded.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) road safety groups and (b) other organisations will be consulted on proposals to increase the national speed limit to 80mph on motorways.

      Piracy: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of the threat to UK shipping from piracy off the coast of Brazil.

      Public Transport: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps she plans to take to reduce disruption and delays to (a) bus and (b) train journeys in London during the London 2012 Olympic Games;...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she received notification that the new operator of the Greater Anglia franchise planned to reduce the overall capacity on its services; when the...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the unsuccessful bidders for the Greater Anglia franchise had offered to maintain as a minimum the current level of service provided by...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will decline to sign the franchise agreement with Abellio for the Greater Anglia franchise pending clarification of reports that the company...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on (a) solicitors and (b) consultants on work on the (i) Northern rail, (ii) Southern rail, (iii) London Midland...

      Road Traffic: Marble Arch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) she, (b) her Ministers and (c) officials in her Department have had on road traffic at the Marble Arch interchange with (i)...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency has spent on (a) maintenance of the existing road network, (b) administrative and staff costs and (c) new road projects in...

      Rolling Stock: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2011, Official Report, column 1195W, on Crossrail hire: rolling stock, whether the discussions referred to in the...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) statutory and (b) advisory guidance her Department issues to local authorities on the creation of new 30 mph speed limits.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many letters she has received on funding for civil society organisations within her Department's area of responsibility in each month since 1 June...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department is taking to monitor transport infrastructure needs in relation to trends in the population to 2050 projected by the Office...

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether provision is in place to provide access to concessionary travel schemes for people who are unable to use scheduled public bus services as a...

  • Justice

    • Bail and Accommodation Support Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the operation of the joint working protocol on bail and accommodation support services.

    • Food Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on food procurement in each year from 1997 to 2011.

      Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people his Department employs who are aged over (a) 55 and (b) 65 years.

      Secondary Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) statutory instruments, (b) ministerial orders and (c) other pieces of secondary legislation were issued by his Department in (i) 1990, (ii)...

      Duchy of Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on whether under fee simple provisions the freehold of property in the county of Cornwall would revert to (a) the...

      Harassment: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to require individuals convicted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 to participate in mental health treatment in...

      Harassment: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether court reports by probation staff on people convicted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 include social histories.

      Harassment: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many victims of stalking or harassment were referred to victim liaison units in probation trusts in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) letters and (b) emails he has received on super prisons in the last 12 months; (2) what recent discussions he has on the building of...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were remanded in custody in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average cost per hour of attendance at a benefits appeal tribunal of (a) the chair of the tribunal, (b) a medically...

      Social Security Benefits: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average waiting time is for appeals to the Tribunal Service for cases relating to (a) incapacity benefit, (b) employment and support allowance...

      Stalking: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether victim personal statements are routinely made available to probation staff completing court reports where the alleged perpetrator was involved in...

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his estimate is of the number of people likely to be beneficiaries at any level under a retrospective compensation scheme for victims of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Bell Pottinger Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what dates he has met representatives of (a) Bell Pottinger Group and (b) its subsidiaries; and what was discussed.

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to identify alternative carbon capture and storage projects since the withdrawal of the Longannet...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on establishing carbon capture and storage demonstration projects for combined cycle gas turbine power stations.

      Carbon Sequestration: Longannet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the future of carbon capture and storage since the withdrawal of the...

      Freedom of Information Requests

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

      Freedom of Information Requests

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

      Freedom of Information Requests

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

      Departmental Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what applications for judicial review have been made against his Department (a) in the last Parliament and (b) since May 2010; whether...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what policies are covered by the control framework for his Department's levy-funded spending.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the spending cap is for each policy covered by the control framework for his Department's levy-funded spending.

      Capabilities Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many full-time equivalent staff work on the energy workstream of the Capabilities programme; and what the staffing level was in...

      Capabilities Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who the lead Minister in his Department is for the energy workstream of the Capabilities programme.

      Capabilities Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the budget was for the energy workstream of the Capabilities Programme in each year since 2005; and what the budget will be during...

      Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the renewal of energy infrastructure; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy: Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps his Department has taken to assist people living in mobile homes with their fuel bills; and whether he has considered...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate the effect on the average household's gas and electricity bills in 2020 of his Department's policy decisions since...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will estimate how much (a) an average household and (b) all consumers will save in the cost of energy bills as a result of his...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many ministerial-level meetings have been held in his Department during the Government's examination of the balance of existing...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many members of staff in his Department are working on the Government's examination of the balance of existing European Union...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of households were living in fuel poverty in (a) St Helens South and Whiston constituency, (b) Merseyside...

      Gas Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many gas-fired combined-cycle gas turbine plants have been approved by his Department since May 2010; and what the (a) name and (b)...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to publish the National Occupational Standards for Green Deal assessors.

      Liquefied Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to regulate the supply of liquid gas; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his department has made of the risks posed by construction on new nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Hinkley Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable has been set for the construction stages of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point; and what recent assessment he...

      Radioactive Waste: Sweden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contractual commitments exist for the repatriation to the UK of radioactive contamination removed from the contaminated metals...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) turnover, (b) level of employment and (c) level of exports attributable to the renewable energy...

      Renewable Energy: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent jobs in the (a) solar photovoltaic, (b) wind and (c) wave and tidal...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the statement by the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 609, (1)...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the contribution by the Minister of State for Climate Change of 31 October 2011, Official Report, column 609, on...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) solar photovoltaic installations, (b) wind turbines, (c) hydroelectricity, (d) anaerobic digesters and (e) micro combined...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the budget is for the feed-in-tariff scheme for each year from 2010 to 2015.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of (a) the UK, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Staffordshire's electricity needs could be met by solar photovoltaics.

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the level of growth in the solar industry in (a) the last 15 years and (b) since the...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of average installation times for those ordering solar photovoltaic installations (a) nationally and...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effect on employment of a reduction in the feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect the changes in subsidy under the feed-in tariff scheme will have on future investment in the...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the proportion of solar panels installed on domestic houses which were manufactured in (a)...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to support the DeltaStream tidal demonstration project.

      Warm Front Scheme: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in St Helens South and Whiston constituency have received assistance under the Warm Front scheme in each of the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the change in the number of people undertaking apprenticeships in (a) Redcar constituency and (b)...

    • Arms Trade: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of UK arms exports to Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) temporary staff in his Department are working on the (i) Employment Law Review and (ii) review of...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which external consultants are advising his Department on the (a) Employment Law Review and (b) review of Government's workplace...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Transport and (b) Minister for the Cabinet Office on the letting...

      Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects a decision to be taken on export licence application reference number SIE2011/008293 made by Nu Instruments of...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will include an option for the Green Deal to be financed through the Green Investment Bank as part of its...

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what internal approval criteria will be used to assess the value for money of Government financial interventions in the Green...

      Nuclear Suppliers Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many notifications the Government has made of refusal of export licences to the Nuclear Suppliers Group in the last 12 months...

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the Regional Growth Fund (a) has been paid and (b) will be paid to professional services firms to undertake...

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what regulations have been abolished under the Red Tape Challenge.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the contribution of the UK solar industry to gross domestic product.

      Trade Promotion: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the name is of each company whose representative accompanied Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint and the Special Representative for...

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support the domestic (a) train manufacturing industry and its supply chain and (b) onshore...

      Venture Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage angel investors.

  • Health

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of climate change on expenditure under the NHS.

    • Ambulance Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated transfer time is for an emergency patient between Warrington and Chester (a) during the morning rush hour, (b) during the evening rush...

      Blood: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assurances were given to the Cheshire and Merseyside Vascular Review that clinical concerns about a centre based at the Countess of Chester...

      Blood: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) where the two public engagement meetings for the Cheshire and Merseyside Vascular Review were held; what steps were taken to notify members of the...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed NHS reforms on breast cancer screening for disabled women.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the findings in respect of cancer survival rates in the recent paper by Professor Colin Pritchard and Dr Tamas Hickish; and...

      Cancer: Wigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to improve the standard of NHS wigs provided to people undergoing chemotherapy.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total number of care home places was in each local authority area in each of the last 15 years.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were waiting to be discharged from hospital because of a shortage of community care facilities in each local authority area in the latest...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in nursing homes in (a) Kent and (b) England in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in nursing homes in (a) Redditch and (b) England in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) 2010-11.

      Change4Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of the Change4Life scheme is for 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects the national tariff for cystic fibrosis to be implemented; (2) what analysis has been conducted into applying the market forces...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on dementia research in each financial year since 1997-98.

      Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contracts his Department has awarded for design services since May 2010; and what information his Department holds on the location of such companies.

      Design Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on design in respect of (a) logos, (b) buildings, (c) advertising, (d) stationery and (e) campaigns in the last year for...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on food procurement in each year from 1997 to 2011.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to include an indicator to incentivise a pre-diabetic register in the 2012-13 Quality Outcomes Framework. [R]

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisation will be responsible for designing care pathways and shaping local services for disabled children.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ensure that information and support is provided to disabled children and young people and their families on the way in which reforms...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that clinical commissioning groups will meet the needs of disabled children and young people with high-cost and...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of the NHS Commissioning Board establishing a Clinical Network for children with responsibility for developing...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to improve health services for disabled children.

      Doctors: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary is of a junior doctor in (a) the UK and (b) Milton Keynes.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of deaths arising from an overdose of illegal drugs.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many visitors to the UK had more than one unpaid debt to the NHS of £1,000 or more in each of the five years preceding the changes in regulations...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much owed by foreign nationals for NHS treatment was (a) recovered and (b) unrecovered in each of the last five years; (2) what arrangements...

      Heart Diseases: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to increase patient take-up of cardiac rehabilitation among (a) women and (b) black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure equality of access to IVF treatment.

      James Paget Hospital: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days NHS staff at the James Paget University hospital have taken sick leave in each year since 2006.

      Maternity Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much and what proportion of spending by the NHS was on maternity care in each financial year between 1997-98 and 2010-11.

      Medicine: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what stakeholder involvement there will be in establishing the weightings for disease severity, level of unmet need and innovation to be used in any...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has to support the development of step down and community services for people requiring discharge from secure mental...

      Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the system for complaints in Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the level of consideration that should be given to patient access, including access by public transport, in any review of NHS...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of revalidating an individual (a) NHS and (b) non-NHS practitioner in the latest period for which figures are available.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will instruct each part of the NHS to lift any gagging restrictions on (a) present and (b) former NHS staff that (i) have and (ii) have had the...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances a suspended NHS (a) manager, (b) clinician and (c) other employee is prevented from talking with colleagues and former colleagues by...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts have settled an employment tribunal claim before determination with a confidential agreement restricting the release of information on...

      NHS: Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to require NHS Trusts to seek ministerial approval before appealing an adverse employment tribunal decision.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) male and (b) female active members of the NHS Pension Scheme earn up to £15,000 but have a full-time equivalent salary of more...

      NHS: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) male and (b) female victims of sexual abuse aged (i) up to 16, (ii) between 16 and 40 and (iii) over 40 have received NHS treatment arising...

      NHS: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the potential cost to hospitals, surgeries and other NHS buildings that were planning to install photovoltaic solar systems arising...

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what applications for (a) specialised services and (b) orphan and ultra orphan therapies have been received by the Advisory Group for National...

      Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS paramedic posts which have been lost in the last 12 months.

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the future funding of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.

      Smoking: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department plans to spend on campaigns to reduce smoking in cars in the presence of children in each of the next three years.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to maintain the supply of products for the prevention of a transient ischaemic attack which meet National Institute for Health and...

  • House of Lords

    • Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the statement made by the Chief Minister of Anguilla that Anguilla's "biggest dilemma is Britain which is not our friend ... They are...

    • Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their relationship with the Government of Anguilla is deteriorating; and, if so, why.

      Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an armed guard has been employed at the residence of the Governor of Anguilla; and, if so, why.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the effect on the price of the A400M to the Government of the reduction in German orders for the A400M from 53 to 40.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the effect on the export price of the A400M to its sole announced purchaser of the reduction in orders by the Government of Germany.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought any assurance from the Government of Germany that it will make no further reductions in its orders for the A400M.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect that any other members of the A400M consortium will reduce their orders in the light of the decision of the Government of Germany to do so.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are seeking clemency for four men sentenced to death by a military court in Bahrain following recent protests and demonstrations; and whether they...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with what frequency they collect data on the exposure of United Kingdom banks to credit protection instruments.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they, or the Financial Services Authority, have reviewed the likelihood of and made contingency plans for the failure of a central clearing party.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HM Treasury or the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have received a draft of the report by Sir David Walker and Mr Bill Knight into the...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances the granting of United Kingdom residency or citizenship is required to have the recommendation of more than one official of the UK Border Agency.

      Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of the creative industries regarding the Digital Copyright Exchange; what steps they intend to take in...

      Credit Cards: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been lost to the United Kingdom economy as a result of credit card fraud in each year since 1996.

      Employment: Green Jobs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many green jobs have been created since the 2010 General Election, broken down by (a) industry, and (b) region.

      Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why changes to feed-in tariffs will take effect on 12 December when the consultation on the changes concludes on 23 December.

      EU: Financial Assistance to Member States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what they estimate would be the amount lost by United Kingdom banks if they wrote off 50 per cent of Greek debt; (b) whether they will be obliged to write off...

      EU: Sovereign Debt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Financial Services Authority to review the treatment of sovereign debt issued by European Union states as risk-free for capital purposes.

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of cases lodged at the European Court of Human Rights in the past three years were against the United Kingdom Government; and what proportion of...

      Finance: Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they, or the Financial Services Authority, intend to establish controls on the setting of minimum initial collateral requirements for derivative trades...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are supporting the efforts of Egypt to restore comprehensive ceasefires in and around Gaza.

      Gift Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Gift Aid scheme to ensure that amateur sports clubs receive the same benefits as zoos and museums.

      Gilts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to introduce index-linked gilts based upon the consumer price index.

      Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner on why rough sleeping is not permitted outside the entrance to New...

      Housing: Tenancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to deal with landlords who at the end of tenancy agreements retain initial deposits without providing sufficient reason or valid invoices.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any estimate of the number of people arrested in Iran for offences related to election protests.

      Iran: Telecommunications Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there is no export embargo on United Kingdom manufactured software and equipment which has been used to track down protestors and democracy activists in Iran.

      Iran: Telecommunications Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the alleged use of intercepts by mobile telephone monitoring devices manufactured in the United Kingdom in the interrogation and...

      Iran: Telecommunications Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to permit Creativity Software to continue providing British-made intercept software and equipment to Irancell; what has been sold under licence...

      Iran: Telecommunications Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether British-made telephone intercept equipment is being used for unlawful purposes in Iran, and what action they are taking...

      Irish Language and Ulster Scots Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether following the Belfast agreement of 1998 and the St Andrews agreement the Irish language and the Ulster Scots language are expected to be treated with...

      Land Mass: Territorial Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the Earth's land mass is not recognised by them as being part of a state or country.

      Malaysia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK Border Agency consider that discussions with the Government of Malaysia about the situation of Malaysian holders of British Overseas Citizenship...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 26 April (WA 79-80), how many registered national insurance numbers were live in the last financial year, as...

      National Savings and Investments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on local communities of National Savings and Investments products no longer being sold through post offices.

      National Savings and Investments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to re-introduce inflation-protected products into the range offered to savers by National Savings and Investments.

      NHS: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what have been, since May 2010, the 10 most expensive external consultancies procured by the Department of Health; what was the remit of each consultancy; what...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 3 October (WA 131-2), how the key points of the terms and conditions of the new chief commissioner of...

      Northern Ireland: Recognition Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they expect to give in recognition payments to (a) former part-time Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers, and (b) former full-time officers in the Royal Ulster...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue to provide aid, either directly or indirectly, to countries that are developing or have nuclear weapons.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 27 October (WA 186) concerning the provision of international aid, whether the answer to the question is...

      Parliament Square

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal steps have to be completed before the removal of tents and other prohibited items from Parliament Square under the provisions of Section 145 of the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Nick Clegg, receives a pension from the European Commission; and, if so, what is the annual amount of that pension, and...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Hill of Oareford on 31 October (WA 222), what are public sector contribution rates for Universities Superannuation Scheme...

      Planning: National Planning Policy Framework

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many responses were received to the consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

      Planning: National Planning Policy Framework

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a revised National Planning Policy Framework can be implemented without further legislation; and, if so, which legislative provisions enable this.

      Second World War: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by which countries the United Kingdom is owed funds and to which countries the United Kingdom owes funds as yet unsettled as a result of the Second World War.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they propose to take to increase the security and safety of British commercial vessels operating off the coast of Somalia.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many British subjects are at present held captive by Somali pirate groups, and (b) what degree of co-operation the United Kingdom Government has sought...

      Sport: Community Amateur Sports Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the community amateur sports club scheme to apply to recreational activities which are not included on Sport England's list of...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the approximate date on which they expect the airport on St Helena to be opened.

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote investment in St Helena following the opening of the airport.

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the staff of the UK Border Agency, and at what level, are subject to positive vetting; and whether such vetting includes a full check on any...

      UNESCO: Membership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they abstained from the vote on full membership of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for Palestine; and what...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies have been assigned to non-European Union nationals in each of the past 12 months.

      Young People: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action is being pursued to reduce or eliminate the adverse effects for involvement in crime of truancy, school exclusion, low educational attainment and...

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